Arts & Entertainment

 The various looks of Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings on "The Americans."

Disguises, no limit: How the Russian spies of FX's 'The Americans' change their looks

Wigs, glasses, mustaches and more are used to make the quick changes required of undercover KGB agents on the critically acclaimed TV show.

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 The band Green Day perform during the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.

Green Day, Joan Jett and more show their love for rock 'n' roll at induction ceremony

A night of inspiring speeches and big jams in Cleveland.

about 13 hours ago

 Dorrance Dance will be at Byham Theater in April 2016 as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council's 2015-16 season.

Pittsburgh Dance Council has diverse lineup for 2015-16 season

Next season’s lineup is packed with cultural diversity, a nod to Andy Warhol and the first tap act the Dance Council’s featured in a decade.

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 Pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski performs Saturday at Wholey's in the Strip District.

Rzewski plays Wholey's: The renowned pianist performs his signature composition in the fish emporium

The eminent composer Frederic Rzewski performed his “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” at Wholey’s, where one of his sons works.

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 Karla Boos will speak at Wednesday's "Neighborhood Stories, Well Told" program.

Creative Nonfiction Foundation launches 'Writing Pittsburgh' project, seeking new narratives of the city

The "Writing Pittsburgh" project will open with neighborhoods and technology, publishing three books during the next five years.

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 Paula Hawkins, author of "The Girl on the Train."

'The Girl on the Train': Paula Hawkins' instant best-seller is part mystery, part confessional

“The Girl on the Train” has earned comparisons to “Gone Girl,” but it’s also on par with Patricia Highsmith’s psychological thrillers.

about 14 hours ago

 Toni Morrison, author of "God Help the Child."

'God Help the Child': Toni Morrison's 11th novel revisits themes of 'The Bluest Eye,' her first

Ms. Morrison explores what is learned too late about childhood trauma and how it can live on and reverberate for decades, for generations.

about 14 hours ago

 "Under the Dome" was renewed for a third season by CBS.


Questions answered about “Under the Dome,” failed pilots, “Chicago P.D.” and more.

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 YouTube star Curt Wootton in "Pittsburgh Dad."

YouTube celebrates 10 years

In the last decade, YouTube has changed our culture in many ways, including in Pittsburgh.

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2Do this week, April 19-25: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Musician Madeleine Peyroux, the PSO presents “Celebrate Wilkinsburg,” Friends of the August Wilson Center present “August Wilson’s Women”...

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 It's artichoke season in Rome, says Elizabeeth Minchilli.  The season lasts through May.  Locals eat them deep-fried and braised, or served in lasagna and risotto.

Dine: Two new books illuminate the ways of Italians and Italian regional cuisine

“The Italians” and “Eating Rome”: Two books to better understand Italians and the art of eating like one

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 "Why Not Say What Happened," by Morris Dickstein.

'Why Not Say What Happened': Morris Dickstein's memoir of the New York intellectual life

Mr. Dickstein’s great strength is giving the reader a sense of being in the moment as the culture undergoes change.

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 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 KDKA-TV 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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 Cast of "Return to the Forbidden Planet," Keystone Oaks High School.

Kelly Critic Review: 'Return to the Forbidden Planet,' Keystone Oaks

“Return to the Forbidden Planet” ran March 25-27.

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 The cast of "Mary Poppins," the 2015 spring musical at Northgate High School.

Kelly Critic Review: 'Mary Poppins,' Northgate High School

“Mary Poppins” ran March 21-28.

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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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Kelly Critic Review: 'Chicago,' West Allegheny High School

“Chicago” runs April 10 through April 18.

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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.

2 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.

2 days ago

 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.

3 days ago

 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.

3 days ago

 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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