Music

Pianist returns to Pittsburgh for classes, baseball 

On Feb. 20, 1944, pianist Byron Janis and conductor Lorin Maazel, the two greatest virtuoso musicians Pittsburgh has produced, performed together with the Pittsburgh Symphony ...

Music, acrobatics juggled with flair in return of 'Cirque de la Symphonie'

Guest conductor Jack Everly on Friday night was the sure hand holding together the return of "Cirque de la Symphonie," which was as spectacular and ...

Millvale-bound Jayhawks release another fine album

'Paging Mr. Proust' The Jayhawks (Thirty Tigers) Paging Jayhawks fans: The Americana band of renown has returned with a timeless gem that belongs ...

'I Love the '90s' tour coming to Petersen Center

Your favorite '90s musicians will be back on stage this summer in the "I Love the '90s" tour, featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Color ...

Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis, several news organizations reported April 28. ...

Blink-182 tour coming to First Niagara Pavilion

Blink-182 is setting out on a nearly 50-city tour this summer that will stop at First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, on Aug. 28. The band premiered ...

Bach Choir's homage to steel to premiere at Carrie Furnace

For Thomas Wesley Douglas, a tour of the Carrie Furnace presented one of those use-it-or-lose-it propositions. For Nancy Galbraith, the idea prompted research that took on ...

Cirque's Pops artistry returns to Heinz Hall 'big top'

From the stage to video games, the most successful entertainment ideas thrive not only in their original versions but also in the sequels and off-shoots ...

Jewel, now 41, is 'Picking Up the Pieces'

Two decades after Jewel exploded onto the music scene with the album "Pieces of You," she's made an album that brings her back to the ...

Pittsburgh jazz bash a lead-in for June fest

When one jazz celebration ends, it can lead to another. Planners at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are joining the worldwide observation of International Jazz Day on ...

Prince's sister says musician had no known will, asks court for overseer

MINNEAPOLIS — Prince's sister says the superstar musician had no known will and filed paperwork Tuesday asking a Minneapolis court appoint a special administrator to ...

Prince's sister says musician had no known will

Prince's sister says the superstar musician had no known will and filed paperwork April 26 asking a Minnesota court to appoint a special administrator to ...

Drake bringing summer tour to Consol Energy Center

Drake will bring his Summer Sixteen Tour to Consol Energy Center on Aug. 17. The rapper's new album, "View," is set for release April 29, the ...

Publicist: Prince cremated, then private ceremony held

MINNEAPOLIS — Prince was cremated Saturday and a group of his "most beloved" family, friends and musicians celebrated him afterward in a small, private service, ...

Cause of Prince's death likely to take weeks to determine

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — The radio call came in just after 1 a.m. to the air traffic control tower at the Quad City International Airport in ...

Ligonier Township man who toured with Prince calls him 'quiet lion'

Matt Blistan didn't argue when Prince gave him a nickname. Prince came dancing into the recording studio one day in 1985 playing the air trumpet, Blistan ...

Pop icon Prince dies at 57

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or ...

Peter Wolf's new album gives new life to classic 'Love Stinks'

'A Cure for Loneliness' Peter Wolf (Concord Records) Peter Wolf's "A Cure for Loneliness," just his third solo album since 2002, is a ...

PSO violist wins community-service award

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violist Penny Anderson Brill is one of five recipients of the new Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service. The award ...

Meghan Trainor to headline at Petersen Center

Meghan Trainor, who burst on the music scene last year with the hit single "All About the Bass," is headlining a summer tour that will ...