Arts & Entertainment

 Pittsburgh's Wiz Khalifa is as hot as he has ever been. “See You Again,” his salute to the late Paul Walker on the “Furious 7” soundtrack, has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 straight weeks.

Preview: Boys of Zummer Tour features Wiz Khalifa, Fall Out Boy

Rap and rock have mixed before, but it was still a head turner when Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy announced their joint tour.

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Cable's Reelz picks up Miss USA pageant after NBC pulls out

NBC dropped out last week, citing pageant co-owner Donald Trump's derogatory comments about immigrants.

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 Kevin Hart as Darnell and Will Ferrell as James in the comedy "Get Hard."

What's new to DVD this week

“Get Hard” “While We’re Young” and “The Gunman” hit store shelves.

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 From left, Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir perform at Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Show at Levi's Stadium on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.

Preview: A Fare Thee Well for The Dead

Legendary group says goodbye with a final run of Chicago concerts you can watch from here.

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 Emma Bowser, 10, holds back 700-pound Jersey cow Rapunzel, from entering the judging ring too early during a previous Big Butler Fair. Rapunzel, from Rocky Maple Farm in Slippery Rock, went on to win two blue ribbons. This year's fair opens Friday and runs through July 11.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Big Butler Fair, Kennywood fireworks, comedy and the Symphony are all on the slate for the coming holiday weekend.

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 Joe Manganiello in "Magic Mike XXL."

Joe Manganiello ate like a bodybuilder for 'Magic Mike' sequel

Eating for one but ordering for two is how Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello prepared for his beekcake role in  “Magic Mike XXL.”

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 Series T-800 Robot in Terminator Genisys.

Movie review: 'Terminator Genisys' a confusing reboot

“Terminator Genisys” returns Arnold Schwarzenegger to the franchise but fractures timelines and introduces alternate, confusing universes.

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 Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco.

Panic! at the Disco will headline Thrival Festival in Hazelwood

Third annual event will take place on former brownfield that holds 10,000 concert-goers.

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 From left, Joe Manganiello, Jada Pinkett Smith, Matt Bomer, ChanningTatum, Kevin Nash, Donald Glover and Adam Rodriguez in "Magic Mike XXL."

Movie review: 'Magic Mike' provides another R-rated girls night out

“Magic Mike XXL” turns up the heat and hard bodies as Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and others go on one last R-rated ride.

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 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros perform at Stage AE on the North Shore Tuesday night.

Music review: Fighting sickness, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros rock Stage AE

Frontman Alex Ebert’s energy alone carried the Los Angeles indie folk band through an electrifying 14-song set.

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Miss Universe defections rise

More fallout in the Miss USA pageant: co-host Cheryl Burke leaves, Donald Trump calls NBC “weak”

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Concert review: Trio excels from pop to classical

Time for Three performed at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater as part of Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s Just Summer series.

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 This circa 1775 Chinese porcelain 'tobacco leaf' saucer dish, was one of the many items up for auction at Christie's. Its estimated value is $4,000 to 6,000.

Christie's auction of Scaife's estate nets nearly $4 million

The top sellers included $347,000 for a large inlaid cabinet and $102,500 for an 18th-century bookcase.

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Gateway to the Arts merges with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Gateway to the Arts provides arts education and artist training in the Pittsburgh region.

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 Misty Copeland and James Whiteside acknowledge the audience after appearing  in "Swan Lake" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. On Tuesday, June 30, 2015.  Ms. Copeland was named American Ballet Theater's first black principal dancer.

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT

Ballerina Misty Copeland is the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company’s 75-year history.

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 Denny’s Flagship Restaurant - James Wines & SITE - Las Vegas, NV - architecture and interior design - 2012.

Art notes: SITE architect James Wines champions drawing

SITE architectural studio founder and president James Wines presented a case at Carnegie Museum of Art for the hand as well as the computer.

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WPXI to air lottery

Pennsylvania Lottery results move to WPXI.

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PEOPLE: Wiz Khalifa, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Lest Holt and more!

Wiz Khalifa’s new docuseries “Day Today” documents his life on the Boys of Zummer tour and debuts on REVOLT TV.

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 Train singer Pat Monahan at the First Niagara Pavilion on Tuesday.

Train pulls into Pavilion with lively, colorful show

Picasso at the Wheel Tour is big on audience participation at First Niagara Pavilion.

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 The steelworkers sand sculpture is now on display at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta in Point State Park. The regatta starts Friday.

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta sand sculpture pays homage to 'Steel City’ past

Weighing 150 tons, the sand sculpture depicts eight steel workers at a mill.

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 Stephen King's latest is an audio-only tale called "Drunken Fireworks."

Book review: In Stephen King's latest, bottle rockets make bad neighbors

“Drunken Fireworks” is a perfect audio companion for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

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 Nonso Anozie, left, portrays Abraham Kenyatta and James Wolk is Jackson Oz on the CBS drama "Zoo," based on the book by James Patterson.

TV review: 'Zoo' should have stayed behind bars

Animals begin attacking humans in CBS’s preposterous, unintentionally funny summer drama “Zoo.”

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PEOPLE: Anthony Geary, EL James and the BET Awards

Anthony Geary who has played Luke Spencer on “General Hospital” for nearly three decades, will appear in his final episode next month.

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 Silver-gilt dinner service made by Gorham in 1889 and used by Washington Augustus Roebling, a civil engineer.

Scaife estate items selling briskly at Christie's in New York

Several objects collected by the late newspaper publisher sold for far more than their estimated worth.

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 Kate Mulgrew, left, and Pablo Schreiber in a scene from "Orange is the New Black."

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Kate Mulgrew

Actress Kate Mulgrew found her character “Red” on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” emerged nearly fully formed.

