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 Emma Bowser, 10, holds back 700-pound Jersey cow Rapunzel, from entering the judging ring too early during a previous Big Butler Fair. Rapunzel, from Rocky Maple Farm in Slippery Rock, went on to win two blue ribbons. This year's fair opens Friday and runs through July 11.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The Big Butler Fair, Kennywood fireworks, comedy and the Symphony are all on the slate for the coming holiday weekend.

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 Joe Manganiello in "Magic Mike XXL."

Joe Manganiello ate like a bodybuilder for 'Magic Mike' sequel

Eating for one but ordering for two is how Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello prepared for his beekcake role in  “Magic Mike XXL.”

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 Train singer Pat Monahan at the First Niagara Pavilion on Tuesday.

Train pulls into Pavilion with lively, colorful show

Picasso at the Wheel Tour is big on audience participation at First Niagara Pavilion.

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 As previews roll at the Dependable Drive-In in Moon Township, lights from nearby businesses give off a faint glow behind the trees.

Brian O'Neill: Drive-ins make nice story that's more than nostalgia

No need to just be nostalgic about drive-ins when you can still go.

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 The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium got into the act of joining the #JurassicZookeepers meme movement as zookeepers around the world began tweeting themselves posed in front of animals as Chris Pratt's character is in front of the raptors of the movie "Jurassic World." According to The New York Times, zookeeper enthusiasm may be rooted in the depiction of the human-animal relationship that the character explains, “It's not about control. It's a relationship based on respect." The Pittsburgh Zoo tweeted, "one more just for fun" with its arapaima, native to South America and among the largest freshwater fish in the world.

5 Things we are loving this week: June 27

Zookeepers around the world, including Pittsburgh, have been tweeting themselves posed with animals a la the raptors of “Jurassic World.”

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 Kid Rock performs at First Niagara Pavilion on Sunday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Helen Mirren’s “The Audience,” a Phat Man Dee sendoff party, and an evening with Dr. Cyril Wecht, all on the agenda for this weekend.

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 Producer Jeremy Dawson and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon on the set of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' director found Pittsburgh picture perfect

It was love at first sight for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon when he came to scout Pittsburgh.

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 Olivia Cooke, Katherine Hughes, and Thomas Mann on set of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

Pittsburgh sites play role in movie productions

As in real estate, filmmaking is often all about location, location and location, as Pittsburgh’s “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” proves.

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 Composer James Horner arrives at the 82nd annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon in Beverly Hills in February 2010.

'Titanic' composer James Horner dies in California plane crash

The aircraft -- a two-seater single-engine S312 Tucano -- crashed north of Santa Barbara in the Los Padres National Forest.

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 The Marx Brothers: Harpo, Chico and Groucho

Let's talk about art: The Marx Brothers

The Marx Brothers influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, from the Three Stooges to Woody Allen to Judd Apatow.

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Obituary: Jack Rollins / Legendary talent manager who had long comedy client list

Along the way, he helped create the role of the modern show business manager.

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 "Inside Out" producer Jonas Rivera and director Pete Docter.

For 'Inside' creators, movie was 'A love letter to our daughters'

When you make Pixar movies, everything feeds the imagination, from your family to your childhood imaginary playmates and favorite toys.

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 Eddie DeBruce of Penn Hills

Penn Hills boy debuts in 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

Edward “Eddie” DeBruce, 9, of Penn Hills, struggled while preparing for the audition because his line contained a “bad” word.

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 Country singer Dierks Bentley will perform at First Niagara  Pavilion Saturday night at 7.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

PSO performing Disney music, a new opera, Imagine Dragons, the Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party and Dierks Bentley are on tap.

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 Writer Jesse Andrews enjoys "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" Day on Tuesday at Pittsburgh City Council chambers.

Council honors Pittsburgh native Andrews, force behind 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

June 16 was proclaimed Jesse Andrews’ “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” Day, for the Pittsburgh-inspired novel and film.

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 "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" stars: Left is RJ Cyler (Earl), Olivia Cooke (the dying girl) and Thomas Mann (me).

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' actors glad to return to Pittsburgh

The actors have matured in every way since filming here a year ago.

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 Thomas Mann, who plays Greg in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," talks to the media Tuesday at an invitational screening at AMC-Loews in the Waterfront.

AMC at Waterfront rolls out the red carpet for cast and crew of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

AMC-Loews at the Waterfront rolled out the red carpet, literally, for cast and crew of Pittsburgh-based “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”

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 Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) in Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking masterpiece "Jurassic Park."

First 'Jurassic Park' clearly the best

Every “Jurassic Park” movie features a moment where someone screams “Run!” but this is how to tell the first three dino adventures apart.

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 "The Penguins of Madagascar" will be shown July 22 at SouthSide Works Cinema as part of its $1 family film summer series.

Film notes: Family summer series to start at SouthSide Works Cinema

SouthSide Works Cinema will offer family-friendly blockbusters for a buck starting Wednesday with “Jumanji” starring Robin Williams.

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Family Film Guide: 'Jurassic World'

The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective.

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 Gavin Dietz

Shaler student Gavin Dietz makes motion picture debut in 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

The movie, based on a book written by Pittsburgh native Jesse Andrew, took two top awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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Documentary produced by Richland resident to highlight female veterans

JulieHara DeStefano thought of the project after watching a segment of Oprah on female veterans.

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 Sir Christopher Lee

Actor Christopher Lee dies at the age of 93

The veteran actor is best known for a variety of films from Dracula to The Wicker Man through to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Humphrey: More revenue needed at Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Expenses and revenue shortfall forced layoffs at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

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 Left to right: Mr. Krabs (as Sir Pinch-A-Lot), SpongeBob SquarePants (as The Invincibubble), Antonio Banderas (as Burger Beard), and Patrick Star (as Mr. Superawesomeness), in "SpongeBob Out of Water."

New to DVD this week

"The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," "McFarland, USA," and the bomb "Jupiter Ascending" hit store shelves.

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 On Pittsburgh's North Shore the statue of Roberto Clemente watches over PNC Park.  The Pirates legend is now slated to be the subject of major motion picture biography.

Movie to tell the Roberto Clemente story

Pirate superstar Roberto Clemente will get the big-screen treatment courtesy of Legendary and Fuego Films.

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 Glen Campbell during a farewell tour performance at the Byham Theater in 2013.  At right is his daughter Ashley Campbell.

Glen Campbell movie raises awareness of Alzheimer's

The Jewish Association on Aging will host an exclusive screening of the Glen Campbell documentary “I’ll Be Me.”

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 In this photo from 2008, Richard McGann, at home in Brookline, who is deaf and blind, jokes with friend Deborah Gates, who is an interpreter.

Deaf and blind Brookline man sues Cinemark

Richard McGann sues Cinemark, claiming the theater company violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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