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Kansas City Ballet – 60th Anniversary Celebration

April 8th was the date for The Kansas City Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Julia Irene Kauffman and the late Muriel McBrien Kauffman were honored, as well as many others from Kansas City Ballet’s past and present. Former and current dancers each introduced an era of the Kansas City Ballet’s history that was followed by a video montage: Michele Hamlett-Weith for Tatiana Dokoudovska, founder; Kimberly Cowen for Todd Bolender, Logan Pachciarz for William Whitener and Tempe Ostergren for Devon Carney.

Diana Poccia, Christopher Barksdale, Rick Poccia, and Carol and David Sindelar


Claire and Joe Brand


Barbara Spilker and Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley


Dave Lady, Board Chairman Julia Irene Kauffman, honoree; Sharon Smith and Barnett and Shirley Helzberg


(Front row) Michele Hamlett-Weith, Tempe Ostergren, Kimberly Cowen, Chairman Barbara Storm, and Logan Pachciarz (back row) Jeffrey J. Bentley, Kansas City Ballet; Board Chairman Julia Irene Kauffman, honoree; Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet; and Kathy Stepp, board president

Additional photos featured in the May 12, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope Breakfast

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Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Books & Boutiques Patrons’ Party

April 5th was the date for a Patrons’ Party for Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Books & Boutiques at the AMC Theatre Support Center. Guests enjoyed an opportunity to meet Frances Mayes,…

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