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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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Stacey Sarmiento places flowers at a memorial in Houston on Sunday to honor her friend, Rudy Peña, who died at the Astroworld music festival.

Editorial | Those responsible for the tragedy at the Astroworld Festival need to be held accountable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 8, 2021
The death of eight people is absolutely inexcusable and steps must be taken to prevent events like this from becoming unsafe. 
Lukas Nelson, 29, son of country star Willie Nelson, began performing with his southern rock band, Promise of the Real, in 2008. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer June 19, 2018

Lukas Nelson, 29, was born with a predisposition — a habit to upstage any other acts on a concert bill. He did it back in September 2017 at Pittsburgh’s edition of Farm Aid as a young standout performer...

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

Music festivals need more focus on safety, less on security

By Julia Aldrich | Columnist April 11, 2017

When I walked through the security gates at Electric Zoo — a dance music festival that takes place every Labor Day weekend in New York City — in 2015, there was a noticeable nervous vibe in the air....

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