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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

Pittsburgh Opera transforms Strip District plot into English garden for Maecenas XXXI Ball

By Kate Benz
The vibe, the decor, the people, the buzz — whatever it was, 240 guests had barely put a dent into cocktail hour and, already, the ...

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s 2015 Awards of Distinction bestowed in Pittsburgh ceremony

By Kate Benz
“Their bios are off the charts. If you take a look at the list, it’s ‘Wow!e_SSRq” said director of fund development Sandra Bernardi Hathazy of ...

Pittsburgh’s Bach Choir celebrates composer with BACHday Bash at the National Aviary

By Kate Benz
The Bach Choir harbored no fears of its namesake rolling over in his grave after deciding to throw his annual birthday celebration nearly two months ...

Flash!: Bishop’s Dinner; Wild & Wholey Alaskan Crab Feast

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Annual Austin’s Playroom Project party shifts from day to night

By Kate Benz
Austin’s Playroom Project Luncheon went dark on May 7 — after dark, actually — when the traditional afternoon affair hosted by Nathalie Lemieux and her ...

Carnegie Museum of Art, VIA celebrate Hillman Photography Initiative with party featuring national acts

By Kate Benz
For the few unsuspecting souls who hadn’t gotten the memo that the Carnegie Museum of Art was taking a swan dive into unconventionality, the May ...

Hardy, Serio, ‘Boardwalk’ star among Pittsburgh History Makers accepting honors

By Kate Benz
Anyone operating under the dubious assumption that Senator John Heinz History Center prez Andy Masich was worried about a good thing coming to an end ...

Flash!: Frick Art Museum exhibit; Pittsburgh Wine Festival

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Spring Hat Luncheon arrives with sunny bonnets and blue skies

By Kate Benz
When competing against a contingent of beautiful women outfitted with spectacular hats, a fella has to get creative if he expects to make any lasting ...

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s gala boasts Vegas-style glam

By Kate Benz
For weeks, producing artistic director Ted Pappas adamantly vowed that Pittsburgh Public Theater’s vintage Vegas-themed gala would pop with an unforgettable entrance for its 500 ...

Flash!: Cattle Baron’s Ball Wine and Boot Bash; Founders Day gala

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