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St. Barnabas Charities Honors Former New York City Mayor

A message infused with leadership, compassion, patriotism and courage punctuated the 45-minutes that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani shared with more than 400 guests of St. Barnabas Charities during the 2017 Founder’s Day Celebration. “I’m excited to see him in person,” said Lindsey Senft. “He’s this larger than life person I’ve always seen …

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A Night of Reflection

More than 200 guests gathered last month at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel for the 15th Annual Saint Alexis Catholic School Gala, benefiting the privately funded Catholic elementary school in Wexford. This year’s theme, “A Night of Reflection,” resonated with guests as they reminisced about the school’s 55-year history and looked to the future.

Renowned Poet and Artist Comes to the Maridon

On Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Maridon Museum will hold a gala opening of its exhibit and art sale “A Cosmic Contemporary Collaboration.” The exhibit, which runs April 8 through June 3, will feature paintings and a performance by internationally recognized poet Huang Xiang, one of China’s greatest 20th century, post-cultural revolution …

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Shake Your Booties Down Bourbon Street

Silver platters overflowing with bejeweled masks and long strands of vibrantly colored beads ensured guests of The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center wouldn’t be empty handed for their Mardi Gras-themed Shake Your Booties party. At least, for those who didn’t come fully prepared. “I found this upstairs in our house and thought, ‘If I …

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Green Gala Honors Sy Holzer

“He’s what makes Pittsburgh go,” said Art Rooney II. “He’s been one of the spokes of Pittsburgh for the past 30 years or so, and we’re excited to give him his dues tonight.” Accolades abounded for PNC Executive Vice President and Special Advisor to the Chairman Sy Holzer, honored with the 2017 Chairman’s Award for …

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Gentlemen’s Night Out

Gentlemen’s Night Out was hosted on Friday, February 17 at Heinz Field Champions Club. The black-tie event was presented by Mascaro Construction Company, and chaired by the company’s Executive VP Michael Mascaro to benefit the National Aviary. Nearly 200 guests arrived to the Champions Club where they were greeted by various National Aviary birds! Guests …

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Kicking Off a Collaboration

More than 400 guests filled the August Wilson Center Thursday for the Private Performance and Premiere Party kicking off Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem’s two-week collaboration celebrating the diversity of talent and styles in American ballet. Presented by BNY Mellon, the collaboration spans nine joint performances and 27 educational programs throughout the …

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Let the Good Times Roll

“He’s one of those CEO’s in Pittsburgh who makes everything better,” said Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania board member Joyce Bender. “He cares for all people with disabilities.” It was one of many accolades being echoed amongst 800 guests who arrived to the Westin en masse to toast Covestro’s Jerry MacCleary as 2017 King of the …

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Right on Q

Raw space on the second floor of the Union Trust Building saw its fair share of excitement on Feb. 25 when Quantum Theatre hosted what turned out to be an eye-popping inception of their annual Q Ball. A cherubic male model served as the most notable of many tableaux installations that paid homage to the …

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Rated PGH

The Pittsburgh Film Office rolled out the red carpet—515 feet to be exact—during the 17th annual Lights! Glamour! Action! Oscar Party at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Feb. 26. With a guest list that topped 700, the evening kicked off with a champagne-infused VIP reception that saw the likes of PFO director Dawn …

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Pittsburgh Quarterly Turns 10

In early June, Pittsburgh Quarterly celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a cocktail reception for nearly 200 contributors, advertisers and friends at the Cultural Trust Cabaret Downtown. Speakers included: Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, who said the magazine’s in-depth journalism and particulary its measurement of Pittsburgh’s strengths and weaknesses helps keep the city moving forward; Richard Simmons, …

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The Story of Society

“What rage for fame attends both great and small. Better be damned than mentioned not at all!” So noted John Wolcott in the mid 1800s, and not much has changed since. But today Wolcott might wonder what rage for society news has taken the nation by storm. One is hard pressed to open a newspaper or …

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