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 ABC's "Forever" stars Judd Hirsch as Abe, Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan and Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez.
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ABC's "Forever" stars Judd Hirsch as Abe, Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan and Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez.

TV reviews: 3 debuts show mixed results

The new TV season begins with a trio of mixed-bag series debuting tonight: “Gotham” on Fox, “Scorpion” on CBS and “Forever” on ABC.


 Dr. Sylvia Earle looking out over the Gulf of Mexico.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Sylvia Earle

Marine biologist Sylvia Earle is in a battle to save the ocean before it is too late. At home in the water, at 79 she is still diving.



 Pedestrians walk past the August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County judge will not block foreclosure of August Wilson Center

The court-appointed conservator requested to stay the Oct. 6 sheriff sale to give her more time to complete the sale to a N.Y. developer.

  • African-American group backs bid for August Wilson Center



  •  Viola Davis stars in another Shonda Rhimes-created series for ABC, "How to Get Away With Murder."

    ABC leads the way in more TV diversity

    Broadcast networks, especially ABC, get more multicultural this fall with ethnically diverse casts in new TV series.


    Movies »


    Jimmy Stewart Museum welcomes an old friend: Carol Burnett

    Carol Burnett’s name was always at the top of the list for the Harvey Award and now, the Stewart Museum will honor the fan and friend.



    Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

    Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.


     

    Music »


    2Do this week, Sept. 21-27: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

    Free events include “As You Like It” at Schenley Park; a Pittsburgh Symphony Brass concert and an appearance by poet Lucie Brock-Broido.



    Preview: BARONS has long legacy behind it

    BARONS releases debut record with show at Commonwealth Press.


     
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    Fall arts preview

    The Black Keys members Dan Auerbach (front) and Patrick Carney.
    There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the autumn season.

    From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.


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    Stage preview: 'Book of Mormon' tap-dances back into Pittsburgh

    Wildly, knowingly offensive "The Book of Mormon" returns to town with Derry native Jake Emmerling in the ensemble.



    PICT Classical Theatre adds 2 shows and a Downtown venue

    PICT presents a season of saints and sinners, including works by Shaw, Shakespeare and an “Oliver Twist” adapted by Alan Stanford.


     

    Books


    'The Nixon Defense': John Dean revisits the scene of the crime

    Former Nixon aide John Dean illustrates how the president got caught in the quicksand of the Watergate scandal.



    'Brutal Youth': Anthony Breznican explores the dark side of high school

    The author’s memories of Catholic high school in Western Pennsylvania were the ideal starting point for his first novel.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Morgan Fairchild

    Actress Morgan Fairchild is a self-proclaimed science nerd who is just happy to be a working actress.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Betty Halbriech

    The original personal shopper, 86-year-old Betty Halbreich has penned her second book, “I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style With a Twist.”


     

    Art & Architecture


    Curator Adam Welch talks about the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial

    The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, twice as big as the last one, continues to roll out thoughtfully conceived component exhibitions.



    Art Notes: Invisible Photograph, Biennial, plan weekend events

    The Invisible Photograph Part 4 debuts at Carnegie Museum of Art and a reception set for another component of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.


     

    Celebrities


    PEOPLE: Zachary Quinto, Mac Miller, Karen Meyers and more!

    Zachary Quinto won’t be part of the “Heroes Reborn” miniseries on NBC next year.



    People: Robin Thicke, Rihanna, Eva Mendes and more!

    Robin Thicke claims he was drunk and high on Vicodin during most of his interviews promoting the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”


     

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