Arts & Entertainment


Groom charged during filming of TLC's 'Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding'

Police said the groom being filmed for the TLC reality series threw glass cups at the wall and tried to provoke a fight.

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'Second Avenue Caper': a heartfelt graphic novel about AIDS in the early ’80s

Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli offer a well-crafted social testament to how far we have come, even as the emotional content has worn off.

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'Small Victories': Anne Lamott writes about grace for those who hate books about grace

Read this book twice – even if you normally avoid books on religious or spiritual growth.

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 Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz and Guy Boyd as Henry Beck in a "Foxcatcher" scene shot at Wilpen Hall in Sewickley Heights.

A guide to the local sites seen in 'Foxcatcher'

Western Pennsylvania co-stars in the movie “Foxcatcher” with nearly all scenes shot here but one — a helicopter view of the du Pont estate.

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'The Wicked and Divine' explores our fascination with fame

All six issues of the Image Comics series are collected here. Mr. Gillen's metaphor couldn't be more obvious or more accurate.

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TV Q&A: 'Taxi Brooklyn' may not roll again

Questions answered about “Playing House,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Extant,” “Boston’s Finest” and WBGN.

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 Lucy Briggs-Owen portrays Viola and Tom Bateman is Will in "Shakespeare in Love" at Noel Coward Theatre in London.

Theater tour to London set for March 8-15

The 2015 Post-Gazette's Critic's Choice theater tour in March to London features three plays.

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2Do this week, Dec. 21-27: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Today’s your last chance to catch this year’s Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s holiday pops at Heinz Hall.

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 Chris Jamison will head for the West Coast after the holidays in search of singing opportunities.

No place like home for Chris Jamison of 'The Voice'

The singer from Ross who made a splash on national TV is enjoying down time with his family before heading back to the West Coast.

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 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto helps as a carpenter installing doors with the city housing authority during his appearance on "Undercover Boss," which airs at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tonight's 'Undercover Boss' appearance gives Mayor Peduto a new perspective

“Undercover Boss” gives Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto a new perspective on how to run a city.

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Indigo Girls team up with Pittsburgh Symphony

The Indigo Girls will perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall in April.

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 FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file frame grab from video provided by Jessica Silas, a stage roof collapses onto fans awaiting the start of a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Silas, File)

Sugarland, others to pay $39 million for Indiana State Fair stage collapse

Sugarland, Live Nation and 16 other defendants will pay $39 million to settle claims for the deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse.

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 In "Foxcatcher," Channing Tatum, left, as Mark Schultz gives the best performance of his career, while Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz is also at the top of his game.

Movie review: 'Foxcatcher' presents a compelling tale of brothers drawn into a warped millionaire's orbit

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give outstanding performances in the tragic “Foxcatcher,” filmed in Pittsburgh.

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 Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano star in "One Big Happy."

Tuned In: Networks roll out new shows for midseason

Broadcast networks plan for the new year, announcing new series premiere dates and series return dates, too.

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 Director Bennett Miller with Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum on the set of "Foxcatcher," most of which was filmed in Western Pennsylvania.

'Foxcatcher' director energized by commitment from actors

It started with a Rupert Pupkin-style move by a stranger and ended with director Bennett Miller filming “Foxcatcher” in Pittsburgh area.

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 Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed in "Wild" is the best role she has had since playing June Carter Cash.

Movie review: 'Wild' covers 1,100 miles in a journey of self discovery

Actress-producer Reese Witherspoon jumped on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir and then into her hiking boots and redemptive trip into the “Wild.”

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 The Indigo Girls will perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in April.

Indigo Girls to perform with PSO at Heinz Hall in April

The concert features symphonic takes on the folk-pop duo's catalog, including "Kid Fears," "Power of Two" and "Closer to Fine."

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Family Film Guide: 'Annie' and 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'

Both PG-rated, “Annie” and “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” offer mostly family-friendly entertainment.

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 The foster children in "Annie" are, from left, Amanda Troya,  Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith, Quvenzhane Wallis and Zoe Margaret Colletti.

Movie review:

The sun will come out tomorrow but will the audience for the “Annie” update starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz?

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 Running around in "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" are, from left, Patrick Gallagher as Atilla the Hun, Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt, Ben Stiller as Larry Daley and Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah.

Movie review: 'Night at Museum' sequel silly

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” covers little new territory as Ben Stiller takes the show on the road to London.

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'Let It Snow' to film Downtown

A movie crew will let it snow, literally, for filming that is scheduled to take place Downtown on Saturday at the creche and PPG ice rink.

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 Billy Porter will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the OutMusic Awards Jan. 19 in New York.

PEOPLE: Fred Rogers Company, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Billy Porter and more!

The Fred Rogers Company is named Pittsburgh Magazine’s Pittsburgher of the Year.

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 Kevin Hart will perform stand-up at Heinz Hall in January.

Comedian Kevin Hart coming to Heinz Hall in January

Tickets are on sale now at at livenation.com and pittsburghsymphony.org.

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 The FBI said in a statement it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach, which resulted in the disclosure of tens of thousands of leaked Sony emails and other materials.

FBI declares North Korea responsible for Sony hack

The FBI said it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach of the Hollywood studio.

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 Sir Paul McCartney, 72, delivered the best pop concert of 2014 at Consol Energy Center.

Paul McCartney leads list of best 2014 pop concerts in Pittsburgh

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, St.Vincent top list of best concerts in 2014.

