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Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

Artwork on display at the Three Rivers Art Festival.

By Sarah Connor, Senior Staff Writer

July 5, 2019

Three multicolored giraffe statues stand at the center of the Wyndham Lawn in Gateway Center Plaza downtown, covered in sporadically placed patches of pink, turquoise, yellow, purple and green. These giraffes are pieces of an art project called Ocean Sole Africa — one of the many major attractions for the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Pittsburgh music scene: The FYI on DIY

Clara Kent performing at Pitt Tonight on April 2.

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer

June 30, 2019

For those interested in pursuing a career in the music industry, Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to start.

Pittsburgh Record Convention showcases vinyl revival

The Pittsburgh Record Convention at the Sokol Club on Saturday.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Culture Editor

May 15, 2019

More than 30 vendors and hundreds of attendees gathered to buy and sell records, CDs, cassette tapes and other music memorabilia.

Treatment with a tempo: A look at the world of music therapy

Music therapy is the use of music, such as singing, songwriting and playing instruments, to improve the lives of others physically, mentally and socially.

By Mary Rose O’Donnell, Senior Staff Writer

April 21, 2019

Music therapy is the use of music, such as singing, songwriting and playing instruments, to improve the lives of others physically, mentally and socially. We got to chat with some local music therapists for our destressing-themed finals edition.

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

“WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” album cover.

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.

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