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Local events to enjoy during the spring semester

Local events to enjoy during the spring semester

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor January 25, 2023
Spring semester is in full swing, and winter is well underway, but Pittsburgh is still bustling with plenty of upcoming events. Here is a compilation of arts and entertainment activities to look forward to in February and March.
Alphabet City bookstore on North Avenue in the North Side.

City of Asylum presents ‘Klenicki Meets Monk’ exhibit, concert to address mental health and intergenerational trauma

By Nicholas Simila, Staff Writer January 23, 2023
City of Asylum hosted a concert on Sunday featuring jazz music of the late Thelonious Monk accompanied by the abstract paintings of Norman Klenicki in an exhibit titled “Music, Visual Art, & Mental Health: Klenicki Meets Monk.”
Members of “Music from the 412,” Emily Raad and Ray Mongelli.

New video channel, Music from the 412, highlights local music in Pittsburgh

By Serena Garcia, Senior Staff Writer January 23, 2023
Anthony Lamonde conceptualized the music video station, “Music From the 412” last year and debuted it this past New Year's Eve. Running 24 hours a day, the station spotlights local artists and is accessible via their website or through streaming apps.
Members of SCENE@Pitt operate cameras while working on the interactive music video for “Sweetness.”

Student project ‘Sweetness’ showcases intersection between Pitt arts programs

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer January 20, 2023
The first project of its kind at Pitt, “Sweetness” began as a music video featuring music by Mario Quinn and became something much bigger — a choose-your-own adventure interactive event involving more than 20 people across Pitt arts disciplines.
FRESA at Pitt performs a dance.

How FRESA is turning a passion for Asian dance, pop culture into a Pitt community-builder

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer January 18, 2023
FRESA, or Fresh Entertainment by Student Artists, is a Pitt student-led organization that explores Asian pop culture through dance and song, producing music videos mimicking that of Korean pop, Japanese pop or Chinese pop groups.
5 New Year’s resolutions that are actually attainable

5 New Year’s resolutions that are actually attainable

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor January 8, 2023
New Year’s resolutions are not ways to become a different person, but aspirations we should try to recall throughout the year. As the spring semester kicks off, here are five low-pressure New Year’s resolutions that are all about baby steps.
The best jams to listen to during finals week

The best jams to listen to during finals week

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer December 7, 2022
Piles of last minute homework, cramming for exams and late nights at the library — Pitt’s finals week eerily approaches. Listening to music may help relieve some of that stress, so here is a list of five playlists, albums and songs to listen to during the upcoming week.
Members of the University Gamelan Ensemble perform at Bellefield Hall on Nov. 15.

University Gamelan Ensemble introduces music from underrepresented Sundanese culture

By Aoqin Yan, Staff Writer December 1, 2022
Andrew Weintraub founded the University Gamelan Ensemble in 1997. It plays gamelan music of the Sundanese people, which contains a set of predominantly percussion instruments, including tuned gongs, metal-keyed instruments, drums and more.
Richard S. Galore puts on makeup backstage before Saturday’s Rainbow Alliance Drag Show in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room.

Pitt Rainbow Alliance drag show celebrates LGBTQ+ self-expression, art

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer November 14, 2022
Pitt’s Rainbow Alliance hosted a student drag show in the WPU Assembly Room on Saturday night. The event showcased the talents of both experienced and first-time student drag performers.
Two children dance during Sunday’s Polish Festival in the Cathedral of Learning.

PolishFest 2022 spreads cultural knowledge and awareness on campus

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer November 14, 2022
Upon entering the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room on Sunday, a rich aroma of fried dough and pierogies, as well as the sounds of Lithuanian and Polish folk music, greeted around 150 visitors.
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