Arts & Entertainment

 Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan star in "Creed."

A feast of films on Thanksgiving Eve

“Creed,” “Good Dinosaur,” “Brooklyn,” “Trumbo” and “Victor Frankenstein” arrive in theaters just in time for the holiday.

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 Laurie Klatscher, Alec Silberblatt  and Siovhan Christensen during a preview of "Chickens in The Yard" by Hatch Arts Collective.

Stage review: Quantum gets quirky with 'Chickens in the Yard'

The play touches down in Lawrenceville with themes of acceptance and family, as it inaugurates the theater company’s New Voices program.

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 From left, Louis C.K. stars as Arlen Hird and Michael Stuhlbarg stars as Edward G. Robinson in Jay Roach’s "Trumbo."

Michael Stuhlbarg plays Edward G. Robinson in 'Trumbo'

Michael Stuhlbarg tried to make himself as “small and squat” as possible to play Edward G. Robinson in “Trumbo” opposite Bryan Cranston.

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 Meryl Streep stars in "Ricki and the Flash."

New on DVD

“America Ultra,” “Ricki and the Flash,” and “Shaun the Sheep Movie” hits store shelves.

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 The stars of "Superstore" from left: Lauren Ash, Nico Santos, Ben Feldman, America Ferrera, Mark McKinney, Nichole Bloom and Colton Dunn.

Tuned in: ‘Peak TV’ brings new premiere, cancellation patterns

NBC debuts two new comedies, “Superstore” and “Telenovela,” a month before they begin airing weekly.

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 Blues musician Jimmy Adler.

Music preview: CAPA teacher Jimmy Adler takes a ride down 'Grease Alley'

Blues singer-guitarist finds a haven for the music in San Jose with new album.

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 Shu Qi portrays Nie Yinniang in "The Assassin."

Movie review: 'The Assassin' is a Zen-like martial-arts movie

Although  "The Assassin" is technically a wuxia film — martial arts, swordplay — it is much more a film of stillness, quiet, beauty.

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 John Stamos ntered a no contest plea on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of a drug filed after the actor’s arrest in Beverly Hills in June.

PEOPLE: Adele, John Stamos, Albie Hecht and more!

Adele “25” sets first-week sales record, besting ’N Sync’s “No Strings Attached” album from 2000.

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 The Village Theater Company board of directors announced that Carolina Pais-Barreto Beyers has been appointed executive director of the Sewickley-based nonprofit. The organization is building and operating the Vanguard Theater, a film art house and cultural venue.

Village Theater names executive director

The group is in the process of building the Vanguard Theater, slated to open in September 2016.

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 Mark Milovats.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

A listing of weekend events

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 The Doobie Brothers, left to right, John Cowan, Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, John McFee and Tony Pia perform in New York City in June 2013.

Journey, Doobie Brothers coming to Pittsburgh in July

The San Francisco Fest 2016 Tour will stop at the First Niagara Pavilion on July 16.

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 Josh Groban is returning to Pittsburgh next summer to perform  at the First Niagara Pavilion with special guest Sarah McLachlan.

Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan tour will play Pavilion in August

Tickets for the Josh Groban concert go on sale at 10 a.m., Dec. 11 at

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 Joanna Newsom plays at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on Dec. 12.

December's hottest concerts in Pittsburgh

December is not the most popular month for touring acts but these artists are daring to hit the road.

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 Al Barr of Dropkick Murphys performs onstage during Day 2 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

Dropkick Murphys 20th Anniversary Tour will make stop at Stage AE

Tickets for the March 8 show go on sale Friday.

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 Gabriel King, left, Patrick Jordan, Casey Cott and Brendan Griffin in barebones productions' "Small Engine Repair."

Stage review: Pals' reunion takes an outrageous turn in barebones play

Friends mix vulgarity with loyalty and a shocking agenda in “Small Engine Repair,” a presentation at the black box theater in Braddock.

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PEOPLE: Adele, Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara and more!

In three days, Adele’s new album has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the United States.

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 Gregg Allman.

Gregg Allman to perform in Pittsburgh in April

The soulful singer-songwriter-pianist, who released "Low Country Blues" in 2011, has been touring exclusively as a solo artist.

