Arts & Entertainment

 Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt (and does his own stunts) in "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation."

Movie review: Cruise, McQuarrie team again for bang-up 'Mission: Impossible' reprise

The “Jack Reacher” team of Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie bring crazy stunts, suspense and renewed vigor to ”Mission: Impossible.“

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 One Direction -- Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne -- are playing at Heinz Field this weekend.

Guidelines posted for One Direction concert on Sunday

The NFL’s Bag Policy is in place. Fans are encouraged to not bring a bag into events.

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 Legendary blues icon Buddy Guy performs with his band at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival at Hartwood Acres on Saturday.

Blues Festival organizer apologizes for Buddy Guy's language

The owner of the Blawnox club Moondog's apologized on his Facebook page.

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 Western Pennsylvania native Joe Kenda stars in "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda" on Investigation Discovery.

Tuned In: Crime network to give its fans more series

Fans of true crime flock to cable’s Investigation Discovery; Nat Geo gets a makeover.

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 Rebecca Ferguson plays Ilsa in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."

Cruise co-star, Rebecca Ferguson, buffed up to do stunts

Rebecca Ferguson co-stars in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” with Tom Cruise.

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Family Film Guide: “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”

Rated PG-13, the fifth installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise features over-the-top stunts.

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 In "Testament of Youth," Kit Harington as Roland Leighton and Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain find their love shattered by World War I.

Movie review: 'Testament of Youth' heartbreakingly beautiful

“Testament of Youth” is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the futility of war.

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 Chris Farley in his Second City days in "I Am Chris Farley"

Movie review: 'Chris Farley' recalls his talents

The “I Am Chris Farley” documentary celebrates the comic actor’s life, with reflections and recollections from family, friends and admirers.

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Film notes: Caviezel fondly recalls Jimmy Stewart

Jim Caviezel recalls meeting legendary actor, patriot and Indiana, Pa., native Jimmy Stewart as the Aug. 29 Harvey Award dinner approaches.

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 Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen at the 2012 premiere party for his film "To Rome with Love" in New York.

PEOPLE: Woody Allen, Ben Affleck, Katy Perry and more!

Woody Allen describes his relationship with his wife of 20 years, Soon-Yi Previn, as paternal.

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McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.

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Musik Innovations to close at end of the year

The family owned store has been in business for 36 years. Some of the employees and many of the music teachers have been there for 20 years.

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 Rapper J. Cole, who headlined the First Niagara Pavilion on Thursday.

J. Cole highlights '2014 Forest Hills Drive' at Pavilion show

A master of story telling, J. Cole was able to keep the audience with him all night, as he performed 2014 Forest Hills Drive in full.

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 Randy Newman a good fit with the Pittsburgh Symphony in the final installment of the Thursday night Icons series.

Concert review: Randy Newman renews his friendship with Pittsburgh

Singer-songwriter-pianist-composer Randy Newman gave a magnificent performance Thursday night with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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 One Direction: From left, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne.

Preview: The future looks cloudy for One Direction

Now down to four members, One Direction is working on new album, and then a hiatus might be in store.

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 Luke Bryan.

Preview: Luke Bryan sings about the life he lives

Singer who just kicked up some controversy will play two shows at the First Niagara Pavilion this weekend.

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 Kelli Williams, second from right, leads the cast of "Ties that Bind."

TV Press Tour: Up joins scripted series race with ‘Ties That Bind’

In a prime-time landscape largely devoid of family shows, Kelli Williams, best known from “The Practice,” leads the drama.

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 Kit Harrington starred as Jon Snow in HBO's "Game of Thrones." Photo courtesy HBO

Press Tour: HBO exec on futures of ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

How much more “Game of Thrones”? Can “True Detective” be saved? Will “Curb Your Enthusiasm” ever return.

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 Dave and Stacy Sterling create a world with Lego's in "A Lego Brickumentary."

Movie review: Brick by brick: 'A Lego Brickumentary' shows how Lego rebuilt

A remarkable documentary tells the story of a little brick that is more than just a toy but an entire culture of its own.

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 The Backstreet Boys perform in 1998.

Boy bands: How they rise and fall

The groups usually peak on the singles charts pretty quickly and often find their way back on the road after the breakup.

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 Chase the Monkey: Matt Hanson, Paige Suvick and Alberto Sewald.

Local scene in music this week

Debuts from Chase the Monkey and Violet Rose.

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 The Jackson 5 --  clockwise from top left, Tito,  Jackie, Jermaine, Michael and Marlon Jackson -- could be considered the best boy band ever.

What are the 10 best boy band songs of all time?

The Jackson 5 is still the best of a bunch that includes Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync and One Direction.

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 Singer-songwriter Randy Newman.

Preview: Randy Newman returns to Pittsburgh after four decades to play with the PSO

Singer-songwriter behind the "Toy Story" songs does not take pride in his only solo hit, "Short People."

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 A 1927 version of "The Everyday Song Book", part of the University of Pittsburgh's Special Collections, is the "smoking-gun" evidence that the 1893 ditty "Happy Birthday to You" should be free for public use and not subject to copyright restrictions, lawyers say.

Pitt library songbook key to lawsuit over ‘Happy Birthday’ rights

A songbook found at Pitt shows that “Happy Birthday” isn’t copyrighted, lawyers say, calling it the “smoking gun” in a long legal dispute.

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 Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons) and Tip (voiced by Rihanna) in DreamWorks Animation's "Home."

New to DVD: 'Home,' 'The Water Diviner' and more

"Home," "The Water Diviner" and "Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXIII" hit store shelves.

