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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.

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 18 hours ago


 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."

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 4 hours ago


 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.

about 18 hours ago


 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.

about 21 hours ago


 "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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


 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 of the season will be

1 day ago


 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."

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


 Aretha Franklin has won 18 Grammys in her career.

Aretha Franklin coming to Heinz Hall in April

Tickets for the Aretha Franklin concert are $65.75, $85.75 and $105.75 with a limited amount of gold circle seats at $201.25

2 days ago


 Anica Joyc swings her son Delko, 5, on one of the inner tubes alongside the snowtube hill at Boyce Park in January.

Boyce Park snowtubing area to close Wednesday for 'Let It Snow' filming

The ski slopes, however, will be open and operate on a normal schedule.

2 days ago


 "The Phantom of the Opera" company performs "Masquerade."

Stage review: Freshened 'Phantom of Opera' still enchants

New touches such as a treacherous descent and a “Masquerade” amid mirrors add sparkle to the long-running musical theater experience.

2 days ago


 Ayad Akhtar, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Disgraced," coming to Pittsburgh Public Theater March 10-April 10, 2016.

Pittsburgh Public Theater announces new season

The wide-ranging 2015-16 season includes a historical drama, a 1700s-era comedy, a classic musical and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

2 days ago


 Lady Gaga's presentation of Julie Andrews at the Academy Awards Sunday night was the No. 1 social moment from the Oscars, according to both Facebook and Twitter.

PEOPLE: Oscar ratings, Patricia Arquette, Lady Gaga, Julie Andrews and more!

The Nielsen company reports that viewership of the Academy Awards telecast was down 16 percent from 2014.

2 days ago


 Michael Keaton, center, and the cast and crew of “Birdman” accept the Oscar for best picture during Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

'Birdman' soars to top at Oscars, including best picture and best director wins

“Birdman” won for best picture and director while Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne took home Oscars for best actor/actress.

3 days ago


 Tim Daly.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Tim Daly

Acting was a natural choice for Tim Daly as he followed in the footsteps of his late father, James, and sister Tyne.

3 days ago


Pittsburgh Rock 'N Roll Legend Awards nominees announced

The public can register to vote for their favorite nominees at www.PittsburghRockLegends.com now through March 9.

3 days ago


 Daryl Hall and John Oates have scheduled a May 2 concert at Stage AE on the North Shore.

Hall & Oates, In This Moment coming to Stage AE in May

Daryl Hall and John Oates, the biggest-selling music duo of all time, are known for such hits as "She's Gone" and "Rich Girl."

3 days ago


J. Cole coming to First Niagara Pavilion in July

The J.Cole concert will include Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, Bas, Cozz and Omen.

3 days ago


Kirk Cameron leads Razzies

Kirk Cameron and his comedy “Saving Christmas” won four Razzies: worst picture, worst actor, worst screenplay and worst screen combo.

3 days ago


 Neil Patrick Harris paid homage to the movies in his opening number.

Tuned In: Oscar broadcast's pace slows after brisk beginning

A delightful musical number launched the Oscars telecast, but too many of host Neil Patrick Harris’ jokes didn’t live up to the opening.

3 days ago


‘Birdman’ tops Spirit Awards

At the Spirit Awards Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, “Birdman” won the top honor of best feature and male lead for Michael Keaton.

3 days ago


Dance review: Bodiography's Maria Caruso gets personal in poignant farewell performance

She will continue to be with the company behind the scenes, focusing on the artistic and business sides of Bodiography Contemporary Ballet.

3 days ago


'Fallen Leaves': A posthumous Will Durant tome was better off undiscovered

The granddaughter of the “Story of Civilization” creator found his long-lost manuscript of reflections on life. He comes off as a crank.

4 days ago


 "The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry"

'The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry': top-notch

Attention to ordinary American speech is what allows this anthology to maneuver readers gracefully through the work of singular poets.

4 days ago


 Silk Road Ensemble Photography with Yo-Yo Ma upper right.

Music preview: Yo-Yo Ma finds ways to combine cultures

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will perform at Heinz Hall on Wednesday.

4 days ago


 This Man Ray photograph shows Leopold Gould Seyffert with his two sons, Peter, at left, and Richard, right.

The Next Page: Seyffert's vivid portraits of industrialists and grand dames shown at the Union League Club in New York

Standard Oil geologist launched Leopold Seyffert’s career as an artist by lending him tuition for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

4 days ago


 A billboard from Albuquerque lawyer Ron Bell sits along busy Interstate 25 in Albuquerque and plays off the new AMC-TV series "Better Call Saul" with "Better Call Bell." The show, starring Bob Odenkirk as sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, premiered Sunday, and city officials hope the prequel to the hit series "Breaking Bad" sparks more interest in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque hopes 'Saul' brings the tourists

'Better Call Saul' puts Albuquerque back on the map for tourists who enjoyed tours of “Breaking Bad” sites.

6 days ago


TV Q&A: WQED explains new relationship with world

Questions answered about a WTAE weekend anchor, WQED’s World Channel and “The Affair” on Showtime.

4 days ago


 "Single, Carefree, Mellow" by Katherine Heiny.

'Single, Carefree, Mellow': Girls will be girls in Katherine Heiny’s story collection

A collection of stories told from a female protagonist’s point of view is quite refreshing.

4 days ago


 The Maxo Vanka mural "The Battlefield." The mural at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale is among those that will be explored in a talk by Sylvia Rhor at Panza Gallery on Friday: "Vanka in Context: Pittsburgh's Mural Culture in the Early 20th Century."

2Do this week, Feb. 22-28: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Shakespeare is in the parks, Beethoven is on the Bluff and ArcAttack is at the Hillman Center.

4 days ago


 Lars Vogt: Pianist mixed watery tone with over-the-top phrasing during his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra appearance.

Concert review: PSO charts Beethoven evolution

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performed the second concert of its season-long BeethovenFest, with Manfred Honeck and pianist Lars Vogt.

5 days ago


Emmys to feature more contenders in comedy, drama categories

The Television Academy said it was making numerous revisions to the Emmy Awards in order to reflect a changing television landscape

5 days ago


 Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad "swims" during her one-woman play that re-creates her 111-mile Cuba-to-Key West swim in September 2013.

Diana Nyad turns her record swim into a one-woman stage show

The first person to swim across the Florida Straits without a shark cage is wading into a new challenger — theater.

5 days ago


 Martha Collison of PBS' "The Great British Baking Show" failed to reach the semifinals but was a fan favorite. Photo credit Love Productions. w/ realitycheck0222

Reality check: 'British Baking Show' a sweet competition

PBS’s “The Great British Baking Show” has been one sweet ride.

5 days ago


Concert review: New Orleans Jazz Orchestra turns in top notch performance

The 18-piece New Orleans Jazz Orchestra scores at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.

5 days ago



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