Arts & Entertainment


 Rainer Honeck, the brother of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck, played Britten's Violin Concerto  during the weekend concerts.

Concert review: A Honeck flavored program

Manfred Honeck was joined by his brother, Rainer, concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, for Friday night’s Pittsburgh Symphony concert.

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 Morning anchor Jennifer Antkowiak tears up as meteorologist Dennis Bowman goes through his last morning telecast on KDKA-TV Friday.

That's a wrap for weatherman Dennis Bowman

April showers usher out KDKA-TV retiring meteorologist Dennis Bowman.

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 Mia Zanotti was eliminated on Tuesday's results show of "The Voice."

Reality check: Kiski student knocked off ‘Voice'

Local singer Mia Zanotti out on “The Voice,” says she has no regrets.

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 Kevin James returns in the sequel "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2."

Movie review: Even kids won't laugh at 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'

Kevin James tries hard in the sequel “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” but he can’t buy a giggle.

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 Sharon Washington and Kevin R. Free in "Dot" at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Lexington, Ky.

Stage reviews: Humana Festival plays reflect news headlines

Humana Festival of New American Plays explores Midwestern housewives gone wild, coping with aging parents and gay subplots galore.

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Russia bans "Child 44" movie

Russia has banned the showing of the new movie “Child 44,” which is set in Stalinist Russia.

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‘Suge’ Knight to stand trial

Marion “Suge” Knight has been ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

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 Gennadiy Mokhnenko is subject of movie "Crococile Gennadiy."

Pittsburgh filmmakers dodge death in making documentary in Ukraine

“Crocodile Gennadiy,“ a vivid portrait of a Ukrainian pastor from the director and producer of ”Blood Brother,“ premieres at Tribeca.

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 Jonah Hill as "Mike Finkel" and James Franco as "Christian Longo" in "True Story."

Movie review: 'True Story' produces chilling real life tale of murder

“True Story,” starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, was inspired by a disgraced reporter and a man accused of killing his wife and children.

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 Even with the change, Verizon's bundle option won't disappear completely.

Want a custom cable package? Verizon will have you covered

Starting Sunday, FiOS Custom TV will allow customers to choose the channels they want and eliminate others.

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 Pine-Richland High School's production of "Pippin."

Kelly Critic Review: 'Pippin,' Pine Richland High School

“Pippin” ran March 12-21.

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 Frederic Rzewski.

Music notes: Noted pianist Frederic Rzewski to play at Wholey's on Saturday

The renowned composer and pianist will give a free recital at Wholey’s Fish Market, where one of his sons works, at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'Footloose,' North Hills High School

“Footloose” ran March 19-28.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'Cinderella,' Pittsburgh Brashear High School

“Cinderella” ran March 19-22

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Concert preview: Duo night at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell headlines concert this weekend, with father-son act John and Gerald Clayton.

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 Shelley Hennig stars as Blaire in "Unfriended."

Movie review: 'Unfriended' quickly transforms into typical teen horror flick

Living and dying by — and on — the Internet have grave, ghostly consequences for a half-dozen teens in the horror flick “Unfriended.”

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 Neil deGrasse Tyson on the set of his new talk show series “StarTalk.”

Tuned In: 'StarTalk' not so far out of this world

National Geographic Channel enters the late-night talk show game with Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk.”

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Cybertainment: Website pays homage to Billie Holiday

New website celebrates a century of Billie Holiday. “What Lives Inside” explores a father-son relationship, loss and healing.

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 Monkeys on Castle Rock in the Disneynature film "Monkey Kingdom."

Movie review: 'Monkey Kingdom' reveals a revolution in cuteness

Hey, hey, they’re the monkeys and they could not be cuter if they tried in the new Disney nature documentary timed for Earth Day.

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 Roxy MtJoy and Bob Rak are new directors of the Little Lake Theatre.

Venerable Little Lake Theatre in North Strabane gets new leadership

Sunny Disney Fitchett and husband Rob Fitchett are leaving; Roxy MtJoy and Bob Rak will take their place.

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PEOPLE: Suge Knight, Gene Kelly, Britt McHenry and more!

Rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

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Artist promotes her Monongahela 'hometown'

Tammy Sprinkle says the Mon Valley town offers outdoor concerts, antique stores, artists’ shops and “tons of history.”

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Upper St. Clair display to offer taste of art — and chocolate

The 4th Annual Arts & Chocolate Spectacular is a free event that will feature students’ artwork, chocolate and local dancers and performers.

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 Greggory Brandt.

New Saint Vincent theater director has Broadway background

In his new role, Greggory Brandt hopes to make the summer theater known outside of the area and attract more families and young people.

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 Crosley Ramones Turntable for Record Store Day.

Record Store Day brings a bounty of special edition releases

Pittsburgh-area indie stories gear up for national holiday for vinyl junkies.

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 Rendering of exterior of new annex building at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Strip District campus. The company expects to break ground on the project this summer.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre plans $20 million campaign for expansion, endowment

The expansion is expected to generate a 40 percent increase in enrollment in the next three-plus years.

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 Pontus Lidberg Dance members will perform  "Snow," at Byham Theater as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council's 2014-15 season.

Dance preview: Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg has a universe to create at the Byham

Pontus Lidberg Dance makes its Pittsburgh debut on Saturday.

