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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

Party at the Pier proceeds stylishly, despite Keaton’s absence

By Kate Benz
He was billed as an honorary chair, but word quickly spread that only Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton’s spirit would be attending RiverLife’s Party at ...

Flash!: Savor Pittsburgh, Space Art

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

#1 Cochran celebrates 50th anniversary at Braddock’s Battlefield History Center

By Kate Benz
VIPs enjoyed a blast from the past when #1 Cochran celebrated its 50th anniversary in Braddock’s Battlefield History Center, the same building that once housed ...

Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae offers sweet temptations at Pittsburgh Zoo

By Kate Benz
Willpower was nothing more than a quaint notion once the Pressley Ridge teams started scooping out temptations during the 21st annual Ice Cream Fundae ...

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s annual event still a big draw at Hartwood Acres

By Kate Benz
The appeal of an evening spent al fresco proved too hard to resist for a record crowd of a few thousand guests who arrived in ...

Hines Ward debuts his Table 86 restaurant in Seven Fields

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward — with wife Lindsey — signed autographs and posed for photos with most of the 300-plus guests at Ward’s new ...

Flash!: Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team fundraiser; Cookie Cruise

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

Pittsburgh 50 Finest Class of 2015 raises astonishing $405K for cystic fibrosis research

By Kate Benz
The grassroots endeavor that started 20 years ago with the humble goal of raising $500 per candidate shattered a nationwide record Aug. 13 when the ...

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh holds art show

By Kate Benz
Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh painted the perfect evening with an opening reception for its Block Party art show and exhibit Aug. 13 ...

Cindystock is Pittsburgh couple’s answer to combating cancer

By Kate Benz
Cindy and Ted Yates achieved rock-star status Aug. 15 when the back lawn of their Sewickley home was transformed into center stage for the 12th ...

Pittsburgh’s ‘Boots, Bubbly and Billy’ party toasts native son Porter, benefits charity

By Kate Benz
The bright lights of Broadway paled in comparison to the reception Pittsburgh son and Tony Award-winner Billy Porter basked in when he stole the stage ...

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