Members of the Pine-Richland High School marching band practice at the school Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

1 day ago

 The Pittsburgh-based Pearl Jam tribute band Ten is, from left, Billy Schneider, Todd Kaczorowski, Adam Sivitz, Nick Rhodes and Brian Pardee.

With real bands phasing out, tribute acts are flourishing

For tribute bands, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and an easy way to get prime gigs.

2 days ago

 Brit Floyd performing at The Liverpool Echo Arena in 2013.

Concert preview: Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd flies the pig proudly

A popular tribute band, playing Stage AE on Friday, was the result of a split from the Australian Pink Floyd.

2 days ago

Hot List: Weekend of Aug. 27-30

Fairs, jazz concerts, art festivals, Tim McGraw and free films round out the last weekend of the month.

2 days ago

 Dave Grohl fronts Foo Fighters Tuesday night at First Niagara Pavilion.

Concert review: Foo Fighters rock hard on 'The Throne Tour' at Pavilion

The Foo Fighters performed at the First Niagara Pavilion Tuesday night for what will be remembered as The Throne Tour.

3 days ago

 Andrew McCutchen gets ready to bat yesterday. (Care for a few bars of St. Hildegard of Bingen’s “O rubor sanguinis," Cutch?)

Pirates' walk-up music: the classical version

PG classical music critic Elizabeth Bloom, an avid sports fan, decided to reimagine the Pirates’ walk-up songs. Some players played along.

6 days ago

 Wiz Khalifa at First Niagara Pavilion in July. The Pittsburgh native was handcuffed at Los Angeles International Airport for refusing to stop riding his hoverboard.

Police handcuff rapper Wiz Khalifa at Los Angeles airport

U.S. Customs officers handcuffed him after he refused to stop riding his hoverboard, authorities said. He wasn’t arrested and was released.

5 days ago

 Idina Menzel will sing at the Benedum Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

2Do this week, Aug. 23-29: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Soul Line Dancing, Idina Menzel, Len Barcousky and comedian Sommore all on the schedule for the coming week.

6 days ago

 Reel Big Fish frontman Aaron Barrett at Stage AE Friday.

Social D, Anti-Flag power a Warped-style X-Fest II

Social Distortion plays classic album in full; Anti-Flag rages through political punk.

6 days ago

 Idina Menzel returns to Pittsburgh Tuesday for a concert at the Benedum Center.

Concert preview: Idina Menzel brings big voice to Benedum

The Tony-winning star of “Wicked” and singer of “Let It Go” is in concert with stage favorites and songs “I feel in my heart.”

6 days ago

Music Reviews

Concert review: Idina Menzel nice, naughty, always entertaining at Benedum

The Tony-winning star of "Wicked" and singer of "Let It Go" takes the audience on an emotional ride.

Review: Dirty Dozen Brass Band gets crowd grooving

Those who went to the concert on Friday at South Park and expected a party to break out wouldn’t have been disappointed.



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