Arts & Entertainment

Crew of Point Park’s Pippin discusses canceled production

Crew of Point Park’s <em>Pippin</em> discusses canceled production

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor 03/19/20 The PNC theater at Point Park University buzzed with excitement as the cast of Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin slipped into costume for their opening night preview on the evening of Thursday, March 12. In a flurry of hairspray, sequins and hand sanitizer, the actors and crew prepped for the beginning […]

Campus event educates on autism spectrum disorder, music

Campus event educates on autism spectrum disorder, music

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 03/12/2020 Autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in every 59 children. Music, however, affects everyone. This Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14 in PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University professors Elizabeth Fein and Paul Miller have co-organized an event called “Divergent Musicalities: Teaching, Learning, Sharing, and Making Music Across the Autism […]

National Geographic photo exhibit astonishes

National Geographic photo exhibit astonishes

Katia Faroun | Associate Photo Editor 03/12/20 There once was a time when academic journals shunned photographs. Now, we can’t imagine a publication without them. The artistic and scientific contributions of photography to the development of our society are undeniable. By displaying images of our Earth and its wonders, photography unites billions of people spread […]

Love is Blind is TV dating taken to the extreme

<em>Love is Blind</em> is TV dating taken to the extreme

Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor 03/12/2020 I had zero intention of watching Love is Blind, the new reality dating show from Netflix. When asked if I wanted to watch, it would be a lie to say that I was overly enthusiastic about the proposition. But I kindly obliged, got comfy in front of the TV […]

Chilombo is a well-executed, smooth album from Jhené Aiko

Chilombo is a well-executed, smooth album from Jhené Aiko

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 03/12/20 The juxtaposition of overly emotional lyrics with stoic jazz has always been a mainstay in Jhené Aiko’s music, but it never quite reached its peak before Chilombo. Jhené Aiko’s newest album Chilombo is like floating in a vat of your feelings. The music transitions like water, seamlessly flowing while […]

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 […]

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