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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

Renowned neurosurgeon speaks at Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund auction

By Kate Benz
World-renowned neurosurgeon and Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee Dr. Ben Carson (with Candy) hit rock-star status Dec. 8 thanks to an enthusiastic crowd of ...

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation hosts Wine Tasting Gala

By Kate Benz
“Over the years, I’ve been involved in a lot of charity events, but with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, it’s different,” shared prez Dave Soltesz. “Our ...

Frick Art & Historical Center’s Holiday Party includes carolers, Clayton tours

By Kate Benz
It was hard to tell which indulgence was sealing the deal for 400 guests of the Frick Art & Historical Center’s annual Holiday Party. ...

Flash!: Reindeer Ball; Amen Corner’s Holiday Party

By Tribune-Review
What else has been happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. ...

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Guild’s Christmas festivities look ahead to 2015

By Kate Benz
There was so much to celebrate during the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Guild’s annual Christmas Party on Dec. 1 that it seemed more appropriate to ...

Carnegie Trees an annual favorite for museum visitors

By Kate Benz
“Oh, come on!” said Carole Kamin when asked how far in advance she began planning the theme for her 20-foot-tall Colorado spruce. “You know me. ...

Federated Investors co-founder honored at Season of Giving Gala

By Kate Benz
A guest list of 300-plus wasted no time singing the praises of honoree and Federated Investors co-founder Dick Fisher (with Barbara) during the YMCA’s Season ...

Flash!: Tickets for Kids

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

51st Medallion Ball in Pittsburgh honors 122 women

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Sparkling within the blue-tinted, Winter Wonderland-themed ballroom, young women dressed in snow-white gowns were honored for their caring service. The bright spotlight shined on ...

The play’s the thing at Child Health Association of Sewickley’s ball

By Kate Benz
With big hair and leather pants at the crux of the Child Health Association of Sewickley’s I Love Rock and Roll ball and corresponding play, ...

1879 Founders’ Circle Dinner gives preview of Sigo Falk Collections Center

By Kate Benz
Leave it to the Senator John Heinz History Center to host an intimate party for its most esteemed supporters that would end with everyone’s jaw ...

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