Arts & Entertainment


 Wiz Khalifa's song from the “Furious 7” soundtrack is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Wiz Khalifa will make 'SNL' debut May 2

Actress Scarlett Johansson will host the episode; Khalifa will be musical guest.

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 Domhnall Gleason and Oscar Isaac star in "Ex Machina."

Movie review: 'Ex Machina' challenges viewers to find reality

Oscar Isaac plays a computer genius who takes artificial intelligence to a new level in “Ex Machina,” also starring Domhnall Gleeson.

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Women held captive in Cleveland home for decade release memoir

Amanda Berry’s "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland" was written with journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan.

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 Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) and Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) in "The Age of Adaline."

Movie review: 'The Age of Adaline' drains the fountain of youth

Adaline is literally 29 for decades and more a curse than a blessing for a widowed mother played by Blake Lively.

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Tonight's Action Bronson concert rescheduled for Stage AE in June

The concert of hip-hop star Action Bronson was re-scheduled due to ticket demand.

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 Scene from "Merchants of Doubt."

Movie review: 'Merchants of Doubt' shows how to do battle on major issues

“Merchants of Doubt” explores the pundits-for-hire who pose as experts on issues such as climate change and toxic chemicals.

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 Bradley Whitford, left, stars as Jonathan, Steve Coogan is Thom and Kathryn Hahn is Lee in Showtime's "Happyish."

Tuned In: Clever 'Happyish' may be too profane

Showtime’s “Happyish” explores some interesting media terrain beneath its profane facade; “Queens of Drama” embarrasses everyone involved.

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 Dr. T. Colin Campbell with his son, Nelson Campbell.

Movie review: 'PlantPure Nation' documentary will be shown tonight at Southside Works Theater

The “PlantPure Nation” documentary says government and agribusiness raise skepticism about whole plant food diets despite proven science.

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 A scene from the movie "She's Beautiful When She's Angry."

Movie review: 'She's Beautiful' a wide-ranging look at battle for gender equality

“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” resurrects the early days of the modern women’s movement with vintage images and then-and-now interviews.

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 Olga Kurylenko stars, and Russell Crowe directs and stars in the drama "The Water Diviner."

Movie review: Crowe finds a good story in 'Water Diviner'

Russell Crowe directs and stars in “Water Diviner” as a farmer looking for the sons who never came home after the Battle of Gallipoli.

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 On Sunday at 7 p.m., a rare showing of “Bayou Maharajah,” a new documentary on the late pianist James Booker, at the Hollywood in Dormont. It will be prefaced by a Terrance Hayes poetry reading and live piano music by Tom Roberts.

Film Notes: Jimmy Stewart Museum to honor Caviezel; 'Bayou Maharajah' to screen Sunday

Also: “Aspie Seeks Love” returns, “Crocodile Gennadiy” inks deal, and a one-time showing of doc “Bayou Maharajah” at Hollywood Theater.

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 Michelle Coben as Peter Pan with the Darling children -- Jillian Ferguson, Brecken Farrell and Benjamin Godley-Fisher -- in the Pittsburgh Musical Theater production at the Byham Theater.

Stage Review: When it gets rolling, PMT's 'Peter Pan' takes flight

Pittsburgh Musical Theater announces its 2015-16 season with the theme, Magical Movie Musicals.

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Time Warner Cable loses one suitor while another’s in the wings

Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion deal, valued at about $158.82 a share, to buy Time Warner Cable on Friday.

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 Pittsburgh CLO executive producer and lead producer on “An American Paris” Van Kaplan, left, with the show’s director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

PEOPLE: Van Kaplan, Chris Evans, Ben Affleck and more!

“An American in Paris,” produced by Van Kaplan and the Pittsburgh CLO, received 12 Drama Desk nominations on Thursday.

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 Jakob Salvati as Pepper Flynt Busbee and Eduardo Verastegui as Father Crispin in "Little Boy."

Movie review: 'Little Boy' bites off more faith-based lessons than it can chew

”Little Boy,” a family film set during World War II, is an ambitious but cluttered weepie, tackling too many messages for its own good.

