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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.

A Pittsburgh kid’s tribute to Mac Miller

A memorial for Pittsburgh musician Mac Miller at Blue Slide Park in September 2018.

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

My friends and I spent our free time bonding over our love of Mac's music. We rode our bikes while listening to “Knock Knock,” played basketball at the local playground with “Smile Back” and hung out on the front porch cracking jokes and making weekend plans to “Senior Skip Day.” His songs about being a kid in Pittsburgh were fun and relatable, and they made me feel free from the responsibilities and woes of growing up.

Nicole Mitchell: an inside look at the new director of Jazz Studies

Nicole Mitchell, an internationally acclaimed jazz flutist, composer and educator, was named to the director of Pitt’s Jazz Studies in January.

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer

August 23, 2019

Nicole Mitchell, an internationally acclaimed jazz flutist, composer and educator, was named the University of Pittsburgh’s William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies in January.

Calling all audiophiles: Pittsburgh’s best record stores

Records on display at Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill.

By Melanie Pantano, Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

Any Pittsburghers who’ve fallen under the spell of the “vinyl revival” have a plethora of places to choose from that sell both new and used records, catering to customers seeking a legendary grail record or just their favorite album.

Fall events you ‘autumn’ check out

Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne will perform at the Roxian Theater in McKees Rocks on Oct. 8.

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer

August 19, 2019

From hitting up music festivals to attending sporting events, there are many ways for returning students to entertain themselves in the bustling City of Pittsburgh. With fall just around the corner, it’s best to keep in mind any upcoming opportunities to attend concerts, fall festivals and other celebrations that come with the change of the weather. 

Staff Picks: Summer soundtracks

“Cuz I Love You” album cover.

By The Pitt News Staff

July 16, 2019

It’s about halfway through the summer and your perfectly curated summer playlist may be getting a bit overplayed, or you may just have heard Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” a few too many times and are looking for something new to listen to.

Thorgy Thor takes over the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Thorgy Thor and the “Thorchestra” performed at Heinz Hall on June 27.

By Elizabeth Martinson, Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

Synesthesia is a neurological trait that causes people to experience one stimulus in multiple ways — for example, someone sees specific colors upon hearing a specific sound. Thorgy Thor, a Brooklyn-based drag queen, doesn’t have synesthesia, but she did incorporate a pseudo-experiment based around it as part of her Pittsburgh show.

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