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Warhol welcomes Mali rockers Songhoy Blues

Matt Maielli

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

Despite escaping violent oppression in the band’s native Mali, Songhoy Blues doesn’t make mournful music. The Andy Warhol Museum hosted the Mali blues band, Songhoy Blues, Tuesday night as part of its Sound Series, bringing a slice of Mali rock ’n’ roll to the Steel City. Songhoy Blues has...

’13 Most Wanted Men’ revives censored, cynical Warhol mural

'13 Most Wanted Men' revives censored, cynical Warhol mural

By Richard Koppenaal / Staff Writer

November 3, 2014

In April 1964, Andy Warhol debuted his famous “13 Most Wanted Men” mural at the World’s Fair in New York. Just a few days later, it was painted over.The World’s Fair organizers and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller took issue with Warhol’s snapshot of America, and they ordered its removal.Andy Warhol’s “...

This Weekend…: Sept. 25

By The A&E Staff

September 24, 2014

Friday, Sept. 26Cloud Nothings with Shaky ShrinesWilliam Pitt Union Assembly RoomTime: 8:00 p.m.Admission: $12 advance / $15 at doorThe WPTS annual fall show brings Cloud Nothings and their aggressively hooky brand of punk to the Union. Possibly WPTS’ most high-profile act to date, Cloud Nothings come...

Panther Card every Pitt student’s pass to free entertainment

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Getting around in a big city can be confusing for a lot of students, especially freshmen who are leaving a small town for the first time. Here’s a piece of advice: Keep your student ID (Panther Card) on you at all times — more so than your newly acquired just-for-college credit card, but try not...

Small venues foster both rising national and local talent

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

May 28, 2014

Though Mr. Small’s Theater and the Altar Bar might seem like small rooms in comparison to the mammoth spaces of Consol Energy Center and First Niagara Pavilion, both the roughly 500-person capacity venues house artists who more people than just your cousin from Brooklyn have heard about. In fact, mo...

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