Arts & Entertainment

 Van Hansis, Gale Harold and Matthew Ludwinski in "Kiss Me, Kill Me," part of Reel Q 2015.

Movie reviews: Reel Q festival opens with pair of quality films

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” and “Tab Hunter Confidential” are among the best of the first week of Pittsburgh’s lesbian and gay film festival.

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 Janet Jackson performs during the 2010 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

Deep Purple, Janet Jackson and Yes among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

For the fourth year, fans can vote on inductees, who will be announced in December.

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 Rod Brogan.

Stage preview: 'The Night Alive' dawns at City Theatre

The acclaimed Conor McPherson play “The Night Alive” launches Tracy Brigden’s 15th season leading the South Side theater.

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 Belarusian journalist and writer Svetlana Alexievich during her awarding ceremony of the German Book Trade Peace Prize in Frankfurt in 2013.

Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, 67, chronicled the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its collapse.

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 A man dressed as John Goodman's character, Walter, in "The Big Lebowski" at last year's Pittsburgh Abides event.

The Dude still abides: 'Big Lebowski' celebration set for Friday in Lawrenceville

An expanded Pittsburgh Abides “Big Lebowski” festival moves to a larger venue with more activities.

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 Burgettstown - Wiz Khalifa will sing at Pitt's #ZooAfterHours event on Friday.

Wiz Khalifa will perform at Pitt's #ZooAfterHours hoops party

The rap star and Pittsburgh native will be on hand for Friday’s Midnight Madness event at Petersen Events Center.

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Teen muscians sought for Reimagination compilation recording project

The selected artists will be work with professional producers and receive studio time.

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 British band the Zombies.

Music preview: British band the Zombies resurrects its famous album

“Odessey and Oracle” will be performed in its entirety at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall.

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 Lisa Fischer, singer and recent star of the Oscar-winning documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom," will perform at two concerts at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild on Oct. 9.

Music preview: Lisa Fischer steps into the spotlight

Longtime Rolling Stones backup singer goes solo for two concerts at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Friday.

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 Actor Oren Gradus, who plays Zaccaria in the production of Verdi's "Nabucco," during a rehearsal at the Pittsburgh Opera building in the Strip District. At right is Vanessa Chumbley, the assistant state manager.

Opera preview: Verdi's 'Nabucco' receives first Pittsburgh Opera staging since 1973

Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Nabucco” shows the complexities of bringing together disparate ingredients of the operatic soup.

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Reel Q film festival schedule

Reel Q, a celebration of LGBT films, marks 30 years with features, shorts, documentaries, parties and guests.

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Theater notes: New hip-hop musical 'I.D.' tracks humanity's roots

New Horizon Theater presents the Penn State Centre Stage commission at Falk School in Oakland.

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 Olivia Cooke as "Rachel" and Thomas Mann as "Greg" in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

New on DVD: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’

Pittsburgh native Jesse Andrews turned his first novel into a screenplay, and the film is now out out on DVD.

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 The group Chicago arrives for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in January 2014.

Who should get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's next class? Make your picks

Post-Gazette pop music critic Scott Mervis makes his selections -- and you can make yours, too.

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 Classical Guitar Master Pablo Villegas will play with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

The Hot List of weekend events, Oct. 8-11

Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas, country singer Kip Moore and soul singer Marsha Ambrosius all hit town this weekend.

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 Spider-Man fights back as Loki attempts to use his mind tricks in "Marvel Universe Live!"

Preview: Marvel heroes assemble for Consol Energy Center show

The Avengers assemble to take on arch villain Loki in the arena-sized “Marvel Universe Live!”

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 Michael Brown.

Stage review: When it comes to praise for 'Altar Boyz,' raise it

The CLO Cabaret production forms newcomers and veterans into a charismatic boy band in the award-winning musical.

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 Lady Gaga as The Countess in "American Horror Story: Hotel."

TV review: Mood envelops all in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

The latest season of the Ryan Murphy series features an orgy, rape and grotesque murder scenes all in its first, Lady Gaga-starring hour.

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 Anna Thompson is part of the dance duo Slowdanger. The dancers will present a work in progress called "Memory 4" Friday, at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's Alloy Studios in Friendship.

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's fall lineup rich with dynamic dance

Executive director Janera Solomon aims to produce a win-win situation for artists and audiences with a diverse KST Presents series.

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 Philadanco will perform at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Friday. The performance is a Pittsburgh Dance Council presentation and marks the company's first time here in several years.

