Arts & Entertainment

 Tim Hartman as the Monster in Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Young Frankenstein." Makeup is done by Christopher Patrick

Tim Hartman has a super duper time in ‘Young Frankenstein’

The veteran actor is going green and loving it for the Pittsburgh Musical Theater show.

about 6 hours ago

 Mary, Queen of Croatians, above the altar at St. Nicholas Croatian Church in Millvale done by Croatian artist Maxo Vanka in 1937.

Adding perspective to the Maxo Vanka murals

An exhibition and a fundraiser address the past and present of the Maxo Vanka murals in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale.

about 6 hours ago

 Virginia Wall Gruenert and Ken Bolden in Off the Wall's "Ghosts."

Stage review: Off the Wall's adaptation of Ibsen's 'Ghosts' is fresh but rushed

The theater group in Carnegie concentrates on the modern aspects of the agendas presented in Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts”

about 6 hours ago

 The FLUX Quartet, from left, Felix Fan, cello; Tom Chiu, violin; Max Mandel, Viola; Conrad Harris, violin.

Concert review: At the Microntonal Festival, notes are crushed and reshaped

Presented by Pitt’s Music on the Edge and the Andy Warhol Museum, the ambitious “Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival” took place last weekend.

about 6 hours ago

 Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek in "CSI Cyber."

TV review: Spinoff 'Cyber' follows 'CSI' playbook

There’s not much new under the procedural sun in the latest cyber-themed “CSI” spinoff starring Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette.

about 6 hours ago

 Pittsburgh native Karen Mocker Dabson, author of "The Muralist's Ghost."

Maxo Vanka is subject of 'The Muralist's Ghost'

“The Muralist’s Ghost,” a first novel by Karen Mocker Dabson, was inspired by Vanka’s works in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church.

about 6 hours ago

 Detail of a large scale, in-process mosaic by Pittsburgh Glass Center staff and volunteers that will be installed at Love Front Porch's ARThouse in Homewood. The mosaic is inspired by artwork children made at Love Front Porch, a safe and creative space begun by Homewood resident and artist Vanessa German.

Art notes: 'ABC@PGC' invites attendee participation

“ABC@PGC,” opening Friday at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, features interactive glowing letters by Seattle artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert.

about 6 hours ago

 Author Alice Randall and her daughter Caroline Randall Williams, authors of "Soul Food Love."

Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams cook up some 'Soul Food Love'

A mother-daughter cookbook writing team put healthy spin on traditional soul food.

about 6 hours ago

 Kelly Clarkson at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Kelly Clarkson, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse on the way

Ms. Clarkson’s sixth album, "Piece by Piece," was released today.

about 20 hours ago

'Blood Brothers' filmmakers' new movie to screen at Tribeca

“Blood Brother” documentary team from Pittsburgh make the new movie, “Crocodile Gennadiy,” and land a spot in the Tribeca Film Festival.

about 11 hours ago

 The ensemble finale in Point Park's "The Boy Friend."

Stage reviews: Local college plays are a pleasure

Productions at Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh showcase theatrical talent.

1 day ago

A festival of humanities: Festival will address topics from art to science

Tony nominee Tonya Pickins, filmmaker John Sayles and writer Azar Nafisi are among the speakers at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust-CMU event.

1 day ago

People: Patrick Wilson, Maggie Smith, Sara Gilbert and more!

Carnegie Mellon University graduate Patrick Wilson returns to his alma mater to direct “The Full Monty” in 2016.

1 day ago

 From Frank Capra's 1939 film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur.

Let's talk about art: Frank Capra, filmmaker for the people

During March, Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Sunday Night Series at Regent Square Theater shows some award-winning films from Frank Capra.

1 day ago

 Celia Imrie.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Celia Imrie

British actress Celia Imrie returned to India to film “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” with original cast and newcomer Richard Gere.

2 days ago

 Before Sunday, Carrie Brownstein and Sleater-Kinney hadn't performed in Pittsburgh in 19 years.

Sleater-Kinney roars back with sold-out Stage AE show

After a 19-year absence in Pittsburgh, the reunited trio is in fine punk form.

1 day ago

Darius Rucker tickets going on sale Friday

The concert features special guests Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses as part of the 11-show Country Megaticket.

1 day ago

Dance review: Attack Theatre divides, conquers in 'Between'

Dancers split the George R. White Studio in the Strip District into two worlds and moved between them in the most evocative ways.

2 days ago

 Principal Julia Erickson and former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer Robert Moore in "Petite Mort" by Jiri Kylian.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents 'bucket list' program in 'PBT Premieres'

The lineup will include works by Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris and Jerome Robbins that will be danced in Pittsburgh for the first time.

3 days ago

 James Risen, author of "Pay Any Price"

'Pay Any Price': New York Times reporter James Risen vows to go to jail before revealing his sources

James Risen is a bona fide constitutional hero, apart from being an author who has written a very readable book on a fascinating subject.

3 days ago

 "The Devil Is Here in These Hills" by James Green

'The Devil is Here in These Hills': The history of West Virginia coal and capitalism’s basest impulses

James Green’s “industrial gothic history” shows a system at its worst, placing a higher value on output rather than miners’ safety.

3 days ago

 Sari Gruber starred in Miami-based Florida Grand Opera's production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."

Opera reviews: Pittsburgh sopranos shine in Florida operas

Palm Beach Opera produced the world premiere of Ben Moore’s “Enemies, A Love Story,” which featured local soprano Danielle Pastin.

3 days ago

 "The Sound of Music," celebrating its 50th anniversary, starred Julie Andrews as Maria.

