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Comic Brad Williams won’t sweat the ‘small’ stuff at Pittsburgh Improv

By Matt Wohlfarth 12:31 a.m.
Comic Brad Williams comes to the Pittsburgh Improv for a weekend of big laughs from April 17 to 19. Williams doesn’t care what you call …

Hot Ticket: ‘Scooby Doo Live!’; Public art walking tour; record store day

By Tribune-Review
KIDS Scooby Doo onstage Ruh-roh! The famous cartoon canine and his Mystery Inc. gang are coming to the Benedum Center on April 19 to solve …

Hot picks: Turkuaz brings funk to Rex Theater on the South Side

By Tribune-Review
They were a head-turning surprise last year at the Flood City Music Festival — a nine-piece funk band playing the Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” with …

Kids briefs: An egg hunt of a different kind at the Carnegie

By Kellie B. Gormly 12:32 a.m.
On April 19, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History will celebrate spring with its eighth annual Egg-cellent Egg Hunt. But kids, age 12 and younger, …

Schenley Park festival welcomes spring with age-old tradition

By Rachel Weaver
As spring prepares to bring color back to a long-gray Pittsburgh landscape, an upcoming festival will let revelers immerse themselves in the season’s signature hues. …

Comedian Gallagher gets his money from North Versailles promoter

By Carl Prine
Unlike the watermelons he smashes, comedian Gallagher has been made whole by a North Versailles promoter. CEE Presents promoter Chase Ebaugh has sent a $10,000 check to comic Leo Gallagher’s Oregon-based manager for a March 29 gig at the State …

Pop culture Q&A: Gene Hackman sings, Sabrina Lloyd travels

By Rich Heldenfels
Q: After watching “Hoosiers” the other night for about the 20th time and marveling at what a versatile actor Gene Hackman is, I was wondering if he has ever been in a musical. A: The Oscar winner has worked with …

Celebrity doesn’t suit ‘Bletchley Circle’s’ Stirling

By Luaine Lee
If actress Rachael Stirling ever gets tired of acting, she can always gallop the wilds of Patagonia with Chilean cowboys or trek to India for a fifth time or challenge a pugilist to a match in the ring. The British …

Made-in-Pittsburgh reality TV series finds a home on Starz

By Mike Machosky
The made-in-Pittsburgh reality TV series about making movies, “The Chair,” has a home on the Starz network, starting this fall. It will be the first …

Briefs: Country star Church bringing his tour to Consol

By Tribune-Review
Country star Eric Church will bring his “The Outsiders World Tour” to Consol Energy Center on Oct. 11. The tour, which will feature Dwight Yoakam, …

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS’ late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that “The Colbert Report” host will replace Letterman when …

Steel City Con has star-studded lineup

By Michael Machosky
The Steel City Con. The name sounds like it would make an awesome title for a crime caper movie. Something old-school, like they used to …

John Witherspoon still ready ‘to raise some eyebrows’ with jokes

By Matt Wohlfarth
Old comedians don’t retire, they just get funnier with time. John Witherspoon, 72, from “Friday” fame, is coming to the Pittsburgh Improv for a weekend …

‘Don Quixote’ on a fun-loving errand to entertain

By William Loeffler
Things are a bit mad at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre at the moment. In one studio, the righteously daft knight errant Don Quixote rhapsodizes about antiquated …

Hot Ticket: ‘The Capitol Steps,’ CMU Spring Carnival

By Tribune-Review
COMEDY A poke at politics When “The Capitol Steps” looks at the issues of the day, no one gets a break. Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, independents …

‘Little Golden Books’ at Toonseum; Jonathan Butler at Hill House

By Tribune-Review
Little books, big impact Beloved children’s book series “Little Golden Books” is coming to the ToonSeum, 945 Liberty Ave., Downtown, on April 11. The exhibit …

Kids briefs: Kids make up cast of ‘Alice’ in Carnegie

By Kellie B. Gormley
Curiouser and curiouser. The classic story of “Alice in Wonderland” and her fall through a rabbit  hole into a bizarre and colorful world will come …

Doritos Super Bowl ad opens door for brothers’ reality show

By John Kiesewetter
In five years, the entrepreneurial Herbert brothers have parlayed Doritos popularity into directing soft-drink commercials, creating board games and writing a feature film script. Now, A&E has announced an eight-part reality show about the five Herbert brothers, from Batesville, Ind., …

Pittsburgh-area Irish step dancers to compete in London for world titles

By Kellie B. Gormly
A line of six costumed Irish step dancers rehearse, their  legs moving furiously while their arms remain stiffly at their  sides like marble columns. Hard …

Marilyn Monroe statue exits Pittsburgh after quick stop

By Tribune-Review
Gentlemen who prefer blondes had a chance to see a 26-foot-tall one Monday, although she arrived in the Steel City in pieces and soon had …