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Performance during the “Be Gay [Do Crime]” drag concert series.

‘Be Gay [Do Crime]’ concert series spotlights drag as an art form

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 12, 2023
Patrick Mayoral performs as Miss Demeanor in their drag concert series “Be Gay [Do Crime].” The show features a myriad of drag performers across Pittsburgh. The last concert took place on Friday at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale.
Richard S. Galore puts on makeup backstage before Saturday’s Rainbow Alliance Drag Show in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room.

Pitt Rainbow Alliance drag show celebrates LGBTQ+ self-expression, art

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer November 14, 2022
Pitt’s Rainbow Alliance hosted a student drag show in the WPU Assembly Room on Saturday night. The event showcased the talents of both experienced and first-time student drag performers.
The Center for Creativity’s new space for Pitt students, The Understory, in room B50 of the Cathedral of Learning.

The Understory fosters creative space for student performance

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer October 6, 2022
The Understory, the Center for Creativity’s newest space, is open to all Pitt students, staff and faculty looking to express themselves through performance. Located in B50 in the Cathedral of Learning, the space has music practice rooms, a stage, podcast equipment and sewing materials.
S_What are the Odds: Darrin Hall is taken down by a Virginia Tech player as he runs the ball for Pitt during the teams’ 2017 game.
TPN file photo

What are the odds: Pitt will run over the Hokies

By Collin Martin, Staff Writer November 9, 2018
A lot has happened in the NFL this past week. The LA Rams are no longer undefeated and are going up against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. The Dallas Cowboys got Amari Cooper, but the Eagles now have Golden Tate. If those have you asking who you should bet on this week, don’t worry, we have your answers here.
Grippi, Aluise and Mullen during the finale of “The Midnight Snack.”

Photos: Redeye Theater

October 23, 2018

Redeye Theater hosted its second 24-hour playwriting, producing and performance event of the semester this weekend. Students worked through the night to produce and perform five original plays and musicals...

Tyler, the Creator performs “Foreword” off his most recent album “Flower Boy” Tuesday night at Stage AE. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Review: Tyler the Creator takes over Stage AE with trademark performance

By Charlie Garcia-Weger | For The Pitt News February 22, 2018

The only venue you’d expect to see an act like Tyler, the Creator performing in Pittsburgh is Stage AE. And the only rapper that wouldn’t even think about the title of the concert hall until five songs...

Natalie Miller (left), Emily Rush, and Savannah Garber (right) perform as part of the Vagina Monologues hosted by the Pitt Campus Women’s Organization in the O’Hara Student Center this weekend. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Students celebrate sexuality in The Vagina Monologues

By Siddhi Shockey | Staff Writer February 13, 2018

Cheers roared throughout the O’Hara Ballroom as the individuals on stage repeated the word “mine” over and over in an effort to reclaim their sexuality, prompting the audience to join in. The...

Rhodessa Jones, co-artistic director of San Francisco’s performance company Cultural Odyssey, was chosen by Pitt Arts to be Pitt’s artist-in-residence for the month of February. (Photo courtesy of Rhodessa Jones)

Rhodessa Jones brings art and activism to Pitt

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer February 8, 2018

Since she found theater, San Francisco-based artist Rhodessa Jones said she has always had a place in the world — whether it be to share her ups and downs or to offer other women a chance to speak out....

Justin Timberlake performs during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Cry me a river: Timberlake’s controversial Super Bowl homage to Prince

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer February 6, 2018

Prince once told an audience in Los Angeles, “Instead of hate, celebrate.” Apparently, that memo never reached this year’s Super Bowl — as mutual hatred for all things Patriots stretched from...

As part of the third annual Playwriting Festival, Pitt students showcased three original plays in the Cathedral of Learning Jan. 21. (Photo Courtesy of Allen Howard/HDIC Productions)

Pitt playwrights compete in festival

Onstage, two actors sparred, bickered and gestured toward an imaginary hole in the floor as a willing audience played along — bringing to life a story from the mind of a fellow Pitt student. At the...

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