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 Actress Mayim Bialik
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Actress Mayim Bialik

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Mayim Bialik

She doesn't just play a neuroscientist on TV, Mayim Bialik is one. Now she’ll be starring in a holiday Lifetime movie.

 In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved animated tale "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Kristen Bell will host a special holiday retrospective, "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown."

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ turns 50

Executive producer Lee Mendelson remembers the production potholes in making the first Peanuts TV special.

 Chef Keith Fuller poses for a photo with Star Wars art at his restaurant Root 174 in Regent Square.

Fans, box offices gear up for seventh 'Star Wars'

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” which opens Dec. 18 is poised to shatter records and leave moviegoers oh so happy — they hope.

 Aidan Levy's"Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed"

Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for rock music lovers

New packages are artists such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Lou Reed.

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2Do this week, Nov. 29-Dec. 6: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Former PSO concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley will give a recital with pianist Orion Weiss on Monday at Carnegie Music Hall.

Saturday Diary: Barry Manilow put a song in my heart

I like all kinds of music. All the cool stuff. Barry Manilow is the real deal, after all these years.



This image released by Columbia Pictures shows, from left, Will Smith, Dr. Bennet Omalu and director Peter Landesman on the set of the film, "Concussion."
The film in which Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu features a story with deep Pittsburgh roots.

"Concussion," which opens on Christmas Day, was filmed at various locations around Pittsburgh. Explore the story of the movie, Steelers center Mike Webster and more right here.


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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 'Nutcracker' to include new tree, fresh surprises

It’s become a tradition of sorts for artistic director Terrence Orr to freshen up his Pittsburgh-flavored “Nutcracker” from year to year.

Stage review: Quantum gets quirky with 'Chickens in the Yard'

The play touches down in Lawrenceville with themes of acceptance and family, as it inaugurates the theater company’s New Voices program.


TV Q&A: What’s the availability of Spanish-language channels in Pittsburgh?

Questions answered regarding Steelers mania on local news outlets, “Fuller House” and “What Not to Wear.”

Reality check: Baldwin man competes in truTV's 'Santas in the Barn'

John Scarpino of Baldwin Boro will climb up chimneys and wrap gifts with other would-be Kris Kringles in a new reality show.


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Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Michael B. Jordan

Actor Michael B. Jordan comes out swinging in the Rocky spin-off, “Creed.”  He took a year to build up mind, body and spirit for the role.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Christie Brinkley

Supermodel Christie Brinkley will age eventually, but in the meantime, her new book is filled with tips to stall it.


Art & Architecture

Public art opportunities available for six Pittsburgh-area communities

Foundations grant will spur temporary ’placemaking’ art works.



PEOPLE: Adele, John Stamos, Albie Hecht and more!

Adele “25” sets first-week sales record, besting ’N Sync’s “No Strings Attached” album from 2000.

PEOPLE: Adele, Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara and more!

In three days, Adele’s new album has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the United States.


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Video game review: 'Fallout 4' falls short on player experience

Played on the new generation PS4, the latest game in the popular franchise fails to improve on its success.