Arts & Entertainment

 Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino star in "San Andreas."

Movie review: Action-packed 'San Andreas' a decent disaster flick

When the ground in “San Andreas” rocks and rolls, it’s Dwayne Johnson to the rescue in a new disaster movie following an old formula.

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 AMC's "Making of the Mob: New York" provides a retelling of well-known mob stories using dramatic re-creations and archival footage.

Tuned in: Summer TV lineup is full on cable

Cable networks offer a slew of new series this summer, from cat rescues to season two of HBO’s “True Detective.”

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 The John Roberts House in Canonsburg is protected by a preservation easement.

Preservation easements protecting some historic properties in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has experts inspect the exteriors and grounds of each site annually.

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 Betty Rockwell, right, and an unidentified woman look at a sculpture in the Pittsburgh Moderns Show at Outlines gallery. "Tracing Outlines," a documentary about the gallery, will be shown for free at the Harris Theater, Downtown.

Film notes: 5 movies to run for free during Three Rivers Arts Festival

Three Rivers Arts Festival will bring free film screenings Downtown, while a new movie theater moves closer to reality in Sewickley.

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Family Film Guide: “San Andreas” and “Aloha”

Widespread deadly destruction reigns in the disaster film “San Andreas,” while rom-com “Aloha” contains more sexual situations.

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 Bradley Cooper, left, and Rachel McAdams cross paths in  "Aloha."

Movie review: 'Aloha' fails to make good connections

Filmmaker Cameron Crowe says “Aloha” with the help of a Hawaiian backdrop and cast led by Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

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 Baksei Cham Krong from the movie "Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll."

Movie review: 'Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten' shows devastating effect of Pol Pot's rule in Cambodia through pop music scene

The documentary on “Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll,” opening at the Hollywood, chronicles the day the music died.

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 Sarah Koenig is host and executive producer of  "Serial," a podcast that is set to launch a second season.

PEOPLE: Josh Duggar, "Serial," "Trevor Noah," and more!

Hulu has removed episodes of “19 Kids and Counting” from its offerings after reports of alleged sexual misconduct of one of the show’s

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 Jeff & Colleen Shirey with Salsa Pittsburgh at the La Escuelita Arcoiris Salsito 2015 celebration May 9.

Newsmaker you should know / Salsa a passion for Whitehall man, wife

Recently, the Shireys partnered with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to host the Super Salsa Weekend.

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 Jake Emmerling.

Newsmaker you should know / Derry native portrays boy in 'The Book of Mormon'

Jake Emmerling was 8 he saw his first Broadway show, "Les Miserables" at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.

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 Dee Ruckert, with Pastel Presentations by Dee, creates one of her chalk painting presentations at the Grand Valley Inn, in Fallston.

'Chalk Talk' combines art and music

Dee Ruckert of New Sewickley, Beaver County, creates chalk artwork for audiences as music plays in the background.

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Pennsylvania Polka and Ethnic Food Festival coming to Monroeville

The event will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center May 30 and 31.

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WQED’s 3-year look at black men and boys ends tonight

Tonight’s finale will be followed by a live half-hour panel discussion on race relations.

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 David Duchovny as Hodiak.

TV review: Duchovny back in investigative mode on NBC's 'Aquarius'

NBC's "Aquarius" is a fine if unexceptional period TV drama, a broadcast series that tries to look like a cable show.

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 Weird Al Yankovic drops into the Palace Theatre in Greensburg Sunday night.

The Hot List: Pittsburgh Symphony in 'Flight'; concert for Nepal; Gene Kelly Awards and more

Plus more events this weekend: PSO’s Fiddlesticks family concert of the season, Pennsylvania Polka and Ethnic Festival, Jeep Cruise ...

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 Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19 in Arlington, Texas.

Music preview: Chesney, Church ready for Big Revival

Country stars team up again at Heinz Field for reprise of 2013 show.

