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Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples, 78, the last original member of her family’s group, The Staple Singers, was the first musical act to perform at this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival. (Photo by Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer)

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Any Pittsburgh native raised on trips to the Three Rivers Arts Festival can attest that the exhibition of diverse artists and musicians is always accompanied by thick rainfall. Festival season in the ’Burgh never commences without it. Amid fears of rain delays and cancellations, each of the bigge...

Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

Locals enjoy watching a free movie in the park on Flagstaff Hill in Oakland.
(The Pitt News File Photo)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

May 23, 2018

Now that college students have finished their finals and high school students are going to prom, the summer season is truly about to begin. The City of Pittsburgh is ready to celebrate the sunny months with some free outdoor events. Typical summer events — like the Independence Day celebration ...

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