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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

Swarm! at the Duquesne Club touts beekeeping

By Kate Benz
A walk across the roof of the Duquesne Club and an introduction to a colony of 75,000 bees raised the bar on an otherwise dull …

Toonseum, Holocaust Center hold block party for Chutz-Pow!

By Kate Benz
Little could rival the line that stretched across Liberty Avenue and a block and a half down Smithfield Street to get into the comic-book release …

Sisters Place’s revisits 1920s with Friends at the Tables benefit

By Kate Benz
Celebrating two decades of helping homeless single parents and their children, the young professionals board of Sisters Place took over the Riverboat Room of the …

Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest gala raises $297,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

By Kate Benz
Well in advance of the 2014 Pittsburgh 50 Finest gala, rumor had it that honoree David Todd had thrown the gauntlet down by confidently declaring …

Heart to Hart: Friends rally to save the Carrie Deer

By Kate Benz
Following a winding, long-forgotten dirt road to a relic of Pittsburgh history seemed an unlikely route to follow for a Saturday-night cocktail party. For the …

Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund dinner honors scholars

By Kate Benz
“I hope that after 31 years, we’ve created a sense of family among our scholarship fund,” said Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund prez Mark Balistrieri during …

Gibsonia winery offers relaxed background for Unwined fundraiser

By Alice T. Carter
The verdant vines of La Casa Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia provided a relaxed countryside backdrop for Unwined: A Toast to Hope for a Cure on …

Shyne Awards held at Pittsburgh’s CAPA high school

By Kate Benz
“This is like the Grammys for them,” said red-carpet host Miyoshi Anderson. “This is like one of those hidden gems that’s out there, really encouraging …

11 scholarships awarded at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Guild luncheon

By Alice T. Carter
Mimosas and musicals were on the menu when the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Guild gathered for lunch on Aug. 6 at LeMont restaurant on Mt. …

5th Dimension members help Rivers Casino mark 5th anniversary

By Kate Benz
With 83 table games, 30 poker tables, 2,900 slots and $406 million in jackpots later, the Rivers Casino was ready to roll into a celebration …

Pittsburgh’s fashionistas gather at Warhol museum for ‘Style Social’

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The guests viewing the Halston fashion exhibit on July 30 were as stylish as the amazing outfits being showcased on the mannequins. It was a …

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