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Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 01:45 PM by
  Click here for a link to headlines of recent TV news and views posts. TV Q&A with Rob Owen Submit a question to TV Q&A by clicking here. This week's TV Q&A (after the "Read more" jump below) responds to questions about “Utopia,” “Survivor” and “The Blacklist.” As always, thanks… Read more...
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 12:21 PM by
Recently, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, in conjunction with the Arts Education Partnership’s National Forum, hosted a special visit from Dr. Jane Chu, the newly appointed Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Dr. Chu is noted for her contributions to the Kansas City…
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 06:30 AM by
At 80, Jim Ed Brown has made country music well over 60 years, first with sisters Maxine and Bonnie in the vocal trio the Browns, known for their early hit singles like "Looking Back To See" but known best for their timeless 1959 pop-country hit "The Three Bells." After the… Read more...
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 06:00 AM by
The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released two reports this week that appear to be in conflict with one another. Crime rates are down for 2013, but incarceration rates are up. Locking up a few thousand more people is not going to make crime rates fall,…
Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:00 AM by
This week's "Believe Your Ears" music podcast remembers New Orleans studio owner and recording engineer Cosimo Matassa and Bob Crewe, the songwriter-producer who worked on many of the Four Seasons' best-known hits. Both died on September 11.  Read more...
Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:00 AM by
In an episode titled "The Line," CBS's "The Good Wife" (9:30 p.m. Sunday, KDKA-TV) enters its sixth season a rejeuvenated program. The Alicia-Peter-Will love triangle went away with Will's death, which happened far enough from the end of last season that the aftermath of that event has been wrapped up… Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 08:52 AM by
The new TV season begins officially next week, but already this week there are some premieres with Fox's "Red Band Society" and NBC's preview of "The Mysteries of Laura." Read more after the jump. ... Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 08:21 AM by
  As the weather turns colder there are some changes you'll notice and some that you will not. Being aware of things to watch out for will allow you to remain active throughout the changing seasons of the year, year after year.   Stiff joints - the colder temperatures cause…
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:32 AM by
Only a handful of bandleader-arrangers who successfully transitioned from the Big Band Era of the 30's and 40's to the late 20th and early 21st Century. Many are now gone: Duke Ellington, Nelson Riddle, Billy Strayhorn, Pete Rugolo, Tadd Dameron, Benny Carter, Billy Strayhorn and Gil Evans come to mind.… Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:32 AM by
Only a handful of bandleader-arrangers who successfully transitioned from the Big Band Era of the 30's and 40's to the late 20th and early 21st Century. Many are now gone: Duke Ellington, Nelson Riddle, Billy Strayhorn, Pete Rugolo, Tadd Dameron, Benny Carter, Billy Strayhorn and Gil Evans come to mind.… Read more...