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Carey returns with her tightest album in years

Written By Mike Stinelli, News Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The end of 2016 found Mariah Carey ringing in the new year under intense scrutiny. A televised performance plagued with technical mishaps led her to walk off stage, declaring, “It just don’t get any better,” as valiant backup dancers attempted to salvage what was left of the show.  The New York Times called it “a debacle of a...

Upcoming movies wrap up annual box office

Written By Amanda Myers, A&E Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The year in movies has kept with formulaic fanfare - superheroes, thrillers, action romps - but has broken that linear mold through diverse, ensemble films like “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8.”   Showcasing minorities in movies and including narratives on the ...

Alice Cooper tricks, treats at Halloween show

Alice Cooper tricks, treats at Halloween show

Written By Amanda Myers, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Welcome to my nightmare, more like, welcome to the fun fair. Alice Cooper set that tone the minute he appeared on stage for DVE’s Halloween Party at Stage AE last Friday night. And there was no one better to headline the evening than the father of shock rock himself. Nestled in a black vampire ...

‘Halloween’ provokes original fears, new scares

Written By Jared Murphy, Staff Photographer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Forty years ago, John Carpenter’s horror/slasher movie, “Halloween,” was released and scared audiences nationwide. Now in 2018, The Shape, better known as Michael Myers, is still on the hunt for his sister, Laurie Strode. Going into this movie I was very intrigued. It has been nine years sin...

Not quite so Bad Times at the El Royale

Written By Max McAuley, For The Globe

October 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I went into “Bad Times at the El Royale” with high hopes. In seeing the commercials, I was reminded of Quentin Tarantino's “The Hateful Eight” or even “Murder on the Orient Express” - two of my favorite movies of all time. That being said, I was not necessarily disappointed with the film...

A Star is Born, and reborn, and reborn again

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Disclaimer: As a radical sentimentalist with a blinding affection for all things tenderhearted, you might find the following examination to be completely biased, unreasonable and even outright laughable. An additional disclaimer: If you find yourself to be one of these people, I encourage you to d...

Miller vigil at Blue Slide Park attracts thousands

Written By Nick Horwat, The Globe

September 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On a normal day Squirrel Hill’s Blue Slide Park is full of kids sliding down a legendary slide, but on Sept. 11 it held host to thousands of people who flocked to honor a late Pittsburgh rapper. On Sept. 7 it was reported that Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller had passed away due to a suspected drug ove...

Simon, Starr parade greatness in Pittsburgh

Written By Amanda Meyers, A&E Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When two music legends roll into town the same week, be prepared for masterpiece-level music with a rush of nostalgia - even if you weren’t alive for those early days.  Paul Simon and Ringo Starr are at different points in their musical careers.  One bound for the comforts of home, while the other is eag...

Fall Out Boy visits Pittsburgh for show at PPG Paints Arena

Written By Caitlin Stoner, For The Globe

September 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, rock band Fall Out Boy made an appearance here in Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Promoting their album released earlier this year, the band headed to Pittsburgh early on their list of dates for their second leg of the M A N I A Tour which started...

Paul McCartney discovers new destinations on ‘Egypt Station’

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

76-year-olds can still exude sex appeal and swagger. This is made evident on Paul McCartney's 17th solo album, "Egypt Station," that has the icon talking dirty, crying out for a revolution and travelling abroad in style, all within the confines of the recording studio. After the pop shininess...

Janelle Monae demands to be heard on new singles

Janelle Monae demands to be heard on new singles

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-A&E Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Janelle Monáe has so far released four singles from her upcoming album, “Dirty Computer,” out April 27. Judging by the album’s current offerings, it’s shaping up to be on par with “The ArchAndroid” and “The Electric Lady,” her previous two offerings and genuine modern classics. The f...

Summer concert season packed with a variety of acts

Written By Amanda Myers, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

We’re in the final stretch of the semester, which can only mean one thing: summer concert season is finally on the horizon.  After hearing announcements on the near-daily for months, enduring scorching sunburns and heat exhaustion will soon become second nature to lovers of pop, rock and everythi...