Arts & Entertainment

 Oh (Jim Parsons) and Tip (Rihanna) take to the skies as they embark on an incredible global adventure in "Home".

Movie review: Colorful 'Home' is a pleasant adventure

The title is bland but “Home” delivers colorful aliens and vivid voices based on Adam Rex’s kids’ novel, “The True Meaning of Smekday.”

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 Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in "Get Hard."

Movie review: Odd couple leads buoy 'Get Hard'

In “Get Hard,” Will Ferrell’s entitled millionaire reflexively and wrongly turns to Kevin Hart for advice on how to toughen up for prison.

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Dance preview: Faith the focus of latest Reed Dance performance

The mixed repertoire program will include collaborations with Pittsburgh CAPA students at Reflections Theater Co-op of New York City.

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 Trumpet player Jon Faddis will play tonight and Saturday night at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild.

Jazz preview: Jon Faddis' group to play Ellington opus and give a history lesson

Trumpeter Jon Faddis and his band look for Ellington’s “Black, Brown and Beige” in the red, white and blue.

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 John Edgar Wideman.

John Edgar Wideman working on Emmett Till book

John Edgar Wideman to give public reading at Hill House’s Kaufmann Center today

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 Erica Rivas as Romina and Diego Gentile as Ariel in the "Till Death Do Us Part" segment of the movie "Wild Tales."

Movie review: 'Wild Tales' just that plus a cathartic jolt

“Wild Tales,“ an anthology of six tales from director Damián Szifrón, is wildly well-done and opening today at the Manor Theater.

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 Daniel Zovatto, Maika Monroe, and Lili Sepe in "It Follows."

Movie review: 'It Follows' a stylish horror flick devoid of gore

“It Follows” is the rare horror thriller that prefers to traffic in suspense and dread than in titillating gore.

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Movie review: 'Human Capital' grapples with wealth and status

“Human Capital” is a time-fractured, Italian-language examination of wealth, status, desire and the cost of a life cut short.

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 Keep or Cancel.

Tuned In: It's time for readers to vote on TV shows

The Post-Gazette’s annual Keep or Cancel? poll kicks off, giving viewers the chance to pick which shows they would renew or put to bed.

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 Robert Vogel conducts the Mt. Lebanon High School chamber orchestra during a February performance at Heinz Hall.

Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.

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Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.

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 Lynda West.

Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.

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 The Decemberists, from Portland, Ore., come off a four-year hiatus with “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.”

The Decemberists to perform at the Benedum

The Decemberists come off a four-year hiatus with “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.”

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 Ramon Riley works on paintings for his debut exhibit "BRADDOCK Coming Home" at Unsmoke Systems Artspace.

Preview: Ramon Riley, who painted his way out of Braddock, returns with an exhibition

Abstract painter Ramon Riley teaches art in the Pine-Richland School District.

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 Ingrid Schaffner is the author of more than 20 books, including "The Essential Andy Warhol" and "Salvador Dali's Dream of Venus."

Ingrid Schaffner to curate 2018-19 Carnegie International

The scholar and art historian, who lived in Shadyside as a child, is curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

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 Operation Safety Net's Dr. Jim Withers, center, hands out medicine to a homeless man in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's Operation Safety Net to be featured on 'Dr. Oz Show' today

The show is scheduled to air at 4 p.m. on WTAE-TV.

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 Balloon Ride Fantasy.

Preview: Band Balloon Ride Fantasy takes a New Wave trip

Pittsburgh band Balloon Ride Fantasy releases full-length debut with show at Pittsburgh Winery on Saturday.

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 Union Tanguera perform "Nuit Blanche."

Preview: Union Tanguera dances its way through a 'Sleepless Night'

Seven-member French-Argentinian ensemble Union Tanguera performs at the Byham Theater on Saturday night.

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 Pilots Lou Lenart, Gideon Lichtman, and Modi Alon in a scene from the documentary "Above and Beyond."

JFilm: 20 premieres and some Film Schmoozes

The 22nd annual film festival that delves into Jewish culture will open April 16 at the Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill.

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 Meryl Streep ventures "Into the Woods" as the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored.

New to DVD this week

"Into the Woods," "Unbroken" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" migrates to store shelves this week.

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 Perfume Genius (Seattle native Mike Hadreas), will perform for The Andy Warhol Museum in a sold out show.

Preview: Perfume Genius takes next step with more aggressive sound

Seattle singer-songwriter Mark Hadreas knew he had something special with "Queen."

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 From left, Lauri Klatscher and Cary Anne Spear rehearse scenes for The Rep's production of "Endless Lawns."

Stage preview: 'Endless Lawns' sprouts at The Rep

Anthony McKay's play about sisters fallen on hard times has its world premiere at Point Park's The Rep.

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 Indie-rock artist Waxahatchee (Katie Crutchfield).

Music notes

Happening this weekend: Rakim/Dead Prez, Waxahatchee, Lady Beast and pUNKapalooza.

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 Bill Toms album  "Deep in the Shadows."

Local scene in music

Bill Toms releases a new album, "Deep in the Shadows."

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 Barry Manilow performs at Consol Energy Center tonight -- for the last time?

The hot list of events for the coming weekend

PSO horns take center stage at the Pittsburgh Symphony, Barry Manilow hits town for maybe the last time and the Bunny Trolley begins to run.

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 Kate Joyce poses on one of her early tables which sits in her workshop in preparation for refinishing.

As a furniture maker, Kate Joyce bucked long odds

After being scorned by the local carpenters union in the ’70s, a woman’s determination has led her to create exquisite wood furniture.

