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Bloomfield bookstore owner bucks naysayers

By Rege Behe
When Lesley Rains decided to become a bookseller in 2011, she was bucking a few trends. Bookstores — especially small, independent bookstores — were closing in droves. Ebooks, convenient and easy to acquire online, seemed poised to threaten the physical …

Review: ‘Rodelinda’ a big success for Pittsburgh Opera

By Mark Kanny
Pittsburgh Opera scored an especially valuable triumph Jan. 24 when its production of “Rodelinda” opened in the small theater at the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts school, Downtown. Performances continue through Feb. ...

‘Birdman’ tops SAG Awards, Redmayne upsets Keaton

By The Associated Press
The backstage farce “Birdman” topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Micheal Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category. Oscar favorites Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. ...

‘Art Inter/National’ exhibit is an impressive showcase

By Kurt Shaw
Box Heart Gallery’s 14th annual “Art Inter/National” exhibit, on display now, showcases the works of 20 artists from around the world. For this exhibit, the gallery received more than 600 entries from 10 ...

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s ‘My Fair Lady’ a steep climb

By Alice T. Carter
Staging “My Fair Lady” is like climbing a mountain, says Ted Pappas. “It’s a very tall mountain, but a beautiful mountain.” Pappas, the producing artistic director at Pittsburgh Public Theater, is directing and choreographing ...

Books

Bloomfield bookstore owner bucks naysayers

By Rege Behe
When Lesley Rains decided to become a bookseller in 2011, she was bucking a few trends. Bookstores — especially small, independent bookstores — were closing ...

Movies

Pittsburgh-shot ‘Southpaw’ gets July release

By Tribune-Review
“Southpaw,” the boxing movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal that was shot in and around Pittsburgh last summer, will be released July 31, according to the Weinstein ...

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

‘Art Inter/National’ exhibit is an impressive showcase

By Kurt Shaw
Box Heart Gallery’s 14th annual “Art Inter/National” exhibit, on display now, showcases the works of 20 artists from around the world. For this exhibit, the gallery ...

Music

Review: ‘Rodelinda’ a big success for Pittsburgh Opera

By Mark Kanny
Pittsburgh Opera scored an especially valuable triumph Jan. 24 when its production of “Rodelinda” opened in the small theater at the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing ...

Theater & Arts

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s ‘My Fair Lady’ a steep climb

By Alice T. Carter
Staging “My Fair Lady” is like climbing a mountain, says Ted Pappas. “It’s a very tall mountain, but a beautiful mountain.” Pappas, the producing artistic director at ...

Dining Out

Cafe Io is bright, welcoming and offers lots of bright spots for stomach

By Laura Zorch
“Hot soup” was scrawled with chalk on a sign outside the tiny Cafe Io storefront. Ice on the sidewalk crunched below our shoes, and the ...

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‘Birdman’ tops SAG Awards, Redmayne upsets Keaton

By The Associated Press
The backstage farce “Birdman” topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Micheal Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category. Oscar favorites Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. ...

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Calling all Garth Brooks fans!

The superstar known for revolutionizing country music in the '90s is making a comeback, and coming to Consol Energy Center next month for six consecutive concerts. Are you surprised that Brooks came out of retirement or was it inevitable? What do you love about him, and what do you hope to hear at the concert? Please contact Kellie Gormly at 412-320-7824 or kgormly@tribweb.com

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Lawsuit: Casinos cuffed player, confiscated his chips

Ross Miller knows his way around casinos. He’s gambled throughout the country and, by his account, has evolved into a skilled card counter and advantage ...

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Jenna Boyles
If you have seen the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s “The Space Sheep” — a quirky art installation made of plastic water bottles — you have ...

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: ‘The Remaining’ actor Bryan Dechart says people are ready for Judgement Day — on screen
Zombies have risen, vampires have descended and aliens have invaded. As Hollywood has presented every other end-of-the world scenario, it seems logical to finally see ...

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Architecture

Architecture
Good design on a budget is not only possible, it can be award-winning

Architects’ ambitions tend to run to the highly visible. Plum commissions are for things like big museums, high-rise office buildings in thriving downtowns, amply financed ...

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Summer Jam