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Dormont after-school program blends art, movement

The innovative ARTS in Motion program is being offered at Dormont Elementary School in the Keystone Oaks School District.

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Plum High School musicians eager for gig with River City Brass

The Plum students will get to perform on stage with the internationally known brass band in a May 1 concert.

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 Pittsburgh's own Donnie Iris is inducted at the Pittsburgh Rock ’N Roll Legends Awards during the second annual gala benefiting the Cancer Caring Center at the Hard Rock Cafe, South Side. Other inductees were Lou Christie and the late Porky Chedwick.

Legends do Pittsburgh proud at Hard Rock

Donnie Iris, Lou Christie and Porky Chedwick are honored at a gala that rocked.

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 Jeremy Kushnier, here as Iago in Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Othello," was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as outstanding actor in a musical for "Atomic"

Pittsburgh Public Theater's Iago, Jeremy Kushnier, among Drama Desk Award nominees; 'An American in Paris' has 12 nominations

The musical “Hamilton” leads the way with 13 nominations. The Drama Desk Awards ceremony is May 31.

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 Donnie Iris sings "Love Is Like a Rock"  at the Pittsburgh Rockin' Reunion at the Benedum Center on April 4.

'King Cool' Donnie Iris talks about his road to being a Pittsburgh Rock 'N Roll Legend

The singer behind “The Rapper” and “Ah! Leah!” will be inducted tonight at the Hard Rock Cafe along with Porky Chedwick and Lou Christie.

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 The Mavericks -- Jerry Dale McFadden, Paul Deakin, Raul Malo and Eddie Perez -- will play a sold-out show at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall Saturday.

Music preview: The Mavericks pull into town with a dance alert from the promoter

Mavericks frontman Raul Malo says his band refuses to rest on its laurels.

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 Jimmy Buffett performs in front of thousands of fans July 23 at the First Niagara Pavilion.

Jimmy Buffett returning to First Niagara Pavilion in August

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 4.

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 Brazilian pianist and composer Andre Mehmari will perform at The Andy Warhol Museum at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Hot List events for the coming weekend - April 23-26

Texas Tenors, Todd Rundgren, Andre Mehmari, Patricia Halverson, Scott Pauley

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 Bob Mack in his younger years

Music preview: Fans pay tribute to local music legend Bob Mack at dance party reunion

Disc jockey Bob Mack was inspired by radio pioneers such as Porky Chedwick in Pittsburgh and Alan Freed in Cleveland.

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 Michelle Coben plays the title role of "Peter Pan" for Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

Stage preview: Director Michael Licata pilots 'Peter Pan' for Pittsburgh Musical Theater

The director finds leads to share his vision of the boy who never grows up and the girl who knows she must.

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 Rock band White Like Fire will play Friday at the Smiling Moose on the South Side.

Local scene: White Like Fire comes back strong

The Pittsburgh power-pop band that made its way to SXSW last year is back with a new EP, "Wait the Night Out," that sounds radio ready.

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 Alon Aboutboul searches for a lost love in "Is That You?"

Movie reviews: JFilm fest wraps with notable selections

The second and final weekend of Pittsburgh's annual JFilm festival brings a couple of solid hits and some slight movie misses.

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 The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh will perform in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Saturday and Sunday.

Concert preview: Bach Choir intones sacred theme from Honegger

The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, under Thomas W. Douglas, will perform Honegger's "King David" this weekend.

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 Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing star in Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart," which premieres its second season at 8 p.m. Saturday.

TV review: Hallmark's 'When Calls the Heart' too predictable

Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" returns for second season of comfort food TV made for viewers who decry TV sex and violence.

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 William McCullough Darlington, born May 1, 1815, devoted much of his life to collecting maps.

Exhibition preview: Map makers went on voyages of imagination to chart the globe

An exhibition of 36 rare world maps at Hillman Library in Oakland shows how cartographers’ views of the continents have changed over time.

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 "Bride" by Adrienne Heinrich.

