Arts & Entertainment

WQED’s 3-year look at black men and boys ends tonight

Tonight’s finale will be followed by a live half-hour panel discussion on race relations.

about 6 hours ago

 David Duchovny as Hodiak.

TV review: Duchovny back in investigative mode on NBC's 'Aquarius'

NBC's "Aquarius" is a fine if unexceptional period TV drama, a broadcast series that tries to look like a cable show.

about 22 hours ago

 Weird Al Yankovic drops into the Palace Theatre in Greensburg Sunday night.

The Hot List: Pittsburgh Symphony in 'Flight'; concert for Nepal; Gene Kelly Awards and more

Plus more events this weekend: PSO’s Fiddlesticks family concert of the season, Pennsylvania Polka and Ethnic Festival, Jeep Cruise ...

about 22 hours ago

 Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19 in Arlington, Texas.

Music preview: Chesney, Church ready for Big Revival

Country stars team up again at Heinz Field for reprise of 2013 show.

about 22 hours ago

 Rita Williams-Garcia -- Her latest book, “Gone Crazy in Alabama,” focuses on the late 1960s and early '70s.

My Generation books: Writer has a literal ear for dialogue

As a child, “Gone Crazy in Alabama” author Rita Williams-Garcia was always curious about family history and family secrets.

about 22 hours ago

 Kenny Chesney performs at Heinz Field as part of his No Shoes Nation tour in June 2013.

Summer concert season seen as boon to Pittsburgh economy

VisitPittsburgh estimates the Chesney show and concerts by Taylor Swift, the Rolling Stones and One Direction will generate $35.4 million.

about 22 hours ago

 Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) trains Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) in "Seventh Son."

New to DVD: Grizzled Knight

New on DVD: "Seventh Son," "Cut Bank," and "The Loft."

about 22 hours ago

'Whispers' has creepy premise TV review

New ABC show features children who hear a voice that encourages them to try to kill their busy, preoccupied parents.

about 22 hours ago

 Tom Lenk performs in the Pittsburgh Public Theater's one-man show, "Buyer & Cellar" about Barbra Streisand and her "street of shops" she constructed in her basement to show all of her collections.

Preview: Shopping for Laughs at Pittsburgh Public Theater

Tom Lenk, from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," stars in "Buyer & Cellar" at Pittsburgh Public Theater.

about 22 hours ago

 From left, Duke Robillard, Otis Clay and Billy Price.

Music preview: Billy Price and Otis Clay create a new soul classic

Pittsburgh singer Billy Price gets to work with one of his musical heroes on a full-length album.

about 22 hours ago

 Night Vapor plays at Gooski's Saturday.

Night Vapor, T-Tops set to wreak havoc at Gooski's

Pittsburgh bands explore the noisier side with dual release show.

about 22 hours ago

 Julianne Avolio, left, and Sara Williams in Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret's "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women."

Stage preview: The 'Girls' are back in town

“Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women” returns to CLO Cabaret with a cast of newcomers.

about 22 hours ago

 Workers clean up the Carnegie Science Center parking lot the morning after Kenny Chesney's 2013 concert at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh aims to control Chesney crowd

Pittsburgh is taking crowd control measures near Heinz Field after excess trash was left behind after concerts the past two years.

about 23 hours ago

 Curt Wootton, left, Jared Show and Nathan Magill star in "Bigfoot: The Movie," which was filmed in Western Pennsylvania.

Search a Western Pennsylvania theater to find 'Bigfoot'

Filmed in and around Ellwood City, with some Pittsburgh locations, “Bigfoot: The Movie” is turned loose this week.

1 day ago

 Bria Walker as the Tour Guide on Bricolage's "Saints Tour."

Stage review: 'Saints Tour' draws visitors into a communion with Braddock

A guide leads a bus and walking “Tour,” melding fact and fiction to find a community’s saints in this Bricolage co-production.

