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                                                     ansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney’s world premiere
                                                     choreography of Romeo & Juliet, with music by Sergei Prokoviev, will
                                              K open  the  60th  anniversary  of  the  Kansas  City  Ballet’s  2017-2018   WARD & WARD
                                              season.  The  Company’s  Diamond  Jubilee  Season  will  also  feature  21   CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING, INC.
                                              performances of The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing  • HIGHEST QUALITY SINCE 1954 •
                                                                                                                       COMPLETE CREATIVE TREATMENT
                                              Arts in December, followed by New Moves, a series of new choreography          OF ALL FINE ART.
                                              performed  across  four  days  in  February.  In  celebration  of  the  60th   painting/prints, needlework,
                                                                                                                           shadowboxes, picture lights,
                 SHELLEY A. PRESTON           anniversary,  Devon  has  added  additional  mixed  repertory  programming   accessories & restorations
                                              creating the Anniversary Dance Festival, featuring six performances in April.   333-6459
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                                              The season will close with a stunning new production of The Wonderful
                                              Wizard of Oz, featuring the choreography of Septime Webre and new sets,
                                              costumes and original music by Matthew Pierce. For tickets, visit
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                 he Independent would like to
                 congratulate Big Brothers Big
            TSisters of Greater Kansas City
            on  its  2017  Class  of  Most  Wanted
            Honorees. These amazing individuals
            will be honored for their important
            contributions  to  the  Kansas  City
            community  at  the  Most  Wanted
            Auction on  December  2nd  at  the
            Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland.
            The Honorees are: Ashley Peralta,
            OUTFRONT  Media;  Liz  Lewis,
            CommunityAmerica  Credit  Union;
            Austin Baier, CBRE; Mary Moore,
            Pulse  Design  Group;  Brandon
            Ramos,  Kansas  City  Chiefs;  Mimi
            Kippes, The Fontaine – A Kansas City
            Hotel; Colby Jones, Big Brothers Big
            Sisters  of  Greater  Kansas  City;
            Murray  Woodard,  Ewing  Marion
            Kauffman Foundation; Cory Childress,
            Evan-Talan  Homes;  Nicole  Feltz,
            American  Family  Insurance,  Nicole
            L.  Feltz  Agency;  Darren  Prenger,
            ECCO  Select;  Prentiss  Earl  III,
            1  Hardesty;  Darron  Story,  EML
            Payments  North  America;  Rob
            Adams,  Bishop  McCann;  and  Rob
            Gray,  Hoerr  Schaudt  Landscape
            Architects;  Herb  Sih,  Think  Big
            Partners;  Jamie Dutton,  Arthur  J.
            Gallagher  &  Co.;  Ruth Terrell-Lee,
            Hickman  Mills  C-1  School  District;
            Jeff  Dreiling,  Complete  Legal
            Services;  Sarah  Fairbank,  Zurich
            North America; Jesse Pedraza, State
            Street Corporation; Selena Corpuz,
            Sporting  Kansas  City;  Joe Quinn,
            McCormick Distilling Co.; Shannon
            McSpadden,  KC  Hopps;  Kama
            Moseley, Lockton Companies; Steve
            Nash, IMA; Katie Lord, Jeffrey Byrne
            +  Associates;  Tanner  Smith,  The
            Miller Group; Kenzi Hoyle, Cordish
            Company  –  Kansas  City  Power  &
            Light  District;  Theresa  Garza,
            Renovate America; Kyle Harsha, K.L.
            Johnson  &  Associates,  Vinoteca
            Wines;  Troy  McKenna,  Aramark
            at  Kauffman  Stadium;  and  LeAnn
            Cruce, Love Letters.

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