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 Rita Williams-Garcia -- Her latest book, “Gone Crazy in Alabama,” focuses on the late 1960s and early '70s.

My Generation books: Writer has a literal ear for dialogue

As a child, “Gone Crazy in Alabama” author Rita Williams-Garcia was always curious about family history and family secrets.

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 Kenny Chesney performs at Heinz Field as part of his No Shoes Nation tour in June 2013.

Summer concert season seen as boon to Pittsburgh economy

VisitPittsburgh estimates the Chesney show and concerts by Taylor Swift, the Rolling Stones and One Direction will generate $35.4 million.

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 Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) trains Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) in "Seventh Son."

New to DVD: Grizzled Knight

New on DVD: "Seventh Son," "Cut Bank," and "The Loft."

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'Whispers' has creepy premise TV review

New ABC show features children who hear a voice that encourages them to try to kill their busy, preoccupied parents.

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 Tom Lenk performs in the Pittsburgh Public Theater's one-man show, "Buyer & Cellar" about Barbra Streisand and her "street of shops" she constructed in her basement to show all of her collections.

Preview: Shopping for Laughs at Pittsburgh Public Theater

Tom Lenk, from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," stars in "Buyer & Cellar" at Pittsburgh Public Theater.

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 From left, Duke Robillard, Otis Clay and Billy Price.

Music preview: Billy Price and Otis Clay create a new soul classic

Pittsburgh singer Billy Price gets to work with one of his musical heroes on a full-length album.

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 Night Vapor plays at Gooski's Saturday.

Night Vapor, T-Tops set to wreak havoc at Gooski's

Pittsburgh bands explore the noisier side with dual release show.

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 Julianne Avolio, left, and Sara Williams in Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret's "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women."

Stage preview: The 'Girls' are back in town

“Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women” returns to CLO Cabaret with a cast of newcomers.

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 Workers clean up the Carnegie Science Center parking lot the morning after Kenny Chesney's 2013 concert at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh aims to control Chesney crowd

Pittsburgh is taking crowd control measures near Heinz Field after excess trash was left behind after concerts the past two years.

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 Curt Wootton, left, Jared Show and Nathan Magill star in "Bigfoot: The Movie," which was filmed in Western Pennsylvania.

Search a Western Pennsylvania theater to find 'Bigfoot'

Filmed in and around Ellwood City, with some Pittsburgh locations, “Bigfoot: The Movie” is turned loose this week.

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 Bria Walker as the Tour Guide on Bricolage's "Saints Tour."

Stage review: 'Saints Tour' draws visitors into a communion with Braddock

A guide leads a bus and walking “Tour,” melding fact and fiction to find a community’s saints in this Bricolage co-production.

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 James FitzGerald, left, Philip Winters, Karen Baum and Daina Michelle Griffith rehearse for PICT Classic Theatre's production of Alan Ayckbourn's " How the Other Half Loves." In the script, the playwright includes specific instructions for set designers.

Stage preview: Two worlds, one set challenges PICT designer

PICT returns to Oakland for an Ayckbourn comedy that features two worlds existing side by side.

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 Nintendo's WiiU game "Splatoon" features undersea characters.

Game review: Nintendo goes under the sea for colorful 'Splatoon'

The newest Wii U game creates new characters while reinventing the shooter genre with an objective that is far less violent than warfare.

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 David Toole portrays Jamie and Erin Lindsey Krom is Cathy, a couple who tell their love story from different time perids in Front Porch Theatricals' production of "The Last Five Years."

Stage review: 'The Last Five Years' chronicles a love story from start to finish to start

David Toole and Erin Lindsey Krom are the appealing performers in Front Porch Theatricals’ latest summer musical.

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 Rania Matar's "Stephanie, Beirut, Lebanon," 2010, from the artist's series "A Girl and Her Room."

Art notes: Women photographers depict the Middle East

“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers From Iran and the Arab World” opens Saturday at Carnegie Museum of Art with a curator’s talk.

