Arts & Entertainment


 "The Sound of Music," celebrating its 50th anniversary, starred Julie Andrews as Maria.

The hills are alive as 'The Sound of Music' movie celebrates its 50th anniversary

The restored Oscar-winning film will return to 500-plus theaters in April and Twentieth Century Fox will release a five-disc edition.

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 Principal Julia Erickson and former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer Robert Moore in "Petite Mort" by Jiri Kylian.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents 'bucket list' program in 'PBT Premieres'

The lineup will include works by Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris and Jerome Robbins that will be danced in Pittsburgh for the first time.

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 James Risen, author of "Pay Any Price"

'Pay Any Price': New York Times reporter James Risen vows to go to jail before revealing his sources

James Risen is a bona fide constitutional hero, apart from being an author who has written a very readable book on a fascinating subject.

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 "The Devil Is Here in These Hills" by James Green

'The Devil is Here in These Hills': The history of West Virginia coal and capitalism’s basest impulses

James Green’s “industrial gothic history” shows a system at its worst, placing a higher value on output rather than miners’ safety.

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 Sari Gruber starred in Miami-based Florida Grand Opera's production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."

Opera reviews: Pittsburgh sopranos shine in Florida operas

Palm Beach Opera produced the world premiere of Ben Moore’s “Enemies, A Love Story,” which featured local soprano Danielle Pastin.

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 "The Man Who Would Not Be Washington" by Jonathan Horn

'The Man Who Would Not Be Washington': Robert E. Lee embraces Virginia at the expense of the country he loved

Biographer Jonathan Horn writes that Lee’s sense of honor was bound to his being less an American and more a Virginian.

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2Do this week, March 1-8: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Monday night; the PSO’s ’Play N’at“ series concludes Tuesday.

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Concert review: PSO gracefully toes ballet scores

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck performed suites from ballets by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

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Nasty weather boosts local TV news ratings

Brutal temperatures and snow equal toasty ratings in the latest local Nielsen sweeps period.

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 Singing "The Thrill is Gone" got two mentors' attentions for Kiski Area High student Mia Zanotti.

Reality check: Westmoreland teen wows 'Voice' judges

Mia Zanotti, who goes by the stage name “Mia Z,” performed “The Thrill Is Gone” at “The Voice” tryouts in Los Angeles.

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 Actor John Goodman arrives  at the Lincoln Pharmacy in Millvale to shoot the upcoming movie "Let It Snow"

First Person / Christmas in February: Movie stars invaded our coffee shop and made it snow

“Let It Snow” came to our corner of Pittsburgh to film and generally take over the place. It’s hard not to be star-struck.

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Warhol staff member promoted

Patrick Moore, deputy director of The Andy Warhol Museum, will be managing director, overseeing all business-related operations.

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 Flowers adorn the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Leonard Nimoy in Los Angeles Friday.

Obituary: Leonard Nimoy / Famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek'

Mr. Nimoy tried to escape his role as Spock on ’Star Trek’  but eventually embraced it, long after the TV series ended.

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 In 2014, Amber Kaska played the title character in the Yough Senior High School performance of "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

Post-Gazette guide to 2015 high school musicals

Here’s the annual list of spring high school musicals in Western Pennsylvania.

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 Will Smith as Nicky and Margot Robbie as Jess both share an interest in grifting in "Focus."

Movie review: 'Focus' entertaining, but good pieces don't make satisfying whole

Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in the thriller “Focus.”

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 Dean Winters as Detective Russ Agnew, left, and Josh Duhamel as Special Agent Milt Chamberlain in "Battle Creek." and Det. Russ Agnew go undercover as distillers to infiltrate Battle Creek's maple syrup cartels when a murder victim is found to have drowned in the gooey breakfast confection.

Tuned In: For the weekend, a good drama, a lousy mystery and slow start to 'House of Cards'

Reviewing CBS’s “Battle Creek,” ABC’s “Secrets and Lies” and the return of Netflix’s “House of Cards” for a busy TV weekend.

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 In this May 14, 2013 file photo, Leonard Nimoy arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater.

Leonard Nimoy, of 'Star Trek' fame, dead at 83

Mr. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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 John Cusack portrays Stafford Weiss, a famed TV self-help therapist, in "Maps to the Stars."

Movie review: 'Maps to the Stars' gets lost in Hollywood’s cosmic depravity

“Maps to the Stars” director and screenwriter lose their way in trying to depict “Hollywood types.”

