Laura Thorén Staffwriter

Class of 2010


  • Rockettes put on spectacular show

    This past weekend’s temperatures reached the 60s, but it was snowflakes and sparkles at the Benedum Center as The Radio City Christmas Spectacular opened for its two-month run. The Rockettes, in all of their kick-line glory, are performing in Pittsburgh until Dec. 6. The two-hour-long show is a whirlwind of Christmas motifs: Santa arrives by sleigh but is upstaged by a sugarplum fairy bear, and ...

    Pillbox | November 16, 2009
  • Michaelson warms up crowd

    The floor of Mr. Small’s Funhouse was a sea of screaming 20-year-old women — and no, the Backstreet Boys were not reuniting onstage. Ingrid Michaelson (the singer-songwriter best known for her song “Keep Breathing” from the Grey’s Anatomy season three finale) was performing the last show of her two-month-long U.S. tour in Pittsburgh.

    Pillbox | November 9, 2009
  • A look into the life of Ella

    Tina Fabrique brought down the house as the title character in Ella: The Musical!, the show currently playing at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Fabrique’s soaring vocal range and exquisite rendering of jazz songs — made standards by the late Ella Fitzgerald — left one wondering why the show wasn’t titled Tina: The Musical!.

    Pillbox | October 12, 2009
  • Tragedies, comedies, and musicals

    The School of Drama and Carnegie Mellon’s student-run theater group Scotch’n’Soda offer a menu of performances this fall semester that will appease every theatrical appetite.

    Pillbox | September 28, 2009
  • Starbucks, GWAP, and Juicy Couture

    Not everyone is aware that a little piece of Carnegie Mellon is sitting on most of the working world’s desk at this very moment, and it comes in the form of a coffee cup. The logo of Starbucks is designed by Carnegie Mellon alumnus Terry Heckler, who graduated in the class of 1964 with a major in art. He is also the creator of the brand logos for JanSport, New Balance, and the Qdoba restaurant cha...

    Pillbox | September 21, 2009

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