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CLO Cabaret’s ‘Murder for Two’ solves need for imaginative theater

By Alice T. Carter
When Joe Kinosian was cast in “Murder for Two,” he added a dozen roles to his resume — 13, if you count his additional duties as pianist. “Murder for Two,” which plays through Jan. 18 at the CLO Cabaret, Downtown, …

Dysfunctional family tale hits home in Theatre Factory’s ‘Lost in Yonkers’

By Candy Williams
Some local actors are stepping out of their comfort zone for their roles in Neil Simon’s dramatic comedy “Lost in Yonkers,” opening Oct. 24 at the Theatre Factory in Trafford. Although not …

One Direction bring 2015 stadium tour to Heinz Field

By Tribune-Review
English boy band One Direction has graduated to stadium shows, and the boys will be bringing their “On the Road Again” tour to Heinz Field on Aug. 2, 2015. The 17-city North …

New movie studio coming to McKees Rocks

By Jason Cato
A movie studio expansion announced Thursday in McKees Rocks renewed focus on the region’s burgeoning film industry and calls to increase state incentives used to attract production companies. “This would not exist …

Review: ‘St. Vincent’ serves up Bill Murray at his warmest, fuzziest

By Roger Moore
Bill Murray has his most adorable film role ever in “St. Vincent,” playing a cranky and embittered old drunk who becomes a father figure to the little kid who moves in next …

Review: ‘Dear White People’ dishes satire to black, white alike

By Roger Moore
“Satire is the weapon of reason” is the punchline to writer-director Justin Simien’s flip and hip satire, “Dear White People.” Here’s a race-based/race-baiting comedy that tackles issues of identity and sensitivity head-on, …

Review: ‘John Wick’ burns bright with bloody action

By Roger Moore
A single, uniformed cop shows up in the hitman-out-for-revenge thriller “John Wick.” He sees blood on the title character’s face and hands. “Evening, John,” he says, all-friendly even though there have been …

Books

McCandless author plumbs literary, cultural roles in ‘Prague Summer’

By Rege Behe
The genesis of Jeffrey Condran’s debut novel, “Prague Summer,” came from one of the worst days in American history. Condran was teaching a class for …

Movies

New movie studio coming to McKees Rocks

By Jason Cato
A movie studio expansion announced Thursday in McKees Rocks renewed focus on the region’s burgeoning film industry and calls to increase state incentives used to …

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

Finnbogi Petursson’s ‘Second/Second’ addresses the connection of water, sound, frequency

By Kurt Shaw
Icelandic artist Finnbogi Petursson takes delight in blurring the lines between artistic mediums. “Second/Second” is his first solo exhibit in this country, on display at …

Music

One Direction bring 2015 stadium tour to Heinz Field

By Tribune-Review
English boy band One Direction has graduated to stadium shows, and the boys will be bringing their “On the Road Again” tour to Heinz Field …

Theater & Arts

Dysfunctional family tale hits home in Theatre Factory’s ‘Lost in Yonkers’

By Candy Williams
Some local actors are stepping out of their comfort zone for their roles in Neil Simon’s dramatic comedy “Lost in Yonkers,” opening Oct. 24 at …

Dining Out

Mezzo might be the youngest in Sienna Mercato family, but it earns identity

By Julia Gongaware
I am the oldest of two. Growing up, my younger brother was lucky enough to have a path blazed for him from my blood, sweat …

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Ticket Picks: Boz Scaggs in Homestead and Kevin James at Heinz Hall

By Tribune-Review
Pop/rock He’s the Boz The musical journey of Boz Scaggs began back in the late-’50s when radio waves drifted hundreds of miles to his home …

Player's Advantage

Player's Advantage
Many casinos boost spending in nearby businesses

Ken and Diane Glozer visit a casino about once a month, gassing up the car for the two-hour drive, eating a couple of meals out …

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Personality Test

Personality Test: Trevett Hooper, chef, owner at Legume Bistro
Trevett Hooper doesn’t shy away from change. Hooper is chef and owner at Legume Bistro, one of Pittsburgh’s most popular  restaurants, where the menu changes …

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So Many Questions

So Many Questions: ‘Kingdom’ actress Joanna Going sees addiction’s consequences
Cowering in an emotional safe house is not an option when you’re playing a character whose demons have infected every aspect of her life.But, says …

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Architecture

Architecture
Hill District redevelopment plan shows great promise

Pittsburgh has had a number of urban-planning disappointments and a few outright disasters over the years. But it’s good to report that the recently released …

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