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Pittsburgh event uses humor to get the word out on stroke prevention

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Strokes are no laughing matter. But the prescription of a large dose of comedy can be the best medicine to get the message across when …

Krenn to join weekly show on KDKA radio

By Tribune-Review
Jim Krenn, who was the longtime morning show host on WDVE-FM until 2012, will begin co-hosting KDKA radio’s Morning News on Fridays with Larry Richert and John Shumway. Krenn will kick-off his weekly 8 to 9 a.m. Friday segment on …

Entertainment briefs: City Theatre’s Power stepping down

By Tribune-Review
After four seasons as City Theatre’s managing director, Mark Power is moving on. Power joined the City Theatre staff in 2010 after serving for a …

Open-stage at St. Barnabas has all genres of performers

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Singers and musicians of all ages and genres can find an appreciative audience at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Brackenridge, which hosts monthly open-stage nights …

Funt, Bialik keep ’em smiling on ‘Camera’

By Madeleine Marr
Before prankster hidden-camera shows like “Punk’d,” “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” “Practical Jokers” and even “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” there was the grandpappy of them all: “Candid Camera.” Created and hosted by the late Allen Funt, the then-revolutionary hidden-camera concept first …

Pop Culture Q&A: That was Herve Presnell doing his own singing

By Rich Heldenfels
Q uestion: My wife and I recently saw the old movie “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and were highly impressed with Harve Presnell’s singing. Was this really Mr. Presnell’s voice or was it dubbed? Answer: That was Presnell, a trained singer …

Messing’s new series combines comedy, drama

By Zap2it.com
Though she had one of her first major acting jobs on “NYPD Blue,” Debra Messing didn’t play a cop. Twenty years later, after a variety …

The Word Guy: Etymology tattles on the origins of words

By Rob Kyff
Pssssst. Have you heard the latest about the origins of “gossip,” “scuttlebutt” and “canard”? The histories of these rumor-related words are really quite dishy... Don’t mention this to anyone, but “gossip” comes directly from God. The Old English word “godsib,” …

Peters magician Mike Super eliminated from ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Kellie B. Gormly
Hometown guy Mike Super, the paranormal magician from Peters, will not be heading to next week’s finals in “America’s Got Talent,” but he enjoyed a …

Civil War lecture series will begin Sept. 13 in Carnegie

By Tribune-Review
Historian Kristopher White will examine the bloodiest day of combat in the Civil War in a new series at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie. His Sept. 13 talk, “Defeat From the Jaws of Victory,” will …

Strip District World Festival mixes classic with new

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
The Strip District has long been famous for its vast selection of fresh produce, meat, seafood and exotic ingredients. In recent years, the neighborhood has …

Thrival Festival boosts Pittsburgh’s growing start-up scene through music

By Michael Machosky
Some things just go better with live music: beer, hand-held food, yelling. But innovation? It’s not the most obvious pairing, but the Thrival Innovation + …

Chris Titus not afraid to laugh through the pain

By Matt Wohlfarth
There was a time when confrontational comedian Chris Titus was going to quit comedy and open a body shop. He was going through the motions …

Stanton: Clean humor, but still lots of laughs

By Matt Wohlfarth
Comedy comes clean this weekend at Bonkerz Comedy inside Latitude 360 with Matt Stanton. Stanton, who grew up in Northern Kentucky, knew comedy was his …

Hot Ticket: From New Works to Mother Earth

By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh New Works Festival continues its 24th season with the first of two sets of new one-act plays. In all, a dozen fully staged …

Hot picks: Medley of the Righteous Brothers brings music to Palace Theatre

By Tribune-Review
Bill Medley, half of the classic duo the Righteous Brothers, will perform solo Sept. 13 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Medley and Bobby Hatfield …

Kids briefs: ‘Alphabet Trail and Tales’ event returns to Frick Park

By Kellie B. Gormly
The 15th annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” family event returns to Frick Park on Sept. 13. At the Citiparks event, from 10 a.m. to 1 …

Educators, experts share ways to protect arts programs at forum

By Alice T. Carter
Arts-centered learning programs that prepare students for college, careers and citizenship will be on the minds of educators and arts leaders when the Arts Education …

Idlewild continues streak as 'Best Children’s Park'

By Tribune-Review
For the fifth year in a row, Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier has earned the “Best Children’s Park in the World” title at the annual …

Fort Hand Festival attracts residents  to Kunkle Park for food, fun, history

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
As the largest annual community event in Washington Township, the Fort Hand Festival fills an important role for area residents. This weekend, when thousands of …