Arts & Entertainment

 The artist's mother is the subject of "Sadie" by Kathleen Cochran Zimbicki, on display with works by Kevin Kutz at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto, Cambria County.

Kevin Kutz and Kathleen Zimbicki shine at Loretto

Large solo exhibitions of work by Kevin Kutz and Kathleen Zimbicki at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto reveal artists’ lives.

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 Last year's "Off the Record" explored "Mysteries of Pittsburgh." This year's skewering of local newsmakers takes place Thursday at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

Stage preview: With fall comes the seasonal satire of 'Off the Record'

“Off The Record XV: ’Burgh Man!” dishes up fun at the expense of the Pittsburgh region’s newsmakers.

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 Leslie Pietrzyk will speak in Pittsburgh in October. Her book is about grief and is titled "This Angel on My Chest."

Drue Heinz Prize winner Leslie Pietrzyk to speak about her story collection inspired by grief

“This Angel on My Chest” comprises 16 short stories Ms. Pietrzyk wrote after her first husband died from a heart attack at age 37.

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 Rainbow Rowell, author of the New York Times best-selling novels “Eleanor and Park” and “Landline,” has penned a fifth novel, “Carry On,” set for release on Oct. 6.

Lecture preview: Author Rainbow Rowell pushes boundaries with fanfiction and romance

The author of “Carry On” discusses writing the much-anticipated novel, a fantasy novel featuring a romance between two male characters.

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 Beth Behrs, left, and Kat Dennings star in "2 Broke Girls." The show is now on hiatus.

TV Q&A: Who watches '2 Broke Girls'?

Rob Owen answers questions about NFL highlight clips on local TV stations and another new local TV news set that’s in the offing.

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 Steve Hackman leads the next installment of FUSE@PSO Tuesday night at Heinz Hall.

2Do this week, Oct. 4-10: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Chamber Music Pittsburgh opens season with Emerson String Quartet, FUSE@PSO features Coldplay, “The Forgotten History of Pittsburgh Jazz.”

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'Make Me': Nomadic Jack Reacher is back

Lee Child’s latest is everything Reacher’s legion of fans want and more.

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'The First Queen of Journalism': Columnist Mary McGrory captivated America's political elite

Mary McGrory was an erudite Irish girl from Boston with a gift for turning politics into poetry with a dash of Yeats and Joyce.

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 "Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 3; 1983-1984” by Ed Piskor

'Hip Hop Family Tree': Third installment of Ed Piskor's story of hip-hop is a masterpiece

Ed Piskor focuses on pivotal figures and moments, some widely known, others potentially lost to time.

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 Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick is joined by Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn in the new season of the CBS drama "The Good Wife."

TV review: ‘The Good Wife’ resets

Alicia is out on her own again and makes a new friend while Eli faces a new political foe on the seventh season premiere of the CBS drama.

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 Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in "Spectre," which will open a day early in Pittsburgh in a benefit.

Film notes: Hollywood Theater's Halloween party features B-movie, critic

Joe Bob Briggs will appear at the Dormont for a screening of 1986 horror flick “Trick or Treat.”

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 Nora Hewitt of Clairton pleased the judges on Syfy's "Face Off" with her lobster mobster.

Reality check: 'Face Off' turns into a freak show

Contestants on Syfy’s special effects/makeup competition created sideshow attractions, and Clairton’s Nora Hewitt scored in Top Looks.

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 "Days of Our Lives" stars Alison Sweeney and James Scott, whose character was killed off on the NBC soap, teamed with "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" to make a video for a resilient Syrian teenager.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week

Lots to still see, do and watch this weekend — Phipps flower show, South Side StepTrek, “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s John Oliver.

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 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs at halftime at Heinz Field Thursday night during a special presentation of former Steeler Jerome Bettis' Hall of Fame ring.

PSO gets a rare score at halftime of Steelers game during Bettis ceremony

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra made its Heinz Field debut, traveling across the Allegheny River for the Steelers halftime show.

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 Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded and alone on Mars in "The Martian."

Movie review: Taut rescue tale puts a great cast in orbit around its star in 'The Martian'

Matt Damon shines as “The Martian,” an American astronaut presumed dead and left behind on the Red Planet in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic.

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 Brittany Meixner of Carrick holds a piece  she created that will be displayed at the “We Live Here” exhibit tonight at 21st Street Coffee and Tea in the Strip District. She titled the piece “Dragon in the Night.” Some of the artwork will be accompanied by audio recordings.

