Arts & Entertainment

 High school and middle school students from Baldwin-Whitehall attend a screening of “He Named Me Malala” Friday at AMC Loews Waterfront in Homestead.

Malala provides inspiration

About 2,000 students see firsthand what their refugee classmates have endured in a private showing of “He Named Me Malala.”

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 Wiz Khalifa's video for "See You Again" has received more than 1 billion views on YouTube.

Wiz Khalifa video tops a billion views

“See You Again” is the most watched hip-hop YouTube video of all time.

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 Artist and sculptor James Shipman with the decorative wall he is creating for the sculpture garden of his work at the Landmarks Resource Center in Wilkinsburg, where he has his studio.

Artist brightens the scene in Wilkinsburg

James Shipman celebrates a 40-year career with the opening of an outdoor sculpture court he created on a junk-filled lot.

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Movie review: 'In My Father’s House’ doesn’t answer enough questions

Che “Rhymefest” Smith reunites with his homeless dad in a quest to reclaim his neighborhood and discover his true self as a father and son.

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 Hundred Acres Manor in Bethel Park features six frightening attractions.

Five Things We Are Loving This Week

We’re loving Carnegie Museums brackets, haunted Pittsburgh, busy Niecy Nash and a “Sherlock” special on the way.

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 Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa performs in July at First Niagara Pavillon.

Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' hits one billion views on YouTube

The duet with Charlie Puth is the second-fastest video to hit the mark in YouTube history, after Psy’s “Gangnam Style" in 2012.

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 The landmark Casino Theater in Vandergrift doubled as the Banshee town hall in the 'Banshee' TV series.

Return date set for Western Pennsylvania-filmed 'Banshee'

The final season debuts Jan. 29 on Cinemax.

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 Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

Tuned In: Crazy for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

The CW’s musical comedy is one of few bright spots in the new fall TV lineup; “The Walking Dead” returns and ABC Family changes its name.

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 Levi Miller stars as Peter in "Pan."  The Peter Pan origin story.

Movie review: 'Pan' spins the clock back

The film introduces Peter Pan before Neverland, Captain Hook and the boy’s magical ability to fly.

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 Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara, Kenya.

Movie review: 'He Named Me Malala' an inspirational documentary

“He Named Me Malala” chronicles the teenage Nobel Prize winner on the world stage.

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 Ashley Judd in "Big Stone Gap."

Movie review: 'Big Stone Gap' a folksy charmer

“Big Stone Gap,” based on Adriana Trigiani’s novel and starring Ashley Judd and Patrick Wilson, explores life and love in a small town.

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 "Big Stone Gap" author and director Adriana Trigiani.

Director returns to hometown to shoot 'Big Stone Gap'

Adriana Trigiani returned to her hometown, with Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg and others, to shoot her movie.

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 The Golden Girls twirlers perform with the Pitt band at Heinz Field.

Always golden: Pitt Golden Girls mark 40 years of bringing glamour to games

The Golden Girls perform at all Panther home football games, selected away football games, and men’s and women’s basketball games.

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Pledge Drive 2.0 -- Rethinking on-air fundraising in a new media environment

WESA-FM experiments with shorter on-air pledge drive to whopping success.

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 Andrew Garfield stars as Dennis Nash and Michael Shannon is Rick Carver in "99 Homes."

Movie review: '99 Homes' dabbles in foreclosures

“99 Homes,” starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, puts human faces to the Florida housing market meltdown and economic downturn.

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Family Film Guide: 'He Named Me Malala' and 'Pan'

The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective.

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 Jay Leno will perform his stand-up show at Heinz Hall March 5.

Jay Leno books stand-up gig at Heinz Hall in March

The former “Tonight Show” host also can be seen on his CNBC show, “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

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PEOPLE: Selena Gomez, Spencer Stone, Bill Cosby and more!

Selena Gomez is battling the immune system disorder lupus.

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 Supporters of Robinson’s iconic drive-in movie theater turned out at a public hearing to oppose the proposal by Sheetz Inc. to build a combination gas station, convenience store, car wash and drive-through eatery for the property on Steubenville Pike.

Supporters plead for Twin Hi-Way Drive-in's survival

The future of Twin Hi-Way Drive-in in Robinson is unclear as Sheetz seeks permission to build a gas station on the site.

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Heritage Day Festival in Monroeville to offer new attractions

The Monroeville Historical Society’s annual festival will include pony rides and demonstrations of outdoor cooking this year.

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 Shirley Ratner says as a kid, she wanted to be a baseball player and an actress.

Newsmaker you should know / Greensburg actress heard call of stage at early age

Shirley Ratner of Greensburg is performing in “A Life’s Work” through Sunday at the Latrobe Art Center.

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 Zachary Quinto will receive GLSEN's Champion Award Oct. 23 for his advocacy on behalf of the LBGT community.

PEOPLE: Zachary Quinto named GLSEN Champion

The actor from Green Tree joins Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel as honorees at the group’s Respect Awards.

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 Van Hansis, Gale Harold and Matthew Ludwinski in "Kiss Me, Kill Me," part of Reel Q 2015.

Movie reviews: Reel Q festival opens with pair of quality films

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” and “Tab Hunter Confidential” are among the best of the first week of Pittsburgh’s lesbian and gay film festival.

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 Janet Jackson performs during the 2010 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

Deep Purple, Janet Jackson and Yes among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

For the fourth year, fans can vote on inductees, who will be announced in December.

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 Rod Brogan.

Stage preview: 'The Night Alive' dawns at City Theatre

The acclaimed Conor McPherson play “The Night Alive” launches Tracy Brigden’s 15th season leading the South Side theater.

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 Belarusian journalist and writer Svetlana Alexievich during her awarding ceremony of the German Book Trade Peace Prize in Frankfurt in 2013.

Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, 67, chronicled the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its collapse.

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 A man dressed as John Goodman's character, Walter, in "The Big Lebowski" at last year's Pittsburgh Abides event.

The Dude still abides: 'Big Lebowski' celebration set for Friday in Lawrenceville

An expanded Pittsburgh Abides “Big Lebowski” festival moves to a larger venue with more activities.

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 Wiz Khalifa will sing at Pitt's #ZooAfterHours event on Friday.

Wiz Khalifa will perform at Pitt's #ZooAfterHours hoops party

The rap star and Pittsburgh native will be on hand for Friday’s Midnight Madness event at Petersen Events Center.

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Teen muscians sought for Reimagination compilation recording project

The selected artists will be work with professional producers and receive studio time.

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 British band the Zombies.

Music preview: British band the Zombies resurrects its famous album

“Odessey and Oracle” will be performed in its entirety at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall.

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 Lisa Fischer, singer and recent star of the Oscar-winning documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom," will perform at two concerts at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild on Oct. 9.

Music preview: Lisa Fischer steps into the spotlight

Longtime Rolling Stones backup singer goes solo for two concerts at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Friday.

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 Actor Oren Gradus, who plays Zaccaria in the production of Verdi's "Nabucco," during a rehearsal at the Pittsburgh Opera building in the Strip District. At right is Vanessa Chumbley, the assistant state manager.

Opera preview: Verdi's 'Nabucco' receives first Pittsburgh Opera staging since 1973

Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Nabucco” shows the complexities of bringing together disparate ingredients of the operatic soup.

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Reel Q film festival schedule

Reel Q, a celebration of LGBT films, marks 30 years with features, shorts, documentaries, parties and guests.

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Theater notes: New hip-hop musical 'I.D.' tracks humanity's roots

New Horizon Theater presents the Penn State Centre Stage commission at Falk School in Oakland.

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 Olivia Cooke as "Rachel" and Thomas Mann as "Greg" in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

New on DVD: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’

Pittsburgh native Jesse Andrews turned his first novel into a screenplay, and the film is now out out on DVD.

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 The group Chicago arrives for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in January 2014.

Who should get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's next class? Make your picks

Post-Gazette pop music critic Scott Mervis makes his selections -- and you can make yours, too.

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 Classical Guitar Master Pablo Villegas will play with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

The Hot List of weekend events, Oct. 8-11

Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas, country singer Kip Moore and soul singer Marsha Ambrosius all hit town this weekend.

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 Spider-Man fights back as Loki attempts to use his mind tricks in "Marvel Universe Live!"

Preview: Marvel heroes assemble for Consol Energy Center show

The Avengers assemble to take on arch villain Loki in the arena-sized “Marvel Universe Live!”

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 Michael Brown.

Stage review: When it comes to praise for 'Altar Boyz,' raise it

The CLO Cabaret production forms newcomers and veterans into a charismatic boy band in the award-winning musical.

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 Lady Gaga as The Countess in "American Horror Story: Hotel."

TV review: Mood envelops all in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

The latest season of the Ryan Murphy series features an orgy, rape and grotesque murder scenes all in its first, Lady Gaga-starring hour.

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 Anna Thompson is part of the dance duo Slowdanger. The dancers will present a work in progress called "Memory 4" Friday, at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's Alloy Studios in Friendship.

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's fall lineup rich with dynamic dance

Executive director Janera Solomon aims to produce a win-win situation for artists and audiences with a diverse KST Presents series.

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 Philadanco will perform at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Friday. The performance is a Pittsburgh Dance Council presentation and marks the company's first time here in several years.

Dance preview: Philadanco to bring message of diversity to August Wilson Center

The Dance Council performance on Friday will mark the first time the Philadelphia-based dance company has toured here in several years.

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 Emerson String Quartet from left: Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Larry Dutton and Paul Watkins.

Concert review: Emerson String Quartet shines in Haydn's 'Sunrise,' Shostakovich

The Emerson String Quartet’s unanimity and ability to listen to each other makes for a powerful opening to Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s

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PEOPLE: Kathleen 'Kitty' Kleber, Bill Cosby, Cathriona White and more!

Pittsburgh’s Kathleen “Kitty” Kleber appears today on Mo Rocca’s food series “My Grandmother’s Ravioli.”

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 The national tour of "The Drowsy Chaperone" played Pittsburgh in 2008. Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company has added the musical to its 2015 schedule.

'Chicago' out, 'The Drowsy Chaperone' in for Point Park's musical theater season

With the Broadway revival of “Chicago” heading out on tour, “Chaperone” is the conservatory theater’s choice as its March show.

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 Sia, right, and Maddie Ziegler arrive at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in February.

People: Maddie Ziegler; Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Seth Grahame-Smith

Murrysville’s Maddie Ziegler continues her climb up the international entertainment ladder.

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Robinson's Twin Hi-Way Drive-In will show its last movie this fall

Supporters of the landmark drive-in came out Monday night to oppose the proposed construction plan.

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 LeAnn Rimes.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... LeAnn Rimes

Say what you will about LeAnn Rimes and her real-life dramas, on stage her voice trumps the tabloid attacks.

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 Anonymous 4, clockwise from far left, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Susan Hellauer, Ruth Cunningham and Marsha Genensky.

Anonymous 4 bids farewell to Pittsburgh with chant and song

The vocal quartet Anonymous 4 shows they’re quitting while they’re ahead in last Pittsburgh concert, presented by Renaissance and Baroque.

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 Amy Schumer.

For Amy Schumer, multimillion-dollar book deal is all in the timing

After a frenzied auction, the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books paid more than $8 million for Amy Schumer’s second attempt at a book.

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