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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

Frick party gives sneak peek at ‘Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen’ exhibit in Pittsburgh

By Kate Benz
Artist Chris Antemann had guests of the Frick Art Museum swooning over a series of playful, hand-painted porcelain figurines that were so enchantingly naughty, they ...

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s 125th anniversary bash raises stunning $11.9 million

By Kate Benz
“True Blood” and “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello might be well known for his body of work, but Oct. 2, the Mt. Lebanon native ...

Scotch & Chocolate proves a treat for WearWoof resale boutique in Ross

By Kate Benz
When an invitation arrives for a Scotch & Chocolate party, one thing immediately comes to mind: commendable strategy. “Yeah, you can’t go wrong with that,” ...

Flash!: Braddock feast; Women on the Move Luncheon

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What else is happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. ...

Animal Friends’ 2-day gala kicks off Pittsburgh-area shelter’s Help Them Heal Challenge

By Kate Benz
There was some serious wagering going on amidst a list of guests who readily admitted they came armed with only a cursory amount of willpower ...

The Neighborhood Academy hosts ‘Warmth of Other Suns’ author Isabel Wilkerson

By Kate Benz
“I picked up the book ... I couldn’t put it down,” said the Rev. Thomas Johnson. Neither could most of the 250 attending The ...

Zelienople Area Public Library’s Book the Night cocktailer marks another chapter

By Kate Benz
Put a roomful of literary aficionados into a room together and, within minutes, you’ve got a house divided. “I know everyone likes the electronic books, ...

Flash!: Art on Fire, Killer Heels

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What else has been happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. ...

Roethlisberger honored during Bettis’ 10th annual “Caring for Kids” Gala

By Kate Benz
Accolades showered from adoring fans whose intimate knowledge of you extends no further than the sidelines are one thing. But when Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ...

Hillman Cancer Center Gala packs Consol Arena

By Kate Benz
“She was everyone’s best friend,” said Hillman Cancer Center gala honorary chair Sy Holzer. “That was Elsie’s magic.” When a full house tucked into the Consol ...

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Marigold Gala celebrates Indian culture

By Kate Benz
A tented promise on Penn Avenue nearly washed away the evening of Sept. 19, when a downpour threatened to set the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Grand ...

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