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The Diamond Ball – Private Dinner

Was it Romeo and Juliet’s Verona? No, it was the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, with decor by Larry Wheeler and Craig Sole. Patrons of the 50th Annual Ballet Gala enjoyed a delicious, four-course meal in this delightful setting during The Diamond Ball’s Private Dinner on October 17th. Gigi […]

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Congratulations, Grace & Charles!

Happily Ever After KC, a wedding to benefit KC Pet Project, took place on October 14th at The Loretto. The bride was Grace Lane Curran, and her groom was Charles Atlas Ward. Guests enjoyed music by Diamond Empire Band, delectables from Cupini’s and floral arrangements from The Little Flower Shop. On September 11th, a bridal […]

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Congratulations, Lauren & Ross!

Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher McCarthy of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Ann McCarthy, to Ross Vincent Scimeca, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Louis Scimeca of Our Town. The bride-to-be is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in […]

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Johnson County Library Foundation – The Library Lets Loose

October 14th was the date for The Library Lets Loose, a benefit for the Johnson County Library Foundation, at The Central Resource Library in Overland Park. Ann and Bob Regnier served as the honorary hosts. More than 400 guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious fare from local restaurants, caricatures by Deborah Moreno, trivia games, and much […]

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NO STRANGERS TO THE GRAMMYS: KC goes large on 2018 nominations

Kansas City musicians scored extraordinarily well in the 2018 Grammy Award nominations announced on November 28th: seven nominations in all. Congratulations go to the Kansas City Symphony, KC’s mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, UMKC Conservatory Assistant Professor Zachary Shemon, and rap producer/songwriter (and KCK native) J. White. Topping the list is the Symphony’s disc of works by Adam […]

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A NEW CAROL: KC Rep creates more faithful adaptation of Dickens classic, as KC Ballet’s refreshed holiday favorite receives accolades

Change is almost always frightening, but when it comes to timeworn holiday traditions it can be as terrifying as realizing you left the Christmas turkey in the oven on “high” all night. For arts organizations whose popular yultetide fare provides a substantial chunk of annual revenue, tinkering with it can fill administrators and board members […]

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BEST OF HOLIDAY 2017: The wonderland is near

As holidays approach, let’s all agree to relax and just have blessed fun this year. We’ve earned it! We offer suggestions for some of the more intriguing, inspiring events of this year’s performing-arts lineup. NOVEMBER Through the 19th: Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Everest; What better opera to get you in the mood for subzero […]

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