Arts & Entertainment


 Curt Wootton, left, Jared Show and Nathan Magill star in "Bigfoot: The Movie," which was filmed here.

Search a local theater to find 'Bigfoot'

Made locally, “Bigfoot: The Movie” is turned loose in Western Pennsylvania this week.

about 4 hours ago


 Bria Walker as the Tour Guide on Bricolage's "Saints Tour."

Stage review: 'Saints Tour' draws visitors into a communion with Braddock

A guide leads a bus and walking “Tour,” melding fact and fiction to find a community’s saints in this Bricolage co-production.

about 4 hours ago


 James FitzGerald, left, Philip Winters, Karen Baum and Daina Michelle Griffith rehearse for PICT Classic Theatre's production of Alan Ayckbourn's " How the Other Half Loves." In the script, the playwright includes specific instructions for set designers.

Stage preview: Two worlds, one set challenges PICT designer

PICT returns to Oakland for an Ayckbourn comedy that features two worlds existing side by side.

about 4 hours ago


 David Toole portrays Jamie and Erin Lindsey Krom is Cathy, a couple who tell their love story from different time perids in Front Porch Theatricals' production of "The Last Five Years."

Stage review: 'The Last Five Years' chronicles a love story from start to finish to start

David Toole and Erin Lindsey Krom are the appealing performers in Front Porch Theatricals’ latest summer musical.

about 4 hours ago


 Rania Matar's "Stephanie, Beirut, Lebanon," 2010, from the artist's series "A Girl and Her Room."

Art notes: Women photographers depict the Middle East

“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers From Iran and the Arab World” opens Saturday at Carnegie Museum of Art with a curator’s talk.

about 4 hours ago


In local Nielsen ratings, 'Dr Oz,' 6 a.m. newscasts dip

KDKA news leads recent sweeps period, but viewership is down across the board for 25-54 demo

about 4 hours ago


WPNT-TV to focus on sports

The former WPMY gets right to the Pointcq with a transition to sports/entertainment programming.

about 4 hours ago


PEOPLE: B.B. King's daughters, Jessica Lange


Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates, but the coroner says

about 4 hours ago


 FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo, actor Liam Neeson poses for photographers during the presentation of the film "Run All Night" in Madrid. Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than Neeson, according to the Nielsen Company's first "N-Scores," released Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin, File)

Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson.

about 8 hours ago


 Tailgaters dance on the North Shore before the 2013 Kenny Chesney concert.

Tailgating hours condensed for Saturday's Kenny Chesney show at Heinz Field

The Heinz Field parking lots will open at 1 p.m,. and the gates for the Big Revival Tour show will open at 4 p.m.

about 15 hours ago


 Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men coming to Stage AE Sept. 16

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 5 for the Icelandic band.

about 16 hours ago


 A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.3 billion deal

The cash and stock deal comes just one month after Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable.

about 22 hours ago


Blade lover: 'Love in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction' by Judd Richter

Novelist Judd Richter explores what happens when humans and robots fall in love.

about 17 hours ago


Blood on the trail: 'Jacksonland: Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab' by Steve Inskeep

We all knew the Trail of Tears was one of the most brutal chapters in American history, but author Steve Inskeep lays out the bloody

about 17 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media instructor Jayla Patton.

Let's talk about art: Animation artist/educator Jayla Patton

A local artist and part of Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Youth Media Program, Jayla Patton found her love of animation as a youth herself.

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 Bill Paxton stars as Sam Houston in "Texas Rising."

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Paxton

The actor plays his distant cousin, legendary Texan Sam Houston, in the epic new mini-series “Texas Rising” on the History Channel.

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 The Zac Brown Band offered a wide-ranging menu, but stepped out with "Homegrown," a song from the chart-topping new album, "Jekyll + Hyde," aimed right at the heart of modern country radio.

Concert Review: Zac Brown Band throws a country music party at the Pavilion

The band covers Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Beatles and more, jumping through genres and jamming through 10-minute songs.

