Music

Carrie Furnaces rock with Thrival music festival

The future of Pittsburgh's music scene is being planted on a storied part of the region's past. Thousands of people attended the Thrival Innovation + ...

Jason Aldean, country's 'hardest-rocking big star,' knows what works

Jason Aldean is cementing his role as a monarch of hard-rocking country, with his brand-new album and his Six Ring Circus tour coming on Sept. ...

Music takes Hempfield Area school band leader around the world

Music has taken Brian Tychinski to places near and far, as a percussionist, teacher and conductor. Still, the Hempfield Area High School band director says ...

Pittsburgh Opera opens 78th season with 'La Traviata'

Opera began in Italy around 1600 as an attempt to re-create ancient Greek drama. It found its own greatness just a few years later when ...

Solo Nash embarks on new life, creatively and personally

It's been a season of change for Graham Nash. Earlier this spring, he announced that he was done working with long-time musical partner David Crosby, which ...

Stars align to bring Feinstein in McFerrin's stead

Michael Feinstein says he is delighted about his upcoming shows at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild even if they are "a little terrifying in a way." The ...

Thrival brings music to up-and-coming spaces

The novelty of the big music festival hasn't worn off exactly. It's probably a bigger deal now than in the days of Woodstock, Newport and ...

Plenty of musical performers on tap this fall in Pittsburgh area

The outdoor concert season wraps up this weekend with Jason Aldean at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown and the Thrival Festival taking over the Carrie ...

Alice Cooper gladly plays the rock 'n' roll villain

Alice Cooper is playing a character. But when that character has been a part of your life since 1968, it's not just something you can ...

Love of jazz remains steadfast in Western Pennsylvania

Thirty years have turned what seemed like a good idea into the steadiest jazz program in the area. Back in 1987, a newbie named Marty Ashby ...

Pittsburgh's range of classical music offerings unparalleled

Classical music in Pittsburgh is unparalleled for the range of its offerings. They span more than half a millennium of creativity and feature music from ...

Blues star Hammond kicks off Calliope season

In 50 years performing the blues, John Hammond has discovered something that is not a surprise to the staff at Calliope. Pittsburgh is a pretty good ...

Resonance Works to begin season with 'Rediscover, Renew, Reinvent'

The imaginative Resonance Works concert series, which ranges from chamber, orchestral and choral music to operas, will open its season with an intriguing instrumental program ...

Pittsburgh native Tarra Layne competing on new season of 'The Voice'

When she was a teenager, Tarra Layne was driving with her family down a country road north of Pittsburgh, listening to the radio. A Muddy Waters ...

Pittsburgh Symphony contract talks extend past deadline

The management and musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony will continue their efforts to find agreement on a new contract after expiration of the extension of ...

Allegheny Valley Concert Association begins final season

Butler County native Marianne Cornetti knows she can come home again. In fact, the Knoch High School and Duquesne University graduate who has become an international ...

Review: Gala shows off Pittsburgh Symphony's range

The concert at the center of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala crackled with excitement on Sept. 17 at Heinz Hall as Manfred Honeck and ...

Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller comes home to start his tour

Mac Miller is in love. With women. Women in general. His new album, "The Divine Feminine," which was released Sept. 16, is "all songs about love, in ...

Pittsburgh-bound tours recapture the music of the '90s

It's been 26 years since Salt-N-Pepa released one of its biggest hits, "Shoop," and even longer since the Spin Doctors had radio and MTV hits ...

Slayer still killing it 35 years since inception

Thirty-five years is a long time to do anything. But playing the fastest, heaviest, harshest form of metal at the highest level — for that, ...