Music

A Little Night Music is a Red Masquers masterpiece

<em>A Little Night Music</em> is a Red Masquers masterpiece

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 04/04/19 Admittedly, apart from “Send in the Clowns,” I knew very little about Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music going into the Red Masquers’ production this week. In a way, I’m glad this was the case; the plot’s turns and the rapid-fire jokes were all fresh to me, and executed […]

Connected Though Music concert promotes unity as part of Founders Week

Connected Though Music concert promotes unity as part of Founders Week

1/31/2019 Krystina Primack | staff writer We take pride in the familiar story — more than three centuries ago in France, the Spiritans began as a group of Catholic missionaries that chose to forgo aspirations of prestige in favor of ministering to the poor and disadvantaged. Later, here in the U.S. in 1878, the Spiritans and […]

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 […]

DU’s three choirs impress at joint performance

DU’s three choirs impress at joint performance

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 10/25/18 Saturday, Oct. 20,  the Mary Pappert School of Music presented a student choir performance in the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The performance was titled There Was A Time and featured three groups: the Pappert Women’s Chorale, University Singers and Voices of Spirit. There Was A Time was made possible by […]

A Star is Born impresses with original songs, emotional turns

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 10/12/18 Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hit the big screen together this past weekend with their film A Star Is Born. The movie first hit theaters in 1937 as an American Technicolor romantic drama film. The movie reboot earned a 91 percent on “Rotten Tomatoes,” and it was well deserved. […]

Gorillaz live in the “Now, Now”

Gorillaz live in the “Now, Now”

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 07/11/18 The Now, Now is the latest album by Damon Albarn’s musical side-project The Gorillaz, and for many fans, they’ll be wishing it was the “past, past.” To be clear, the album in and of itself isn’t bad. The music doesn’t stand out when compared to the work the project […]

Mike Shinoda’s latest album tackles tough subject, but doesn’t stand out

Mike Shinoda’s latest album tackles tough subject, but doesn’t stand out

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 06/24/18 On July 20, 2017, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington took his life. Nearly a year later, the same conversations many Linkin Park fans already had re-entered the mainstream, with the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade rocking the foodie and fashion worlds. While it is impossible to know […]

Coachella festival funds bigoted organizations

Coachella festival funds bigoted organizations

Hallie Lauer | Features & Layout Editor 04/19/2018 We are at the end of Coachella season, my friends, and you know what that means: flower crowns galore. But maybe there is a little more to it. Like the fact that your $499 (or $999 if you get VIP tickets) go to a man named Philip […]

Review process for dean causes controversy

Review process for dean causes controversy

Raymond Arke | News Editor 04/05/18 Controversy has enveloped the normally routine performance reviews of the Mary Pappert Music School Dean, Seth Beckman. A group of music students petitioned Provost Timothy Austin and President Ken Gormley calling for the removal of one of the review committee members over allegations of possible biased behavior. This performance […]

Students make music for scholarship

Students make music for scholarship

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer 03/15/18 Duquesne University musicians graced the audience with their talents Tuesday night, though this time, there were added pressures to the usual pre-performance jitters. Seven students competed for a $5,000 scholarship award at the annual undergraduate music scholarship competition, which took place on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the […]

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