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‘Reminiscing Eminence’ pays tribute to Pitt jazz legend Geri Allen

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer
November 9, 2020

Butterflies danced across the screen of the virtual jazz performance, accompanied by colorful bursts of flute and poetic speech in a tribute performance for jazz legend Geri Allen.

‘Jazz Talk’ addresses revolutionary roots of Black music

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor
November 6, 2020

The second episode of “Jazz Talk” was livestreamed on the music department’s YouTube channel Wednesday night as part of the 50th Pitt Jazz Seminar, in honor of former jazz studies directors Nathan Davis and Geri Allen.

Pitt Jazz Seminar features performances, speakers to honor founding figures

By Sona Sharma, For The Pitt News
November 4, 2020

Geri Allen and Nathan Davis are the focus of a series of performances and talks at this year’s 50th anniversary celebration of the annual Pitt Jazz Seminar.

Review: “Don’t keep your distance” from Patti LuPone

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer
October 25, 2020

Given her extensive history performing, it’s no surprise Lupone gave an amazing show with little more than her voice.

Nissim Black discusses Jewish faith, power of music at virtual event

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor
October 23, 2020

Black, a self-identified African American Hasidic Jew, delivered live renditions of his songs and discussed his early experiences in the music industry and his exploration of religion.

WPTS Radio wins national student podcast award

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor | November 13, 2020

Pitt’s student-run radio station announced Tuesday that it received the Best Podcast award in College Broadcasters, Inc.’s National Student Production Awards.

Author Tina Horn discusses representation of sex work in post-apocalyptic fiction

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer | November 11, 2020

Horn said she hopes "SFSX" is one of the many stepping stones that helps other sex workers into the media and film industry, where they can tell their own stories uninhibited.

‘The Revolution They Remember’ highlights voices of China’s Cultural Revolution

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer | November 13, 2020

The almost two-hour documentary, shown over Zoom Thursday and to be released on DVD and online at an unspecified date, is a project of the University Library System's East Asian Library.

Film Pittsburgh Fall Festival wraps four events into one

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor | November 11, 2020

This year’s virtual fall festival encompasses selections from four previously separate festivals.

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