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 The Zac Brown Band has one foot in the country scene and the other one dancing with the jam bands.
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The Zac Brown Band has one foot in the country scene and the other one dancing with the jam bands.

Concert Review: Zac Brown Band throws a country music party at the Pavilion with a diverse menu

Country band covers Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Beatles and more, jumping through genres and jamming through 10-minute songs.


 Bill Paxton stars as Sam Houston in "Texas Rising."

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Paxton

The actor plays his distant cousin, legendary Texan Sam Houston, in the epic new mini-series “Texas Rising” on the History Channel.



 John Schalcosky, founder of Odd Pittsburgh, and holding a copy of a photo from 1934, stands in front of the Skinny Building on the corner of Wood and Forbes, Downtown.

Skinny Building mystery — and others — solved by researcher into Pittsburgh oddities

When the renovation of Downtown’s Skinny Building sparked comments about its mysterious origins last week, John Schalcosky went to work.



 "Something Rotten!" stars Brian d'Arcy James, center, and Christian Borle.

Broadway reviews: 'Something Rotten!' and 'Gigi' boast plenty of highlights

A Broadway original and a Tony nominee are reviewed by our critics.


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2Do this week, May 24-30: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO presents the final Fiddlesticks family concert of the season, comedian Gary Owen plays the Pittsburgh Improv ...



Jazz Orchestra seeking students for training programs

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs.


 
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Summer guide to Pittsburgh

"Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the summer.

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

Setting the SEEN: Summer fun in Downtown Pittsburgh

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    Carrie Furnace is steely backdrop for 'American Ninja Warrior' filming

    In Pittsburgh, the bright lights of filming the action reality show “American Ninja Warrior” compete with the echoes of history.


     


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    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... April Ryan

    The White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks says it’s her job to ask about race.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... James Marsden

    James Marsden stars with Jack Black in the black comedy “The D Train.” It’s a ride you won’t soon forget.


     

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