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 Kings of Leon: From left, Jared Followill, Caleb Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill.
Kings of Leon: From left, Jared Followill, Caleb Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill.

Kings of Leon becoming a no-show band in Pittsburgh

Kings of Leon, which was on the rebound after a shaky “Sundown” campaign and an abrupt hiatus, won’t be showing up here ... again.


 "Madden NFL 15"

Game review: ‘Madden 15’ reaches superstar status on next-gen

“Madden NFL 15,” released Tuesday, is looking for redemption after “Madden 25’s” disappointing showing.



 Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko star in "The November Man."

Movie review: Brosnan plays well a weathered spy in 'November Man'

“November Man,” based on a Bill Granger spy novel, arrives in August with Pierce Brosnan as a retired CIA agent drawn back into the game.



 Pittsburgh rocker Joe Grushecky

Raves: Grushecky’s music can offer inspiration not to ever give up

Joe Gru­shecky’s voice is, and al­ways has been, a voice to be reck­oned with!


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Kiss still blazes in shorter set at First Niagara Pavilion

A re-energized Kiss has released two albums in the past five years, so you would think that at least one new song would crack the set list.


 
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    Stage review: 'Parade' digs deep into American hatred

    The sense of impending doom is palpable in the Tony-winning musical “Parade” at the New Hazlett Theater.



    Storytellers to gather at Byham for The Moth

    Founded by George Dawes Green in 1997, The Moth began as a live event where people stood up and told real stories from their lives.


     

    Books


    'Panic in a Suitcase': Yelena Akhtiorskaya pens a funny tale of Russian emigres

    Like some traditional Russian meals, Yelena Akhtiorskaya’s debut novel “Panic in a Suitcase” is a matter of many courses



    The women of Amy Bloom's 'Lucky Us' improvise in dark times

    Amy Bloom is a sublime weaver of intricate and sober stories that surprise us with flashes of hilarity.


     


    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


    Weekend Hot List, Aug. 21-24

    Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street, Oddball Comedy Festival, Run Around the (Regent) Square, Pittsburgh New Works Festival ...



    Two former Steelers pour energy into new goals, new game with Homestead art studio

    At the end of their football careers last summer, Baron Batch and John Malecki are now teammates in Studio A.M.


     

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