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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 — […]

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 […]

Les Miserables’ touring cast dazzles downtown

<em>Les Miserables’</em> touring cast dazzles downtown

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 12/05/19 On Friday, Nov. 29, the Benedum Theatre downtown was filled to the brim as a story of love, loss, revolution and redemption came center-stage. Les Miserables, Boublil & Schönberg’s musical magnum opus, is based on the 1862 novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. It follows the story of […]

The Office fails transition to stage in touring parody

<em>The Office</em> fails transition to stage in touring parody

  Colleen Hammond & Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke 10/24/19 The Office! A Musical Parody was written for people whose entire personality centers around watching The Office. Writers Bob and Tobly McSmith’s unauthorized parody of the hit television show graced the Byham Theater last weekend. This nonsense musical spectacle excellently showcased how a script […]

Spike in Downtown violence disturbing, but not unfixable

Spike in Downtown violence disturbing, but not unfixable

08/29/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger |  Editor-in-Chief One month. Three stabbings. Four victims. The news coming out of Pittsburgh’s central business district hasn’t been very good lately, to say the least. A wave of violence has taken downtown by its throat and squeezed; summer in the Steel City hasn’t been kind. Around 11:40 a.m. on Aug. […]

Tekkoshocon comes back to Pittsburgh, packed with events

Tekkoshocon comes back to Pittsburgh, packed with events

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 4/25/19 The 17th annual Tekkoshocon came to Pittsburgh just before Easter break — and it was amazing. It was a sea of people in costumes. The quality ranged from creations that involved moving parts that had months of work, to outfits like what I wore, which was some things I […]

Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Kailey Love | Editor-in-Chief 3/26/2019 The trial of Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer charged with one count of criminal homicide for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose II in June 2018, ended late Friday night in a not guilty verdict and a string of protests throughout the city. With […]

Music City Downtown unites live music venues

Music City Downtown unites live music venues

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 01/24/19 The Downtown Community Development Corporation (CDC) recently announced Music City Downtown, a new initiative to make live music in Downtown Pittsburgh more common and accessible. At a press conference at the August Wilson Center on Jan. 16, John Valentine, the executive director of the Downtown CDC, explained […]

Local vendor brings fashion on the go to Market Square

Local vendor brings fashion on the go to Market Square

12/19/2017 By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer Jackee Ging usually drives her boutique, Style Truck, but during the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, she takes up a stationary spot with other vendors in Market Square. There, she sells scarves, hand knit gloves and other unique clothes and accessories. Style Truck is a mobile fashion store. The […]

Biking commuters brace for harsh weather arrival

Biking commuters brace for harsh weather arrival

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer With Halloween behind us and the possibility of freezing rain and snow ahead, one group on campus is affected more than most by the forthcoming precipitation: cycling commuters. According to the Office of Commuter Affairs, commuters make up the majority of Duquesne’s student body. While most commuters drive to campus, […]

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