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2012-05-05 00:00:00

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2012-03-29 11:25:00


New albums this week from Andrew Bird, Xiu Xiu, Bowerbirds, Ceremony and more

2012-03-08 09:02:00

Andrew Bird, "Break It Yourself": Andrew Bird is one of the great pop visionaries of the past decade.


Anti-Flag's 'The General Strike' delivers revolution

Anti-Flag's 'The General Strike' delivers revolution

2012-03-08 08:48:00

This week, Bruce Springsteen releases a new album that addresses the country's hard economic times. For the louder, faster, angrier version,


New to DVD: 'Jack and Jill,' 'Footloose' and 'Game of Thrones'

New to DVD: 'Jack and Jill,' 'Footloose' and 'Game of Thrones'

2012-03-08 08:45:00

It's been 27 years since Kevin Bacon played an outsider in "Footloose."


'Bob's Burgers' ready to serve up more good stories

'Bob's Burgers' ready to serve up more good stories

2012-03-08 08:44:00

Fox's "Bob's Burgers" debuted last season and quietly developed into a cult phenomenon.


Pittsburgh Ballet's 'Streetcar Named Desire' promises an emotional ride

Pittsburgh Ballet's 'Streetcar Named Desire' promises an emotional ride

2012-03-08 08:43:00

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre knows how to push the boundaries of ballet.


'Billion Dollar Movie' is sketchy at worst

'Billion Dollar Movie' is sketchy at worst

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Cartoon Network alumni Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim bring their lower-than-lowbrow "style" to the big screen.


Local Scene: 03/08/12

Local Scene: 03/08/12

2012-03-08 00:01:00

The Composure is free once again to do its own thing.


ToonSeum seeks donors to help replace comics

ToonSeum seeks donors to help replace comics

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Cleanup efforts are under way after comic books were ruined when a leak sent rain through ToonSeum warehouse.


Film Notes: Author on hand at 'Dog Jack' screening

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Florence Biros, author of the historical novel that inspired the family film "Dog Jack," will be signing autographs and taking


Hot List: 03/08/12

Hot List: 03/08/12

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Pittsburgh Savoyards are offering Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance."


PSO tuba player Craig Knox gets his moment in the spotlight with Previn commission

PSO tuba player Craig Knox gets his moment in the spotlight with Previn commission

2012-03-08 00:00:00

You don't think of delicate dancing when the tuba is involved.


City Theatre ventures into the diary of a 16-year-old girl in 'The Monster in the Hall'

City Theatre ventures into the diary of a 16-year-old girl in 'The Monster in the Hall'

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Tracy Brigden had little to refer to when creating the American premiere of 'The Monster in the Hall.'


WPXI believed Hines Ward spoof Web report

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Well, at least they were able to laugh about it later.


LA duo No Age brings the punk, the pop, the noise and everything in between

LA duo No Age brings the punk, the pop, the noise and everything in between

2012-03-08 00:00:00

When No Age turned up in 2008 the duo was heralded for a sound that was raw, noisy, arty, punk and gloriously lo-fi.


PNC Broadway Series' 2012-13 season filled with smash hits

PNC Broadway Series' 2012-13 season filled with smash hits

2012-03-07 20:42:00

Pittsburgh's upcoming Broadway Series season is packed with six shows on the road for the first time.


Jim Krenn announces his next venture

2012-03-07 15:41:00

The former WDVE-FM host plans a live comedy show and more.


Fake Hines Ward report catches WPXI in oops moment

Fake Hines Ward report catches WPXI in oops moment

2012-03-07 15:38:00

Fake Web report on Hines Ward signing with Baltimore makes it to WPXI's 6 a.m. report before issuing on-air correction.


'Play On': an illustrated look at Pittsburgh Symphony's past and present

'Play On': an illustrated look at Pittsburgh Symphony's past and present

2012-03-07 12:36:00

The illustrious history of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is now an illustrated one.


Paula Deen and brother sued in harassment case

2012-03-07 12:01:00

Paula Deen and her brother Earl W. "Bubba" Hiers are being sued.


Matt Damon and Christian Bale movies may start filming here in spring

Matt Damon and Christian Bale movies may start filming here in spring

2012-03-07 00:34:00

April will be anything but the cruelest month for filmmaking in Pittsburgh.