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 Host Billy Gardell cheers with contestant, Antonios Karamalegos, of North Carolina as he plays Community Chest in an attempt to win big money on "Monopoly Millionaires' Club.".

TV Preview: Billy Gardell hosts new Monopoly game show

Swissvale native Billy Gardell hosts the new weekly game show “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club,” which has a lottery tie-in.

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Admission goes up at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History

The admission price -- from $17.95 to $19.95 -- will still give visitors access to both Oakland museums.

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 Beth Corning ponders what became of the storybook characters Dick and Jane in "At Once there was a House."

Dance preview: Glue Factory Project questions what happened to Dick and Jane

What ever happened to Dick and Jane and Spot and Puff? “At Once there was a House” by the Glue Factory Project tries to answer.

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 Detail from the three-floor installation "Body Memory Architecture" by Kathleen Montgomery, part of the 2014-15 Artists in Residence exhibition at the Mattress Factory.

Art Review: Kathleen Montgomery invites exploration of place at Mattress Factory

Kathleen Montgomery’s “Body Memory Architecture” explores past and present.  The exhibition runs through Sunday.

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 Nancy Martin, a speaker at the Women Read, Women Write book festival.

40 authors to attend Women Write festival

Forty authors and 250 people will discuss fiction this Sunday at Andrew Carnegie Library & Music Hall in Carnegie

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 Pierfrancesco Diliberto and Cristiana Capotondi in "The Mafia Kills Only in Summer."

Italian film festival opens in Carnegie

Italian Film Festival USA will open Thursday in Carnegie and show another six movies at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium through late April.

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 Stephanie O'Dea.

Author Stephanie O'Dea shows moms how to blog for bucks

The author of “Real Moms Making Real Money Blogging at Home in Their Pajamas” shares some tips of blogging success.

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People: Roxanne Chalifoux, Jimmy Fallon, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Angelina Jolie and more!

The crying piccolo girl talked with Jimmy Fallon and performed with The Roots on “The Tonight Show” Monday.

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 Lead characters in "The Addams Family" at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

Kelly Critic Review: Our Lady of Sacred Heart's 'The Addams Family'

“The Addams Family” ran March 6-14.

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 Director Julie Sokolow, David Matthews, and executive producer Danny Yourd.

Documentary 'Aspie Seeks Love' follows quest of Aliquippa man with Asperger's

David Matthews, with a late-in-life Asperger’s diagnosis, navigates Pittsburgh’s dating and art scene in Julie Sokolow’s documentary.

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 "Bloodbourne" is a new SONY PS4 video game

Gaming: 'Bloodborne' has echoes of 'Dark Souls'

Not everyone will love Sony’s PS4 game “Bloodborne,” but if played as intended, it’s one of the best games so far for 2015.

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 Chicago Bears fan Ashton Kutcher, right, and Mila Kunis walk along the sideline before a Steelers-Bears game at Heinz Field.

People: Piccolo Girl, Robert Durst, Stephen King, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher

“Crying Piccolo Girl” at Consol Energy Center a viral hit

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 George Benson.

George Benson, Everclear to perform in Pittsburgh this spring

The Summerland Tour headlined by Everclear and Pittsburgh jazz- pop legend will come to Pittsburgh this spring.

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 Jack McBrayer.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With .... Jack McBrayer

Whether working with people or Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, actor, comedian Jack McBrayer just wants to keep working.

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Manchester Craftsmen's Guild announces 2015-16 season

Highlights include vocalist Al Jarreau and alto saxophonist David Sanborn.

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 Front, left to right, the winners of Pittsburgh's seventh annual August Wilson Monologue Competition: Elexa Hanner, Sundiata Rice and Alona Williams. Behind them, the other competitors, organizers and judges.

Young actors excel in annual August Wilson competition

Three CAPA students shine in seventh annual August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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 Brad Paisley​ will perform at the First Niagara Pavilion on June 26.

Brad Paisley tickets on sale Friday; Sugar Ray coming to Stage AE

The country star plays June 26 at First Niagara Pavilion. Sugar Ray is part of the Under the Sun tour, coming here on Aug. 9.

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 Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway, barrels out of the Mellon Institute during filming of "The Dark Knight Rises."

Pittsburgh councilwoman to introduce ‘film-friendly’ legislation

Darlene Harris’ measure addresses the permit process for screen and TV projects that’s designed to meet the industry’s ”unique needs.”

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 Mia Zanotti

Pittsburgh's Mia Z advances to live shows on NBC's "The Voice"

Mia Zanotti, 16, lives in Hyde Park, Westmoreland County and is a sophomore at Kiski Area High School.

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 From final dress rehearsal of Carmen at Pittsburgh Opera.   Micaela (Jasmine Muhammad) comes to Seville looking for her fiance Don Jose, but must fend off a group of admiring soldiers, including an overly friendly Morales (Alex DeSocio).

Opera review: Pittsburgh Opera's 'Carmen' effective without flash

With artful singing from guest vocalists and resident artists, this staging presented new insights into “Carmen’s” timeless themes.

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Point Park CDC's annual program takes step up

There was a perceptible shift in programming from Point Park’s Conservatory of Dance Company at its annual program at the Byham Theater.

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 Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman of Texture Contemporary Ballet.

Dance review: Texture Contemporary Ballet unleashes solid program to close fourth season

The mixed repertory program of old and new works was arguably one of the company’s strongest, most sophisticated shows to date.

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 "World Gone By" by Dennis Lehane

'World Gone By': Joe Coughlin returns in Dennis Lehane’s sequel to 'Live by Night'

Dennis Lehane gives what most people want in a crime novel — a fast-paced story with enough unexpected occurrences.

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