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Richard Parsakian Benefit

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CP tends to shy from writing about straight-up fundraisers, especially pricey ones. 

But we'll make a deserved exception for the 6 p.m. Mon., Oct. 12, event at The Andy Warhol Museum. It's a fundraiser to help out Richard Parsakian, the longtime owner of Eons vintage-clothing boutique and a stalwart member of the local arts community.

If you're on the arts scene at all, odds are you've seen Parsakian, a tireless patron who cuts a stylish figure. There's almost as good a chance that you've seen his work as a costumer for local dance and theater troupes. (He's working right now on Quantum's upcoming Candide.)

Parsakian's provided unquantifiable amounts of help to such companies, but now he's in need of assistance himself. And the Oct. 12 benefit called (at his request) “It's a Wonderful Life" is putting a price on it: A $100 ticket gets you food, drink and entertainment. (There's also a $25 artist ticket.)

The event's fiscal agent is Pittsburgh Filmmakers. (See www.pghfilmmakers.org/richard for more.) But all proceeds benefit the Richard Parsakian Fund.

It's a couple bucks in tight times, sure. But much of the arts community will be there, so -- like anything Parsakian is involved in -- it's sure to be a heck of a party.

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