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Pittsburgh Wine Festival puts accent on social aspects of wine

By Bob Karlovits
Ray Isle hopes he can cork many of the fears that sometimes make wine-tasting sessions seem like gatherings of snobs. The wine editor of Food & Wine magazine says he thinks the best part of leading such sessions is “It’s …

Nominees announced for Pittsburgh CLO Kelly awards

By Tribune-Review 7:24 p.m.
Nominees were announced this week for the 25th annual Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Gene Kelly Awards, which honor student achievement in musical theater performances at 30 high schools in Allegheny County. Over the past three months, a panel of judges has ...

Capt. Wild Bill, Luke Wholey team up for seafood fundraiser in Pittsburgh

By Candy Williams
Bill Wichrowski says he loves the taste of fresh crab meat so much that he could eat it every day. And often, he does just that, when he’s piloting his crab fishing boat ...

High-school musical ‘Stars’ take over Palace Theatre in Greensburg

By Candy Williams
Tickets to the hottest Broadway play might be easier to come by than tickets for “Westmoreland Night of the Stars.” As in years past, John Noble’s 19th annual showcase of high-school musical-theater talent ...

New McCullough book celebrates Wright Brothers

By The Associated Press
David McCullough’s latest work of history followed a spontaneous path, from a book about many Americans in Paris in the 20th century to the biography of just  two. “Among the people I ...

A&E notebook: River City Brass concerts to feature Fairey Band musician

By Tribune-Review
River City Brass’ “City of Champions” concerts, which open May 6 at Linton Middle School in Penn Hills, will feature Paul Bennett, principal tenor horn player with England’s world-famous Fairey Band. The concerts, which close the regular season for the brass ...

2015 Allegheny County Summer Concert Series announced

By Mike Machosky
From Bootsy’s Rubber Band to Howard Jones, the lineup for the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series is official. As usual, South Park Amphitheater in the South Hills and Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater in Hampton are the venues, and the Pittsburgh Symphony ...

Books

New McCullough book celebrates Wright Brothers

By The Associated Press
David McCullough’s latest work of history followed a spontaneous path, from a book about many Americans in Paris in the 20th century to the biography ...

Movies

May the 4th, Star Wars Day, builds excitement for new movie

By Joe Wos
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … Perhaps it only seems like a long time ago. It’s been 32 years since ...

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Philadelphia museum brings art — copies — to public areas

By The Associated Press
The Philadelphia Museum of Art plans to bring its paintings to the people, placing reproductions of famous works outdoors in about dozen communities over the coming months, officials said April 30. The “Inside Out” initiative, funded by a $340,000 grant ...

Music

2015 Allegheny County Summer Concert Series announced

By Mike Machosky
From Bootsy’s Rubber Band to Howard Jones, the lineup for the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series is official. As usual, South Park Amphitheater in the South Hills and Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater in Hampton are the venues, and the Pittsburgh Symphony ...

Theater & Arts

Nominees announced for Pittsburgh CLO Kelly awards

By Tribune-Review 7:24 p.m.
Nominees were announced this week for the 25th annual Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Gene Kelly Awards, which honor student achievement in musical theater performances at 30 high schools in Allegheny County. Over the past three months, a panel of judges has ...

Dining Out

Capt. Wild Bill, Luke Wholey team up for seafood fundraiser in Pittsburgh

By Candy Williams
Bill Wichrowski says he loves the taste of fresh crab meat so much that he could eat it every day. And often, he does just that, ...

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Fox renews ‘The Simpsons’ for 2 more seasons

By The Associated Press
“The Simpsons” will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons. Fox said it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and ...

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Presque Isle Downs, Mountaineer adapt in battle over smoking rules

Two regional casinos are taking extra steps to welcome nonsmokers. Gamblers will notice changes at Presque Isle Downs in Erie and Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and ...

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Christina Salgado
Christina Salgado is just getting to know Pittsburgh because she arrived in mid-April to become Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s director of education and community engagement. She ...

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: HGTV’s Lisa Johnson Mandell says real-estate markets in celebrity-studded areas get interesting
With houses priced at $40 million, $60 million, the market is mind-boggling. But for HGTV’s Los Angeles correspondent Lisa Johnson Mandell, it’s just another real-estate ...

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Architecture

Architecture
Conti: Architect deserves more note for eclectic mark made on Pittsburgh

Frederick G. Scheibler Jr. was a Pittsburgh original. An architect who did his most important work here from about 1900 to 1930, he was never ...

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Summer Jam