August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble celebrates artistic visions of four women choreographers

August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble celebrates artistic visions of four women choreographers

2012-03-07 00:00:00

"Dynamic Women of Dance" will feature works by choreographers Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Kiesha Lalama and Kim Bears-Bailey.


August Wilson Center exhibit explores African-American identity in the Appalachian Region

August Wilson Center exhibit explores African-American identity in the Appalachian Region

2012-03-07 00:00:00

An exhilarating exhibition at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Downtown, brings together potent artworks.


WTAE-TV adds reporter

2012-03-07 00:00:00

WTAE-TV is adding a new general assignment editor to the mix.


Boss swings through expectations with 'Wrecking Ball'

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Bruce Springsteen seems to be at his best when things are at their very worst


People: Rush Limbaugh, Lada Gaga, Connie Britton and Christina Hendricks

2012-03-07 00:00:00

It isn't just advertisers who want out of Rush Limbaugh's radio show. Artists do, too.


PG slideshow: The art town of Marfa, Texas

2012-03-06 10:35:00

Patricia Sheridan's photos from Marfa, where art is big.


Minimal, marvelous Marfa: avant-garde art, deep in Texas

Minimal, marvelous Marfa: avant-garde art, deep in Texas

2012-03-06 09:38:00

Artist Donald Judd infected this high desert cattle town with East Coast sensibilities in the 1970s. Now it's an outpost of avant-garde.


Fox Chapel Country Day School hosts benefit at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club

Fox Chapel Country Day School hosts benefit at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club

2012-03-06 08:25:00

The committee for Fox Chapel Country Day School's annual benefit exerted an Olympic effort Friday at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club.


KDKA leads from noon on in February sweeps ratings

2012-03-06 08:24:00

It was a leap sweeps this year, with local Nielsen ratings confirming KDKA-TV's strength in news broadcasts from lunchtime on.


Civic Light Opera hosts wine tasting and silent auction

Civic Light Opera hosts wine tasting and silent auction

2012-03-06 08:23:00

Guests enjoyed wine, champagne and comfort food at the Duquesne Club Friday while being serenaded by students from the Pittsburgh CLO Academ


Carlow's Women of Spirit Awards recipients announced

2012-03-06 08:07:00

The late Maggie Daley and cellist Anne Martindale Williams head Carlow University's 2012 Women of Spirit Awards recipients.


'Fashion Star' outfits in stores the next day

'Fashion Star' outfits in stores the next day

2012-03-06 06:42:00

Former Pittsburgher E.J. Johnston, son of former Penguins coach and general manager Ed Johnston, is among the show's executive producers.


Manchester Craftsmen's Guild celebrates 25th anniversary

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild celebrates 25th anniversary

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Jazz is alive and well at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild.


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plans free concert

2012-03-06 00:00:00

The Pittsburgh Symphony's second Music for the Spirit concert will take place at 7:30 p.m.


Wesley Spectrum Spring Gala held at Phipps

Wesley Spectrum Spring Gala held at Phipps

2012-03-06 00:00:00

The 12th annual Wesley Spectrum Spring Gala was held Saturday night at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.


People: Snooki, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Lange, Vanessa Lachey, Alex O'Loughlin

People: Snooki, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Lange, Vanessa Lachey, Alex O'Loughlin

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Not only is Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi expecting her first child with Jionni LaValle, but the happy couple are also engaged, People


University of Pittsburgh hosts opening of the Turkish Nationality Room

University of Pittsburgh hosts opening of the Turkish Nationality Room

2012-03-06 00:00:00

"It's a great day to be Turkish," said Arol Ablak at the grand opening of the Turkish Nationality Room


Let's Talk About Art: Art with a past

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Before the invention of celluloid plastic, all photographs were taken on glass plates.


