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 Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in "Doctor Who."
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in "Doctor Who."

Next phase of 'Doctor Who' debuts

The Capaldi Era of the 50-year-old sci-fi series begins with the season eight premiere tonight on BBC America.


Reality check: 'Utopia' sounds anything but

“Utopia’s” cast of pioneers is released. These people are going to create a new society?



CLO hopes to stage 'Kinky Boots' next year

Pittsburgh CLO is working to bring two national tours to town next summer.



 In green from left, Michael Chiklis, Jim Caviezel and Alexander Ludwig.

Movie Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall' is a solid, winning effort

“When the Game Stands Tall,“ starring Jim Caviezel as a coach, dramatizes what happens when a 151-game winning streak comes to an end.


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The facts and the fiction in 'When the Game Stands Tall'

A reporter separates fact, fiction and outright invention for “When the Game Stands Tall” about De La Salle High’s football win streak.



Actor heads De La Salle football’s fan club

Jim Caviezel found it easy to play the reticent, religious high school football coach whose legacy is more than a 151-game winning streak.


 

Music »


Bloomfield's Little Italy Days draws mix of old and new

The four-day festival that begins Thursday will host a variety of musicians and small businesses along Liberty Avenue.



Country trio Lady Antebellum prepares for a new album

Lady A’s fifth proper album, due Sept. 30, is “747” and is off to an auspicious start with “Bartender.”


 
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    PBT announces new chairman

    The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will start its 45th season with new leadership on its board of trustees.



    'In the Raw' hosts evolution of 2 new plays on 1 theme

    Two teams of artists have been working for a month at Bricolage’s Downtown theater, where two new works will be workshopped.


     

    Tuned In: 'Intruders' a tough nut to crack

    BBC America debuts the puzzling, clear-as-mud “Intruders”; Nielsen dishes data on Pittsburgh TV viewers.



    Today's Springfield Moment ...

    Things get spacey when guest star Leonard Nimoy drops by Springfield in “The Simpsons” episode “Marge Vs. the Monorail.”


     

    Books


    'The Bear': A terror-filled ordeal of kids on their own after an attack

    Claire Cameron’s novel, imagining the aftermath of a real bear attack, is an intriguing concept but maybe not scary enough.



    'The Little Green Book': Going green goes to the extreme in a sci-fi eco-thriller

    Brian Herbert makes you think about the possible destruction of the planet should humans fail to do their part.


     


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    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Gayle Forman

    Young adult writer Gayle Forman’s novel “If I Stay” has been translated to the big screen and opens Friday in theaters. It’s a cliffhanger.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Marshall Goldberg

    Marshall Goldberg, Pittsburgh native and Los Angeles scriptwriter and novelist, says he fell in love with Nellie Bly.


     

    Art & Architecture


    Two former Steelers pour energy into new goals, new game with Homestead art studio

    At the end of their football careers last summer, Baron Batch and John Malecki are now teammates in Studio A.M.



    Artist Alexandre Arrechea will speak, lead tour, in Pittsburgh

    Alexandre Arrechea, the Cuban-born artist whose sculptures are temporarily installed Downtown, will give an artist talk and tour next week.


     

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