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With good cause, Rusted Root happy to return to Hartwood Acres

By Rex Rutkoski
A quarter of a century down a most interesting career path, Rusted Root rocks on. “I never expected for us not to still be doing it. As crazy and awesome as our career has been, we never put any limits …

Fancy some English refinement in Pittsburgh? Britsburgh a smashing answer

By Candy Williams
Chances are that Queen Elizabeth II won’t be attending Pittsburgh’s inaugural celebration of all things British — although she has been sent a formal invitation, according to Robert Charlesworth, chairman of Britsburgh. “I ...

Free concerts highlight Coors Light Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field

By Kellie B. Gormly
When Saddle Up, a Pittsburgh-based country-rock band, takes the stage Sept. 6 outside of Heinz Field, fans will get the high-energy show they’ve come to expect, with many favorite Luke Bryan and ...

Sax great Phil Woods takes on Charlie Parker’s ‘Strings’ at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

By Bob Karlovits
Alto sax great Phil Woods will put his own take on Charlie Parker’s famous recordings with strings. Woods says he has found it necessary to “tweak” the arrangements of “Charlie Parker With Strings,” ...

Dorothy 6 offers home-style American food with a nod to Homestead’s industrial past

By Laura Zorch
It isn’t uncommon to daydream about a different career path. Working in a body shop for years, Tom Kazar longed to open his own bar. Last October, his dream became reality in ...

Pict Classic Theatre’s ‘Educating Rita’ explores the lust for knowledge

By Alice T. Carter
With Pict Classic Theatre’s 12-year relationship with the University of Pittsburgh coming to an end, the company’s artistic and executive director Alan Stanford thought it would be appropriate to put in a ...

DVD reviews: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The D Train’ and ‘Good Kill’

By Garrett Conti
“Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015, R, 120 min., $29.98) Like an explosive ballet of blasts and booms, “Mad Max: Fury Road” erupts off the screen as the greatest action film of 2015. ...

Books

Travel-company founder offers ‘Safari’ memoir

By Beth J. Harpaz
Geoffrey Kent, founder of the Abercrombie & Kent luxury tour company, grew up in colonial Africa and hunted an elephant at age 15 in 1957. ...

Movies

DVD reviews: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The D Train’ and ‘Good Kill’

By Garrett Conti
“Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015, R, 120 min., $29.98) Like an explosive ballet of blasts and booms, “Mad Max: Fury Road” erupts off the screen ...

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Art review: ‘Jakob Marsico: Traffic Lights’ at Future Tenant

By Kurt Shaw
Like father, like son, the old saying goes. So it is that Jakob Marsico has an exhibit on display, just as his father Dennis Marsico’s ...

Music

Sax great Phil Woods takes on Charlie Parker’s ‘Strings’ at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

By Bob Karlovits
Alto sax great Phil Woods will put his own take on Charlie Parker’s famous recordings with strings. Woods says he has found it necessary to “tweak” ...

Theater & Arts

Rivalries, attractions source of comedy in ‘Country House’ at The Rep in Oakland

By Alice T. Carter
Anyone who has spent time around actors and other theater artists knows that gathering them together for an extended visit in a country house is ...

Dining Out

Snacks N’At: Soergel Orchards, Franklin Park

By Alice T. Carter
When it comes to fresh, locally sourced food, few casual eating places can beat the offerings on Soergel Orchards’ lunch menu. With a few exceptions, the ...

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Free concerts highlight Coors Light Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field

By Kellie B. Gormly
When Saddle Up, a Pittsburgh-based country-rock band, takes the stage Sept. 6 outside of Heinz Field, fans will get the high-energy show they’ve come to ...

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Slot payouts getting tighter across U.S., study confirms

Slot players who complain about the machines getting tighter have new evidence to go along with their gut feelings and losing sessions. An analysis of ...

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Jake Berntsen
Jake Berntsen of Bloomfield directs the electronic sound of Beauty Slap, a local band he describes as an electro-brass-thunder-funk machine. The five-man band is one ...

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: Mexican-born actress Ana de la Reguera says corrupt characters can be fascinating
Time may have marched on, but the international fascination with the “King of Cocaine” clearly has not. More than two decades after his death, ...

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Architecture

Architecture
Architecture: Pittsburgh history in 10 houses

We can learn a lot about our region’s history from studying the houses and, conversely, can understand why our houses look the way they do ...

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