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The Stephen Foster Memorial houses two Pitt Stages performance spaces — the Charity Randall Theatre and the Henry Heymann Theatre.

‘Less with less’: Theatre arts department faces uncertainty after budget cut

By Sophie Earwood, For The Pitt News November 4, 2021
As the curtains reopen on Pitt theater productions after no in-person shows for more than a year, the theatre arts department is facing a new challenge — its production budget has been cut significantly.
Gamby Camara, visiting lecturer in the Africana Studies department, gave a lecture on Black art and literature in Posvar Hall on Wednesday.

Camara leads lecture on Black representation behind the camera

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, For The Pitt News November 4, 2021
Gamby Camara, a visiting lecturer in the department of Africana studies, gave a lecture Wednesday about how art and literature have been and continue to be a method for social change.
Mad Mex’s Oakland location, located on Atwood Street, closed on Sunday because of short staff but will reopen next spring.

Oakland Mad Mex to close temporarily due to staff shortages

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor November 4, 2021
Mad Mex's Oakland location had its last night of business on Oct. 31 and will remain closed for business until the spring due to recent staff shortages.
David Cerda’s “The Drag Seed” will run from Friday to Nov. 13 at Charity Randall Theatre as a Pitt Stages mainstage production.

‘The Drag Seed’ brings satire, killer drag queens to the stage

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor November 4, 2021
Pitt Stages’s next main stage production stars an eccentric child named Carson in the play “The Drag Seed,” who spends their days moonlighting as a drag queen.
Caroline Waters (left), Paige Taylor (center) and Abby Morgan (right) are the head editor, web designer and president of Cherry Pitt, a new Pitt literary magazine for undergraduates.

Cherry Pitt Literary Magazine prepares for spring 2022 launch

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer November 2, 2021
Cherry Pitt, a new Pitt literary magazine for undergraduates, meets on Thursday nights in the Cathedral of Learning and anyone is welcome to join. Submissions are exclusive to undergraduate students interested in writing fiction, nonfiction, poetry or visual art.
In partnership with the August Wilson House, the University Library System at Pitt’s Hillman Library is the first stop of an exhibit showcasing new and original artwork created by ten local Pittsburgh artists.

‘Art for August’ traveling art exhibit celebrates playwright’s legacy

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer November 2, 2021
Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson may have passed away in 2005, but the Hill District native left a strong legacy — which the “Art for August” traveling exhibit is helping keep alive.
An ofrenda for Día de los Muertos and Día de los Santos set up by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies in Posvar Hall’s Global Hub on Friday. The ofrenda will stay up until Nov. 3.

CLAS celebrates Día De los Muertos in Global Hub

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2021
Vibrantly colored and intricately designed “papeles picados” swayed in the air above an ornately decorated table — adorned with yellow and orange marigolds, string lights, photos and monarch butterflies in Posvar’s Global Hub on Friday.
As of Sunday, “Squid Game” ranks #3 on Netflix’s Top 10 in the US Today list.

A comprehensive summary of Netflix’s current ‘Top 10’

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor October 31, 2021
Have you been caught in the “Squid Game” craze? Or maybe you’re feeling the “love” from Netflix’s “You.” Netflix’s current “Top 10 in the US” has a lot to offer right now.
Patrick Swain, first-year economics major, plays keyboard at The Cave in Buffalo, New York, in June 2019.

Student musicians find solace in local music scene

By Darin Fields, Staff Writer October 28, 2021
To escape the stresses of school, some student musicians have found peace and creativity in their music, as well as the welcoming Pittsburgh music scene.
Sharif Bey’s exhibit “Sharif Bey — Excavations” at the Carnegie Museum of Art on Oct. 11. The exhibit opened Oct. 2 and runs through March 6, 2022.

Sharif Bey’s artwork featured at Carnegie Museum at Art

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer October 28, 2021
Sharif Bey’s artwork was influenced by where it is now displayed — the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Titled “Sharif Bey — Excavations,” the exhibition opened on Oct. 2 and is part of the museum’s rotating exhibitions.
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