TribLIVE

| Lifestyles


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Kelly-Strayhorn party lays groundwork for centennial celebrations

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

The lure of a post-Thanksgiving hibernation did nothing to prevent VIPs of the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty from getting together Nov. 30 for some mixers and mingling.

Raising a glass for The Suite Life, the event served as buildup for two major milestones for the storied theater: its 100th anniversary in 2014 and, in 2015, the 100th birthday of Billy Strayhorn.

Proceeds benefited the Strayhorn Legacy Fund, which supports arts-education activities for youth in the East End.

Attending were Vivian and Bill Benter, KST director Janera Solomon, Gail Carter with Darryl Strayhorn and her mother Annie Carter, James Gourlay and Leah Havas, and Matt and Valdone Arffa.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fanfare

  1. Pittsburgh Symphony gala’s after-party surprises guests with risque entertainment
  2. Jewish National Fund honors CMU president emeritus at Tree of Life Dinner
  3. Flash!: ‘The Great Gatsby Affair,’ Sunflower POWER
  4. Allure showcase represents 34 Pittsburgh-area artists
  5. Would-be groom turns called-off wedding into benefit for Surgicorps
  6. ‘The Chair’ screening packs SouthSide Works Cinema
  7. Family House’s 31st annual Polo Match goes off without hitch
  8. Garden to Plate Dinner guests enjoy locally sourced fare at Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory
  9. Fort Pitt Blockhouse celebrates 250th anniversary
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.