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Cosby show still planned for Heinz Hall

By Tribune-Review
The Bill Cosby show planned for Feb. 21 at Heinz Hall, Downtown, still is on the calendar. Some of Cosby’s upcoming shows around the country have been canceled in the wake of several allegations of sexual abuse directed at the comedian. ...

Trusted, beloved stars lose luster amid allegations of bad behavior

By Joe Wos
There were few icons as loved and respected as Bill Cosby. Through his work on “The Cosby Show,” he transformed the perception of what it ...

A&E notebook: Smokey Robinson judging First Night sing-off

By Tribune-Review
Soul star Smokey Robinson has been named the judge for the Highmark First Night sing-off competition. “I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting ...

Reality-based networks reaching into scripted TV

By Frazier Moore
Can a zebra change its stripes? Not likely. But these days numerous reality-based networks are sporting new stripes in the form of scripted fare as ...

Pop Culture Q&A: TLC’s ‘Little Couple,’ TNT’s ‘Last Ship’ both slated to return

By Rich Heldenfels
Q uestion: I have not seen any upcoming notices about the return of “The Little Couple” on TLC. Any word on this TV series returning and if so, when? Answer: It returns Dec. 2. Here’s some of what TLC ...

For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

By The Associated Press
MELBOURNE, Fla. — The protesters didn’t show, the would-be hecklers didn’t take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, ...

Soap summary: Shawn and Jordan tell TJ the truth about his father

By George Dickie
The Bold and the Beautiful After witnessing the affection between Liam and Ivy, Hope tells Wyatt she wants to return to Los Angeles — ...

Aviary hopes you’ll laugh with joy, delight at ‘Silent Flight’

By Kellie B. Gormly
Sing this to the tune of the last stanza of “Silent Night”: “Sleep all day if you plea-ease. Sleep in the barn or the tree-ees.” ...

Pop: New cable channel to focus on ‘fandom’

By Variety.com
Is there enough room on the bubble for Pop? When Pop, a cable network most people probably refer to as TVGN, launches Jan. 14, it will do so with programs that celebrate the continuing ability of such, well, institutions, as New ...

Oh, bother! Winnie the Pooh banned in Poland

By Joe Wos
You may have heard the urban legend of Donald Duck being banned in Finland for not wearing pants. While that story is a myth, there ...

Carnegie Science Center adds Buhl Planetarium to railroad village

By Kellie B. Gormly
Because the Buhl Planetarium housed the original Miniature Railroad & Village, the layout’s artists and architects thought it was about time to add a miniature ...

Mellon diamond sells for record $32.6 million

By Tribune-Review
A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon has sold for $32.6 million. It’s an auction record for any blue ...

A&E notebook: CLO announces cast of ‘Boeing Boeing’

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera has cast several area performers for its production of “Boeing Boeing” that will run Feb. 5 to April 26 at the CLO Cabaret, Downtown. The Tony Award-winning farce set in the 1960s features Bernard, a frisky Parisian ...

World Television Day: A Quiz

By Alan G. Luke
World Television Day is Nov. 21 and to celebrate, quiz yourself on these TV-related questions: 1. In 1928, Philo Farnsworth demonstrated to ...

Starting with Ferguson, Pittsburgh gets cornucopia of comedy names this week

By Matt Wohlfarth
Craig Ferguson is cutting loose on his nationwide comedy tour. As host of CBS’ Peabody Award-winning “The Late Late Show,” Ferguson’s comedy has been somewhat ...

Comedian Bell’s humor totally curves toward matters of race

By Michael Machosky
Racism is bad for business, bad for society and bad for human life, in general. Some things in this world are objectively bad, and don’t ...

Pittsburgh kicks off the holidays with Light Up Night

By Tribune-Review
Well, we’ve had our first snow. The malls have been decked out for a while. Christmas music is on the radio. You know what ...

Philippines dance show brings island traditions here

By Ed Phillips
When the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh dance recital gets under way, Violeta Alba will feel like she has come full circle. Alba was ...

Hot Ticket: Bob Dylan at Heinz Hall on Nov. 20

By Tribune-Review
Not only is Bob Dylan still alive and kicking, but he’s still putting out relevant records that people want to hear. Just two months ...

Other Picks: Paul Giallorenzo and Gitgo at the Thunderbird Cafe

By Tribune-Review
Keyboardist Paul Giallorenzo takes his improvising many ways. He’s performed in Europe and in his home of Chicago, doing music from avant-garde jazz to electro-acoustic noise. ...