Arts & Entertainment

 Willem Dafoe and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man."

Movie review: Acting heightens the thrills in 'A Most Wanted Man'

Suspense and gamesmanship course through the spy thriller “A Most Wanted Man” with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright.

about 8 hours ago

 "The Dance of Reality" stars Jeremias Herskovits, left, and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Movie review: 'Dance of Reality' provocatively surreal

Dazzling "Dance of Reality" proves a provocative, surreal film memoir from the 85-year-old master maker of "El Topo."

about 8 hours ago

 Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in "And So It Goes," directed by Rob Reinger.

Movie review: Predictable plot stalls 'And So It Goes'

Despite the presence of Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, “And So It Goes” comedy is cut from bland, sitcom cloth.

about 8 hours ago

 Kate Hudson and Zach Braff star in "Wish I Was Here."

Movie Review: Messy 'Wish You Were Here' a heartfelt effort

Zach Braff does triple duty as director, co-writer and actor in “Wish I Was Here,” as a struggling actor, husband and dad reassessing life.

about 8 hours ago

 Scarlett Johansson plays the title in "Lucy,"  an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind.

Movie Review: In sci-fi thriller 'Lucy,' Scarlett Johansson battles through weird mind games

Luc Besson’s “Lucy” features Scarlett Johansson as a woman whose brain power is out of this world.

about 8 hours ago

Film Notes: Keaton to wing it as 'Birdman'

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton is about to have a moment (again) thanks to “Birdman,” set to open the Venice Film Festival in late August.

about 8 hours ago

 Singer-guitarist Jack White has been one of the world's most prolific and talked-about musicians for a variety of reasons.

Jack White is ready to pounce

Blues-rocker Jack white returns to Pittsburgh for the first time since 2008.

about 8 hours ago

Warhol Museum, artist Robert Qualters, among 2014 Governor's Awardees

Andy Warhol Museum, artist Robert Qualters and arts advocate Myron Hay Tomb will receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in September.

about 8 hours ago

PEOPLE: Kate Gosselin, Alison Sweeney, Edgar Winter, Jon Bon Jovi and more!

A former nanny says Kate Gosselin was quite a controlling taskmistress with house staff and the children.

about 13 hours ago

 John Benjamin Hickey and Daniel Stern star in "Manhattan" on WGN America, photo courtesy WGNAmerica

Tuned In: WGN America retells the story of the Manhattan Project

WGN America takes a left turn from witches in “Salem” to a smarter, more ambitious period drama about the Manhattan Project.

about 13 hours ago

Natalie Merchant show rescheduled for Dec. 11

Tickets for the original July date will be honored in December.

about 19 hours ago

 Jimmy Buffett performs in front of thousands of fans Wednesday at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.

Buffett's 'This One’s For You' tour is about the fans

To fans, Buffett is known simply as “Jimmy” and they casually tell stories about him like a best friend or neighbor.

about 21 hours ago

 Bill Maher hosting HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." He will perform at Heinz Hall Saturday night.

Bill Maher: Still funny and still doesn't care what you think

Comedy's most likable jerk comes to Heinz Hall on Saturday.

1 day ago

Local Scene: News of local rock groups

Local Scene: Electronic Saviors, Bell Family Reunion, Casino Bulldogs.

1 day ago

 Anti-Flag -- Chris #2, Chris Head, Justin Sane and Pat Thetic -- is headed back to Eastern Europe for performances.

Preview: Anti-Flag furthers crusade with 'Dissent'

Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag is preparing for another Russian invasion.

1 day ago

 Laura Carmichael returns as Lady Edith for season five of "Downton Abbey."

Big changes coming to 'Downton Abbey'?

"Downton Abbey" cast talks season five; Fox remakes "Broadchurch" as "Gracepoint" for fall.

1 day ago

 Johnny Depp in "Transcendence."

New on DVD: 'Transcendence' and 'Heaven Is for Real'

"Transcendence" stars Johnny Depp as in a kind of high-tech horror story; "Heaven Is for Real" recounts a boy‘‍s visions of the afterlife.

1 day ago

 Miranda Lambert -- She wasn't eager to sing until her mid-30s.