Art notes: Westmoreland Museum exhibits Heinrich and Geary

A pop-up exhibition brings sculpture and oil painting by Adrienne Heinrich and Brian Geary to The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

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 The WGN America series "Outsiders" will film in Pittsburgh beginning next month.

'Outsiders' TV series to begin filming in Pittsburgh next month

Production on WGN America’s TV series, expected to debut in early 2016, begins May 5 as sets are being built in a studio and on location.

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 The Skyliners entertain at Stockdale in 1958.The original group was (from left) Jimmy Beaumont, Joe Verscharen, Janet Vogel, Jack Taylor and Wally Lester.

Obituary: Wally Lester / Original Skyliners singer

Wally Lester, an original member of one of Pittsburgh's most successful and popular groups, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at age 73.

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 Chizmo Charles in March 1992.

Obituary: 'Chizmo' Charles Anderson / Singer known as ‘Pittsburgh’s Elder Statesman of the Blues’

The Lawrenceville native got his start as a jitterbug dancer, and decided in his 20s to take the microphone.

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Cullen takes her leave of WQED program

A contentious debate on Friday’s episode of “4802” causes longtime talk host Lynn Cullen to call it quits as a panelist.

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 April 27 would have been the 70th birthday of August Wilson.

Weekend events across Pittsburgh to honor August Wilson's 70th birthday

Here is a lineup of events honoring the late playwright.

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 Pittsburgh Youth Ballet students in George Balanchine's "Stars & Stripes."

Dance recitals pop up all over region

So much to do, so little time to dance. Here is a list of performances by the schools and studios nurturing Pittsburgh’s dance talent.

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Broadway awards season heats up

Musicals including “Fun Home,” “Something Rotten!” and “An American in Paris” open this month to make the deadline for awards nominations.

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PEOPLE: Jon Stewart, Bobbi Kristina Brown, John Stamos and more!

Jon Stewart’s last day on “The Daily Show” will be Aug. 6.

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 Alabama Shakes.

Record review: Alabama Shakes shake up their sound

In 2012, when Alabama Shakes released their debut album, “Boys & Girls,” the studio was not the band’s friend. Songs that popped in concert

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Books: Best Books for Babies 2015

One way to identify good excellent books for children is to check out the titles selected by the Best Books for Babies committee.

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 Comedian Bob Saget, producer Lori Laughlin, actor John Stamos, actress Candice Bure and Jeff Franklin pose during Stamos' induction ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November 2009 in Hollywood.

'Full House' reunion to appear on Netflix

“Full House,” which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995, followed Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) and his large family in the wake of his wife's death.

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 Aretha Franklin was the first female artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Music preview: Queen of Soul to get her due respect in Pittsburgh

Aretha Franklin, who performs here tonight for the first time since 2003, is one of the most decorated performers in history.

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Social Distortion, Smashing Pumpkins, Die Antwoord added to concert lineup

Social Distortion will take the stage during X FEST II at Stage AE Outdoors in August.

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 Singer/guitarist Isaac Brock performs with Modest Mouse April 20 at Stage AE.

Concert review: Modest Mouse makes friends at Stage AE on 'Strangers' tour

Show finds frontman Isaac Brock in a cheerful, generous mood.

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 The undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performs at Heinz Hall.

Concert review: Legend Aretha Franklin wows Pittsburgh crowd

Aretha Franklin started out singing in the church and the Queen is still there, with pipes that raised the Heinz Hall roof.

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 Pontus Lidberg Dance artists with a Japanese-style Bunraku puppet in "Snow," performed last weekend at Byham Theater as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council's 2014-15 season.

Dance review: Pontus Lidberg treats Pittsburgh to fresh twists on past works

The Swedish choreographer presented “Snow” and “Written on Water” at Byham Theater as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council’s 2014-15 season.

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Cirque du Soleil cancels planned Pittsburgh performances

The performances were scheduled from Aug. 26 to Sept. 27.

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Erie family featured on ESPN2 special tonight

The feature will cover a special bond between an Erie boy and Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul.

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