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Kate Benz is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Fanfare columnist. Kate Benz can be reached via e-mail or at 412-380-8515

All eyes are on the Penguins as they host Aces & Ice: Casino Night

By Kate Benz
“He’s got that boy next door thing, but ...” Emcee Larry Richert articulated what guests of the inaugural Aces & Ice: Casino Night were ...

Celebrity bartenders pour it on for Drink for Pink in Pittsburgh

By Kate Benz
Spying Pittsburgh city councilmen Dan Gilman, Bruce Kraus and Corey O’Connor, along with Talia Piazza, state Sen. Jay Costa, John Krolicki, John Wilds and former ...

Ivy League alumni view ‘Corita Kent’ exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Warhol museum

By Kate Benz
Harvard, Yale, and Princeton might have the ivy. But Georgetown apparently has the league. “We have a better basketball team,” Michael Rizzi joked, although as ...

Former Pirate Tekulve, a heart transplant recipient, speaks at Heart Association gala

By Kate Benz
Former Pittsburgh Pirates closer Kent Tekulve is laughing. In fact, he’s downright jubilant. You’d think he was remembering hilarious locker room antics from the ...

Flash!: Peachie’s Birthday Bash; ‘Special Auction’

By Tribune-Review
What else has been happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. ...

Keaton’s a favorite at Pittsburgh Film Office’s Oscars party

By Kate Benz
There was no surprise behind the landslide vote tumbling in for native son Michael Keaton during the Pittsburgh Film Office’s Lights! Glamour! Action! Oscars party, ...

Epilepsy Foundation Mardi Gras in Pittsburgh raises record-setting $510K

By Kate Benz
For a sold-out crowd of 700-plus, the crowning of Gateway Financial CEO David Malone as King of the Mardi was nothing but a mere technicality. ...

Beauty queens help Pittsburgh Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans usher in the Lunar New Year

By Kate Benz
The Organization of Chinese Americans ushered in the Lunar New Year with a celebration of the Year of the Ram (or Goat), an animal symbolizing ...

Actress Phylicia Rashad attends Pittsburgh celebration of August Wilson documentary

By Kate Benz
When WQED teased with a partial showing of the “American Masters” documentary “August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand,” peppered with anecdotes from a ...

Frick reception toasts opening of ‘ Masterworks of Early Photography’ exhibit

By Kate Benz
The Frick Art & Historical Center welcomed another full house Feb. 20, art aficionados eager to toast the opening celebration of “Impressionist to Modernist: Masterworks ...

Flash!: Community Day School’s Winter Gala; Autism Connection gala

By Tribune-Review
What else is happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. ...

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