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Seton Hill University Theatre’s ‘Cloud 9’ mines humor in classes

By Candy Williams
Student actors face a unique challenge as they prepare for the opening of Seton Hill University Theatre’s production of “Cloud 9” by British playwright Caryl Churchill. Not only are they each playing two unrelated characters, but the play takes place …

Alan Alda to open Heinz Hall lecture series with personal show

By Rex Rutkoski
Alan Alda’s debut in the Pittsburgh Speakers Series will be “a little bit like a performance, a little bit like me doing a show,” he says. The award-winning actor, director, best-selling author …

Neil Diamond bringing tour to Consol Energy Center

By Staff Wire Reports
Neil Diamond, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who is among the Top 30 best-selling music artists of all time, is going back out on the road, with a stop April 7, 2015 at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center. Diamond, …

So Many Questions: Cary Elwes’s memoir offers a look at the filming of ‘The Princess Bride’

By Kate Benz
As you wish. For those who have fallen in love with one of the most endearing love stories of all time, those three little words are worth their weight in gold. On …

A&E notebook: ‘Wallflower’ scribe eyeing a real ‘Beauty’

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh native Stephen Chbosky, who wrote and directed “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” is set to write a new draft of a live-action version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Chbosky, who previously wrote the …

Public station WQED cutting staff in face of financial woes

By Matthew Santoni
Pittsburgh public television and radio station WQED is laying off some workers, cutting some full-time employees to part time and chopping vacant positions as part of a reorganization starting Wednesday, the station said. “Nonprofit organizations must adapt to change in …

The Rep’s offbeat ‘Souvenir’ keeps the laughter real

By Alice T. Carter
For most of us, Florence Foster Jenkins is a tiny footnote in the history of American music. But in the 1940s, she sold out Carnegie Hall (the one in Manhattan, not Oakland), …

Books

Reporter seeks ‘The Kennedy Connection’

By Jill Serjeant
Take a disgraced reporter desperate for a comeback and a tip about new evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and you have …

Movies

A&E notebook: ‘Wallflower’ scribe eyeing a real ‘Beauty’

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh native Stephen Chbosky, who wrote and directed “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” is set to write a new draft of a live-action version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Chbosky, who previously wrote the …

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Greensburg artist follows unusual path to creative career

By Greg Reinbold
Only an artist could assemble such an eclectic résumé. Jim Miller, 71, of Hempfield has been a monk, an author and an archaeologist, and a …

Music

Neil Diamond bringing tour to Consol Energy Center

By Staff Wire Reports
Neil Diamond, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who is among the Top 30 best-selling music artists of all time, is going back out on the road, with a stop April 7, 2015 at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center. Diamond, …

Theater & Arts

Seton Hill University Theatre’s ‘Cloud 9’ mines humor in classes

By Candy Williams
Student actors face a unique challenge as they prepare for the opening of Seton Hill University Theatre’s production of “Cloud 9” by British playwright Caryl …

Dining Out

Fukuda set to close Sept. 28 in Bloomfield

By Tribune-Review
Fukuda in Bloomfield will close Sept. 28, according to owner Hoon Kim. “We were trying to bring in Japanese cuisine, which was lacking in Pittsburgh, and to a large degree, we were able to do that,” Kim says. “Fukuda as …

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Alan Alda to open Heinz Hall lecture series with personal show

By Rex Rutkoski
Alan Alda’s debut in the Pittsburgh Speakers Series will be “a little bit like a performance, a little bit like me doing a show,” he …

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Tipping advice for gamblers: Be a ‘George,’ pay the ‘rent’

Jeffrey Sallaz remembers several nights of raking in more than $1,000 in tips during eight hours of dealing blackjack. “Of course, there were nights when …

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Jennifer Tober
Jennifer Tober says live theater is like yoga. “It makes me a better person,” says the artistic director of Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks, who …

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: Cary Elwes’s memoir offers a look at the filming of ‘The Princess Bride’
As you wish. For those who have fallen in love with one of the most endearing love stories of all time, those three little words …

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Architecture

Architecture
Conti: Who speaks for our hills? These regional assets are taking a beating

We have strong and capable advocates for our rivers, parks, trees and for our trails and bikeways, too. But we have nobody speaking out about …

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