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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


Wayside Waifs – Top Dog Classic with Drew Butera

Topgolf was the site for the second annual Top Dog Classic with Drew Butera on August 26th. Among those seen enjoying golf, cocktails and refreshments were Kansas City Royals players…

Cornerstones of Care – Chiefs Charity Game

August 9th was the date for the Chiefs Charity Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Christy and Bill Gautreaux were the honorary chairmen, and Kyle Hartman served as the chairman. Cornerstones of…

Kansas City Ballet Guild – The Emerald City Ball

Plans are in full swing for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual gala. Members gathered for an invitation addressing event on August 23rd at the beautiful home of Sunday Siragusa. October…

Summer Celebrations 2018

The Independent joins with our loyal subscribers and Our Town’s non-profit organizations and country clubs to celebrate the 2018 summer, Kansas City-style!  Blue Hills Country Club Kris Townsend and Jill Dahir…