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A&E notebook: Monroeville coin show follows shipwreck theme

By Tribune-Review
Shipwreck Treasure” is the theme for the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Fall Coin Show and Convention at the Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., …

Turner channels removed from Dish amid contract dispute

By The Associated Press
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish’s programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement. Dish Network Corp. said …

Pittsburgh photo exhibit shines light on ‘Good’ work

By Tory N. Parrish
Bill Strickland could have chosen a different path — a wrong one — as a teen in the neighborhood of Manchester in the 1960s. Then …

Springdale tea house prepares for Halloween event

By Joyce Hanz
Nancy Pursh serves up an assortment of teas and homemade goodies at Alexandra’s Tea House, a traditional Victorian-style home in Springdale, and offers unique themed …

Menounos moves on from ‘Extra,’ ‘Major’ returning

By Rich Heldenfels
Q uestion: What happened to Maria on “Extra” with Mario Lopez? Where is she? Answer: Maria Menounos (who may also be familiar to viewers as a former competitor on “Dancing With the Stars”) left the series earlier this year amid …

A&E notebook: River City Brass opening Tiffany Concert Series

By Tribune-Review
James Gourlay and some colleagues will be getting down to a different sort of brass tacks at the Calvary United Methodist Church on the North …

CCH Pounder takes her familiar voice to newest ‘NCIS’

By The Washington Post
For CCH Pounder, the voice often comes first. “I’ve always been conscious about people’s sounds, and I’ve always been fascinated by it,” the veteran character actress, who stars as coroner  Dr. Loretta Wade in “NCIS: New Orleans,” says. “I remember …

A&E notebook: Pop-up art exhibit set at Center for Women

By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh 10, a collective of primarily female local artists, will present a one-day pop-up art exhibit from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Center for Women, 1620 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. The event will feature new works …

‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ full of ‘awesome’ kid magic

By Kellie B. Gormly
There’s magic in the words “Yo Gabba Gabba!” Say it, and stuff happens — like characters bursting forth onstage and confetti showers shooting from cannons. …

Upper St. Clair native Jeselnik proudly offensive when it comes to laughs

By Matt Wohlfarth
In football, they say the best running backs fall forward. That also can be said of comedians, and Upper St. Clair native Anthony Jeselnik is …

Comic Doug Stanhope mines his misery for laughs

By Matt Wohlfarth
Always keep an eye out for the midweek shows at the Pittsburgh Improv; they are some of the best of the year. One of the …

CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — CBS is launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The broadcast TV network says current shows such as “The Good Wife” and “Survivor” …

Hot Ticket: ‘Murder for Two’ at CLO Cabaret

By Tribune-Review
Whodunit is not the only mystery to be solved in “Murder for Two,” the next show at the CLO Cabaret. It’s also a how-can-they-make-this-work challenge …

Hot picks: Campbell, Edwards bring soulful sound to Strayhorn

By Tribune-Review
Tony Campbell and Roby Edwards know how to spell soul with the letters R and B. Rhythm-and-blues-based saxophone sounds are at the heart of their …

Kids briefs: National Aviary gets into the spirit with Owl-o-Ween

By Kellie B. Gormly
The National Aviary will celebrate Halloween in a bird style the next two Saturdays with Owl-o-Ween, an annual October event that focuses on the North …

HBO unleashes streaming HBO Go from cable contracts

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — No cable? No problem. Viewers longing to watch “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective” and “Veep” no longer will have to pay big …

A&E notebook: Ex-Steeler will create art, video at PSO concerts

By Tribune-Review
Former Steelers running back Baron Batch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are teaming up this season. Batch, who founded Angry Man Salsa and the marketing …

Review: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet starts Pittsburgh Dance Council’s season off strong

By Mark Kanny
Pittsburgh Dance Council’s season opened strongly Oct. 11 with the return of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, a troupe that made its highly successful local debut in February 2010. The program consisted of three abstract works commissioned by Aspen Santa Fe, …

‘Star Wars Rebels’: Disney strikes back

By The Fresno Bee
December 2015 seems light years away, especially to “Star Wars” fans eagerly awaiting the seventh feature film in the popular sci-fi series. Disney will fill a little of that dark void with the new animated series “Star Wars Rebels.” The …

Lifetime’s ‘Deliverance Creek’ could become a series

By Rich Heldenfels
You have questions. I try to have answers. Question: We were watching the Nicholas Sparks special “Deliverance Creek” on Lifetime. When it ended, it seemed as though it should be a series, yet when we looked for it the following …