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Clay celebration in Highland Park hopes to fire up passion for pottery

By Deborah Weisberg
Renowned ceramist David MacDonald set out to be a painter, but a college course he was required to take as a fine arts major ignited ...

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre takes steps to bolster program

By Mark Kanny
As it concludes eight successive years of balanced budgets and its 45th season, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is announcing a $20 million campaign for a bigger, ...

Collectors can find treats of all kinds at Laurel Highlands Doll and Toy Show & Sale

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Doll and toy collectors will find plenty to choose from at the Ligonier Country Inn on April 19 during the 35th annual Laurel Highlands Doll ...

Future of online piracy is already in your pocket

By The Associated Press
Forget Pirate Bay or Popcorn Time or Sidereel. The future of piracy is live-streaming, and it’s already here. On April 12, 8 million people watched the fifth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” on their TVs. But on Periscope, the buzzy ...

Get ready for a big slip and slide at South Park

By Tribune-Review
Registration opens April 24 for “Slide the City,” which will feature a 1,000-foot-long slip and slide at South Park on June 6. Participants will ride inflatables ...

Pontus Lidberg wants to add motivation to dance movement

By Mark Kanny
The first time Pontus Lidberg saw ballet in his native Sweden, he knew that’s what he wanted to do. He was 4. More than 30 years ...

See laughs, love and ‘The Greatest Schmo on Earth’ at Lawrenceville’s Row House

By Matt Wohlfarth
Though they never made it big, that’s no reason not to celebrate Those Generics Comedy Team. That’s what Michael Devine, also known as DJ Zombo, and his comedy partner, George Gajdos, are doing in the new documentary, “Schmo Business,” which will ...

August Wilson celebrations lined up for Pittsburgh playwright’s birthday

By Alice T. Carter
In observance of what would have been Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson’s 70th birthday, WQED is celebrating the August Wilson Education Project and the life and ...

Downtown Pittsburgh’s Tekko gathering celebrates Japanese pop culture

By Michael Machosky
At a time when comic books are as mainstream as it gets (like Hollywood-blockbuster big), science fiction keeps getting lapped by actual technology and fantasy ...

‘Silly guy,’ now comic, T Robe keeps it honest, adult

By Matt Wohlfarth
“T Robe” Roberson has come a long way from when he went to a comedy show in Philadelphia, only to end up onstage trading “Yo ...

Hot Ticket: Point Park’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire e_SSRq

By Tribune-Review
Classics never lose their luster with theater companies. And Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company is no exception. The company will stage Tennessee Williams’ ...

Other Picks: They Might Be Giants appeals to parents and very young

By Tribune-Review
They might be appealing to kids They Might Be Giants is at kind of a weird place right now. The ‘80s/’90s oddball-pop geeks are getting ...

Kids briefs: Josh and Gab at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

By Kellie B. Gormly
Josh Verbanets and Gab Bonesso — a local duo of writers, performers and educators — are bringing “The Josh and Gab Show!” on April 19 ...

A&E notebook: ‘Furious 7’ producer to speak at St. Vincent Threshold Series

By Tribune-Review
Thomas Tull, an executive producer of “Furious 7,” will speak at a presentation of the St. Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity campus. Tull is chairman and chief executive ...

Pittsburgh children’s festival turns focus toward theater this year

By Kellie B. Gormly
Families still will get the variety of activities and entertainment they expect at the EQT Children’s Theater Festival next month, but this year’s festival has ...

Cirque’s Kooza showing under Pittsburgh bigtop in August

By Tribune-Review
Cirque du Soleil will be setting up its blue and yellow bigtop in Pittsburgh this August for at least a three-week run. The “Kooza” show from Cirque will debut on Aug. 26 at a location still to be determined. Ticket prices ...

Podcast reinvents comic Maron’s career

By Michael Machosky
There are only a few paths to success in comedy. You hit the road, build a following, go on late-night TV, maybe score a part ...

New Kensington Camera Club’s annual show spotlights garden beauties

By Pamela Murphy
When Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams died of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2004, Don Henderson and his son, Shane, wanted to ...

Pop Culture Q&A: Movie ‘Twilight of the Golds’ really did exist

By Rich Heldenfels
Q uestion: Please help me find the name of a movie I saw many years ago. I tell my friends about it and they question my sanity. It’s about a couple who work in genetics of the future. They become ...

Pope declares mercy vital to church’s credibility in proclaiming Holy Year

By The Associated Press
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday proclaimed a special year of worldwide efforts by the Catholic Church to stress mercy, not severity, saying the institution’s credibility was at stake. At St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday evening, the pope listened ...