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 Michael B. Jordan in "Creed."

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Michael B. Jordan

Actor Michael B. Jordan comes out swinging in the Rocky spin-off, “Creed.”  He took a year to build up mind, body and spirit for the role.

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 Detail of "Claude Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil," 1873, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

'Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse' is a rejuvenating escape

A new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a visual feast of works by artists familiar and new.

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 Saoirse Ronan as Eilis in "Brooklyn."

Saoirse Ronan moves into more grown-up roles in 'Brooklyn'

Not everyone may know how to pronounce actress Saoirse Ronan’s name, but they recognize her face, talent and burgeoning fame.

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 Kalani Queypo as Squanto in National Geographic Channel’s “Saints & Strangers.”

TV previews: A dramatic miniseries and a new documentary retell the pilgrim story

National Geographic Channel debuts the four-hour drama “Saints & Strangers” as PBS offers Ric Burns’ documentary “The Pilgrims.”

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 Scott Caan, right, appears in fewer episodes of CBS's "Hawaii Five-0" than Alex O'Loughlin.

TV Q&A: Explaining the timing of Emergency Broadcast System tests

Questions answered about weather coverage on local newscasts and the status of an actor on “Hawaii Five-0.”

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 British actor and director Kenneth Branagh stars in "The Painkiller," part of the Post-Gazette Critic's Choice theater tour in London.

Kenneth Branagh headlines 2016 PG London Theater Trip

The 2016 Post-Gazette Critic's Choice theater tour heads to London March 6-13, when the daffodils and magnolias will be in bloom.

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2Do this week, Nov. 22-28: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Legendary soul group the Dramatics headline the Donald Patterson Jr. Keeping Soul Music Alive Awards tonight.

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 Ruben Graciani, chair of Point Park University's dance department.

Ruben Graciani settling in as head of Point Park dance department

Curriculum changes, community collaborations and choreographer commissions are just some of what he’s been up to in the past year.

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'The Crossing': Michael Connelly brings back Bosch for a riveting L.A. thriller

Harry Bosch is back: the former cop turned private investigator plays defense for an accused murderer

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 "Avenue of Mysteries" by John Irving

'Avenue of Mysteries': John Irving's novel of an aged writer assessing an unhappy life

Mr. Irving explores memory and the creative process, sketching a milieu where the abnormal is commonplace.

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 "Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution" by David Preston

'Braddock’s Defeat': The definitive book on the Battle of the Monongahela, 1755

Historian David Preston is much kinder to Braddock than others have been, detailing the secret war between Britain and France.

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 Author Lois Lowry at her home in Cambridge, Mass.

Lecture preview: 'Giver' author dislikes dystopian label

Lois Lowry, speaking in Pittsburgh Sunday, has created fantastical literary worlds in which young people save the day.

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 Fox Chapel native and Tony winner Christian Borle will be  featured on “Broadway at the White House,” airing Thursday night on TLC.

Reality check: Fox Chapel's Borle part of TLC special

Pittsburgh’s Christian Borle is part of “Broadway at the White House,” airing Thanksgiving night.

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 A miniature Teenie Harris takes a picture of the front of the new Crawford Grill building at the Miniature Railroad and Building at the Carnegie Science Center.  Patricia Everly, Curator of Historic Exhibits at the Carnegie Science Center, used Teenie Harris’s pictures to create her replica.

5 Things We Are Loving This Week, Nov. 21

The Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village adds another iconic Hill District venue with its new Crawford Grill feature.

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 Dancers perform Joan Wagman’s “RiseFallRiseFallRise” at Wood Street Galleries, Downtown, as part of 5 Performances a weekly series presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Dance preview: 5 Performances series brings diverse dance to Wood Street Galleries

The collaborative pop-up dance series began in October and runs through this weekend in the intimate gallery space Downtown.

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 Michael Keaton as Walter "Robby" Robinson and Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes work on an investigation into the cover-up of child abuse by Catholic priests in Boston in "Spotlight."

Movie review: 'Spotlight' shines light on excellent ensemble cast

Actors including Michael Keaton dig into their roles as members of a Boston Globe investigative team and its story about clergy sex abuse.

