Arts & Entertainment


Reality Check: Annual Pittsburgh treasure hunt at History Center Aug. 17

“Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures” expects to draw a big crowd — and antiques — to Heinz History Center.

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 Patrick O'Keeffe, author of "The Visitors"

Book Review: An exploration of love, Emerald Island style

Patrick O’Keeffe chronicles unlucky Irish romantic affairs in “The Visitors.”

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 John Vento and his group the Businessmen will perform  Sunday at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club to benefit the Lupus Foundation.

Businessmen's concerts reach out to give charities a financial boost

John Vento and his band, The Businessmen, will play a benefit concert Sunday for a cause near to his heart, the Lupus Foundation of Pa.

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 Wu Ming-Yi, author of "The Man With the Compound Eyes"

Book review: Tawanese author never lets the reader out of his sight

Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi never lets the reader out of his sight in “The Man With the Compound Eyes.”

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Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended

At the Metropolitan Opera in New York, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout were extended 72 hours.

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 "I Origins director Mike Cahill: "Is there something beyound just the physics of our life?"

Director Mike Cahill on faith, science and his favorite movie

An interview with director Mike Cahill whose movie “I Origins” opened Friday.

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Jane Pauley to Fill In on CBS Morning News Shows in August

Jane Pauley will fill in Aug. 10 for Charles Osgood on “CBS News Sunday Morning” and the next day on “CBS This Morning” for Gayle King.

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Batman creator's personal copies to be auctioned

Bob Kane’s own copies of the Caped Crusader’s earliest appearances will be sold to the highest bidder.

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 From left, Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in "Guardians of the Galaxy."

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is a summer sensation

“Guardians of the Galaxy” mines 1970s music, obscure Marvel Comics, laughs and Chris Pratt’s appeal.

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 Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in "Get On Up."

'Get On Up' feels good

Chadwick Boseman should feel good, very good, as he moves from Jackie Robinson and a football draft pick to James Brown in “Get on Up.”

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 Solene, portrayed by Gwenaelle Simon, is one of the women Gaspard, played by Melvil Poupaud, has a liaison with in "A Summer's Tale."

Breezy, seductive story unfolds in 'A Summer's Tale'

A sensual gem from French New Wave master Eric Rohmer — lost for 18 years — is no less enchanting or evocative.

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Trumpeter Sean Jones leaving Pittsburgh for Boston

Mr. Jones will take dream position as chair of the Brass Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

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 20 years after the outbreak, Pittsburgh is nearly deserted in Sony's "The Last of Us:  Remastered."

Pittsburgh is still bleak but beautiful in remastered Sony game 'The Last of Us'

A new version of the 2013 apocalyptic game featuring Pittsburgh is available for PlayStation 4 with updated graphics.

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 Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos star in "The Killing" Season 4 on Netflix.

Tuned In: 'Killing' stumbles through life on Netflix

“The Killing” moves to Netflix for its final melancholy-filled season; FX introduces a new Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence sitcom.

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 Brit Marling as “Karen,” Michael Pitt as “Dr. Ian Grey” and Steven Yeun as “Kenny” in "I Origins."

Actor found ‘I Origins’ a learning experience

Michael Pitt says “I Origins” sometimes prompts, tears but it almost always produces debate about science and spirituality.

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 Richard Linklater behind the scenes of his film "Boyhood."

'Boyhood' seems like a simple movie, but it's stunning

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” a dozen years in the making, opens today after taking Sundance and other 2014 film festivals by storm.

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 Michael Pitt and Astrid Berges-Frisbey star in "I Origins."

'I Origins' gives food for thought

“I Origins” casts a wide net, embracing debate about faith, science and reincarnation in film from “Another Earth” filmmaker Mike Cahill.

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PBT to present 2 sensory-friendly productions in 2014-15 season

The company will stage adapted versions of “The Nutcracker” and “Beauty and the Beast” for those with autism and other sensory

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PEOPLE: "Sharknado 2," Justin Bieber, Orlando Bloom and more!

“Sharknado 2: The Second One” shattered some major Twitter records Wednesday night.

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Family Film Guide: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Get on Up'

The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective.

1 day ago


 Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa talks Black Flag, 'Blacc Hollywood,' being a dad

The rapper returns to his hometown Friday for a concert, on the brink of releasing his third major-label album.

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Johnstown's Music Festival is all over the Americana map

Boz Scaggs and Leftover Salmon headline weekendlong AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown.

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 Lorelei Linklater, daughter of director Richard Linklater, portrays Samantha in her father's film "Boyhood" with Ethan Hawke, center, as Mason Sr. and Ellar Coltrane as Mason.,

Director Richard Linklater saw opportunity, not risk, in ambitious 'Boyhood'

The Texas filmmaker shot "Boyhood" during a 12-year period with the same core cast.

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Jurassic 5 picks up right where it left off at Stage AE show

The Los Angeles-based band has reunited since its 2007 breakup for the Word of Mouth Tour, celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary.

