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 Morgan Fairchild

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Morgan Fairchild

Actress Morgan Fairchild is a self-proclaimed science nerd who is just happy to be a working actress.

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Dance Review: Dance legend's moving story enthralls audience

Kelly Strayhorn Theater kicked off its 100th anniversary with a season opener that featured Carmen de Lavallade in the story of her life.

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'Imitation Game' wins Toronto prize

Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” takes People’s Choice Award at the just-concluded Toronto International Film Festival.

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  In this Oct. 30, 1986 file photo, talk show host Joan Rivers, right, talks with guest, first lady Nancy Reagan, during her appearance on "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers," on Fox TV. There has been no progress in adding women or minorities to the ranks of late-night network talk shows since Rivers held the job on Fox 30 years ago.

Men only: Kathy Griffin's guide to late-night TV

Nearly three decades after Joan. Rivers’ brief run on Fox, the late-night network landscape remains entirely male.

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 Sean Madigan Hoen.

Book reviews: Two new books play on songs of the Rust Belt

Authors Ed Davis and Sean Madigan Hoen explore changing musical fortunes in a novel and an autobiography.

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 Andy Reamer, a member of the White Tie Group, a jazz ensemble made up of symphony musicians, plays the drums during a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "happy hour" in May in the lobby of Heinz Hall.

No death knell: Pittsburgh symphony and opera strive to attract newcomers

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera are staying afloat in a continuously challenging financial climate.

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The state of Pittsburgh's smaller musical organizations

Small classical music group face tough financial challenges and may lack the deep-pocketed donors and brand names of the bigger groups.

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TV Q&A: Station defends coverage in weather emergencies

Questions answered about severe weather cut-ins, the whereabouts of a WTAE personality and the timing of the “Deadliest Catch” aftershow.

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 Ed Piskor, author of "Hip Hop" books

'Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2': Cartoonist Ed Piskor continues his quest for the perfect beat

Ed Piskor, straight out of Munhall, develops characters he introduced from the early days of hip-hop.

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 Signature Theatre in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Va., decorates the walk way for its acclaimed production of “Sunday in the Park With George,” directed by CMU grad Matthew Gardiner, the theater’s associate artistic director.

A Signature 'Sunday' worth a trip to Arlington, Va.

The Village at Shirlington has experienced a renaissance since the mid-2000s, including the award-winning Signature Theatre.

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 Actress Brynn O'Malley took custody of her onstage baby from Pittsburgh CLO's 2009 production of "Into the Woods" and, with co-star Hunter Foster, launched a theater legend named Twan Baker.

Prop baby goes from CLO to Broadway

From humble Pittsburgh CLO roots, the legend of Twan Baker continues to grow on stages from Kansas City to Broadway.

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Fall TV preview: When do your TV favorites return?

Wonder when your TV favorites will be back? Here are their return dates:

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 Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder."

TV fall season's best and worst bets

There’s nothing new this fall that’s as egregious as last fall’s Fox clunker, “Dads.”

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 Tea Leoni stars as a U.S. secretary of state in "Madam Secretary," premiering on CBS.

Fall preview: The new TV season reveals small gems among mediocre fare

A few worthwhile shows and a greater emphasis on diversity make the start of the 2014-15 TV season better than past fall seasons.

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 "Some of what he writes about recalls Winston Churchill’s comment, 'History will be kind to me because I intend to write it.' "

'World Order': Henry Kissinger surveys the globe (somewhat selectively)

Used to looking at the grand scheme of things, Kissinger grasps global shifts well, but shows blind spots on Africa and Latin America.

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 Diana Bretherick, author of "City of Devils"

'City of Devils': In the shadows of Turin, a compelling 19th-century mystery

Diana Bretherick shows that the catacombs of the Vatican have nothing on Turin’s eerie, winding roads.

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 Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at Consol Energy Center.

Black Keys, Cage the Elephant make for hard-hitting bill at Consol

It wasn't until 13 songs in at Consol Energy Center that they introduced the new material with "Gotta Get Away."

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 Pittsburgh radio legend and WJAS-AM morning host Jack Bogut in the WJAS-AM studios in Green Tree in 2000. Many listeners last month were dismayed when WJAS 1320-AM ditched its long-standing format featuring standard music and a warm talk-host lineup, including local icons Mr. Bogut and Bill Cardille.

Format change at WJAS-AM leaves longtime listeners bereft

Once the radio home of standards and gentle hosts, WJAS has been turned into syndicated conservative talk, leaving loyal listeners livid.

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2Do this week, Sept. 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO’s Music for the Spirit, Music at Rodef Shalom, “Dangerous Beauty” at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at CMU and more

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 Joy Borelli-Edwards,left, owner of Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville,  with curator Vicky A. Clark in the new 500-square foot gallery.

Gallery in Lawrenceville showcases emerging artists

Vicky Clark brings curatorial eye to be², a gallery within Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville. Its first show opens tonight.

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  Leechburg's Chet Welch stars in the debut of Great American Country's new series 'Farm Queens.'

Reality Check: Raising beauty queens down on the farm

They’re raising cattle and “Farm Queens” in Leechburg.

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Movie review: Assaultive ‘No Good Deed’ comes out at wrong time

In “No Good Deed,” Idris Elba savagely menaces Taraji P. Henson.

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Cecily Strong out as 'Weekend Update' co-anchor on 'SNL,' replaced by Michael Che

Michael Che has replaced Cecily Strong as “Weekend Update” co-anchor on “Saturday Night Live.”