JCC's Love Boat party held at the Jewish Community Center

JCC's Love Boat party held at the Jewish Community Center

2012-03-06 00:00:00

In light of recent headlines, the cruise industry may need some emergency PR. Helping the cause was the JCC's Love Boat party at the Jewish


Master Builders' Association hosts event at the Heinz Field Club

Master Builders' Association hosts event at the Heinz Field Club

2012-03-06 00:00:00

The Master Builders' Association held its annual Construction Industry Evening of Excellence


American Liver Foundation hosts benefit luncheon at the Fairmont Pittsburgh

American Liver Foundation hosts benefit luncheon at the Fairmont Pittsburgh

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Steeler Ryan Mundy mingled with fans during the American Liver Foundation's benefit luncheon "Tribute to Excellence"


Stage AE adds 3 shows

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Stage AE has added punk and metal to its spring lineup.


Toast of the Town event benefits Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation

Toast of the Town event benefits Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Toast of the Town had members of the Mt. Lebanon Junior Women's Club out for a good time and a good cause Saturday night.


Marilyn, Flogging Molly, Primus set for Stage AE

2012-03-05 16:04:00

Stage AE has added three shows to its spring/summer lineup: Marilyn Manson will play here for the first time in three years on May 5 with Th


Karole Armitage's twist on scientific theories bends the mind

Karole Armitage's twist on scientific theories bends the mind

2012-03-05 00:01:00

There was an extraordinarily different sense of balances to be perceived in the Pittsburgh Dance Council's presentation of Armitage


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Kristin Davis

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Kristin Davis

2012-03-05 00:00:00

She will always be known as the slightly prudish, preppy Charlotte on the HBO series "Sex and the City," but that hasn't been a problem for


31st Street Studios in the Strip District wants to be L.A. East

31st Street Studios in the Strip District wants to be L.A. East

2012-03-04 10:12:00

That Hollywood dreams are based on so much faith, trust and pixie dust has not been lost on Chris Breakwell.


Best sellers

2012-03-04 00:58:00

A list of the best-selling fiction and nonfiction titles.


Elmore Leonard's 'Raylan' is gut-bustingly funny

Elmore Leonard's 'Raylan' is gut-bustingly funny

2012-03-04 00:01:00

A transplant nurse seduces men in a seedy motel room, then removes their kidneys and leaves them in a bathtub filled with ice water. Only El


Art establishment embraces critic with insider cred and outsider attitude

Art establishment embraces critic with insider cred and outsider attitude

2012-03-04 00:00:00

When Damien Hirst's spot paintings opened at 11 Gagosian galleries in January, critics busied themselves. Meanwhile, a YouTube video critiqu


'The American Way of Eating': Food, our inglorious food

'The American Way of Eating': Food, our inglorious food

2012-03-04 00:00:00

From a certain perspective, Americans have never been so obsessed with food.


'Game Change' -- HBO film looks at drama inside 2008 McCain campaign

'Game Change' -- HBO film looks at drama inside 2008 McCain campaign

2012-03-04 00:00:00

There's no getting around politics in "Game Change," HBO's jaw-dropping TV movie depicting the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCai


'The Irish Way': How Hibernians made it here

'The Irish Way': How Hibernians made it here

2012-03-04 00:00:00

The Irish, perhaps not the most thick-skinned group, have been very attuned to their place in American society from the beginning until just


Post-Gazette ShowPlane is headed to Broadway

2012-03-03 15:24:00

The Post-Gazette's 95th ShowPlane heads to Broadway May 2-6. It features four new entries in Broadway's annual best musical comedy sweepstak


Washington, Pa.'s Brock: 'There's great things coming'

Washington, Pa.'s Brock: 'There's great things coming'

2012-03-03 14:56:00

Thirteen was not a lucky number for Adam Brock, the Washington, Pa., creative arts director whose "American Idol" run ended on


2 local model homes in new 'Showdown'

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Two model homes in Cranberry will be featured on a new HGTV show airing 2:30 p.m. today.


Puscifer dazzles at the Byham

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Maynard James Keenan walked onto a blank stage Thursday night at the Byham in a long black leather coat and cowboy hat and proceeded


Reality Check: Sharon Needles in lead pack

Reality Check: Sharon Needles in lead pack

2012-03-03 00:00:00

If Sharon Needles weren't already wearing so much drag makeup, she'd be blushing.


Program pays homage to Shultz

2012-03-03 00:00:00

OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The "godfather of bluegrass" has been dead for nearly 81 years.


