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 "Mystifier" Mike Super from Peters preparing to think outside the box last week on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
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"Mystifier" Mike Super from Peters preparing to think outside the box last week on NBC's "America's Got Talent."

Reality Check: 'Mystifier' from Peters stages amazing tricks to stay alive

And for his next trick: Pittsburgh’s Mike Super to compete in “America’s Got Talent” finals.


 From "The Simpsons" episode "MoneyBART."

Today's Springfield Moment ...

That opening credits couch gag from Banksy — as Homer would say “When did THAT happen?”



Rejected WJAS offer, Quinn, Tennent say

Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent posted on Twitter that they declined an offer to join WJAS-AM.



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.


Movies »


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.”



Film notes: Maureen O'Hara to be honored; Dock Ellis movie to open Sept. 5

Maureen O’Hara among those who will receive Honorary Oscars, and Harry Belafonte’s trailblazing and charitable work to be celebrated.


 

Music »


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.



Wild Gift: X carries banner for old-school LA punk

John Doe of X talks about the band's vintage album tour, Exene's tweets and the SXSW incident.


 
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    Tuned In: High-class problem: too much good TV

    With the quality shows on the air, some consider this the golden age of TV; ABC plans a “Frozen” special; “The Chief” debuts on WPXI.



    Today's Springfield Moment ... 'The Simpsons Movie'

    “Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig!” Turns out, the “Simpsons Movie” is even better than “Under the Dome.”


     


     


    Breakfast With


    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!



    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.


     

    Art & Architecture


    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.



    URA drops developer for North Side's Masonic Hall

    Developer Wayne Zukin had been named to do a series of buildings around the Garden Theater, but now he only has the theater to redevelop.


     

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