Arts & Entertainment


 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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 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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Review: A delightful 'Return Flight' from Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

PNME offered everything from table music to slam poetry at their Saturday night performance of ’Return Flight.’

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 "Future Crimes" by Marc Goodman.

'Future Crimes': A sober warning about the Internet of Things

Marc Goodman will make you afraid to turn on your e-reader or laptop.

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 "Potsdam" by Michael Neiberg.

'Potsdam': How restless Europe was remade in the ashes of WWII

From Pittsburgh native Michael Neiberg, insight into the struggle to keep Europe safe, stemming from the Potsdam Conference in July 1945.

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 "Muse" by Jonathan Galassi.

'Muse': A book publisher's debut novel is ode to publishing's folly

Jonathan Galassi, a poet and the current head of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, writes a love letter, of sorts, to his profession.

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 Dove Cameron and Kristin Chenoweth star in Disney Channel's "Descendants."

TV review: 'Descendants' generates little magic

Disney Channel show follows the children of four classic Disney villains, a fun idea on paper that doesn’t pan out in execution.

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DCI Summer Music Games coming to Baldwin

The final week of the 2015 Drum Corps International tour begins Aug. 2 at Baldwin High School Stadium.

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 Diana McVey as the Countess Madeleine and Andrew Cummings as her brother, the Count, in "Capriccio."

Opera review: Opera Theater takes on 'Capriccio'

Opera Theater’s Summerfest brought this unique and entertaining work to life Saturday in the 20th Century Club’s Art Deco Theater.

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 Rapper Silento poses for a portrait in New York.

Dance craze, hit song give rapper Silento a breakthrough

“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” is a pop culture hit with fans posting videos online of themselves dancing to the tune.

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TV Q&A: Questions answered about 'The Good Wife,' 'Motive' and a WTAE reporter

Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv.

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2Do this week, July 26-Aug. 1: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Poet Terrance Hayes at Writers LIVE @ CLP , “memory keep(h)er” at the Alloy Studios, Artist P. Nosa at the Mattress Factory ...

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

Buddy Guy tears it up on Hartwood Acres lawn

The legendary bluesman poured a lifetime of experience into his Blues Fest show.

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 Nora Hewitt of Clairton, a graduate of Tom Savini's Special Make-up Effects Program in Monessen, will compete on season nine of Syfy's "Face Off."

Reality check: Savini grads compete on 'Face Off'

As usual, Syfy’s “Face Off” has many Pittsburgh connections.

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 From the the exhibition "Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" at the Andy Warhol Museum, "Love is hard work" (1985).

5 things we are loving this week: 7/25/15

North Side, South Side, all around Downtown, let’s have some fun.

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 World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with former pro wrestler Hogan, saying in a statement it is “committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."

WWE cuts ties with Hulk Hogan

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has ended its contract with star Hulk Hogan following reports of his use of racial slurs in a sex video.

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 The Pirates' Aug. 23 game time change caused the Steelers to move their game up.

Pirates, Steelers swap Aug. 23 game times

The Pirates will now play the Giants at 8 p.m. at PNC Park, while the Steelers face off against the Packers at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field.

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 FILE -  In this June 4, 2014, file photo, entertainer and former classmate Bill Cosby speaks as Patrick O'Connor, chairman of Temple University's Board of Trustees, right, listens during a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz at Temple University in Philadelphia.  Cosby and Temple University have parted ways, but his lawyer is feeling heat for continuing to serve on the university’s board of trustees.  The head of the school’s faculty union this week called for O’Connor to resign from the board, where he is the chairman. The administration of the Philadelphia university is strongly backing O’Connor. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Spelman College discontinues Cosby professorship

ATLANTA — A historically black college is discontinuing its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby after recent details emerged of his

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Edgar Winter unleashes his monster at Station Square

The ’70s rocker comes out at night with show that includes “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride.”

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Waka Flocka Flame makes a campaign stop at Altar Bar

Southern rapper and presidential candidate puts the party before the politics.

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Rascal Flatts show lacks the personal touch

Country trio puts the emphasis on production at Pavilion show.

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 Jenna Ushkowitz as Julia and J. Michael Zygo as Robbie take us back to the 1980s in Pittsburgh CLO's "The Wedding Singer," at the Benedum Center through Aug. 2.

Stage review: Go ahead and jump on over to PCLO's 'The Wedding Singer'

The ’80s make a big comeback in Pittsburgh CLO’s fast-paced production about the power of love.

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 A copy of the original art work found in Theodor Seuss Geisel's home with a color proof of it, at Random House Children's Books in New York.

Book review: Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book is a happy take on 'What Pet Should I Get?'

Old and new fans should enjoy the recently discovered never-before-published book by Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.

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Cybertainment: Locally made video running on YouTube

“Kid Superheroes” Web videos star local YouTube favorites Jillian and Addie; StoryCorps launches an app for oral history projects.

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 Jazz pianist/singer Diana Krall for KRALL0723. credit: Bryan Adams

Concert review: Diana Krall moves from pop-rock to standards in Heinz Hall performance

The best number was the slightly funky treatment of Tom Waits’ “Temptation.”

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Tuned In: New fall series lack originality

Everything old is new again as networks mine their vaults for new fall series; KDKA sets “Hidden Treasures” taping at Heinz History Center.

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 Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff star in "Paper Towns."

Movie review: 'Paper Towns' gets lost on a trail of clues

Another John Green novel comes to life but doesn’t rise to the same level of excellence and emotion as “Fault in Our Stars.”

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 Pac-Man in Columbia Pictures' "Pixels."

Movie review: 'Pixels' falls apart in the playing old games

“Pixels,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage, celebrates old-school gamers charged with saving the planet.

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 Forest Whitaker and Jake Gyllenhaal star in "Southpaw."

Movie review: Gyllenhaal shows versatility in Pittsburgh-filmed 'Southpaw'

Jake Gyllenhaal, under the direction of Pittsburgh native and director Antoine Fuqua, comes out swinging in “Southpaw.”

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  Erik Shaw and his wife Kristen.  The couple married via live video satellite feed in 2005 after Mr. Shaw feared he would be killed in combat in Southern Baghdad.  Just days earlier, he suffered a traumatic brain injury during a roadside improvised explosive device attack.

Veteran's story of his 'invisible wounds' to be made into movie in Pittsburgh

The book was published by a company founded by Army Sgt. 1st Class Erik Shaw, a Pittsburgh native who started his firm to help veterans.

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Family film guide: 'Pixels' and 'Paper Towns'

The videogame comedy “Pixels” is suitable for ages 8 to 9 and up, while the drama “Papertowns” is for mature tweens and teens and older.

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Film notes: Carnegie Science Center to host a Sci-Fi Weekend

Carnegie Science Center stages sci-fi events, Horror Realm brings notables to town and Caroll Spinney makes two appearances this weekend.

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