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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Thoughts on the 66th Grammy nominations

Opinion | Thoughts on the 66th Grammy nominations

By Danae Poteat, Staff Columnist November 28, 2023
Grammy season is finally upon us, and I am beyond excited. As an avid music listener, I always find it fun to see which of my favorite artists gets nominated for such prestigious awards.
Wynton Marsalis.

‘One of our cultural jewels’: Pitt hosts 53rd annual Jazz Seminar Week

By Gabriella Garvin, Senior Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Smooth sounds and vivid photographs of jazz music greeted the Pitt community with open arms during Pitt’s 53rd annual Jazz Seminar this past week. The Jazz Studies program — within Pitt’s Department...

Opinion | AI music is opening Pandora’s box

Opinion | AI music is opening Pandora’s box

By Patrick Swain, Contributing Editor November 8, 2023
Half a century after the band split, the remaining members of the Beatles reunited to release their final song “Now and Then” on Thursday. The song brought together the iconic former bandmates John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, with one catch — Lennon died in 1980.
A collection bucket and cup for “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” film is sold at Regal Cinemas on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, in Lynchburg, Va.

Review | Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ film is a triumph of ingenuity

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

“You know the greatest films of all time were never made,” sings Taylor Swift in “the 1” from her 2020 album “folklore.” But this prolific songwriter may have some rewriting to do, because...

Lana Del Rey sings at the Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, near Pittsburgh on Oct. 3, 2023.

‘Fall in love with the music’: Lana Del Rey dazzles audience at her first Pittsburgh area concert

By Carissa Canzona, Staff Writer October 9, 2023

Lana Del Rey performed her first show in the Pittsburgh area at The Pavilion At Star Lake in Burgettstown last Tuesday, Oct. 3. It was the ninth stop of her brief tour, which kicked off in Tennessee in...

A crowd gathers around the stage at a Pittsburgh concert in the 1960s.

Pitt student chronicles Pittsburgh’s musical legacy in documentary ‘The Scene Will Never Die’

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer October 9, 2023

Jazz music swells as iconic images of Pittsburgh in the past and present flash across the screen before cutting to the title card — “The Scene Will Never Die” in bold gray typeface over a black background....

COIN’s lead vocalist Chase Lawrence shreds the guitar during Fall Fest at Schenley Drive on Sunday.

‘Electric’: COIN and student openers rock Fall Fest 2023

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer October 8, 2023

“Can we just lose our minds for like 30 seconds?” shouted Chase Lawrence, the lead vocalist of COIN, to hundreds of Pitt students crowded into a stretch of Schenley Drive. The audience obliged, chanting...

Aki Onda’s performance Spirits Known and Unknown” featuring Eyvind Kang in the Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday.

Impossible Music exhibit at Carnegie Mellon reexamines the meaning of music

By Jiya Narwal, Staff Writer October 1, 2023

Clay microphones, a self-playing piano and a cassette machine playing archival tapes captivated visitors at the “Impossible Music” exhibit at Carnegie Mellon University. The showcase explores musical...

“GUTS” album cover.

Review | Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ beats the sophomore slump

By Carissa Canzona, Staff Writer October 1, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo has received immense praise following the release of her sophomore album “GUTS.” With a mixture of rock and pop punk songs and ballads revolving around the highs and lows of being a...

Noah Kahan performs on stage during his Stick Season tour.

Review | Noah Kahan’s ‘Stick Season’ tour is like therapy for the homesick college student

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer September 25, 2023

I’m not a spontaneous person, but when I heard that indie folk artist Noah Kahan was performing in Columbus, Ohio, on September 12, I bought tickets and made the six-hour round trip despite having class...

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