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Domhnall Gleeson.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Domhnall Gleeson

The Dublin-born actor is joining a legion of others from the Emerald Isle who have won over American audiences.


 Laurence Glasco, a professor in the History Department at the University of Pittsburgh, pays tribute to August Wilson during a 70th birthday celebration of the author at the Hill House Association's Kaufmann Center in the Hill District on Saturday. The event was part of WQED's August Wilson Education Project.

August Wilson 70th birthday celebrations abound

Monday is the 70th birthday of the Pittsburgh-born playwright many now refer to as the American Shakespeare.



 Richard Flanagan.

Lecture preview: Novelist Richard Flanagan recounts the plight of WWII POWs at hands of Japanese

The Australian author who devoted 12 years to writing “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” speaks Wednesday in Oakland.



 Brentano Quartet.

Concert preview: Brentano String Quartet avoids autopilot

Presented by Chamber Music Pittsburgh, the Brentano String Quartet and Todd Palmer will perform works by Charpentier, MacMillan and Brahms.


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Film Notes: Jimmy Stewart Museum to honor Caviezel; 'Bayou Maharajah' to screen Sunday

Also: “Aspie Seeks Love” returns, “Crocodile Gennadiy” inks deal, and a one-time showing of doc “Bayou Maharajah” at Hollywood Theater.



Russia bans 'Child 44' movie

Russia has banned the showing of the new movie “Child 44,” which is set in Stalinist Russia.


 

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2Do this week, April 26-May 2: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Trio Novis Mundi, organist Eric Plutz and Ronny Love and the Sensational Sounds of the Drifters perform here this week.



Eyewitness 1965: Cliburn, Casals credited with fine week for culture

Music lovers in Pittsburgh had opportunities to hear both Van Cliburn and Pablo Casals performed here during the same week 50 years ago.


 
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    TV Q & A

    Questions answered about “Survivor,” “The Good Wife,” “Galavant” and a pregnant WTAE anchor.



    NBC News: Brian Williams embellished stories many times

    The investigation, led by NBC News senior executive producer Richard Esposito, may be a factor in network’s decision to rehire Mr. Williams.


     

    Books


    'Out Came the Sun': Mariel Hemingway tells not all about the family legacy

    In a flawed but still interesting memoir, the actress and granddaughter of Ernest opens a light on the troubles of her famous family.



    'Gotti’s Rules': A window on the decline of the Cosa Nostra

    “The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia”: Longtime reporter George Anastasia finds an ideal vehicle.


     


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    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Madeleine Peyroux

    Jazz, soul, blues singer Madeleine Peyroux began her music career on the streets of Paris busking for euros.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Roz Chast

    Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast has been drawing since she was a child. She will be in Pittsburgh April 23.


     

    Art & Architecture


    Dormont after-school program blends art, movement

    The innovative ARTS in Motion program is being offered at Dormont Elementary School in the Keystone Oaks School District.



    Exhibition preview: Map makers went on voyages of imagination to chart the globe

    An exhibition of 36 rare world maps at Hillman Library in Oakland shows how cartographers’ views of the continents have changed over time.


     

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