Arts & Entertainment

 Allison Tolman plays Molly Solverson in "Fargo."

Strong, fascinating women in TV dramas often saddled with quirks to make them more interesting

Why are women the ‘weaker’ sex when it comes to portraying characters on television dramas?

about 19 hours ago

 Imari "Hanikawa" Plate with Dresden Johanneum Marks.  Japan, Edo period 1690.

Meissen porcelain collector to speak at Maridon Museum

The purchase of a rare Meissen table service turned Fritz Theil into a collector. He’ll give a talk at Maridon Museum.

about 19 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers JoAnna Schmidt and Alexandre Silva in George Balanchine's "Western Symphony."

For next season, Pittsburgh Ballet lines up a demanding repertoire

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2015-16 lineup is peppered with pieces artistic director Terrence Orr has been working for years to secure.

about 19 hours ago

 "Lady With Flowers" by artist Susan Winicour.

Susan Winicour featured at Frechard Gallery

An exhibition at the Christine Frechard Art Gallery argues for a place for the late Pittsburgh artist Susan Winicour in art history and

about 19 hours ago

Stage review: "Mermaid' a delight at Byham

PMT transports theatergoers to the colorful world of “Disney’s Little Mermaid,” a show that goes swimmingly with a pitch-perfect Ariel.

about 19 hours ago

PEOPLE: Christina Aguilera, "Ghostbusters," Katie Holmes and more!

Christina Aguilera will perform at the NBA All-Star Game in New York.

about 19 hours ago

 Olivia Wilde is part of the cast that started filming the holiday comedy “Let It Snow” in the Pittsburgh area this week.

'Let It Snow' cast lined up; movie filming in Pittsburgh

“Let It Snow” returns some familiar faces to Pittsburgh and brings Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin and John Goodman here for holiday comedy.

1 day ago

 Sting and the cast of "The Last Ship" give it their all during a relatively short Broadway run.

Stage Review: 'The Last Ship' deserves a future beyond Broadway

The last gasp of the musical’s New York run featured songwriter Sting rallying the troupe one more time.

1 day ago

 Will Smith on the steps of St. Benedict the Moor, a Catholic church in the Hill District, during filming  of "Concussion."

Three movies made in Pittsburgh to debut later this year

The Will Smith movie, “Concussion,” recently finished filming in Pittsburgh, will be released on Christmas Day, various websites report.

about 2 hours ago

 Writer Jesse Andrews, a Schenley High School graduate, at the premiere of "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl" at the Sundance Film Festival.

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' lights up Sundance Film Festival

Filmed and set in Pittsburgh, the movie gets a partner for global distribution after receiving rapturous reviews and applause at Sundance.

1 day ago

 Murrysville's Maddie Ziegler is only 12 but has been performing in high-profile music videos. Maddie, left, danced with Denna Thomsen on "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 17 with Sia, right, singing "Elastic Heart."

From Sia videos to 'Dance Moms,' Murrysville dancer steps into pop culture fame

Murrysville’s Maddie Ziegler is on her toes as dance takes her around the world.

1 day ago

 The Chautauqua Amphitheater, shown in August 2010.

Open-air amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution wins 'National Treasure' designation

A proposed update of the 121-year-old building was decried by preservationists because it required a virtually complete demolition.

1 day ago

He's trapped, but he's nobody's prisoner: 'The Last Escaper' by Peter Tunstall

Mr. Tunstall attempts to set the record straight about his legendary captivity in World War II.

1 day ago

(Not) Ordinary People: 'Sweet Nothing' by Richard Lange

Mr. Lange’s latest collection of bizarrely optimistic moments in contemporary shame spirals.

1 day ago

Cuddle in the huddle: 'City of Champions' by Chloe T. Barlow

Pittsburgh’s most successful romance writer returns with the second installment of her popular “A Gateway to Love” series.

1 day ago

 Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Tilly said she's been playing poker for about 20 years.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Jennifer Tilly

Actress and poker player Jennifer Tilly says the best female players play like men — very aggressively.

2 days ago

Primus bringing Chocolate Factory tour to Stage AE

As it did on New Year's Eve, Primus will devote one set to performing the soundtrack to "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

2 days ago

 Francisco Mathurine, of the Times Square Alliance, clears snow from the steps in Father Duffy Square in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, when Broadway cancelled all shows due to the coming storm.

