Arts & Entertainment


 Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in "Doctor Who."

Next phase of 'Doctor Who' debuts

The Capaldi Era of the 50-year-old sci-fi series begins with the season eight premiere tonight on BBC America.

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Reality check: 'Utopia' sounds anything but

“Utopia’s” cast of pioneers is released. These people are going to create a new society?

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CLO hopes to stage 'Kinky Boots' next year

Pittsburgh CLO is working to bring two national tours to town next summer.

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 In green from left, Michael Chiklis, Jim Caviezel and Alexander Ludwig.

Movie Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall' is a solid, winning effort

“When the Game Stands Tall,“ starring Jim Caviezel as a coach, dramatizes what happens when a 151-game winning streak comes to an end.

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 Chloe Grace Morezt and Jamie Blackley in "If I Stay."

Movie review: Darkness overshadows 'If I Stay'

“If I Stay” stars Chloe Grace Moretz as an Oregon teen who must choose between life and death after her family is in a calamitous accident.

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 Tres charmant: Chloe (Audrey Tautou) and Colin (Romain Duris) tour the city from above in "Mood Indigo."

Movie review: 'Mood Indigo' a surreal trip to colorful fantasy world

The brilliant visuals in Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" contain less eternal sunshine and more dark, moody blues.

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 Gary Fischer, John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain and Millie Brown in 'Intruders."

Tuned In: 'Intruders' a tough nut to crack

BBC America debuts the puzzling, clear-as-mud “Intruders”; Nielsen dishes data on Pittsburgh TV viewers.

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 Brendan Gleeson as Father James and Kelly Reilly as Fiona in "Calvary."

Movie review: Mysteries abound in gripping, gloomy 'Calvary'

As an Irish priest who receives a death threat in the confessional, Brendan Gleeson acts in “Calvary” as if his soul depended on it.

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 Ring-tailed lemurs spend more time on the ground than any other lemur, as seen in "Island of the Lemurs."

Movie review: Beautiful documentary gets close to lemurs

In “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” the cute critters get their movie moment in the sun, complete with soothing narration by Morgan Freeman.

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PEOPLE: Mike Super, Julia Erickson, Alan Obuzor and more!

Mike Super of Peters earns a wildcard to continue performing on “America’s Got Talent.”

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Family Film Guide: 'When the Game Stand Tall' and 'If I Stay'

Feel-good football movie “When the Game Stands Tall” is rated PG, while and romance drama “If I Stay” is PG-13.

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Movie review: Sequel pales next to original 'Sin City'

The most grievous offense in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” might just have been making a sequel to the stylish, satisfying 2005 original.

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 Leonard Nimoy, second from left, guest starred as himself in "The Simpsons" episode "Marge Vs. the Monorail."

Today's Springfield Moment ...

Things get spacey when guest star Leonard Nimoy drops by Springfield in “The Simpsons” episode “Marge Vs. the Monorail.”

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The facts and the fiction in 'When the Game Stands Tall'

A reporter separates fact, fiction and outright invention for “When the Game Stands Tall” about De La Salle High’s football win streak.

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 A landscape sign welcomes visitors to Bloomfield on Liberty Avenue.

Bloomfield's Little Italy Days draws mix of old and new

The four-day festival that begins Thursday will host a variety of musicians and small businesses along Liberty Avenue.

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 Lady Antebellum, from left, Charles Kelley, Hilary Scott and Dave Haywood.

Country trio Lady Antebellum prepares for a new album

Lady A’s fifth proper album, due Sept. 30, is “747” and is off to an auspicious start with “Bartender.”

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 The crowd packed in to see Brand New at Stage AE.

Pittsburgh's Stage AE ranked among the 25 most popular clubs

The North Shore venue competes with House of Blues franchise on Billboard list.

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 Kiss: Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer and Paul Stanley.

Kiss is back on the road after a rocky start to 2014

Paul Stanley explains why Kiss is the real deal.

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 Grammy-winning organist Paul Jacobs.

Esteemed organist returning with varied program

Washington, Pa., native Paul Jacobs, a Grammy-winning organist, performs at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday.

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 Karl Hendricks.

Musicians rally to support Karl Hendricks

Musician and Sound Cat owner Karl Hendricks, a widely admired leader of Pittsburgh’s music scene, is battling oral cancer.

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 Gloria Reuben.

'E.R' actress brings her jazz set to South Park

Gloria Reuben hits town for performance on Friday night.

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PBT announces new chairman

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will start its 45th season with new leadership on its board of trustees.

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 Jim Caviezel as Coach Bob Ladouceur in "When the Game Stands Tall."

Actor heads De La Salle football’s fan club

Jim Caviezel found it easy to play the reticent, religious high school football coach whose legacy is more than a 151-game winning streak.

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MTV Video Music Awards to open with a 'Bang'

People news on MTV Video Music Awards, Motley Crue and Bob Marley.

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 Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street runs Saturday and Sunday. The work of Santa Fe sculptor Lorenzo Ortega is among the artwork.

Weekend Hot List, Aug. 21-24

Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street, Oddball Comedy Festival, Run Around the (Regent) Square, Pittsburgh New Works Festival ...