Miranda Lambert is the real deal on Nashville scene

Texas singer Miranda Lambert has more freedom than her male counterparts.

1 day ago

 Jason Aldean -- "One of the coolest things is to go and see your stage set up in center field of a big-league ballpark."

Preview: Jason Aldean brings his rugged country rock to center field at PNC Park

Country singer Jason Aldean says he's there for the fans and doesn't care what the detractors think.

1 day ago

 Dr. John -- Louis Armstrong came to him in a dream and told him to do things his way.

Preview: Dr. John brings his famed catalog and spirit of Satchmo to Blues Festival

Singer-pianist Dr. John still going strong at 73.

1 day ago

Superior Motors hosts sculpture workshop in Braddock

This Saturday afternoon, July 26, Pittsburgh street artist/​sculptor Tim Kaulen will bring a Mobile Sculpture Workshop to 1215 Braddock Ave.

1 day ago

Nickel Creek gives an inspired performance at Stage AE on Tuesday

Some bluegrass acts are easy to imagine live, but not Nickel Creek.

1 day ago

 Katy Perry opens with :Roar" at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.

Katy Perry puts on award-style spectacle at Consol Energy Center

Pop star Katy Perry delivered a nearly two-hour spec­ta­cle, with nine ward­robe changes, she jumped rope and road a me­chan­i­cal horse.

2 days ago

 Patrick Jordan, left, who plays the defendant, holds onto the defense attorney, played by David Whalen, in Kinetic Theatre's  production of David Mamet's political farce "Romance."

Stage review: 'Romance' a fine farce for Kinetic

David Mamet's "Romance" at Kinetic Theatre is the perfect light offering for the summer heat.

2 days ago

Rick Braun joins Jazz Attack

Rick Braun joins acoustic guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Steve "Euge Groove" Grove for the MCG Jazz-sponsored "Jazz Attack" Friday.

2 days ago

PEOPLE: Sherri Shepherd, Carrie Preston, Billy Bob Thornton and more!

“The View‘‍s” Sherri Shepherd settled one of her two custody battles Monday in a Los Angeles court.

2 days ago

 Crew member Jim Ledoux puts a microphone on actor Patch Twigger, who is participating in the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. The camp is an inclusive program for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Travolta Film Camp helps pre-teens and adults get ready for their close-up

The summer camp, led by writer/director Joey Travolta, teaches those with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.

2 days ago

 Sean Michael Kerr is Agent Oscar and Millie Davis is Ms. O on "Odd Squad," a live-action series that will help kids ages 5-8 learn match. Produced by The Fred Rogers Company, it will premiere in November on PBS.

Tuned In: Rogers Company debuts third series

The Fred Rogers Company preps “Odd Squad” for PBS; wedding bells at “Two and a Half Men;” details on “Fargo” season two.

2 days ago

Movie review: Monty Python serves up usual shenanigans

G‘‍Day, Bruce! Monty Python performs together for (probably) the very last time, and many get to see it on the big screen.

2 days ago

 Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild will star in the world premiere of "An American in Paris" at the Theatre du Chatelet in Pars on Nov. 22. It will be co-produced by Pittsburgh CLO.

French connections: Pittsburgh's CLO and Paris theater pair for new show

In any language, the new musical “An American in Paris” crafts a message of love and hope through dance.

2 days ago

  "Navajo Point Diamond (Grand Canyon)" is among several multiple-exposure "Polaroids" made by Corey Escoto using Fuji Color Instant Film. His solo exhibition, "Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand," at Carnegie Museum of Art, is part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Bienniel.

Pittsburgh Biennial 2014 launches at the Carnegie with artist Corey Escoto

“Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand” at Carnegie Museum of Art is the first of eight exhibitions that make up the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

2 days ago

 Jesse Andrews, Pittsburgh native and author of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," tells a group of students and recent graduates in the backyard of teacher Joe Ehrman: "Writing is more important than being a writer."

Students gather to learn and laugh with novelist and Schenley grad Jesse Andrews

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” author Jesse Andrews met last week with students and faculty from Obama Academy and Schenley High School.

