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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra performs during the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival on Saturday at Highmark Stadium.

‘It’s ours to spread and to make new’: Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival showcases a harmonious fusion of artists at Highmark Stadium

By Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

As people passed Highmark Stadium on a stroll by the Monongahela River, a soothing and enchanting melody hung in the air –– the unmistakable sound of jazz. The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival...

The Oakland Block Party on Schenley Drive on Friday.

‘It’s up to us to keep it alive’: Oakland Block Party showcases Pitt’s local music scene

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer September 17, 2023

Schenley Drive was alive with local music, art and food for the eight-hour Oakland Block Party on Friday. The schedule consisted of Oakland student bands Mr.Dr, Wild Blue Yonder, Pitter Patter, Trip Lotus,...

Pitt Ballroom Dance Club tangos through WPU for dance bootcamp

Pitt Ballroom Dance Club tangos through WPU for dance bootcamp

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer September 10, 2023

“T-A-N-G-O!” members of the Ballroom Dance Club chanted in rhythm as they steadily danced through the steps of the tango. Latin music, eight-counts and clicking heels echoed throughout the William...

Festivalgoers stand near a food stand at Pittsburghs Soul Food Festival this past weekend in Market Square.

Pittsburgh gets a taste of community with the annual Soul Food Festival

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer September 5, 2023

Between the scrumptious aroma of home-cooked foods and the joyous sounds of local musicians, residents immersed themselves in the overwhelming sense of community that radiated from the Soul Food Festival...

Hermia, left, and Lysander wish each other good night in PSiP’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Westinghouse Park in Homewood Saturday.

The best Pittsburgh events and activities in September

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor September 4, 2023

The new semester is upon us! As you dust off your textbooks and log in to Canvas, don’t forget to take a look around campus, Oakland and everywhere else in Pittsburgh. Take your mind off those assignments...

A street in Shadyside.

Jam On Walnut returns for summer 2023

By Abby Lipold, Staff Writer June 28, 2023
Called “the most anticipated block party of the summer,” Shadyside’s monthly Jam on Walnut outdoor concert series hosts four different bands on four different Saturdays during the summer months. In addition, the event offers food trucks and an opportunity to shop at the local businesses along Walnut Street, and the proceeds go to support local charities such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Animal Friends, Inc.
Phoebe Bridgers of Boygenius sings onstage at Stage AE Tuesday night.

Review | Boygenius captivates audience at Stage AE

By Pamela Smith, Editor-in-Chief June 22, 2023

Whether through hair flips, humor, or long-held harmonies, indie rock group Boygenius knows how to capture and entertain an audience. The trio consisting of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker...

Beaded friendship bracelets worn by Taylor Swift fans outside of Acrisure Stadium before Swift’s performance on June 17.

‘So special’: Taylor Swift fans flock to ‘Swiftsburgh’ by the thousands

By Pamela Smith, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2023

For sophomore nursing major Mallory Moran, Taylor Swift’s arrival in Pittsburgh has been (like Swift herself says in the opening song of The Eras Tour) a long time coming. “I’ve loved her for...

Attendees at the Carnegie Museum of Arts Inside Out: Opening Celebration on Thursday June 15.

‘Camaraderie and joy’: The Carnegie Museum launches its summer ‘Inside Out’ series

By Adrienne Cahillane, Staff Writer June 21, 2023
The Carnegie Museum of Art hosted its ‘Inside Out’ Celebration of the summer, with live music and free admission to the museum on June 15.
Turtle Park band member plays the drums.

Black Lodge to host Oakland Indie Fest in support of those in East Palestine

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer April 21, 2023
Adam Klenovich and Rory Monaghan, co-founders of the Black Lodge in South Oakland, are hosting the first-ever Oakland Indie Festival on Saturday, April 29 at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park from 12 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the East Palestine community.
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