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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 artists entertain guests at 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball

By Kate Benz
“Tonight is the 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball,” said Pittsburgh Opera general director Christopher Hahn, welcoming 302 guests to the Omni William Penn. “And the official …

Preview party kicks off Pizzazz shopping weekend

By Kate Benz
“She literally rode the Megabus from New York all night to be here,” said Pizzazz committee member Ellen Urda of her daughter, Emily. “And she’ll …

Animal Rescue League unveils drive to build new center

By Kate Benz
Chairs Mary and Skip Grinberg, executive director Dan Rossi and Dr. Ed Garofalo, Tim McVay and David Bush, Chris Linsell and Sam Badger, Ginny Merchant, …

St. Barnabas fashion show, luncheon raise $24K

By Kate Benz
“They came early,” said St. Barnabas Health System’s Shelli Sommariva. “They came here at 10:30, and the doors didn’t open until 11.” Economic stimulation for …

Flash!: High Energy Hoedown; Amachi Hachi Pachi

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What else is happening around town? Check out these snapshots. …

Pittsburgh’s North Shore is site of Cancer Caring Center fundraiser

By Kate Benz
The Cancer Caring Center led the charge with a collective sigh of relief on Oct. 10, thanks to a cocktail party atmosphere that bid adieu …

Gala celebrates work of Pittsburgh’s YoungLives Three Rivers

By Kate Benz
“It’s not just a second chance, it’s a new beginning,” said keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. John Guest during the YoungLives Three Rivers “I AM” …

Mister Rogers’ widow accepts award at WQED annual meeting

By Kate Benz
“WQED is the fabric of Pittsburgh,” said outgoing board chairwoman Deb Caplan during the station’s annual meeting on Oct. 9. “And a large part of …

Flash!: Best Friends Ball; Hartwood Fest

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

Hillman Cancer Center gala celebrates hope and courage

By Kate Benz
“We can make incremental miracles,” said contemporary artist Vanessa German as she addressed a sold-out crowd during the Hillman Cancer Center Gala. “We are the …

Toonseum’s farewell party for Wos includes unusual attendees

By Kate Benz
Passers-by might have thought it odd to see a cartoon-inspired suit, a pen filled with farm animals and a mermaid perched on a couch at …

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