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 Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy gives a solo performance as a top-three finalist at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards Monday night at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

Pittsburgh's Marnie Quick finishes in top 3 at National High School Musical Theatre Awards

Nominees from 26 cities competed for best actress and actor honors Monday at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

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 Donald Trump speaks June 16 at Trump Tower in New York.

NBCUniversal cuts ties with Trump after 'derogatory' comments about Mexicans

The real estate mogul is one of many contenders for the GOP nomination for president.

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 David Crosby at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead.

David Crosby displays his many talents in quiet solo show

The ’60s icon neglects his new album for a career retrospective, from Byrds to CSNY to CPR.

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 Camera crews wait for a contestant with the remains of the Carrie Furnace lit in the background during filming of  "American Ninja Warrior" last month.

Carrie Furnace stars as locale of reality TV show

“American Ninja Warrior” uses the former blast furnace as a backdrop.

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 Allison McAtee

TV Preview: Insiders liked what they saw in Allison McAtee

The Western Pennsylvania native and University of Pittsburgh grad is now a series regular on OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

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 "Luckiest Girl Alive" by Jessica Knoll.

Book review: Novel’s heroine has fierce, damaged glory on fine display

“Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll follows in the footsteps of recent best-sellers “Gone Girl” and “Girl on the Train.”

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 "Michelle Obama: A Life" by Peter Slevin.

Book review: Author Peter Slevin writes a balanced look at Michelle Obama’s life so far

Michelle Obama’s life is very much an American story: a black woman who made it from a working class family to the White House.

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 "Destruction was my Beatrice" by Jeff Rasula.

Book review: Historian Jed Rasula chronicles the history of an art movement in "Destruction Was My Beatrice."

Mr. Rasula offers us vivid anecdotes from the lives of dozens of wild artists, who become increasingly interchangeable as the book goes on.

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Questions answered about a WTAE anchor’s name change, “Person of Interest,” “Longmire” and “Cash Cab.”

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 Annmarie Duggan.

Pitt Theatre Arts grows in programs and shows

The University of  Pittsburgh expands to five productions in 2015-16, when it will spend more time in the Charity Randall campus theater.

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 As previews roll at the Dependable Drive-In in Moon Township, lights from nearby businesses give off a faint glow behind the trees.

Brian O'Neill: Drive-ins make nice story that's more than nostalgia

No need to just be nostalgic about drive-ins when you can still go.

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2Do: Cultural events around town for the week of June 28

Lots of music, bird nests and Shakespeare fill up the coming week.

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 Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Obama Academy, in her Orange Girl costume from "The Mod Musical," competes for the second year in a row at the Jimmy Awards at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

Behind the scenes with Pittsburgh CLO at the Jimmy Awards; Michael Cerveris is a last-minute host

The “Fun Home” star steps in for ailing Sutton Foster to host the National High School Musical Theatre Awards June 29 on Broadway.

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 Brad Paisley plays at First Niagara Pavilion.

Concert review: Brad Paisley brings country-style party to Pittsburgh

“What happens when a bunch of hillbillies wind up with a 60-foot television screen?” The country star asked the crowd.

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Reality check: Contestants continue to rough it 'Alone'

On “Alone,” the outdoorsmen encounter more mountain lions and bears and slugs, oh my.

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Comedy Central streams 'Daily Show' marathon

Every episode of “The Daily Show” hosted by Jon Stewart will be shown on Comedy Central’s website leading up to his last day.

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 The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium got into the act of joining the #JurassicZookeepers meme movement as zookeepers around the world began tweeting themselves posed in front of animals as Chris Pratt's character is in front of the raptors of the movie "Jurassic World." According to The New York Times, zookeeper enthusiasm may be rooted in the depiction of the human-animal relationship that the character explains, “It's not about control. It's a relationship based on respect." The Pittsburgh Zoo tweeted, "one more just for fun" with its arapaima, native to South America and among the largest freshwater fish in the world.

5 Things we are loving this week: June 27

Zookeepers around the world, including Pittsburgh, have been tweeting themselves posed with animals a la the raptors of “Jurassic World.”

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My Gen book review: Intergenerational tale explores gender identity

Daria Wilke’s “Playing a Part” looks at questions of love, family and gender through the eyes of a Russian teen boy.

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 The FUSE@PSO series, with creative director  Steve Hackman, debuted Wednesday night at Heinz Hall.

Concert review: PSO, composer light up audience in FUSE debut

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presented the first installment of its new FUSE@PSO series with creative director Steve Hackman.

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 Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of "Ted 2."

Movie review: Over-the-top jokes make 'Ted 2' a little unbearable

Seth MacFarlane’s talking teddy is back in “Ted 2” but his desire to become a dad raises questions about whether he’s a person or property.

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 Connie Britton and Nick Offerman star in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

Movie review: 'Me and Earl' proves books can become good movies

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” set and filmed in Pittsburgh and based on a native’s young adult novel, is funny, tender and touching.

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 Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices male vocal ensemble.

Concert review: Chanticleer charms with choral music from the ages

The 12-voice all-male a cappella choir pleased a near-capacity audience at Shadyside Presbyterian Church on Wednesday.

6 days ago

 Iris Apfel in "Iris."

Movie review: Filmmaker's swan song, subject are works of art

Albert Maysles’ last documentary, “Iris,” paints a lovely, quirky portrait of design icon Iris Apfel.

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 Justin Wincott stars in the family drama "Max."

Movie review: Family film 'Max' unleashes heart strings

In “Max,” a man's best friend becomes a new best friend for his brother.

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Cybertainment: YouTube to stream Grateful Dead concerts

Grateful Dead’s final concerts will stream on YouTube; e-books from No Starch Press keep kids’ minds busy; Crackle rolls out new offerings.

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