Arts & Entertainment


 Michael Keaton and Edward Norton star in "Birdman."

Movie review: 'Birdman' is Keaton's finest hour

Black comedy "Birdman" soars, thanks to Michael Keaton and gutsy filmmaking by director and co-writer Alejandro G. Inarritu.

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 University of Pittsburgh jazz director Geri Allen work with music students during a music class recently.

Pianist Geri Allen puts her stamp on annual seminar

Geri Allen, director of the University of Pittsburgh's jazz studies program, honors the tradition founded by Nathan Davis.

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TV review: 'McCarthys' has oldie-moldy feel

Genial new CBS sitcom "The McCarthys" has some strong comedic moments but falters with stale stereotypes.

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 Zach Braff (at center) directs and stars as parent to children portrayed by Pierce Gagnon (at left) and Joey King (at right) in his new comedy "Wish I Was Here."

New to DVD this week

"Wish I Was Here," "Life of Crime,"  and "Deliver Us From Evil" hit store shelves.

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 Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets with son Elmo (right) at Club Cafe.

The old bands still deliver

Mascis and Meat Puppets are the latest '80s artists to show that they can play with fire.

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 Jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.

Preview: Drums run in the family for Terri Lyne Carrington

Boston native Terry Lyne Carrington came to music early and fairly easily.

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 Michael Keaton.

The Michael Keaton quiz

How much do you know about Beetlejuice turned Batman turned Birdman? Take our Michael Keaton quiz and find out.

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 Michael Keaton as Riggan in "Birdman."

'Birdman' makes Keaton face his past -- almost

Michael Keaton's new character is paunchy, balding and wears 60-plus years on his face.

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 Michael Keaton as Riggan and Emma Stone as Sam in "Birdman."

In 'Birdman' the theater-as-art crowd takes on Hollywood

Here are 10 ways that the Alejandro G. Inarritu film sends up Broadway and Hollywood.

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 Butcher Babies.

Pittsburgh musicians offer some scary suggestions for Halloween listening

A Halloween playlist of goth, rock and novelty songs.

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 Fifth Harmony.

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 Bill Wilson, who also goes by "Biilzebub" the Bone Collector, poses for a portrait inside his workshop on the South Side, where he creates jewelry, lamps and sculpture using the bones of deceased animals.

South Side man goes creative with bones of dead animals

Bill “Biilzebub” Wilson aka The Bone Collector creates his art and gives new life — and beauty — to that which is already dead.

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 Nick Lehane in front of the theater where he understudies the two lead roles.

Pittsburgh man is thrown into the fire on Broadway

Pittsburgh native Nick Lehane earns his acting stripes as an understudy for Broadway’s “This Is Our Youth.”

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TV review: PBS's Craft in America' focuses on veterans

The PBS series “Craft in America” has put together a thoughtful program in “Service,” which focuses on veterans.

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 Michael Clark Company dancers Oxana Panchenko and Clair Thomas.

Dance preview: British troupe Michael Clark Company to make Pittsburgh debut

The troupe will perform “come, been and gone” at Byham Theater this weekend as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council’s 2014-15 season.

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 Tavi Gevinson as Jessica in "This Is Our Youth."

Stage review: Energetic actors buoy a thin 'Our Youth'

Disaffected, well-to-do youngsters take center stage in Broadway’s “This Is Our Youth.”

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 Duane Michals "Good Morning Glory," 2007 chromogenic print with hand applied text.

Art notes: Duane Michals opens at The Carnegie; more Teenie Harris photos

Duane Michals, Charles “Teenie” Harris and Charles Courtney Curran shows open.

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People: Kevin Feige, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan James, Taylor Swift and more!

Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel unit outlined plans for superhero movies through 2019, including two more “Avengers” films and a third “Thor.”

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 Jared & the Mill will perform at the Hard Rock Cafe tonight at 7. Admission is $10.

Jared & The Mill bring their indie-folk sound to Hard Rock Cafe

The Phoenix band will be performing songs from their latest album, “Western Expansion.”

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 Enhancements to the South Highland Avenue Bridge recently won an honor award from the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

South Highland bridge, 16 others win design awards

South Highland Avenue Bridge renovation, a new middle school auditorium and “butterfly balconies” garner awards for local architects.

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KDKA anchorwoman Kimberly Gill headed to Detroit

Ms. Gill, who arrived in Pittsburgh three years ago after a stint with WEWS in Cleveland, anchors her last Pittsburgh newscast Nov. 7.

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Book review: Young readers learn about Hurricane Katrina through well-written tale

“Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere” by Julie T. Lamana lets children experience a disaster through the eyes of someone their age.

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PEOPLE: Mama June, Taylor Swift, Judd Nelson and more!

Child protective services could investigate Mama June from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” due to her relationship with a convicted sex offender.

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Garfield Artworks closing in December

Owner not sure what will become of space with promoter Manny Theiner going out on his own.

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 "Theo George" is part of "Taking Stock" by Two Girls Working -- aka artists Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki -- at SPACE gallery.

Let’s Talk About Art: Two Girls Working

Two Girls Working ask big questions as part of their installation “Taking Stock” at SPACE gallery in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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 Barry Williams is best remembered as the oldest son on the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch.”

