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 From the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Mary Weidner "Dust Bowl Carnies on Divan," Ink & Gouache Collage on Paper.
From the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Mary Weidner "Dust Bowl Carnies on Divan," Ink & Gouache Collage on Paper.

Associated Artists Annual at Westmoreland is a respectable reflection of regional art

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s annual exhibition is a visually dynamic representation of contemporary art being made in our region.


 Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller.

Mac Miller finds adventure in reality show

Mac Miller talks about his MTV2 show “Most Dope Family,” the mixtape “Faces” and a forthcoming album.



 Gareth Murphy, author of "Cowboys and Indies."

Author tracks history of selling music

In “Cowboys and Indies,” Gareth Murphy catalogs the ups and downs of the record industry, charting more than 160 years of music territory.



 Carnegie-Mellon University professor Scott Sandage, left, helps 'Modern Family' actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson discovery his family history on TLC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?"

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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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.



    Kevin James, David Gray coming to Cultural District in October

    The comedian/actor brings his stand-up tour to Heinz Hall on Oct. 25; British singer-songwriter Gray performs on Oct. 10.


     

    Tuned In: 'Sharknado' takes Manhattan

    Syfy’s silly sequel to last year’s guilty pleasure, “Sharknado,” heads east and leans more toward comedy.



    Media Notes: Walsh joins KDKA; Costanzo leaves WPXI

    KDKA-TV hires Rich Walsh as a TV sports reporter/anchor; Jodine Costanzo leaves WPXI for a job in advertising sales.


     


    Breakfast With


    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.


     

    Art & Architecture


    Art Notes: 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial opens second part at Glass Center

    Part two of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial will open with a public reception Friday at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.



    National outdoor art show to hit billboards

    "Art Everywhere US" is billed as the world's largest outdoor art show and it's about to hit America's streets and public places.


     

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