Arts & Entertainment

Josh Peck entertains DU in Student Union

Josh Peck entertains DU in Student Union

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 02/27/20 On Thursday, Feb. 20, television star and media personality Josh Peck visited Duquesne’s campus to talk about his career, his life and his fondest memories — all the while cracking jokes effortlessly. Although most widely known for his role on Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh, Peck has moved toward various […]

Pittsburgh crowd welcomes Lumineers’ folk-inspired sound

Pittsburgh crowd welcomes Lumineers’ folk-inspired sound

Katia Faroun | Associate Photo Editor 02/27/20 The Lumineers drew out Pittsburgh’s folk crowd on Tuesday night and filled PPG Paints Arena with wide-brimmed hats and heavy Americana music, bringing a country aesthetic to the city. The folk-rock band made a stop Downtown as part of their third world tour for their newest album, III. […]

Pittsburgh Public Theater cast nails Little Shop of Horrors

Pittsburgh Public Theater cast nails <em>Little Shop of Horrors</em>

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 02/27/20 This past weekend, on Feb. 23, Pittsburgh Public Theater wrapped up its month-long production of Little Shop of Horrors, the b-movie inspired classic musical from Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. As a Little Shop fan, I was glad to see the show’s classic numbers done justice — […]

Masquers discuss new colonial-era farce, Savage Lands

Masquers discuss new colonial-era farce, <em>Savage Lands</em>

Joseph Phillippi | Staff Writer 02/20/20 Duquesne University’s resident theatre group, the Red Masquers, have been putting on plays and musicals since 1914 — and this year is no different. The Red Masquers’ next show, Savage Lands: A Colonial Comedy, is making its world premiere Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. The show follows the story […]

Travel back in time: The best Doctor Who stories of all time

Travel back in time: The best <em>Doctor Who</em> stories of all time

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 02/20/20 A chilling new episode of Doctor Who hit the screen on Sunday night with “The Haunting of Villa Diodati,” featuring the return of a classic villain — the Cybermen. This marks the first appearance of the robotic killing machines since the tenth season finale in 2017, following showrunner Chris Chibnall’s […]

Super Midnight plays the blues in Memphis

Super Midnight plays the blues in Memphis

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 02/13/20 Born from a “product of necessity,” the six-person Pittsburgh soul band Super Midnight revels in their success of self-production within the ever-evolving music industry. Alex Weibel, guitarist, and Spencer McNeill, saxophonist, are both sophomores at Duquesne University, majoring in music education. According to Weibel, Super Midnight was granted the […]

Father of All… makes strong statement, but lacks musicality

<em>Father of All…</em> makes strong statement, but lacks musicality

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 02/13/20 California rock band Green Day is back with its thirteenth studio album Father of All…, released on Feb. 7. With punchy guitars and lyrics charged with political exhaustion, the album sounds like a pop-punk tribute to a society wrought with panic. If Green Day set out to make a statement, […]

Academy Awards ceremony filled with surprises, good and bad

Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor 02/13/20 The Oscars, a yearly extravaganza of elegant dresses and finely tailored tuxedos where the biggest movie stars and filmmakers duke it out for the ultimate honor of being handed little gold statues, aired on ABC this past Sunday night. This year’s lengthy three and a half-hour show made history, […]

Miss Saigon’s tale of love in ’70s Vietnam shines Downtown

<em>Miss Saigon</em>’s tale of love in ’70s Vietnam shines Downtown

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 02/06/20 A story of love, loss, war and sacrifice, Miss Saigon has made its way to Pittsburgh for one week only. The cast sends you on an emotional rollercoaster as soon as the curtain rises. Jumping right into the story, audiences find themselves in Dreamland, a night club that makes […]

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show stuns viewers

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show stuns viewers

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 02/06/20 Super Bowl LIV celebrates the first victory in 50 years for the Kansas City Chiefs, just as it celebrates the brilliance of women in Latino culture by featuring worldwide sensations Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. It takes stellar enthusiasm to be worthy of performing in pop culture’s biggest event of […]

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