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Flash!: Bohemian Rhapsody; Pittsburgh Promenade

John Altdorfer - CLEAN AND SIMPLE. FOR NOW Event co-chairs Sam Badger and Kesha M. Pate hosted guests at the Up Modern Kitchen in Shadyside during the Attack Theatre Happy Hour on March 18. The event served as a preclude to its infamous Dirty Ball, which will be April 12 at the Jane Street Warehouse in the Southside.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>CLEAN AND SIMPLE. FOR NOW Event co-chairs Sam Badger and Kesha M. Pate hosted guests at the Up  Modern Kitchen in Shadyside during the Attack Theatre Happy Hour on March 18. The event served as a preclude to its infamous Dirty Ball, which will be April 12 at the Jane Street Warehouse in the Southside.
John Altdorfer - WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS Pittsburgh Opera board member Susan Loutsion with Lisa Slesinger, co-owner of Larrimor's, during the Bohemian Rhapsody party celebrating the 75th anniversaries of the Pittsburgh Opera and Larrimor’s. The Parisian-theme event, held on March 20 at Larrimor's downtown space, featured music from La Boheme sung by the Opera's Resident Artists.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS Pittsburgh Opera board member Susan Loutsion with Lisa Slesinger, co-owner of Larrimor's, during the Bohemian Rhapsody party celebrating the 75th anniversaries of the Pittsburgh Opera and Larrimor’s. The Parisian-theme event, held on March 20 at Larrimor's downtown space, featured music from La Boheme sung by the Opera's Resident Artists.
John Altdorfer - MUSIC TO OUR EARS What began as a low-key holiday party for Family Links was enjoying a metamorphosis into a vivacious main event on March 21 for more than 225 guests. Just Jazz II: Brass & Steel drew an elbow-room-only crowd including board member Clarence Dozier with his wife, Leslie (pictured) to the Twentieth Century Club for an evening of jazz standards perfectly tailored to the building’s art deco ambiance. Fifteen minutes into the soiree, and well before Benny Benack III and Lisa Ferraro with special guest Houston Person took the stage, tongues were already wagging. The buzz? Who would be making a cameo at the after-party being held at the James St. Gastropub and Speakeasy in the North Side. “We’re gonnna try to make it,” laughed prez Fred Massey (with Mary). Family Links provides key services to families dealing with social and behavioral issues.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>MUSIC TO OUR EARS What began as a low-key holiday party for Family Links was enjoying a metamorphosis into a vivacious main event on March 21 for more than 225 guests.  Just Jazz II: Brass & Steel drew an elbow-room-only crowd including board member Clarence Dozier with his wife, Leslie (pictured) to the Twentieth Century Club for an evening of jazz standards perfectly tailored to the building’s art deco ambiance.  Fifteen minutes into the soiree, and well before Benny Benack III and Lisa Ferraro with special guest Houston Person took the stage, tongues were already wagging. The buzz? Who would be making a cameo at the after-party being held at the James St. Gastropub and Speakeasy in the North Side.  “We’re gonnna try to make it,” laughed prez Fred Massey (with Mary).  Family Links provides key services to families dealing with social and behavioral issues.
John Altdorfer - CROSS YOUR HEART CEO Patricia Waldinger, board chair Jim Garraux, emcee Dr. Gregory Dell’Omo, and Distinguished Leadership Awardee Richard Harshman were among a crowd of 300 celebrating the Red Cross Ball on March 22. Held at the Omni William Penn, the evening included a parade of vintage nurses uniforms, including one that held personal meaning. “It’s a piece of history from my family,” shared Dr. Shellie Hipsky, modeling the cape worn by her grandmother, Lieutenant nurse Hilda Nevin. The evening also lauded City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief Darryl Jones with the 2013 Community Leadership Award. “If there’s a fire tonight, there are 360 other men who will tend to it,” he joked. The evening raised $374K. Pictured are Candy and Dirk Oxenrider.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>CROSS YOUR HEART CEO Patricia Waldinger, board chair Jim Garraux, emcee Dr. Gregory Dell’Omo, and Distinguished Leadership Awardee Richard Harshman were among a crowd of 300 celebrating the Red Cross Ball on March 22. Held at the Omni William Penn, the evening  included a parade of vintage nurses uniforms, including one that held personal meaning. “It’s a piece of history from my family,” shared Dr. Shellie Hipsky, modeling the cape worn by her grandmother, Lieutenant nurse Hilda Nevin. The evening also lauded City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief Darryl Jones with the 2013 Community Leadership Award. “If there’s a fire tonight, there are 360 other men who will tend to it,” he joked. The evening raised $374K.  Pictured are  Candy and Dirk Oxenrider.
