Arts & Entertainment

Weekend events

Adam Hice 7 p.m., April 4 The magician will perform at the Red Ring. Hice is also a Duquesne alum. For more information on this event call (412) 396-6619 or email dpc@duq.edu. Jack Reacher 7 p.m. April 5, 7  and 10 p.m. April 6 The film Jack Reacher will be shown Friday and Sunday in […]

The Bands and The Burgh: Legs Like Tree Trunks

The Bands and The Burgh: Legs Like Tree Trunks

Student by day, frontman by night: Matt Holden, guitarist/lead singer of the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia-based indie rock band Legs Like Tree Trunks, balances a full-time course load at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is a senior sociology major, with the major task of writing, recording and playing in a cross-state band. Legs Like Tree Trunks’ members […]

Magic doesn’t captivate in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Magic doesn’t captivate in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

By: Joel Frehn|The Duquesne Duke Whenever I list the flaws of a film, I try to follow them with suggestions on how to correct them, or, in some cases, improve them. Every year there’s a film whose detractors are almost impossible to resolve. This difficulty in resolving the problem does not mean the film is […]

Weekend events

A Fireside Chat With Bill Campbell 5:30 p.m., March 21 The chairman and board member of Apple will hold a talk at McConomy Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University. Campbell is a Homestead native and is known as “the coach of Silicon Valley.” Admission is free. For more information, call (412) 268-2268. Culture Club 5:30 p.m., […]

Oz of this World: New film Oz the Great and Powerful flows

Oz of this World: New film Oz the Great and Powerful flows

By: Joel Frehn|The Duquesne Duke I confess: I always regard prequels to classic films with dread, as they are usually inferior. But, I was pleasantly rewarded with Oz the Great and Powerful. The film depicts the journey of magician/con man Oscar Diggs (James Franco) from Kansas to the magic land of Oz. As one would […]

Brendza’s Beat: City and Colour, SXSW, FOB featuring Sir Elton?

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor City and Colour new song stream , new album If I could write a column on just this, I would. I have been to two City and Colour shows and one Alexisonfire (Dallas Green’s band prior to C&C) show. I have a City and Colour AND AOF tattoo. Yeah, I kind […]

Weekend events

Lunch & Learn: The Conservation Of Sculpture 10:30 a.m., March 14 The event will be held at Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland, located at 4400 Forbes Ave. The event begins with a guided tour of the museum’s sculptures followed by a light meal. For more information or to register, call (412) 622-3131. Old 97’s […]

The Rock brings it in film Snitch

By: Joel Frehn|The Duquesne Duke Go see Snitch. If you’re torn about what film to catch before Jack the Giant Slayer is released, this is what I would suggest. It is one of the few films that appeals to the three brands of audience. For long term fans, in this case, fans of Dwayne “The […]

Mogwai compose score for the dead in Les Revenants

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor Post-rock, as a genre, always seemed to fit the role of soundtracks for films and entertainment. Take Explosions in the Sky’s efforts on the Friday Night Lights soundtrack. Having written all but three songs on the release, the Texas instrumental band provided a stellar soundscape to the triumphant film. In the […]

Weekend events

Thousand Foot Krutch 7 p.m., Feb. 28 The band will perform at Altar Bar in the Strip District. Also performing are Love and Death, The Letter Black, The Wedding, Shrouded in Neglect and Unparalleled Height. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show. For more information or tickets to this all ages show, […]