Storm forces Broadway, Theater Hall of Fame induction to go dark

Inductees including F. Murray Abraham and Blythe Danner will have their day in the spring.

2 days ago

‘Glee’ actress Melissa Benoist to star in new CBS series

The new one-hour drama “Supergirl” is the latest in a flurry of TV shows based on comic book superheroes.

2 days ago

Development project uses art to control water flow in Larimer

Green infrastructure advocates and water artists say timing’s perfect for stormwater management to merge with a new development in Larimer.

2 days ago

City calendar: 01/26/15

A look at upcoming events for the week ahead.

2 days ago

Masked metal band Slipknot to perform in August in Pittsburgh

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

2 days ago

 Ruth Goodman didn't just research the Victorian era to write "How to Be a Victorian." She lived it.

'How to Be Victorian': Ruth Goodman's meticulously researched guide to 19th-century life

Ms. Goodman didn’t just study, she lived it out, to create an eye-opening “Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life.”

3 days ago

 RJ Cyler, left, and Thomas Mann in the childhood living room of writer Jesse Andrews in Point Breeze during a scene from "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl."

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl,' made and set in Pittsburgh, premieres today at Sundance Film Festival

Filmed at Schenley High and the Point Breeze childhood home of author Jesse Andrews, the film has buzz. But will it get distribution?

3 days ago

Opera Review: Challenging 'Rodelinda' handled deftly by Pittsburgh Opera

Producing Handel’s “Rodelinda” is no small feat.

2 days ago

 The cast of "Birdman" pose in the press room with the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

‘Birdman’ tops SAG; Keaton fails to win

SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring, though Eddie Redmayne upsets Michael Keaton, wins most outstanding actor.

2 days ago

 Neel Mukherjee, author of "The Lives of Others."

'The Lives of Others': In Neel Mukherjee's masterful novel, home is where the class warfare is

Mr. Mukherjee’s demanding work chronicles unhappy characters in Calcutta. One of the best novels of 2014, it rewards your efforts.

3 days ago

 Carrie Lane, the Youth Services Coordinator of the Allegheny County Library Association, assembles American Girl Doll kits at the ACLA's West End office on Wednesday. The doll kits will be available to check out of ten Libraries around the Pittsburgh area for one week at a time beginning Jan. 28.

American Girl dolls for all

Children can now check out American Girl dolls at nearby libraries, allowing them to learn about both local and American history.

3 days ago

 "See How Small" by Scott Blackwood

'See How Small': Scott Blackwood's novel shows death minus the details

A novel about a triple murder dwells more on the aftermath than the crime.

3 days ago

 Michael Mosley, left, and Kevin Daniels star in "Sirens," airing at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on the USA Network. Denis Leary is an executive producer for the show, but he is not a series regular.

TV Q&A: Compensation for TV folks is up to the station

Questions are answered about fill-in weathercasters, broadcasting trials in Pennsylvania, “Sirens” and “Rachael Ray.”

3 days ago

 An Oscar statue appears at the Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Between Jan. 15, when Academy Award nominations are announced, and Feb. 22, film fans flock to the theaters to see the nominated works.

Oscar fever has fans scrambling to watch, watch, watch

Movie lovers are binge watching Academy Award-nominated films in advance of the Feb. 22 awards ceremony.

5 days ago

 For The CW's "Jane the Virgin," Gina Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy.

15 years after efforts began, TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

ABC, NBC and Fox have a higher percentage of blacks in prime time than there is in the general population — a significant change over 1999.

3 days ago

 Bill Cosby is scheduled to perform Feb. 21 at Heinz Hall.

Petition drive seeks postponement of Bill Cosby show at Heinz Hall

The comedian in the thick of sexual assault allegations is set to perform in Pittsburgh on Feb. 21.

3 days ago

2Do this week, Jan. 25-31: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Jen Bervin read their poetry for the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series Thursday.

3 days ago

 Vocalist Gladys Knight performs with her group Saturday night at Heinz Hall.

Gladys Knight, Spinners deliver the hits in strange Heinz Hall concert

Opening act gets more stage time than the headliner.

3 days ago

 Chris Breakwell is a Belle Vernon native and investment banker who moved back to Pittsburgh to invest in the 31st Street Studio.