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 Time Warner Center in New York City. A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Report: Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The combined companies could have as many as 23 million customers, just behind Comcast's 27.2 million customers.

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 John Schalcosky, founder of Odd Pittsburgh, and holding a copy of a photo from 1934,  stands in front of the Skinny Building on the corner of Wood and Forbes, Downtown.

Skinny Building mystery — and others — solved by researcher into Pittsburgh oddities

When the renovation of Downtown’s Skinny Building sparked comments about its mysterious origins last week, John Schalcosky went to work.

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 In this Nov. 6, 2003, file photo, Jerry Stiller, left, and his wife Anne Meara pose on the set of "The King of Queens," at Sony Studio in Culver City, Calif. Meara, whose comic work with husband helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

Obituary: Anne Meara / Actress, comedian, wife of Jerry Stiller and mom of Ben

She was a loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress.

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 fireWALL dancers, from left, Cammi Nevarez, Jenna Rae Smith, Glenna Clark, Sara Cohen, Elisa-Marie Alaio.

Young Pittsburgh dance companies striving to succeed

Meet a few of the fledgling companies that are carving out their place in Pittsburgh’s growing dance scene.

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 "Something Rotten!" stars Brian d'Arcy James, center, and Christian Borle.

Broadway reviews: 'Something Rotten!' and 'Gigi' boast plenty of highlights

A Broadway original and a Tony nominee are reviewed by our critics.

3 days ago


 "One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway" by Asne Seierstad.

'One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik': The unthinkable act of political savagery in Norway

Award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad tells the tale of the murder of 77 Norwegians by a troubled loner in 2011.

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 "Early Warning" by Jane Smiley

'Early Warning': The sequel to 'Some Luck' strikes a different tone

Jane Smiley’s chronicle of the Langdon family of Denby, Iowa, has undergone an astonishingly rapid evolution.

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 "The Children's Crusade" by Ann Packer.

'The Children's Crusade' a sublime exploration of one family

Author of the best-selling and award-winning “The Dive From Clausen’s Pier,” Ann Packer is a wonderful portraitist.

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 In March 2002, John Nash, left, and his wife Alicia arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Mr. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday.

John Nash, portrayed in 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in NJ car crash

Mr. Nash, who attended Carnegie Mellon, was killed along with his wife, Alicia, in a crash on Saturday.

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TV Q&A

Questions answered about online streaming vs. cable, how reality show stars cash in and “The Flash.”

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 NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" films its show in Swissvale at the Carrie Furnace on Friday.

Carrie Furnace is steely backdrop for 'American Ninja Warrior' filming

In Pittsburgh, the bright lights of filming the action reality show “American Ninja Warrior” compete with the echoes of history.

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2Do this week, May 24-30: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO presents the final Fiddlesticks family concert of the season, comedian Gary Owen plays the Pittsburgh Improv ...

3 days ago


 "I loved every minute of it," said Alicia Giove of her experience of trying to get a spot on the reality show "Masterchef."

Reality check: 'MasterChef' bypasses Penn Hills teacher

No “MasterChef” apron for local home cook Alicia Giove; a Monaca woman’s story is a ratings winner.

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Jazz Orchestra seeking students for training programs

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs.

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 Kennedi Clements as Madison Bowen reaches out to apparitions that have invaded her family's home in "Poltergeist."

Movie review: 'Poltergeist' remake is silly, not spooky

To call “Poltergeist” laughable is not the same thing as saying it’s bad (although it is that, too). It’s just that it seems less

4 days ago


Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday they will not file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow.

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 The route for the 2015 Open Streets day, May 24, from Market Square, Downtown, to Lawrenceville.

5 things we are loving this week

Dancing in the streets, Everybody loves robots, Babs tells it as it is, Honoring B.B. King  and Fun-raising.

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 Josh Duggar has resigned as executive director of FRC Action.

