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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.

Review: Courtney Barnett brings second album to Stage AE

Courtney Barnett strums her signature red guitar during her show at Stage AE on Oct. 19.

By Darren Campuzano, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Courtney Barnett is an indie rock artist from Australia — and she is rapidly rising into the rock scene. Barnett stopped at Stage AE on Friday.

Student musicians and vocalists celebrate homecoming week with Sounds of Pitt concert

The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the PalPITTations and the Women’s Choral Ensemble performed at the Pitt Alumni Association at Heinz Memorial Chapel Tuesday evening.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Heinz Chapel hosted three different musical groups from Pitt Tuesday night, all ready to celebrate the festive homecoming week.

Brockhampton regroups in new album ‘iridescence’

 Brockhampton’s fourth album, “iridescence,” was released Sept. 21. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

In the band’s fourth effort released on Sept 21, Brockhampton matures — openly addressing the hip-hop group's recent controversy.

Music majors look forward to harmonious futures

Senior music composition and economics major Jonathan Heller performs with the percussion section of Pitt Band outside Heinz Field.

By Emma Maurice, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

Oftentimes, the only way most students can balance employment and pursue their love of music is to double majors. At Pitt, study related areas with music.

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