Big Time Rush tour headed to Burgettstown

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Nickelodeon band Big Time Rush will bring its "Big Time Summer Tour" to the First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Aug.


Skilled soloist debuts as director

2012-03-03 00:00:00

In classical music terms, Nikolaj Znaider turned two decades younger right before our eyes.


CAPA band welcomes 'Josephine Baker'

CAPA band welcomes 'Josephine Baker'

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Josephine Baker probably never performed at the Crawford Grill in the Hill District (the stage was barely big enough for the musicians).


Big Time Rush coming to Pavilion

2012-03-02 15:09:00

Nickelodeon band Big Time Rush will bring will bring its "Big Time Summer Tour" to the First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 with special


Adam Brock eliminated from 'American Idol'

2012-03-02 14:53:00

Adam Brock, 27, was not among the top 10 vote-getters from earlier in the week, and was not one of the judges' three wild card choices.


'Gammage' ticket price cut for students

2012-03-02 11:44:00

Tickets for "The Gammage Project" have been halved to $10 for Allegheny County high school students


'Project X' offers lessons in bad behavior

'Project X' offers lessons in bad behavior

2012-03-02 11:30:00

"Project X" celebrates sexist, illegal, selfish and just plain stupid behavior although it is energetically assembled and set to hip-hop and


Delightful 'Lorax' addresses environmental preservation

Delightful 'Lorax' addresses environmental preservation

2012-03-02 10:45:00

You don't need a Whisper-ma-Phone to hear the environmental message in "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax."


Tuned In: ABC's 'GCB' comedy is a godsend

Tuned In: ABC's 'GCB' comedy is a godsend

2012-03-02 09:54:00

ABC's one-hour comedy "GCB" (10 p.m. Sunday, WTAE) is a holy hoot.


Susan Koeppen plans heart surgery

Susan Koeppen plans heart surgery

2012-03-02 00:00:00

KDKA-TV news anchor Susan Koeppen is scheduled to undergo surgery next week to repair a faulty heart valve. Ms.


People: Wiz Khalifa, Snooki, Ben Affleck, Meryl Streep, Lada Gaga

2012-03-02 00:00:00

He liked it, and so he put a ring on it!


'Brady Bunch' remembers Jones

2012-03-02 00:00:00

Marcia Brady wasn't the only girl who loved Davy Jones. But she certainly was the most memorable, E! News reports.


'We Need to Talk About Kevin' a disturbing and haunting movie

'We Need to Talk About Kevin' a disturbing and haunting movie

2012-03-02 00:00:00

The tick-tick-tick sound in "We Need to Talk About Kevin" could be anything, you think at first.


Davy Jones' amiable manner resonated with fans

Davy Jones' amiable manner resonated with fans

2012-03-02 00:00:00

"I'm Davy's dad. Davy will be out here in a minute."


Family Film Guide: 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax'

2012-03-02 00:00:00

The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective: Rated: PG.


New to DVD: 'Hugo,' 'Johnny English Reborn'

New to DVD: 'Hugo,' 'Johnny English Reborn'

2012-03-01 12:35:00

With "Hugo," director Martin Scorsese celebrates the history and magic of film itself.


Feedback: 03/01/12

2012-03-01 12:34:00

Oscar show a winner This year's Oscar performance was the best I have seen in many years.


'Chico & Rita' charms

'Chico & Rita' charms

2012-03-01 12:27:00

You can see (and hear) why Chico is so in love with Rita, and why everyone is so in love with 1948 Cuba in the animated love story that bear


Davy Jones: An appreciation

Davy Jones: An appreciation

2012-03-01 12:14:00

Davy Jones, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 66, looked and sounded remarkably like his old self on the group's 45th anniversary tour


For the Record: Dr. Dog

2012-03-01 12:00:00

"I've thrown everything at the wall, but nothing will stick," Scott McMicken sings on "Do the Trick."