TLC pulls repeats of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ amid Josh Duggar controversy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — TLC pulled the reality series “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual

4 days ago


 Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts in "Far From The Madding Crowd."

Movie review: 'Madding Crowd' a luscious yet fiery period piece

Thomas Vinterberg creates a sumptuous film remake of Thomas Hardy’s “Far From the Madding Crowd.”

5 days ago


 George Clooney as Frank Walker in "Tomorrowland."

Movie review: Futuristic 'Tomorrowland' provides glimpse of environmental reality

George Clooney turns into a rocket man in “Tomorrowland” alongside Britt Robertson as a smart teen with stars in her eyes and dreams.

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 Sarah Moore places padding along the course during the building of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior'" set, which is on the grounds of the former Carrie Furnace site in Swissvale.

'Ninja Warrior' course beckons at Carrie Furnace

It’s Hollywood on the Mon when “American Ninja Warrior” brings lights, cameras and a lot of action to the Carrie Furnaces site.

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 From left,  Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the PBS remake of "Poldark."

Tuned In: Networks offer variety of shows for summer

Broadcast networks roll out summer series featuring murderous children, astronauts’ wives, animal attacks, comedies and reality shows.

5 days ago


 Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert in 1966  Mandatory credit.

Movie review: 'Lambert & Stamp' documentary highlights men who made The Who

You may not know their names but “Lambert & Stamp” molded musical giants The Who as a new documentary about the managers recalls.

5 days ago


 Caroll Spinney and Kermit Love on the set of a Sesame Street production.

Movie review: 'I Am Big Bird' a charming look at a puppeteer

New documentary is a genial and generous biography of puppeteer Caroll Spinney, the creator of “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird.

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 Josh Francis, Olivia Airhart, Emma Skreppen and Nicole Kurka, all 12th-graders, have a little fun with a Jersey barrier they painted.

Thomas Jefferson High students beautify Jersey barriers with murals

Art students painted concrete barriers to replace those that had been defaced by graffiti.

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 Maggie Gyllenhaal -- The 37-year-old actress says she was turned down for a movie role because she was too old.

PEOPLE: Josh Duggar, Maddie Ziegler, Raven-Symone and more!

As a teen, Josh Duggar of “19 Kids and Counting” fame was investigated for allegedly molesting five girls.

5 days ago


Family Film Guide: 'Far From the Madding Crowd' and 'Tomorrowland'

Movie reviews from a family perspective.

5 days ago


 Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.

5 days ago


 David Letterman ends his final broadcast of the "Late Show" after 33 years in late night television, 6,028 broadcasts, nearly 20,000 total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career Top Ten Lists.

With no tears, David Letterman signs off after 33 years as late-night TV host

The end of “The Late Show with David Letterman” marks the end of an era in late night television.

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 Spectators near the Carnegie Science Center watch fireworks explode over the Ohio River July 4 holiday.

Summer Times 2015: Your official guide to Pittsburgh's festivals, concerts and events

The Post-Gazette has compiled the best bets for entertainment in the Pittsburgh area this season.

6 days ago


 Bill Paxton stars as Sam Houston in "Texas Rising."

TV preview: History tells tale of 'Texas Rising'

After its success with "Hatfields & McCoys" and "The Bible," History again looks to history for its latest miniseries.

6 days ago


 Universal Beat Union -- Eric Steadle, Nancy Steadle and Paul Ferraro -- will celebrate the release of "Super Red Giant" Saturday at Thunderbird Cafe.

Local Scene: Universal Beat Union and Wings for Armor

Local Scene: New releases from Universal Beat Union and Wings for Armor.

6 days ago


 Erin Lindsey Krom and David Toole tell their romance from different perspectives in Front Porch Theatricals production of "The Last Five Years" at New Hazlett Theater.

Stage preview: Front Porch Theatricals recounts 'Last Five Years'

Musical stars David Toole, of Identity X, and Erin Lindsey Krom.

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