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Pop Singer Ke$ha To Party with PITT Students This Afternoon

10 Apr

Pop star Ke$ha is headlining this year’s University of Pittsburgh “Bigelow Bash” today from 1:30-4:30 PM in a free, students-only concert.

According to an official statement from university officials, no outside press coverage will be allowed. (Trust me – I’ve already tried to score an interview or media pass!)

Pop singer Ke$ha, who has never played Pittsburgh, has done quite a few college shows in recent months. With her eccentric, somewhat….dirty….looks and her fierce, undeniably catchy hooks, this pop diva is sure to “party til they shut her down.”

So, if you’re a PITT student, grab your glitter and secure your spot on Bigelow for what promises to be, if nothing else, an entertaining show.

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Pittsburgh’s “George the Mastiff” Doing Good at Home – and at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

18 Feb

George, a 250-pound Mastiff, is a hard-to-miss pooch….AND a Pitt legend who just so happened to be 1 of 2,500 dogs competing in the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this past Monday and Tuesday.

George is 4 years old and, in 2009, was the Number 4 ranked mastiff in the entire country. Though he didn’t win this year, he has a special place in the hearts of many!

This gentle giant is a therapy dog who often visits Pitt’s “Cathedral of Learning” to cheer up weary students. He also can be seen being walked by his owners (or is it the other way around?) in Mt. Washington. George, whose show name is “American/International Champion Erieside Straight to Coalhill CGC TDIA” also works as a therapy dog at the Western PA School for the Blind and Children’s Hospital of UPMC.

His “parents” are Amy and John Coglio of Pittsburgh. They – and all of the ‘Burgh – should “pawsitively” be proud of this dapper doggie!

You can learn more about George on the website for their kennel, which is called Coalhill. Check it out, here: http://www.coalhillmastiffs.com

the BNVz opening for Kid Cudi tonight at PITT campus concert!

27 Mar

Pitt Program Council Presents Spring Hip Hop Show

Tonight at 7pm, Pitt students can enjoy the musical stylings of local “progressive rap pioneers”, the BNVz, and widely-recognized #1 selling rap artist and producer, Kid Cudi at the William Fitzgerald Field House. Tickets are $5 for students and the show begins at 7pm.

A Cleaveland native, Kid Cudi is best known for his “always-stuck-in-your-head” Billboard hit, “Day N’ Nite” and he’s worked with and/or written for the likes of Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Clipse, Travis Barker, Emile, and Pharell. He is currently starring in a Mark Wahlberg-produced television show on HBO called, “How to Make it in America.”

Joining Kid Cudi are local hip-hop artists the BNVz who have a progressive, house style to their rap music.  Some of their members even have jazz and classical backgrounds. Their flavor is unique and they’ve garnered a large local following here in Pittsburgh, winning a Hip Hop Battle contest held on the Pitt campus on Monday, which is how they’ve been selected to open the Kid Cudi show. Formerly known as “Beats N’ Verbz,” they want to change the face of rap music by incorporating elements of heavy bass, dance, alternative, and house while straying from  being labeled as a “hip-hop” band. Their music is heavily laced with lyrical storytelling and they do not like to be defined in generalities or strictly pigeonholed into one genre. They are currently serving as the opening acts for many big names in and around Pittsburgh, and hope to have their album come out in due time.

As for Kid Cudi, he’s most recently been known for a take on Lady Gaga’s song “Pokerface,” entitled “Make Her Say” and has reached the Billboard Top Ten with “Day N’ Nite,” which peaked at #4. He has sold over 450,000 copies of his debut album in the United States.

Get your tickets at the William Pitt Union now…Call 412-648-7900 with any questions. Or email ppc@pitt.edu … and don’t miss DJ Bonics at 7pm as he warms up the stage for the BNVz and Kid Cudi. Show starts promptly at 8:00. Join DJ Scottro from KISS fm at Pitt Cafe on Meyran for the after-show party.

More details at: http://www.pitt.edu/~ppc/hiphopshow.html