Arts & Entertainment


 The Replacements: Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg.

Preview: 24 years later, The Replacements roar back

Minneapolis band plays sold-out Stage AE on reunion tour.

about 5 hours ago


 R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills in “Classic Music Series: R.E.M. by MTV,” a documentary by Alexander Young, the son of Edward and Rosemary Young of Chippewa, and a graduate of Blackhawk High School and Penn State University. It screens in theaters May 19.

Film notes: R.E.M. documentary gets special screenings

An R.E.M. documentary, Hollywood Theater fourth birthday party and a film about the Bhutanese experience are on tap for May.

about 5 hours ago


PEOPLE: Bruce Jenner, Sally Wiggin, Joni Mitchell and more!

E! has announced it will air a two-part “Keeping up With the Kardashians” focusing on Bruce Jenner’s gender transition.

about 5 hours ago


 Telly Leung, in rehearsal for "Allegiance" at the Old Globe in San Diego, stopped in Pittsburgh Monday for the Trust Cabaret's "Broadway Showstoppers." "Allegiance" is set to land on Broadway in the fall.

Review: Trust Cabaret's 'Broadway Showstoppers' belts out a string of highlights

Telly Leung, Cady Huffman, Mandy Gonzalez and Alton Fitzgerald White belt out songs and share stories in the series’ stirring season finale.

about 5 hours ago


 "Lebanon" Levi Stoltzfus.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... 'Lebanon' Levi Stoltzfus

The star of Discovery Channel’s “Amish Mafia,” Levi Stoltzfus has pulled the curtain back on Amish life with his book “Amish Confidential.”

1 day ago


 Melia Tourangeau

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra appoints new president, CEO

Ms. Tourangeau will come to Pittsburgh from Salt Lake City, where she has served as president and CEO of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera.

about 10 hours ago


 Country star Jason Aldean performs July 26 at PNC Park.

Jason Aldean, Ringo Starr, Blues Traveler tickets going on sale

Aldean will play First Niagara Pavilion; Starr will play Heinz Hall; and Blues Traveler will perform at Stage AE Outdoors.

about 14 hours ago


 Grace Lee Whitney received a star in the Walk of Fame in Hollywood in 1991. She died Friday at the age of 85.

'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

Whitney played Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes before being written out of the series.

about 20 hours ago


 David McCullough

Kitty Hawk or bust: 'The Wright Brothers' by David McCullough

A succinct and colorful chronicle of the Wright brothers and the invention of the era of manned flight.

1 day ago


Uneasy riders: 'Magnetic North' by Lee Maynard

Two laconic bikers brawl across America in Lee Maynard’s new novel.

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A fan's notes: 'B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal' by J.C. Hallman

Author J.C. Hallman documents his literary obsession with the writer Nicholson Baker.

1 day ago


 Orson Welles 100th birthday.

Remembering Orson Welles

Nearly 100 years after his birth, Orson Welles endures a sharp rise to fame and sharp fall from Hollywood grace to ultimately stay on top.

2 days ago


 Hall & Oates performs "Say It Isn't So" at Stage AE.

Hall & Oates a little 'Out of Touch' with Stage AE in strong Pittsburgh set

John Oates wasn't kidding when he said they draw all ages, and that's a testament to the duo's blue-eyed soul and '80s funk holding up.

2 days ago


 BodyCartography Project will bring "Super Nature" to Pittsburgh for the first time as part of the newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival.

newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival returns with diverse lineup

After a year hiatus, the contemporary dance festival is back and will showcase emerging and established artists from Pittsburgh and beyond.

2 days ago


 The cast of PICT Class Theatre's "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris": seated are Caroline Nicolian, left, and Daina Michelle Griffith, and standing are Justin Lonesome, left, and Jonathan Visser.

Stage review: 'Jacques Brel' lives again in PICT's fresh new adaptation

As the revue sells out its Downtown venue, PICT adds five performances at the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland.

about 20 hours ago


 "The Architect's Apprentice" by Elif Shafak.

