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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball, “An Evening of Bel Canto”

Carol and C. Humbert Tinsman were the honorary chairmen, and Monica Mitchell-Werp served as the chairman of the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “An Evening of Bel Canto.” The April 5th event was held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The evening featured entertainment by Metropolitan Opera Star Tenor Ben Bliss, who is a native of Prairie Village.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mills Baty with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haviland


Mr. and Mrs. C. Humbert Tinsman, Ball honorary chairmen; and Monica Mitchell-Werp, Ball chairman


Dr. and Mrs. Nelson Sabates with Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Diebolt


Kimberlee Ried, Circle president; Deborah Sandler, Lyric Opera of Kansas City; and Monica Mitchell-Werp, Ball chairman


Mr. and Mrs. John Yungmeyer, Mary Leonida, Carolyn Price, and Mr. Louie Ferrer


Ginger Frost, Monica Mitchell-Werp and Dr. Michael Frost


(Seated) Nan Chapman, Mary Nan Thiessen and Marlene DeVilbiss (standing) Mr. David Chapman, Angie Chapman, Mr. Nicholas Dupont, Mr. Michael Thiessen, and Mr. Rex DeVilbiss

Additional photos featured in the June 9, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Strauss Peyton


UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

Suzanne Shank and Marty Smoler were the honorary chairmen, and Yvette and Joseph Miceli served as the chairmen of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo. The November 2nd…

Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter – Parkinson’s Prohibition

The second annual Parkinson’s Prohibition was held on October 25th at the KCP&L Building. Kelly Kehrees and Blake Nelson were the co-chairmen. Trisha Brauer served as the auctioneer, and Neal…

March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

The sixth annual Signature Chefs Auction took place on October 18th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Ted Habiger, Room 39 and Brewery Emperial; led a…

MOCSA – Johnson County Fall Forum

MOCSA’s 15th annual Johnson County Fall Forum took place on October 12th at the Overland Park Sheraton. The luncheon ensured that MOCSA’s advocacy, counseling and prevention education services reach thousands…