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Wiz Khalifa talks Black Flag, 'Blacc Hollywood' and raising son Bash

Rapper Wiz Khalifa returns to his hometown on the brink of releasing "Blacc Hollywood," his third major-league album.


Johnstown's Music Festival is all over the Americana map

Boz Scaggs and Leftover Salmon headline weekendlong AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown.



 Lorelei Linklater, daughter of director Richard Linklater, portrays Samantha in her father's film "Boyhood" with Ethan Hawke, center, as Mason Sr. and Ellar Coltrane as Mason.,

Director saw opportunity, not risk, in ambitious film

Texas filmmaker Richard Linklater shot "Boyhood" during a 12-year period with the same core cast.



Bad Religion best of bunch in '90s punk reunion tour preview

Offspring headlines Summer Nationals with the full run of "Smash."


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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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    'Walking With Dinosaurs,' with life-size puppets, presents them as feathered ancestors of birds

    “Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular” will showcase life-size dinosaurs in an informative setting at Consol Energy Center.


     

    TV review: Gyllenhaal shines in timely miniseries

    Sundance TV scores with "The Honorable Woman," a smart sophisticated, perhaps uncomfortably timely political thriller.



    CMU professor gets to root of 'Modern Family' star's family tree

    CMU’s Scott Sandage helps actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson trace his family history on “Who Do You Think You Are?”


     


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    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.



    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.


     

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