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 Dan Deluca of Peters stars as Jack Kelly in the national tour of "Newsies," coming to the Benedum Center on Tuesday.
Dan Deluca of Peters stars as Jack Kelly in the national tour of "Newsies," coming to the Benedum Center on Tuesday.

Stage preview: 'Newsies' makes a headliner of Pittsburgh's Dan DeLuca

Peters native Dan DeLuca comes home for Thanksgiving as the lead in the national tour of the Disney hit musical.


 Sean Michael Kyer is Agent Oscar and Millie Davis is Ms. O in "Odd Squad," premiering Wednesday on PBS Kids.

PBS goes into action with math-based 'Odd Squad'

The Fred Rogers Co. is involved in its first live-action series since “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” with PBS’s “Odd Squad.”



 A rendering shows the proposed design for the Chautauqua Amphitheater.

At Chautauqua Institution, a civilized showdown over preserving 'the Amp'

The debate over how to modernize while respecting historic integrity shows how an influential institution is roiled by modernization.



'Lincoln and the Power of the Press': War of words

Lincoln’s fascination with newspapers led to both a charm offensive and an iron fist in shaping public opinion.


Movies »


Actor wanted to give 'Everything' to challenging role

Landing the role of Stephen Hawking in ”Theory of Everything” brought actor Eddie Redmayne euphoria followed by a ”sledgehammer of fear.“



Visual feast of holiday movie season is underway

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday movie season, with family fare, musical extravaganzas and dramas on the road to Oscar night.


 

Music »


Commentary: CMU competition thinks outside the music box

The Rembacher Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Mellon University encouraged innovation in musical performance.



2Do this week, Nov. 24-29: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty will celebrate the 99th birthday of Billy Strayhorn with a birthday bash Saturday.


 
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Will Smith film has Pittsburgh ties

File photo of former Steeler Mike Webster.
Production has started in Pittsburgh on a new film in which Oscar nominee Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist to detect a long-developing brain injury called CTE in a former football player.

That player was retired Steelers center Mike Webster, who died in 2002 at age 50. The movie, with the working title of "Concussion,' is slated to film here through mid-January.

* The story behind Mike Webster, concussions and the new film

* A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

* David Morse to portray Mike Webster in upcoming film

* VIDEO: Casting call for upcoming film

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    Preview: barebones stages Tennessee Williams' 'Streetcar' with live music from Joe Grushecky

    Patrick Jordan takes his theater company where he's always wanted to go — for a ride on Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar."



    Stage preview: Finding the many voices of Judy Holliday

    ’Smart Blonde,“ the new music-infused play at City Theatre, stars Broadway’s Andrea Burns, with two actors playing dozens of other parts.


     

    TV review: 'Odd Squad' assets add up to a good time

    It’s hard not to wonder what Fred Rogers would think of the frantic “Odd Squad,” but taken on its own, this new kids show is a lot of fun.



    TV Q&A: Actress wasn't series regular on 'Orange' at Emmy time

    Questions answered about “Orange Is the New Black,” “The Young & The Restless,” “The Big Bang Theory” and ratings.


     


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    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Isabella Rossellini

    “Green Porno,” a show about the sex lives of animals, started as a joke but has become a third career for the model and actress.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Danny Aiello

    From a high school dropout to success on stage and screen, actor Danny Aiello talks about the ups, the downs, the mistakes and the love.


     

    Art & Architecture


    New York's Frick Collection to expand

    The Frick Collection in New York City plans ambitious expansion; family's private rooms will become exhibition space.



    'Inside Artists Reaching Out': Artwork from prisoners on loan in Braddock library

    Prison inmates donate their original artwork to the Carnegie Library of Braddock’s art lending program.


     

    Celebrities


    People: Bill Cosby, Bono, Sean Hayes, Daniel Handler

    Comedian Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions about allegations of sexual assault against him in an Associated Press video interview.



    Audio of Bill Cosby joking about drugging women resurfaces

    Audio from a 1969 Bill Cosby comedy album includes him joking about drugging women.


     

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