31st Street Studios reeling in big flicks

Pittsburgh’s 31st Street Studios — the largest movie studio between both U.S. coasts — is going gangbusters in the Strip District.

3 days ago

 Conductor James Gaffigan made his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Friday night.

Concert review: Conductor James Gaffigan and PSO make for a solid team

Mr. Gaffigan, making his PSO debut, conducted a new work by Mason Bates, plus Ravel, Mendelssohn and “Good Friday Spell” from Wagner.

4 days ago

 Nothing is simple about the first challenge for Todd Landree of Venetia and his teammates in the premiere of TBS's "King of the Nerds."

Reality check: Local recruiter having fun on 'King of Nerds'

Washington County’s Todd Landree makes the journey to “Nerdvana” for the TBS show “King of the Nerds.”

4 days ago

 Johnny Depp and his mustache star in the R-rated comedy "Mortdecai."

Movie reviews: 'Mortdecai' is loopy; 'Strange Magic' joyless

If you don’t find Brit quips funny, there isn’t much for you in “Mortdecai” with Johnny Depp. Little is left to fantasy in “Strange Magic.”

4 days ago

 Michael Raymond-James portrays Paul Revere in the new History channel miniseries "Sons of Liberty."

Tuned In: Miniseries 'Sons of Liberty' takes liberties with history

History goes for blockbuster style in “Sons of Liberty,” and ABC’s “Galavant” gallops to its season finale.

5 days ago

 The Oscar-nominated “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” features  frames that look like timeless watercolor paintings.

Movie review: Beautifully drawn 'Princess Kaguya' an unusual tale

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,” the fourth of the five Oscar nominees for best animated movies to play in Pittsburgh, arrives Saturday.

5 days ago

 Bill Cosby, who has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations in recent months, is scheduled to perform at Heinz Hall on Feb. 21.

Petition drive seeks to postpone Cosby’s Heinz Hall appearance

The 77-year-old Cosby, who is scheduled to perform at Heinz Hall in February, has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations.

4 days ago

 The Screen Actors Guild Awards actor statuette appears near the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. The SAG awards will be presented on Sunday.

SAG Awards give actors a chance to evaluate colleagues

The golden glow for Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton and others continues with the SAG Awards set for Sunday night at 8 in Los Angeles.

5 days ago

 Noah, played by Ryan Guzman, has a dangerous obsession with Claire, portrayed by Jennifer Lopez, in "The Boy Next Door."

Movie review: 'The Boy Next Door' a lousy unintentional comedy

“I love your mom’s cookies” may go down in history as the most hilariously inappropriate double entendre ever spoken on film.

5 days ago

 Jennifer Aniston stars as an affluent woman suffering from chronic pain in "Cake."

Movie review: Too much misery flavors this 'Cake'

Jennifer Aniston tries to have her slice of acting-cred pie in “Cake,” a downbeat look at a well-off LA woman living with chronic pain.

5 days ago

 Brad Burmeister, left, and Craig Britcher place a likeness of Fred Rogers on  a re-creation of the TV set of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" at the Heinz History Center.

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood at Heinz History Center

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is re-created in an exhibit opening today.

5 days ago

 Former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul will join the panel on  "So You Think You Can Dance."

PEOPLE: Paula Abdul, Bill Cosby, TLC and more!

Paula Abdul will join the judges panel on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

5 days ago

 Bob Seger responds to a packed house at Thursday night's concert at Consol Energy Center.

Concert review: Bob Seger, J Geils Band prove to be ageless arena-rockers at Consol

Boston and Motor City rockers are built tough, playing to a packed house on the second date of their tour.

5 days ago

 J Geils Band -- Danny Klein, left, Peter Wolf, Magic Dick and Seth Justman -- will perform at Consol Energy Center tonight on a bill that includes Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.

J Geils Band is prepped for a Detroit Breakdown with the Seger crew

Peter Wolf puts aside solo effort to tour with his old mates in the J Geils Band, stopping at Consol tonight.

6 days ago

'Grist from the Mill': One-woman storytelling show in Braddock puts new twist on dinner theater

Dog and Pony Show Theatricals makes the meal part of the performance, backed by the chef behind the forthcoming Superior Motors restaurant.

6 days ago


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