Arts & Entertainment


  "Memory," 1950, oil on board, by Kamal Youssef.

Kamal Youssef's paintings at SAMA Loretto are bold in line and color

Southern Allegheny Museum of Art mounts a handsome retrospective of the art of Kamal Youssef featuring almost 250 paintings.

about 16 hours ago


 Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott) star in "Stalker" on CBS.

TV reviews: Both 'Stalker' and 'Gracepoint' horrify in their own way

More women in jeopardy as entertainment on CBS’s “Stalker;” Fox remakes BBC America’s “Broadchurch” as “Gracepoint.”

about 16 hours ago


 "All of this is happening and it’s just crazy,” said Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross.

Ross singer's soul rings true with judges on 'The Voice'

Pittsburgher Chris Jamison, a North Hills graduate, makes a splash on “The Voice” after getting his start in music locally.

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WQED Multimedia cuts jobs, cuts back some workers' hours

Citing a decline in state and federal support, WQED axes three full-time staffers and one part-timer.

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 Brittanie Brown of Sweden is a guest artist in Attack Theatre's new work, "Are You Still There?"

Attack Theatre opens 20th anniversary season with new work laced with nods to its past

Attack Theatre’s latest site-specific work is “Are You Still There?” at the Pittsburgh Coliseum in Homewood.

about 16 hours ago


 Curator Nicholas Chambers oversees the "13 Most Wanted Men," an installation that Andy Warhol did for the 1964 World's Fair that featured old wanted posters.

1964 World's Fair piece almost made Warhol a wanted man

“13 Most Wanted Men” exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum looks back at the row its namesake caused at the 1964 World’s Fair.

about 16 hours ago


 Kent Nelson, author of "Spirit Bird."

Preview: 'Spirit Bird' author lands at the Aviary

Kent Nelson, winner of the 2014 Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, gives a free reading Thursday night at the National Aviary.

about 16 hours ago


PEOPLE: Viola Davis, Josh Elliott, Malcolm Young and more!

Viola Davis has learned playing a defense attorney on “How to Get Away With Murder” that there’s a thin line between guilt and innocence.

about 16 hours ago


 Dancers Kelsey Batman & Alan Obuzor perform as part of the Texture Contemporary Ballet in May. An Arts Day of Giving, an 18-hour, online fundraising event, will take place Thursday to raise $2 million or more for about 150 nonprofit arts and cultural groups in Western Pennsylvania, including Texture Contemporary Ballet.

Pittsburgh arts advocates to highlight individual donations

Individuals can show support for the region’s arts and cultural groups through online contributions during Thursday’s Arts Day of Giving.

about 16 hours ago


 Anna Mikolay's piece is called "Moving Through Stillness."

Let's talk about art: Anna Mikolay

The work of Pittsburgh artist Anna Mikolay brings a hallway to life at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts during the Pittsburgh Biennial.

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 Singer Neil Diamond has scheduled an April 7 concert date at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Neil Diamond coming to Consol Energy Center April 7

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m, Oct. 13 via LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app.

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 ABC's "Selfie" stars Karen Gillan as Eliza and John Cho as Henry.

TV reviews: 'Selfie' is better of 2 ABC comedies premiering tonight

“Pygmalion”-inspired “Selfie” has occasional moments of sharp comedy, but there’s nothing to love about ABC’s “Manhattan Love Story.”

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'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher': Short story collection brings up the Iron Lady's body

Hilary Mantel’s new collection of fiction includes one rather controversial story ...

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Game Review: Super hero version improves on 'Disney Infinity'

The 2.0 version of “Disney Infinity,” featuring Marvel super heroes, is a significant, albeit expensive upgrade from last year’s original.

1 day ago


 The Lund family, from left, Don, Brian (in front), Nikki, Catie, Donna and Donny, is the focus of the documentary, "The Family Next Door," which explores the challenges, grace and determination of living with Brian's and Donny's autism.

Pittsburgh-area family shares autism story in film

“The Family Next Door” is a new documentary that highlights the challenges and triumphs of an Upper St. Clair family dealing with autism.

1 day ago


 Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross

Ross man hits high note on 'The Voice'

Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross advanced past the “blind auditions” round Tuesday on the NBC television show “The Voice.”

