Arts & Entertainment


 Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney says his group plays 90 minutes and has no intention of turning into a jam band.

Fans expect marathon concerts from artists

In the modern concert world, the 30-minute set doesn't cut it anymore -- Warped Tour aside -- and fans often come expecting a marathon.

about 15 hours ago


New movie studio breaking ground in McKees Rocks

The facility is expected to open in six months, just in time for the spring filming season.

about 2 hours ago


 One Direction -- Niall Horan, left, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson -- performs at the Consol Energy Center in July 2013.

One Direction to play at Heinz Field in August

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at Livenation.com. Fans will have access to a pre-sale by visiting the band’s Facebook page on Oct. 29.

about 3 hours ago


 Joe Kinosian, left, and Ian Lowe in CLO Cabaret's "Murder for Two."

Marx Brothers meet Agatha Christie at CLO Cabaret

CLO Cabaret comedy “Murder for Two” is based on Agatha Christie closed-drawing room mystery.

about 15 hours ago


 (Clockwise) Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler, Josh Rabinowtiz, The Lucas Bros., Kevin Barnett and Jennifer Bartels of truTV's "Friends of the People," a new sketch comedy series.

Revamped TruTV aims to be a fun ride

TruTV leaves its Court TV past behind and embarks on a recalibration to become a destination for comedy fans.

about 15 hours ago


 Leslie Ezra Smith.

Review: 'Book of Ezra' a thought-provoking night of theater

Appeal of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre production is the personality of the character/ performer/author.

about 15 hours ago


 Vicious thugs celebrate their right to purge in "The Purge: Anarchy," the sequel to summer 2013's sleeper hit.

New to DVD this week

"The Purge: Anarchy," "Sex Tape" and "Snowpiercer,“ show up on store shelves.

about 15 hours ago


 Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch star in "The Imitation Game."

Three Rivers Film Festival brings Pittsburgh places, faces and far-flung films

"Foxcatcher," "The Overnighters," "Homemakers" turn up on Film Fest schedule.

about 15 hours ago


 Lighting designer Scott Warner with his Robe Cyclone concert light.

Local scene in music this week

Lighting designer Scott Warner up for award; For Those About to Rock Academy heads to Woodstock.

about 15 hours ago


Exploring the piano

Classical piano concerts abound this weekend.

about 15 hours ago


There's a kind of decadence to reading in bars

For me, it started in San Francisco — probably a mix of that gloriously extroverted city combined with my 23-year-old new-drinker self.

about 15 hours ago


 Boz Scaggs.

Hot list of events for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh Musical Theater presents "A Chorus Line" this weekend at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

about 15 hours ago


 A group of adventurers enters the world of "OJO," an immersive experience billed as "The Next Generation of Travel" and created by Bricolage Productions for the 2014 Three Rivers Arts Festival.  Leading the way is Tami Dixon, producing artistic director of the company and a co-conceiver and director of "OJO."

Leading the way Bricolage emerges as a national leader in immersive theater

Pittsburgh’s Bricolage earns national recognition for a form of theater that makes the audience active participants in storytelling.

1 day ago


 Haunted museum.

Natural History Museum reaches out to over-21 crowd

Carnegie Museum of Natural History opens doors to the nightlife crowd with “Haunted Museum ... After Dark.”

1 day ago


 PJ Zimmerlink, "Everything is in Doubt II," Mixed Media on Canvas on Wooden Board.

Art notes: AAP exhibition at The Mine Factory is a winner

Curator Thomas Sokolowski has organized an impressive exhibition of works by five AAP members for The Mine Factory, East End.

1 day ago


 Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett.

Lecture preview: Children's book duo Klassen and Barnett favor experimental approach

The author and illustrator of “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole” will speak at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland.

1 day ago


PEOPLE: Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Leslie Jones and more!

Pittsburgh Rapper Mac Miller leaves Rostrum Records to join Warner Bros. Records.

1 day ago


 The dynamic visuals for the Skrillex set at Stage AE Tuesday included constantly changing videos, lasers and fog.

