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 Karaoke USA's all-in-one system (model GF829) includes a 7-inch color screen and record function.
Karaoke USA
Karaoke USA's all-in-one system (model GF829) includes a 7-inch color screen and record function.

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for theater lovers

Hopefully these ideas draw some applause.

 "The Great Holiday Baking Show," with Nia Vardalos, left, and Mary Berry, premieres at 10 p.m. Monday on ABC.

Reality check: Baldwin man competes in truTV's 'Santas in the Barn'

John Scarpino of Baldwin Boro will climb up chimneys and wrap gifts with other would-be Kris Kringles in a new reality show.

 The cover of Vertigo's "The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition," written by Neil Gaiman with art by J.H. Williams III.

Gaiman returns to comics with 'Sandman: Overture'

“The idea of celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Sandman’ with a comic was just too good to miss,” writer Neil Gaiman said.

 Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara made for one handsome couple at their Nov. 22 wedding. The bride documented the whole affair on Instagram.

5 Things We are Loving This Week, Nov. 28, 2015

Newlyweds Joe Manganiello of Mt. Lebanon and Sofia Vergara are asking asking guests to make donations in lieu of wedding gifts.

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Michael Stuhlbarg plays Edward G. Robinson in 'Trumbo'

Michael Stuhlbarg tried to make himself as “small and squat” as possible to play Edward G. Robinson in “Trumbo” opposite Bryan Cranston.

Saoirse Ronan moves into more grown-up roles in 'Brooklyn'

Not everyone may know how to pronounce actress Saoirse Ronan’s name, but they recognize her face, talent and burgeoning fame.



This image released by Columbia Pictures shows, from left, Will Smith, Dr. Bennet Omalu and director Peter Landesman on the set of the film, "Concussion."
The film in which Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu features a story with deep Pittsburgh roots.

"Concussion," which opens on Christmas Day, was filmed at various locations around Pittsburgh. Explore the story of the movie, Steelers center Mike Webster and more right here.


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Stage review: Quantum gets quirky with 'Chickens in the Yard'

The play touches down in Lawrenceville with themes of acceptance and family, as it inaugurates the theater company’s New Voices program.

Village Theater names executive director

The group is in the process of building the Vanguard Theater, slated to open in September 2016.


Holiday television specials spread seasonal cheer

No matter what your preference, there is surely something on the seasonal schedule to suit your tastes.

TV notes: More music shows on PBS from Lubinsky

Pine-based producer T.J. Lubinsky has three more music shows on PBS in the next month; “Call the Midwife” airs a Christmas special.


Breakfast With

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Michael B. Jordan

Actor Michael B. Jordan comes out swinging in the Rocky spin-off, “Creed.”  He took a year to build up mind, body and spirit for the role.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Christie Brinkley

Supermodel Christie Brinkley will age eventually, but in the meantime, her new book is filled with tips to stall it.


Art & Architecture

Public art opportunities available for six Pittsburgh-area communities

Foundations grant will spur temporary ’placemaking’ art works.

'Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse' is a rejuvenating escape

A new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a visual feast of works by artists familiar and new.



PEOPLE: Adele, John Stamos, Albie Hecht and more!

Adele “25” sets first-week sales record, besting ’N Sync’s “No Strings Attached” album from 2000.

PEOPLE: Adele, Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara and more!

In three days, Adele’s new album has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the United States.


Gaming Plus

Video game review: 'Fallout 4' falls short on player experience

Played on the new generation PS4, the latest game in the popular franchise fails to improve on its success.