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Flash!: WorldQuest Competition; "Rocky Horror"

| Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
John Altdorfer
KNOWLEDGE QUEST Forty-three teams comprising 184 participants were competing for their own crown of knowledge during the Oct. 21 WorldQuest Competition at the Cabaret Theater. Cutting their chops on questions focused on international affairs, participants included young professionals from a variety of businesses including finance, law, universities, and media outlets. “I’m not allowed to participate because I’ve seen all the answers,” laughed World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh prez Dr. Steven Sokol. Sally Wiggin and Paul Guggenheimer emceed. Pictured are The Fairmont's Ed Flaherty with Julie Abramovic.
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TIME WARP A line was forming outside of the Regent Square Theater in eager anticipation for the doors to open on Oct. 21. The occasion came via a celebration of Barebones Productions 10th Anniversary with a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show that required, if not demanded, audience participation. Local performers including Haley Nielsen, Ryan Kearney and Andrew Swackhammer (pictured) were also set up on a side stage to act out their favorite scenes, something J. Alex Noble took full advantage of. “I think people just like having an excuse to get dressed up, go out, and call people names,” he mused of the cult classic. BP was founded by Patrick Jordan, with a mission to facilitate the growth of local theater artists.
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SAINTS & SINNERS: Former world heavyweight wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino (right) and Marty Lazzaro (left) were lauded as the 2013 Men of the Year by the Circus Sinners and Saints Club of America. Benefiting The Best of the Batch Foundation and Brother’s Brother, a crowd of 270 filled the Union Ballroom of the Rivers Casino on Oct. 21 that included Len Saks, president of Bob Prince Tent, the Pittsburgh Chapter of CSSC. “I have no idea!” Sammartino said when asked whether he fell under the category of angel or devil. “I guess we’ll have to find out.” CSSC was founded to provide financial assistance to old and down-and-out circus performers. Over time, it evolved into a philanthropic effort to support a variety of charities.
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ONE BREATH AT A TIME Dr. Geoffrey Kurland (center) was lauded with the Physician of Excellence Award during the American Lung Association’s One Breath at a Time Gala. Held on October 25 at the DoubleTree Hilton, Downtown, amongst the 100 attendees were Jonathan Spahr (left) and Dan Martin.
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AMONG THE STARS The DePaul School for Hearing & Speech hosted its10th Reach for the Stars Gala on Oct. 25, drawing a crowd of 350 including co-chairs Sue and Scott Lammie, executive director Dr. Ruth Auld, Young Alumnus Hunter McGowan (center) - one of 23 national recipients of the 2012 “Yes I Can Award” from the Council for Exceptional Children - and Daniel A. Goetz Awardees Carol (left) and Patrick Riley. “Our grads are what make working for the school so exciting. They’re out in the world following their dreams,” Carol Riley said. The evening raised more than$100K
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JUST A GLIMMER: More than $100K was raised by the Glimmer of Hope foundation’s 12th annual Bid for Hope fundraiser on Oct. 21. The event, hosted by former Steelers Heath Miller (with Katie) and Alan Faneca (with Julie), was at Restaurant Echo in Cranberry Township. Since being founded in 1994 by Diana Napper, the organization has raised $1.9 million to further fund one of the highest-impact studies for premenopausal breast cancer patients in the United States. Pictured are Robin Orosz, Katie Miller and Lexi Napper.
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KNOWLEDGE QUEST: Emcee Sally Wiggin with World Affairs Council president Ed Sokol before the 10th Annual World Quest Competition at the Cabaret Theater, October 21, 2013.
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TIME WARP: Barebones Production founder Patrick Jordan stands outside the Regent Square Theater before a benefit performance and showing of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show to celebrate Barebones' 10th anniversary, October 21, 2013.
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SAINTS & SINNERS: Bo Wagner channels his inner Frank Sinatra during the Bob Prince Tent Circus Saints & Sinners Club gala at the River's Casino, October 21, 2013.
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SAINTS & SINNERS: Debi Wheeler and Tammy Naugle during the Bob Prince Tent Circus Saints & Sinners Club gala at the River's Casino, October 21, 2013.
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AMONG THE STARS: Sue & Scott Lammie, left, with Ruth Auld at the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech's annual Reach for the Stars Gala at Heinz Field on Friday, October 25, 2013.

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