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Carnegie Museum of Art shakes up summer with Inside Out event

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer
July 14, 2021

The Carnegie Museum of Art is not only offering the community their expansive collection of exhibits this summer, but they are now including food trucks, musical performances and easels where guests can explore through art.

Pitt a capella groups reflect on past year, discuss new season

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer
June 28, 2021

A cappella groups aren’t just performance outlets for talented student vocalists. Joining a cappella groups isn’t always competitive, and it is a way to meet other students and create friendships.

“From Swing Low to Strange Fruit” brings African American musical traditions to Juneteenth

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer
June 23, 2021

Pitt’s “From Swing Low to Strange Fruit” event last Friday featured many local artists, including faculty, as a way to showcase the importance of music throughout the African American community as part of a Juneteenth celebration.

Three Rivers Arts Festival brings live music, art and food back to the Cultural District

By Jessica McKenzie, For The Pitt News
June 9, 2021

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has returned with the Three Rivers Arts Festival for both in-person and virtual activity, offering ten days of free art displays and live music.

Jason Derulo headlines first virtual Bigelow Bash

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor
April 12, 2021

Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash didn’t take place on Bigelow Boulevard this year. Instead, Pitt students joined Jason Derulo in the garage of his Los Angeles home.

Jason Derulo to take students dancing at virtual Bigelow Bash

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer
April 5, 2021

Singer, songwriter, dancer and entertainer Jason Derulo is a top artist with more than 12 billion global streams and 190 million singles sales.

CAAPP names poet Xandria Phillips as new creative writing fellow

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer | June 23, 2021

When Xandria Phillips was growing up, they wrote poetry as a way to cope with the ups and downs of being a teenager in rural Ohio. Now they are the newest creative writing fellow at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics from 2021-2023.

Local Pittsburgh artist studio opens on Forbes Avenue

By Jessica McKenzie, For The Pitt News | June 2, 2021

Argyle Studio, a new pop-up artist’s shop in Oakland, came to fruition through the right-and-left-brain mother-daughter duo, Christine and Brigette Bethea. The pair envisioned Oakland’s newest retail space and brought it to life with a grand opening last Thursday.

Staff Picks: Movies made in Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Staff | June 28, 2021

For those who may be unaware, Pittsburgh has a thriving film industry. The City is full of cool and quirky places that filmmakers love using for set locations. There are plenty of iconic film locations in Pittsburgh to visit during your time here.

Review: ‘In the Heights’ is yet another knockout for Lin-Manuel Miranda

By Grace Hemcher, For The Pitt News | June 15, 2021

The diverse character stories, grandiose flash mob style dance scenes and vibrant colors reminiscent of a warm summer night engulf the viewer from the very beginning of the movie.

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