Arts & Entertainment

 Biennial curator Adam Welch, shown here in 2008 with his work "Self portrait as an equation (fractioned/askew)," when he was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Curator Adam Welch talks about the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial

The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, twice as big as the last one, continues to roll out thoughtfully conceived component exhibitions.

about 22 hours ago

 Jim Krenn.

Former longtime WDVE host Jim Krenn returns to radio for weekly KDKA morning gig

Mr. Krenn, last heard on local airwaves in December 2011, joins the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway from 8 to 9 a.m.

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 Willie Nelson plays "Still is Still Moving to Me," at the Benedum Center.

Concert review: Willie Nelson proves more than advertised

Sometimes legends disappoint you. Other times they are everything they are advertised to be, and more. That was Willie Nelson Tuesday night.

about 21 hours ago

 Terrance Hayes: "This is so overwhelming I can’t say what will come of it."

Pittsburgh poet Terrance Hayes named MacArthur Fellow

The University of Pittsburgh professor, who also holds a master’s from Pitt, won a National Book Award in 2010. “I’m dumbfounded,” he said.

about 22 hours ago

TV review: 'Mysteries of Laura' a bland dramedy

The lightweight “Mysteries of Laura” may prove enjoyable to some, but not true mystery lovers.

about 22 hours ago

 A still from "Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum," part 4 of The Invisible Photograph.

Art Notes: Invisible Photograph, Biennial, plan weekend events

The Invisible Photograph Part 4 debuts at Carnegie Museum of Art and a reception set for another component of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

about 22 hours ago

 Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson in "Red Band Society."

TV review: Fox's 'Red Band Box' lacks edginess

Fox takes a page from “The Fault in Our Stars” for a teen drama about patients in a hospital pediatric ward.

about 22 hours ago

 Gregg Gillis, the electronic music artist known as Girl Talk, will perform at Stage AE on New Year's Eve.

Girl Talk to ring in new year at Stage AE

Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Friday at all Ticketmaster locations.

about 11 hours ago

People: Robin Thicke, Rihanna, Eva Mendes and more!

Robin Thicke claims he was drunk and high on Vicodin during most of his interviews promoting the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”

about 22 hours ago

Spaghetti Breakfast Friday

Pasta for breakfast? Time for the annual Spaghetti Breakfast, Friday at Heinz Hall Garden Plaza

about 22 hours ago

 The Mind Cure Records release of The Bats' live show in May 1984, featuring the not-yet-famous author Michael Chabon on vocals.

Author Michael Chabon's 1984 Pittsburgh punk rock performance released by Mind Cure

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a Pitt grad, sang with The Bats, briefly. One show is part of a local label’s archival releases.

about 22 hours ago

Book reviews: 'The Tree House That Jack Built,' 'Mighty Dads' and more

With the dog days of summer behind us, it’s time for shorter days, cooler temperatures, and new books.

about 22 hours ago

 Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz and Rachel Delphia, Carnegie Museum of Art curator of decorative arts and design, stand under his work "The Piano," which hangs in the museum's Hall of Architecture. The exhibition is titled "Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again."

Chilean artist's work compels museumgoers at the Carnegie to 'Look Again'

To truly appreciate Sebastian Errazuriz’s “The Piano,” you need to stand beneath it in the Hall of Architecture at Carnegie Museum of Art.

1 day ago

 PBS's "Sesame Street" premiered its 45th anniversary season Monday.

'Sesame Street' turns 45, expands

This season PBS’s stalwart “Sesame Street” is brought to you by the numbers 4 and 5 as it celebrates its 45th year on the air.

1 day ago

Carnegie Library opens poetry series

Toi Derricotte, Vanessa German kick off a new poetry reading series at the Oakland branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday.

1 day ago

People: Miss America, Daniele Watts, Lauren Morelli, 'SNL'

Miss New York is Miss America again, actress Daniele Watts handcuffed in LA, new cast member on “Saturday Night Live.”

1 day ago

 The Southern Leopard Frog.

Let's talk about: Biology and art

Richard Pell’s disturbing photos on display at Pittsburgh Filmmakers of animals involved in biologic testing show mix of biology and art.

