Arts & Entertainment

Concert review: PSO shows no rust in opening weekend

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra opened its classical subscription season Friday night at Heinz Hall with a remarkable performance

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PICT Classical Theatre adds 2 shows and a Downtown venue

PICT presents a season of saints and sinners, including works by Shaw, Shakespeare and an “Oliver Twist” adapted by Alan Stanford.

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 Savini program graduate Keaghlan Ashley with her "snake soldier" on "Face Off."

Reality check: Snakes trip up 'Face Off" contestant

Savini Special Make-Up Effects program graduate Keaghlan Ashley goes home on Syfy’s “Face Off.”

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Frick museum gets $3 million state grant

The Frick Pittsburgh receives $3 million state grant for new education center

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 Adam Driver, left, Corey Stoll, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman are siblings reunited for their father's funeral in "This Is Where I Leave You."

Movie review: 'This Is Where I Leave You' offers a pleasant diversion

“This Is Where I Leave You,” starring Jane Fonda and Tina Fey, has its moments resulting in a charming dramady.

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 Self-serve candy choices at the new Cinemark North Hills and XD, opening today at McCandless Crossing.

Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.

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 Author Glennon Doyle Melton

Author to bring message of lifting others to Pittsburgh

Glennon Doyle Melton, who battled addictions and bulimia and now raises money to assist families in need, will share her life challenges.

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 Dylan O'Brien is dropped into a mysterious game in "The Maze Runner."

Movie review: 'Maze Runner' gets lost in its own maze

Despite a fine young and diverse cast, “Maze Runner” suffers from surprisingly little tension.

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 Zeljko Ivanek as White House Chief of Staff Russell Jackson butts heads with Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in CBS's "Madam Secretary."

Tuned In: 'Madam Secretary' shows room for improvement

CBS debuts a “Good Wife” companion series, the likable but unrealistic “Madam Secretary”; Pittsburgh moves up in Nielsen market rank.

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 Michael Parks has bad plans for a visitor in "Tusk."

Movie reviews: 'Tusk' hits bumps; 'Eleanor Rigby' offers tale of loneliness; 'Code Black' reveals real ER

A podcaster turned prisoner, a lonely woman named Eleanor Rigby and an overcrowded ER are the focus of new movies opening this week.

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 Liam Neeson loses his way in "A Walk Among the Tombstones."

Movie review: 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' works well until it doesn't

“A Walk Among the Tombstones” could have been titled “Who Is Killing the Drug Dealers’ Wives of Brooklyn?”

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Family Film Guide: 'The Maze Runner'

“The Maze Runner,” based on the popular James Dashner novel, is suitable for tweens and older moviegoers.

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PEOPLE: Zachary Quinto, Mac Miller, Karen Meyers and more!

Zachary Quinto won’t be part of the “Heroes Reborn” miniseries on NBC next year.

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 BARONS: Mike Rock, Zack Furness, Corey Cameron, Nick De Angelo and Jon Barker.

Preview: BARONS has long legacy behind it

BARONS releases debut record with show at Commonwealth Press.

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 Makenzie Vega stars in "The Assault."

Preview: Lifetime movie draws plot from Steubenville rape case

The 2012 high school rape of a teen in Steubenville inspires a new Lifetime movie, "The Assault."

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 Maria Sensi Sellner, artistic director and conductor Resonance Works / Pittsburgh.

Preview: Resonance Works: A multi-modal company

Resonance Works | Pittsburgh, led by artistic director Maria Sensi Sellner, opens first full season with Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love.“

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New to DVD this week

“Godzilla” and “The Fault in Our Stars” hits store shelves.

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 Conservator Rikke Foulke displays the various damage marks on an early portrait of Pittsburgh’s first city controller, Henry Lambert, at Heinz History Center’s new conservation center. This portrait of Mr. Lambert, by Albert Lauck Dalbey, was painted in 1865.

History center helps Pittsburghers preserve heirlooms

Pittsburghers never move and rarely — if ever — throw anything away, the president of Heinz History Center observed Wednesday.

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 Synth-pop artist Ennui (aka Jim Doutrich).

Local Scene in music: Ennui glows on 'Telepathic'

New music from Pittsburgh synthwave artist Ennui.

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 Singer-guitarist Justin Townes Earle.

The Hot List of events for the coming week

Highland Games, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and ’Dixie’ around town this weekend.

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Authors meet in Oakmont Carnegie Library

A new writer’s guild is helping authors tap into the personal experience of journaling to benefit their work.

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 Justin Fabus

Pittsburgh band's song makes it to jukeboxes

The Justin Fabus Band was among 209 groups selected from thousands in a contest to identify breakout bands.

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 Biennial curator Adam Welch, shown here in 2008 with his work "Self portrait as an equation (fractioned/askew)," when he was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Curator Adam Welch talks about the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial

The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, twice as big as the last one, continues to roll out thoughtfully conceived component exhibitions.

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 Jim Krenn.

Former longtime WDVE host Jim Krenn returns to radio for weekly KDKA morning gig

Mr. Krenn, last heard on local airwaves in December 2011, joins the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway from 8 to 9 a.m.

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 Willie Nelson plays "Still is Still Moving to Me," at the Benedum Center.

Concert review: Willie Nelson proves more than advertised

Sometimes legends disappoint you. Other times they are everything they are advertised to be, and more. That was Willie Nelson Tuesday night.

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 Terrance Hayes: "This is so overwhelming I can’t say what will come of it."

Pittsburgh poet Terrance Hayes named MacArthur Fellow

The University of Pittsburgh professor, who also holds a master’s from Pitt, won a National Book Award in 2010. “I’m dumbfounded,” he said.

