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Media Notes: Walsh joins KDKA; Costanzo leaves WPXI

KDKA-TV hires Rich Walsh as a TV sports reporter/anchor; Jodine Costanzo leaves WPXI for a job in advertising sales.


 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Dedman

In “Empty Mansions,” Bill Dedman looks at the life of mysterious heiress Huguette Clark, who maintained mansions she never lived in.



 Jack White performs at Stage AE Sunday night, on tour with his second solo album, "Lazaretto."

Jack White is a jolt of electric energy at Stage AE

On his first trip to Pittsburgh in six years, the rocker from Nashville blew through Stage AE Sunday night with Tasmanian Devil energy.



Diverse music showcased at PNME show

The oldest piece on the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s program was composed in 2006.


Movies »


Remembering an elephant rampage in Altoona

An Australian film company making a movie, ’Tyke: Elephant Outlaw,’ is looking for photos or video from a 1993 circus standoff in Altoona.



Film Notes: Michael Keaton to wing it as 'Birdman'

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton is about to have a moment (again) thanks to “Birdman,” set to open the Venice Film Festival in late August.


 
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    Kevin James, David Gray coming to Cultural District in October

    The comedian/actor brings his stand-up tour to Heinz Hall on Oct. 25; British singer-songwriter Gray performs on Oct. 10.



    Porter's 'One Night Stand' stretches limits of the piano

    Pearlann Porter reveals the first part of her plan for a sendoff of a grand piano Saturday night in the debut of “A One Night Stand on


     

    TV Q&A with Rob Owen

    Burning TV questions answered about “Doc Martin,” the use of YouTube footage by local TV news stations and the fate of “Community.”



    Reality check: 'Face Off' starts "Life and Death' challenge

    New season of Syfy’s “Face Off” is a matter of “Life and Death.”


     

    Books


    William T. Vollmann’s 'Last Stories and Other Stories': Super stories of the supernatural

    Vollmann's return to fiction, delving into ghosts and ghouls, is challenging, dense and rewarding for those who persevere.



    Jim Ray Daniels' 'Eight Mile High': Beauty and humor in a Detroit wasteland

    The Pittsburgh poet turns to short fiction, finding humor in a crumbling area of his hometown, Detroit.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Michael Chernus

    Award-winning actor Michael Chernus says acting helped him make friends growing up in Ohio and now he is influencing people with his talent.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With...Gen. Wesley Clark

    Retired four-star Gen. Wesley Clark sees special forces as the future of warfare. He will host “Friday Night Spotlight: World War I” on TCM.


     

    Art & Architecture


    National outdoor art show to hit billboards

    "Art Everywhere US" is billed as the world's largest outdoor art show and it's about to hit America's streets and public places.



    Phipps Garden Center showcases botanic art

    Naturalist Bill Paxton depicts not just the anatomy but a bit of the soul of plants in exhibition at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside.


     

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