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A Pitt student drums during the Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble’s concert in Bellefield Hall on Friday.

Pitt African Dance and Music Ensemble brings Bellefield auditorium to life

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
The Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble held a concert last Friday to commemorate the hardwork and dedication of student performers enrolled in PAMDE director Yamoussa Camara’s course, African Drumming Ensemble.
Flo Milli performs at Bigelow Bash on Schenley Drive on Sunday.

Bigelow Bash returns in person after three years, with headliner Flo Milli

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer April 10, 2022
Hundreds of students crowded on Bigelow Boulevard in anticipation for Bigelow Bash’s headline act. Flo Milli sprinted onstage and the entire audience jumped with hands up in the air.
Performers play the cello during the Cello for Charity event at Bellefield Hall on Monday night.

Benefit concert raises money for arts education

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer April 5, 2022
Alicia Loui, a junior biology major, was the main organizer and star performer of the Cello for Charity concert on Monday in Bellefield Hall, an event created to support inequalities in music and arts for low-income communities.
Student indie pop band Quiet Hours pose for a picture in South Oakland.

Student indie pop band Quiet Hours named ‘Best Band’

By Grace Hemcher, Staff Writer March 22, 2022
If you're part of the underground music scene on campus, you may have heard of Quiet Hours, a six-member indie pop band that performs weekly shows at music venues around Oakland and the greater Pittsburgh area.
Cheese, wine and bread in Paris.

Staff picks: TPN’s Wine and Dine Playlist

By The Pitt News Staff February 23, 2022
There is more than one way to say “I love you” or “Let’s take this to the bedroom,” and these can all be conveyed through the mode of song — and a good bottle of wine. Listen to “Wine and Dine” playlist here:
Angel Maxine at a “Lets Talk Africa” lecture series event last Thursday.

Ghanaian musician Angel Maxine discusses musical activism, LGBTQ+ advocacy

By Renee Dubaich, For The Pitt News February 14, 2022
Despite the rising threat of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Ghana, Angel Maxine, known as Ghana’s first transgender musician, is remaining defiant and using her music as a form of activism.
Adele performs in Nashville in 2016.

Staff Picks: Best Breakup Albums

By The Pitt News Staff February 9, 2022
Ah, l’amour. You can’t escape it, especially this time of year with Feb. 14 on the horizon. So if you want to bask in your aloneness this Valentine’s weekend, how about indulging yourself in a karaoke session with all the best breakup albums.
Robin D. G. Kelley, top left, Michael Heller and Irene Monteverde at Thursday’s Musician’s Rights Symposium organized by Pitt’s Jazz Studies program.

Musician’s rights symposium discusses Erroll Garner, NFTs

By Renee Dubaich, For The Pitt News January 28, 2022
Michael Heller, a professor and jazz historian, said one of Pittsburgh’s greatest legacies in the jazz scene is the work of pianist Erroll Garner. Heller even said it isn’t uncommon to go to shows and meet people who were around when Garner was alive.
Saxophone players in Pitt’s student Jazz Ensemble during their Monday night performance.

Student Jazz Ensemble swings into Jazz Seminar week

By Patrick Swain, For The Pitt News January 26, 2022
After months of practice online, the Pitt Jazz Ensemble is kicking off Jazz Seminar week with its first performance of the semester.
Orrin Evans, one of the featured musicians during Pitt’s 51st annual jazz seminar and concert running from Jan. 24 to 29.

Pitt to host 51st annual jazz seminar honoring Pittsburgh pianist Erroll Garner

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer January 25, 2022
Orrin Evans can’t remember a time when he wasn’t making music on the piano. The Philadelphia-based professional jazz pianist said if someone is meant to be a musician, the career chooses them.
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