1 day ago

 James FitzGerald, left, Philip Winters, Karen Baum and Daina Michelle Griffith rehearse for PICT Classic Theatre's production of Alan Ayckbourn's " How the Other Half Loves." In the script, the playwright includes specific instructions for set designers.

Stage preview: Two worlds, one set challenges PICT designer

PICT returns to Oakland for an Ayckbourn comedy that features two worlds existing side by side.

1 day ago

 Nintendo's WiiU game "Splatoon" features undersea characters.

Game review: Nintendo goes under the sea for colorful 'Splatoon'

The newest Wii U game creates new characters while reinventing the shooter genre with an objective that is far less violent than warfare.

1 day ago

 David Toole portrays Jamie and Erin Lindsey Krom is Cathy, a couple who tell their love story from different time perids in Front Porch Theatricals' production of "The Last Five Years."

Stage review: 'The Last Five Years' chronicles a love story from start to finish to start

David Toole and Erin Lindsey Krom are the appealing performers in Front Porch Theatricals’ latest summer musical.

1 day ago

 Rania Matar's "Stephanie, Beirut, Lebanon," 2010, from the artist's series "A Girl and Her Room."

Art notes: Women photographers depict the Middle East

“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers From Iran and the Arab World” opens Saturday at Carnegie Museum of Art with a curator’s talk.

1 day ago

In local Nielsen ratings, 'Dr Oz,' 6 a.m. newscasts dip

KDKA news leads recent sweeps period, but viewership is down across the board for 25-54 demo

1 day ago

WPNT-TV to focus on sports

The former WPMY gets right to the Pointcq with a transition to sports/entertainment programming.

1 day ago

PEOPLE: B.B. King's daughters, Jessica Lange

Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates, but the coroner says

1 day ago

 FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo, actor Liam Neeson poses for photographers during the presentation of the film "Run All Night" in Madrid. Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than Neeson, according to the Nielsen Company's first "N-Scores," released Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin, File)

Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson.

2 days ago

 Marina and the Diamonds at Stage AE

Concert Review: Marina and the Diamonds fill Stage AE with bright, confident pop

Diamandis easily commanded the stage over her hour-long performance.

1 day ago

 Tailgaters dance on the North Shore before the 2013 Kenny Chesney concert.

Tailgating hours condensed for Saturday's Kenny Chesney show at Heinz Field

The Heinz Field parking lots will open at 1 p.m,. and the gates for the Big Revival Tour show will open at 4 p.m.

2 days ago

 Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men coming to Stage AE Sept. 16

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 5 for the Icelandic band.

2 days ago

 A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.3 billion deal

The cash and stock deal comes just one month after Comcast Corp. dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable.

2 days ago

Blade lover: 'Love in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction' by Judd Richter

Novelist Judd Richter explores what happens when humans and robots fall in love.

2 days ago

Blood on the trail: 'Jacksonland: Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab' by Steve Inskeep

We all knew the Trail of Tears was one of the most brutal chapters in American history, but author Steve Inskeep lays out the bloody

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media instructor Jayla Patton.

Let's talk about art: Animation artist/educator Jayla Patton

A local artist and part of Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Youth Media Program, Jayla Patton found her love of animation as a youth herself.

2 days ago

 Bill Paxton stars as Sam Houston in "Texas Rising."

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Paxton

The actor plays his distant cousin, legendary Texan Sam Houston, in the epic new mini-series “Texas Rising” on the History Channel.

3 days ago

 The Zac Brown Band offered a wide-ranging menu, but stepped out with "Homegrown," a song from the chart-topping new album, "Jekyll + Hyde," aimed right at the heart of modern country radio.

Concert Review: Zac Brown Band throws a country music party at the Pavilion

The band covers Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Beatles and more, jumping through genres and jamming through 10-minute songs.

3 days ago

 Time Warner Center in New York City. A series of mergers is remaking the market for broadband Internet and cable television in the United States.

Report: Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The combined companies could have as many as 23 million customers, just behind Comcast's 27.2 million customers.