Review: Skrillex brings outdoor concert season to a banging finish

Dubstep star turns rainy Stage AE into a frenzied club scene.

1 day ago


 On why he chose Warner Bros., Mac Miller said in a statement, “They have Prince.”

Mac Miller signs with Warner Bros. Records

On why he chose Warner, Miller said in a statement, "They have Prince.“

1 day ago


Stage review: 'The Small Room' a fun show

Canadian playwright Carole Frechette pushes Freudian theories to the metal in this 100-minute production.

2 days ago


 From left, Angela Rockwood, Mia Schaikewitz, Tiphany Adams, and Auti Angel in "Push Girls."

ReelAbilities Film Festival focuses on talents of people with disabilities

ReelAbilities Film Festival kicks off Wednesday in Pittsburgh with special appearances by advocates in the field.

2 days ago


'Girls Night' musical postponed Oct. 24 at Palace Theatre

The Greensburg theater said tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

1 day ago


ReelAbilities Film Festival

The schedule for the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

2 days ago


PEOPLE: The Duchess of Cambridge, Bethenny Frankel, Rabbi Avi Weiss and more!

The Duchess of Cambridge’s second royal baby is due in April.

2 days ago


 Ron Menzel and Megan Byrne face the future together in "Outside Mullingar," the Tony-nominated comedy that opens the 2014-15 season for City Theatre.

Review: City Theatre’s 'Outside Mullingar' shines

The comedy set on adjoining Irish farms rides high on its gift of gab and strong performances.

3 days ago


 A&E's "Godfather of Pittsburgh" features Vince Isoldi and his family.

'Godfather of Pittsburgh' to premiere Nov. 10 on A&E

Eight one-hour episodes will feature Vince Isoldi, his wife, Carla, sons Enzo, Adolfo and Romero and father-in-law Junior Williams.

3 days ago


 Jeffrey Gorti portrays Roberto Clemente in "21,” the new musical by Alki Steriopoulos and directed by Richard Sabellico for the Conservatory Theatre Company of Point Park.

Review: New musical honors the life and times of Pirates great Roberto Clemente

The Point Park Conservatory production accentuates the positive without glossing over the ballplayer’s struggles.

2 days ago


 Gen. David Petraeus.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Gen. David Petraeus

U.S. retired Army general and former CIA director David Petraeus has found civilian life a stimulating alternative to the military.

3 days ago


 Andrew McGill at Terror Town in the Strip District.

Video series / Haunted houses in the Pittsburgh area: Which one is the scariest?

Andrew McGill and Andrew Rush from the Post-Gazette’s visuals department have been checking out haunted houses deemed the scariest.

1 day ago


 An art and cultural center plans to move in to the "Big Red Barn" on McFarland Road in Mt. Lebanon.

Old Rollier's barn in Mt. Lebanon to be remade into arts center

The site on McFarland Road will be known as The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, and will allow for the relocation of Koolkat Designs.

3 days ago


 Frontman Rob Halford leads the way for heavy metal band Judas Priest  Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Review: Judas Priest, Steel Panther are metal opposites at the Petersen

Iconic British metal band braves a comic opener in Sunset Strip parody group.

4 days ago


Pittsburgh Opera opens in grand fashion

Saturday’s Benedum Center concert that substituted for a full production to open Pittsburgh Opera’s season touted 3 of today’s big voices.

3 days ago


 Lisa Kirchner: "Her absolute honesty presents facts from her perspective without sugar-coating."

'Hello American Lady Creature': A suddenly single woman in Qatar tells all

Lisa L. Kirchner offers funny, brilliant insights on the challenges of conducting business as a woman in a Muslim country.

4 days ago


 Caitlin Moran, author of "How to Build a Girl."

'How to Build a Girl': Caitlin Moran’s first novel echoes her life — or does it?

The author of the successful memoir “How to Be a Woman“ makes her foray into fiction, with the crude and rude juxtaposed with pretty prose.

4 days ago


 Lena Dunham. author of "Not That Kind of Girl."

