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New musical ’21’ explores life and mystique of Clemente

New musical ’21’ explores life and mystique of Clemente

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer

October 15, 2014


Filed under Culture, Theater

It took Alki Steriopoulos more than 30 years to transform the inspiration from his near-death experience into a full-blown musical. But now that his musical, “21,” is slated to premiere at Pittsburgh Playhouse between Friday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 26, his finished product couldn’t come at a...

Panther Card every Pitt student’s pass to free entertainment

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014


Filed under Art, Culture, Food & Drink, Specials, Specials / Newstudentguide2014

Getting around in a big city can be confusing for a lot of students, especially freshmen who are leaving a small town for the first time. Here’s a piece of advice: Keep your student ID (Panther Card) on you at all times — more so than your newly acquired just-for-college credit card, but try not...

Oakland offers students variety of diverse eating

By Richard Koppenaal / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014


Filed under Culture, Specials, Specials / Newstudentguide2014

Upon arriving in Oakland, the number of places to eat can be a bit overwhelming for a first-time Pitt student. With an enormous dining hall and places such as Chick-fil-A, Burger King and Einstein Bros Bagels all available on a meal plan, newcomers may laugh at the idea of eating anywhere else. However,...

The A&E Staff reviews Pitt’s freshman dorm offerings

The A&E Staff reviews Pitt’s freshman dorm offerings

By The A&E Staff

May 28, 2014


Filed under Culture, Specials, Specials / Newstudentguide2014

The Pitt News A&E staff reviews all of Pitt’s freshman dorms in the style of a movie, album or video game review.  Disclaimer: Since none of our staff lived in or was familiar with Forbes Hall, we were not qualified to weigh in.Litchfield TowersGrade: B+With the recent addition of Nordenberg Hall, the ...

Weekly Rundown: 5/28 – 6/3

By The A&E Staff

May 27, 2014


Filed under Archives

Wednesday, May 28Steel PantherStage AE400 North Shore Drive, North ShoreTime: 7:00 p.m. doorsAdmission: $25 advance / $27 doorsSteel Panther, the farcical heavy metal heavyweights, stop in Pittsburgh to support their latest full-length album, All You Can Eat. Wednesday marks the second trip to Stage AE in as ma...

‘Million Dollar Arm’: Bernstein’s new approach to MLB starmaking

‘Million Dollar Arm’: Bernstein’s new approach to MLB starmaking

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

May 20, 2014


Filed under Archives

Call it the magic of movies — or, more specifically, Disney movies — but it’s not every day that the self-proclaimed “Least Sexy Man in the World” can co-exist in the same body as one of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.”Disney’s latest live-action feature, “Million Dollar Arm,” manage...

Walk-up music a crucial fixture for Pirates players

Walk-up music a crucial fixture for Pirates players

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

May 7, 2014


Filed under Archives

Whenever Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli emerges from the outfield to wrap up a game at PNC Park, no matter what the situation might be, there’s always an element of consistency.Much like Mariano Rivera’s adoption of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” Grilli finds motivation from a steady ...

Unblurred blends art, activism and entertainment

Unblurred blends art, activism and entertainment

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

April 17, 2014


Filed under Archives

Laura Jean McLaughlin’s old bookstore-turned-studio is one of the many local treasures on display during this month’s Unblurred, Garfield’s gallery crawl event.“Today’s his favorite day,” McLaughlin said, referring to her cat who was receiving almost as much attention from visitors as McLaughli...

Dear Kelly – April 10, 2014

By A&E Staff

April 9, 2014


Filed under Archives

Dear Kelly,All of my teachers keep sending me OMET surveys and I don’t know what to do. I tried to ignore the initial emails, but they keep sending reminder emails, too. Even my online class sent one out! My inbox is filling up. Please help!-#OMETprobzDear #OMETprobz,I feel your pain. I, too, have re...