3 days ago

 John Schalcosky, founder of Odd Pittsburgh, and holding a copy of a photo from 1934,  stands in front of the Skinny Building on the corner of Wood and Forbes, Downtown.

Skinny Building mystery — and others — solved by researcher into Pittsburgh oddities

When the renovation of Downtown’s Skinny Building sparked comments about its mysterious origins last week, John Schalcosky went to work.

3 days ago

 In this Nov. 6, 2003, file photo, Jerry Stiller, left, and his wife Anne Meara pose on the set of "The King of Queens," at Sony Studio in Culver City, Calif. Meara, whose comic work with husband helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

Obituary: Anne Meara / Actress, comedian, wife of Jerry Stiller and mom of Ben

She was a loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress.

3 days ago

 fireWALL dancers, from left, Cammi Nevarez, Jenna Rae Smith, Glenna Clark, Sara Cohen, Elisa-Marie Alaio.

Young Pittsburgh dance companies striving to succeed

Meet a few of the fledgling companies that are carving out their place in Pittsburgh’s growing dance scene.

4 days ago

 "Something Rotten!" stars Brian d'Arcy James, center, and Christian Borle.

Broadway reviews: 'Something Rotten!' and 'Gigi' boast plenty of highlights

A Broadway original and a Tony nominee are reviewed by our critics.

4 days ago

 "One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway" by Asne Seierstad.

'One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik': The unthinkable act of political savagery in Norway

Award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad tells the tale of the murder of 77 Norwegians by a troubled loner in 2011.

4 days ago

 "Early Warning" by Jane Smiley

'Early Warning': The sequel to 'Some Luck' strikes a different tone

Jane Smiley’s chronicle of the Langdon family of Denby, Iowa, has undergone an astonishingly rapid evolution.

4 days ago

 "The Children's Crusade" by Ann Packer.

'The Children's Crusade' a sublime exploration of one family

Author of the best-selling and award-winning “The Dive From Clausen’s Pier,” Ann Packer is a wonderful portraitist.

4 days ago

 In March 2002, John Nash, left, and his wife Alicia arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Mr. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday.

John Nash, portrayed in 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in NJ car crash

Mr. Nash, who attended Carnegie Mellon, was killed along with his wife, Alicia, in a crash on Saturday.

3 days ago


Questions answered about online streaming vs. cable, how reality show stars cash in and “The Flash.”

4 days ago

 NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" films its show in Swissvale at the Carrie Furnace on Friday.

Carrie Furnace is steely backdrop for 'American Ninja Warrior' filming

In Pittsburgh, the bright lights of filming the action reality show “American Ninja Warrior” compete with the echoes of history.

4 days ago

2Do this week, May 24-30: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO presents the final Fiddlesticks family concert of the season, comedian Gary Owen plays the Pittsburgh Improv ...

4 days ago

 "I loved every minute of it," said Alicia Giove of her experience of trying to get a spot on the reality show "Masterchef."

Reality check: 'MasterChef' bypasses Penn Hills teacher

No “MasterChef” apron for local home cook Alicia Giove; a Monaca woman’s story is a ratings winner.

5 days ago

Jazz Orchestra seeking students for training programs

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and City Music Center of Duquesne University are registering students for two new training programs.

5 days ago

 Kennedi Clements as Madison Bowen reaches out to apparitions that have invaded her family's home in "Poltergeist."

Movie review: 'Poltergeist' remake is silly, not spooky

To call “Poltergeist” laughable is not the same thing as saying it’s bad (although it is that, too). It’s just that it seems less

5 days ago

Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday they will not file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow.

6 days ago

 The route for the 2015 Open Streets day, May 24, from Market Square, Downtown, to Lawrenceville.

5 things we are loving this week

Dancing in the streets, Everybody loves robots, Babs tells it as it is, Honoring B.B. King  and Fun-raising.

5 days ago

 Josh Duggar has resigned as executive director of FRC Action.

TLC pulls repeats of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ amid Josh Duggar controversy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — TLC pulled the reality series “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual

5 days ago