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January 8, 2022 Issue

Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball

Loews Kansas City Hotel was the site of the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball on November 20th. Michael D. Fields served as the honorary chairman, and Karen Yungmeyer and Tempe Ostergren Elsberry were the co-chairmen. Peggy Beal, Guild president, and Jeffrey J. Bentley, Kansas City Ballet, presented the Pirouette Award to Dr. John D. […]

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SLEEPERS, AWAKE: New composition inspires inclusion while challenging classical status quo

As our nation struggles with issues of inclusion and racial equity, performing-arts organizations also find themselves reexamining their own core values, to ensure that their activities reflect a changing America. One institution that has struggled most fervently toward change is the symphony orchestra, which has long been perceived as a bastion of European culture. It […]

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The American Royal – 2021 Season

Friends and supporters of The American Royal celebrated another successful season with many special events, including the World Series of Barbecue, the 122nd American Royal Livestock Show, the Chairman’s Uptown Hoedown, and six equine events. The organization also brought barbecue back to the West Bottoms with the first American Royal Backyard Barbecue Competition. Proceeds from […]

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals, GKC Chapter – 2021 National Philanthropy Day Awards Reception and Program

The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City was the site for The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Kansas City Chapter (AFPGKC’s) National Philanthropy Day Awards Reception and Program on November 11th. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and a program that included the presentation of awards for the Spirit of Philanthropy – Individual/Family, Spirit […]

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The 2021 Jewel Ball Debutante Tea

November 26th was the date for The Jewel Ball Debutante Tea, which was held at The Kansas City Country Club. Dody Everist and Deborah Quirk were the co-chairmen.                 Read more from the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Wirken Photography  

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – 2021 Most Wanted Auction

The Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland was the site for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Most Wanted Auction, which was held on December 11th. This year’s honorees helped to raise $1,247,724 through one-of-a-kind auction packages and more. Partygoers celebrated life-changing friendships at the dynamic evening.       Read more from […]

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