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Leechburg taiko show will resonate with audience

By Ed Phillips
The next show by members of the Leechburg High School band could very well be a moving performance. Literally. With pounding drums, dancing and martial-arts ...

Review: Radio host Glass’ ‘Two Dancers’ program rewards audience with insight, laughs

By Mark Kanny
A novel entertainment called “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” drew a near-capacity audience Feb. 28 at the Byham Theater, Downtown. It was compelling throughout — by turns humorous and touching — and was cheered by the audience. The program ...

CW series ‘Jane the Virgin’ uses telenovela approach with success

By The Fresno Bee
The massive sets for the CW network series “Jane the Virgin” — coupled with a floor-to-ceiling mural of the Miami skyline — create the illusion of a bit of Florida in this Southern California community. All that’s missing is the ...

Pop Culture Q&A: ‘Song of the South is stuck in the Disney vaults

By Rich Heldenfels
Q uestion: When I was 3 or so, my mother took me to see “Song of the South.” My mother passed away shortly after, and I always wanted to have that movie, but it was never on sale. Why is ...

Oscar winner Arquette leads cast of ‘CSI: Cyber’

By Zap2it.com
One of television’s newest crime-fighting teams is led by a very recent Oscar winner. Former “Medium” star Patricia Arquette earned a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors ...

Soap Summary: Ridge and Steffy mull assisting Liam’s attempt to overthrow Rick

By George Dickie
The Bold and the Beautiful Eric remains firm in his support of Rick despite opposition within Forrester. Rick tries to thwart Ridge’s attempt to change ...

Hot Metal Musicals showcase features sampling of local musicals

By Tribune-Review
Those who wonder what the musical theater artists of tomorrow — and today — are up to can get an earful of answers at the Hot Metal Musicals showcase on March 2. At Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh’s inaugural showcase ...

Swissvale’s own Billy Gardell plans Monroeville show

By Tribune-Review
“Mike and Molly” star and Swissvale native Billy Gardell is coming home this spring for a show at the Monroeville Convention Center. Tickets are going fast ...

Glass, Monica Bill Barnes Company combine for unlikely show at Byham

By Mark Kanny
There’s nothing predictable about bringing opposites together. Ira Glass, the longtime radio host of “This American Life,” says dance and radio “have no business being ...

‘Frozen’ tale leads Disney on Ice’s ‘Princesses & Heroes’ production

By Kellie B. Gormly
Fittingly, the lead characters in the grand finale of Disney on Ice’s “Princesses & Heroes” are both princesses and heroes. While classic Disney characters like Cinderella, ...

Hot Ticket: Conservatory Theatre Company’s e_SSLq The Boy Friend e_SSRq

By Tribune-Review
Theater ‘Boy Friend’ fun Heiresses and debutantes let loose on the Riviera find love, heartbreak and misunderstandings in the Conservatory Theatre Company’s staging of the ...

ArcAttack will rock you, just not literally shock you

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
With the drama and intensity of a rock concert taking place in the middle of an electrical storm, the ArcAttack: Tesla Coil Music show will ...

‘TrickFlicks’ uses magic of silver screen to go big

By Ed Phillipps
Paul Gertner is always looking to experiment with his magic act. Joe Wichryk is always looking for eclectic acts to bring to the Oaks Theater ...

Hot Picks: Musician Thompson all about that bass

By Tribune-Review
Music All about that bass Paul Thompson’s knowledge of the bass seems to go deeper than the low notes of that instrument. He’s one of the ...

Kids briefs: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to celebrate Chinese New Year

By Kellie B. Gormly
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will celebrate Chinese New Year with partners from Silk Screen Arts. The activities from  1 to 4 p.m. March 1 ...

Winnick ready for new season of ‘Vikings’

By The Fresno Bee
Katheryn Winnick got a few words of warning when she signed on to play Lagertha in “Vikings,” the first scripted series from the History Channel. “I was told this is a male-dominated network and the male demographic is stronger than ...

Guests star at Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s Hollywood Party fundraiser

By Candy Williams
The Academy Awards are over for another year, but at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, the party is just getting started. The 10th annual Hollywood Party ...

Mia Z (Zanotti) of Hyde Park advances on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

By Braden Ashe
A Kiski Area High School student appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” Tuesday night and advanced past the show’s opening round. Mia Zanotti, 16, of Hyde Park ...

Snowy day can’t stop ‘Beautiful — The Carole King Musical’ tryouts

By Alice T. Carter
The theatrical rule that the show must go on also applies to auditions. On Feb. 21, despite snow-covered sidewalks and icy highways, more than 70 hopeful ...