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PEOPLE: George Clooney, Tracy Morgan, Amanda Bynes and more!

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin marry again in a civil ceremony to make their union legal in Italy.

1 day ago


 Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Former “The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck recently celebrated a year at “Fox & Friends,” saying she is “very comfortable.”

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Dance review: Choreographers' work shines in 'Synergy'

At even a cursory glance, Texture Contemporary Ballet had an obvious “Synergy” in its first program at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

2 days ago


 Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, has been a big part of the company at the theatrical heart of the city for nearly 40 years. Mr. Pappas has been with the theater for 15 years.

Pappas puts the public in Pittsburgh Public Theater

As PPT marks its 40th season, Ted Pappas, the longtime artistic director, wins raves for being professional and personable.

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 Adam Hochschild, author of "Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves."

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series plans five more programs

Adam Hochschild, NoViolet Bulawayo, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Jen Bervin, Jennifer Clement and Peter Hessler will appear this season.

3 days ago


Concert review: Patti Austin in fine form on the North Side

With first-rate music and interesting storytelling, Patti Austin put on an entertaining show at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Saturday night.

2 days ago


 Ian McEwan, author of "The Children Act"

Ian McEwan's 'The Children Act': The banality of morality

Mr. McEwan’s latest novel, about a judge deciding if a boy must receive medical treatment over his religious parents’ wishes, feels forced.

3 days ago


 Matt Bai, author of "All the Truth Is Out."

'All the Truth Is Out:': Matt Bai on the press coverage that destroyed Gary Hart

“The Fall of Gary Hart and the Rise of Tabloid Politics” serves as a reminder of the tricks memory can play on us.

3 days ago


 From the cover of "George Benson: The Autobiography"

George Benson, guitar hero on the Hill

Guitarist George Benson pens an illuminating autobiography rich in Pittsburgh history and music.

3 days ago


 In this image provided by Fox, Stewie Griffin, left, learns to skateboard from his new friend, Bart Simpson, in a scene from "The Simpsons Guy," the one-hour season premiere episode of "Family Guy," airing tonight on Fox. The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit the crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Tonight’s crossover episode of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” contains a joke with the punch line: “Your sister is being raped.”

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 This mural, painted in 1937 and 1938 as part of a New Deal-era public works project, is in the lobby of the state’s Finance Building in Harrisburg. It is the work of American artist Eugene Savage.

The Next Page: Government and the common man, on view in Harrisburg murals

Post-Gazette reporter Kate Giammarise says the murals in the state’s Finance Building are a New Deal gem.

3 days ago


 New York Review of Books editor-writer Hugh Eakin and editor Robert Silvers in the HBO documentary "The 50-Year Argument."

‘50-Year Argument’ explores history of New York Review of Books

Director Martin Scorsese and documentarian David Tedeschi examine 50 years of the New York Review of Books in an HBO documentary.

3 days ago


2Do this week, Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” in Frick Park, Pittsburgh Concert Society presents winners, Takacs Quartet, NPR’s Michele Norris and more.

3 days ago


 Maddie Ziegler of Murrysville showed her dancing talent on Dancing With the Stars."

Reality Check: Clowns no laughing matter on 'Face Off'

There’s nothing funny about the latest “Face Off” clown challenge.

4 days ago


 Director and Pittsburgh native Antoine Fuqua, left, rehearses a scene between Nash Edgerton and Denzel Washington on the set of "The Equalizer."

For Pittsburgh native Antoine Fuqua, taking on the 'Equalizer' with Denzel Washington was easy choice

Pittsburgh-born director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington, who struck acting gold with “Training Day,” reunite in  “The Equalizer.”

5 days ago


 Gigi Edgley, a star of "Farscape" and "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge," will appear during all three days of Pittsburgh Comicon.

'Farscape' actress brings her appreciation to Comicon

Gigi Edgley, star of “Farscape,” travels to genre conventions worldwide to thank the fans who saved the series from extinction.

5 days ago


 Winnie (voiced by Elle Fanning) tries to teach human behavior to Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in "The Boxtrolls."

