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Pittsburgh Native, CNBC’s Epperson Raises Money, Awareness

CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson reminded attendees of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s 12th Annual Research Grant Symposium to always remain “present, mindful, and grateful” in their daily lives. Epperson, a brain aneurysm survivor, captivated a full house with her inspirational story of recovery, perseverance, and advocacy. She drew an audience of researchers and …

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Allegheny Health Network’s “A Night Under the Stars” Held On-Field at PNC Park

The Allegheny Health Network “A Night Under the Stars” Gala was held on Friday, September 28 at PNC Park, marking the ballpark’s third ever on-field private event. The Network’s second annual gala included a cocktail reception, dinner, a light/pyrotechnic show and entertainment by The Elite Show Band. Emcee Bob Pompeani from KDKA-TV also led the …

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Animal Friends’ Black Tie & Tails Celebrates 75 Years

Animal Friends celebrated the biggest 75th birthday bash ever on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at Black Tie & Tails. For two days, Animal Friends’ campus on Camp Horne Road was transformed into a party scene filled with confetti, streamers, birthday cakes and (of course!) the true party animals: adoptable dogs, cats and …

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Diamond Horseshoe Ball Kicks Off Pittsburgh Opera’s 80th Anniversary Season

“Diamond Heist,” the 64th annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball, officially kicked off Pittsburgh Opera’s 80th Anniversary season Saturday night at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Co-chaired by Alexandra Good, Esq., Daniel Gorchynsky, and Celia A. Soehner, Esq., the event and its more than 300 guests helped raise over $270,000 to support Pittsburgh Opera’s …

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A Sunset Gala at Soergel’s Hollow

The sun was just about to bow out; an open sky brushed with fiery oranges and hot pinks. A few cars pulling out of the fields but most of them staying put as the din from inside the Barn at Soergel Hollow, tucked into the rolling countryside of Evans City, reached full tilt and stayed …

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PSO’s “Voyage at Sea” Takes Guests on a Musical Journey

On Saturday, September 15, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra hosted its annual gala at Heinz Hall. This year’s theme, Voyage at Sea: A Passage to the Mediterranean, took attendees on a musical journey around the world. The evening began with a cocktail hour in the Heinz Hall Garden, followed by the Gala concert, featuring Maestro Manfred …

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Twilight Picnic For The Parks Raises $334,000

Twilight Picnic For The Parks, the signature event of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, celebrated a final blast of summer under a nearly full moon at Hartwood Acres Park Saturday evening. Blue skies greeted more than 400 guests on the lawn of the Hartwood Acres Mansion, who enjoyed a delicious dinner by the big Burrito …

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Riverlife’s Party at the Pier Raises Over $250,000

The forecast for Friday, August 17 called for nonstop rain, thunder and even hail. That didn’t deter a sold-out crowd of 900 guests from dressing up in their finest Mediterranean-inspired looks and traveling to the North Shore’s Rivers Casino for Riverlife’s annual fundraiser Party at the Pier. The popular event, now in its ninth year, …

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22nd Annual Steelers Alumni Golf Classic Raises More than $150,000 for BVRS

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services (BVRS) of Pittsburgh held its 22nd annual Steelers Alumni Golf Classic at Diamond Run Golf Club on Monday, July 23. One of the many highlights of the event is that each foursome was captained by a former Pittsburgh Steeler, Pirate, Penguin or other Pittsburgh celebrity. The day drew more than …

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Passport to Elegance Soiree Features Vintage Automobiles and Airplanes

The Voyager Jet Center at the Allegheny County Airport was the host venue of the second Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party on July 12, 2018. The guests at this red carpet luxury bash, held in the unique venue of the 18,000 square foot airplane hangar, were greeted to a weather-perfect …

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Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala Kicks Off Grand Prix

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala on Friday, July 6 at Fox Chapel Golf Club kicked off a week of Grand Prix events, culminating on Sunday, July 15 with the races in Schenely Park. This year was another sell out for the gala as more than 300 people attended. The Fox …

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“Galactic Get Down” Revels in Museum’s Vision of the Future

