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 Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino star in "San Andreas."
Jasin Boland
Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino star in "San Andreas."

Movie review: Action-packed 'San Andreas' a decent disaster flick

When the ground in “San Andreas” rocks and rolls, it’s Dwayne Johnson to the rescue in a new disaster movie following an old formula.


 AMC's "Making of the Mob: New York" provides a retelling of well-known mob stories using dramatic re-creations and archival footage.

Tuned in: Summer TV lineup is full on cable

Cable networks offer a slew of new series this summer, from cat rescues to season two of HBO’s “True Detective.”



 The John Roberts House in Canonsburg is protected by a preservation easement.

Preservation easements protecting some historic properties in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has experts inspect the exteriors and grounds of each site annually.



 Betty Rockwell, right, and an unidentified woman look at a sculpture in the Pittsburgh Moderns Show at Outlines gallery. "Tracing Outlines," a documentary about the gallery, will be shown for free at the Harris Theater, Downtown.

Film notes: 5 movies to run for free during Three Rivers Arts Festival

Three Rivers Arts Festival will bring free film screenings Downtown, while a new movie theater moves closer to reality in Sewickley.


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Family Film Guide: “San Andreas” and “Aloha”

Widespread deadly destruction reigns in the disaster film “San Andreas,” while rom-com “Aloha” contains more sexual situations.



Search a Western Pennsylvania theater to find 'Bigfoot'

Filmed in and around Ellwood City, with some Pittsburgh locations, “Bigfoot: The Movie” is turned loose this week.


 
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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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WQED’s 3-year look at black men and boys ends tonight

Tonight’s finale will be followed by a live half-hour panel discussion on race relations.



TV review: Duchovny back in investigative mode on NBC's 'Aquarius'

NBC's "Aquarius" is a fine if unexceptional period TV drama, a broadcast series that tries to look like a cable show.


 


Breakfast With


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.



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.


 

Art & Architecture


'Chalk Talk' combines art and music

Dee Ruckert of New Sewickley, Beaver County, creates chalk artwork for audiences as music plays in the background.



Art notes: Women photographers depict the Middle East

“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers From Iran and the Arab World” opens Saturday at Carnegie Museum of Art with a curator’s talk.


 

Celebrities


PEOPLE: Josh Duggar, "Serial," "Trevor Noah," and more!

Hulu has removed episodes of “19 Kids and Counting” from its offerings after reports of alleged sexual misconduct of one of the show’s



PEOPLE: B.B. King's daughters, Jessica Lange


Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates, but the coroner says