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Doll, miniature collectors appreciate small details at Westmoreland show

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
The multigenerational appeal of dollhouse and miniature collecting should attract several hundred people to the Greensburg Ramada on Oct. 26 for the 36th annual Westmoreland …

TLC cancels its ‘Honey Boo Boo’ series

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The …

AMC has found gold with ‘The Walking Dead’

By The Washington Post
Five seasons in and “The Walking Dead” shows no signs of slowing down. If anything, it’s the opposite. About 17.3 million people watched the Season 5 premiere earlier this month, the highest ratings in the show’s history — and an …

Ticket Picks: Boz Scaggs in Homestead and Kevin James at Heinz Hall

By Tribune-Review
Pop/rock He’s the Boz The musical journey of Boz Scaggs began back in the late-’50s when radio waves drifted hundreds of miles to his home …

Hot picks: Pitchblak Brass Band mixes it up

By Tribune-Review
Music Brass with a bit of hop Hip-hop and brass bands might seem to occupy different musical universes, but don’t tell that to the Pitchblak …

Kids briefs: Author team to meet with kids at Oakland’s Carnegie Hall

By Kellie B. Gormly
Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen, creators of the children’s books “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole” and “Extra Yarn,” will give a presentation …

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., from Oct. 23 to 25. Authentic shipwreck gold and silver coins, recovered artifacts, gold bars …

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 …