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Barry Williams

Best known for playing Greg Brady on the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” Barry Williams is just happy to be a working actor.

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Garfield Artworks to close in December

The Garfield gallery and concert venue helped launch an artistic renaissance on Penn Avenue in the 1990s.

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 Actor David Conrad, artist-in-residence at the Kiski School, a private boarding school for boys in Saltsburg that is his alma mater, coaches students during one-on-one session Wednesday. The students are rehearsing the play "Goldstar, Ohio" by Michael Tisdale. The play is about true stories of families from Ohio who who were killed in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.

Kiski student play gets some star power from David Conrad

David Conrad leaves behind the lights of Hollywood to work with drama students at his alma mater The Kiski School.

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 Julia Erickson as Carabosse in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "The Sleeping Beauty."

Ballet review: PBT's production of 'The Sleeping Beauty' a thing of beauty

The daring attitude of Amanda Cochrane and Yoshiaki Nakano in the classic seems to have filtered through to the corps de ballet.

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'Even This I Get to Experience': Television is all in the family for Norman Lear

Norman Lear’s autobiography is short on deep-dive details from the TV trenches, but full of entertaining stories from his life beyond TV.

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 Marc “Lil Rev” Revenson.

A ukulele weekend is on the way

The “Johnny Appleseed of the Ukulele” returns to Pittsburgh for a workshop and concert next weekend.

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 This is a set of diatonic harmonicas owned by harmonica player Clint Hoover.

Clint Hoover answers harmonica questions

Pittsburgh jazz musician gives his tips on playing the harmonica, what he calls the “ultimate ear instrument.”

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 Bob Herbert, author of "Losing Our Way."

'Losing Our Way': Bob Herbert assesses the betrayal of the American Dream

A former columnist for The New York Times, Bob Herbert has brought the lucidity, passion and accuracy to what is wrong in our country.

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 Kim Zupan, author of "The Ploughmen."

'The Ploughmen': the unlikely friendship between a cop and a killer

Kim Zupan, a native Montanan, has used the scenery of his state to immersive effect in his debut novel.

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 Anne Rice, author of "Prince Lestat."

'Prince Lestat': Put a stake in the heart of Anne Rice’s latest tale of vampires

Readers looking for a return to form for Anne Rice, the author of the Vampire Chronicles, will be disappointed with “Prince Lestat.”

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 Issie Swickle as Annie and Lilly Mae Stewart as Molly sing “Maybe” in "Annie," which opens Tuesday at the Benedum Center.

'Annie' tour director thinks show has a bright tomorrow

The lyricist and original director of the 1977 hit “Annie” goes back to the musical’s roots to take the show on the road.

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The Game Guy: Play these spooky games with the lights off

A medium that can deliver screams of terror comparable to a Wes Craven movie is the video game.

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The good justice: 'Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice'

A new biography of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor paints an appealing picture, but fails to break new ground.

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Patrick Buchanan tells all: 'The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority'

The conservative commentator and White House insider Pat Buchanan tries to make sense of his former boss’ contradictions.

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Who's your data? 'Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)'

After searching through our social media, the head of OK Cupid’s analytics team explains the soul of the new data.

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Alice Simpson’s debut novel 'Ballroom': A minuet of love and misery

Ms. Simpson marries her love of art forms and dancing to create a story filled with complicated (sometimes unlikeable) characters.

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School daze: 'The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League'

Robert Peace could have changed his life for the better. But the lure of the narcotics trade proved too powerful.

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2Do this week, Oct. 26-Nov. 1: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Concert Choral Festival of Choirs, a memorial concert in honor of Robert Sutherland Lord, Spanish pianist Pablo Amoros ...

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 Don Johnson, left, has starred in a number of TV series since "Miami Vice,' including "Nash Bridges" and "From Dusk Till Dawn," while Philip Michael Thomas hasn't had an acting role since 2006, according to IMDB.com.  Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in an undated publicity handout photo from "Miami Vice.  PUBLISHED CAPTION: Don Johnson, left, and Philip Michael Thomas in ?Miami Vice,? one of the reruns that will launch the new cable channel Sleuth.   Original Filename: Miami Vice.tif

TV Q&A: 'Miami Vice' stars have gone separate ways

Questions answered on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “The Real Housewives” and fewer episodes of cable shows.

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Profiles in caution: 'Hard Choices' by Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s memoir is big on female empowerment, but low on political substance

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Lift every voice and ... sing: Memoirs by Barbara Hendricks and Jessye Norman

The two singers tell their stories in memoirs that are a contrast in style and substance.

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I Am Curious (Black): 'Your Face in Mine'

Racial reassignment surgery flips the script in Jess Row’s debut novel.

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Bad alchemy: Paulo Coelho’s 'Adultery

Love means never having to read Paulo Coelho’s “Adultery”

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 Grand Oaks Manor, the historic home in Brentwood owned by Bob Cranmer. Cranmer has written a book about the home, which he believes was haunted until it underwent an exorcism several years ago.

Former residents of Brentwood 'demon' house dispute book's claims

Bob Cranmer’s new book describes evil forces that inhabited his Brownsville Road home. Some former occupants beg to differ.

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The fog of history: 'Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee'

Michael Korda turns an uncritical eye toward Robert E. Lee,  the commanding general of Confederate troops in the Civil War.

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