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Mac Miller album to be released posthumously

Mac Miller album to be released posthumously

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 8, 2020

The family of late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller announced that an album Miller was “well into the process of recording” at the time of his death in September of 2018 will be released on Jan. 17.

Slippery Rock University percussion ensemble rocks Heinz Chapel

Slippery Rock University percussion ensemble rocks Heinz Chapel

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

On the surface, Taiwanese folk music, Radiohead and contemporary a cappella represent three vastly different and conflicting styles of music. The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble would beg to differ.

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2019

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2019

By The Pitt News Staff

January 5, 2020

Some of the biggest artists in the world released new albums in 2019. From pop sensation Ariana Grande to hip-hop supergroup BROCKHAMPTON, 2019 was a huge year for great music. Read our staff’s picks for the best albums of the year. 

The Pitt News Fall Finals Playlist 2019

The Pitt News Fall Finals Playlist 2019

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

December 8, 2019

Every person with a 4.0 GPA and two majors will tell you that the key to a great study sesh is a great playlist.

Heralding the holidays with the Heinz Chapel Choir

Heralding the holidays with the Heinz Chapel Choir

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

December 5, 2019

The Heinz Chapel Choir performed their holiday concert “To Make Music in the Heart” Tuesday evening in Heinz Memorial Chapel, the third of six performances in their annual holiday concert series.

Tyler, the Creator brings “Igor” to Stage AE

Tyler, the Creator brings “Igor” to Stage AE

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Who else could induce such berserk reactions other than California native and rapper, Tyler, The Creator? Tyler set out for his world tour on Sept. 2 in Minneapolis, with this latest stop being Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Music to my ears: Pitt grads make noise in the music industry

Music to my ears: Pitt grads make noise in the music industry

By Emma Maurice, Senior Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Fewer than three months after graduating from Pitt, Cole Boillat packed everything up, got in his car and drove across the country to his new home in Los Angeles — all in the pursuit of producing music.

A Pittsburgh kid’s tribute to Mac Miller

A Pittsburgh kid’s tribute to Mac Miller

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

My friends and I spent our free time bonding over our love of Mac's music. We rode our bikes while listening to “Knock Knock,” played basketball at the local playground with “Smile Back” and hung out on the front porch cracking jokes and making weekend plans to “Senior Skip Day.” His songs about being a kid in Pittsburgh were fun and relatable, and they made me feel free from the responsibilities and woes of growing up.

Nicole Mitchell: an inside look at the new director of Jazz Studies

Nicole Mitchell: an inside look at the new director of Jazz Studies

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer

August 23, 2019

Nicole Mitchell, an internationally acclaimed jazz flutist, composer and educator, was named the University of Pittsburgh’s William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies in January.

Calling all audiophiles: Pittsburgh’s best record stores

Calling all audiophiles: Pittsburgh’s best record stores

By Melanie Pantano, Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

Any Pittsburghers who’ve fallen under the spell of the “vinyl revival” have a plethora of places to choose from that sell both new and used records, catering to customers seeking a legendary grail record or just their favorite album.

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