Akira Endo, 1998.

Obituary: Akira Endo / Music director for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Akira Endo had the talent to elevate a performance by conducting with his special touch.

1 day ago

Steely Dan plans show at Benedum for Aug. 11

This will be the Hall of Fame band's first visit here since 2006.

2 days ago

 Billy's Porter's new album, "Billy's Back on Broadway," comes out Tuesday.

After winning a Tony and a Grammy, Billy Porter still thrills them on Broadway, and now here comes an album

Pittsburgh-born artist Billy Porter is having a moment that includes his first album in 10 years.

3 days ago

 John Witherspoon will perform at the Pittsburgh Improv Friday through Sunday.

2Do this week, April 13-19: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

"Open Mic Poetry Night," Prime Stage Theatre's celebration of Shakespeare, I Promise Now concert and comedian John Witherspoon are on tap.

3 days ago

 Alto saxophonist Bobby Watson.

Bobby Watson always aims to connect with audience

Sax player's career has been about maintaining personal relationships, not just writing and playing his music.

5 days ago

PSO violinist to play Boston Marathon benefit

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violinist Susanne Park will run the Boston Marathon on behalf of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

5 days ago

 Clay Cook, Zac Brown and Jimmy De Martini of the Band.

Zac Brown Band to play July 12 at First Niagara Pavilion

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18 via, all Ticketmaster locations and 800-745-3000.

5 days ago

Film Notes: Fundraiser to benefit Denis

Follow the yellow brick road to a "Wizard of Oz"-themed fundraiser to renovate and reopen the Denis Theatre in Mt. Lebanon.

5 days ago

 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings get back on the road

Sharon Jones says when she was diagnosed with cancer, "I thought I wasn't going to be here. I really thought I was going to die."

6 days ago

 Simone Dinnerstein.

Pianist Dinnerstein committed to Bach music

Simone Dinnerstein will perform works by Muhly, Bach, Schumann and Beethoven in a solo recital.

6 days ago

Music Reviews

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings fill the Byham with Apollo soul

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings came through Sunday night for the final show of their tour, determined to "go out with a bang,"

Concert review: A rockin' St. Vincent strange but stunning at Stage AE

The artist formerly known as Annie Clark was back to the grind in Pittsburgh on the night after "the best night her life."



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