The hills are alive as 'The Sound of Music' movie celebrates its 50th anniversary

The restored Oscar-winning film will return to 500-plus theaters in April and Twentieth Century Fox will release a five-disc edition.

3 days ago

 "The Man Who Would Not Be Washington" by Jonathan Horn

'The Man Who Would Not Be Washington': Robert E. Lee embraces Virginia at the expense of the country he loved

Biographer Jonathan Horn writes that Lee’s sense of honor was bound to his being less an American and more a Virginian.

3 days ago

2Do this week, March 1-8: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Monday night; the PSO’s ’Play N’at“ series concludes Tuesday.

3 days ago

Concert review: PSO gracefully toes ballet scores

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck performed suites from ballets by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

4 days ago

Nasty weather boosts local TV news ratings

Brutal temperatures and snow equal toasty ratings in the latest local Nielsen sweeps period.

4 days ago

 Singing "The Thrill is Gone" got two mentors' attentions for Kiski Area High student Mia Zanotti.

Reality check: Westmoreland teen wows 'Voice' judges

Mia Zanotti, who goes by the stage name “Mia Z,” performed “The Thrill Is Gone” at “The Voice” tryouts in Los Angeles.

4 days ago

 Actor John Goodman arrives  at the Lincoln Pharmacy in Millvale to shoot the upcoming movie "Let It Snow"

First Person / Christmas in February: Movie stars invaded our coffee shop and made it snow

“Let It Snow” came to our corner of Pittsburgh to film and generally take over the place. It’s hard not to be star-struck.

4 days ago

Warhol staff member promoted

Patrick Moore, deputy director of The Andy Warhol Museum, will be managing director, overseeing all business-related operations.

4 days ago

 Flowers adorn the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Leonard Nimoy in Los Angeles Friday.

Obituary: Leonard Nimoy / Famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek'

Mr. Nimoy tried to escape his role as Spock on ’Star Trek’  but eventually embraced it, long after the TV series ended.

4 days ago

 In 2014, Amber Kaska played the title character in the Yough Senior High School performance of "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

Post-Gazette guide to 2015 high school musicals

Here’s the annual list of spring high school musicals in Western Pennsylvania.

4 days ago

 Will Smith as Nicky and Margot Robbie as Jess both share an interest in grifting in "Focus."

Movie review: 'Focus' entertaining, but good pieces don't make satisfying whole

Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in the thriller “Focus.”

5 days ago

 Dean Winters as Detective Russ Agnew, left, and Josh Duhamel as Special Agent Milt Chamberlain in "Battle Creek." and Det. Russ Agnew go undercover as distillers to infiltrate Battle Creek's maple syrup cartels when a murder victim is found to have drowned in the gooey breakfast confection.

Tuned In: For the weekend, a good drama, a lousy mystery and slow start to 'House of Cards'

Reviewing CBS’s “Battle Creek,” ABC’s “Secrets and Lies” and the return of Netflix’s “House of Cards” for a busy TV weekend.

5 days ago

 In this May 14, 2013 file photo, Leonard Nimoy arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater.

Leonard Nimoy, of 'Star Trek' fame, dead at 83

Mr. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

4 days ago

 John Cusack portrays Stafford Weiss, a famed TV self-help therapist, in "Maps to the Stars."

Movie review: 'Maps to the Stars' gets lost in Hollywood’s cosmic depravity

“Maps to the Stars” director and screenwriter lose their way in trying to depict “Hollywood types.”

5 days ago

 Siovhan Christensen, left, and Karen Baum are part of the cast of the PICT Classic Theatre play "For the Tree to Drop."

Stage review: 'For the Tree to Drop' looks at brutality physical and otherwise

Lissa Brennan’s play at PICT Classic Theatre explores themes of power, domination and rebellion set in the 1860s Old South.

5 days ago

 Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde in "The Lazarus Effect": After she is killed, he brings her back to life, but it's a different kind of life.

Movie review: 'Lazarus Effect' fails to raise realistic expectations

“The Lazarus Effect” is disappointingly predictable.

5 days ago

 Randy Civico Rivas and Taimy Miranda Ruiz de Villa rehearse for performances with the Malpaso Dance troupe at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty.

Dance preview: Malpaso kicks off U.S. tour at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Works by Malpaso co-founder Osnel Delgado and renowned American choreographer Trey McIntyre will be on the program in Pittsburgh.

5 days ago is a hilarious complement to the AMC show.

Cybertainment: Websites offer extras on 'Better Call Saul'

The crazy world of Saul Goodman and “Better Call Saul” is online; Web video re-creates Oscar-winning films using stock film footage.

5 days ago

 Diana Ross reunites with the Supremes in a special broadcast of  "Motown 25," airing at 8 p.m. Saturday on WQED-TV."

TV preview: 'Motown 25' makes its moves again on WQED

Local producer TJ Lubinsky brings an iconic special to television after a 31-year absence.

5 days ago

 Alejandro Diaz as the Prince, left, hands a rose to Alexandra Kochis as the Beauty in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production of "Beauty and the Beast."

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stages 'Beauty and the Beast' for sensory-sensitive audience

Specially adapted performance gives those with sensory sensitivities a chance to experience a theater production.

5 days ago

Moss Side Middle Schoolers learn drumming, culture

The program is funded through a matching grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.

5 days ago

Pittsburgh choral arts groups to celebrate 10 years

Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts began in 2005 on the principle of camaraderie without judgment.

5 days ago

 Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars last Sunday in Los Angeles. The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress that she wore has been reported stolen.

PEOPLE: Lupita Nyong'o, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer and more!

Lupita Nyong’o’s pearl-adorned Academy Awards dress was stolen from her West Hollywood hotel room late Wednesday.

5 days ago

 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days ago


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