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 Phat Man Dee will celebrate the release of "Hey Phat Chick!" during have a dual release party with her husband, Tommy Amoeba, at Mr. Smalls Wednesday.

Musical couple promise wild CD release party

Phat Man Dee and Tommy Amoeba get their freak on with a pair of new albums and a release show Wednesday at Mr. Smalls.

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 Scott Bakula stars as special agent Dwayne Pride and CCH Pounder is Dr. Loretta Wade in "NCIS: New Orleans," premiering tonight on CBS.

TV review: 'NCIS: New Orleans' follows formula

CBS returns to the “NCIS” well for another spinoff, this one set in The Big Easy and starring an accent-challenged Scott Bakula.

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'Not Cool' creator had fun filming in Pittsburgh

YouTube sensation Shane Dawson talks about how he got into making videos and the challenges of being overweight as a child.

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Will Smith Football movie needs extras

An untitled Will Smith football movie filming here will hold an open tryout for extras who can play football and appear in late October.

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 Polly Bergen, left, 1963

Obituary: Polly Bergen / Versatile actress, singer

The Emmy winner was best known for her portrayal of Helen Morgan in “Playhouse 90.”

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PEOPLE: Charlo Greene, Rob Marshall, Jack Mook and more!

A former Alaska TV reporter unceremoniously quit her job on the air to become an advocate for a pro-marijuana ballot measure in the state.

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 ABC's "Forever" stars Judd Hirsch as Abe, Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan and Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez.

TV reviews: 3 debuts show mixed results

The new TV season begins with a trio of mixed-bag series debuting tonight: “Gotham” on Fox, “Scorpion” on CBS and “Forever” on ABC.

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 Dr. Sylvia Earle looking out over the Gulf of Mexico.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Sylvia Earle

Marine biologist Sylvia Earle is in a battle to save the ocean before it is too late. At home in the water, at 79 she is still diving.

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 Tim Stevens, chairman and CEO of the Black Empowerment Project, speaks today in front of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County judge will not block foreclosure of August Wilson Center

The court-appointed conservator requested to stay the Oct. 6 sheriff sale to give her more time to complete the sale to a N.Y. developer.

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 Viola Davis stars in another Shonda Rhimes-created series for ABC, "How to Get Away With Murder."

ABC leads the way in more TV diversity

Broadcast networks, especially ABC, get more multicultural this fall with ethnically diverse casts in new TV series.

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 Carol Burnett will receive the 2014 Harvey Award at the Jimmy Stewart Museum’s annual fundraising gala Oct. 3.

Jimmy Stewart Museum welcomes an old friend: Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett’s name was always at the top of the list for the Harvey Award and now, the Stewart Museum will honor the fan and friend.

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 John W. Dean, author of "The Nixon Defense."

'The Nixon Defense': John Dean revisits the scene of the crime

Former Nixon aide John Dean illustrates how the president got caught in the quicksand of the Watergate scandal.

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'Brutal Youth': Anthony Breznican explores the dark side of high school

The author’s memories of Catholic high school in Western Pennsylvania were the ideal starting point for his first novel.

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 Derry native Jake Emmerling is part of the "Book of Mormon" ensemble on stage at Heinz Hall beginning Tuesday.

Stage preview: 'Book of Mormon' tap-dances back into Pittsburgh

Wildly, knowingly offensive "The Book of Mormon" returns to town with Derry native Jake Emmerling in the ensemble.

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  James McBride won the National Book Award last year for "The Good Lord Bird."

National Book Award winner James McBride opens Monday Night Lecture season

James McBride, in his new book “The Good Lord Bird,” shines the spotlight on slavery foe John Brown, who helped shape where we are today.

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 Cos­tumes in­clud­ing Lady Edith’s wed­ding dress are on ex­hibit in "Costumes of Downton Abbey" at Winterthur through Jan. 4.

Forty costumes worn by 'Downton Abbey' cast on exhibit at Winterthur, the former du Pont estate

Lady Mary’s beaded spider web gown, Lady Sybil’s harem pants and Lady Edith’s wedding gown are included in a “Downton Abbey” exhibit.

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 Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard and Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson are among the assets of FX's "Fargo."

TV Q&A: Fargo is a real city, a made-up story

Questions answered about “Fargo,” “Paranormal Witness,” “The Talk” and TV show ratings.

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2Do this week, Sept. 21-27: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Free events include “As You Like It” at Schenley Park; a Pittsburgh Symphony Brass concert and an appearance by poet Lucie Brock-Broido.

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 Joshua David Bellin, author of "Survival Colony."

'Survival Colony 9': Joshua David Bellin makes his YA debut

The Pittsburgh native tells the story of a gang of survivors left after a war destroys most of humanity.

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Design talks on tap at Winterthur

New fall lectures on the “Downton Abbey” exhibit are offered at Winterthur.

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 Pianist Valentina Lisitsa

Concert review: PSO shows no rust in opening weekend

The PSO opened its classical season Friday night at Heinz Hall with a performance of Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique.”

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PICT Classical Theatre adds 2 shows and a Downtown venue

PICT presents a season of saints and sinners, including works by Shaw, Shakespeare and an “Oliver Twist” adapted by Alan Stanford.

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 Savini program graduate Keaghlan Ashley with her "snake soldier" on "Face Off."

Reality check: Snakes trip up 'Face Off" contestant

Savini Special Make-Up Effects program graduate Keaghlan Ashley goes home on Syfy’s “Face Off.”

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WTAE, KDKA lead local stations at Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards ceremony

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia led the way with 11 awards, followed by Harrisburg ABC affiliate WHTM-TV (9) at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy

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Frick museum gets $3 million state grant

The Frick Pittsburgh receives $3 million state grant for new education center

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 Adam Driver, left, Corey Stoll, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman are siblings reunited for their father's funeral in "This Is Where I Leave You."

