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Bird carvings by Westmoreland County's Barth earn international acclaim

As a teenager, Larry Barth knew birds would be his life's work. Without fail, he spent summer vacations sketching and carving likenesses of the warblers frequenting ...

What counts as a 'hit' TV show these days?

Defining a "hit" TV show used to be so easy: Just look at the ratings! Not so much these days. With hundreds of series available, it's ...

Fiber-art flower project in bloom in Pittsburgh

There's been a major international arts exhibition happening triennially in Pittsburgh for decades, but until recently, it was better known among artists than by the ...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust's Incubator for the Arts to help young artists

Cheap rent for work spaces might give young artists a leg up at the Westmoreland Cultural Trust's Incubator for the Arts. Plans for the incubator began ...

Peanut butter is a useful prop of 'Puppy Bowl'

Puppies tumble, kittens dance, America awwwwwws. If the Puppy Bowl is not your favorite Super Bowl tradition yet, do you even have a heart? What once ...

Netflix series 'Mindhunter' to film in Pittsburgh

Netflix, one of the fastest-growing producers of original television content, is coming to Pittsburgh — and the streaming content company is bringing a cache of ...

These days, comedy is Tom Arnold's drug of choice

"There's nothing you've thought of or done that I haven't done," Tom Arnold was saying, the other day. "So I have no judgment." Arnold, who ...

Hot Ticket: 'Lifeforms 2016' at Pittsburgh Glass Center

Art Life in glass Opening Feb. 5, with a free public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pittsburgh Glass Center in Friendship, "Lifeforms 2016" ...

Judge: Cosby sex assault case can proceed

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A judge refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim ...

Latrobe pieces together tribute to Fred Rogers

The pieces are coming together — literally — for a series of "Bringing Fred Home" events that will culminate June 11 with the unveiling of ...

Former DA tells judge he had doubts about credibility of Cosby accuser

NORRISTOWN — The former Montgomery County district attorney told a judge Tuesday that he chose not to prosecute Bill Cosby a decade ago because he ...

Review: S. African choreographer's 'Swan Lake' makes bold statements through wit, movement

Young South African choreographer Dada Masilo uses elements of one of the classics of Romantic era ballet, "Swan Lake," as a springboard for a provocative ...

'Walking Dead' artist making stop at Pittsburgh Mills

The idea that Tony Moore and friend Robert Kirkman had for a comic book turned out to be one of the best that anybody has ...

Soap Summary: Liam shocks Quinn with an insightful question

The Bold and the Beautiful A worried Quinn was able to determine Liam's condition during his periods of consciousness. When Eric asked about Brooke working ...

Body image: Barbie dolls now curvy, tall and petite

NEW YORK — Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don't like her. Barbie's manufacturer, ...

A&E briefs: 'Assassins' musical presented by Split Stage; free jazz performance

'Assassins' at garden center Split Stage Productions will present the musical "Assassins," by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, on Jan. 30 and Feb. 4 to ...

Comedian Morgan 'Picking Up the Pieces' in Pittsburgh stop

Comedian Tracy Morgan's new tour is dubbed "Picking Up the Pieces" — but it might alternately be called — with apologies to Monty Python — ...

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in concert Jan. 30 10 String Symphony, a duo of 5-string fiddle players Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, 9 p.m., Pittsburgh ...

The Hot Ticket: Silver Eye Center exhibit displays winning art

Drawing connections between LGBT culture and the Asian Pacific Islander community, the work of fine-art photographer Ka-Man Tse of Brooklyn, N.Y., caught the attention of ...

In 'Return to Downtown Pittsburgh,' Sebak updates city's list of marvels

Has Pittsburgh gone from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood to Mister Corporate's Neighborhood? "No, I don't think so," says producer Rick Sebak, after a pause to ponder. "There ...