Arts & Entertainment

 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.

about 23 hours ago

 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.

about 23 hours ago

 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.”

about 23 hours ago

 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.

about 23 hours ago

 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.

about 23 hours ago

 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.”

about 23 hours ago

 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.

about 23 hours ago

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.

about 23 hours ago

 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.

about 9 hours ago

Family Film Guide: 'Ouija'

The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective.

about 23 hours ago

Radio notes: 'Thin Man Returns'

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

about 23 hours ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 (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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

Exploring the piano

Classical piano concerts abound this weekend.

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

 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 ...

1 day ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.”

2 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

 Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett.

Lecture preview: Children's book duo Klassen and Barnett favor experimental approach

The author and illustrator of “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole” will speak at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland.

2 days ago

PEOPLE: Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Leslie Jones and more!

Pittsburgh Rapper Mac Miller leaves Rostrum Records to join Warner Bros. Records.

2 days ago

 The dynamic visuals for the Skrillex set at Stage AE Tuesday included constantly changing videos, lasers and fog.

Review: Skrillex brings outdoor concert season to a banging finish

Dubstep star turns rainy Stage AE into a frenzied club scene.

2 days ago

 On why he chose Warner Bros., Mac Miller said in a statement, “They have Prince.”

Mac Miller signs with Warner Bros. Records

On why he chose Warner, Miller said in a statement, "They have Prince.“

3 days ago

Stage review: 'The Small Room' a fun show

Canadian playwright Carole Frechette pushes Freudian theories to the metal in this 100-minute production.

3 days ago

 From left, Angela Rockwood, Mia Schaikewitz, Tiphany Adams, and Auti Angel in "Push Girls."

ReelAbilities Film Festival focuses on talents of people with disabilities

ReelAbilities Film Festival kicks off Wednesday in Pittsburgh with special appearances by advocates in the field.

3 days ago

'Girls Night' musical postponed Oct. 24 at Palace Theatre

The Greensburg theater said tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

3 days ago

ReelAbilities Film Festival

The schedule for the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

3 days ago

PEOPLE: The Duchess of Cambridge, Bethenny Frankel, Rabbi Avi Weiss and more!

The Duchess of Cambridge’s second royal baby is due in April.

3 days ago

 Ron Menzel and Megan Byrne face the future together in "Outside Mullingar," the Tony-nominated comedy that opens the 2014-15 season for City Theatre.

Review: City Theatre’s 'Outside Mullingar' shines

The comedy set on adjoining Irish farms rides high on its gift of gab and strong performances.

4 days ago

 A&E's "Godfather of Pittsburgh" features Vince Isoldi and his family.

'Godfather of Pittsburgh' to premiere Nov. 10 on A&E

Eight one-hour episodes will feature Vince Isoldi, his wife, Carla, sons Enzo, Adolfo and Romero and father-in-law Junior Williams.

4 days ago

 Jeffrey Gorti portrays Roberto Clemente in "21,” the new musical by Alki Steriopoulos and directed by Richard Sabellico for the Conservatory Theatre Company of Point Park.

Review: New musical honors the life and times of Pirates great Roberto Clemente

The Point Park Conservatory production accentuates the positive without glossing over the ballplayer’s struggles.

4 days ago

 Gen. David Petraeus.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Gen. David Petraeus

U.S. retired Army general and former CIA director David Petraeus has found civilian life a stimulating alternative to the military.

4 days ago

 Andrew McGill at Terror Town in the Strip District.

Video series / Haunted houses in the Pittsburgh area: Which one is the scariest?

Andrew McGill and Andrew Rush from the Post-Gazette’s visuals department have been checking out haunted houses deemed the scariest.

2 days ago

 An art and cultural center plans to move in to the "Big Red Barn" on McFarland Road in Mt. Lebanon.

Old Rollier's barn in Mt. Lebanon to be remade into arts center

The site on McFarland Road will be known as The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, and will allow for the relocation of Koolkat Designs.

4 days ago

 Frontman Rob Halford leads the way for heavy metal band Judas Priest  Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Review: Judas Priest, Steel Panther are metal opposites at the Petersen

Iconic British metal band braves a comic opener in Sunset Strip parody group.

5 days ago

Pittsburgh Opera opens in grand fashion

Saturday’s Benedum Center concert that substituted for a full production to open Pittsburgh Opera’s season touted 3 of today’s big voices.

5 days ago

 Lisa Kirchner: "Her absolute honesty presents facts from her perspective without sugar-coating."

'Hello American Lady Creature': A suddenly single woman in Qatar tells all

Lisa L. Kirchner offers funny, brilliant insights on the challenges of conducting business as a woman in a Muslim country.

5 days ago

 Caitlin Moran, author of "How to Build a Girl."

'How to Build a Girl': Caitlin Moran’s first novel echoes her life — or does it?

The author of the successful memoir “How to Be a Woman“ makes her foray into fiction, with the crude and rude juxtaposed with pretty prose.

5 days ago

 Lena Dunham. author of "Not That Kind of Girl."

'Not That Kind of Girl': Lena Dunham just wants to have fun

The creator of “Girls”  has “a keen interest in having it all.”  She wants her essays to be “hopeful dispatches from the front lines.”

5 days ago

 Chris Evans, right, leads a band of have-nots in the dystopian thriller, "Snowpiercer" available on video on demand.

Video on demand is ramping up marketing

Coming soon to a laptop near you: the latest blockbuster movie?

5 days ago

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

PBT opens 45th anniversary season with classic 'Sleeping Beauty'

The upcoming performances will mark the first time the company has staged the ballet since its 2009-10 season.

5 days ago

 Dancers from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre rehearse a scene from "Sleeping Beauty" at their Liberty Avenue studio.

At 45, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has earned an international reputation

PBT is firmly fixed in the top tier of regional companies with an international reputation, and there’s a good reason why.

5 days ago


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