Shabazz Palaces offshoot less avant-garde than it thinks

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

April 9, 2014


Filed under Archives

I’ll admit, I’ve always been skeptical of the Pitchfork media darlings. Give a band that vaunted “Best New Music” label and I’m certain to play contrarian to the Internet’s most respected team of tastemaking contrarians. Perhaps it’s the reactionary in me — the plain and simple fact ...

‘Winter Soldier’ more than just an appetizer for next ‘Avengers’

‘Winter Soldier’ more than just an appetizer for next ‘Avengers’

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

April 7, 2014


Filed under Archives

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"Directed by: Anthony and Joe RussoStarring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony MackieGrade: BWith “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” taking shape, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” does exactly what Marvel needs for its mega-franchise — it provides brawny, if forg...

TPN’s resident beer nerd picks the best spring brews

TPN’s resident beer nerd picks the best spring brews

By Jackson Crowder / Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2014


Filed under Archives

At long last, spring is springing. The lingering traces of winter are (slowly) disappearing and the sun is shining a bit more brightly than it was just a few weeks ago. What does this all mean? New beers to drink, obviously.Spring is a versatile beer season — not so cold that it demands something he...

Cultural Exchange: Conflict Kitchen debuts Afghan menu

Cultural Exchange: Conflict Kitchen debuts Afghan menu

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

April 7, 2014


Filed under Archives

Hints of coriander and roasting lamb fill Schenley Plaza with the scent of Conflict Kitchen’s new Afghan menu. But the hordes of Pitt students and others that line up to the kitchen’s window don’t just receive their boxes of Kabuli Palow, they also get a taste of the intricacies of Afghan culture...

Dear Kelly: BUCN Edition, 4/3

By A&E Staff

April 2, 2014


Filed under Archives

Dear Kelly,It’s baseball season again, and that means that my girlfriend is going to abandon me for the other love of her life: the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now it’s all BUCN, all the time — Pirates jerseys, Jolly Rogers, Pirates games, constant flashes of the Zoltan sign and even a life-sized wax scu...

Posvar Hall home to former ‘heart of Pittsburgh,’ Forbes Field

Posvar Hall home to former ‘heart of Pittsburgh,’ Forbes Field

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer

April 2, 2014


Filed under Archives

While beautiful PNC Park is perennially ranked among the best places to watch a baseball game, the Pittsburgh Pirates spent some of their most successful years playing at a location much closer to Pitt students’ hearts — Forbes Field, where colossal Posvar Hall now stands.A photograph within the massive,...

The A&E Staff picks their favorite baseball flicks

The A&E Staff picks their favorite baseball flicks

By A&E Staff / The Pitt News

April 2, 2014


Filed under Archives

With baseball season upon us, the A&E Staff celebrated the occasion by compiling a sample of our all-time favorite baseball films.“Major League” (1989)Simultaneously a satire of every underdog sports story ever told and one of the most entertaining underdog sports films of all time, “Major League” is a different ...

Teenie Harris’s Love of Baseball, on Film

Teenie Harris’s Love of Baseball, on Film

By Vincent Smith / Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2014


Filed under Archives

Now on display at the Carnegie Museum of Art is an exhibit showcasing Charles “Teenie” Harris’ love for the game of baseball  — and it comes just in time for the start of the Major League season.Harris, the historic photographer who worked for years with the Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American newspaper, amassed ...

Tyga, minus Tyga: Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods save Spring Show

Tyga, minus Tyga: Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods save Spring Show

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

March 31, 2014


Filed under Archives

Tyga missed his first plane, leaving an audience of aimless Pitt students concerned as to the whereabouts of their headliner. Inclement weather prevented the Compton, Calif., native from making the rounds to the Pitt Program Council’s Hip Hop show Saturday at the Fitzgerald Field House.But not all...

‘MGS: Ground Zeroes’ tweaks stealth formula to varying success

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

March 31, 2014


Filed under Archives

"Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes"Grade: B-Developer: Kojima ProductionsEnter Big Boss: an American super soldier and former CIA agent tricked into killing his mentor, The Boss, by the government he faithfully served. The United States denounced The Boss, but it was all part of their ploy to prevent nu...

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