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 Lou Reed performs at the 2009 Lollapalooza music festival, in Chicago.  The punk-poet, rock legend, who died in 2013, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act this weekend.

Cleveland rocks for Hall of Fame induction

Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ringo Starr are among the 2015 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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 Ze'ev Revah is Yehezkel and Levana Finkelshtein is Levana in "The Farewell Party."

JFilm Fest: Week one

JFilm Festival, formerly the Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival, opens with a variety of characters and themes.

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 Meeting of Important People's "All Rode Off Together.”

Pittsburgh band celebrates RSD with hopeful new single

Meeting of Important People will give away new song at Warhol show.

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 Mark Staley as Kurt, left, and  Helena Ruoti, as Alice in the Kinectic Theatre production of "Dance of Dealth."

Preview: Expect verbal fireworks from Kinetic's 'Dance of Death'

Andrew Paul returns with a new adaptation of an August Strindberg

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 Teagle F. Bougere as Othello (front) and Jeremy Kushnier as Iago in the Pittsburgh Public Theater production of "Othello."

Preview: Musical theater veteran Jeremy Kushnier takes a spin as Iago in PPT's 'Othello'

The Public’s Iago is the original Ren in Broadway’s “Footloose” and a veteran of “Jersey Boys” and “Rent.”

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 Noah Wiseman in "The Babadook."

New to DVD this week

“Big Eyes” “The Babadook” and “The Boy Next Door” hit store shelves.

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Local Scene in music: Jon Rinaldo, Braddock Brothers

Former promoter Jon Rinaldo back on scene as a talent agent. Braddock Brothers at Stage AE on Saturday.

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 Art Garfunkel will perform Friday night at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland..

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend, April 16-19

The Honeck brothers, Art Garfunkel and Guster hit town.  Barry Williams appears at the Westmoreland County Home Show.

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Book review: Seasons, presidents and even bullying are handled in these volumes of verse

April is National Poetry Month and a great time of year to page through a book of poems or try a novel in verse.

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 The CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi as host of Q, an internationally syndicated CBC Radio music and arts program, in October 2014.

Report slams Canadian Broadcasting Corp. for failing to halt abuse by radio host Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi, former host of Q, is facing eight criminal charges, including seven charges of sexual assault and one of choking.

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 Robert Fairchild, center, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen star in "An American in Paris" on Broadway.  Pittsburgh CLO's Van Kaplan is a lead producer for the show, based on the 1951 movies that won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Behind the scenes of Broadway's 'An American in Paris'

Pittsburgh CLO executive producer Van Kaplan is a lead producer on the new musical, which also features several local actors.

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 Promoter Rich Engler walks the field  at Highmark Stadium this afternoon.

Highmark Stadium getting into outdoor concert game

The first concert will be Steve Miller with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on June 14.

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Dave Bondy leaving WPXI for anchor job in Michigan

Mr. Bondy joined WPXI-TV in February 2010.

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 Primus frontman Les Claypool performs with the band Nov. 8 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.

‘Chocolate Factory’ tour is Primus at its imaginative best

Frontman Les Claypool has said he was obsessed with the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” which was came out when he was 7

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TV reality series looking for Yinzers

Veteran reality TV producers are seeking a Pittsburgh family for a TV series “that defines what it means to be a Yinzer.”

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 Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in "An American in Paris."

Stage review: 'An American in Paris' is gorgeously staged and danced

The new Broadway musical of a beloved movie with Pittsburgh roots melds ballet and musical theater with innovative staging.

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 Jerome Holder, left, and Jonathan Pryce baking in "Dough."

'Dough' actor Jonathan Pryce drawn by its message

Mr. Pryce seems to be working nonstop, and one of his latest projects, the dramedy “Dough,” will get two chances to rise at JFilm fest.

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 Tabla player Samir Chatterjee of Silk Sound.

Silk Sound ensemble creates a cultural melange

Silk Sound’s “Sun Gate” merges Eastern and Western musical styles.

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  "love is hard work," 1985, in the exhibition, "Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent," at The Andy Warhol Museum.

Art notes: Corita Kent show closes with talk

Georgetown professor Ori Soltes will talk about “Corita Kent in Her Contexts: Art, Craft, Politics and Society” this weekend at The Warhol.

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Music notes: Jewish Music Festival suspends programs

News from Pittsburgh’s music scene, including the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Pittsburgh Symphony and Children’s Festival Chorus.

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 Leading producer Van Kaplan meets the press as “An American in Paris” officially opens at Broadway’s Palace Theatre on April 12.

Q&A with Pittsburgh CLO's Van Kaplan, lead producer on Broadway's 'An American in Paris'

The benefits of the CLO’s Broadway affiliations: “The more we are connected to the industry, the more opportunities that are given to us.”

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People: Chris Harrison, Rita Wilson, Billy Joel, Big Bird

Chris Harrison to host “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” this fall, but will still oversee run for the roses on “The Bachelor” franchise

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 Mark Conway Thompson, left, and James FitzGerald both portray the central character of Senhor Jose in Quantum Theatre's production of "All the Names."

Stage review: Quantum maps a mesmerizing, mysterious journey in 'All the Names'

“All the Names” is classic Quantum — unconventional place, staging and script, plus a bemused audience.

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