John Altdorfer - CROSS YOUR HEART: Dressed in Red Cross nursing uniforms of bygone era are Nicole Pulcini, Sahara Duncan and Gail Alberto-Martin during the Red Cross Ball at the William Penn Hotel in Downtown on March 22.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>CROSS YOUR HEART: Dressed in Red Cross nursing uniforms of bygone era are Nicole Pulcini, Sahara Duncan and Gail Alberto-Martin during the Red Cross Ball at the William Penn Hotel in Downtown on March 22.
John Altdorfer - FINEST HOUR Cystic Fibrosis ushered in the 50 Finest Class of 2014 on March 22 with the Masked Diamond Bash, lauding young up and comers who committed to carrying on the tradition of individual fundraising to benefit the Foundation. Held at the Wyndham Grand, the roster included Linda Ferraro, Wayman Jones, Devon Lyons, Damaris Shaw, Gary White, Jennifer Grippo and. Allison Saras (pictured).
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FINEST HOUR Cystic Fibrosis ushered in the 50 Finest Class of 2014 on March 22 with the Masked Diamond Bash, lauding young up and comers who committed to carrying on the tradition of individual fundraising to benefit the Foundation. Held at the Wyndham Grand, the roster included Linda Ferraro, Wayman Jones, Devon Lyons, Damaris Shaw, Gary White, Jennifer Grippo and.  Allison Saras (pictured).
John Altdorfer - FINEST HOUR: Attendee Amanda Bossi embraces the theme of the Masked Diamond Bash at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Downtown to benefit Cystic Fibrosis and introduce the organization's 50 Finest on March 22.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FINEST HOUR: Attendee Amanda Bossi embraces the theme of the Masked Diamond Bash at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Downtown to benefit Cystic Fibrosis and introduce the organization's 50 Finest on March 22.
John Altdorfer - OVERACHIEVERS: “We’re breaking the record this evening,” said Achieva prexy Marsha Blanco (right). “We sold out,” she said as she watched 500 guests filter into the ballroom of the Westin on March 22 for the Pittsburgh Promenade. A live auction caused many to raise a paddle to bid. High on the list of must-haves? The much-coveted “Clint Hurdle Experience,” a died-and-gone-to-heaven opportunity for Pirates fans that included being in the dugout for batting practice, an item that had Blanco’s interest piqued. “No, no, highest bidder!” she laughed, shrugging off any suggestion that the president should win by default. Also pictured is mistress of ceremonies Tonia Caruso of WQED onQ.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>OVERACHIEVERS: “We’re breaking the record this evening,” said Achieva prexy Marsha Blanco (right). “We sold out,” she said as she watched 500 guests filter into the ballroom of the Westin on March 22 for the Pittsburgh Promenade. A live auction caused many to raise a paddle to bid. High on the list of must-haves? The much-coveted “Clint Hurdle Experience,”  a died-and-gone-to-heaven opportunity for Pirates fans that included being in the dugout for batting practice, an item that  had Blanco’s interest piqued. “No, no, highest bidder!” she laughed, shrugging off any suggestion that the president should win by default. Also pictured is mistress of ceremonies Tonia Caruso of WQED onQ.
John Altdorfer - OVERACHIEVERS: Joe Jenlinski with Drew Garrison during the Pittsburgh Promenade to benefit Achieva at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Downtown on March 22.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>OVERACHIEVERS: Joe Jenlinski with Drew Garrison during the Pittsburgh Promenade to benefit Achieva at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Downtown on March 22.
John Altdorfer - MUSIC TO OUR EARS: Family Links CEO Fred Massey with his wife, Mary, during the Just Jazz II benefit for Family Links at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland. March 21, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>MUSIC TO OUR EARS: Family Links CEO Fred Massey with his wife, Mary, during the Just Jazz II benefit for Family Links at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland. March 21, 2014.
John Altdorfer - CROSS YOUR HEART: Celebrating the Red Cross are honoree Rich Harshman, Red Cross board chair Jim Garraux, Red Cross CEO Patricia Waldinger and Robert Morris University president Gregory Dell'Omo during the Red Cross Ball at the William Penn Hotel in Downtown. March 22, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>CROSS YOUR HEART: Celebrating the Red Cross are honoree Rich Harshman, Red Cross board chair Jim Garraux, Red Cross CEO Patricia Waldinger and Robert Morris University president Gregory Dell'Omo during the Red Cross Ball at the William Penn Hotel in Downtown. March 22, 2014.
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