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Vinyl still ‘hip’ after 60 years

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vinyl still ‘hip’ after 60 years

By Kris Lancaster, Point Park News Service: On the ground floor of Dave’s Music Mine on the South Side, the newest record by indie rock band The Head and Heart plays as customers flip through records by Justin Timberlake and The Weeknd. In the basement, classic vinyl by the likes of Peter Frampton, Johnny Cash […]

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Oakland man owns all vinyl record store

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Oakland man owns all vinyl record store

By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service In an age where digital music has taken over the industry, 64-year-old Jerry Weber created a name and a legacy not only for his store, but also for himself as the owner of one of the best all vinyl record stores in the country. His store, located in […]

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Keys to success, websites help students learn to play piano

Keys to success, websites help students learn to play piano

By Justin Druga Point Park News Service For Marissa Mayer, the website zebrakeys.com is what she uses to learn piano terminology and how to play. Accomplished pianist Hunter Tresnicky said the website learn4good.com is a good place for starting piano players. “I think it had some good tools if you were just starting and had […]

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Pittsburgh party-rocker doubles up on Thre3Style

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh party-rocker doubles up on Thre3Style

DJ Petey C wins Pittsburgh Thre3Style DJ battle for second time, moves on in competition. By Connor Mulvaney Point Park News Service DJ Petey C once again won the Pittsburgh Red Bull Thre3Style Preliminary Qualifier to continue to the regional DJ battle Feb. 7 in Philadelphia, a trip that could propel him onto the national […]

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House venues give smaller bands more options

| February 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
House venues give smaller bands more options

By Olivia Ciotoli Point Park News Service Using their basement as a stage, Pittsburgh residents Sandy Parker and Dylan Bahney provide a place for local musicians to perform and music fans to enjoy shows of all genres on a college student’s budget.  

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Pittsburgh residents gear up for Diwali, “The Festival of Lights”

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh residents gear up for Diwali, “The Festival of Lights”

By Ligaya Scaff Point Park News Service Later this month, bursts of fireworks will light up the sky as children excitedly wave flickering sparklers. Families throughout the city and across the globe will prepare mouth watering sweets and exchange gifts of silver and gold jewelry. This is not some out of sync Independence Day celebration […]

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Local talent keeps busy with various projects

| October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Local talent keeps busy with various projects

By Hillary Maglin Point Park News Service Boston-native-turned-Pittsburgher Erika May, better known by her stage name, EMay, knew from early childhood that she would settle for nothing less than an artistic and musically focused life. She spent part of her childhood around one of the most iconic bands of the past century. “I grew up […]

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