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The Dark Knight Rises Over Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers wait in anticipation of the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at the Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill.

It looks like Batman (Christian Bale) has finally met his match, at least in one on one combat, and unlike in The Dark Knight, it’s a fair fight.  No hounds or vision loss.  He suffers from more than a few punches at the hands of his nemesis and most powerful adversary yet: Bane (Tom Hardy).

The brutal on-screen fist fights between

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“First Position” Intrigues and Inspires

The dancers prepare backstage.

Even if a night at the ballet strikes you as a snooze fest, you’ll find yourself mesmerized with dance during First Position. Don’t be surprised if by the end you’re on the edge of your seat rooting for young dancers as they overcome impossible circumstances. First time director Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary offers an inside look at the training regime of child ballet dancers.

First Position follows seven kids from a range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

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