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Shadyside laundry keeps movie garb stain-free

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The fake blood packet could have caused a major stain. But Jerry Montesano found it before it exploded. “Red splotches would have been everywhere,” says Montesano, 47, ...

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust VP travels the globe to bring arts home

By Alice T. Carter
Many people wish they had Paul Organisak’s job. As vice president of programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and executive director of Pittsburgh Dance Council, Organisak ...

Pittsburgh comic Billy Gardell steps up his game with Monopoly host gig

By Matt Wohlfarth
Don’t mind Pittsburgh comedian Billy Gardell if he feels like he just landed on Free Parking and won the cash in the middle of the ...

Soap summary: News about Jake leaves Carly stunned

By George Dickie
The Bold and the Beautiful Brooke thanks Deacon for his support during tough times. Quinn is proud of Deacon for assisting a friend in need ...

‘Mad Men’ relics donated to Smithsonian

By The Associated Press
Don Draper is making his exit with “Mad Men” this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution. Jon Hamm, who plays Draper on the AMC drama about a New York ad ...

Laughs are Plan A for Felipe Esparza

By Matt Wohlfarth
Felipe Esparza didn’t have a Plan B. Just like when his family came to this country from the coastal village of Sinaloa, Mexico, they didn’t ...

A&E Updates: Tickets on sale for 29th annual EQT Children’s Theater Festival in Pittsburgh

By Tribune-Review
Tickets are now on sale for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 29th annual EQT Children’s Theater Festival. The four-day festival from May 14 to 17 in the Cultural District, Downtown, will feature five ticketed shows, a large-scale interactive art installation and ...

Review: Corning Works’ ‘At Once There Was aHouse’ gives audience plenty to think about

By Mark Kanny
Beth Corning’s latest work continues her fascination with the disparity between the simplified picture of life we’re given as children with what people experience as their life unfolds. The fourth version of “At Once There Was a House” debuted March 25, ...

‘Union Tanguera’ steps up to keep tango hot

By Mark Kanny
Esteban Moreno loves tango — for itself and as a stimulus for artistic exploration. He and Claudia Codega, who are directors of a French-Argentine dance ...

Hot Ticket: Arts and Drafts event at Cabaret Theater

By Tribune-Review
Baron Batch will put music on tap at the beginning of a new program at the Cabaret Theater, Downtown. The ex-Pittsburgh Steelers running back will ...

Kids briefs: Hop aboard the Bunny Trolley at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

By Kellie B. Gormly
Hop aboard the Bunny Trolley The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Chartiers, Washington County, will open for the season March 27 with its annual Bunny Trolley ...

‘X-Files’ coming back in 6-episode limited series

By USA Today
The truth may still be out there, but the search for it is resuming at Fox. The network Tuesday announced the return of “The X-Files” as ...

A&E Updates: Wideman to give free reading, book signing

By Tribune-Review
Homewood native John Edgar Wideman will return to Pittsburgh for a free reading. The Words of Wideman will be held March 27, at the Hill House’s Kaufmann Center in the Hill District. A reception will follow the 4 p.m. reading and ...

Sky Trail rope course coming to Pittsburgh Mills

By Rex Rutkoski
Visitors to the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills soon can reach new heights in a fun and creative way. Pittsburgh Mills in Frazer will be the first ...

Documentary follows up on locating Pittsburgh artist’s wartime portrait subjects

By Rex Rutkoski
As the son of a World War World II veteran, Forest Hill’s David Solomon has always been appreciative of the men and women who serve ...

Pop culture Q&A: Finding ‘Fargo’ at little late? You can buy Season 1

By Rich Heldenfels
Q: I never saw the series “Fargo” when it was running on TV. But I happened to sit down when the whole series was being shown. I got all the way up to the last and final episode when my ...

Pittsburgh Humanities Festival encouraging ‘Smart Talk’

By Alice T. Carter
In a world where the 140-character tweet rules, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University are launching a subversive new ...

Soap Summary: Sonny returns to Salem and runs into Paul

By George Dickie
The Bold  and the Beautiful Maya tries to show Nicole the door, but her sister instead turns up at a Forrester Creations photo shoot. Ridge ...

Author: Rescue pets have star potential

By Kellie B. Gormly
When people see celebrity animals on television and in movies, they may assume that the pets come from top breeders with pedigrees. However, most animal ...