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Spinning Jenny joins Friday Night Rocks

Spinning Jenny joins Friday Night Rocks

Garret Roberts

March 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

After a successful performance at the Hard Rock Cafe, "Spinning Jenny" will also be featured during this season’s Pirates games. Being featured in the Friday Night Rocks playlist, the band, which includes Julia Balzano, an RMU student, will be heard by thousands of baseball fans.“The video wil...

RMU represents at the Hard Rock

RMU represents at the Hard Rock

Garret Roberts

March 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

RMU rocked Pittsburgh Saturday night at the Hard Rock Cafe with Antz Marching and Spinning Jenny showing the city that the university has an abundance of rock talent. Antz Marching, the headline band for the event, features RMU’s own Dr. Heather Pinson. Given the chance to make another appearance...

Top 10 rock love songs

Top 10 rock love songs

Garret Roberts

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

With Valentine’s Day just a day away, love is a trending topic in everyone’s mind. While you could spend your day listening to the cheesy romantic classics, you can only listen to “That’s Amore” so many times before you go mad.But don’t worry, if one genre can spice...

Spinning Jenny’s history lesson

Spinning Jenny’s history lesson

Maura Linehan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

A homegrown Steubenville, Ohio, band with a Robert Morris connection took a lesson in history and turned that inspiration into family-based artistic effort. Beginning in 2011, “Spinning Jenny” had their first gig as an opening act for their uncle's band, “U.S. Kids,” at a family re...

Bringing Unique Soundz to RMU

Bringing Unique Soundz to RMU

Maya Ehikhamenor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

RMU’s new organization, Unique Soundz, is here to bring a bit more soul on campus. It is a gospel choir founded by Grace Faye, a junior business management major, who is passionate about singing.Faye grew up in a household full of singers, and she was heavily involved with her gospel choir bac...

Alternative Halloween music

Alternative Halloween music

Garret Roberts

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Making a playlist for a Halloween party can be stressful. You never know what your listeners' mood will be, what they want to hear and what kind of music feels like Halloween to them. While "Flying Purple People Eater" is a holiday hit, a college party doesn't really have room for the Halloween hits yo...

RMU Theater presents “Evita”

RMU Theater presents “Evita”

Sydney Nelson

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Top Stories

Featuring lyrics by Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (“The Phantom of the Opera”), there is no doubt “Evita” has earned a place in musical history. The show is one of several collaborations between these two artists--others of note include &#...

Hearing Gabbie Hanna “Out Loud”

Hearing Gabbie Hanna “Out Loud”

Maura Linehan

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Gabbie Hanna, a YouTube star and native of Pittsburgh, released her first song on Sept. 6, 2017. This song comes at a busy time for Hanna who is planning to release her new book, “adultolescence,” on Sept. 19. Her new song, “Out Loud,” seems to tell the story of a romance now lost. The lyrics reflect...

RMU grooves to Rock U

RMU grooves to Rock U

Maura Linehan

August 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

“There wasn't really anything here for people that weren't in professional bands, so we wanted to start a group,” Roman Iannone, a junior at Robert Morris University, said. Based on that vision, five students started a club that has become a home-grown band called “Rock University” or...

Rock University welcomes students

Rock University welcomes students

Erik Schmidt, Contributor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

What do you get when you mix engineering and students and a love of music? A rock band, of course. One new event students can look forward to during freshman orientation is a performance by RMU's new band, Rock University. This band of students was formed last semester with the help of Department...