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 Siovhan Christensen, left, and Karen Baum are part of the cast of the PICT Classic Theatre play "For the Tree to Drop."

Stage review: 'For the Tree to Drop' looks at brutality physical and otherwise

Lissa Brennan’s play at PICT Classic Theatre explores themes of power, domination and rebellion set in the 1860s Old South.

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 Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde in "The Lazarus Effect": After she is killed, he brings her back to life, but it's a different kind of life.

Movie review: 'Lazarus Effect' fails to raise realistic expectations

“The Lazarus Effect” is disappointingly predictable.

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 Randy Civico Rivas and Taimy Miranda Ruiz de Villa rehearse for performances with the Malpaso Dance troupe at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty.

Dance preview: Malpaso kicks off U.S. tour at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Works by Malpaso co-founder Osnel Delgado and renowned American choreographer Trey McIntyre will be on the program in Pittsburgh.

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 BetterCallSaul.com is a hilarious complement to the AMC show.

Cybertainment: Websites offer extras on 'Better Call Saul'

The crazy world of Saul Goodman and “Better Call Saul” is online; Web video re-creates Oscar-winning films using stock film footage.

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 Diana Ross reunites with the Supremes in a special broadcast of  "Motown 25," airing at 8 p.m. Saturday on WQED-TV."

TV preview: 'Motown 25' makes its moves again on WQED

Local producer TJ Lubinsky brings an iconic special to television after a 31-year absence.

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 Alejandro Diaz as the Prince, left, hands a rose to Alexandra Kochis as the Beauty in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production of "Beauty and the Beast."

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stages 'Beauty and the Beast' for sensory-sensitive audience

Specially adapted performance gives those with sensory sensitivities a chance to experience a theater production.

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Moss Side Middle Schoolers learn drumming, culture

The program is funded through a matching grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.

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Pittsburgh choral arts groups to celebrate 10 years

Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts began in 2005 on the principle of camaraderie without judgment.

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 Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars last Sunday in Los Angeles. The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress that she wore has been reported stolen.

PEOPLE: Lupita Nyong'o, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer and more!

Lupita Nyong’o’s pearl-adorned Academy Awards dress was stolen from her West Hollywood hotel room late Wednesday.

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 Mak Grgic will perform with Daniel Lippel and Michael Harrison at 8 p.m. Friday.

The Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival explores pitches between black and white piano keys

A festival co-presented by The Andy Warhol Museum and Music on the Edge will feature world premieres.

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 Sleater-Kinney -- Janet Weiss, left, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein -- will play a sold-out show Sunday at Stage AE.

Long gone grrrls: Reunited Sleater-Kinney returns to Pittsburgh after 19 years away

Punk trio of Janet Weiss, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein headlines sold-out Stage AE Sunday on "No Cities to Love" tour.

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 Robin Abramson, left, and Ariel Woodiwiss portray Simone and Devon, sisters from blue-collar Buffalo who reunite on Martha's Vineyard where Simone works for a wealthy family in "Elemeno Pea" at City Theatre.

Stage preview: Trappings of the wealthy is focus of 'Elemeno Pea' at City Theatre

The work was inspired by a summer that playwright Molly Smith Metzler spent on Martha's Vineyard, a strange new world to her.

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 Will Forte finds himself "The Last Man on Earth" after a virus appears to wipe out the rest of humanity.

TV review: 'Last Man on Earth' a standout among new sitcoms

Fox introduces an original comedy starring Will Forte that feels more like a cable cult show than a mainstream, broadcast network hit.

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 The Showtime documentary "Kobe Bryant's Muse" will look at the 18-year NBA veteran as he tries to cement his basketball legacy.

TV preview: Kobe Bryant opens up about life, basketball

A Showtime documentary airing Saturday follows Lakers star Kobe Bryant as his career winds down.

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 Taika Waititi, left, Jemaine Clement and Jonathan Brugh are  three flatmates who happen to be immortal vampires in "What We Do in the Shadows."

Mockumentary 'What We Do in the Shadows' reveals secret lives of vampires

Jemaine Clement, from "Flight of the Conchords," plays an old Transylvanian in a merry send-up opening Friday at the Hollywood in Dormont.

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 Miles Teller is a music student under the instruction of J.K. Simmons in "Whiplash."

New to DVD: 'Whiplash,' 'Big Hero 6,' Horrible Bosses 2,' 'Code Black'

New on DVD: "Whiplash," "Big Hero 6," "Horrible Bosses 2," "Code Black."

