Arts & Entertainment

 Katy Perry  performs "Opens with Roar" at Consol Energy Center, Tuesday night.

Katy Perry puts on award-style spectacle at Consol Energy Center

Pop star Katy Perry delivered a nearly two-hour spec­ta­cle, with nine ward­robe changes, she jumped rope and road a me­chan­i­cal horse.

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 Patrick Jordan, left, who plays the defendant, holds onto the defense attorney, played by David Whalen, in Kinetic Theatre's  production of David Mamet's political farce "Romance."

Stage review: 'Romance' a fine farce for Kinetic

David Mamet's "Romance" at Kinetic Theatre is the perfect light offering for the summer heat.

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Rick Braun joins Jazz Attack

Rick Braun joins acoustic guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Steve "Euge Groove" Grove for the MCG Jazz-sponsored "Jazz Attack" Friday.

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PEOPLE: Sherri Shepherd, Carrie Preston, Billy Bob Thornton and more!

“The View‘‍s” Sherri Shepherd settled one of her two custody battles Monday in a Los Angeles court.

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 Crew member Jim Ledoux puts a microphone on actor Patch Twigger, who is participating in the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. The camp is an inclusive program for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Travolta Film Camp helps those with disorders get ready for close-up

The Joey Travolta Film Camp teaches adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.

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 Sean Michael Kerr is Agent Oscar and Millie Davis is Ms. O on "Odd Squad," a live-action series that will help kids ages 5-8 learn match. Produced by The Fred Rogers Company, it will premiere in November on PBS.

Tuned In: Rogers Company debuts third series

The Fred Rogers Company preps “Odd Squad” for PBS; wedding bells at “Two and a Half Men;” details on “Fargo” season two.

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Movie review: Monty Python serves up usual shenanigans

G‘‍Day, Bruce! Monty Python performs together for (probably) the very last time, and many get to see it on the big screen.

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 Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild will star in the world premiere of "An American in Paris" at the Theatre du Chatelet in Pars on Nov. 22. It will be co-produced by Pittsburgh CLO.

French connections: Pittsburgh's CLO and Paris theater pair for new show

In any language, the new musical “An American in Paris” crafts a message of love and hope through dance.

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  "Navajo Point Diamond (Grand Canyon)" is among several multiple-exposure "Polaroids" made by Corey Escoto using Fuji Color Instant Film. His solo exhibition, "Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand," at Carnegie Museum of Art, is part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Bienniel.

Pittsburgh Biennial 2014 launches at the Carnegie with artist Corey Escoto

“Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand” at Carnegie Museum of Art is the first of eight exhibitions that make up the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

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 Jesse Andrews, Pittsburgh native and author of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," tells a group of students and recent graduates in the backyard of teacher Joe Ehrman: "Writing is more important than being a writer."

Students gather to learn and laugh with novelist and Schenley grad Jesse Andrews

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” author Jesse Andrews met last week with students and faculty from Obama Academy and Schenley High School.

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 Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard, of Florida Georgia Line, will take the stage Saturday at PNC Park along with Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean.

Pittsburgh lays out rules ahead of concert at PNC Park

The June 21 Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field spawned hours of extended tailgating, fights, arrests and mounds of trash.

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  Musician Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo tired the knot over the weekend, with actor Jonah Hill officiating.

PEOPLE: Adam Levine, John Mellencamp, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more!

Jonah Hill officiates at Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’‍s tropical wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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 "The Simpsons" will cross over into "The Family Guy" in September.

Tuned In: 'Simpsons' branches out in 26th season

“The Simpsons” enters its 26th season with new adventures on broadcast and cable; FX renews “Fargo.”

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Review: DVD captures modernized 'Ariadne' from Glyndebourne Festival

Glyndebourne Festival‘‍s staging of “Ariadne auf Naxos” moves Greek opera to 1940s England -- and it works. 

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 Britain's Prince George walks during a July 2 visit to the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. He turns 1 today.

Royal family stays low-key as the little prince turns 1

Prince George, heir to the British throne after his father and grandfather, celebrates his birthday today.

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 Katy Perry performs during The Prismatic World Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., last month. She plays Consol Energy Center tonight.

Katy Perry's star keeps rising

Six years after playing Burgettstown, Katy Perry is a 17-hit wonder and on her third headlining tour, playing Consol Energy Center tonight.

