Arts & Entertainment


 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.

about 13 hours ago


 Makenzie Vega stars in "The Assault."

Preview: Movie draws plot from Steubenville rape case

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

about 13 hours ago


 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.“

about 13 hours ago


 Godzilla.

New to DVD this week

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

about 13 hours ago


 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 Pittsbughers preserve heirlooms

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

about 13 hours ago


 Synth-pop artist Ennui (aka Jim Doutrich).

Local Scene in music: Ennui glows on 'Telepathic'

New music from Pittsburgh synthwave artist Ennui.

about 13 hours ago


 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.

about 13 hours ago


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.

about 13 hours ago


 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.

about 13 hours ago


 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.

1 day ago


 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.

about 15 hours ago


 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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


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.”

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

2 days ago


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.”

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

3 days ago


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.

3 days ago


'Imitation Game' wins Toronto prize

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

3 days ago


  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.

3 days ago


 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.

3 days ago


 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.

4 days ago


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.

4 days ago


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.

4 days ago


 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.

4 days ago


 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.

4 days ago


Fall TV preview: When do your TV favorites return?

Wonder when your TV favorites will be back? Here are their return dates:

4 days ago


 Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder."

TV fall season's best and worst bets

There’s nothing new this fall that’s as egregious as last fall’s Fox clunker, “Dads.”

4 days ago


 Tea Leoni stars as a U.S. secretary of state in "Madam Secretary," premiering on CBS.

Fall preview: The new TV season reveals small gems among mediocre fare

A few worthwhile shows and a greater emphasis on diversity make the start of the 2014-15 TV season better than past fall seasons.

4 days ago


 "Some of what he writes about recalls Winston Churchill’s comment, 'History will be kind to me because I intend to write it.' "

'World Order': Henry Kissinger surveys the globe (somewhat selectively)

Used to looking at the grand scheme of things, Kissinger grasps global shifts well, but shows blind spots on Africa and Latin America.

4 days ago


 Diana Bretherick, author of "City of Devils"

'City of Devils': In the shadows of Turin, a compelling 19th-century mystery

Diana Bretherick shows that the catacombs of the Vatican have nothing on Turin’s eerie, winding roads.

4 days ago


 Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at Consol Energy Center.

Black Keys, Cage the Elephant make for hard-hitting bill at Consol

It wasn't until 13 songs in at Consol Energy Center that they introduced the new material with "Gotta Get Away."

4 days ago


 Pittsburgh radio legend and WJAS-AM morning host Jack Bogut in the WJAS-AM studios in Green Tree in 2000. Many listeners last month were dismayed when WJAS 1320-AM ditched its long-standing format featuring standard music and a warm talk-host lineup, including local icons Mr. Bogut and Bill Cardille.

Format change at WJAS-AM leaves longtime listeners bereft

Once the radio home of standards and gentle hosts, WJAS has been turned into syndicated conservative talk, leaving loyal listeners livid.

4 days ago


2Do this week, Sept. 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO’s Music for the Spirit, Music at Rodef Shalom, “Dangerous Beauty” at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at CMU and more

4 days ago


 Joy Borelli-Edwards,left, owner of Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville,  with curator Vicky A. Clark in the new 500-square foot gallery.

Gallery in Lawrenceville showcases emerging artists

Vicky Clark brings curatorial eye to be², a gallery within Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville. Its first show opens tonight.

5 days ago


  Leechburg's Chet Welch stars in the debut of Great American Country's new series 'Farm Queens.'

Reality Check: Raising beauty queens down on the farm

They’re raising cattle and “Farm Queens” in Leechburg.

5 days ago


Movie review: Assaultive ‘No Good Deed’ comes out at wrong time

In “No Good Deed,” Idris Elba savagely menaces Taraji P. Henson.

5 days ago


Cecily Strong out as 'Weekend Update' co-anchor on 'SNL,' replaced by Michael Che

Michael Che has replaced Cecily Strong as “Weekend Update” co-anchor on “Saturday Night Live.”

5 days ago


Design Center names CEO

Chris Koch becomes CEO of the Design Center, a Downtown nonprofit that encourages good design and planning of the built environment.

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