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Design Center names CEO

Chris Koch becomes CEO of the Design Center, a Downtown nonprofit that encourages good design and planning of the built environment.

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 Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini star in "The Drop."

Movie review: Hardy and Gandolfini's sly performances the bright spots in 'The Drop'

Criminals, a pup and the past bring trouble to Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini in a thriller with too many twists.

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 Theodore Roosevelt waves to the crowd.

Tuned In: Complex PBS documentary reveals Roosevelt family

PBS mainstay Ken Burns returns with his latest opus, the 14-hour series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”

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 In this Dec. 11, 1964, file photo, philanthropist Paul Mellon, his wife, Rachel Bunny Mellon, left, and stepdaughter Eliza Lloyd appear at a preview of the Mellon’s collection of English Art at the Royal Academy in London.

Sotheby's to auction two Rothko paintings and other Bunny Mellon items

“Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange)” could bring up to $30 million; “Untitled” is estimated to sell for up to $20 million.

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Two parties in August Wilson Center legal battle file court papers

Dollar Bank and Judith Fitzgerald are asking judge to find in their favor in the dispute over how the property is sold.

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 Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff in "Dolphin Tale 2"

Movie review: 'Dolphin Tale 2' immersed in inspiration

“Dolphin Tale 2” is a perfect end-of-summer film.

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Dance review: 'Parallel Lives' invigorating

OMG, the Glue Factory Project’s “Parallel Lives” perfectly captures the relationships and isolation that we and technology create.

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 Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, center, poses for photographs on the red carpet for the new movie "The Imitation Game" during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto last  Tuesday.

Stars light up Toronto streets, shops

The Toronto International Film Festival will wrap up Sunday after screening films that will hit our local movie theaters in the future.

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 Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass portray an estranged couple trying to reconnect in "The One I Love."

Movie review: Rich themes, taut dialogue refreshing in 'The One I Love'

“The One I Love,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass, explores a broken couple’s attempt to work through marital strife.

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 Noomi Rapace as Nadia and Matthias Schoenaerts as Eric Deeds in "The Drop."

'The Drop' actors say they prefer people on the edge

At the Toronto Film Festival, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace discuss their characters in “The Drop.”

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PEOPLE: Kaley Ann Voorhees, Tim Tebow, Florida Georgia Line and more!

Point Park graduate Kaley Ann Voorhees debuted in “Phantom of the Opera” this week in New York.

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 "Sports Jeopardy!" lets users test their sports knowledge.

Cybertainment: 'Sports Jeopardy,' Garth Brooks on the Web

“Sports Jeopardy!” debuts on Crackle while Garth Brooks launches an online music store called GhostTunes.

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 Nat McIlwaine (Tony Bingham) pins Martin Crawford (Dylan Marquis Meyers) as George Anderson (Jonathan Visser) incites them in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

Fall Arts Preview: Plays and musicals

Here's a list of fall plays and musicals on stages throughout Western Pennsylvania.

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 John Mellencamp will perform in Pittsburgh in May.

John Mellencamp to perform at Benedum Center in May

Tickets start at $44.25 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 19.

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 Duane Michals' "I Think about Thinking," 2000.  The artist will be celebrated in two exhibitions at Carnegie Museum of Art beginning in November.

Fall Arts Preview: Art

From continuing Pittsburgh Biennial openings to major exhibitions of the work and collection of Duane Michals, the 2014 fall art season

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Preview: Spoon returns from hiatus with 'They Want My Soul'

The band from Austin, Texas, turned to psych-rock wiz Dave Fridmann for their first album after a three-year break.

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 Pop singer Merrill Garbus (aka Tune-Yards).

Fall Arts Preview: Concerts

Concert scene moves inside with legends, newcomers and everything in between.

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 Carmen de Lavallade.

Fall Arts Preview: Dance

"The Sleeping Beauty," Arthur Aviles and Attack Theatre highlight the dance season.

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 Valentina Lisitsa.

Fall Arts Preview: Classical music

The fall classical lineup includes a Pittsburgh Opera gala concert with Angela Meade, Carl Tanner and Marianne Cornetti.

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 Family Fun Days at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Fall Arts Preview: Cultural attractions

Autumn’s approach brings new reasons to visit the area’s cultural attractions.

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 Tom Everett Scott stars in "Z Nation."

TV review: 'Z Nation' is welcome addition to apocalypse

The walking dead move faster in Syfy's low-budget, entertaining zombie show -- "Z Nation."

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 The Black Keys: Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach.

Preview: New album is a moody change of pace for the Black Keys

Black Keys tour opened in Columbus, Ohio, last week and hits Consol Energy Center on Saturday.

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 This weekend's Thrival Innovation & Music Festival at Bakery Square will feature a DJ set from Moby.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

The Orwells perform, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum hosts Trolley Days and Scottish Heritage Day is celebrated.

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 Vendors will display their wares Saturday at the Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market.

Hanna's Town antiques season ends Saturday in Westmoreland County

The final Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques and Collectibles Market of the 2014 season will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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New to DVD

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Words and Pictures," "Brick Mansions" and "The German Doctor" hit store shelves this week.

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Fall Arts Preview: An index of what to do and see around Pittsburgh

See this season’s offerings in plays and musicals, cultural attractions, fall festivals, concerts, dance, art and classical music.

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 The Beatles, bottom to top;  Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, arrive on a chartered plane in Pittsburgh on Sept. 14, 1964.

Pittsburgh commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles

The Fab Four touched down in Pittsburgh 50 years ago this week, leaving behind life-long memories for thousands of fans.

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