Strip District exhibit features artwork of homeless young adults

The exhibit is titled “We Live Here.” Pieces will be auctioned tonight at an event at 21st Street Coffee and Tea.

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 Lifetime's "The Unauthorized 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Story" stars, from left, Abby Ross (as Tori Spelling/Donna Martin), Michele Goyns (Gabrielle Carteris/Andrea Zuckerman), Ross Linton (Brian Austin Green/David Silver), Samantha Munro (Shannon Doherty/Brenda Walsh), Jesy McKinney (Luke Perry/Dylan McKay), Abbie Cobb (Jennie Garth/Kelly Taylor), David Lennon (Ian Ziering/Steve Sanders) and Max Lloyd-Jones (Jason Priestley/Brandon Walsh). It premieres Saturday at 8 p.m.

Tuned In: Lifetime woos younger viewers with '90s nostalgia

“Unauthorized Story” movies devoted to “90210” and “Melrose Place” are set to debut.

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 Pittsburgh Public Theater production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" directed by Pamela Berlin runs through Oct. 25 at the O'Reilly Theater. Here, Otto Frank, played by Randy Kovitz, left, dances with his daughter Anne, played by Remy Zaken, during a Sept. 20 photo session.

Stage review: Pittsburgh Public Theater adds a moving chapter to Anne Frank's legacy

The award-winning “The Diary of Anne Frank” receives a raw and radiant revival by the Downtown theater company.

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 Richard Gere stars as a homeless man in "Time Out of Mind."

Movie review: 'Time Out of Mind' gives attention to those who live on the streets

Richard Gere's latest film is a tough, touching homage to the homeless.

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 Ridley Scott directs "The Martian"

'Martian' director Ridley Scott is a space cowboy

“When you get a really great script, you don’t want to bronze the gold medal,” Matt Damon says of “The Martian” opening in theaters today.

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 Emily Blunt stars as FBI agent Kate Macer in "Sicario."

Movie review: 'Sicario' depicts a gruesome mission that will make you flinch

“Sicario,“ with Emily Blunt as an FBI agent recruited for a covert mission in the war against drugs, is intense, violent and provocative.

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Media notes: Programming director leaves WESA

Tammy Terwelp is leaving Pittsburgh’s NPR station for a job at KRCC in Colorado Springs; Comcast is launching a “’Watchable” service.

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Movie review: Documentary explores quirky true story about pursuit of fame

“Finders Keepers” is about a man who uses the childhood saying to claim ownership of a foot found in a used grill — yes, really.

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 Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet years after their college tryst in "Sleeping With Other People."

Movie review: A romantic, touching film about sex addiction

“Sleeping With Other People,“ from the director of “Bachelorette,“ is a thoroughly modern rom-com starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis.

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 Sharyl Attkisson's new show debuts Sunday on WPGH at 10 a.m.

Attkisson show debuts Sunday

“Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson” host says she is comfortable with making others uncomfortable, especially the powers that be.

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 Caitlyn Jenner will not be charged in the February car accident that left a woman dead.

PEOPLE: Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner and more!

Hillary Clinton will appear on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, according to People magazine.

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Harmony serves as Hollywood East this week

Actor Ewan McGregor has been seen around the town while preparing for filming American Pastoral.

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Osborne Elementary School’s gARTen Club receives program grants

The school in the Quaker Valley School District has received two grants worth nearly $9,000 to encourage education in and through the arts.

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Andrew Carnegie Free Library plans celebratory benefit concert

"Carnegies in Concert" benefit will celebrate the nearly completed renovation.

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 Rapper MC Lyte.

Music preview: MC Lyte tops an eclectic bill at Spirit

The VIA festival features a hip-hop legend and mix of indie-pop and techno this weekend.

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 The boys of "Choir Boy":  From left, David (Mel Holley), Junior (LaTrea Rembert), Pharus (Tru Verret-Fleming), Bobby (Justin Lonesome) and AJ (Lamont Walker II).

Stage review: Songs speak to the soul of The Rep's intense 'Choir Boy'

Loyalty and identity are among the topics tackled in the coming-of-age story set at an all-black prep school in the drama “Choir Boy.”

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 Krista Marie Yu, left, and Ken Jeong in "Dr. Ken."

CMU grad plays the daughter of ‘Dr. Ken’

Krista Marie Yu stars as teenager Molly on a new ABC sitcom and filmed a role in the filmed-in-Pittsburgh movie “Love the Coopers.”