Dance preview: Philadanco to bring message of diversity to August Wilson Center

The Dance Council performance on Friday will mark the first time the Philadelphia-based dance company has toured here in several years.

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 Emerson String Quartet from left: Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Larry Dutton and Paul Watkins.

Concert review: Emerson String Quartet shines in Haydn's 'Sunrise,' Shostakovich

The Emerson String Quartet’s unanimity and ability to listen to each other makes for a powerful opening to Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s

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PEOPLE: Kathleen 'Kitty' Kleber, Bill Cosby, Cathriona White and more!

Pittsburgh’s Kathleen “Kitty” Kleber appears today on Mo Rocca’s food series “My Grandmother’s Ravioli.”

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 The national tour of "The Drowsy Chaperone" played Pittsburgh in 2008. Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company has added the musical to its 2015 schedule.

'Chicago' out, 'The Drowsy Chaperone' in for Point Park's musical theater season

With the Broadway revival of “Chicago” heading out on tour, “Chaperone” is the conservatory theater’s choice as its March show.

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 Sia, right, and Maddie Ziegler arrive at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in February.

People: Maddie Ziegler; Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Seth Grahame-Smith

Murrysville’s Maddie Ziegler continues her climb up the international entertainment ladder.

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Robinson's Twin Hi-Way Drive-In will show its last movie this fall

Supporters of the landmark drive-in came out Monday night to oppose the proposed construction plan.

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 LeAnn Rimes.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... LeAnn Rimes

Say what you will about LeAnn Rimes and her real-life dramas, on stage her voice trumps the tabloid attacks.

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 Anonymous 4, clockwise from far left, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Susan Hellauer, Ruth Cunningham and Marsha Genensky.

Anonymous 4 bids farewell to Pittsburgh with chant and song

The vocal quartet Anonymous 4 shows they’re quitting while they’re ahead in last Pittsburgh concert, presented by Renaissance and Baroque.

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 Amy Schumer.

For Amy Schumer, multimillion-dollar book deal is all in the timing

After a frenzied auction, the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books paid more than $8 million for Amy Schumer’s second attempt at a book.

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 The artist's mother is the subject of "Sadie" by Kathleen Cochran Zimbicki, on display with works by Kevin Kutz at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto, Cambria County.

Kevin Kutz and Kathleen Zimbicki shine at Loretto

Large solo exhibitions of work by Kevin Kutz and Kathleen Zimbicki at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto reveal artists’ lives.

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 The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Dance review: A ravishing display from Nrityagram Dance Ensemble at India in Focus festival

With “Samyoga: An Ode to Love,” the troupe officially opened the Cultural Trust’s six-week festival on Saturday at the Byham Theater.

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 Leslie Pietrzyk will speak in Pittsburgh in October. Her book is about grief and is titled "This Angel on My Chest."

Drue Heinz Prize winner Leslie Pietrzyk to speak about her story collection inspired by grief

“This Angel on My Chest” comprises 16 short stories Ms. Pietrzyk wrote after her first husband died from a heart attack at age 37.

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 Rainbow Rowell, author of the New York Times best-selling novels “Eleanor and Park” and “Landline,” has penned a fifth novel, “Carry On,” set for release on Oct. 6.

Lecture preview: Author Rainbow Rowell pushes boundaries with fanfiction and romance

The author of “Carry On” discusses writing the much-anticipated novel, a fantasy novel featuring a romance between two male characters.

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 Beth Behrs, left, and Kat Dennings star in "2 Broke Girls." The show is now on hiatus.

TV Q&A: Who watches '2 Broke Girls'?

Rob Owen answers questions about NFL highlight clips on local TV stations and another new local TV news set that’s in the offing.

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 Last year's "Off the Record" explored "Mysteries of Pittsburgh." This year's skewering of local newsmakers takes place Thursday at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

Stage preview: With fall comes the seasonal satire of 'Off the Record'

“Off The Record XV: ’Burgh Man!” dishes up fun at the expense of the Pittsburgh region’s newsmakers.

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 Steve Hackman leads the next installment of FUSE@PSO Tuesday night at Heinz Hall.

2Do this week, Oct. 4-10: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Chamber Music Pittsburgh opens season with Emerson String Quartet, FUSE@PSO features Coldplay, “The Forgotten History of Pittsburgh Jazz.”

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'Make Me': Nomadic Jack Reacher is back

Lee Child’s latest is everything Reacher’s legion of fans want and more.

