Arts & Entertainment

 Ben Smith, 36, of Highland Park looks through rows of records while other customers look on at Sound Cat  Records in Bloomfield on Saturday during Record Store Day.

Record Store Day brings rush of fans to independent stores

Nearly all of the area's 17 independent stores participating this year signed the pledge to "act in the spirit" of the day.

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Two former Pittsburghers, two directors' visions

Rob Ashford and Don Roy King have been involved in shaping alternate content, but from different angles.

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Canonizations among events coming to theater near you

From aces to arias, event cinema delivers new experiences on the big screen.

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 Crystal Lowe, left, Kristin Booth, Valerie Harper, Eric Mabius and Geoff Gustafson in the new Hallmark series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

TV Review: 'Signed, Sealed' delivers a sweet message

Hallmark Channel's latest original scripted series merits a Return to Sender stamp.

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 Eryna Honchar, 24, demonstrates how she paints intricate Ukrainian Easter eggs during a sale at St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie.

Ukrainian orphan learned customs of her homeland when she came to Carnegie

For Eryna Honchar, learning the ancient Ukrainian tradition of pysanky was about more than coloring Easter eggs.

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2Do: Cultural events for week of April 20

Take in the last day of the Spring Flower Show, go to the B-PEP Jazz "fun-raiser," listen to the Christian McBride Trio or celebrate RAW.

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 Carl Hoffman.

Book Review: 'Savage Harvest,' by Carl Hoffman

How did Michael Rockefeller, the son of Nelson, die while on a trip to find primitive art in Africa? His demise seems to have been brutal.

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 Peter Matthiessen.

Book Review: 'In Paradise,' by Peter Matthiessen

“In Paradise” takes readers on a trip to a Nazi death camp, but in failing to develop characters turns out to be an unpolished novel.

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 Dayo Olopade.

Book Review: 'The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa,' by Dayo Olopade

Africa is no longer the “dark continent,” according to Dayo Olopade.

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Miley Cyrus tweets that she's coming to Pittsburgh

Miley Cyrus, whose Bangerz Tour has been put on hold due to illness, tweeted tonight that her tour is coming to Pittsburgh on Aug. 4.

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 "Mill Memories #10"  by artist Cynthia Cooley, who is returning to places she captured more than 20 or 30 years ago to see how the landscape has changed. A collection of her new works and photos of her old works will be on display at the Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville.

Artist tracks the region's changing landscape

Artist Cynthia Cooley returned to places she captured more than 20 or 30 years ago to see how the landscape has changed.

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Reality Check: Lifetime gives 'Dance Moms' star another spinoff

"Dance Moms" star hits the road for new series.

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Prince, music label in accord

Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

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 Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum is returning to the First Niagara Pavilion.

Lady Antebellum coming to First Niagara Pavilion in August

Joining the trio on the Take Me Downtown tour are special guests Billy Currington and Joe Nichols.

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 Comfort Tech outside their Oakdale home welcoming President Barack Obama with music Wednesday.

Local band Comfort Tech a hit with President Obama

The four band members can add "serenading and meeting President Barack Obama" to its list of accolades.

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People: Chelsea Clinton, Seth Rogen, Nancy Grace, Columbus Short and more!

Chelsea Clinton, 34, is pregnant, she announced Thursday.

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'Foxcatcher' premieres in Cannes

"Foxcatcher," filmed in Western Pennsylvania, will debut at Cannes.

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 Scarlett Johansson stars in "Under the Skin."

British sci-fi 'Under the Skin' thrills

The thriller hits the screen with Scarlett Johansson's beauty in the body of a seductive alien -- boys beware.

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 Johnny Depp as Will Caster in "Transcendence."

'Transcendence' fails to overcome flaws

"Transcendence" is marred by indifferent performances, heartless romance and dull action. Johnny Depp is bland. Kate Mara worse.

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 Director Gabriele Muccino and Jane Fonda on set for "Fathers & Daughters" being shot in Pittsburgh.

Crowe, Seyfried, Fonda and Kruger lead cast of 'Fathers & Daughters' filming here

It was the leading man who drew some to the project in which Pittsburgh stands in for New York, including Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope.

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 Jude Law and Richard E. Grant star in "Dom Hemingway."

Jude Law's cool carries 'Dom Hemingway'

Jude Law takes a walk on the wild, unlawful side in "Dom Hemingway" as a crazy Cockney safecracker sprung from prison after a dozen years.

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WLTJ-FM host moves to midday

Debbie Wilde can now be heard 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays on Q 92.9.

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 Clones Sarah, top, and Rachel (both played by Golden-Globe-nominated Tatiana Maslany) in "Orphan Black," which returns to BBC America at 9 p.m. Saturday.

BBC America's 'Orphan Black' returns

The show, an entertaining showcase for newcomer Tatiana Maslany, returns for season two with more clones than ever.

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 Cedric the Entertainer as Father Williams and Marlon Wayans as Malcolm in "A Haunted House 2"

'Haunted House 2' is too much of bad thing

Marlon Wayans' film spoof is a scattershot, anything-goes affair that's unapologetically stupid.