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 Joniece Abbott-Pratt plays Nina in City Theatre's production of "Sunset Baby."

Stage review: City Theatre’s 'Sunset Baby' is a dynamic tale of family, love and loss

Dominique Morisseau’s drama runs through Dec. 13 at the South Side theater’s Hamburg Studio.

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 Joe Manganiello, left, and Sofia Vergara  arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in May in New York.  The couple are expected to tie the knot this weekend in Florida.

Lavish nuptials expected for Vergara, Manganiello

It’s the big wedding weekend for Mt. Lebanon’s Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara in Florida.

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 Liam Hemsworth, front left, Sam Claflin, back left, Evan Ross and Jennifer Lawrence star in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2."

Movie review: 'Hunger Games' finale stays true to source

The film franchise based on Suzanne Collins’ novels comes to an end in a serious manner.

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 Among cast members of "Spotlight" are, from left, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton and John Slattery.

Newsroom drama tells real story behind the print

From the unglamourous clothing and goodbye cakes to the occasional smell of a dead rat, “Spotlight” gets it right.

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 Rufus Sewell portrays John Smith, both a Long Island family man and a ruthless SS commanding officer, in "The Man in the High Castle."

Tuned in: Stylish ‘The Man in the High Castle’ low on substance

Amazon’s latest drama series looks amazing but the slow-moving plot needs more energy to suck viewers in for a binge.

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 Julia Roberts portrays a distraught detective in "Secret in Their Eyes."

Movie review: 'Secret in Their Eyes' not so thrilling

“Secret in Their Eyes,” a Hollywood remake of an Oscar-winning foreign thriller, misses the mark.

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 Billy Porter, center, with co-star Stark Sands, left center, and the "Kinky Boots" Angels. Pittsburgh native Porter is set to leave his Tony-winning role as drag queen Lola tonight.

Tony winner Billy Porter takes final bow in 'Kinky Boots'

We look back on Billy Porter’s journey to the heights of Broadway musical success and what’s next for the Pittsburgh native.

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 A poster for August Wilson's "Piano Lesson" at the August Wilson Center this weekend.

Stage review: Wilson's 'Piano Lesson' is in good hands with Playwrights

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre stages August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” at the August Wilson Center.

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 Elizabeth Banks, left, portrays Effie Trinket and Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games Mockingjay -- Part 2."

Family Film Guide: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2' and 'Secret in Their Eyes'

The “Hunger Games” finale is PG-13, for tweens and up; “Secret in Their Eyes,” also PG-13, is suitable for mature high schoolers and older.

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 Former TV reality star Josh Duggar has been accused of assaulting an adult film actress.

People: Josh Duggar, Adele, Charlie Sheen, Oprah Winfrey, Kelsey Grammer

An adult film actress claims reality TV star Josh Duggar assaulted her in March.

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 Justin Sane and Chris No. 2 of Anti-Flag at 11th St. Records in Las Vegas in May.

Anti-Flag: Live, unplugged and full of fire in Las Vegas

Justin Sane and Chris No. 2 reveal special camaraderie on “Live Acoustic at 11th Street Records” recorded in Las Vegas.

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 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Seth Rogen star in "The Night Before."

Movie review: New comedy is an instant Christmas classic: naughty, but nice

“The Night Before” is a holiday hybrid and a funny one, thanks to its leading men Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Steelers, WDVE extend broadcast partnership

WDVE-FM has been the team’s flagship station since 1999.

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Norwin High band captures first place at national competition

Members competed against seven other bands in the category for ensembles of more than 136 performers.

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Engineer-turned-photographer captures cityscape, nature

J.P. Diroll of West Deer has two favorite subjects, Pittsburgh and nature, and he strives to include both in most of his photographs.

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 Zachary Luchetti’s interest in music began at age 7 when his parents signed him up for piano lessons with a local teacher

Resume: Newsmaker you should know / Opera singer Zachary Luchetti finds niche in lesser-known companies

Zachary Luchetti of Mount Washington: “Now my goal is not about making it big, but making good art."

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 David Sanborn.

Music Preview: Saxophonist David Sanborn brings new album to MCG Jazz series

Jazz man says Pittsburgh was one of his best early cities.

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