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 PICT Classic Theatre's "Educating Rita" opens Thursday at Charity Randall Theatre in Oakland. The play by Willy Russell stars Karen Baum as Rita and Martin Giles as Frank.
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PICT Classic Theatre's "Educating Rita" opens Thursday at Charity Randall Theatre in Oakland. The play by Willy Russell stars Karen Baum as Rita and Martin Giles as Frank.

Stage preview: 'Educating Rita' a lesson in frugality

The play starring Martin Giles and Karen Baum takes the place of the more populous “Saint Joan” on PICT’s schedule.


 Robert Redford, left, stars as Bill Bryson and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz in the lightweight comedy "Walk in the Woods."

Movie review: Redford, Nolte make 'Walk in the Woods' worthwhile

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte embark on “A Walk in the Woods,” which takes them onto the Appalachian Trail in an ambitious comic adventure.



 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers Luca Sbrizzi and Alexandra Kochis perform at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park as part of the Chicago Dancing Festival's culminating event, "Dancing Under the Stars," last Saturday night.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre gets on the grid in Chicago

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre brings Mark Morris’ “Sandpaper Ballet” to the Chicago Dancing Festival.



Festival selects local documentary on autism

A movie about the effect of autism on an Upper St. Clair family will be part of a California film festival.


Movies »


Obituary: Wes Craven / ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ director

The versatile filmmaker also wrote and produced features, directed for television and wrote novels.



Movie preview: Greta Gerwig uses storytelling to express human experience

Actress and co-writer Greta Gerwig blends 1980s sensibilities with screwball comedy for “Mistress America,” set in contemporary New York.


 

Music »


'Voice' veterans sing to aid breast cancer research

Mia Z and Luke Wade team up to make music to help find a breast cancer cure and will perform tonight at Pittsburgh Winery.



Dick Simmons to step down as Pittsburgh Symphony's board chairman

Mr. Simmons’ individual philanthropy has helped the symphony weather the weak economy and its difficult financial circumstances.


 
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25th New Works Festival draws plays from all over

The city’s festival of new plays brings together writers worldwide with local theater companies to produce a dozen world premieres.



Man instrumental to bringing rubber duck to Pittsburgh leaves Cultural Trust

Paul Organisak, 53, vice president of programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, resigns to rest and recharge


 

Netflix picks up 'Neighborhood'

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” episodes are now available on Netflix.



TV Q&A: 'Resurrection,' 'Mad Men' and more

Questions answered about “Resurrection,” a “Mad Men” finale stunt and Penn Jillette’s appearance on “Jeopardy!”


 


Breakfast With


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin plays a naval officer in TNT’s “The Last Ship.” In real life, he is a political conservative in a sea of Hollywood liberals.



Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Lea Delaria

She has a huge fan base playing Big Boo on “Orange Is the New Black,” but Lea DeLaria’s longtime supporters know she can do much more.


 

Art & Architecture


Art notes: Edinboro art professor in Banksy's 'Dismaland'

Two sculptures by Edinboro University art faculty member Dietrich Wegner are included in Banksy’s “Dismaland Bemusement Park” in Britain.



Children's Museum of Pittsburgh receives grants

With money from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Chevron, the Children's Museum will start maker spaces in West Virginia.


 

Gaming Plus


Games: Get set for ‘Star Wars' to enter the Disney Infinity galaxy

Disney feels the pressure as the 3.0 version of the popular video game series is released to fans.



Game review: ‘Rare Replay’ a piece of gaming history

The Xbox One exclusive “Rare Replay” is an unrivaled compilation of classics from an iconic studio on the occasion of its 30th birthday.