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TV review: 'Mysteries of Laura' a bland dramedy

The lightweight “Mysteries of Laura” may prove enjoyable to some, but not true mystery lovers.

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 A still from "Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum," part 4 of The Invisible Photograph.

Art Notes: Invisible Photograph, Biennial, plan weekend events

The Invisible Photograph Part 4 debuts at Carnegie Museum of Art and a reception set for another component of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

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 Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson in "Red Band Society."

TV review: Fox's 'Red Band Box' lacks edginess

Fox takes a page from “The Fault in Our Stars” for a teen drama about patients in a hospital pediatric ward.

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 Gregg Gillis, the electronic music artist known as Girl Talk, will perform at Stage AE on New Year's Eve.

Girl Talk to ring in new year at Stage AE

Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Friday at all Ticketmaster locations.

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People: Robin Thicke, Rihanna, Eva Mendes and more!

Robin Thicke claims he was drunk and high on Vicodin during most of his interviews promoting the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”

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Spaghetti Breakfast Friday

Pasta for breakfast? Time for the annual Spaghetti Breakfast, Friday at Heinz Hall Garden Plaza

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 The Mind Cure Records release of The Bats' live show in May 1984, featuring the not-yet-famous author Michael Chabon on vocals.

Author Michael Chabon's 1984 Pittsburgh punk rock performance released by Mind Cure

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a Pitt grad, sang with The Bats, briefly. One show is part of a local label’s archival releases.

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Book reviews: 'The Tree House That Jack Built,' 'Mighty Dads' and more

With the dog days of summer behind us, it’s time for shorter days, cooler temperatures, and new books.

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 Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz and Rachel Delphia, Carnegie Museum of Art curator of decorative arts and design, stand under his work "The Piano," which hangs in the museum's Hall of Architecture. The exhibition is titled "Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again."

Chilean artist's work compels museumgoers at the Carnegie to 'Look Again'

To truly appreciate Sebastian Errazuriz’s “The Piano,” you need to stand beneath it in the Hall of Architecture at Carnegie Museum of Art.

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 PBS's "Sesame Street" premiered its 45th anniversary season Monday.

'Sesame Street' turns 45, expands

This season PBS’s stalwart “Sesame Street” is brought to you by the numbers 4 and 5 as it celebrates its 45th year on the air.

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Carnegie Library opens poetry series

Toi Derricotte, Vanessa German kick off a new poetry reading series at the Oakland branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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People: Miss America, Daniele Watts, Lauren Morelli, 'SNL'

Miss New York is Miss America again, actress Daniele Watts handcuffed in LA, new cast member on “Saturday Night Live.”

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 The Southern Leopard Frog.

Let's talk about: Biology and art

Richard Pell’s disturbing photos on display at Pittsburgh Filmmakers of animals involved in biologic testing show mix of biology and art.

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 Morgan Fairchild

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Morgan Fairchild

Actress Morgan Fairchild is a self-proclaimed science nerd who is just happy to be a working actress.

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Dance Review: Dance legend's moving story enthralls audience

Kelly Strayhorn Theater kicked off its 100th anniversary with a season opener that featured Carmen de Lavallade in the story of her life.

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'Imitation Game' wins Toronto prize

Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” takes People’s Choice Award at the just-concluded Toronto International Film Festival.

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  In this Oct. 30, 1986 file photo, talk show host Joan Rivers, right, talks with guest, first lady Nancy Reagan, during her appearance on "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers," on Fox TV. There has been no progress in adding women or minorities to the ranks of late-night network talk shows since Rivers held the job on Fox 30 years ago.

Men only: Kathy Griffin's guide to late-night TV

Nearly three decades after Joan. Rivers’ brief run on Fox, the late-night network landscape remains entirely male.

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 Sean Madigan Hoen.

Book reviews: Two new books play on songs of the Rust Belt

Authors Ed Davis and Sean Madigan Hoen explore changing musical fortunes in a novel and an autobiography.

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 Andy Reamer, a member of the White Tie Group, a jazz ensemble made up of symphony musicians, plays the drums during a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "happy hour" in May in the lobby of Heinz Hall.

No death knell: Pittsburgh symphony and opera strive to attract newcomers

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera are staying afloat in a continuously challenging financial climate.

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The state of Pittsburgh's smaller musical organizations

Small classical music group face tough financial challenges and may lack the deep-pocketed donors and brand names of the bigger groups.

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TV Q&A: Station defends coverage in weather emergencies

Questions answered about severe weather cut-ins, the whereabouts of a WTAE personality and the timing of the “Deadliest Catch” aftershow.

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 Ed Piskor, author of "Hip Hop" books

'Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2': Cartoonist Ed Piskor continues his quest for the perfect beat

Ed Piskor, straight out of Munhall, develops characters he introduced from the early days of hip-hop.

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 Signature Theatre in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Va., decorates the walk way for its acclaimed production of “Sunday in the Park With George,” directed by CMU grad Matthew Gardiner, the theater’s associate artistic director.

A Signature 'Sunday' worth a trip to Arlington, Va.

The Village at Shirlington has experienced a renaissance since the mid-2000s, including the award-winning Signature Theatre.

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 Actress Brynn O'Malley took custody of her onstage baby from Pittsburgh CLO's 2009 production of "Into the Woods" and, with co-star Hunter Foster, launched a theater legend named Twan Baker.

Prop baby goes from CLO to Broadway

From humble Pittsburgh CLO roots, the legend of Twan Baker continues to grow on stages from Kansas City to Broadway.

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