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Pitt Program Council announced that Lauv, an American pop artist, will headline this year’s Fall Fest. Students can attend Fall Fest on Oct. 10 starting at 1 p.m. on Schenley Drive. Pictured is the 2018 Bigelow Bash, the former name of Fall Fest.

Pitt Program Council announces Lauv as Fall Fest headliner

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor September 21, 2021
Fall Fest is returning in person this year, and after a year and a half of virtual events, students can finally get the full on-campus concert experience — dancing in a crowd with friends and listening to some blasting bass from this year’s headliner, Lauv.
Victoria Bistarkey, a former alto saxophone section leader who graduated last May, was responsible for maintaining a positive environment during her section’s Zoom rehearsals last year. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Pitt.

Pitt band prepares to celebrate alumni in homecoming performance

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer September 21, 2021
Pitt band members spent most of last year practicing marching drills in their dorm rooms over Zoom. Although unable to practice in person during their senior year, last year’s graduates can apply their skills on the field one last time this weekend.
“Montero” is the newest album by American rapper and singer-songwriter Lil Nas X.

Review | ‘MONTERO’ is a glorious come-to-form for Lil Nas X

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor September 19, 2021
Culture editor Diana Velasquez argues that Lil Nas X’s new album is not just a glorious come-to-form for the pop star, but a history-making album for LGBTQ+ artists in the music industry.
Students attend a concert at Stage AE to see alternative indie band Glass Animals.

Students return to in-person concerts despite pandemic uncertainty

By Darin Fields, For The Pitt News September 19, 2021
As concerts and other live performances have begun to return, one question lingers in the air — is the risk of exposure worth the experience? For Pitt students, there is a common feeling of cautious excitement about the return of concerts.
The Songburghs, a co-ed a cappella group at Pitt.

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” was presented last Friday by Pitt’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, featuring local artists and Pitt faculty showcasing the importance of music throughout the African American community as part of a Juneteenth celebration.

“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.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival returns for in-person activities spanning across the entire Cultural District this year, with art and food vendors at Point State Park.

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 performed a selection of his chart-topping songs, accompanied by a live band and backup dancers, in a Zoom webinar Friday night as part of Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash.

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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, PPC will hold this year’s Bigelow Bash with Jason Derulo via Zoom Friday at 8 p.m. Derulo, a singer, songwriter, dancer and entertainer, is a top artist with more than 12 billion global streams and 190 million singles sales.

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.
Staff Picks: Songs for getting schwasted

Staff Picks: Songs for getting schwasted

By The Pitt News Staff March 24, 2021
These selections are the perfect mix of bangers and slow jams, specially selected for getting schwasted alone or in small groups.
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