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 Actress Julie Newmar will be at the Monroeville Convention Center for Steel City Con Friday through Sunday.
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Actress Julie Newmar will be at the Monroeville Convention Center for Steel City Con Friday through Sunday.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Julie Newmar

She is the original Catwoman and at 81, Julie Newmar is staying spiritual, positive and online.


 Highclere, which played the Crawley home for six seasons on the PBS series "Downton Abbey." In January, the series will begin it's final season.

PBS prepares for life without 'Downton Abbey'

PBS president doesn’t believe the hit show will be the “last great drama.”



 Funk bassist Bootsy Collins drops his tophat while performing with his Rubber Band Sunday night at Hartwood Acres.

Concert review: Bootsy Collins Rubber Band brings the funk

Bootsy’s Rubber Band is an offshoot of Parliament/Funkadelic and led by bassist William “Bootsy” Collins.



 "Aurora" by Kim Stanley Robinson.

'Aurora': Bad times on a generational spaceship

Kim Stanley Robinson's novel is science fiction for people who don't believe that science has all the answers.


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2Do this week, Aug. 2-9: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Start off the week with a free concert featuring the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra by the fountain at Highland Park.



HBO will air Paris concert and documentary on U2 world tour

The Paris stop on U2’s current Innocence + Experience tour will air Nov. 14 on HBO, the premium cable network announced late last week.


 
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    Stage reviews: A beloved musical and a Shakespeare comedy prove to be a comely pairing at Stratford

    A Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and a bawdy Shakespeare comedy are not such an odd couple when you get to the heart of the matter.



    Stage preview: Billy Porter comes home as star of 'Kinky Boots'

    Tony- and Grammy Award-winning performer Billy Porter steps off Broadway to play his iconic role for friends and family in Pittsburgh.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Dania Ramirez

    Born in the Dominican Republic, the actress came to the U.S. and followed her own path to her acting career and “Devious Maids.”



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Jane Fonda

    Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda finds a new outlet for her talent on Netflix with the new series “Grace and Frankie.”


     

    Art & Architecture


    University of Virginia Rotunda being rebuilt inside and out

    Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia icon in the middle of a $53 million face-lift.



    Three Rivers Arts Festival director to leave Cultural Trust

    Veronica Corpuz, who oversaw the Three Rivers Arts Festival for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is stepping down.


     

    Gaming Plus


    Game review: 'Rocket League' from Psyonix features cars with a kick.

    The exciting new video game for PC and PS4 puts the game of soccer on wheels.



    Game review: 'Arkham Knight' a superb adventure for Batman

    The latest “Arkham” video game is a perfect sendoff for a groundbreaking series.