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Beat makers thrive in Pittsburgh’s underground scene

Beat makers thrive in Pittsburgh’s underground scene

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-A&E Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Orlando Marshall sits in his home studio, nodding his head to a new electrofunk beat he’s just made. Shade Cobain pounds out boom-bap - reminiscent of ‘90s hip-hop. Charlie Scott spins house and disco records in a dimly-lit club. There are a few in Pittsburgh who spend their days making beats. This seemingl...

‘Culture II’ hours long

‘Culture II’ hours long

Written By Nick Horwat, Co-A&E Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A day before their sophomore studio album “Culture” could turn a year old, Migos look to one up their 2017 chart topper with the release of “Culture II.” The trio of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset came through with a party album from beginning to end, from the featured artists to the 106-minute run ...

Grammys drop the ball on chief awards again

Written By Amanda Myers, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 60th annual Grammy awards aired Sunday night, the Recording Academy aiming to right the wrongs they have committed against acclaimed artists in the past.  Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar remain at the top of those who have been snubbed, with the latter up for a bevy of awards.  His 2017 album “DA...

Walk the Moon charms Stage AE

Written By Matt Petras

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Before Walk the Moon began playing at their recent Stage AE concert in the North Side, the opening act Company of Thieves’ frontwoman Genevieve Schatz, a charismatic, casual and indelibly cute personality, told us the Walk the Moon band members are the sweetest guys. After, I’m pretty sure she t...

“Black Lightning” takes darker tone in debut episode

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Copy Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The CW network is well known for their adaptation of DC comics characters. The “Arrowverse” includes the shows “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” All of these shows are well known for their incredibly well done first seasons, and it appears as thou...

“12 Strong” sets a new bar for war films

Written By Nick Brlansky

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

American Special Forces riding into battle on horseback with machine guns, what else needs to be said? Well, when it comes to the newest addition to the list of great war movies “12 Strong,” those couple of words won’t do this movie justice. It might not break any box office records, and might n...

“Phantom Thread” full of picturesque passion

Written By Amanda Myers, Copy Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Daniel Day Lewis appears in his most English film amidst awards buzz in America with “Phantom Thread.” With this being his supposed final film after an announcement of retirement, Lewis draws from within to deliver an unruly, refined performance.   Method acting mends its way into his charact...

‘Insidious: the Last Key’ falls short of potential

Written By Patrick Nucci

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The fourth installment in the Insidious franchise came out on the fifth of January, and it didn’t bring anything new to the so called “horror” series. “Insidious: The Last Key” furthers the story of “Insidious: Chapter 2” (“Insidious: Chapter 3” was a prequel to the first Insidious ...

‘The Post’ an Oscar shoe-in

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-A&E Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“The Post” begins with the acquiring of the Pentagon Papers, top-secret government documents detailing the United States’ continued failure in Vietnam. Once the findings in these documents are published by The New York Times, a federal court bars the paper from publishing any more info from the leak. Th...

St. Vincent a stylized sensation at Stage AE

Written By Amanda Myers, Copy Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

St. Vincent (a.k.a Annie Clark) has become a master at molding musical personas to twist and turn her audience’s perception of her. Tuesday night, at precisely 9 p.m. St. Vincent delivered yet another exhibition of her growing and contorted genius to a packed house at Stage AE. Appearing out o...

“You on the Moors Now” demands to be heard

Written By Erin Hyatt

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Crammed into the only remaining seat in the Studio Theater, bag tucked safely under my chair at the request of an usher, I waited with the rest of the audience for the lights to dim. Looking around, I wondered if I was the only one who had never heard of “You on the Moors Now,” or if I was the o...

Winter dance concert leaves audience with chills

Written By Dannys Marrero

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Winter Dance Concert had its opening night Friday, December 1 and it’s featuring powerful, action-packed performances by many Point Park dancers at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The event, which runs from Dec.1-10 showcases four different dance routines, FIRST and CHAIRMAN DANCE in Act I, along wit...