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In local Nielsen ratings, 'Dr Oz,' 6 a.m. newscasts dip

KDKA news leads recent sweeps period, but viewership is down across the board for 25-54 demo

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WPNT-TV to focus on sports

The former WPMY gets right to the Pointcq with a transition to sports/entertainment programming.

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PEOPLE: B.B. King's daughters, Jessica Lange

Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates, but the coroner says

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 FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo, actor Liam Neeson poses for photographers during the presentation of the film "Run All Night" in Madrid. Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than Neeson, according to the Nielsen Company's first "N-Scores," released Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin, File)

Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson.

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 Marina and the Diamonds at Stage AE

Concert Review: Marina and the Diamonds fill Stage AE with bright, confident pop

Diamandis easily commanded the stage over her hour-long performance.

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 Tailgaters dance on the North Shore before the 2013 Kenny Chesney concert.

Tailgating hours condensed for Saturday's Kenny Chesney show at Heinz Field

The Heinz Field parking lots will open at 1 p.m,. and the gates for the Big Revival Tour show will open at 4 p.m.

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 Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men coming to Stage AE Sept. 16

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 5 for the Icelandic band.

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 A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.3 billion deal

The cash and stock deal comes just one month after Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable.

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Blade lover: 'Love in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction' by Judd Richter

Novelist Judd Richter explores what happens when humans and robots fall in love.

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Blood on the trail: 'Jacksonland: Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab' by Steve Inskeep

We all knew the Trail of Tears was one of the most brutal chapters in American history, but author Steve Inskeep lays out the bloody

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 Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media instructor Jayla Patton.

Let's talk about art: Animation artist/educator Jayla Patton

A local artist and part of Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Youth Media Program, Jayla Patton found her love of animation as a youth herself.

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 Bill Paxton stars as Sam Houston in "Texas Rising."

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Paxton

The actor plays his distant cousin, legendary Texan Sam Houston, in the epic new mini-series “Texas Rising” on the History Channel.

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 The Zac Brown Band offered a wide-ranging menu, but stepped out with "Homegrown," a song from the chart-topping new album, "Jekyll + Hyde," aimed right at the heart of modern country radio.

Concert Review: Zac Brown Band throws a country music party at the Pavilion

The band covers Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Beatles and more, jumping through genres and jamming through 10-minute songs.

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 Time Warner Center in New York City. A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Report: Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The combined companies could have as many as 23 million customers, just behind Comcast's 27.2 million customers.

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 John Schalcosky, founder of Odd Pittsburgh, and holding a copy of a photo from 1934,  stands in front of the Skinny Building on the corner of Wood and Forbes, Downtown.

Skinny Building mystery — and others — solved by researcher into Pittsburgh oddities

When the renovation of Downtown’s Skinny Building sparked comments about its mysterious origins last week, John Schalcosky went to work.

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 In this Nov. 6, 2003, file photo, Jerry Stiller, left, and his wife Anne Meara pose on the set of "The King of Queens," at Sony Studio in Culver City, Calif. Meara, whose comic work with husband helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

Obituary: Anne Meara / Actress, comedian, wife of Jerry Stiller and mom of Ben

She was a loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress.

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 fireWALL dancers, from left, Cammi Nevarez, Jenna Rae Smith, Glenna Clark, Sara Cohen, Elisa-Marie Alaio.

Young Pittsburgh dance companies striving to succeed

Meet a few of the fledgling companies that are carving out their place in Pittsburgh’s growing dance scene.

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 "Something Rotten!" stars Brian d'Arcy James, center, and Christian Borle.

Broadway reviews: 'Something Rotten!' and 'Gigi' boast plenty of highlights

A Broadway original and a Tony nominee are reviewed by our critics.

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 "One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway" by Asne Seierstad.

'One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik': The unthinkable act of political savagery in Norway

Award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad tells the tale of the murder of 77 Norwegians by a troubled loner in 2011.

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