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 Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild will star in the world premiere of "An American in Paris" at the Theatre du Chatelet in Pars on Nov. 22. It will be co-produced by Pittsburgh CLO.
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Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild will star in the world premiere of "An American in Paris" at the Theatre du Chatelet in Pars on Nov. 22. It will be co-produced by Pittsburgh CLO.

French connections: Pittsburgh's CLO and Paris theater pair for new show

In any language, the new musical “An American in Paris” crafts a message of love and hope through dance.


 Jesse Andrews, Pittsburgh native and author of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," tells a group of students and recent graduates in the backyard of teacher Joe Ehrman: "Writing is more important than being a writer."

Students gather to learn and laugh with novelist and Schenley grad Jesse Andrews

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” author Jesse Andrews met last week with students and faculty from Obama Academy and Schenley High School.



 Katy Perry performs "Opens with Roar" at Consol Energy Center, Tuesday night.

Katy Perry puts on award-style spectacle at Consol Energy Center

Pop star Katy Perry delivered a nearly two-hour spec­ta­cle, with nine ward­robe changes, she jumped rope and road a me­chan­i­cal horse.



 Patrick Jordan, left, who plays the defendant, holds onto the defense attorney, played by David Whalen, in Kinetic Theatre's production of David Mamet's political farce "Romance."

Stage review: 'Romance' a fine farce for Kinetic

David Mamet's "Romance" at Kinetic Theatre is the perfect light offering for the summer heat.


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Travolta Film Camp helps those with disorders get ready for close-up

The Joey Travolta Film Camp teaches adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.



Movie review: Monty Python serves up usual shenanigans

G‘‍Day, Bruce! Monty Python performs together for (probably) the very last time, and many get to see it on the big screen.


 
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