On Friday, June 15, the Mattress Factory museum of contemporary art welcomed a sold-out crowd of over 1,300 people to its annual Urban Garden Party. This year’s theme, Galactic Get Down, took inspiration from the museum’s vision for 2058, 40 years in the future. Guests remembered the Mattress Factory’s founding director, Barbara Luderowski, by wearing …

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63rd Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball Features Samples from Upcoming Season

The 63rd Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball was held on Saturday, May 19 at the Westin Hotel. The evening’s theme, “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” saluted the Pittsburgh CLO summer season opener, ON YOUR FEET! The ball—chaired by Laura Penrod Kronk and Dolores Warwick—honored Sandy and Bill Lambert with the CLOE Award for Community …

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Maecenas XXXIV Brings Contortionists to the Opera

Pittsburgh’s best-dressed celebrated at Pittsburgh Opera’s 34th annual Maecenas Gala on May 12th in a crowd of 250. Local performing arts patrons Pat and Michele Atkins were presented with Pittsburgh Opera’s Maecenas Award. Pittsburgh Opera awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to Honorable Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which was accepted on his …

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Pittsburgh Public Theater’s “Bon Voyage!” Bids Ted Pappas Farewell

“Bon Voyage!” a red carpet event celebrating Ted Pappas and Pittsburgh Public Theater, took place on Monday, April 30 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. This August, Ted will say goodbye to the theater after 18 years at the helm and more than 450 well-wishers were on board to bid him farewell. Co-chairs for the …

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Behind-the-Scenes of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Season Finale

This spring, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) joins in international centennial celebrations for choreographer Jerome Robbins and composer Leonard Bernstein with an all-Robbins program featuring three company premieres. “UPMC Presents West Side Story Suite + In the Night + Fancy Free” with the PBT Orchestra takes the stage May 4-6, at the Benedum Center. In addition …

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Family House Gifting Gala Raises $145,000

The Family House Gifting Gala was held Saturday, April 14 at J. Verno Studios. The speakeasy-themed event was presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan and celebrated 35 years of Family House’s mission to provide a “home away from home” to patients and families who travel to Pittsburgh for medical care. The crowd of 240 …

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YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Celebrates 150 Years with Speaker Dr. Jill Biden

Over 450 guests packed the Wyndham Grand in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, April 13 to celebrate 150 years of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh with featured speaker Dr. Jill Biden, former Second Lady of the U.S. Before Dr. Biden took the stage, guests made their way up to a cocktail reception with music by the Kevin …

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Pittsburgh Opera Fashion Event Captures “Game of Thrones”

A Song of Thrones captured the drama of the immensely popular medieval fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” while spotlighting costuming and music from Pittsburgh Opera, as well as high-end fashions by designer Diana Misetic of Shadyside fashion studio & boutique Little Black Dress. Misetic custom-made cutting edge couture specifically for the event, which were worn …

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Fourth Annual Great Futures Gala Celebrates Outstanding Youth

Over 250 guests recognized youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA’s Fourth Annual Great Futures Gala at the Sheraton Station Square on Wednesday, March 14. Hosted by KDKA meteorologist Ron Smiley, the evening centered around exemplary youth who represent each of the eight Club branches in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Jayla Ellis from …

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National Aviary Announces 2018 Featured Artists

The National Aviary officially kicked off Wings & Wildlife 2018 on Tuesday, March 13 with the announcement of this year’s featured artists: the 18 makers of the National Aviary Maker Challenge, a unique partnership between the National Aviary, Bridgeway Capital’s Craft Business Accelerator, and MONMADE, with the goal of fostering entrepreneurship among a select group …

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Moby Dick Spouts at Pittsburgh Opera

When Herman Melville’s classic 1850 novel hits Pittsburgh March 17 for a four-show run at the Pittsburgh Opera, audiences will set sail with Captain Ahab on his obsessive pursuit of the infamous white whale that robbed him of his leg and, perhaps, his sanity. The stage is Ahab’s ship, the Pequod, moving through various parts …

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