Movie review: 'This Is Where I Leave You' offers a pleasant diversion

“This Is Where I Leave You,” starring Jane Fonda and Tina Fey, has its moments resulting in a charming dramady.

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 Self-serve candy choices at the new Cinemark North Hills and XD, opening today at McCandless Crossing.

Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Cinemark at McCandless Crossing opens with 12 digital auditoriums, a bar serving wine, beer and frozen cocktails, and movies new and recent.

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 Author Glennon Doyle Melton

Author to bring message of lifting others to Pittsburgh

Glennon Doyle Melton, who battled addictions and bulimia and now raises money to assist families in need, will share her life challenges.

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 Dylan O'Brien is dropped into a mysterious game in "The Maze Runner."

Movie review: 'Maze Runner' gets lost in its own maze

Despite a fine young and diverse cast, “Maze Runner” suffers from surprisingly little tension.

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 Zeljko Ivanek as White House Chief of Staff Russell Jackson butts heads with Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in CBS's "Madam Secretary."

Tuned In: 'Madam Secretary' shows room for improvement

CBS debuts a “Good Wife” companion series, the likable but unrealistic “Madam Secretary”; Pittsburgh moves up in Nielsen market rank.

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 Michael Parks has bad plans for a visitor in "Tusk."

Movie reviews: 'Tusk' hits bumps; 'Eleanor Rigby' offers tale of loneliness; 'Code Black' reveals real ER

A podcaster turned prisoner, a lonely woman named Eleanor Rigby and an overcrowded ER are the focus of new movies opening this week.

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 Liam Neeson loses his way in "A Walk Among the Tombstones."

Movie review: 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' works well until it doesn't

“A Walk Among the Tombstones” could have been titled “Who Is Killing the Drug Dealers’ Wives of Brooklyn?”

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Family Film Guide: 'The Maze Runner'

“The Maze Runner,” based on the popular James Dashner novel, is suitable for tweens and older moviegoers.

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PEOPLE: Zachary Quinto, Mac Miller, Karen Meyers and more!

Zachary Quinto won’t be part of the “Heroes Reborn” miniseries on NBC next year.

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 BARONS: Mike Rock, Zack Furness, Corey Cameron, Nick De Angelo and Jon Barker.

Preview: BARONS has long legacy behind it

BARONS releases debut record with show at Commonwealth Press.

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 Makenzie Vega stars in "The Assault."

Preview: Lifetime movie draws plot from Steubenville rape case

The 2012 high school rape of a teen in Steubenville inspires a new Lifetime movie, "The Assault."

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 Maria Sensi Sellner, artistic director and conductor Resonance Works / Pittsburgh.

Preview: Resonance Works: A multi-modal company

Resonance Works | Pittsburgh, led by artistic director Maria Sensi Sellner, opens first full season with Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love.“

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New to DVD this week

“Godzilla” and “The Fault in Our Stars” hits store shelves.

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 Conservator Rikke Foulke displays the various damage marks on an early portrait of Pittsburgh’s first city controller, Henry Lambert, at Heinz History Center’s new conservation center. This portrait of Mr. Lambert, by Albert Lauck Dalbey, was painted in 1865.

History center helps Pittsburghers preserve heirlooms

Pittsburghers never move and rarely — if ever — throw anything away, the president of Heinz History Center observed Wednesday.

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 Synth-pop artist Ennui (aka Jim Doutrich).

Local Scene in music: Ennui glows on 'Telepathic'

New music from Pittsburgh synthwave artist Ennui.

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 Singer-guitarist Justin Townes Earle.

The Hot List of events for the coming week

Highland Games, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and ’Dixie’ around town this weekend.

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Authors meet in Oakmont Carnegie Library

A new writer’s guild is helping authors tap into the personal experience of journaling to benefit their work.

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 Justin Fabus

Pittsburgh band's song makes it to jukeboxes

The Justin Fabus Band was among 209 groups selected from thousands in a contest to identify breakout bands.

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 Biennial curator Adam Welch, shown here in 2008 with his work "Self portrait as an equation (fractioned/askew)," when he was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Curator Adam Welch talks about the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial

The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, twice as big as the last one, continues to roll out thoughtfully conceived component exhibitions.

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 Jim Krenn.

Former longtime WDVE host Jim Krenn returns to radio for weekly KDKA morning gig

Mr. Krenn, last heard on local airwaves in December 2011, joins the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway from 8 to 9 a.m.

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 Willie Nelson plays "Still is Still Moving to Me," at the Benedum Center.

Concert review: Willie Nelson proves more than advertised

Sometimes legends disappoint you. Other times they are everything they are advertised to be, and more. That was Willie Nelson Tuesday night.

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 Terrance Hayes: "This is so overwhelming I can’t say what will come of it."

Pittsburgh poet Terrance Hayes named MacArthur Fellow

The University of Pittsburgh professor, who also holds a master’s from Pitt, won a National Book Award in 2010. “I’m dumbfounded,” he said.

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TV review: 'Mysteries of Laura' a bland dramedy

The lightweight “Mysteries of Laura” may prove enjoyable to some, but not true mystery lovers.

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 A still from "Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum," part 4 of The Invisible Photograph.

Art Notes: Invisible Photograph, Biennial, plan weekend events

The Invisible Photograph Part 4 debuts at Carnegie Museum of Art and a reception set for another component of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

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 Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson in "Red Band Society."

TV review: Fox's 'Red Band Box' lacks edginess

Fox takes a page from “The Fault in Our Stars” for a teen drama about patients in a hospital pediatric ward.

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