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 Workers polish the copper roof of The Rotunda at the University of Virginia in preparation for painting at the school in Charlottesville. The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 1822 to 1826, is the focus of a $52 million renovation.
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Workers polish the copper roof of The Rotunda at the University of Virginia in preparation for painting at the school in Charlottesville. The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 1822 to 1826, is the focus of a $52 million renovation.

University of Virginia Rotunda being rebuilt inside and out

Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia icon in the middle of a $53 million face-lift.


2Do this week, Aug. 2-9: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Start off the week with a free concert featuring the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra by the fountain at Highland Park.



Three Rivers Arts Festival director to leave Cultural Trust

Veronica Corpuz, who oversaw the Three Rivers Arts Festival for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is stepping down.


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HBO will air Paris concert and documentary on U2 world tour

The Paris stop on U2’s current Innocence + Experience tour will air Nov. 14 on HBO, the premium cable network announced late last week.



Aspen Music Festival in talks with PSO about playing concerts in 2016

The Pittsburgh Symphony is in discussions with the Aspen Music Festival about the possibility of performing at the Colorado festival.


 
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    Stage reviews: A beloved musical and a Shakespeare comedy prove to be a comely pairing at Stratford

    A Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and a bawdy Shakespeare comedy are not such an odd couple when you get to the heart of the matter.



    Stage preview: Billy Porter comes home as star of 'Kinky Boots'

    Tony- and Grammy Award-winning performer Billy Porter steps off Broadway to play his iconic role for friends and family in Pittsburgh.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Julie Newmar

    She is the original Catwoman and at 81, Julie Newmar is staying spiritual, positive and online.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Dania Ramirez

    Born in the Dominican Republic, the actress came to the U.S. and followed her own path to her acting career and “Devious Maids.”


     

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    McKees Rocks 'feastival' to serve up plenty of food, music, art

    The idea for the event is to build on established traditions in McKees Rocks, such as music and ethnic foods.



    A female lens focuses on the Middle East in 'She Who Tells a Story'

    A Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition of 12 women’s photography reveals inner lives of Middle Eastern people often stereotyped in the West.


     

    Gaming Plus


    Game review: 'Rocket League' from Psyonix features cars with a kick.

    The exciting new video game for PC and PS4 puts the game of soccer on wheels.



    Game review: 'Arkham Knight' a superb adventure for Batman

    The latest “Arkham” video game is a perfect sendoff for a groundbreaking series.