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Pitt professor Nicole Mitchell awarded $50,000 fellowship

Nicole Mitchell, chair of Pitt’s jazz studies program, was awarded a $50,000 USA Fellowship from United States Artists, the Chicago-based independent philanthropic organization announced on Wednesday.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 23, 2020

Nicole Mitchell, chair of Pitt’s jazz studies program, was awarded a $50,000 USA Fellowship from United States Artists

Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with ‘Circles’

A gallery to commemorate the release of Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” was set up in Pittsburgh’s North Side on Friday and Saturday.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

January 21, 2020

The opening lyrics to Pittsburgh native Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” left me feeling eerie and somber.

Circles: Till Infinity – The Celebration of Mac Miller’s Posthumous Album

January 20, 2020

Over the weekend, hundreds of fans came to a pop-up in the North Side to celebrate the release of Mac Miller's posthumous album, 'Circles'. See what some had to say about how his music impacted their lives.

Mac Miller album to be released posthumously

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

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

January 9, 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

The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble combined Taiwanese folk music, Radiohead and contemporary a cappella at its performance at Heinz Chapel on Sunday.

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

January 7, 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

Hozier released his second studio album “Wasteland, Baby!” in 2019.

By The Pitt News Staff

January 6, 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 9, 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

The Heinz Chapel Choir, which consists of 46 students, performed its holiday concert “To Make Music in the Heart” on Tuesday evening.

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

California native and rapper Tyler, The Creator performed at Stage AE on Tuesday night.

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

September 26, 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

Cole Boillat poses with his plant, Jonathan.

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.

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