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Flash!: Poptastic!; Black Cat Bash

| Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
POPTASTIC! World-renowned artist Burton Morris was the center of attention during a preview party on Sept. 12 celebrating his new exhibit at the Heinz History Center. 'Poptastic! The Art of Burton Morris' drew 150 VIPs including Burton's wife, Sara. 'It's's an honor, such a privilege because this is my hometown,' Burton shared. The exhibit runs through Feb. 23, 2014.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
POPTASTIC! Heinz History Center's president and CEO Andy Masich, left, stands with Steven and Bev Elliott at the Poptastic! The Art of Burton Morris exhibit on Sept. 12, 2013,
Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
TOP BRASS Paul Furiga, James Gourlay, and Marty Stahl joined honoree Fred Sargent for the Black Cat Bash on Sept. 13 at the Fairmont. Presented by River City Brass, the gala featured entertainment by RCB, the River City Youth Brass Band, and the PIttsburgh Gospel Choir. WQED's Ted Sohier did the honors as emcee, while Lisa Zeigler and Don Jacobson served as co-chairs.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
SKY'S THE LIMIT Ad2, Pittsburgh's newly launched young professional group of the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation, descended on SkyBar Pittsburgh in the South Side on Sept. 12 to officially christen the new chapter. 'Our pitch is there's really that ability to develop that mentor/mentee partnership,' said prexy Casey Myburgh, pictured here with Allison Jockel and Darice Case.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
GOING FOR BAROQUE 'It's kind of like a season for everyone's favorite Baroque hits...but you don't need to be a Baroque aficionado to appreciate it,' shared Chatham Baroque director Marc Giosi (second from right). On Sept. 12, Giosi hosted the Twelfth Night Kickoff Party at his loft on Penn Avenue. The highlight of the reception, naturally, was a private concert by CB musicians (l to r) Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson, and Scott Pauley. 'I think we have a great season coming up,' shared Fouts.
Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
ON THAT NOTE The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society and the Pittsburgh Music Alliance joined forces on Sept.10 for a party to kick off the 2013-2014 concert season. Held at the Fairmont, the evening celebrated the sounds of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Renaissance and Baroque, the Pittsburgh Camerata, Chatham Baroque, and the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society -- 'sounding as many, and speaking as one.' Pictured are Lenny Young, Gail Luley, Rebecca Rollet and Susan Barclay. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review
Dana Greenblatt
WHAT A RIDE A parade of antique cars through Sewickley signaled the official start of the Sewickley Heights History Center’s Riding and Driving Party on Sept. 14. A tradition that began in the early 1900s, the event celebrates the community’s deeply rooted equestrian lifestyle, not to mention a few dandies of the four-wheeled variety. Board members Phil Hundley and Belinda Thompson, with their spouses, Sandra Hundley and David Thompson, sneak a peek at Bill Casey's 1934 Rolls-Royce.
Annie O'Neill
LEADING BY EXAMPLE Laura Ellsworth, Elizabeth Terrell, Mary Lou Gegick and Casey Ryan were among the who’s who attending the United Way of Allegheny County's 12th Annual Women's Leadership Council Breakfast. Held Sept. 12 at the Wyndham Grand, the event featured a keynote address by Becky Aikman, author of “Saturday Night Widows.”
Kristy Lumsden Photography
SUNFLOWER POWER Celebrating National Recovery Month in September, honorary chair Jack Bellas and event chairwoman Sherree Goldstein (pictured) were among those floating around during the Sunflower POWER party Sept. 11 at the South Side PerLora. Benefiting Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery, POWER included local artistry, and featured models styled by Izzazu Salon, Norman Child’s Eyeweaer by Eyetique, and Roberta Weissburg Leathers who showed off pop culture-inspired looks.

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