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ATO charity concert rocks Bellefield Hall

First-year Lauren Kaseman performs at Alpha Tau Omega’s annual charity concert.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

ATO hosted Saturday’s concert as its annual philanthropy event, with the $5 admission fee going toward the Children’s Miracle Network and Greenhouses for Everyone.

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

The Pitt Stages cast rehearses on Wednesday evening. Pitt Stages will present “Into the Woods” from today until April 14.

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Get ready for princesses, fairies, and lots of dark woods. The Pitt theatre arts department will perform “Into the Woods” as a mainstage production. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through April 14.

Review: Billie Eilish breaks the internet with debut album


By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Minimalistic bass beats, breathy vocals and moody lyrics carried LA-native Billie Eilish from an internet streaming sensation to No. 96 on the Billboard Hot 100. Released when she was just 15 in 2016, Eilish’s first single “Ocean Eyes” now has 16.2 million streams on SoundCloud alone.

2019 Greek Sing pleases performers, raises funds for Children’s Miracle Network

Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Theta and FIJI’s first-place “The Office” performance at Friday’s “Greek Sing.”

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News

March 26, 2019

Finishing off Pitt’s Greek Week, Greek Sing 2019 brought a large crowd to the field house. The event is held annually as a spirit event for Pitt’s Greek life, but also as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Review: Gary Clark Jr. brought audiences at the Benedum to their feet

Gary Clark Jr. performs during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on the Empire Polo grounds in Indio, California, on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

By Darren Campuzano, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Gary Clark Jr., a 35-year old guitarist, is a musical shapeshifter — and his show at the Benedum Theater March 20 confirmed that confining him to one genre only understates his malleable approach to playing guitar.

Controlled Chaos teaches students to get down on the dance floor

Controlled Chaos members and newcomers to the group dance at Tuesday evening’s “Anyone Can Dance” workshop.

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

March 7, 2019

Controlled Chaos is typically a closed, audition-only dance group.Tuesday evening, they hosted a workshop with PPC titled “Anyone Can Dance.” The class encouraged dancers of all levels to explore the art of hip-hop dancing.

Hozier hits a high note with sophomore album ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

Hozier's new album, “Wasteland, Baby!”

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Irish-born musician Andrew “Hozier” Byrne came into an almost accidental fame when his 2013 single “Take Me to Church” soared to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, following the release of his eponymous first album in 2014.

Dhirana teams from all over the nation compete at Soldiers & Sailors

Natya from UC Berkeley took first place on Friday at Dhirana, the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Indian classical dance competition.

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Crowds gathered in Soldiers & Sailors auditorium on Saturday for the seventh annual Dhirana national Indian classical dance competition as eight collegiate dance teams competed for a $1,000 cash prize and trophy.

Ariana Grande responds to a rough year with ‘thank u, next’

The “thank u, next” album cover.

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

Ariana Grande’s fifth studio album “thank u, next” is arguably the most anticipated one of her career. Coming just six months after the release of her last album, “Sweetener,” “thank u, next” addresses changes and complications in Grande’s life, taking her fans on a tour of her innermost thoughts.

Pitt announces new director of jazz studies program

Renowned flutist Nicole M. Mitchell will fill the role of the vacant jazz studies program director beginning in July.

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News

January 28, 2019

After the unexpected death of Professor Geri Allen, renowned flutist Nicole M. Mitchell will assume the position of Pitt’s director of Jazz Studies in July 2019.

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