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Fun in the Sun: Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off with worry-free whirlwind

Fun in the Sun: Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off with worry-free whirlwind

By Brady Langmann / Staff Writer

June 9, 2015

With a chaotic weekend that included a Taylor Swift concert at Heinz Field, PrideFest and the Three Rivers Arts Festival, there’s plenty that could’ve gone wrong.Thankfully, the Arts Festival’s featured public installation — New York City artist Rudy Shepherd’s “Black Rock Negative Energy Abso...

Pitt a plentiful, collegiate playground

By Jai-W Hayes-Jackson / Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Ready to experience the magic of the Steel City? Pittsburgh has a lot to offer. From PNC Park to the Andy Warhol Museum, the city has something for everyone’s bucket list. Here are the top five things you’ll want to check off before your time is up at Pitt.Catch a show at the Benedum Center Whether...

6 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make at Pitt

By Jai-W Hayes-Jackson / For The Pitt News

May 28, 2015

Your first year at Pitt will bring you late-night pizzas, enough pictures of the Cathedral to fill a photobook and a catalog of opportunities to grow as a person as you navigate the many necessary and unnecessary mistakes that come with leaving the nest.For starters, you’ll bring way more clothing an...

Pitt Arts decorates student life with culture and class

Pitt Arts decorates student life with culture and class

By Chang Zuo / For The Pitt News

May 28, 2015

For Pitt student Stephanie Liang, one of her most memorable experiences at Pitt Arts was watching a 4D play. As an audience member, she and other students got up on stage and  followed the actors of “Tamara” at Quantum Theater while they watched scenes unfold.“It showed me how far people can pu...

To the Point: Three Rivers Arts Festival gives students a taste of the artistic side of Pittsburgh

To the Point: Three Rivers Arts Festival gives students a taste of the artistic side of Pittsburgh

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Next month, Downtown Pittsburgh will transform from a bustling metropolis into a world-class festival and celebration of the arts.Sponsored by Dollar Bank and produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Three Rivers Arts Festival will take place downtown at Point State Park, Gateway Center and in th...

Toro y Moi offered tired, indecisive show at Mr. Smalls

Toro y Moi offered tired, indecisive show at Mr. Smalls

By Chris Estes / For The Pitt News

May 12, 2015

At 11 p.m. on Thursday night, Chaz Bundick, who goes by the stage name Toro y Moi, checked in on his fans, asking them, “How are you guys doing?” Before the cheers were over, he powered through the remaining 30 minutes of his set at Mr. Smalls Theatre.Headliner Toro y Moi and his four-man band p...

Mixed media: Artists rave at museum’s cultural extravaganza

Mixed media: Artists rave at museum’s cultural extravaganza

By Chris Estes / For The Pitt News

May 12, 2015

Guests of the #NOWSEETHIS party at the Carnegie Museum of Art this Saturday had an opportunity to check out local fifth graders’ art projects before breaking it down on a sweaty, chaotic dance floor.The Carnegie Museum of Art, in partnership with VIA — a Pittsburgh group dedicated to showcasing local an...

Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Cherry Bomb’ explodes with current fans

Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Cherry Bomb’ explodes with current fans

By Nick Mullen / For The Pitt News

May 5, 2015

Tyler, The CreatorCherry BombGrade: B- Tyler, The Creator is known for his notorious cockroach snack in the music video for his critically acclaimed debut single “Yonkers” in February 2011. As a member of the eccentric rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, he has shocked, offended and fascinated the mai...

Curren$y cashes in with ‘Pilot Talk III’

Curren$y cashes in with 'Pilot Talk III'

By Nick Mullen / For The Pitt News

April 15, 2015

Curren$yPilot Talk IIIGrade: B Grab a good pair of headphones, because New Orleans rapper Curren$y has returned with his long-awaited third installment of Pilot Talk.The album sees the reunion of Curren$y and producer Ski Beatz, who worked on the first two Pilot Talk albums in 2010 to help launch Curren$y’s career. Beatz...

Ava Luna returns to strange, unexpected roots on ‘Infinite House’

Ava Luna returns to strange, unexpected roots on ‘Infinite House’

By Dan Willis / Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

Ava LunaInfinite HouseGrade: AAva Luna has planted itself at the fruitful intersection of two of 2015’s least trendy influences: punk and soul. Okay, yes — punk is popular, but Ava Luna has no interest in the joy-dividing melancholy or post-confessionalist evisceration that have defined its contemporary genr...

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