Arts & Entertainment

 Kevin James is scheduled to appear at Heinz Hall in October.

Kevin James, David Gray coming to Cultural District in October

The comedian/actor brings his stand-up tour to Heinz Hall on Oct. 25; British singer-songwriter Gray performs on Oct. 10.

about 7 hours ago

 Jack White performs at Stage AE Sunday night, on tour with his second solo album, "Lazaretto."

Jack White is a jolt of electric energy at Stage AE

On his first trip to Pittsburgh in six years, the rocker from Nashville blew through Stage AE Sunday night with Tasmanian Devil energy.

about 9 hours ago

Porter's 'One Night Stand' stretches limits of the piano

Pearlann Porter reveals the first part of her plan for a sendoff of a grand piano Saturday night in the debut of “A One Night Stand on

about 17 hours ago

Diverse music showcased at PNME show

The oldest piece on the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s program was composed in 2006.

about 17 hours ago

National outdoor art show to hit billboards

"Art Everywhere US" is billed as the world's largest outdoor art show and it's about to hit America's streets and public places.

1 day ago

 Trainer Tyrone Taylor fed apples and carrots to the circus elephant that burst out of the Jaffa Mosque April 21, 1993.

Remembering an elephant rampage in Altoona

An Australian film company making a movie, ’Tyke: Elephant Outlaw,’ is looking for photos or video from a 1993 circus standoff in Altoona.

about 17 hours ago

 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Dedman

In “Empty Mansions,” Bill Dedman looks at the life of mysterious heiress Huguette Clark, who maintained mansions she never lived in.

about 17 hours ago

Kennywood's Thunderbolt labeled a 'landmark'

Kennywood coaster named given “landmark” status by American Coaster Enthusiasts organization.

1 day ago

Thunderstorm cuts short the harmony at Aldean concert

"For all intents and purposes, it's no different than a Steelers game," said a police officer.

1 day ago

2Do this week, July 27- Aug. 2: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Baritone Daniel Teadt performs “Songs of Needful Love,”  Cultured Steel Hip-Hop Festival, Part two of Pittsburgh Biennial 2014 opens ...

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre members Robert Moore, left, Eva Trapp and Stephen Hadala perform "Step Touch"  in Israel in 2012. All three of them left the company this year.

Four other dancers depart from PBT

The dancers who departed are following different career paths, but three will find their way back to Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

'Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes': How he changed baseball by embracing his Jewish heritage

Journalist John Rosengren recounts his exploits, on and off the field, and documents the rampant anti-Semitism in baseball in the 1930s.

1 day ago

 Jim Ray Daniels has a wonderful eye for capturing bleakness as well as joy.

Jim Ray Daniels' 'Eight Mile High': Beauty and humor in a Detroit wasteland

The Pittsburgh poet turns to short fiction, finding humor in a crumbling area of his hometown, Detroit.

1 day ago

 William T. Vollmann's latest massive work "draws on his adventurous spirit."

William T. Vollmann’s 'Last Stories and Other Stories': Super stories of the supernatural

Vollmann's return to fiction, delving into ghosts and ghouls, is challenging, dense and rewarding for those who persevere.

1 day ago

 “RASL” By Jeff Smith

'RASL' dazzles: Jeff Smith's science fiction noir

A graphic novel of an art thief with a twist is not easily digested in one read, but the images and ideas will linger

1 day ago

Phantom Regiment among nine drum corps to perform at DCI event at Baldwin

U,S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps also scheduled to perform at Baldwin High School next Sunday.

1 day ago

 Martin Clunes and Ian McNeice in "Doc Martin." Season seven reportedly won't air until January 2016 at the earliest.

TV Q&A with Rob Owen

Burning TV questions answered about “Doc Martin,” the use of YouTube footage by local TV news stations and the fate of “Community.”

1 day ago

 Stephen Hadala says "I never saw myself as Franz [the leading man in "Coppelia"]. I wanted to be Dr. Coppelius. And I didn't want to do Fredercik, but Dracula instead."

PBT loses a 'rock' as Hadala retires

Stephen Hadala was much more than just a face in the crowd in 16 years as a member of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre‘‍s corps de ballet.

1 day ago

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert power stormy night at PNC Park

The Jason Aldean party at PNC Park Saturday night had a few things that the Luke Bryan one last month didn't, including a pre

1 day ago

 B.A. Lambie and Tracy Hawkins, both of Dunbar, play cornhole in West Park on the North Side, as they wait for the Jason Aldean concert later in the day.

Traffic clogs North Shore as tailgaters arrive early for Jason Aldean concert

The new rules prevented the surface lots from opening until 2 p.m. -- 3½ hours before PNC Park opens for the concerts.

2 days ago

 Brass quintet C Street Brass is an ensemble in residence at Carnegie Mellon University.

Concert review: C Street Brass, Beauty Slap add spark to concert series

Five brass players, a DJ, a saxophonist and a guitarist performed on Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s “Just Summer” series.

2 days ago

 Bill Paxton holds a dried bunch of wild grapes during a search for wildflowers in April 2012.

Phipps Garden Center showcases botanic art

Naturalist Bill Paxton depicts not just the anatomy but a bit of the soul of plants in exhibition at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside.

2 days ago

Stage preview: 'Spamalot' intends to make you laugh a lot

You’ll laugh out loud at the improvisational nature of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at the Benedum.

2 days ago

Reality check: 'Face Off' starts "Life and Death' challenge

New season of Syfy’s “Face Off” is a matter of “Life and Death.”

2 days ago

 Scarlett Johansson plays the title character in "Lucy,"  an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind.

Movie Review: In sci-fi thriller 'Lucy,' Scarlett Johansson battles through weird mind games

Luc Besson’s “Lucy” features Scarlett Johansson as a woman whose brain power is out of this world.

