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Natrona Heights native helped bring ‘American Ninja Warrior’ to Pittsburgh

By Michael Machosky
Although we’re probably manufacturing more robots, apps and health-insurance plans these days, Pittsburgh remains the Steel City in the public mind. So it seems fitting that ...

Soap Summary: Kyle and Summer are being followed

By George Dickie
The Bold and the Beautiful Maya’s friend Nick gives Ridge insight into what she endured during her transition. Brooke and Eric compare notes on how ...

David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn’t suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they’re right. ...

PyroFest boom means relocation to Worth Township’s Cooper’s Lake

By Rex Rutkoski
The big bang theory, as it applies to PyroFest ’15, goes something like this: more land, more fun. Expanding from one to two days, and ...

Hot Ticket: Chain & the Gang and !!! at Brillobox

By Tribune-Review
The wildest, sweatiest, craziest rock ’n’ roll shows are rarely at the giant arenas and amphitheaters. In fact, it’s hard to fill that kind of ...

Other Picks: Ensiferumand Korpiklaani play Mr. Smalls

By Tribune-Review
If you’re a big fan of Finnish folk metal, then you’ll certainly not want to miss catching Ensiferum and Korpiklaani — a pair of ...

Kids briefs: Event for youngsters set at Phipps’ Discovery Garden

By Kellie B. Gormly
Getting their hands dirty is almost second nature to kids. What better way to bring nature and kids together than the Discovery Garden Day on ...

Thursday’s Red Nose Day TV special: Comedy for a good cause

By The Associated Press
Thirty years ago, Richard Curtis suspected two things: People like to laugh and they like to do good. Red Nose Day has annually proved him right in the United Kingdom, where more than $1 billion has been raised to fight ...

Buccaneers sail along Pittsburgh’s South Side streets in Gypsy Rose

By Kellie B. Gormly
If you like watching swashbuckling adventures on screen, you can ride a decked-out bus through the South Side with a bunch of comical pirates — ...

Top 10 moments from Letterman’s long run

By Neal Justin
David Letterman has his last show May 20, and the accolades are rolling in as fans prepare to say goodbye to the most influential comedian of his generation. Here’s a top 10 list of the very best of Letterman’s 33-year run ...

‘Black-ish’ actress ‘dancing on the moon’

By The Associated Press
On an unusually sweltering late-winter afternoon in a historic Los Angeles nightclub, actress Tracee Ellis Ross and the cast of her sitcom “Black-ish” have done some time traveling. For the series’ Season 1 finale, airing May 20 on ABC, the ...

Kittanning, Ford City students enjoy last proms before unification

By Joyce Hanz
Prom season is in full swing but for two area high schools — Ford City and Kittanning — the music has stopped. At least ...

Pop Culture Q&A: ‘Randolph Scott’ song lamented the state of modern movies

By Rich Heldenfels
Q uestion: We were watching some old Westerns on TV. A song I heard but can’t remember where I got it from had lyrics that went something like this: “Whatever happened to Randolph Scott riding the trail alone? Whatever happened ...

Tying up a few loose ends as ‘Mad Men’ comes to an end

By Frazier Moore
“Mad Men” is nearing its end with grace and assurance as its characters already are scattering from view. After seven seasons barnstorming a long-ago decade, ...

Soap Summary: Ridge attempts damage-control while Bill goes rogue

By George Dickie
The Bold and the Beautiful Brooke blames Rick for Ridge’s plight. Nicole expresses regret to Carter for trusting Wyatt. Liam and Wyatt struggle with ...

Carnegie Museum exhibit goes deep into creatures’ secrets

By Kellie B. Gormly
If you have young children curious about the natural world and the animals in their backyard and beyond, they can explore the new “Animal Secrets” ...

Kennywood gets fanatic about park visitors

By Kellie B. Gormly
Picture the most enthusiastic, adorned Pittsburgh Steeler fan, and that’s what the new Kennywood Fanatic looks like. Visitors to Kennywood Park, which began daily operations on ...

Paddle and Picnic event will clean North Park Lake

By Tribune-Review
Venture Outdoors is inviting people to help clean up litter at the North Park Lake Clean-Up Paddle and Picnic event May 17. The event is being done in conjunction with North Park Stewardship Day hosted by the Friends of North ...

Talented Butler chainsaw artist will show off skills in annual invitational

By Ed Phillipps
Some people are just plain good at math. Others, maybe sports. What Ken Tynan can do when he picks up a chainsaw, and how little ...

D’oh! Is ‘The Simpsons’ parting company with Harry Shearer?

By The Associated Press
An escalating contract dispute suggests that Harry Shearer may be exiting “The Simpsons,” where he has voiced several of its characters since the Fox cartoon ...