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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Gala

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) hosted New York’s Ailey II in a weeklong residency from September 27th to October 1st. KCFAA’s Gala took place at the Folly Theater on September 30th and honored Bunni Copaken as this year’s Janet K. Miller Award recipient. Ailey II dancers Board Member and Founder Allan S. Gray […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Ballet Bash

Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Ballet Bash was held on October 1st at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity. Kimberlee Ried and Erik Bergrud were the chairmen, and Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper served as the honorary chairmen. Angela Lee Gieras, Angela Smart and Jean Paul Wong and Heather Wong Chris Cribb and Megan […]

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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties – Hops & Barley Backstage Ball

Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners was the setting for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ Hops & Barley Backstage Ball on September 23rd. Guests dressed as rock musicians or fans and enjoyed cocktails, dining stations, a silent auction, and entertainment by Saucy Jack. Jake and Jocelyn Jacobson Laurie and Keith Kremer Additional photos featured […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Reassembly Day Tea

September 12th was the date for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ first Reassembly Day Tea in their relocated clubhouse. Members enjoyed a lovely brunch, and the annual meeting began with a “Chicago” themed-skit to promote the upcoming Magic Ball, “All That Jazz.” Debbie Westlund, Anne Keil and Christy Jennings, decorations committee members Sue von Geyso […]

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KC Pet Project

Mayor Sly James, City Manager Troy Schulte, the Kansas City, Missouri, Parks Department, City Council members, and honored guests recently announced the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s intention to build a new shelter for the animals of Our Town. The current shelter, operated by KC Pet Project, was built in 1972 and has been considered […]

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BARRE KC – Welcome Back Dancer Party

On September 9th, members and friends of Kansas City Ballet’s BARRE KC gathered for a Welcome Back Dancer Party. Guests enjoyed an open rehearsal at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity and a Meet the Dancer Reception at The Exchange at Lead Bank. Kyle Ward, Miranda Horton and Tyler Vaughters  KCB Dancer Angelina […]

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Jackson County CASA – Carnival for CASA

The 11th Annual Carnival for CASA, a benefit for Jackson County CASA, was held on September 10th. Children and adults alike enjoyed all of the attractions of Paradise Park, as well as face painting, an inflatable obstacle course, cotton candy, and pony rides. Abraham Kuhl served as the honorary chairman. Annalyse Robins waited patiently while […]

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