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'The First Queen of Journalism': Columnist Mary McGrory captivated America's political elite

Mary McGrory was an erudite Irish girl from Boston with a gift for turning politics into poetry with a dash of Yeats and Joyce.

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 "Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 3; 1983-1984” by Ed Piskor

'Hip Hop Family Tree': Third installment of Ed Piskor's story of hip-hop is a masterpiece

Ed Piskor focuses on pivotal figures and moments, some widely known, others potentially lost to time.

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 Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick is joined by Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn in the new season of the CBS drama "The Good Wife."

TV review: ‘The Good Wife’ resets

Alicia is out on her own again and makes a new friend while Eli faces a new political foe on the seventh season premiere of the CBS drama.

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 Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in "Spectre," which will open a day early in Pittsburgh in a benefit.

Film notes: Hollywood Theater's Halloween party features B-movie, critic

Joe Bob Briggs will appear at the Dormont for a screening of 1986 horror flick “Trick or Treat.”

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 Nora Hewitt of Clairton pleased the judges on Syfy's "Face Off" with her lobster mobster.

Reality check: 'Face Off' turns into a freak show

Contestants on Syfy’s special effects/makeup competition created sideshow attractions, and Clairton’s Nora Hewitt scored in Top Looks.

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 "Days of Our Lives" stars Alison Sweeney and James Scott, whose character was killed off on the NBC soap, teamed with "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" to make a video for a resilient Syrian teenager.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week

Lots to still see, do and watch this weekend — Phipps flower show, South Side StepTrek, “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s John Oliver.

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 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs at halftime at Heinz Field Thursday night during a special presentation of former Steeler Jerome Bettis' Hall of Fame ring.

PSO gets a rare score at halftime of Steelers game during Bettis ceremony

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra made its Heinz Field debut, traveling across the Allegheny River for the Steelers halftime show.

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 Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded and alone on Mars in "The Martian."

Movie review: Taut rescue tale puts a great cast in orbit around its star in 'The Martian'

Matt Damon shines as “The Martian,” an American astronaut presumed dead and left behind on the Red Planet in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic.

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 Brittany Meixner of Carrick holds a piece  she created that will be displayed at the “We Live Here” exhibit tonight at 21st Street Coffee and Tea in the Strip District. She titled the piece “Dragon in the Night.” Some of the artwork will be accompanied by audio recordings.

Strip District exhibit features artwork of homeless young adults

The exhibit is titled “We Live Here.” Pieces will be auctioned tonight at an event at 21st Street Coffee and Tea.

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 Lifetime's "The Unauthorized 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Story" stars, from left, Abby Ross (as Tori Spelling/Donna Martin), Michele Goyns (Gabrielle Carteris/Andrea Zuckerman), Ross Linton (Brian Austin Green/David Silver), Samantha Munro (Shannon Doherty/Brenda Walsh), Jesy McKinney (Luke Perry/Dylan McKay), Abbie Cobb (Jennie Garth/Kelly Taylor), David Lennon (Ian Ziering/Steve Sanders) and Max Lloyd-Jones (Jason Priestley/Brandon Walsh). It premieres Saturday at 8 p.m.

Tuned In: Lifetime woos younger viewers with '90s nostalgia

“Unauthorized Story” movies devoted to “90210” and “Melrose Place” are set to debut.

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 Pittsburgh Public Theater production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" directed by Pamela Berlin runs through Oct. 25 at the O'Reilly Theater. Here, Otto Frank, played by Randy Kovitz, left, dances with his daughter Anne, played by Remy Zaken, during a Sept. 20 photo session.

Stage review: Pittsburgh Public Theater adds a moving chapter to Anne Frank's legacy

The award-winning “The Diary of Anne Frank” receives a raw and radiant revival by the Downtown theater company.

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 Richard Gere stars as a homeless man in "Time Out of Mind."

Movie review: 'Time Out of Mind' gives attention to those who live on the streets

Richard Gere's latest film is a tough, touching homage to the homeless.

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 Ridley Scott directs "The Martian"

'Martian' director Ridley Scott is a space cowboy

“When you get a really great script, you don’t want to bronze the gold medal,” Matt Damon says of “The Martian” opening in theaters today.

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 Emily Blunt stars as FBI agent Kate Macer in "Sicario."

Movie review: 'Sicario' depicts a gruesome mission that will make you flinch

“Sicario,“ with Emily Blunt as an FBI agent recruited for a covert mission in the war against drugs, is intense, violent and provocative.

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