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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A view of Downtown, Pittsburgh.

Backyard at 8th & Penn expands art and music events through September with JazzLive

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer September 15, 2022
At the intersection of 8th Street and Penn Avenue, people gather at a new green space featuring free music, activities and food. The Backyard is a calm, laid-back environment amongst the industrial city for people of all ages to come together, relax and enjoy until September 27.
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival @ Home will feature Daphne Brooks (left), a Yale professor and Black feminist music critic, and Jasmine Cho, a baker based in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust brings humanities to the people with Humanities Festival @ Home

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2021
The festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University, offers weekly talks about various topics in the humanities.
The Three Rivers Art Festival will occur entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three Rivers Arts Festival brings Pittsburghers together digitally

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News June 9, 2020
Now in its 61st year, the Three Rivers Arts Festival normally brings about 500,000 people to the Cultural District, Gateway Center and Point State Park. But this year’s festival looks a little different from what most Pittsburghers have seen in the past.
Magicians stream shows live Friday nights as part of “Liberty Magic @ Home.”

“Liberty Magic @ Home” dazzles audiences from a distance

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor May 12, 2020
Robert Ramirez balances a bucket on a keyboard in his living room, mixing and magically unmixing brightly colored liquids while bantering with audiences via webcam. This setup may seem humble, but it’s the new reality for Ramirez and his fellow magician, Siegfried Tieber.
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.
Actor Austin Scott (center) takes the titular role of Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News January 6, 2019
The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.
A variety of musical groups, including folk and soul performers, take to the main stage during Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh’s annual free ten-day arts festival. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off downtown

By Zachary Donovan | Staff Writer June 5, 2018

The City of Pittsburgh’s North Side was filled with the sound of country music and the sight of about 25 tons of trash this past weekend as the Kenny Chesney concert took over Heinz Field and the surrounding...

Fun in the Sun: Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off with worry-free whirlwind

Fun in the Sun: Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off with worry-free whirlwind

By Brady Langmann / Staff Writer June 9, 2015

With a chaotic weekend that included a Taylor Swift concert at Heinz Field, PrideFest and the Three Rivers Arts Festival, there’s plenty that could’ve gone wrong.Thankfully, the Arts Festival’s featured...

To the Point: Three Rivers Arts Festival gives students a taste of the artistic side of Pittsburgh

To the Point: Three Rivers Arts Festival gives students a taste of the artistic side of Pittsburgh

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer May 28, 2015

Next month, Downtown Pittsburgh will transform from a bustling metropolis into a world-class festival and celebration of the arts.Sponsored by Dollar Bank and produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,...

Pittsburgh’s riverfront plays host to giant rubber duck

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer September 25, 2013

Pittsburgh’s early autumn days are among its best. The leaves turn into gorgeous myriad colors and the river seems even more pristine than usual. This weekend will surely be no different as pedestrians...

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