1 day ago

 Morgan Fairchild

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Morgan Fairchild

Actress Morgan Fairchild is a self-proclaimed science nerd who is just happy to be a working actress.

2 days ago

Dance Review: Dance legend's moving story enthralls audience

Kelly Strayhorn Theater kicked off its 100th anniversary with a season opener that featured Carmen de Lavallade in the story of her life.

2 days ago

'Imitation Game' wins Toronto prize

Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” takes People’s Choice Award at the just-concluded Toronto International Film Festival.

2 days ago

  In this Oct. 30, 1986 file photo, talk show host Joan Rivers, right, talks with guest, first lady Nancy Reagan, during her appearance on "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers," on Fox TV. There has been no progress in adding women or minorities to the ranks of late-night network talk shows since Rivers held the job on Fox 30 years ago.

Men only: Kathy Griffin's guide to late-night TV

Nearly three decades after Joan. Rivers’ brief run on Fox, the late-night network landscape remains entirely male.

3 days ago

 Sean Madigan Hoen.

Book reviews: Two new books play on songs of the Rust Belt

Authors Ed Davis and Sean Madigan Hoen explore changing musical fortunes in a novel and an autobiography.

2 days ago

 Andy Reamer, a member of the White Tie Group, a jazz ensemble made up of symphony musicians, plays the drums during a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "happy hour" in May in the lobby of Heinz Hall.

No death knell: Pittsburgh symphony and opera strive to attract newcomers

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera are staying afloat in a continuously challenging financial climate.

3 days ago

The state of Pittsburgh's smaller musical organizations

Small classical music group face tough financial challenges and may lack the deep-pocketed donors and brand names of the bigger groups.

3 days ago

TV Q&A: Station defends coverage in weather emergencies

Questions answered about severe weather cut-ins, the whereabouts of a WTAE personality and the timing of the “Deadliest Catch” aftershow.

3 days ago

 Ed Piskor, author of "Hip Hop" books

'Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2': Cartoonist Ed Piskor continues his quest for the perfect beat

Ed Piskor, straight out of Munhall, develops characters he introduced from the early days of hip-hop.

3 days ago

 Signature Theatre in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Va., decorates the walk way for its acclaimed production of “Sunday in the Park With George,” directed by CMU grad Matthew Gardiner, the theater’s associate artistic director.

A Signature 'Sunday' worth a trip to Arlington, Va.

The Village at Shirlington has experienced a renaissance since the mid-2000s, including the award-winning Signature Theatre.

3 days ago

 Actress Brynn O'Malley took custody of her onstage baby from Pittsburgh CLO's 2009 production of "Into the Woods" and, with co-star Hunter Foster, launched a theater legend named Twan Baker.

Prop baby goes from CLO to Broadway

From humble Pittsburgh CLO roots, the legend of Twan Baker continues to grow on stages from Kansas City to Broadway.

3 days ago

Fall TV preview: When do your TV favorites return?

Wonder when your TV favorites will be back? Here are their return dates:

3 days ago

 Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder."

TV fall season's best and worst bets

There’s nothing new this fall that’s as egregious as last fall’s Fox clunker, “Dads.”

3 days ago

 Tea Leoni stars as a U.S. secretary of state in "Madam Secretary," premiering on CBS.

Fall preview: The new TV season reveals small gems among mediocre fare

A few worthwhile shows and a greater emphasis on diversity make the start of the 2014-15 TV season better than past fall seasons.

3 days ago

 "Some of what he writes about recalls Winston Churchill’s comment, 'History will be kind to me because I intend to write it.' "

'World Order': Henry Kissinger surveys the globe (somewhat selectively)

Used to looking at the grand scheme of things, Kissinger grasps global shifts well, but shows blind spots on Africa and Latin America.

3 days ago

 Diana Bretherick, author of "City of Devils"

'City of Devils': In the shadows of Turin, a compelling 19th-century mystery

Diana Bretherick shows that the catacombs of the Vatican have nothing on Turin’s eerie, winding roads.

3 days ago

 Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at Consol Energy Center.

