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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.

Chamber trio serenades Heinz Chapel

Lydia Miller plays the violin in Heinz Chapel as one-third of the Miller-Kufchak-DeBruyn Trio.

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Heinz Chapel kicked off the spring semester with some help from three talented musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

Actor Austin Scott (center) takes the titular role of Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton.

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

January 6, 2019

The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.

Travis Scott at PPG Paints: Out of this world

Rapper Travis Scott performed songs from his new album “Astroworld” during a concert in Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena on Sunday.

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Travis Scott fans were lifted out of this world at his show Sunday night at PPG Paints. The show was part of his 2018 tour for his new album "Astroworld."

Bhangra in the Burgh kicks up the beat

Eight competitive teams and five exhibition teams performed at Bhangra in the Burgh in Soldiers and Sailors Saturday night.

By Maya Best, For The Pitt News

November 20, 2018

The auditorium at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hall was filled with an energy on Saturday as part of the 2018 Bhangra in the Burgh dance competition.

Polish Fest brings food and fellowship to Oakland

Lajkoniki dancers from Holy Family Catholic Church perform traditional Polish dances during Polishfest in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room Sunday.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

November 13, 2018

At the annual Polish Fest on Nov. 11 in the Cathedral of Learning, guests could indulge in food, music and even fortune-telling.

Crowds withstand cold for Stronger Than Hate Concert featuring Kesha

All proceeds from the Stronger than Hate concert featuring Kesha benefited the Jewish Federation’s Our Victims of Terror Fund.

By Prachi Patel, Senior Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

The outdoor Stronger Than Hate concert on Saturday night was put together by the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit LGBTQ+ organization.

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