Arts & Entertainment

 Ira Glass.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Ira Glass

The host of public radio’s “This American Life,” Ira Glass talks a bit about his own life and career.

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 Filmmaker Ken Burns

Ken Burns’ cancer film highlights Pittsburgh research

Pittsburgh breakthroughs are highlighted in Ken Burns’ “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” to air today through Wednesday.

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 "The Dovekeepers," a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, starring Cote de Pablo, will air Tuesday and Wednesday on CBS.

TV: Three Bible-based programs premiere during Holy Week

Three new Bible-inspired TV programs air over the next week: “Killing Jesus,” “The Dovekeepers” and “A.D.: The Bible Continues.”

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 Members of Union Tanguera perform "Nuit Blanche."

Dance review: Union Tanguera heats up Byham Theater with fancy footwoork

The Argentinian-French tango company brought its show “Nuit Blanche” here as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council’s 2014-15 season.

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 "Beatitudes Wall," created for the Vatican Exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, in the exhibition "Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" at The Warhol.

'Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent' dazzles at The Warhol

A shining mix of spiritual and secular from a Catholic nun who embodied the 1960s, this retrospective sings with her convictions.

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 Steve Berry, author of "The Patriot Threat."

'The Patriot Threat': Andrew Mellon puts a plot into motion that could destroy America

The 10th book in the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry is a fast-paced and entertaining traditional thriller, with Pittsburgh action.

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 "Cold War Modernists" by Greg Barnhisel.

'Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, & American Cultural Diplomacy': the arsenal of ideas

Duquesne Univ. English professor Greg Barnhisel skillfully shows how modernist art and literature was used to influence the Cold War game.

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 Chuck Kinder, author of "Imagination Motel."

'Imagination Motel': Fiction writer Chuck Kinder goes rogue with poetry

The legendary Pitt teacher’s “Pomes with Many Bags of Buttered Popcorn and Big Pepsis” is a large, dense book, a prose writer’s poetry.

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 William Klein changed fashion photography by posing models in unusual ways and venues. This gelatin silver print is called "Antonia and Mirrors," Paris, 1963.

Christie’s auction will show William T. Hillman’s passion for photography, and proceeds will buy more images for Carnegie Museum of Art.

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 Tyler Scherer.

Stage preview: 'Beauty and Beast' tour brings home Point Park grad

“Beauty and the Beast” comes to Heinz Hall on its national tour with a Pittsburgh native in tow.

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Questions answered about local stations’ digital subchannels, “Under the Dome” and Bible-based TV shows.

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2Do this week, March 29 to April 4: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Arsenal Duo performs Cesar Franck; architect Lorcan O’Herlihy lectures; Hillman Photography Initiative curator Tina Kukielski speaks ...

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 A billboard suggests an announcement will come Tuesday for the Rolling Stones North American tour.

Billboards suggest Rolling Stones tour announcement will come Tuesday

Tuesday is also the announce date for the Three Rivers Arts Festival, while a concert announcement is coming Wednesday from the Warhol.

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Concert review: PSO horn players give concert some needed oomph

The Pittsburgh Symphony concert featured four horns on Schumann’s “Konzertstuck” and the local debut of conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada.

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 Kyle Chandler is the brother who tries to save the Rayburn family on the new Netflix series, "Bloodline."

5 Things We Love Right Now

Get ready for the weekend with these things to check out.

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Dance review: Glue Factory's 'House' delves into the human psyche

This weekend’s “at Once There was a House” at the New Hazlett marks the fifth anniversary season of Corningworks.

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 Westmoreland County's Mia Z sings her way through to the live rounds of NBC's "The Voice."

Reality check: Mia Z continues her roll on 'The Voice'

Kiski Area High School sophomore Mia Zanotti is still knocking ’em out on NBC’s singing competition.

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 Alan Stanford and the Gate Theatre company rehearse the PICT leader's adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice."

Theater notes: PICT's Alan Stanford takes his 'Pride and Prejudice' to Hong Kong

Pittsburgh Playwrights’ “Dinah” is singing the blues through Easter.

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 Oh (Jim Parsons) and Tip (Rihanna) aloft. The animated “Home” is brightly colored, with aliens who look like soft plastic toys come to life.

Movie review: Colorful 'Home' is a pleasant adventure

The title is bland but “Home” delivers colorful aliens and vivid voices based on Adam Rex’s kids’ novel, “The True Meaning of Smekday.”

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 Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in "Get Hard."

Movie review: Odd couple leads buoy 'Get Hard'

In “Get Hard,” Will Ferrell’s entitled millionaire reflexively and wrongly turns to Kevin Hart for advice on how to toughen up for prison.

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 Barry Manilow sings "Could It Be Magic" on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center.

Review: Barry Manilow takes a stroll down memory lane

Opening the night with “It’s a Miracle,” the hits came one after another as the consummate showman showed that at 71, he’s still got it.

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Dance preview: Faith the focus of latest Reed Dance performance

The mixed repertoire program will include collaborations with Pittsburgh CAPA students at Reflections Theater Co-op of New York City.

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 Trumpet player Jon Faddis will play tonight and Saturday night at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild.

Jazz preview: Jon Faddis' group to play Ellington opus and give a history lesson

Trumpeter Jon Faddis and his band look for Ellington’s “Black, Brown and Beige” in the red, white and blue.

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 John Edgar Wideman.

John Edgar Wideman working on Emmett Till book

He will give a public reading at Hill House’s Kaufmann Center today.

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 Erica Rivas as Romina and Diego Gentile as Ariel in the "Till Death Do Us Part" segment of the movie "Wild Tales."

Movie review: 'Wild Tales' just that plus a cathartic jolt

“Wild Tales,” an anthology of six tales from director Damián Szifrón, is wildly well-done and opening today at the Manor Theater.

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 Daniel Zovatto, Maika Monroe, and Lili Sepe in "It Follows."

Movie review: 'It Follows' a stylish horror flick devoid of gore

“It Follows” is the rare horror thriller that prefers to traffic in suspense and dread than in titillating gore.

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Movie review: 'Human Capital' grapples with wealth and status

“Human Capital” is a time-fractured, Italian-language examination of wealth, status, desire and the cost of a life cut short.

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 Keep or Cancel.

Tuned In: It's time for readers to vote on TV shows

The Post-Gazette’s annual Keep or Cancel? poll kicks off, giving viewers the chance to pick which shows they would renew or put to bed.

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 Robert Vogel conducts the Mt. Lebanon High School chamber orchestra during a February performance at Heinz Hall.

Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.

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Wallace church in Green Tree to hold art show

A juried exhibition of Bible-based art will be displayed at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road from April 24 to May 3.

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 Lynda West.

Washington County artist raises, processes her own fiber

Lynda West is owns The Fiber Mill & Studio at Ten Mile Village in Washington County.

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 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.”

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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."

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 From left, Laurie 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.

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 Indie-rock artist Waxahatchee (Katie Crutchfield).

Music notes

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

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 Bill Toms album  "Deep in the Shadows."

Bill Toms finds inspiration down South

Hard Rain releases new album, “Deep in the Shadows.”

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

5 days 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.

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 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

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