Movie review: 'The Boxtrolls' offers joy for children and adults alike

The edgy and delightful “Boxtrolls” is a mix of of 3-D, stop-motion, CGI and hand-drawn animation based on the book “Here Be Monsters.”

5 days ago


 Jeffrey Tambor stars as Maura in "Transparent."

Tuned In: Amazon's 'Transparent' breaks new ground

Netflix rival Amazon attempts to make a splash with its new original series “Transparent.”

5 days ago


 John Lithgow, left, and Alfred Molina portray newlyweds in New York City in "Love Is Strange."

Movie reviews: 'Love Is Strange,' 'Skeleton Twins' both engaging

“Love Is Strange” pairs John Lithgow with Alfred Molina as a longtime couple, while Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are “The Skeleton Twins.”

5 days ago


 Russian mafia boss Marton Csokas, left, and Denzel Washington talk business in "The Equalizer."

Movie review: Washington more than equal to the task in 'Equalizer'

Denzel Washington plays a retired agent who becomes a vigilante hero in “The Equalizer,” reuniting him with director Antoine Fuqua.

5 days ago


Family Film Guide: 'The Boxtrolls'

“The Boxtrolls” is suitable for ages 7 and up, especially if they’re familiar with Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” and aren’t easily spooked.

5 days ago


Pittsburgh Symphony to perform in North Carolina

The PSO will perform at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sunday and Monday.

5 days ago


Cybertainment: Music of video games compiled

A Red Bull documentary explores video game music. “This American Life” launches “Serial” podcast. “Gilmore Girls” comes to Netflix.

5 days ago


PEOPLE: Wiz Khalifa, Sofia Vergara, George Clooney and more!

Wiz Khalifa’s soon-to-be ex-wife Amber Rose says infidelity led her to file for divorce.

5 days ago


Pittsburgh rapper Khalid Kareem sentenced for role in heroin ring

Kareem, 30, of East Liberty, who performed as "S Money," had been on bond from a previous heroin conviction.

5 days ago


 A participant in Pittsburgh Abides 2013 party plays John Goodman's character.

Preview: Fans throw robe and white Russian bash for 'The Big Lebowski'

The Coen brothers movie classic featuring "The Dude" continues to spark a festive fan community.

6 days ago


 Carla Bianco will perform at the Renaisssance Hotel at 5 p.m. Friday as part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates the 10th Gallery Crawl with a special night

The 10th annual Gallery Crawl Downtown will feature art openings, dance, film and music.

6 days ago


 Texture Contemporary Ballet dancer Brynn Vogel will be among the dancers when the troupe performs "Synergy" at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

Dance preview: Texture to show off its 'Synergy' in Kelly Strayhorn debut

Texture Contemporary Ballet's latest production will feature a mixed repertory program of contemporary, modern and classical works.

6 days ago


 Viola Davis portrays a professor and lawyer in "How to Get Away With Murder."

TV review: 'How to Get Away With Murder' is gonzo fun

Shonda Rhimes, executive producer of "Scandal,“ introduces another entertaining, gonzo confection with ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder."

6 days ago


 Patti Austin: Spent the holidays in Pittsburgh, where her father grew up.

Music preview: Patti Austin returns to Pittsburgh to open Manchester Craftsmen's Guild season

Patti Austin, the smooth jazz singer known for "Baby, Come to Me," has roots in Pittsburgh.

6 days ago


 Real Estate will perform Wednesday as part of the VIA Festival.

Music preview: Brooklyn's Real Estate corners market on chilled-out indie-pop

Real Estate continues its winning ways on third album "Atlas."

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VIA Festival opens Wednesday

VIA Festival has a range of events including films, concerts and lectures.

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 Pete Bush and the Hoi Polloi will celebrate the release of "A Beginner's Guide to the End" at 10 p.m. Saturday at Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville.

Local Scene: Pete Bush's 'Guide to the End'

Local Scene: A new jazz-rock mix from Pete Bush and the Hoi Polloi.

6 days ago


 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are scheduled to perform in Pittsburgh Jan. 22.

Bob Seger tour coming to Pittsburgh

The veteran rocker’s Ride Out Tour includes a Jan. 22 stop in town.

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