Pittsburgh City Paper Music Issue to Feature Four Different Covers

April 22 Music Issue Will Offer Youthful Take On Four Iconic Albums

PITTSBURGH, PA — For the first time in its history, Pittsburgh City Paper will feature four different front covers on one issue.

To illustrate its annual music issue, the cover features four original photographs paying homage to four iconic album covers. Four different photographers and 10 different child models ranging in age from 3-years-old to 14-years-old were used to illustrate the issue’s main feature on the importance of Rock Camps for kids.

“We wanted to find a way to illustrate the story that would be fun and engaging,” said City Paper Editor Charlie Deitch. “So our idea was to take these images that everyone recognizes and use these great kids to put an imaginative twist on them.”

“Once we paired our models up with these four extremely talented and creative photographers we knew it would be pretty special.”

Staff Photographer Heather Mull and freelance photographers John Colombo, Renee Rosensteel and Sarah Wilson set out to make inspired replicas of Kiss’ “Dynasty,” Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and Patti Smith’s “Horses,” respectively. The original plan called for all four photos to be used in the issue with one selected for the cover.

“The covers turned out even better than we expected,” said Music Editor Margaret Welsh. “Choosing one became very difficult.”

Art Director Lisa Cunningham says she “was close to tears” trying to choose between the four photos. “Our photographers and models worked so hard on this project,” Cunningham said. “They all four deserved the cover and I’m glad we were able to make that happen.”

The issue is available at distribution locations across the Pittsburgh region. Additional online-only content is available at www.pghcitypaper.com, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of all four photo shoots.

Pittsburgh City Paper is the city’s award-winning arts, entertainment and news weekly, and delivers 65,000 papers every Wednesday throughout Western Pennsylvania.

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