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TruTV rebrands as comedy channel

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:00 AM Written by

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The last vestiges of TruTV’s former identity as Court TV will be wiped away Monday with the network’s re-launch as a destination for comedy fans.

“Our goal is to make truTV a fun ride for grown-ups, an upbeat alternative in the landscape where so many shows are looking and feeling so much the same,” said TruTV president and head of programming Chris Linn at a July press conference.

The evolution of TruTV began earlier this year with the May debut of “The Carbonaro Effect” starring magician/trickster Michael Carbonaro, which improve the network’s time period performance. That show is back with new episodes at 10 p.m. Oct. 30.

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Mister Rogers art featured in charity event

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:59 AM Written by

 

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Kait Schoeb, a 24-year-old Pittsburgh artist, has contributed a chair with a painting of Fred Rogers and characters from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" on the seat to Magee Women's Hospital's "The Cradle will Rock" charity event put together by the Twenty-Five Club that raises funds for neonatal care and research.

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Cross Training, An Absolute Must!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:08 AM Written by
The over-emphasized rule in money management is to diversify, diversify and then diversify some more. This is the key to a well-balanced portfolio, and should also be taken into consideration when planning a well-balanced fitness regimen. As runners we have a tendency to make it all about the miles, but…

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Cross Training, An Absolute Must!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:08 AM Written by
The over-emphasized rule in money management is to diversify, diversify and then diversify some more. This is the key to a well-balanced portfolio, and should also be taken into consideration when planning a well-balanced fitness regimen. As runners we have a tendency to make it all about the miles, but…

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Fantasia CoverIn 1940, Walt Disney’s idea of “Fantasia” melded the sound of classical music with the imagery of cartoon animation. The result was an inspired creation of sight, sound and wonder that remains one of his most fondly remembered creations. The concept wasn’t fully appreciated in its era, but was decades ahead of its time.

 

Now Harmonix, the visionaries behind the “Rock Band” series, attempt to create the next generation of “Fantasia” experience. “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” looks to combine music with the interactive nature of the video game. The idea has the added pressure of being one of only marquee titles for the Xbox One’s motion sensing camera, the Kinect. Not only is this game as unique as the movie that inspired it, it may just become the primary reason to own a Kinect on the Xbox One.

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'Dancing with the Stars' pre-empted by Steelers tonight

Monday, 20 October 2014 09:42 AM Written by

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Pittsburgh's WTAE is pre-empting "Dancing with the Stars" and "Castle" with the Steelers game tonight but they're not airing "Dancing" in its usual pre-emption spot of 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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'The Millers' is back on CBS

Monday, 20 October 2014 09:23 AM Written by

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CBS's disappointing sitcom "The Millers" returns for its second season on a new day tonight at 8:30. The show began with potential thanks to a talented cast that includes Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and Will Arnett but the sitcom just wasn't that funny and their talents were squandered last year.

Now Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace") has been added to the cast. We'll see if that helps make it any funnier (CBS did not make a review screener available by deadline).

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Pittsburgh Jazz Legends 18: Johnny Costa

Monday, 20 October 2014 06:28 AM Written by

Only one Pittsburgh jazz pianist, not Erroll Garner, Earl Fatha Hines, Mary Lou Williams, Sonny Clark or Ahmad Jamal, had a technique compared to the great and dazzling virtuoso Art Tatum: Johnny Costa. That distinction came long before he became famous as musical director of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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