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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

Jewish National Fund honors CMU president emeritus at Tree of Life Dinner

By Kate Benz
“I think what it represents is I’ve lived long enough to be recognized,” quipped honoree and Carnegie Mellon University president emeritus Dr. Jared Cohon before …

Garden to Plate Dinner guests enjoy locally sourced fare at Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory

By Kate Benz
Resistance was futile for the 130 guests of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Sept. 7, where a multicourse spread left little room for good …

Fort Pitt Blockhouse celebrates 250th anniversary

By Kate Benz
In the late 1800s, a group of prominent women rallied together to form the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Their first …

Pittsburgh Symphony gala’s after-party surprises guests with risque entertainment

By Kate Benz
Having teased an evening touted For Your Eyes Only, the only thing left for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to do Sept. 13 was to deliver …

Flash!: ‘The Great Gatsby Affair,’ Sunflower POWER

By Tribune-Review
What else has been happening around town? Check out these snapshots. …

Party at the Pier brings 750 to the river on a hot night

By Kate Benz
When faced with a sold-out crowd of 750 that has wholeheartedly embraced a Gold & Glam-inspired dress code, it’s imperative to get your priorities straight. …

‘The Chair’ screening packs SouthSide Works Cinema

By Kate Benz
A full house of 562 invaded three screens at the SouthSide Works Cinema on Sept. 4 to view the premiere of “The Chair,” a Starz …

Governor’s wife speaks at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Jazz Tapestry Gala

By Kate Benz
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust hit the bulls-eye with its Jazz Tapestry Gala Celebration, judging by the number of people lingering after dessert had been cleared. …

Family House’s 31st annual Polo Match goes off without hitch

By Kate Benz
At the mercy of an ominous-looking sky that threatened to pour, options were running out to ensure that Family House’s 31st annual Polo Match on …

Would-be groom turns called-off wedding into benefit for Surgicorps

By Kate Benz
“I thought, ‘This is crazy,’ ” confessed Surgicorps International founder Dr. Jack Demos. “But we’re lucky! He could have wallowed in misery, but he stepped up …

Allure showcase represents 34 Pittsburgh-area artists

By Kate Benz
“It helps the community see the artists that are local, instead of trying to outsource,” said Rebekah Coffey, a California University of Pennsylvania student and …

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