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 Charles Courtney Curran, "On the Heights," 1909, Brooklyn Museum, gift of George D. Pratt. The oil on canvas is part of an exhibition at the Frick Art & Historical Center, Point Breeze.
Charles Courtney Curran, "On the Heights," 1909, Brooklyn Museum, gift of George D. Pratt. The oil on canvas is part of an exhibition at the Frick Art & Historical Center, Point Breeze.

Art preview: Charles Courtney Curran weaves women and children into lovely landscapes in show at The Frick

The Frick opens an exhibition of Charles Courtney Curran, who captured nature, women and children on sun-drenched canvases.


 Nicola Benedetti: Offered a lustrous, full-bodied sound in the Szymanowski piece.

Concert review: Symphony goes trick or treating

The Pittsburgh Symphony performed works by Rachmaninoff and Szymanowski with conductor Juraj Valcuha and violinist Nicola Benedetti.



Reality check: Random acts of kindness pop up on 'Face Off'

It was a good knight on the “Face Off” finale, but Pleasant Hills’ Talbot comes up short.



 A tent city forms as students gather Thursday in preparation for the ESPN Game Day show at Mountainlair Green on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown.

WVU trying to keep a lid on postgame destruction

Officials and groups of students at WVU aim to keep after-game revelry from turning violent today.


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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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    The play about growing up in a Pittsburgh home filled with strong women recently ended its run at the off-Broadway Primary Stages.



    Stage review: 'Annie' bubbles with optimism

    The national tour brings a message of hope wrapped in a swell production to the Benedum Center.


     

    WQED-TV shows to focus on veterans

    The programming leading to Veterans Day begins Sunday with “Long Road Home: Tony’s Story,” followed by five more shows.



    Tuned In: Attention to detail helps 'Olive Kitteridge'

    The slow TV movement gets a boost from HBO’s character-driven miniseries “Olive Kitteridge;” WPCB adds digital subchannel.


     


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    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Barry Williams

    Best known for playing Greg Brady on the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” Barry Williams is just happy to be a working actor.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Gen. David Petraeus

    U.S. retired Army general and former CIA director David Petraeus has found civilian life a stimulating alternative to the military.


     

    Art & Architecture


    South Side man goes creative with bones of dead animals

    Bill “Biilzebub” Wilson aka The Bone Collector creates his art and gives new life — and beauty — to that which is already dead.



    Art notes: Duane Michals opens at The Carnegie; more Teenie Harris photos

    Duane Michals, Charles “Teenie” Harris and Charles Courtney Curran shows open.


     

    Celebrities


    People: Kevin Feige, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan James, Taylor Swift and more!

    Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel unit outlined plans for superhero movies through 2019, including two more “Avengers” films and a third “Thor.”



    PEOPLE: Mama June, Taylor Swift, Judd Nelson and more!

    Child protective services could investigate Mama June from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” due to her relationship with a convicted sex offender.


     

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