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 Claude O'Steen

Let’s Talk About Art: Claude O'Steen

Filmmaker Claude O‘‍Steen reaches into childhood and the stories his father told around the dinner table to create his narratives on film.

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Detours possible today during movie filming in Brentwood

Filming of the boxing movie "Southpaw" may cause detours today along Brownsville Road in Carrick and Brentwood.

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 "Gotham" cast includes Robin Lord Taylor, Jada Pinkett Smith, guest star Cory Michael Smith, guest star Clare Foley, Donal Logue, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee.

Tuned In: Fox's 'Gotham' a dark take on the Dark Knight

Fox executives hope a Batman-less “Gotham” can help improve their ratings; TCA Award winners announced.

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 Michael Chernus.

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Michael Chernus

Award-winning actor Michael Chernus says acting helped him make friends growing up in Ohio and now he is influencing people with his talent.

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The music of John Williams brings magic to the Pittsburgh Symphony

Under the direction of Lawrence Loh, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to the film scores of Hollywood composer John Williams.

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Lord Huron captivates crowd at Mr. Smalls

Listening to Lord Huron through headphones is a relaxing, even regenerative experience. The band's stage presence is anything but.

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 Actor James Garner arrives for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles in 2005. He died Saturday,  according to Los Angeles police. He was 86.

Actor James Garner, star of 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files,' dies at 86

Although he was adept at drama and action, Mr. Garner was best known for his low-key, wisecracking style.

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 Kevin "Slim" Forsythe performs with the house band, The Beagle Brothers live at the Neid's Hotel in Lawrenceville.

Slim Forsythe 'Live at Nied's Hotel'

KickStarter campaign launches country singer Slim Forsythe's pilot for "Live at Nied's Hotel" variety show.

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 Elizabeth Stanley as Grizabella in Pittsburgh CLO's "Cats" at Benedum Center through July 27.

'Cats' pounces into Benedum Center and the CLO stage

After an 18-year run, Andrew Lloyd Webber‘‍s musical take on T.S. Eliot’‍s “Old Possum‘‍s Book of Practical Cats” is very much alive and

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 An on-site celebration Aug. 16 will kick off a fundraising campaign to rehabilitate the Carrie deer.

Carrie deer: History through the artist's lens

A giant scrap deer, known as the "gatekeeper," is part of the legacy of the Carrie Furnaces and is a 40-foot monument to the mill's demise.

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Book Review: a 500-pound fable that's glassy but opaque

Josh Weil’s “The Great Glass Sea” is a modern parable in fairy-tale Russia.

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2Do This Week, July 20-26: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

On Wednesday, the Milk Carton Kids perform at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater while Boyz II Men joins the PSO at Heinz Hall.

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 Diana Gabaldon, author of "Written in My Own Heart's Blood."

Book review: Romance novelist’s latest time travel opus has more heart than soul

Diana Gabaldon‘‍s “Written in My Own Heart’‍s Blood” is the eighth installment in the author‘‍s time-traveling Outlander series.

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 Novelist James Lee Burke, author of "The Wayfaring Stranger."

Book Review: James Lee Burke turns a lyrical eye toward the Lone Star state

“Wayfaring Stranger” continues its  author‘‍s theme of the presence of evil in the world and how good people respond to it.

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 Joe Sacco, author of "The Great War."

Book Review: Cartoonist explores a key battle in WWI with mixed results

The first thing you notice about Joe Sacco’s “The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme” is its scope.

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  Her rehearsal cat tail flies as Lily Emilia Smith of Mt. Lebanon rehearses for her role as Jellylorum  for the Pittsburgh CLO production of "Cats.  She will also perform as Griddlebone in the musical running at the Benedum Center through next Sunday.

Mt. Lebanon native returns home as a 'Cat'

Lily Emilia Smith plays Jellylorum and Griddlebone in Pittsburgh CLO‘‍s “Cats,” then starts touring in September with "Annie."

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Mobile apps that offer help in getting there, parking

Mobile apps offer information to help alleviate parking and traffic headaches on the way to the show.

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 Concert goers record video and take pictures with cell phones at the Vans Warped Tour at First Niagara Pavilion last Tuesday.