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 Aerosmith -- Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Joey Kramer -- can be seen at Cinemark theaters tonight in the concert movie "Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014," filmed last year at the Download Festival in England.

Movie preview: Aerosmith brings muddy Download Festival show to screen

The band's train of classic rock keeps rolling with a concert film shot last year in England.

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 Saxophonist James Carter will perform two shows Saturday night at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild with his organ trio.

James Carter brings his organ trio to Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Saxophonist James Carter has a long, esteemed list of touring and recording partners.

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 Firefighters respond to a reported incident at Market Square in Downtown today. The smoke was coming from a fog machine that was part of the art exhibition.

In Market Square, where there's smoke, there may not be fire

Fog from a new art installation in Downtown Pittsburgh has prompted confusion and calls to firefighters.

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 Buckwheat Zydeco performs at Club Cafe Friday night.

The Hot List of events for the weekend of Feb. 26

Performances on tap include Chatham Baroque, Buckwheat Zydeco, Pittsburgh Moth Grandslam and ArcAttack.

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 Meggie Cansler sings "Beautiful"  from "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" to a packed Byham Theater Wednesday during a preview  of the 2015-16 PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh season.

Broadway's 'Beautiful' and 'Gentleman's Guide' are headed to Pittsburgh

The Broadway Across America 2015-16 season includes newcomers “The Bridges of Madison County” and “Matilda” and the return of “Jersey Boys.

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 "Untitled (Billiard Game)" c. 1909, platinum print by Gertrude Kasebier.

The Frick Pittsburgh showcases Alfred Stieglitz and his circle of photographers

From Pictorialism to the modern use of silver gelatin prints, photographers elevated their work.

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 News anchors Peggy Finnegan, right, and David Johnson, background, get a weather update from chief meteorologist Stephen Cropper as they prepare for the 5 p.m. news at the WPXI station.

As 25-year news anchor team, Peggy Finnegan and David Johnson buck the trend

WPXI’s Peggy Finnegan and David Johnson credit luck and niceness to their longevity as an anchor team.

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 Asakir (Laurel Semerdjian), speaks with her nephew Sumeida (Adam Bonanni) about a family blood feud, in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Sumeida's Song."

Opera review: Second Stage Project meets challenge of ‘Sumeida’s Song’

Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Mohammed Fairouz’s piece takes place at the company’s Strip District headquarters.

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 The playwrights of the plays announced Wednesday for the upcoming City Theatre season are Conor McPherson, Dominique Morisseau and Laura Eason.

Three plays to make their Pittsburgh debuts at City Theatre next season

Along with the plays, Sister is back at the South Side theater, this time for Easter. The remaining three plays be announced in April.

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 Sharon Needles (Aaron Coady), winner of Season 4 of the Logo show "RuPaul's Drag Race.

RuPaul's drag queen tour dazzles at the Byham

Front and center was headliner Sharon Needles (Aaron Coady), winner of Season 4 of the Logo show "RuPaul's Drag Race."

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 A documentary titled “Uncle Andy” will be based on memories of the Warhola Family.

Andy Warhol family members to tell the story of ‘Uncle Andy’ in documentary

The artist’s great-niece and her partner are working to complete a family portrait of Warhol. A Kickstarter funding drive launches Tuesday.

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 Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope performing "Between."

Attack Theatre thrives on artistic challenges

Attack celebrates its 20th year with “Between,” a piece that grew from a musical nugget to a risky place between dance, music and theater.

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 Photographer Duane Michals poses for a portrait next to "Lens" by Mark Tansey, part of the "Duane Michals: Collector" exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Art Notes: Exhibitions and talks make for a full art week

Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino exhibit at be2 in Lawrenceville; “Duane Michals: Collector” closing at The Carnegie.

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Keith Olbermann benched over Penn State retort

Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after a comment he made with regard to Penn Stage via Twitter.

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 A scene from one of the works created for last year's Bricolage Urban Scrawl, featuring Ange Vesco and Karen Baum.

Theater roundup: Bricolage readies 10th Urban Scrawl; Off the Wall to stage 'Ghosts'

Six works will make their debuts courtesy of Bricolage’s 10th annual B.U.S., a marathon of writing, producing and performing.

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People: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Derek Hough, Pee-wee Herman, Nicki Minaj, Brian Williams and more!

Fox Searchlight will release the filmed-in-Pittsburgh “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” on July 1 in a limited release, Variety reports.

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