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 Flutist Lorna McGhee soloed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Friday night at Heinz Hall.
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Flutist Lorna McGhee soloed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Friday night at Heinz Hall.

Concert review: Nordic music proves hot and cold for symphony

The Pittsburgh Symphony presented a Nordic landscape with works by Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius.


 Fox Chapel native Garrett Morosky is in the running to become a "Price Is Right" model.

Reality check: Friends gather to watch Ross man on 'The Voice'

Ross Township man’s journey on “The Voice” leads to a crowded house.



 The two-part miniseries "Death Comes to Pemberley" stars Matthew Rhys as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Lizzy. It will air on PBS on Sunday and Nov. 2.

TV review: 'Pemberley' missing sparks of earlier PBS series

The sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is missing the spark of the earlier PBS miniseries.



 Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher star in "St. Vincent."

Movie review: 'St. Vincent' is wholly pleasing

Bill Murray plays the title role in “St. Vincent” about a grumpy retiree whose life is changed when a single mom and boy move in next door.


Movies »


Movie review: 'Other Side lets zombies run amok

Locally made movie “The Other Side” is about a wife who goes  missing at the start of a zombie apocalypse in a fictional Pennsylvania town.



New film studio breaks ground in McKees Rocks

Island Studios is expected to open in six months, just in time for the spring filming season.


 

Music »


Artist Jeremy Casella headlines a night of music at New City Church

The Johnstown native will perform Friday evening at the Downtown venue as part of Cafe 304.



How long should bands play?

In the modern concert world, the 30-minute set doesn't cut it anymore -- Warped Tour aside -- and fans often come expecting a marathon.


 
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Fall arts preview

The Black Keys members Dan Auerbach (front) and Patrick Carney.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the autumn season.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.


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    Tuned In: NBC turns to another comic book hero

    Special effects overwhelm character in the rejiggered pilot for NBC’s comic book adaptation “Constantine.”



    Radio notes: 'Thin Man Returns'

    Mystery is in the air for “The Thin Man Comes to Pittsburgh.”


     

    Books


    There's a kind of decadence to reading in bars

    For me, it started in San Francisco — probably a mix of that gloriously extroverted city combined with my 23-year-old new-drinker self.



    Lecture preview: Children's book duo Klassen and Barnett favor experimental approach

    The author and illustrator of “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole” will speak at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland.


     


    Breakfast With


    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.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Christie Rampone

    Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team captain Christie Rampone talks about the game, her children and the challenges.


     

    Art & Architecture


    Natural History Museum reaches out to over-21 crowd

    Carnegie Museum of Natural History opens doors to the nightlife crowd with “Haunted Museum ... After Dark.”



    Art notes: AAP exhibition at The Mine Factory is a winner

    Curator Thomas Sokolowski has organized an impressive exhibition of works by five AAP members for The Mine Factory, East End.


     

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