Platters begin countdown to end of Roots series

Platters begin countdown to end of Roots series

2012-03-01 11:57:00

Henry DeLuca says when he started his Roots of Rock and Roll series in 1980 at the late Syria Mosque, "I was wondering if I could get to Vol


Local Scene: Wiz Khalifa buzz builds for 'Taylor Allderdice'

Local Scene: Wiz Khalifa buzz builds for 'Taylor Allderdice'

2012-03-01 11:49:00

The hype for "Taylor Allderdice" is building, with Wiz Khalifa even making a trip back to his old school on Tuesday.


Unblurred showcases ASPIRE-ing artists

Unblurred showcases ASPIRE-ing artists

2012-03-01 08:52:00

"ASPIRE: a retrospective of young talent" opens at the Pittsburgh Glass Center Friday with a free reception, as part of the monthly Unblurre


Seuss so far: 'The Lorax' follows a motley mishmash of Hollywood concoctions

Seuss so far: 'The Lorax' follows a motley mishmash of Hollywood concoctions

2012-03-01 08:43:00

There's one way in which Theodor Geisel was kind of like the reclusive Once-ler in "The Lorax": When people came knocking to adapt his books


Lorax to the max

Lorax to the max

2012-03-01 08:43:00

"The Lorax" was published in 1971, a year after the establishment of Earth Day and at a time when the environmental movement was blossoming.


Sigmund Freud, C.S. Lewis debate existence of God in Pittsburgh Public Theater production 'Freud's Last Session'

Sigmund Freud, C.S. Lewis debate existence of God in Pittsburgh Public Theater production 'Freud's Last Session'

2012-03-01 00:01:00

In the play "Freud's Last Session," the father of psychoanalysis debates author C.S. Lewis about the existence of God.


Q&A with Justin Guarini

2012-03-01 00:01:00

NEW YORK -- Justin Guarini had the same dreams as every other hopeful on season 1 of "American Idol": to have a successful pop music


Stay alert for NBC's sharp new 'Awake'

Stay alert for NBC's sharp new 'Awake'

2012-03-01 00:01:00

NBC's "Awake" (10 tonight, WPXI) begins with a simple premise: After the family car he's driving tumbles over a cliff, Los Angeles


What should be the next Seuss movie?

What should be the next Seuss movie?

2012-03-01 00:00:00

It's been referred to as "the raid on Seuss."


Puscifer to play at the Byham

Puscifer to play at the Byham

2012-03-01 00:00:00

Maynard James Keenan is a guy juggling three bands -- and a wine bottle. A whole winery of them actually.


Phish returning to First Niagara Pavilion

2012-02-29 14:26:00

Phish will return to the First Niagara Pavilion for the first time in three years on June 23, two weeks after the Vermont jam band headlines


Scientific theories inspire Armitage Gone! Dance

Scientific theories inspire Armitage Gone! Dance

2012-02-29 12:58:00

Choreographer Karole Armitage's background in dance is far-reaching.


Pittsburgh Symphony's New York concert earns praise

2012-02-29 12:18:00

In a positive review by The New York Times on Monday, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra essentially got a second opinion of the orchestra un


Art Notes: Friendship leads to acclaimed artist's show

Art Notes: Friendship leads to acclaimed artist's show

2012-02-29 00:00:00

After years of dues-paying, artist Beverly McIver cleared a high rung on the success ladder when she was given her first solo


People: Whitney Houston, Paula Deen, Jennifer Hudson, James Spader and Meryl Streep

2012-02-29 00:00:00

Whitney Houston's death on Feb.


Just how did Meryl Streep best Viola Davis as lead actress?

Just how did Meryl Streep best Viola Davis as lead actress?

2012-02-29 00:00:00

LOS ANGELES -- Shortly after Meryl Streep beat out Viola Davis for the lead actress Academy Award Sunday night, Disney/ABC Television presid


'One Dog and His Boy' and more dog tales to enjoy

2012-02-28 10:53:00

Children and dogs are a classic combination in life and in literature.


'The Way Back Home' is an imaginative treat

'The Way Back Home' is an imaginative treat

2012-02-28 10:52:00

What is it about wardrobes and closets that so fascinate children's authors in the U.K.?


Seventh annual 'Bricolage Urban Scrawl' delivers laughs

2012-02-28 10:41:00

"B.U.S." arrived on schedule Saturday for the seventh year at Bricolage in the Cultural District.


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