3 days ago

 Willem Dafoe and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man."

Movie review: Acting heightens the thrills in 'A Most Wanted Man'

Suspense and gamesmanship course through the spy thriller “A Most Wanted Man” with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright.

3 days ago

 "The Dance of Reality" stars Jeremias Herskovits, left, and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Movie review: 'Dance of Reality' provocatively surreal

Dazzling "Dance of Reality" proves a provocative, surreal film memoir from the 85-year-old master maker of "El Topo."

3 days ago

 Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in "And So It Goes," directed by Rob Reinger.

Movie review: Predictable plot stalls 'And So It Goes'

Despite the presence of Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, “And So It Goes” comedy is cut from bland, sitcom cloth.

3 days ago

 Kate Hudson and Zach Braff star in "Wish I Was Here."

Movie Review: Messy 'Wish I Was Here' a heartfelt effort

Zach Braff does triple duty as director, co-writer and actor in “Wish I Was Here,” as a struggling actor, husband and dad reassessing life.

3 days ago

 Michael Keaton.

Film Notes: Michael Keaton to wing it as 'Birdman'

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton is about to have a moment (again) thanks to “Birdman,” set to open the Venice Film Festival in late August.

3 days ago

 Singer-guitarist Jack White has been one of the world's most prolific and talked-about musicians for a variety of reasons.

Jack White is ready to pounce

Blues-rocker Jack white returns to Pittsburgh for the first time since 2008.

3 days ago

Warhol Museum, artist Robert Qualters, among 2014 Governor's Awardees

Andy Warhol Museum, artist Robert Qualters and arts advocate Myron Hay Tomb will receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in September.

3 days ago

 Dwayne Johnson plays the title role in "Hercules."

Movie review: 'Hercules' filled with treachery and bloodshed

Dwayne Johnson looks the part of Hercules but cannot sell the role in new movie based on Steve Moore comic.

3 days ago

PEOPLE: Kate Gosselin, Alison Sweeney, Edgar Winter, Jon Bon Jovi and more!

A former nanny says Kate Gosselin was quite a controlling taskmistress with house staff and the children.

3 days ago

 John Benjamin Hickey and Daniel Stern star in "Manhattan" on WGN America, photo courtesy WGNAmerica

Tuned In: WGN America retells the story of the Manhattan Project

WGN America takes a left turn from witches in “Salem” to a smarter, more ambitious period drama about the Manhattan Project.

3 days ago

Natalie Merchant show rescheduled for Dec. 11

Tickets for the original July date will be honored in December.

4 days ago

 Jimmy Buffett performs in front of thousands of fans Wednesday at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.

Buffett's 'This One’s For You' tour is about the fans

To fans, Buffett is known simply as “Jimmy” and they casually tell stories about him like a best friend or neighbor.

4 days ago

 Bill Maher hosting HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." He will perform at Heinz Hall Saturday night.

Bill Maher: Still funny and still doesn't care what you think

Comedy's most likable jerk comes to Heinz Hall on Saturday.

4 days ago

Local Scene: News of local rock groups

Local Scene: Electronic Saviors, Bell Family Reunion, Casino Bulldogs.

4 days ago

 Anti-Flag -- Chris #2, Chris Head, Justin Sane and Pat Thetic -- is headed back to Eastern Europe for performances.

Preview: Anti-Flag furthers crusade with 'Dissent'

Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag is preparing for another Russian invasion.

4 days ago

 Laura Carmichael returns as Lady Edith for season five of "Downton Abbey."

Big changes coming to 'Downton Abbey'?

"Downton Abbey" cast talks season five; Fox remakes "Broadchurch" as "Gracepoint" for fall.

4 days ago

 Johnny Depp in "Transcendence."

New on DVD: 'Transcendence' and 'Heaven Is for Real'

"Transcendence" stars Johnny Depp as in a kind of high-tech horror story; "Heaven Is for Real" recounts a boy‘‍s visions of the afterlife.

4 days ago

 From left, Mike Mihm (King John), Hayley Nielsen (Blanch) and Todd Betker (Pembroke) in "Fixing King John" at No Name Players.

Stage Review: 'Fixing King John' strips away too much of the Bard

No Name Players production focuses on a sketch of the plot.

1 day ago

 Miranda Lambert -- She wasn't eager to sing until her mid-30s.

Miranda Lambert is the real deal on Nashville scene

Texas singer Miranda Lambert has more freedom than her male counterparts.

4 days ago

 Jason Aldean -- "One of the coolest things is to go and see your stage set up in center field of a big-league ballpark."

Preview: Jason Aldean brings his rugged country rock to center field at PNC Park

Country singer Jason Aldean says he's there for the fans and doesn't care what the detractors think.

4 days ago

 Dr. John -- Louis Armstrong came to him in a dream and told him to do things his way.

Preview: Dr. John brings his famed catalog and spirit of Satchmo to Blues Festival

Singer-pianist Dr. John still going strong at 73.

4 days ago

Superior Motors hosts sculpture workshop in Braddock

This Saturday afternoon, July 26, Pittsburgh street artist/​sculptor Tim Kaulen will bring a Mobile Sculpture Workshop to 1215 Braddock Ave.

4 days ago

Nickel Creek gives an inspired performance at Stage AE on Tuesday

Some bluegrass acts are easy to imagine live, but not Nickel Creek.

5 days ago

 Katy Perry opens with :Roar" at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.

Katy Perry puts on award-style spectacle at Consol Energy Center

Pop star Katy Perry delivered a nearly two-hour spec­ta­cle, with nine ward­robe changes, she jumped rope and road a me­chan­i­cal horse.

5 days ago


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