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Killer sharks are taking over the air, and the airwaves

By Staff and Wire Reports
Last year, chainsaw in hand, surfer and bar owner Finley “Fin” Shepard (Ian Ziering) defended Los Angeles from deadly sharks scooped from the sea by …

A little wine, a little music: Pittsburgh vintner and musician lives his dream

By Rachel Weaver 3:31 p.m.
The path Tim Gaber took to his dream job led him through part of pre-med school, around the country with a rock band, to the …

Pittsburgher wins Dairy Queen S’mores Blizzard Music Video Contest

By Emma Deihle
Paul Koudouris of Pittsburgh has won the first-place $10,000 prize in the Dairy Queen S’mores Blizzard Music Video Contest. All video submissions were originally evaluated …

Thunderbolt earns ‘Coaster Landmark’ status

By The Associated Press
The group American Coaster Enthusiasts has named the Thunderbolt a “Coaster Landmark” — the third roller coaster to be so recognized at the Kennywood amusement …

Comedian Kevin James coming to Heinz Hall

By Tribune-Review
Actor and comedian Kevin James will bring his stand-up act to Heinz Hall, Downtown, on Oct. 25. James starred in CBS’ “The King of Queens” for nine seasons, for which he earned an Emmy nomination in 2006, and has had …

CMU historian steps in to help on TLC series

By Tribune-Review
Carnegie Mellon University historian Scott Sandage will help Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family” research his past on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” The second season of the genealogy series premieres 9 p.m. July 30 with the episode …

TV Q&A: No more ‘Dirty Sexy Money’

By Rich Heldenfels
Question: In checking out DVDs at my local library, I came across seasons 1 and 2 of the TV series “Dirty Sexy Money” starring Donald Sutherland. Much to my dismay, the show was canceled, but I read online that four …

At FX, the time-shift is on; a new take on television ratings

By The Associated Press
It’s a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company’s estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit. Leaders …

Cupcake fundraiser to benefit Bon Air special ed

By Emma Deihle
Sister bakers Courtney Kobelenske and Kylie Lash decided from Day One that their cupcake business would be dedicated to helping children in need. The owners of Cora Lee Cupcakes will continue their mission  with their second fundraiser  Aug. 2 at …

Kids, and adults, get a kick out of dinosaur show

By Kellie B. Gormly
One of the most fascinating aspects of dinosaurs comes with the utter mystery surrounding the beasts: They lived millions of years before any people could …

On the heels of what …

By Rex Rutkoski
On the heels of what they consider one of their best fests in recent memory, Fort Armstrong Folk Festival organizers embrace their 43rd year with …

Soap Summary: Lucy and Bobbie argue; Ned and Olivia bond

By George Dickie
The Bold  and the Beautiful Ridge pressures Justin to admit his and Bill’s role in the Abu Dhabi accident. Bill denies involvement when Brooke confronts …

’80s, ’90s kids show ‘Cappelli and Company’ finds new life on TV, online

By Rex Rutkoski
One of Pittsburgh’s most successful locally produced children’s shows, the two-time Emmy Award-winning “Cappelli & Company,” has returned to television this month in reruns after …

Marathon, digital Simpsons World on horizon

By The Associated Press
The full 25-year run of “The Simpsons” will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital …

TV host and comedian Maher takes time from funny-serious to be funny-funny

By Michael Machosky
Whether you agree with him on the issues of the day or not, you have one major thing in common with pot-stirring pundit/comedian Bill Maher. …

MORE A&E: Peters magician advances to next ‘Got Talent’ round

By Tribune-Review
Peters supernatural magician Mike Super made it through Judgment Week and has advanced to the next round in NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and will proceed …

Round up family and friends, it’s county fair season in Western Pennsylvania

By Emma Deihle
County fair season has returned to Western Pennsylvania. The livestock are primping, engines are revving and local bands are fine-tuning their set lists in anticipation …

Rickey Smiley is up early, ready to make you laugh

By Matt Wohlfarth
Comedians work their tails off to provide levity in an increasingly stressed-out world. You don’t have to tell that to Rickey Smiley who drags himself …

Mick Foley’s wrestling career means standup doesn’t throw him for a loop

By Michael Machosky
Most professional wrestlers seem like they started out as athletes or actors before their careers took a different path. Mick Foley was always different. At …

Hot Ticket: ‘Death’ on the stage; ‘River of Words’ on North Side

By Tribune-Review
When the chronically unemployed, under-valued Harlan Howe unexpectedly gets a job with a mysterious corporation, his life takes a surprising turn. He has been hired …