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PSO to honor Lorin Maazel

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor former music director Lorin Maazel in the opening weekend of its classical subscription season.

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Local scene in music this week

Dave Pahanish, Skull Fest 6, Jam for Joey are scheduled for the weekend.

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 Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival opens Saturday

Renaissance Festival opens with new characters

The time has come again for a journey back to a medieval world alive with chivalrous knights, fair maidens and Washing Well Wenches.

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 Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

New on DVD this week

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Only Lovers Left Alive" and "The Quiet Ones" hit store shelves.

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 Studio A.M. co-owners Baron Batch, left, and John Malecki trade jokes in their studio in Homestead.

Two former Steelers pour energy into new goals, new game with Homestead art studio

At the end of their football careers last summer, Baron Batch and John Malecki are now teammates in Studio A.M.

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 Alexandre Arrechea, Seagram, 2013.

Artist Alexandre Arrechea will speak, lead tour, in Pittsburgh

Alexandre Arrechea, the Cuban-born artist whose sculptures are temporarily installed Downtown, will give an artist talk and tour next week.

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 Bart Simpson.

FXX to air every 'Simpsons' episode ever

Ay carumba! A 552-episode “Simpsons” marathon starts Thursday on FXX.

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 Director Risher Reddick explains the rules of an improvisational theater game to a group of actors, crew and patrons as part of a July town hall to establish themes for the writers participating in Bricolage Theater's In the Raw: (R)evolution, a program to create two new works.

'In the Raw' hosts evolution of 2 new plays on 1 theme

Two teams of artists have been working for a month at Bricolage’s Downtown theater, where two new works will be workshopped.

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PEOPLE: Don Pardo, Julia Roberts, Danny Moder and more!

Celebrities remember the golden voice of Don Pardo, who died Monday at 96.

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'The Bear': A terror-filled ordeal of kids on their own after an attack

Claire Cameron’s novel, imagining the aftermath of a real bear attack, is an intriguing concept but maybe not scary enough.

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'The Little Green Book': Going green goes to the extreme in a sci-fi eco-thriller

Brian Herbert makes you think about the possible destruction of the planet should humans fail to do their part.

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 Chloe Olson, 13, helps Ellie Rizk, 4, of Morningside, strike a ballet pose before the start of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Ballet Under the Stars."

Performance signals PBT's changing of the guard

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opened its 45th season under the stars at Hartwood Acres with a new look and some old favorites.

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 Judah Friedlander.

Funny people flock for the first Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

Jokesters from all over the country will hit the stages in Oakland, Aug. 21-23.

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PEOPLE: Uzo Aduba, Christina Aguilera, Wiz Khalifa and more!

“Orange Is the New Black’s” Uzo Aduba is a surprise winner at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys.

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 George Clinton.

George Clinton and Funkadelic show at Stage AE moved to Sept. 26

The show had been scheduled for Sept. 24.

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 Self Portrait by Julia Parra using a process called scanogram.

Let's talk about art: Alternative photo processes

Alternative photo processes available on smartphones are reviving interest in historic photography techniques.

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 Gayle Forman -- journalism allowed her to write and travel.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Gayle Forman

Young adult writer Gayle Forman’s novel “If I Stay” has been translated to the big screen and opens Friday in theaters. It’s a cliffhanger.

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 Rapper Drake performs Sunday at First Niagara Pavilion.

Lil Wayne and Drake enthrall crowd at First Niagara Pavilion

Rap superstars send the crowd home happy with energetic show.

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 Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton.

Marion McClinton: A man made by theater

August Wilson’s go-to director for more than a decade fought his way back from health problems to succeed again on stage.

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 Stephen Chbosky during the filming in Pittsburgh of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

Pennsylvania's annual $60 million film credits cap unlikely to increase this year

Between 2007 and 2012, Pennsylvania issued $298 million in tax credits among 292 productions and 500 applicants.

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 "Game of Thrones," with stars Natalie Dormer and Jack Gleeson, is a winner of 2014 Creative Arts Emmys in editing, makeup, costumes and visual effects.

2014 Emmy Awards nominees and winners

Winners are marked with an “X” on the PG list of major-category nominees for the Primetime Emmys.

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 Samuel Hazo.

'And the time is': The sonorous voice of poet Samuel Hazo, 1958 to 2013

Two collections offer a ringside seat to the poetic voice of Samuel Hazo, the driving force of Pittsburgh’s International Poetry Forum.

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  Director Antoine Fuqua on the set of "Southpaw," which just wrapped up filming in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh native Antoine Fuqua returns to direct 'Southpaw'

“There’s so much more I want to do and see here.” Scouting might mean popping into a place and realizing, “Wow, this wasn’t here before.”

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 Harold "Kim" Philby in 1955.

'A Spy Among Friends': Kim Philby's fantastic Cold War deception

With his usual eye for detail, Ben Macintyre describes how the well-born British spy was a Soviet agent for years, at the highest levels.

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 Haruki Murakami.

'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage': A lean Murakami (with the usual love, music, dreams, sex)

The 14th work of fiction from Haruki Murakami, Japan’s most popular author, may surprise some of his ardent followers.

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