'Not That Kind of Girl': Lena Dunham just wants to have fun

The creator of “Girls”  has “a keen interest in having it all.”  She wants her essays to be “hopeful dispatches from the front lines.”

4 days ago


 Chris Evans, right, leads a band of have-nots in the dystopian thriller, "Snowpiercer" available on video on demand.

Video on demand is ramping up marketing

Coming soon to a laptop near you: the latest blockbuster movie?

4 days ago


 Julia Erickson as Carabosse in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "The Sleeping Beauty."

PBT opens 45th anniversary season with classic 'Sleeping Beauty'

The upcoming performances will mark the first time the company has staged the ballet since its 2009-10 season.

4 days ago


 Dancers from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre rehearse a scene from "Sleeping Beauty" at their Liberty Avenue studio.

At 45, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has earned an international reputation

PBT is firmly fixed in the top tier of regional companies with an international reputation, and there’s a good reason why.

4 days ago


 Jodi Picoult will speak at the sold-out Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series Monday at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland.

Picoult's novel examines bonds of people, elephants

Author Jodi Picoult to speak at the Carnegie Music Hall as part of the Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lectures Series.

4 days ago


 Tig Notaro will be at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on Saturday.

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

Music on the Edge series, comedian/actress Tig Notaro comes to Kelly Strayhorn Theater, a world premiere of “Queens of the Blues” and more.

4 days ago


 Jim Longworth (portrayed by Matt Passmore) was shot on his wedding day to Callie Cargill (Kiele Sanchez) on “The Glades,” which A&E canceled before resolving its cliffhanger.

TV Q&A: Who shot Jim Longworth on 'The Glades'?

Questions answered about “The Glades,” “The Sound of Music Live” and “Ripper Street.”

4 days ago


 Alexandra Kochis rehearses a scene from "Sleeping Beauty "at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Liberty Avenue studio.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre timeline

PBT was founded in 1969 by Loti Falk, in affiliation with Point Park College.

4 days ago


 Britta Phillips and Eleanor Friedberger performing "All Known Things" to "Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick" Friday at Carnegie Music Hall.

'Unseen' Warhol films get scored from five diverse artists

Second program of Warhol commissions premiered Friday night at Carnegie Music Hall.

5 days ago


 Pleasant Hills resident Drew Talbot, shown in the "Beautiful Disaster" episode, is still is still in the running on Syfy's "Face Off."

Reality Check: Pleasant Hills resident enjoys ‘Face Off' challenge

“Face Off” showcases Pleasant Hills’ Drew Talbot, others with local ties; Ross’ Chris Jamison kills it on “The Voice.”

5 days ago


NPR's 'Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me' show in Pittsburgh airs this weekend

Taped Thursday at the Benedum Center, the hour-long show featured Pittsburgh native Jeff Goldblum as the home-grown celebrity guest.

5 days ago


 Stoke Hole Pottery in Indiana, Pa., is one of the several stops on the annual Potters Studio Tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Potters Studio Tour an open door to a timeless art form

The annual tour runs in Indiana County from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

5 days ago


 The crew in "Fury,":from left: Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal.

Movie review: Stellar acting, led by Brad Pitt, gives 'Fury' its power

“Fury” is the name on the tank’s gun barrel, and fine acting is the hallmark of the World War II drama starring Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman.

6 days ago


 Viola Davis in "How to Get Away With Murder, " the new TV season'' biggest hit.

Tuned In: Looking at hits, misses of the new season

It’s more difficult than ever to judge prime-time winners and losers, but we look at the performance of the fall season’s newcomers.

6 days ago


 July 18, 1981: Webster lifts 280 pounds during summer workouts at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

This story was originally published in 1997, long before the NFL and CTE were connected through Mike Webster’s legacy.

6 days ago


 Alexandra Aks (Constance), Annette Frontz (Mrs. Partlett) and Zachary Lucette (the vicar) in the Pittsburgh Savoyards' "The Sorcerer" at the Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie.

Review: 'The Sorcerer' continues Pittsburgh Savoyards' love affair with Gilbert & Sullivan

In its 77th year, the company devoted to G&S operettas is going strong.

5 days ago



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