Rock show behavior gets rockier all the time

Cell phones, excessive chatter and the stand-up/sit-down debate are among common annoyances at concerts these days.

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 Zachary Quinto at the announcement of "The Chair" project last January on the South Side.

Zachary Quinto wants more out of career than 'Heroes'

Green Tree native Zachary Quinto preps “The Chair” and a return to “Star Trek,” but he may not be back on the “Heroes” reboot.

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 A contemorary class practices Monday at Millennium Dance Complex in South Side.

Millennium Dance opens first East Coast location in Pittsburgh

Dancers are encouraged to find “unity in diversity” at the first East Coast franchise of the legendary Millennium Dance Complex.

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Don't upstage: The state of arts-going etiquette

Changing etiquette practices at theater, classical music and ballet performances reflect a more casual culture.

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Summerfest’s 'Ariadne on Naxos' excels at operatic fun

Opera Theater’s production is an extraordinary accomplishment for a small company with limited financial and stage resources.

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Wentworth Miller to guest on CW's 'Flash' as Captain Cold

Wentworth Miller, a Quaker Valley High School grad, will get a guest role on “Flash.”

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Concert Review: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble edgy in performance of world premiere

The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble performed the world premiere of Ted Hearne‘‍s “The Cage Variations.”

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 FILE  - In this 2010 publicity file image released by Fox, the cast of "Glee," front row from left, Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale and Lea Michele, center row from left, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dijon Talton, Mark Salling and Dianna Agron, back row from left, Heather Morris, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr. and Naya Rivera perform "Don't Stop Believing" in the season finale episode of the series which aired on June 8, 2010. Glum news for "Glee" — Britain's High Court on Friday, July 18, 2014 says the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs. A judge has told Twentieth Century Fox that it must re-name the series in Britain, though the order won't take effect until an appeal has been heard.  (AP Photo/Fox, Adam Rose, File)

UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

A judge rules the Fox hit “Glee” has to change its name in the United Kingdom.

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 David Alpay and Marley Shelton in "The Lottery."

'Lottery' misses jackpot; 'NCIS' plans another spinoff

Lifetime's “The Lottery” begins in Pittsburgh; “NCIS” spins off to New Orleans.

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 Kelsey Batman and Alan Obuzor of Texture Contemporary Ballet.

Review: Texture Contemporary Ballet presents heartfelt program of dance, jazz

“Life, Love, & Jazz” was filled with a lot of each, performed by a cast of professional dancers with ties to companies near and far.

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 Vaughn Copeland eagerly awaits a first look at the bride in FYI's new series 'Married at First Sight."

Reality check: 'Married at First Sight' draws a rebuke

“Married at First Sight” offensive to some, and yet ...

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Stars react to death of Elaine Stritch

Celebrities pay tribute to Broadway veteran Elaine Stritch, who died Thursday at 89.

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 A detailed view of the 20-by-9-foot high large colorful billboard of the 1937 release of the animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."  The billboard features three scenes, with the main one showing a rosy-cheeked Snow White in front of a castle in her classic outfit with a bright yellow skirt, surrounded by the dwarfs and other characters from the film. Heritage Auctions said the rare billboard is expected to sell for at least $10,000 on Saturday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

PEOPLE: Shannon Guess Richardson, Jillian Michaels, Amanda Longacre and more!

"Walking Dead" actress Shannon Guess Richardson gets 18-year prison sentence for sending a ricin-laced letter to President Obama.

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Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards nominees

Beyonce and Eminem lead the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards.

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 Tea Leoni portrays Elizabeth McCord, the newly appointed secretary of state, in "Madame Secretary." It will air Sunday nights on CBS this fall.

Tuned In: CBS gives 'Good Wife' new lead-in

CBS introduces “Good Wife” companion “Madam Secretary” and considers its late-night options; “Facts of Life” cast members reunite.

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 Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric in Roman Polanski’s "Venus in Fur."

Movie review: Polanski's 'Venus in Fur' a playful work

Roman Polanski is ba-a-a-ck in rare form: "Venus in Fur," a dark comedy-drama, explores the S&M sexual dynamics of acting and directing.

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Dance preview: GRAB Productions to reach new boundaries in dance work

Former University of Pittsburgh students dance to reach “absent boundaries” in their first full-length performance at the Kelly Strayhorn.

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