'The Architect’s Apprentice': A tale of 16th-century Istanbul mixes architecture, mystery and history

Elif Shafak’s novel is an exquisitely realized historical yarn of the Ottoman Empire

2 days ago


 Telly Leung.

Preview: Trust Cabaret brings Telly Leung back to Pittsburgh between Broadway gigs

“Broadway Showstoppers,” the season finale for the cabaret series, also features Cady Huffman, Alton Fitzgerald White and Mandy Gonzalez.

2 days ago


 "Academy Street" by Mary Costello.

'Academy Street': A compelling portrait of a woman in full

Mary Costello’s mesmerizing debut novel follows Tess from her childhood in Western Ireland through her experiences in post-9/11 New York.

2 days ago


 "The Victory with No Name" by Colin G. Calloway.

'The Victory With No Name': Native Americans win the battle but lose the war

Colin G. Calloway tells the true story of a Native American army that thrashed an American army.

2 days ago


 The Chautuauqua Amphitheater shown in August 2014.

National Park Service enters Chautauqua showdown over historic amphitheater

The project became heated last fall after Chautauqua Institution acknowledged that it planned to demolish the structure and build a replica.

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 Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Daughter of the Regiment" stars Lisette Oropesa as Marie, Kevin Glavin as Sulpice (middle) and Lawrence Brownlee as Tonio.

Review: Heavyweight singing anchors Pittsburgh Opera's 'Daughter of the Regiment'

The performance features the company debut of Lawrence Brownlee, and Lisette Oropesa makes for a humorous, charming Marie.

1 day ago


 Charles “Teenie” Harris; William Harris III in bathing suit, standing on spare tire on running board of Duesenberg, with man opening door, c. 1934-1936.

Preview: 'Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars' at the Carnegie celebrates his zeal for wheels

The great Pittsburgh photographer’s love for steel and chrome zooms through a new exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

2 days ago


 Gene Welsh.

Pittsburgh Opera names Gene Welsh as new board president

Clyde B. Jones III, who’s moving to New York, will step down as president of the Pittsburgh Opera board at the end of June.

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 Anne Reid (Celia) and Derek Jacobi (Alan) star in "Last Tango in Halifax," returning for its third season on PBS on June 28.

TV Q&A

Questions answered about “Downton Abbey,” “Doc Martin,” WEPA and the Tuned In podcast.

2 days ago


2Do this week, May 3-10: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

River City Brass Band, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and IonSound Project are in town.

2 days ago


 Jacqueline Battalora

Chicago professor calls out the 'culture of white superiority'

Jacqueline Battalora wanted to find out why so many young black men are dying at the hands of police, from Baltimore to Ferguson, Mo.

2 days ago


 Former Steeler Hines Ward and Emma Slater whirl through an anniversary special dance on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars."

Reality check: Hines Ward back on 'Dancing With Stars'

Former Steeler Hines Ward marches back into the “Dancing With the Stars” spotlight.

3 days ago


 Peter Kope, producing artistic director of Attack Theatre, left, collaborates Chatham Baroque's Patricia Halverson and Scott Pauley for Monteverdi's "The Battle of Tancredi and Clorinda," which continues through Sunday.

Concert review: Chatham Baroque succeeds with Monteverdi program

Chatham Baroque’s Monteverdi program is an unusual and engaging theatrical experience.

3 days ago


Kelly Critic Review: 'The Addams Family,' Riverview High School

“Addams Family” ran April 10-18.

2 days ago


Kelly Critic Review: “Anyone Can Whistle,” Winchester Thurston School

“Anyone Can Whistle” ran April 24-26.

2 days ago


Kelly Critic Review: 'Godspell,' Bishop Canevin High School

“Godspell” ran April 23-25.

3 days ago


 Trevor Thomas and Natalie Sacco are the new owners of the Mystery Lovers Bookstore in Oakmont.

Are independent booksellers replacing big-box retailers?

Many shops are thriving in the Pittsburgh area as Borders and Barnes & Noble have retreated.

4 days ago


 Juliette Binoche (Maria Enders) and Kristen Stewart (Valentine) in "Clouds of Sils Maria."

