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  • Rose Brooks Center

    Cabaret

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  • The Committee of 101

    101 Awards

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  • ArtsKC

    15th Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon

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  • Giving the Basics

    Bettin’ on the Basics

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  • Alphapointe

    Boots & Pearls, Wine & Whiskey

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  • The Barstow School

    Superhero Soiree: Barstow Auction 2018

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  • Sherwood Autism Center

    Beat the Blues

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  • Wonderscope Children’s Museum

    Rise and Shine

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  • WIN for KC

    Women’s Sports Award Celebration

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  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City

    Challenge Your Fashion

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  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter

    2018 Man & Woman of the Year

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Recent Features

Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret Vanessa Williams was the featured performer at the 31st Anniversary Cabaret. She dazzled the audience with her voice and wit. The event, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center, was held… Read More
Congratulations, Emily & Henry! Mr. and Mrs. Paul Joseph Thompson of Leawood, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ann Thompson, to Henry John Hodes, the son of Mr. and… Read More
2018 Class of Rising Star Nicole Jacobs Silvey Nicole Jacobs Silvey is an associate director at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and is a Rising Star, class of 2018, with more than 20 years of experience in the… Read More
LOVE STORY AS SOCIAL CRITIQUE: KC Actors Theatre presents starkly relevant classic Theater about economic disparities will always be current. From the master-servant dynamics of Shakespeare’s plays to close-to-the-bone American tales such as Death of a Salesman or even Stephen Karam’s recent… Read More
Black Dirt
Jonathan Justus, a James Beard nominated chef; has been cooking since he was four years old. “My sister, who is quite a bit older, actually caught me standing on a stool, cooking bacon and eggs, much to her surprise. I…
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Congratulations, Paige & Randy!
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Charles Landry of Dade City, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Moselle Landry, to William Randolph Lovelace, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Richard Johnson of Our Town. The bride-to-be…
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Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret
Vanessa Williams was the featured performer at the 31st Anniversary Cabaret. She dazzled the audience with her voice and wit. The event, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center, was held on February 25th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at…
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Notre Dame de Sion School – A Toast to Sion Gala
March 3rd was the date for Notre Dame de Sion School’s A Toast to Sion Gala. More than 400 guests celebrated Sion at the 32nd annual event. Alison Begley Schissler ’80, and Samuel Schissler and Paetra Desmarteau Serra ’87, and…
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April 2018
“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” – Plato In honor of National Poetry Month, I tip my hat to this wonderful art form. Beginning in April of 1996, the Academy of American Poets was inspired by other successful…
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The Independent: A History

The Independent was established in 1899 by George Creel, who became a nationally known writer, and Arthur Grissom, founder of Smart Set magazine in New York. Initially, The Independent had a strong political flavor, reflecting Mr. Creel’s opposition to the turn-of-the-century faction led by James Pendergast. Politics discreetly dropped from the Magazine’s pages in 1909 under the new ownership of Katherine Baxter and Clara E. Kellogg of Kellogg- Baxter Printing Company. Mrs. Gleed Gaylord, the former Martha Nichols, acquired the journal in 1939, becoming owner, publisher and editor, as well as president of Creel Publishing Company. She had worked on the editorial staff of the Magazine under Katherine Baxter and Clara E. Kellogg for a decade prior to acquiring it. Mrs. Gaylord sold The Independent to Robert P. Ingram, Jr. in 1983, and Laureen Ingram, Mr. Ingram’s daughter-in-law, purchased the Magazine from him in 1996. The current publisher, Rachel Lewis Falcon, acquired the Magazine in 2017.
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