Black Keys, Cage the Elephant make for hard-hitting bill at Consol

It wasn't until 13 songs in at Consol Energy Center that they introduced the new material with "Gotta Get Away."

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh radio legend and WJAS-AM morning host Jack Bogut in the WJAS-AM studios in Green Tree in 2000. Many listeners last month were dismayed when WJAS 1320-AM ditched its long-standing format featuring standard music and a warm talk-host lineup, including local icons Mr. Bogut and Bill Cardille.

Format change at WJAS-AM leaves longtime listeners bereft

Once the radio home of standards and gentle hosts, WJAS has been turned into syndicated conservative talk, leaving loyal listeners livid.

3 days ago

2Do this week, Sept. 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO’s Music for the Spirit, Music at Rodef Shalom, “Dangerous Beauty” at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at CMU and more

3 days ago

 Joy Borelli-Edwards,left, owner of Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville,  with curator Vicky A. Clark in the new 500-square foot gallery.

Gallery in Lawrenceville showcases emerging artists

Vicky Clark brings curatorial eye to be², a gallery within Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville. Its first show opens tonight.

4 days ago

  Leechburg's Chet Welch stars in the debut of Great American Country's new series 'Farm Queens.'

Reality Check: Raising beauty queens down on the farm

They’re raising cattle and “Farm Queens” in Leechburg.

4 days ago

Movie review: Assaultive ‘No Good Deed’ comes out at wrong time

In “No Good Deed,” Idris Elba savagely menaces Taraji P. Henson.

4 days ago

Cecily Strong out as 'Weekend Update' co-anchor on 'SNL,' replaced by Michael Che

Michael Che has replaced Cecily Strong as “Weekend Update” co-anchor on “Saturday Night Live.”

4 days ago

Design Center names CEO

Chris Koch becomes CEO of the Design Center, a Downtown nonprofit that encourages good design and planning of the built environment.

4 days ago

 Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini star in "The Drop."

Movie review: Hardy and Gandolfini's sly performances the bright spots in 'The Drop'

Criminals, a pup and the past bring trouble to Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini in a thriller with too many twists.

5 days ago

 Theodore Roosevelt waves to the crowd.

Tuned In: Complex PBS documentary reveals Roosevelt family

PBS mainstay Ken Burns returns with his latest opus, the 14-hour series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”

5 days ago

 In this Dec. 11, 1964, file photo, philanthropist Paul Mellon, his wife, Rachel Bunny Mellon, left, and stepdaughter Eliza Lloyd appear at a preview of the Mellon’s collection of English Art at the Royal Academy in London.

Sotheby's to auction two Rothko paintings and other Bunny Mellon items

“Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange)” could bring up to $30 million; “Untitled” is estimated to sell for up to $20 million.

5 days ago

Two parties in August Wilson Center legal battle file court papers

Dollar Bank and Judith Fitzgerald are asking judge to find in their favor in the dispute over how the property is sold.

5 days ago

 Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff in "Dolphin Tale 2"

Movie review: 'Dolphin Tale 2' immersed in inspiration

“Dolphin Tale 2” is a perfect end-of-summer film.

5 days ago

Dance review: 'Parallel Lives' invigorating

OMG, the Glue Factory Project’s “Parallel Lives” perfectly captures the relationships and isolation that we and technology create.

5 days ago

 Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, center, poses for photographs on the red carpet for the new movie "The Imitation Game" during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto last  Tuesday.

Stars light up Toronto streets, shops

The Toronto International Film Festival will wrap up Sunday after screening films that will hit our local movie theaters in the future.

5 days ago

 Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass portray an estranged couple trying to reconnect in "The One I Love."

Movie review: Rich themes, taut dialogue refreshing in 'The One I Love'

“The One I Love,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass, explores a broken couple’s attempt to work through marital strife.

5 days ago

 Noomi Rapace as Nadia and Matthias Schoenaerts as Eric Deeds in "The Drop."

'The Drop' actors say they prefer people on the edge

At the Toronto Film Festival, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace discuss their characters in “The Drop.”

5 days ago


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