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‘The D’oh of Homer’: Professors employ TV’s ‘Simpsons’

By The Associated Press
Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn’t stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Universities across the country are using satirical references from “The Simpsons” to grab students’ attention and convey ...

Kevin Hart coming to Heinz Hall next month

By Tribune-Review
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart will bring his stand-up act to Heinz Hall, Downtown, next month. Tickets for the Jan. 18 show are on sale ...

Soap Summary: Theresa and Anne try to thwart Melanie

By George Dickie
The Bold  and the Beautiful Bill tries to persuade Quinn to make good with her family. Rick shocks everyone when he backs Eric’s suggestion that ...

‘Last Comic’ winner Reep makes stop at Pittsburgh Improv

By Matt Wohlfarth
Jon Reep is dancing his way into the ’Burgh for a weekend of laughs at the Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead. A native of Hickory, N.D., ...

Western Pennsylvania area’s holiday spirit is still shining bright

By Kellie B. Gormly
One of the things visitors and residents love about Pittsburgh is the many whimsical, festive things the area offers during the yuletide season. Before that ...

Fox Chapel telethon welcomes 25th year of reaching out

By Ed Phillips
When Doug Martin first spearheaded the plan to hold a telethon as a fundraiser, his ambitions were modest. He figured a couple hundred dollars would be a good haul, and perhaps the Fox Chapel Area School District would be interested ...

Hot Ticket: The ‘Carols’ of Christmas

By Tribune-Review
There might be such a thing as too much eggnog or too many Christmas specials on TV. But theatergoers’ can’t seem to get enough of ...

Kids briefs: Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Center set to debut Family Snow Ball

By Kellie B. Gormly
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will host its first-ever Family Snow Ball on Dec. 24, the last day of Hanukkah. The dinner-dance will ...

A&E notebook: ‘Pittsburgh Dad’ gets da holiday special, rilly

By Tribune-Review
Yinz guys wanna watch one of your favorite local characters on the tube? “Pittsburgh Dad” is coming to TV with a holiday special “Pittsburgh Dad’s Guide to Christmas,” airing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 on WPXI Channel 11. Hosted by WQED’s ...

Other picks: The Wizards of Winter atCarnegie Library of Homestead Music Hall

By Tribune-Review
Rock Trans-formers of Winter It might look like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and sound like it, too, but wait just a minute. The Wizards of Winter ...

Ross native Jamison not ‘The Voice,’ but he’ll pursue dream

By Kellie B. Gormly
Ross native Chris Jamison failed to grab the crown on the seventh season of “The Voice,” ending a three-month journey that included a few near-eliminations ...

Real drama casts shadow over ‘Chrisley’

By The Associated Press
On camera, the family on USA’s “Chrisley Knows Best” has briefly addressed son Kyle’s second-season absence, saying he’s “going through a difficult time.” Off-camera, the drama is much more intense. Heading into the Dec. 16 season finale, patriarch Todd ...

Tis the season: Holiday home video gift guide

By Garrett Conti
’Tis the season to add to your holiday video collection, and there are plenty of options to choose from this year. Finding that special gift ...

Pop Culture Q&A: ‘Gotham’s’ Alfred has real-life famous father

By Rich Heldenfels
Q uestion: Is Sean Pertwee related to the actor on “Doctor Who,” Jon Pertwee? Answer: He is. Sean, for those of you tuning in late, plays Alfred on the Batman prequel series “Gotham,” and has been seen several times ...

Kix Brooks helps count down country honorees

By Zap2it.com
Brooks & Dunn have been apart professionally for more than four years, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t keeping up with country music. In Kix Brooks’ case, he’s doing that visibly — and audibly — as host of the weekly, syndicated ...

Soap Summary: Serena tells Eric why she came to Salem

By George Dickie
The Bold and the Beautiful Deacon tries to dissuade Wyatt from serving Quinn with a restraining order. Liam tries to get to Hope before Quinn ...

Film crew to shoot  at Ligonier Diamond

By Nicole Chynoweth
CBS Films location manager David Weinstein is very familiar with Ligonier, as his sister has lived in the town for many years. “I am a ...

A&E notebook: PSO’s Honeck to conduct at Vatican for Dec. 24 Mass

By Tribune-Review
Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has been invited by Pope Francis to conduct music during the Papal Christmas Eve Mass on Dec. 24 at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Honeck will lead the Orchestra dell’Accademia ...

Hot Ticket: ‘Mannheim Steamroller Christmas’ at Benedum

By Tribune-Review
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Chip Davis’ “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas,” which has become a holiday tradition. The group’s annual tour ...

Hot picks: Lemuria stops at South Side’s Smiling Moose

By Tribune-Review
The dream of the ’90s is alive on the South Side, at least it will be on the night of Dec. 16 at the Smiling ...