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 Kenny Chesney performs at Heinz Field in 2013.
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Kenny Chesney performs at Heinz Field in 2013.

Kenny Chesney coming back to Heinz Field in May

Chesney last headlined Heinz Field with Eric Church in June 2013,  a concert that has become legendary for the trash left behind.


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Danny Aiello

From a high school dropout to success on stage and screen, actor Danny Aiello talks about the ups, the downs, the mistakes and the love.



 Pearlann Porter, founding artistic director of The Pillow Project

Pillow Project's retrospective emphasizes free-form dance

Shifts in styles, strengths and philosophies were palpable in the five pieces performed for the company’s 10th anniversary event.



 "The Woman I Wanted to be" by Diane von Furstenberg

Penning the pages of fashion: New books for style connoisseurs

Even if you can’t rub elbows with fashion’s famous, you can read their stories thanks to new books by those on the front lines of style.


Movies »


Tuned in: 'Not Cool' wins 'Chair' film competition

YouTube star Shane Dawson’s fans mobilized to vote for his critically savaged directorial debut, making him the winner of “The Chair.”



Soft robotic arm developed at CMU inspires Disney's animated feature

The main character in “Big Hero 6” has its roots in Carnegie Mellon University’s soft robotic arm designed to brush people’s teeth.


 

Music »


PSO plays it by ear when hiring musicians

With several seats and key posts open in the Pittsburgh Symphony, the audition remains one way the orchestra maintains its sound.



2Do this week, Nov. 9-15: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Author readings, classical music performances and comedy acts are all on tap this week.


 
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Will Smith film has Pittsburgh ties

File photo of former Steeler Mike Webster.
Production has started in Pittsburgh on a new film in which Oscar nominee Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist to detect a long-developing brain injury called CTE in a former football player.

That player was retired Steelers center Mike Webster, who died in 2002 at age 50. The movie, with the working title of "Concussion,' is slated to film here through mid-January.

* The story behind Mike Webster, concussions and the new film

* A life off-center: Mike Webster's battles

* David Morse to portray Mike Webster in upcoming film

* VIDEO: Casting call for upcoming film

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    One more chance to see 'Of Mice and Men' at SouthSide Works

    Broadway’s “Of Mice and Men” is screened at SouthSide Works Cinema, but few were there to see it.



    The Pillow Project marks a decade of dance

    It will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a mixed-repertory program of works from its history Saturday at its home in Point Breeze.


     

    TV Review: Reality show presents Pittsburgh's 'Godfather'

    Another ginned-up reality show set in Pittsburgh, “Godfather of Pittsburgh” introduces the “Sopranos”-like Isoldi family to the nation.



    TV Q&A: 'Crossbones' sinks; 'Vicious' returns to PBS next year

    Questions answered about “Crossbones,” “Vicious” and 4K television sets.


     


    Breakfast With


    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Charlie Batch

    Former Steeler Charlie Batch is a motivator. He helps kids steer clear of trouble and helps players transition to a life after football.



    Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Barry Williams

    Best known for playing Greg Brady on the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” Barry Williams is just happy to be a working actor.


     

    Art & Architecture


    Artists' Studio Tour takes over Lawrenceville today

    The 10th annual Lawrenceville Artists' Studio Tour features 31 artists at 14 locations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.



    Four Winds Gallery marks 40 years in Shadyside

    Four Winds Gallery is celebrating four decades of representing Native American artists with a Southwest jeweler and trading post owners.


     

    Celebrities


    Death of actor Robin Williams officially ruled a suicide

    Robin Williams died of asphyxia due to hanging, the Marin County Sheriff's Office announced Friday.



    PEOPLE: Phil Rudd, Miranda Lambert, Paul Rosolie and more!

    New Zealand prosecutors have dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, but other lesser charges remain.


     

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