Movie review: 'Clouds of Sils Maria' benefits from fine acting

“Clouds of Sils Maria” features actresses Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz in a drama about art, acting and aging.

4 days ago


 Ben E. King arrives at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala in New York. King, singer of such classics as "Stand By Me," "There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," died Thursday, his publicist said. He was 76.

R&B singer Ben E. King, who co-wrote 'Stand By Me,' dies at 76

King started his career in the 1950s with The Drifters, singing on hits including “There Goes My Baby“ and “Save The Last Dance For Me.“

3 days ago


 Susie Grossi of Brookline, left, and her sister, Bee Falconio of Ross, join other family members at Painting with a Twist in Castle Shannon.

Finding your creative and social side -- with paint

Painting with a Twist, a national franchise that turns art into a social event, is thriving in the Pittsburgh area.

4 days ago


 Director Wim Wenders making "The Salt of the Earth."

Movie review: 'Salt of the Earth' riveting

Wim Wenders’ haunting “Salt of the Earth” documents the atrocities of humanity through the photography of Sebastiao Salgado.

4 days ago


Cybertainment: Webby winners to be honored May 18; History Channel ready for Apple Watch

2015 Webby Award winners announced. History Channel launches Apple Watch-friendly app.

4 days ago


Comic-book artists' original Avengers pages exhibited at the ToonSeum

The exhibition starts at the beginning, with a page by Jack Kirby of the Marvel superheroes’ first appearance.

4 days ago


Tuned In: Poll looks favorably on Netflix

Voters in the Keep or Cancel poll pick a long-standing favorite series but give big props to a newer network.

4 days ago


Film clips: 3 movies cover comedy, kung fu and cop corruption

Comedy as a response to misery, kung fu fighting and cop corruption are the focus of three new movies opening today in Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


PEOPLE: Joss Whedon, David Letterman, Genie Francis and more!

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” director Joss Whedon discusses the film.

4 days ago


Westmoreland Yogathon aims to raise money for art museum expansion

Enthusiasts and novices will be bending and stretching from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 9 in Greensburg.

4 days ago


 Marie Erickson.

Mt. Lebanon teen combines art, mentoring for Girl Scout Gold Award project

Marie Erickson created material for prospective mentors with the Art Expression program, including a guide book and a video.

4 days ago


Filmmaker finds Carnegie a good place to shoot short film 'Transience'

About 40 young people shot footage for a short film titled “Transience” behind and near the Third Street Gallery.

4 days ago


 Jake Gyllenhaal stars in "Southpaw."

Summer movie season brings waves of remakes, reboots and sequels

Scores of movies, including the made-in-Pittsburgh "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and "Southpaw," are headed our way for summer.

5 days ago


 Peter Kope, producing artistic director of Attack Theatre, kneeling, talks to Patricia Halverson and Scott Pauley of Chatham Baroque with Attack Theatre dancers Dane Toney and  Kaitlin Dann, during rehearsal.

Preview: Chatham Baroque stages its 'most ambitious project to date'

Chatham Baroque, vocal ensemble Ping, tenor Aaron Sheehan and guest musicians will present "Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda."

5 days ago


 Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, played by Scarlett Johansson.

Movie review: Explosive 'Avengers' falls short of heroic

Never a dull moment in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” but the overstuffed entertainment merely hints at the greatness that could have been.

4 days ago


 Chizmo Charles in February 1992.

Funeral for Pittsburgh singer 'Chizmo' Charles will be held Saturday

The singer died April 21 at age 86.

4 days ago


 Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Daughter of the Regiment" stars Lisette Oropesa as Marie.

Preview: Donizetti's 'Daughter' is high-C challenge for tenors

Pittsburgh Opera's production of Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" opens.

5 days ago


 German duo, Milky Chance: Philipp Dausch and Clemens Rehbein.

Preview: Bob Marley was a big influence on German duo Milky Chance

Duo behind the hit "Stolen Dance" makes Pittsburgh debut at sold-out Stage AE tonight.

5 days ago



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