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 From left, Fermin Suarez is Gabriele d'Annunzio, Robin Abramson is Luisa Baccara and Megan Mackenzie Lawrence is Tama de Lempicka in "Tamara," a Quantum Theater production.

Best Play: 'Tamara'

Quantum's ambitious play that moved throughout a building soared with top-notch, precision performances.

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 "Bellevue Library" by Ron Thurston, who will teach a watercolor class at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in the winter 2015.

The art of gift-giving: Studio arts class is always the right size

For a holiday gift that begins after others have started to fade, consider a studio arts class in the Pittsburgh region.

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 Willie Nelson performs "Still is Still Moving to Me," at the Benedum Center.

Willie Nelson leads list of best 2014 Pittsburgh country concerts

At age 81, Willie Nelson can still deliver.   He brought the best country concert to Pittsburgh last year.

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 Cover of  Bob Dylans Basement Tapes, songs from 1967 sessions with The Band.

Best albums of 2014

Reissue of Bob Dylan's "Basement Tapes" tops list of best albums in 2014.

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 Spyro Gyra.

The top 10 jazz concerts of 2014 in Pittsburgh

Concerts at the Manchester Craftmen's Guild dominate the top jazz concerts.

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 Valentina Lisitsa.

The top 10 Pittsburgh classical music performances of 2014

In 2014, the greatest hits of Pittsburgh's classical music scene included concerts by the Pittsburgh Symphony, Renee Fleming and more.

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 Members of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance perform "FAR." w

Best Dance: Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Pittsburgh Dance Council, Attack Theatre and The Pillow Project all excelled in 2014.

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 Martin Freeman plays one of the quirky characters in FX's "Fargo."

Best TV Show: 'Fargo'

With so much good TV, it's more difficult than ever to single out the truly great shows, although the No. 1 pick was an easy choice.

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 Warner Bros.' "Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor."

Best Video Game: 'Shadow of Mordor'

With nothing new on the console front, 2014 was the year of games.

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 From left, Emma Stone as Sophie and Colin Firth as Stanley in "Magic in the Moonlight."

New on DVD

"Magic in the Moonlight," "The Skeleton Twins," "The Maze Runner," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" are now available in stores.

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 "Pretty Plastics" album from The Sicks.

Local scene in music this week

Meet the Sicks.

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Interested in winter arts classes? Here's where to go around Pittsburgh

Arts organizations in the Pittsburgh region offer classes that range painting to cooking.

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Progress continues on 'striking' Westmoreland art museum

Among the remaining steps of the project are heating the additional space and finishing its concrete floors.

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 Tim Hartman is Mr. Fezziwig in Pittsburgh CLO's "A Musical Christmas Carol."

The Hot List of events for the weekend: Dec. 18-21

Holiday festivities galore, from the CLO’s “A Musical Christmas Carol” to “A Lyrical Christmas Carol” from PMT. (And rapper Bubba Sparxxx.)

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 Sarah Hunt, who dances with Abby Lee Dance studio in Plum and who is from South Hills, will dance ''Clara'' in the Nutcracker in Long Island, N.Y., this week.

Baldwin Borough dancer, part of 'Dance Moms,' has lead in Long Island ballet

Sarah Hunt, 9, plays Clara in “The Nutcracker” at Molloy College Madison Theater in New York this weekend.

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North Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

The studio's reputation is in tatters as embarrassing revelations spill from tens of thousands of leaked emails and other company materials.

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Wash Arts nonprofit shines spotlight on Pittsburgh-area artists

The Washington Community Arts & Cultural Center is hosting a market through Dec. 30 that features the work of 30 local artists.

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 Steve Carell as John du Pont.

'Foxcatcher' brought long days for Steve Carell as John du Pont

In a monumental departure from “The Office,” “Despicable Me” and “Little Miss Sunshine,” Mr. Carell plays John du Pont.

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 Thaddeus Erdahl (TJ), "King for a Day, Queen for the Night."

Ceramics shine and challenge at Society for Contemporary Craft

“Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics.” is a wonderland of the unexpected at the Society for Contemporary Craft.

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 Sony shows, from left, Jonathan Watson, Brandon Trost, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen on the set of Columbia Pictures' "The Interview."

Sony pulls 'The Interview' from theatrical release

The movie, a controversial satire about a talk show host charged with assassinating Kim Jong Un, drew threats from a cyberterrorism group.

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 Mary Robb Jackson.

KDKA's Mary Robb Jackson to retire

Longtime KDKA-TV reporter Mary Robb Jackson, who says her job has been the best ride of her life, will retire at the end of the year.

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 Green Day, lead by guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, shown performing last year at the Consol Energy Center, will be the biggest draw at next year's induction ceremony in Cleveland.

Green Day, Joan Jett will have to carry the Hall of Fame ceremony

Green Day and Joan Jett make it to Rock Hall, along with Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Bill Withers.

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 Actor Richard Armitage poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film "The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armiesm: in Paris.

'The Hobbit's' Richard Armitage shows the lighter side of Thorin on Twitter

The self-described “moody actor” says his goodbyes to Middle-earth after three films as the Dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield.

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 "Or" stars  Ethan Hova, Erika Cuenca and Robin Abramson.

Stage preview: Off the Wall dance and drama from a woman's perspective

Play and dance presentations at the Carnegie theater feature female writers as central characters.

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 A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles Thursday.

NYC premiere of North Korea comedy 'The Interview' canceled after threats

The hackers warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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