Arts & Entertainment

 "Even This I Get to Experience" by Norman Lear.

'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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 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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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

Things to do around town for the week of Oct. 26.

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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  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

Singers Barbara Hendricks and Jessye Norman tell their stories in two recent memoirs that are a contrast in style and substance.

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Bad alchemy: Paulo Coelho’s 'Adultery

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

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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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 Flutist Lorna McGhee soloed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Friday night at Heinz Hall.

Concert review: Nordic music proves hot and cold for symphony

The Pittsburgh Symphony presented a Nordic landscape with works by Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius.

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 Fox Chapel native Garrett Morosky is in the running to become a "Price Is Right" model.

Reality check: Friends gather to watch Ross man on 'The Voice'

Ross Township man’s journey on “The Voice” leads to a crowded house.

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 The two-part miniseries "Death Comes to Pemberley" stars Matthew Rhys as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Lizzy. It will air on PBS on Sunday and Nov. 2.

TV review: 'Pemberley' missing sparks of earlier PBS series

The sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is missing the spark of the earlier PBS miniseries.

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 Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher star in "St. Vincent."

Movie review: 'St. Vincent' is wholly pleasing

Bill Murray plays the title role in “St. Vincent” about a grumpy retiree whose life is changed when a single mom and boy move in next door.

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 Keanu Reeves stars in "John Wick."

Movie review: Stylish, violent 'John Wick' meanders

They stole his 1969 Mustang and killed his dog so the retired assassin returns to the lethal life in “John Wick” starring Keanu Reeves.

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 Scene from "Last Days in Vietnam": Aboard  the  USS  Kirk,  crew  members  signal  the  Chinook  to  hover  over  the   deck  and  drop  its  passengers. April  29,  1975.

Movie review: 'Last Days in Vietnam' a balanced reflection of the war

There’s revelation and heartbreak in Rory Kennedy's flawless documentary “Last Days in Vietnam.”

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 Douglas Smith, Ana Coto, Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff and Bianca Santos star in  "Ouija."

Movie review: 'Ouija' geared to spook out tweens

“Ouija” turns product placement on its horror head as teens try to connect with a friend who suddenly dies in PG-13 rated movie.

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 Tyler James Williams and the cast of "Dear White People."

Movie review: 'Dear White People' asks serious questions about race

“Dear White People” wades into the messy movie scrum of racial politics as it arrives with the Sundance stamp of approval.

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 Matt Ryan as John Constantine in the new series "Constantine."

Tuned In: NBC turns to another comic book hero

Special effects overwhelm character in the rejiggered pilot for NBC’s comic book adaptation “Constantine.”

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 Christine Starkey is among the cast of "The Other Side" shot in Western Pennsylvania and screening Sunday at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.

Movie review: 'Other Side lets zombies run amok

Locally made movie “The Other Side” is about a wife who goes  missing at the start of a zombie apocalypse in a fictional Pennsylvania town.

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Cybertainment: Seinfeld's back in the car

Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is back for a fifth season. USC study monitors daily rhythms of Internet usage.

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 A staging with local performers and screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" are part of the annual fund-raiser for barebones productions.

Stagings of 'Rocky Horror' are fleeting, so catch them while you can

Here are a few of the live performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” that pop in our area around Halloween.

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Family Film Guide: 'Ouija'

The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective.

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Radio notes: 'Thin Man Returns'

Mystery is in the air for “The Thin Man Comes to Pittsburgh.”

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 Jeremy Casella will perform Downtown at New City Church Friday at 8. Mr. Casella is a Johnstown native but now calls Nashville home.

Artist Jeremy Casella headlines a night of music at New City Church

The Johnstown native will perform Friday evening at the Downtown venue as part of Cafe 304.

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 Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney says his group plays 90 minutes and has no intention of turning into a jam band.

How long should bands play?

In the modern concert world, the 30-minute set doesn't cut it anymore -- Warped Tour aside -- and fans often come expecting a marathon.

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New film studio breaks ground in McKees Rocks

Island Studios is expected to open in six months, just in time for the spring filming season.

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 One Direction -- Niall Horan, left, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson -- performs at the Consol Energy Center in July 2013.

One Direction to play at Heinz Field in August

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at Fans will have access to a pre-sale by visiting the band’s Facebook page on Oct. 29.

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 Joe Kinosian, left, and Ian Lowe in CLO Cabaret's "Murder for Two."

Marx Brothers meet Agatha Christie at CLO Cabaret

CLO Cabaret comedy “Murder for Two” is based on Agatha Christie closed-drawing room mystery.

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 (Clockwise) Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler, Josh Rabinowtiz, The Lucas Bros., Kevin Barnett and Jennifer Bartels of truTV's "Friends of the People," a new sketch comedy series.

Revamped TruTV aims to be a fun ride

TruTV leaves its Court TV past behind and embarks on a recalibration to become a destination for comedy fans.

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 Leslie Ezra Smith.

Review: 'Book of Ezra' a thought-provoking night of theater

Appeal of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre production is the personality of the character/ performer/author.

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 Vicious thugs celebrate their right to purge in "The Purge: Anarchy," the sequel to summer 2013's sleeper hit.

New to DVD this week

"The Purge: Anarchy," "Sex Tape" and "Snowpiercer,“ show up on store shelves.

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 Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch star in "The Imitation Game."

Three Rivers Film Festival brings Pittsburgh places, faces and far-flung films

"Foxcatcher," "The Overnighters," "Homemakers" turn up on Film Fest schedule.

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 Lighting designer Scott Warner with his Robe Cyclone concert light.

Local scene in music this week

Lighting designer Scott Warner up for award; For Those About to Rock Academy heads to Woodstock.

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Exploring the piano

Classical piano concerts abound this weekend.

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There's a kind of decadence to reading in bars

For me, it started in San Francisco — probably a mix of that gloriously extroverted city combined with my 23-year-old new-drinker self.

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 Boz Scaggs.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s “A Chorus Line,” New Horizon’s “Queens of the Blues.” Music: Boz Scaggs, Judy Collins, the Meat Puppets ...

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 A group of adventurers enters the world of "OJO," an immersive experience billed as "The Next Generation of Travel" and created by Bricolage Productions for the 2014 Three Rivers Arts Festival.  Leading the way is Tami Dixon, producing artistic director of the company and a co-conceiver and director of "OJO."

Leading the way Bricolage emerges as a national leader in immersive theater

Pittsburgh’s Bricolage earns national recognition for a form of theater that makes the audience active participants in storytelling.

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 Haunted museum.

Natural History Museum reaches out to over-21 crowd

Carnegie Museum of Natural History opens doors to the nightlife crowd with “Haunted Museum ... After Dark.”

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 PJ Zimmerlink, "Everything is in Doubt II," Mixed Media on Canvas on Wooden Board.

Art notes: AAP exhibition at The Mine Factory is a winner

Curator Thomas Sokolowski has organized an impressive exhibition of works by five AAP members for The Mine Factory, East End.

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