2 days ago

 Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of Florida Georgia Line, will take the stage Saturday at PNC Park along with Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean.

Pittsburgh lays out rules ahead of concert at PNC Park

The June 21 Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field spawned hours of extended tailgating, fights, arrests and mounds of trash.

2 days ago

  Musician Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo tired the knot over the weekend, with actor Jonah Hill officiating.

PEOPLE: Adam Levine, John Mellencamp, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more!

Jonah Hill officiates at Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’‍s tropical wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

3 days ago

 "The Simpsons" will cross over into "The Family Guy" in September.

Tuned In: 'Simpsons' branches out in 26th season

“The Simpsons” enters its 26th season with new adventures on broadcast and cable; FX renews “Fargo.”

3 days ago

Review: DVD captures modernized 'Ariadne' from Glyndebourne Festival

Glyndebourne Festival‘‍s staging of “Ariadne auf Naxos” moves Greek opera to 1940s England -- and it works. 

3 days ago

 Britain's Prince George walks during a July 2 visit to the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. He turns 1 today.

Royal family stays low-key as the little prince turns 1

Prince George, heir to the British throne after his father and grandfather, celebrates his birthday today.

3 days ago

 Katy Perry performs during The Prismatic World Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., last month. She plays Consol Energy Center tonight.

Katy Perry's star keeps rising

Six years after playing Burgettstown, Katy Perry is a 17-hit wonder and on her third headlining tour, playing Consol Energy Center tonight.

3 days ago

 Claude O'Steen

Let’s Talk About Art: Claude O'Steen

Filmmaker Claude O‘‍Steen reaches into childhood and the stories his father told around the dinner table to create his narratives on film.

3 days ago

Detours possible today during movie filming in Brentwood

Filming of the boxing movie "Southpaw" may cause detours today along Brownsville Road in Carrick and Brentwood.

4 days ago

 "Gotham" cast includes Robin Lord Taylor, Jada Pinkett Smith, guest star Cory Michael Smith, guest star Clare Foley, Donal Logue, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee.

Tuned In: Fox's 'Gotham' a dark take on the Dark Knight

Fox executives hope a Batman-less “Gotham” can help improve their ratings; TCA Award winners announced.

4 days ago

 Michael Chernus.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Michael Chernus

Award-winning actor Michael Chernus says acting helped him make friends growing up in Ohio and now he is influencing people with his talent.

4 days ago

The music of John Williams brings magic to the Pittsburgh Symphony

Under the direction of Lawrence Loh, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to the film scores of Hollywood composer John Williams.

4 days ago

Lord Huron captivates crowd at Mr. Smalls

Listening to Lord Huron through headphones is a relaxing, even regenerative experience. The band's stage presence is anything but.

4 days ago

 Actor James Garner arrives for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles in 2005. He died Saturday,  according to Los Angeles police. He was 86.

Actor James Garner, star of 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files,' dies at 86

Although he was adept at drama and action, Mr. Garner was best known for his low-key, wisecracking style.

4 days ago

 Kevin "Slim" Forsythe performs with the house band, The Beagle Brothers live at the Neid's Hotel in Lawrenceville.

Slim Forsythe 'Live at Nied's Hotel'

KickStarter campaign launches country singer Slim Forsythe's pilot for "Live at Nied's Hotel" variety show.

5 days ago

 Elizabeth Stanley as Grizabella in Pittsburgh CLO's "Cats" at Benedum Center through July 27.

'Cats' pounces into Benedum Center and the CLO stage

After an 18-year run, Andrew Lloyd Webber‘‍s musical take on T.S. Eliot’‍s “Old Possum‘‍s Book of Practical Cats” is very much alive and

4 days ago

 An on-site celebration Aug. 16 will kick off a fundraising campaign to rehabilitate the Carrie deer.

Carrie deer: History through the artist's lens

A giant scrap deer, known as the "gatekeeper," is part of the legacy of the Carrie Furnaces and is a 40-foot monument to the mill's demise.

5 days ago

Book Review: a 500-pound fable that's glassy but opaque

Josh Weil’s “The Great Glass Sea” is a modern parable in fairy-tale Russia.

5 days ago


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