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 Robert Randolph & the Family Band play The Feastival in McKees Rocks.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots of music, a gaming festival, comedy and even a Regatta on tap for the coming weekend.

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 Old Crow Medicine Show jamming at Stage AE.

Old Crow Medicine Show plays a humdinger at Stage AE

Nashville string band teams with outlaw Sturgill Simpson for night of authentic Southern music.

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 Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart on the anchor desk of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

Tuned In: New 'Daily Show' host won't mess with format

Jon Stewart’s replacement, Trevor Noah, is a relatively unknown 31-year-old South African comedian speaks seven languages.

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 Hozier was a crowd-pleaser at Stage AE on Tuesday.

Concert review: Hozier shows stunning range in Pittsburgh debut at Stage AE

Girls lined up all day to see Irish singer-songwriter go home happy.

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 Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, and Chris Hemsworth as Stone Crandall, in "Vacation."

Movie review: Newest 'Vacation' takes the low road, too

Second and third generations of Griswolds embark on a disastrous “Vacation” and road trip to Walley World in the comedy starring Ed Helms.

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 "A Girl and Her Room," by Rania Matar.

A female lens focuses on the Middle East in 'She Who Tells a Story'

A Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition of 12 women’s photography reveals inner lives of Middle Eastern people often stereotyped in the West.

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 Eddie Van Halen performs a solo as Van Halen performs Tuesday night at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown.

Concert review: Classic Van Halen pounds out the hits for fans at First Niagara Pavilion

Van Halen -- guitarist Eddie Van Halen; his brother, Alex, the drummer; and Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, the bassist -- performed Tuesday night.

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 Keth Richards performs curing  a recent Rolling Stones concert at Heinz Field.   He is a the subject of an upcoming documentary on Netflix.

Tuned In: Netflix plans new series but no sports

Netflix kicks off the Television Critics Association summer press tour, continuing to disrupt how viewers consume TV content.

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 Author Michael Chabon talking with Disney.

PEOPLE: Bill Cosby, Michael Chabon, "Book of Mormon," and more!

A gay accuser questions Cosby’s ability to “read” sexual cues.

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 Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth appear on the season finale of "The Bachelorette," where she chose the 29-year-old personal trainer.

'Bachelorette' couple seeks normalcy

Kaitlyn Bristowe chose Shawn Booth in the 11th season of “The Bachelorette.”

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 Anthony Starr stars in Cinemax's "Banshee."

Cinemax cancels 'Banshee,' now filming in Pittsburgh

It's one-and-done for Cinemax's "Banshee" in Pittsburgh.

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 Actors Robert Taylor and Gerald McRaney discuss the upcoming fourth season of "Longmire," debuting Sept. 10 on Netflix.

Press Tour: ‘Longmire’ cast, producers talk Netflix revival

“Longmire” returns for its fourth season Sept. 10 on streaming service Netflix.

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 "Rocket League" is a new video-game concept from Sony.

Game review: 'Rocket League' from Psyonix features cars with a kick.

The exciting new video game for PC and PS4 puts the game of soccer on wheels.

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 Van Halen: From left, Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen.

Preview: Van Halen tour still Runnin'

Tonight Van Halen plays its first Pittsburgh show since 2012 at the Pavilion, while Hozier makes his debut here at Stage AE.

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 Ellie Kemper, left, and Jane Krakowski in a scene from Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

PRESS TOUR: Tina Fey preps 'Kimmy Schmidt' season two, talks Donald Trump

The series follows Kimmy starting over in New York after being trapped by a cult leader in an underground bunker for 15 years.

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Christmas in July hits Market Square Thursday

Holiday entertainment and discounts to Cultural District events will be featured at the Market Square Farmers Market Thursday.

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 Bobbi Kristina Brown -- death has left her father "completely numb."

PEOPLE: Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bill Cosby, Joe Jackson and more!

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death has left her father Bobby Brown numb.

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 Scott Bye's sculpture "Spare Change" in the Deutschtown section of the North Side.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: North Side public art runs into city 'bureaucrazy'

The Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center is enriching the neighborhood with bold art on vacant lots. Then a letter from the city arrrived ...

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 Brandon Flowers at Mr. Smalls on Tuesday.

Brandon Flowers proves star power at Mr. Smalls

Killers singer joined by dynamic backing band for solo show.

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 Singer Brandi Carlile.

Concert review: Brandi Carlile creates an intimate vibe at Stage AE

Singer-songwriter shows a remarkable vocal range and gets everyone involved.

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 Dania Ramirez has had roles in “The Sopranos,” “Heroes” and “Entourage.”

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Dania Ramirez

Born in the Dominican Republic, the actress came to the U.S. and followed her own path to her acting career and “Devious Maids.”

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 Volunteers make unique art cards with art therapy director Brant Meehan at Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield.

Bloomfield center volunteers create cards made with art & soul

“It is an expression of your emotions about well-being to the person it is going to,” said art therapist Brant Meehan.

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 Bruce Jenner debuts as Caitlyn Jenner.

Caitlyn Jenner reality show is light years away from ‘Kardashians’

“I Am Cait” offers an emotional, touching look at Caitlyn Jenner’s new life, unlike the brasher “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

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 Jim Meredith, a senior executive at the Downtown financial advising firm Hefren-Tillotson, has been hosting a Sunday morning radio show offering financial advice to the public for 29 years.

Jim Meredith reflects on almost 30 years of talking finances on the radio

The “Your Money & You” host has become popular not only here, but around the country.

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  Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on Sunday.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, dies at 22

“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” the Houston family said in a statement to People.

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