Arts & Entertainment

 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.”

about 20 hours ago

 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.

about 20 hours ago

 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.

about 5 hours ago

 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.

about 10 hours ago

 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.

about 20 hours ago

 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.

about 20 hours ago

 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.

about 20 hours ago

 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.

about 20 hours ago

 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."

about 20 hours ago

 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.

about 20 hours ago

 Indie-rock artist Waxahatchee (Katie Crutchfield).

Music notes

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

about 20 hours ago

 Bill Toms album  "Deep in the Shadows."

Local scene in music

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

about 20 hours ago

 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.

about 20 hours ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

 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.

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

 "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.

2 days ago

 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

2 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.

3 days ago

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild announces 2015-16 season

Highlights include vocalist Al Jarreau and alto saxophonist David Sanborn.

3 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.

3 days ago

 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.”

3 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.

4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

 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.

4 days ago

 "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.

4 days ago

 "The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales" by Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth.

'The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales': Departures from Grimm's familiar path

Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810-86), a Bavarian civil servant, collected stories from rich and poor alike. They enchant and entertain.

4 days ago

 "Prudence" by David Treuer.

'Prudence': A novel of secrets of the heart on the homefront

David Treuer's examination of a Minnesota family, circa 1942, brims with poetic language and emotion.

4 days ago

 A&E' won't give a second season to "Godfather of Pittsburgh," starring Vince Isoldi.

TV Q&A: 'Godfather of Pittsburgh' won't continue on A&E

Questions answered about KDKA-TV’s new set, WPXI’s Damany Lewis and A&E’s “Godfather of Pittsburgh.”

4 days ago

 Dennis Lehane, author of "World Gone By" will speak in Pittsburgh on Monday.

2Do this week, March 22-28: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Organist Barbara Bruns, writer Dennis Lehane, performance artist Cynthia Hopkins, Duquesne University’s Symphony Orchestra and more ...

4 days ago

Carrey, Reeves join 'Bad Batch'

Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves will join the cast of the movie “The Bad Batch.”

4 days ago

 Andy Warhol

Warhol Museum drops plan of opening branch in New York

The proposed venture was announced last May during a black-tie dinner that celebrated the museum’s 20th anniversary.

5 days ago

 Kate Winslet and Ansel Elgort in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent."

Movie review: 'Insurgent' full of action scenes, little else

“Insurgent” picks up the story where the Shailene Woodley movie “Divergent” left off, and it’s bigger, more muscular and action-packed.

6 days ago

 Jack Laskey plays Konrad and Zhu Zhu plays Li in "Secret Sharer," playing at the CMU International Film Festival.

Movie review: 'Secret Sharer' skillfully blends mutiny, murder and romance

“The Secret Sharer” turns Joseph Conrad’s story of the same name on its ear with one gender-bending twist.

6 days ago

 James Corden takes over as host of "The Late Late Show" on March 23.

Tuned In: James Corden to bring 'warmth' to late night TV

The late-night TV apple cart is in upset again with departures and new arrivals, including a new host for CBS’s “Late Late Show.”

6 days ago

 Savannah Reich wins $30,000 Sloan award for screenwriting.

Film Notes: JFilm festival books 'The Last Mentsch' as its opener

JFilm festival provides a sneak peek at two of its 20 titles. Also, CMU student Savannah Reich wins prestigious screenwriting prize.

6 days ago

Family Film Guide: "The Divergent Series: Insurgent"

.The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective

6 days ago

 Anne Dorval and Antoine-Olivier Pilon in "Mommy."

Movie review: 'Mommy' steps into an emotional tug-of-war

“Mommy” vibrates with energy, ambivalence, emotional fireworks and unexpected turns in the story of a troubled Canadian boy and his mother.

6 days ago


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