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 Joe Mantello,left, and Mark Ruffalo in "The Normal Heart." The HBO movie won an Emmy last week for outstanding television movie. Producer Scott Ferguson, a Bethel Park High graduate, was part of the team that accepted the Emmy.
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Joe Mantello,left, and Mark Ruffalo in "The Normal Heart." The HBO movie won an Emmy last week for outstanding television movie. Producer Scott Ferguson, a Bethel Park High graduate, was part of the team that accepted the Emmy.

'Heart' another winning beat for producer from Pittsburgh

Emmy-winning HBO movie “The Normal Heart” is another winner for Bethel Park native Scott Ferguson.


 The patterns and shapes in Blane Siegel's Biennial exhibit were inspired by meditation.

Let's talk about art: Blaine Siegel

Blaine Siegel, one of the artists featured in the Pittsburgh Biennial, gets inspiration from the geometric shapes of Pittsburgh.



 Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.

Jennifer Aniston looking for roles with hard edge

After playing sweetheart Rachel on “Friends” for 10 years, Jennifer Aniston says she looks for roles with a harder edge.



 Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldman traverse miles of twisting catacombs beneath the streets of Paris in "As Above/So Below."

Movie Review: ‘As Above, So Below’ should have its horror license revoked

“As Above” takes forever to go below, and once there, another long while passes before supernatural stuff starts troubling the protagonists.


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The burning of Atlanta, seared into America's memory

The fall of Atlanta 150 years ago this week was a Civil War pivot, while 1939’s “Gone With the Wind” enshrined the event in popular culture.



The big summer box office winner turns out to be a surprise

It’s almost a wrap on summer 2014 when “Guardians of the Galaxy” emerged as the surprise hit, ahead of “Transformers” and “Maleficent.”


 

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2Do this week, Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Comedian Sommore, Craftmen’s Guild Fair in the Park, Shakespeare in the Parks and Donnie Rankin.



Corbin/Hanner sign off with two farewell shows at Jergel's

The country duo, who grew up in Armstrong County and have been performing together since the late 1960s, finally calls it quits.


 
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    Oddball Comedy & Curiosity tour invades Pittsburgh for Saturday laughfest

    Comedic offenders were Sarah Silverman, Bill Burr, Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Jefferies, Chris Hardwick.



    'Newsies' star Corey Cott returns to Pittsburgh to cheer on brother

    The CMU grad and Broadway star was in attendance Thursday for his younger brother’s show, “Parade.”


     

    Books


    Book Review: Something hideous this way comes in "The Bone Clocks"

    Wizard of words David Mitchell conjures a triumphant tale of mystics, desperate youth and the thirst for experience in “The Bone Clocks.”



    'One of Us': Tawni O'Dell's tale of high fashion and old injustices in Pennsylvania coal country

    The small coal mining town of Lost Creek and its residents are the winning feature of Ms. O’Dell’s talent.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Marilyn McCoo

    Singer Marilyn McCoo has eight Grammys in a career and marriage to Billy Davis Jr. that has spanned four decades.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With...Gary Taubes

    Gary Taubes, the  author of “Why We Get Fat and What to do About It,” says shun sugar, starch and processed carbohydrates.  Eat meat!


     

    Art & Architecture


    New gift shop at Carnegie Museum of Art opens next Saturday

    Carnegie Museum of Art to open new gift shop that will provide a new shopping experience.



    Cybertainment: City of Asylum app and website look at North Side

    City of Asylum’s Digital Sanctuaries app and website looks at parts of North Side in a novel way. Streamy Awards ceremony set for Sept. 7.


     

    Celebrities


    People: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Joan Rivers, Shakira, Uprising of Love concert

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are wed in France; Joan Rivers hospitalized; Shakira expecting second child.



    PEOPLE: Swin Cash, Sofia Vergara, Laverne Cox and more!

    McKeesport native Swin Cash will be part of a new all-women sports talk show on the CBS Sports Network.


     

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