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Wiz Khalifa kickstarts Pitt basketball at Blue and Gold Madness

First-year forward Karim Coulibaly (12) contests a layup by sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1).

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

In a night filled with anticipation, basketball and celebrities, a performance from Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa capped off Pitt’s Blue and Gold Madness event to welcome the 2019-20 season.

VIDEO: Blue and Gold Madness 2019 ft. WIZ KHALIFA

October 13, 2019

With the help of Pittsburgh native and rap star Wiz Khalifa, the Oakland Zoo gets hyped up for the 2019/20 Men's and Women's basketball season. Guest appearances from Pittsburgh Steelers players James Conner, Ryan Shazier, and Juju Smith-Schuster!

Thrival revival: fall music fest returns to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa returns to the area to perform at Thrival Festival in Swissvale, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Dieer Hu and Luke Stambaugh / For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017

“Here’s to my city!” Wiz Khalifa said to thousands of elated festivalgoers as the melody of his Pittsburgh Steelers-inspired anthem “Black and Yellow” began to play. The Pittsburgh native and award-winning rapper performed as headliner of the 2017 Thrival Innovation + Music Festival this week...

Wiz Khalifa to perform at Pitt basketball’s #ZooAfterHours event Friday

Wiz Khalifa will perform at the Petersen Events Center on Friday | TNS

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

October 8, 2015

Pitt basketball's Midnight Madness event will have Panther fans seeing black and yellow. The University announced Pittsburgh native and Grammy-nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa will perform at the event, dubbed #ZooAfterHours, Friday evening. Khalifa joins a guest list that also includes former Duke...

MLK Project honors August Wilson, strives to ‘break the cycle’

MLK Project honors August Wilson, strives to 'break the cycle'

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

August 26, 2014

The vibrant painted leaves on the exterior of  the Mad Mex in Oakland demand your full attention, but they don’t reveal the scope of the project that brought them to life.Oakland’s newest mural — designed by Lucas Stock — is a part of Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project’s (MLK...

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