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 Sky and Scout in Disneynature's "Bears."

Disneynature's 'Bears' quite rewarding

"Bears" tracks Alaska brown bears as cute cubs through their first year of life in documentary timed to coincide with Earth Day.

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City Theatre cancels weekend performances of 'Grounded'

Actress Kelly McAndrew is forced to leave the solo play because of a family emergency.

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 Bruce Springsteen returns to Pittsburgh next week with continuing support for the Rainbow Kitchen.

Bruce Springsteen auctions ticket package to benefit Pittsburgh's Rainbow Kitchen

The winning bid for the April 22 concert at Consol Energy Center nets four tickets and backstage access.

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 From left, Alex Knell, Weston Blakesley, Randy Kovitz, Tony Bingham and Max Pavel in Quantum Theatre's "Pantagleize."

The Guide: What's Happening in Pittsburgh

The PG's listing of concerts, events and more in the week ahead.

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 Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly in "Heaven Is for Real."

Religious-themed films abound at the theater this weekend

“The Ten Commandments” will turn up on ABC and big screen but Easter Week also brings a handful of other movie options

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 Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in "Ride Along."

New to DVD this week

"Ride Along," "Philomena" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" are among new releases this week.

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 WGN America's "Salem": From left, John Alden (Shane West), Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) and Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery).

'Salem' doesn't whip up enough magic

WGN America's first scripted series has its silly moments, but it's not quite outrageous enough.

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 Tony Bingham, left, Weston Blakesley in Quantum Theatre's "Pantagleize."

'Pantagleize' is a knock-down all-out farce

Quantum Theatre introduces an Allen Ginsberg-type character into a 1929 Michel de Ghelderode play.

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How do you pronounce 'Candida'?

Pittsburgh Public Theater will pronounce Shaw's play Shaw's way.

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 Jared McGuire is Eugene Marchbanks and Gretchen Egolf is in the title role of Candida in George Bernard Shaw's comedy "Candida."

Pittsburgh Public stages Shaw's 'Candida'

"Candida," opening today at Pittsburgh Public Theater, gives Ted Pappas his first crack at directing a George Bernard Shaw play.

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Local scene in music this week

Volcano Dogs debut with three members of Eviction.

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 Record Store Day logo.

Pittsburgh celebrates Record Store Day 7

Record Store Day returns Saturday with exclusive releases and sales in local shops.

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 Girl Talk.

Girl Talk conquers Coachella

Pittsburgh electronic artist Girl Talk was one of the hits at Coachella last weekend.

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 Singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

See a Ghost, sing along to Talking Heads' Songs, celebrate Shakespeare or get colorful at Schenley Park. It's all happening this weekend.

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 Lee Schmidt, president of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance, welcomes members of the organization and media to the kick-off for the upcoming Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week which will run from April 25-May 4, 2014.

Brew aficionados gather for preview of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

The third annual promotion of craft beer runs April 25 through May 4. "It's just booming in Pittsburgh."

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Kelly Critic review: 'Shrek The Musical,' Baldwin High School

The colorful musical with a message was in performance April 9-12.

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Late shows are a lot different now

When David Letterman first hosted "Late Night" in 1993, the viewing habits of Americans were a lot different than they are today.

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People: Stephen Colbert, David Letterman, Michael Strahan and more

Stephen Colbert, who will succeed David Letterman when he retires in 2015, will join the talk-show legend on "The Late Show."

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Galleria 6 theaters in Mt. Lebanon to reopen April 25

Renovations are ahead of schedule, and theaters will reopen with stadium seating, new projection, sound system and lobby improvements.

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'Bridge the Gap' project advances at Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Artist Janet Zweig discusses the first phase of "Bridging the Gap" project.

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McKinley Tiara fundraisers are scheduled

The McKinley Library and Museum events will raise funds to buy the former first lady's tiara.

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 Colton Burpo (Connor Corum) in "Heaven Is for Real."

'Heaven Is for Real' succeeds in depicting strong family life

The story of a boy who says he visited heaven moves from page to screen in a movie starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Connor Corum.

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 Ida McKinley wearing the diamond tiara that was recently sold on an episode of "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel.

Former first lady's tiara sought for exhibit

A Canton, Ohio, museum is raising funds to bring Ida Saxton McKinley's jewelry back from the "Pawn Stars" shop in Las Vegas.

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 "Balanced Garden" by Duncan MacDiarmid with flowers painted by Victor Capone.

Exhibition at the Westmoreland focuses on Earth's natural wonders

"Earth Nest" by artist Duncan MacDiarmid at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art complements April's Earth Day themes.

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 Carlos Saldanha, director of "Rio 2."

Director Carlos Saldanha's trip to Amazon shaped 'Rio 2'

The director goes crazier with color palette, bigger with global environmental message for film adding Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars voices.

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 John Hodiak in "Lifeboat."

One hundred years of John Hodiak

A tribute to a rugged Pittsburgh-born actor who rose to stardom during World War II but is now largely forgotten.

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