Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lush Life Masquerade

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lush Life Masquerade

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When and where: Saturday night in the new Hotel Indigo, East Liberty.

#HappyBirthdayBilly: The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's namesake and renowned jazz composer Billy Strayhorn would have been 100 years young this year. To celebrate, nearly 100 guests donned sparkling masks and feather boas, posed for selfies against a lush period backdrop, dined on a delicious buffet, indulged in rich French macarons and rosebud chocolates at the Lush Life Masquerade VIP party before heading to the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater's eighth annual Suite Life Benefit Concert. After a celebratory champagne toast to Mr. Strayhorn, guests danced along the red carpet to the timeless sounds of Mr. Strayhorn's best loved and iconic jazz compositions with a Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra trumpeter leading the way into the theater along with Grammy Award-winning artist Sean Jones and special guest soloist Anqwenique Wingfield. …

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