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Big names highlight Three Rivers Arts Festival’s 2015 musical lineup

By Kellie B. Gormly
With styles like bluegrass, jazz, country, folk, classical, boogie and soul, Pittsburgh’s summer is going to sound pretty good. Officials from the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival have announced the musical acts that will be performing free concerts on …

Rolling Stones roll into Heinz Field June 20

By Tribune-Review
You can’t always get what you want — unless it’s the Rolling Stones playing Heinz Field on June 20. Steelers team president Art Rooney II announced Tuesday that Pittsburgh will be a stop ...

Actor: ‘Superstar’ at Greensburg’s Palace makes ‘perfect Easter journey’

By Candy Williams
Vince Tresco says the timing couldn’t be better for Stage Right’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The opening-night performance of the 1970 rock opera is set for Maundy Thursday, the day when Christians ...

So Many Questions: Ben Jones, Animation Domination’s guru says cartoons help us laugh at ourselves

By Kate Benz
You’ve come up with this idea. It’s a cartoon. About the misadventures of ducks. Who live on Cheeseburger Island. It’s called “Stone Quackers.” And you’re going to voice one of the characters. ...

A&E notebook: Performance by Pittsburgh native Porter to air on WQED

By Tribune-Review
East Liberty native and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter’s performance for the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center will be broadcast at 9 p.m. April 3 on WQED-TV. Porter, who graduated from Pittsburgh ...

Review: Tango ensemble presents a night of witty, passionate dance theater

By Mark Kanny
One of the defining strengths of Pittsburgh Dance Council is the stylistic variety of the groups it brings to town. The French-Argentine company Union Tanguera provided plenty of humor and passion ...

‘Swing Night’ has feel of Prohibition-era dance hall

By Andrew Russell
On Fridays, “Swing Night” on James Street has the feel of a Prohibiton-era dance hall. Patrons enter through the dimly-lit back door of James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy on Pittsburgh’s North Side, up ...

Books

Income tax’s origin provides spark for Berry’s new thriller

By Rege Behe
The 16th Amendment to the Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy an income tax, has long been subject to debate among scholars and those ...

Movies

Shadyside laundry keeps movie garb stain-free

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The fake blood packet could have caused a major stain. But Jerry Montesano found it before it exploded. “Red splotches would have been everywhere,” says Montesano, 47, ...

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Carnegie Museum exhibit shows how art is preserved

By Kurt Shaw
Think of it as a bit of housekeeping and a whole lot of fun, with education thrown in. With “Uncrated: The Hidden Lives of Artworks,” visitors ...

Music

Rolling Stones roll into Heinz Field June 20

By Tribune-Review
You can’t always get what you want — unless it’s the Rolling Stones playing Heinz Field on June 20. Steelers team president Art Rooney II announced ...

Theater & Arts

Actor: ‘Superstar’ at Greensburg’s Palace makes ‘perfect Easter journey’

By Candy Williams
Vince Tresco says the timing couldn’t be better for Stage Right’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The opening-night performance of the 1970 rock opera is set ...

Dining Out

Spoon aims for the extraordinary but also tries to remain inviting

By Amanda Mcfadden
Few restaurants can pull off upscale without coming across as uppity, unapproachable or just plain pretentious. Spoon pulls it off, boasting a modern elegance without ...

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Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

By The Associated Press
Trevor Noah, 31, a comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times during the past year, will become ...

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Players, casinos pan IRS idea to track more slot payouts

Jim and Joyce Matthews of Fayette County have been fortunate enough to win slot jackpots of $1,200 or more — large enough to require casino ...

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Todd Kreidler
For nearly six years, Apollo native and Duquesne University grad Todd Kreidler served as playwright August Wilson’s assistant, protege, friend and co-creator. One of the last ...

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: Ben Jones, Animation Domination’s guru says cartoons help us laugh at ourselves
You’ve come up with this idea. It’s a cartoon. About the misadventures of ducks. Who live on Cheeseburger Island. It’s called “Stone Quackers.” And you’re ...

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Architecture

Architecture
Advocate architect: Rob Pfaffmann deeply involved in planning, preservation issues

When Rob Pfaffmann took his first class in architecture, the topic was “Social, Economic and Political Factors in Design.” He remembers the title precisely ...

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Summer Jam