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 Oh (Jim Parsons) and Tip (Rihanna) aloft. The animated “Home” is brightly colored, with aliens who look like soft plastic toys come to life.
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Oh (Jim Parsons) and Tip (Rihanna) aloft. The animated “Home” is brightly colored, with aliens who look like soft plastic toys come to life.

Movie review: Colorful 'Home' is a pleasant adventure

The title is bland but “Home” delivers colorful aliens and vivid voices based on Adam Rex’s kids’ novel, “The True Meaning of Smekday.”


 Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in "Get Hard."

Movie review: Odd couple leads buoy 'Get Hard'

In “Get Hard,” Will Ferrell’s entitled millionaire reflexively and wrongly turns to Kevin Hart for advice on how to toughen up for prison.



 Barry Manilow sings "Could It Be Magic" on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center.

Review: Barry Manilow takes a stroll down memory lane

Opening the night with “It’s a Miracle,” the hits came one after another as the consummate showman showed that at 71, he’s still got it.



Dance preview: Faith the focus of latest Reed Dance performance

The mixed repertoire program will include collaborations with Pittsburgh CAPA students at Reflections Theater Co-op of New York City.


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JFilm: 20 premieres and some Film Schmoozes

The 22nd annual film festival that delves into Jewish culture will open April 16 at the Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill.



Italian film festival opens in Carnegie

Italian Film Festival USA will open Thursday in Carnegie and show another six movies at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium through late April.


 

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Jazz preview: Jon Faddis' group to play Ellington opus and give a history lesson

Trumpeter Jon Faddis and his band look for Ellington’s “Black, Brown and Beige” in the red, white and blue.



Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.


 
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    Whether working with people or Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, actor, comedian Jack McBrayer just wants to keep working.



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    Art & Architecture


    Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

    A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.



    Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

    Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.


     

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