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European staycation: Choral groups grappling after cancelled performance tours

The University of Pittsburgh Women’s Choral Ensemble performs at the Sounds of Pitt Homecoming Concert in Heinz Memorial Chapel in 2018.

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Women’s Choral Ensemble is one of three Pitt choral groups that have cancelled plans to perform in Europe this spring and summer due to COVID-19

Sex, drugs and R&B: The Weeknd recreates earlier sounds with ’80s-inspired ‘After Hours’

“After Hours” album cover.

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor

March 24, 2020

“After Hours” has more hits than misses, with something for everyone and every mood, sliding effortlessly between upbeat and slower emotional tracks.

Pitt Program Council announces Rico Nasty, Young M.A as Bigelow Bash headliners

Students gather in front of the stage at the 2018 Bigelow Bash.

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

February 28, 2020

Pitt Program Council announced the 2020 Bigelow Bash spring concert will feature rappers Rico Nasty and Young M.A as the headlining performers. 

The Pitt News’ sex playlist

The Pitt News’ sex playlist

By The Pitt News Staff

February 13, 2020

Here’s our eclectic picks for the 69 best songs to bone to.

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. 

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