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Folly Theater – Folly Frolic

Folly Theater hosted its third annual Folly Frolic on December 6th. This year’s theme was “The Folly Went Country, ” and country duo Walker McGuire was the featured performer. Guests enjoyed a mix of old and new country music in the C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater. Mark Seely and Chris Benner were […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

Grand Street was the lovely setting for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon on December 14th. Guests enjoyed fabulous fare and festive table décor. Gigi Rose is serving as the Guild president. Trainee Dancer Madeline Wittmann, KCB II Dancer Gavin Abercrombie, Francie Mayer, and Sharon Soetaert   Traditional nutcrackers were displayed on every table.   […]

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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry event will be held on April 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman biographer, will be the featured guest. He will receive the 2018 Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award. Jo Ann and Bill Sullivan are the honorary chairmen, […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Sue and Lewis Nerman

Sue and Lewis Nerman have been championing the Kansas City Art Institute for many years. Most recently, the couple served as honorary chairmen of the 2017 Art & Design Auction, where more than $500,000 was raised for student scholarships. As a board member, Sue serves as an advocate for the college and her passion for […]

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Congratulations, Lexie & Greg!

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Williams III of Leawood, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Koegel Williams, to Gregory Glenn Rasby, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rasby of Columbus, Nebraska. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joseph C. Williams, Jr. of Mission Hills, Kansas, and the late […]

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Ruth and Henry Koppang: The Parties  

Continued from the December 16, 2017 issue A previous article discussed the jet-set lives of Ruth Minor Koppang and Henry Koppang, whose passports must have brought new meaning to the term stamp collection. Ruth was a portrait painter, and Henry was vice president of the Federal Reserve’s Kansas City branch for many years. They were […]

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Rightfully Sewn – Golden Gala

The Grand Hall at Power & Light was the site of Rightfully Sewn’s inaugural fashion event, the Golden Gala, on December 2nd. The evening featured sumptuous cuisine by Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, a performance by Crystal Rose, the tunes of DJ Sheppa, and a coffee and dessert bar. Isabella Emmack received the first Internationally-Acclaimed Fashion […]

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