Arts & Entertainment


 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.

about 14 hours ago


 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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 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.

about 15 hours ago


 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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 "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.

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 "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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 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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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 ...

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 "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.

2 days ago


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

2 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

2 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.”

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 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 days ago


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

Movie reviews from a family perspective.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

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 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.

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 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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 Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle in the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper."

New on DVD: 'American Sniper' and 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

"American Sniper" tells the straightforward tale of Chris Kyle; "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" can’t drum up the few laughs the original did.

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 Zac Brown and the rest of the Zac Brown Band will perform at First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Hot List of events for the weekend of May 21

Heritage Players stages “To Kill a Mockingbird,” All Time Low plays at Stage AE, Sandcastle opens, and more.

4 days ago


 PyroFest fireworks.

Join the crowd: Summer festival schedule heats up in Pittsburgh

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Regatta, Vintage Grand Prix and Pittsburgh Pride highlight the summer festivals.

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 Wiz Khalifa will return to his hometown for a show on July 2 at First Niagara Pavilion.

Summer of sound: Concerts load season with old faves, breaking acts

The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and One Direction are the major concerts in Pittsburgh this summer.

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 Billy Porter as Lola in "Kinky Boots."

On local stages: Cool off with these theater productions

The theatrical event of the summer promises to be Billy Porter in "Kinky Boots" at the Benedum.

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 Jenny Lewis will perform at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown, on June 5.

Music in the parks: Free concerts a treat for the ears and the wallet

Nothing beats free, and there's a lot to like here for free summer concerts.

4 days ago


 Paul Rudd suits up as a Marvel superhero, portraying Scott Lang in "Ant-Man."

Movie madness: A blockbuster (or two) every week

A quick look at the summer movies set to dominate the box office.

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 McFarland, USA, is one of the movies that will be shown in the parks this summer.

Free movies: Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park

Free movies from Citiparks are screened in the great outdoors.

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 Opera Theater SummerFest will feature "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs," Wallace DePue's operetta version of the classic children's story.

Musical fusion: Pittsburgh's classical lineup

A new series from Shadyside Presbyterian Church and barbecues cooked up by the PSO highlight Pittsburgh's summer classical lineup.

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 Philip Pearlstein's "Contemplation," 1948, is part of "Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York" at The Andy Warhol Museum.

New wave of art: Exhibits will feed fans

Summer brings Warhol and Pearlstein to The Warhol, Middle Eastern images to The Carnegie, and new installations to the Mattress Factory.

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 The oldest jeep remaining, a BRC-60 model made by the Bantam American Motor Co. in Butler in 1940, is one of the exhibits of "We Can Do It! WWII" at the Heinz History Center.

Stay-cation days: Summer fun close to home

Summer adventures are closer than you think at local museums and cultural institutions.

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 Texture Contemporary Ballet dancers Alexandra Tiso and Alan Obuzor will perform "Strength & Grace," July 16-19 at the New Hazlett Theater.

Ballet to breakdance: Pittsburgh's dance scene

Pittsburgh's dance scene has plenty of options this summer for the performing arts lover in us all.

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 Taylor Swift steps out at Heinz Field on June 6.

The 10 best summer concerts (that didn't happen yet)

Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift top the list of the city's hottest shows.

4 days ago


 Betsy Burleigh

Mendelssohn Choir's Burleigh to resign

Her decision reflects the choir’s new model of producing more of its own concerts.

4 days ago


 Sanford Barnes with his sons Nathan, 16, left, Seth, 10, and Isaiah, 14, on the porch of their house in Braddock. The family will be part of  'The Saints Tour: Braddock" by Bricolage.

A tour of Braddock will discover compassionate and talented performers

The immersive bus and walking tour takes visitors on a quest to reveal saints among local artists and performers.

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