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Recent Features

Lyric Opera Circle – Fall Luncheon September 5th was the date for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Fall Luncheon at The American. Sherry Love and Joan Braswell were the hosts. Circle President Patricia Scott announced the theme… Read More
Congratulations, Alissa & Noah! Mr. and Mrs. Hal Douglas Pollack of Overland Park, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alissa Kay Pollack, to Noah Benjamin Eisemann, the son of Leslie… Read More
The Epsten Gallery – House Party October 24th is the date for The Epsten Gallery’s House Party. Lori Kallaher and Laura Mombello are serving as the co-chairmen of the event that will be held in a… Read More
BRICK BY YELLOW BRICK: KC Ballet and renowned choreographic storyteller build brand-new ‘Wizard’ When Septime Webre set about to create a ballet of The Wizard of Oz, he recognized the challenge facing anyone who adapts L. Frank Baum’s story: Audiences come with certain… Read More
Publisher’s Note
Ask the question, “what is art?” and every person will have a different answer. Art to me is something that includes the intention behind the piece and the emotion it evokes. It is a release of potentially undefinable emotions and…
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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 45th Annual Snow Ball
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ 45th Annual Snow Ball will be held on January 19th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Patty and Don Kincaid are the honorary presidents, and Fran and Neil Douthat are serving as the presidents. The…
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October 2018
After writing about my deep love of art in my publisher’s note, I want to take this opportunity to share some wonderful art related books in my monthly column. Art is such a broad topic. It continues to fascinate me,…
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Jackson County CASA – 13th Annual Carnival for CASA
More than 800 participants enjoyed Jackson County CASA’s 13th Annual Carnival for CASA on September 8th at Paradise Park. Shannon Gordon was the honorary chairman. This year, Jackson County CASA will serve more than 1,250 children who have been removed…
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Sailor Jack’s Snack Shack
Probably one of my fondest memories of food from my childhood (my very own Proustian madeleine) is a lobster roll from one of those rustic roadside places in Maine. You place your order at the window and out comes perfection…
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The Independent invites you to nominate an individual making a difference in Kansas City for our 2019 Class of Rising Stars!
Deadline to submit: November 16th

Nomination Form