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Lil Nas X poses for a portrait at Cactus Cube Studio on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Opinion | Top 10 things more offensive than ‘Montero’

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist April 23, 2021
If a cool music video has you worried for your children, I suggest you take a walk in someone else’s pentagram-emblazoned shoes.
Opinion | Record labels need to help not hurt artists

Opinion | Record labels need to help not hurt artists

By Rachel Soloff, Senior Staff Columnist February 22, 2021
The recording industry preys on young artists and forces them to sign unfair contracts instead of helping their careers succeed.
“After Hours” album cover.

Sex, drugs and R&B: The Weeknd recreates earlier sounds with ’80s-inspired ‘After Hours’

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor March 24, 2020
“After Hours” has more hits than misses, with something for everyone and every mood, sliding effortlessly between upbeat and slower emotional tracks.
The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble combined Taiwanese folk music, Radiohead and contemporary a cappella at its performance at Heinz Chapel on Sunday.

Slippery Rock University percussion ensemble rocks Heinz Chapel

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer January 7, 2020
On the surface, Taiwanese folk music, Radiohead and contemporary a cappella represent three vastly different and conflicting styles of music. The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble would beg to differ.
Hozier released his second studio album “Wasteland, Baby!” in 2019.

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2019

By The Pitt News Staff January 6, 2020
Some of the biggest artists in the world released new albums in 2019. From pop sensation Ariana Grande to hip-hop supergroup BROCKHAMPTON, 2019 was a huge year for great music. Read our staff’s picks for the best albums of the year. 
Records on display at Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill.

Calling all audiophiles: Pittsburgh’s best record stores

By Melanie Pantano, Staff Writer August 22, 2019
Any Pittsburghers who’ve fallen under the spell of the “vinyl revival” have a plethora of places to choose from that sell both new and used records, catering to customers seeking a legendary grail record or just their favorite album.
“Cuz I Love You” album cover.

Staff Picks: Summer soundtracks

By The Pitt News Staff July 16, 2019
It’s about halfway through the summer and your perfectly curated summer playlist may be getting a bit overplayed, or you may just have heard Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” a few too many times and are looking for something new to listen to.
Artwork on display at the Three Rivers Art Festival.

Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 60 years

By Sarah Connor, Senior Staff Writer July 5, 2019
Three multicolored giraffe statues stand at the center of the Wyndham Lawn in Gateway Center Plaza downtown, covered in sporadically placed patches of pink, turquoise, yellow, purple and green. These giraffes are pieces of an art project called Ocean Sole Africa — one of the many major attractions for the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival.
During the interfaith service praising Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night, art, music and poetry were used to bridge different faiths.

Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer January 23, 2019
On a cold winter night, about 50 people of different ethnicities, ages and faiths huddled together in the front rows of Heinz Chapel for Pitt’s annual interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Sarah Connor enjoys being a Pittsburgh native while posing on the North Shore in front of iconic Pittsburgh bridges. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Yoder)

Not just a sports city: Pittsburgh culture is hidden but vibrant

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor May 30, 2018

I grew up in a small town about 25 miles outside of the City — near the Pittsburgh International Airport — called Moon Township. It was common for people from my town to attend schools in and around...

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