I grew up in Shadyside, the daughter of Howard W. Hanna Jr., and Anne Freyvogel Hanna, with an older brother and younger sister. Eventually, all three of us went to small Catholic colleges.

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  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Helen Hanna Casey
  • Sidebar Sub Title Real Estate Maven
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    Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (19752017; CEO, 2015 – present)

    National Association of Realtors, Corporate Investors Council (Chair)

    Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Executive Committee

    TriState Capital Bank (Board Member)

    Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Executive Committee

“Okay, what’s today’s joke?” The guy at the counter orders his Americano, sits down, lets the anticipation build for a few seconds. His eyes are dancing behind thick black glasses, grinning like he’s about to bubble over into a thousand little joy bubbles, because he’s got a joke.

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  • Issue Year 2017
I’ll bet that I’m the only musician ever to record a CD simply titled “Pittsburgh,” which is a tribute to my beloved hometown. It’s a “miracle city,” really. When it comes to industry, culture and the arts, Pittsburgh has contributed more to the world than most people can begin to imagine.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Ahmad Jamal
  • Sidebar Sub Title Jazz Master
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    Honorary Doctorate of Music, New England Conservatory (2015)

    Down Beat Hall of Fame, 76th Readers’ Poll (2011)

    Ordre des Arts et de Lettres, Government of France (2007)

    Living Jazz Legend, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2007)

    American Jazz Hall of Fame, New Jersey Jazz Society (2003)

    Gold Medallion, Steinway & Sons 150 Years Celebration (2003)

    American Jazz Masters Award, National Endowment for the Arts (1994)

There’s a lot of sitting and waiting, on a day like this. The water in the Ohio is calm, running chocolate-​brown like something out of Willy Wonka’s Factory. Clear, blue sky. A handful of cottony clouds skirting by. Nothing like the winter, when the damned ice ensures you can barely move. When you…

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