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 Yellowjackets -- from left, Bob Mintzer, Dane Alderson, Russell Ferrante and William Kennedy.

Preview: Yellowjackets roll with changes — and with new member

The Yellowjackets perform new music with a new member at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild on Saturday.

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 Anonymous 4: Clockwise from left, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Susan Hellauer, Ruth Cunningham and Marsha Genensky.

Preview: Vocal group Anonymous 4 stops in Pittsburgh for one of its last performances

In one of its final concerts, the vocal group Anonymous 4 will perform in Pittsburgh, presented by Renaissance and Baroque.

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 Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy of the  Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will premiere a new work, "Songs of Love & Longing."

Dance preview: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble on tap for India in Focus series

This weekend “Samyoga: An Ode to Love” comes to the Byham Theater to open Pittsburgh Dance Council’s 2015-16 season.

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 Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie) in "War Room."

Festival celebrates films that inspire, encourage, entertain

See a dozen movies, some faith-based and some mainstream hits, at the Cranberry Cinemas courtesy of the 10th Projecting Hope festival.

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 Ken Jeong stars in the unfunny ABC series "Dr. Ken."

TV review: No prescription can save unfunny ‘Dr. Ken’

Comic actor Ken Jeong headlines ABC’s terrible new Friday night sitcom.

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 Samantha Bond, left, as Frances Barden and Francesca Annis as Joyce Cameron in "Home Fires."

TV review: PBS’s ‘Home Fires’ brings warmth

Women on the homefront squabble and make jam in the easy-to-digest “Home Fires.”

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 Don Henley releases a Country album.

Fall's best new music

New releases from the Dead Weather, Don Henley, Keith Richards, Chief Keef, Lana Del Rey are here or headed this way.

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 The building of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Boulevard of the Allies in Downtown.

EDMC lays off 115 faculty and staff positions at Art Institutes

The Pittsburgh for-profit education company confirmed that positions at “several” Art Institutes had been terminated.

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City Theatre festival celebrates Young Playwrights

One-act plays by six middle school and high school writers will be presented as professional productions.

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 Tony DeSare will appear at Heinz Hall for three concerts this weekend.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Tony DeSare, Arlo Guthrie, Yellowjackets and pianist Elena Uulyanova are in town.  An Italian Festival and farm tour are also scheduled.

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 Actor Joe Manganiello visits with Daejor Slappy, 16, of Midland while Slappy's mother Shawndelle Wise takes a photo Wednesday at Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville. Mr. Manganiello is the chair of the hospital's gala, happening later this week.

Actor and Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello visits Children's Hospital

The “Magic Mike” star heats up the hallways while in town for anniversary gala.

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 Will Smith, right, shoots a scene from "Concussion" on the steps of St. Benedict the Moor last November.

Will Smith's 'Concussion' will premiere Nov. 10 at AFI Fest in Hollywood

The movie, which was filmed in Pittsburgh and focuses on head injuries in sports, will get its theater release on Christmas Day.

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 “We don’t have tuition we can raise, or fees we can raise, or ticket prices or any other thing,” WQED President and CEO Deborah Acklin said.

Where does WQED go from here?

President and CEO Deborah L. Acklin, board head William Caroselli and former board head W. Thomas McGough discuss WQED Multimedia’s future.

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 Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in "The Walk."

Movie review: Philippe Petit took a walk on the high-flying side as movie recounts

“The Walk,“ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, re-creates Philippe Petit’s 1974 historic walk between the towers of the World Trade Center.

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 Detail from piece "Tempted to Taste," part of the exhibit "Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at MEISSEN" at the Frick Art Museum.

Art notes: Craft media rock in two new exhibitions

Two noted artists travel to Pittsburgh to give talks: Therman Statom at Pittsburgh Glass Center and Chris Antemann at The Frick Art Museum.

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 Exterior of the Duquesne University's new Genesius Theater.

Red Masquers inaugurate Duquesne University's new campus theater

The $5.5 million black box Genesius Theater opens Thursday with “Death of a Salesman.”

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Funders rescue PICT's 'Oliver Twist,' but company lays off staff

Five full-time staffers have lost their jobs, but the play and PICT Classic Theatre will go on.

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 Marcia Gay Harden stars in "Code Black."

TV review: ‘Code Black’ is ‘ER’ redux

Everything old is still old in CBS’s new medical drama with a strong cast but an abundance of cliches that make for unessential viewing.

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