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Retiring rockers cement legacy

Written By Amanda Myers, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the superstars of the 60s and 70s continue to age, a number are bidding goodbye to the wear and tear of the road.  In recent farewell tour announcements, music greats like Sir. Elton John and Paul Simon have spoken of giving up their time on the stage for a more personal existence. These two musi...

Academy Awards celebrate diversity and women

Academy Awards celebrate diversity and women

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-A&E Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 90th Oscars occurred this week, in an industry shaken by movements like #OscarsSoWhite, #MeToo and #TimesUp. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Academy Awards were mostly predictable following last year’s shocking best picture mix-up between “La La Land” and “Moonlight.” Kimmel, for his credit, performed admirably....

Black Panther is an Ode to Black Excellence

Written By Sienna Rodriguez-Truley, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Marvel has done it again. It's no surprise to me that this intro movie, packed with action and great supporting roles, is probably the best I have seen in years. This cinematic masterpiece is everything in a hero movie that was missing from my childhood. Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa, the king...

‘Wicked’ takes flight at Benedum Center

Written By Hannah Walden, Co-Copy Desk Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While thinking of modern musical classics, Stephen Schwartz’s “Wicked” is definitely at the top of the list. “Wicked” was shown from Jan. 29 to Feb. 11 at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. “Wicked” takes the famous 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” and adds...

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 ...