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Bad Religion best of bunch in '90s punk reunion tour preview

Offspring headlines Summer Nationals with the full run of "Smash."

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 Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco -- "I just love seeing our new fans singing our new songs back to me."

Concert preview: Building a bigger, bolder Panic! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco singer Brendon Urie talks about the band's new album, Westboro Baptist Church and the AP Music Awards.

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 Maggie Gyllenhaal's character Nessa Stein may not be what she appears to be in "The Honorable Woman," premiering tonight on Sundance TV.

TV review: Maggie Gyllenhaal shines in timely miniseries 'The Honorable Woman'

Sundance TV scores with a smart, sophisticated and perhaps uncomfortably timely political thriller.

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 Russell Crowe stars in "Noah."

DVD reviews: 'Noah' and 'The Other Woman'

New on DVD: 'Noah' and 'The Other Woman'

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 Smokey Robinson will turn back the clock Saturday night at the Meadows.

The Hot List: Hip-hop festival, 'Walking With Dinosaurs,' 'Disney Junior,' Smokey Robinson and more

A roundup of events happening in and around the city this weekend.

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 From the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Mary Weidner "Dust Bowl Carnies on Divan," Ink & Gouache Collage on Paper.

Associated Artists Annual at Westmoreland is a respectable reflection of regional art

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s annual exhibition is a visually dynamic representation of contemporary art being made in our region.

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 Elizabeth Stanley, center, belts up a storm as The Lady of the Lake in Pittsburgh CLO's "Monty Python's Spamalot."

Review: CLO succeeds in quest for a 'Spamalot' that stands out a lot

The musical comedy based on the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” delivers on all cylinders.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller.

Mac Miller finds adventure in reality show

Mac Miller talks about his MTV2 show “Most Dope Family,” the mixtape “Faces” and a forthcoming album.

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 George Takei hosts an exclusive screening of his biographical documentary, "To Be Takei," on board Queen Mary 2 while in port at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on Monday.

George Takei to host PSO concert

Social media maven and “Star Trek” star George Takei will host and narrate a “Sci-Fi Spectacular” PSO concert Nov. 14 to 16.

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5 Seconds of Summer coming to Pittsburgh next year

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 via www.livenation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app.

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 Gareth Murphy, author of "Cowboys and Indies."

Author tracks history of selling music

In “Cowboys and Indies,” Gareth Murphy catalogs the ups and downs of the record industry, charting more than 160 years of music territory.

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 Carnegie-Mellon University professor Scott Sandage, left, helps 'Modern Family' actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson discovery his family history on TLC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?"

CMU professor gets to root of 'Modern Family' star's family tree

CMU’s Scott Sandage helps actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson trace his family history on “Who Do You Think You Are?”

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 Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in "Sharknado 2: The Second One."

Tuned In: 'Sharknado' takes Manhattan

Syfy’s silly sequel to last year’s guilty pleasure, “Sharknado,” heads east and leans more toward comedy.

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Art Notes: 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial opens second part at Glass Center

Part two of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial will open with a public reception Friday at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

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PEOPLE: Stephen A. Smith, Andi Dorfman, Christian Rudder, Rob Lowe and more!

“The Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman picked Josh Murray as her true love.

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Solar powered concerts to sound off on North Side

Pittsburgh’s Wednesday solar concert series will continue through Aug. 27 and it’s free.

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 In the mid-19th century, scientists believed that dinosaurs were probably the ancestors of birds, but the idea fell out of favor in the 20th century.

'Walking With Dinosaurs,' with life-size puppets, presents them as feathered ancestors of birds

“Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular” will showcase life-size dinosaurs in an informative setting at Consol Energy Center.

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 Offspring lead vocalist Dexter Holland and lead guitarist Kevin John Wasserman  at Stage AE.

Old-school punk bands hold a rousing revival at Stage AE

The California wave punk bands opened Tuesday night at a Stage AE packed for the biggest old-school punk gathering here in years.

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 Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

People: The Situation, Sarah Palin, Nicki Minaj and more!

“Jersey Shore’s” The Situation will take anger management classes to resolve simple assault charges stemming from a July 15 fight.

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 Genevieve Valentine, author of "The Girls at the Kingfisher Club."

'The Girls at the Kingfisher Club': Genevieve Valentine's historical novel reads like a modern fairy tale

A retelling of the Brothers Grimm’s “Twelve Dancing Princesses” set in Prohibition-era New York, the 12 sisters leap off the page.

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Media Notes: Walsh joins KDKA; Costanzo leaves WPXI

KDKA-TV hires Rich Walsh as a TV sports reporter/anchor; Jodine Costanzo leaves WPXI for a job in advertising sales.

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Illustrator James McMullan draws readers into 'Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood'

Mr. McMullan is best known as the illustrator of “I Stink,” the story of a garbage truck, but his newest work, a memoir, is quite different.

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 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.

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 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.

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Diverse music showcased at PNME show

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

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 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.

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