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Artisan Pittsburgh welcomes fans for Jeff Goldblum Day 2018

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Writer
July 18, 2018

Jeff Goldblum is nothing short of a Pittsburgh legend. Die-hard fans of the Homestead native got together on Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of the actor.

6th annual Deutschtown Music Festival takes over North Side
Future Tenant features feminist art in new exhibit
Art, music, pets and vets: SouthSide Works Exposed
Jimmy Wopo: The man behind the music

By Hannah Schneider | Contributing Editor
June 27, 2018

Local rapper Travon Smart — known by his stage name, Jimmy Wopo — was fatally shot last Monday afternoon at the age of 21. The shooting took place in the Middle Hill neighborhood — the very neighborhood...

Girls who rock: Ladyfest 2018

By Sarah Connor | Culture Editor
June 20, 2018

A Google search for “rock bands” yields a long list of well-known results — Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Guns N’ Roses are the first bands listed. The search results show other examples...

Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer
June 20, 2018

Lukas Nelson, 29, was born with a predisposition — a habit to upstage any other acts on a concert bill. He did it back in September 2017 at Pittsburgh’s edition of Farm Aid as a young standout performer...

Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Mendelssohn Choir sings Bob Dylan

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer
June 17, 2018

Bob Dylan once sang “Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm / Come in...I’ll give you shelter from the storm?” But on June 5, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh gave the crowd...

Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Mavis Staples

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer
June 13, 2018

Any Pittsburgh native raised on trips to the Three Rivers Arts Festival can attest that the exhibition of diverse artists and musicians is always accompanied by thick rainfall. Festival season in the...

Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off downtown

By Zachary Donovan | Staff Writer | June 6, 2018

The City of Pittsburgh’s North Side was filled with the sound of country music and the sight of about 25 tons of trash this past weekend as the Kenny Chesney concert took over Heinz Field and the surrounding parking lots for tailgates. But across the river from the hard-partying country fans, a different crowd was celebrating music, arts and food. This annual celebration, the Three Rivers Arts...

Lawrenceville Art Crawl leaves visitors in awe

By Jon Kunitsky | For The Pitt News | May 30, 2018

Betsy Lewis, Emmy Brown and Emily Richards walked down Butler Street amid sun-showers and humidity Saturday afternoon. As rising juniors at Pitt majoring in microbiology, neuroscience and physics, respectively, they ventured out of Oakland to admire local art displayed along the sidewalks of Lawrenceville during the neighborhood’s first art crawl. “We’ve come to see some art, some music,...

Duolingo debuts ‘Something Like Home’ documentary

By Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer | June 27, 2018

Pittsburgh-based education software company Duolingo is most popular for teaching foreign languages to millions of people worldwide through its phone app and online learning program. But the company’s newest marketing project goes beyond the screen and travels into the real world to share the personal stories of Duolingo users overseas. The project — a film called “Something Like Home”...

The Incredibles return without skipping a beat

By Grey McGettigan | For The Pitt News | June 20, 2018

After Disney-Pixar introduced international audiences to “The Incredibles” — a family of five superheroes struggling to live a super mundane life — the project’s creative linchpin, Brad Bird, kept busy. Blockbusters “Ratatouille” and “Tomorrowland” demanded most of his time, but the writer and director intermittently assembled pieces for the ’60s-inspired superhero sequel during...

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