Briefs: July Fourth Show Free for Active, Retired Military Personnel
It's Christmas in July for active and retired military personnel and their families.
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera is making available 1,500 free tickets for the 8 p.m. July 4 performance of "White Christmas" to active-duty military, military retirees, members of the National Guard and Reserves, Medal of Honor recipients, 100 percent disabled veterans, overseas civil servants and their family members.
Eligible military families may request as many as six tickets for the performance.
"White Christmas" runs Tuesday through July 15 at the Benedum Center, Seventh Street at Penn Avenue, Downtown.
The Civic Light Opera production of the Irving Berlin classic will feature stage and television star Stacy Keach as Gen. Waverly, as well as Broadway veterans George Dvorsky, an Irwin native, as Bob, and Christina Saffran Ashford as Betty.
The free tickets are available while supplies last at the Charles E. Kelly Commissary, 1 Carey Road, Oakdale.
-- Alice T. Carter
Cultural events in the city
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera presents "Oklahoma!" at 2 and 8 p.m. Performances continue through Sunday at the Benedum Center, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Downtown. $22.50-$52.50. 412-456-6666.
Pittsburgh Public Theater presents "The Gin Game" at 2 and 8 p.m. Performances continue through Sunday at the O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. $12.50-$45.50. 412-316-1600.
City Theatre presents "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?" at 5:30 and 9 p.m. Performances continue through July 28 at City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side. $35-$45. 412-431-2489.
'Die Hard' T-shirt will hang out in Smithsonian
"Die Hard" hero John McClane's dirty undershirt is moving in with the rest of America's favorite movie memorabilia.
Bruce Willis gave the Smithsonian Institution the sleeveless shirt, a promotional poster, an ID badge and the original script from the latest film, "Live Free or Die Hard," which was released Wednesday.
The items will be displayed in the "Treasures of American History" exhibit, which also includes Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" and Rocky Balboa's boxing gloves.
"Twenty years ago when I first worked on this film, I had no idea it would be considered part of the forever business," said Willis, a Golden Globe and two-time Emmy award winner.
The four "Die Hard" items will be on display beginning July 12 in the museum's new acquisitions case.
-- The Associated Press
Workers dismantling stage fall to their deaths
Two workers dismantling a Rolling Stones stage at a stadium in Madrid fell to their deaths from a metal scaffold on Friday, officials said.
Two other Spanish workers were injured in the accident at the Vicente Calderon stadium, one critically. Police said three of the workers fell about 30 feet from the scaffold, and landed on the fourth worker.
The Rolling Stones, currently on the European leg of their A Bigger Bang world tour, performed in the Vicente Calderon soccer stadium in the Spanish capital Thursday night. They are due to play in the southern town of El Eijido this weekend.
-- The Associated Press
Chicago boutique will be all about Oprah
She's got a talk show, a book club and a magazine -- and now Oprah Winfrey is opening her own store.
The store will be cater-cornered from Harpo Studios, where Winfrey's talk show is taped in Chicago, a spokeswoman for Harpo Productions Inc. …