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Mac Miller: More than a musician

Malcolm James McCormick, professionally known as Mac Miller, performed at Coachella in Indio, Calif., in April 2017.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 11, 2018

After the shocking death of the Pittsburgh-native rap artist, members of the community speak of the icon with words of love and admiration.

Pittsburgh-native rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Pittsburgh native rapper Mac Miller performed at Splash! Festival in Germany last year.

By The Pitt News Staff

September 7, 2018

The rapper died of an apparent drug overdose, according to a report from TMZ. He was 26 years old and about to go on tour.

Troye Sivan ‘Blooms’ with release of second studio album

Troye Sivan performed at Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride in June. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Ted Eytan)

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

September 6, 2018

Troye Sivan excites critics and his massive fan base with his new album titled "Bloom."

Pitt Program Council gets pumped up for Fall Fest

Then 20-year-old rapper Desiigner crowd surfed during his concert at Pitt Program Council’s annual Fall Fest in September 2017.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

After the Pitt Program Council put on a hit show last fall featuring iconic rappers Desiigner and Amine, PPC staff and students look forward to another fun Fall Fest.

WPTS Radio starts school year with rockin’ showcase

Punk band Sleeping Witch and Saturn perform at WPTS’s Local Music Showcase on William Pitt Union lawn Thursday night. (Photo by Ben Hoover/courtesy of WPTS Radio)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 27, 2018

WPTS Radio invited Pitt students to dance and sing on the evening of Aug. 23 to celebrate the station's annual Local Music Showcase.

Get funky this fall with concerts in Pittsburgh

Rap artist G-Eazy will play at Wild Things Park in Washington County Aug. 29 as a stop on his Endless Summer tour. (Photo via Flickr by San Francisco Foghorn)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

The exciting shows coming to Pittsburgh this fall range from rap to pop to 70s rock, leaving little room to disappoint fans of most genres of music.

Arctic Monkeys’ Pittsburgh performance fired up the Pete

The Arctic Monkeys performed at the Petersen Events Center July 31. (Photo courtesy of Abbie Tesfay)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

The indie rock band excited fans of all ages at their performance on Pitt's campus in late July.

Pitt Band preps for 2018 performances

Pitt’s band practiced at Pitt Bradford’s campus last year in preparation for the upcoming football season. (Photo courtesy of Harry Bloomberg)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

As the fall semester kicks into full swing, the 2018 football season will do the same. Along with football season comes the crowd-pleasing performances from Pitt Band.

6th annual Deutschtown Music Festival takes over North Side

Colonel Eagleburger's Highstepping Goodtime Band stops the crowd with their high energy performance.

By Darren Campuzano and Sarah Connor

July 18, 2018

Pittsburgh’s annual Deutschtown Music Festival began Friday the 13th this year — but the fear of bad luck didn’t stop thousands of Pittsburghers from indulging in the tastes and sounds of the City’s largest summer rock-fest. Instead of throwing salt over their shoulders, spectators were t...

Art, music, pets and vets: SouthSide Works Exposed

Pittsburgh-based children’s band Kelsey Friday & the Rest of the Week performed a variety of covers and original songs, including The Beatles’ “Blackbird,” at SouthSide Works Exposed on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Shahum Ajmal and Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot | TPN Staff

July 11, 2018

As the City of Pittsburgh wound down from Fourth of July celebrations and stormy weather, the South Side neighborhood prepared for the 14th annual SouthSide Works Exposed arts festival from July 6 to 8. The event was sponsored by City Vets PGH, a new urgent care veterinary practice in the South S...

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