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June 11, 2022 Issue

The Loop KC

The Loop KC brings together similar yet unique minds to create genuine friendships and ignite the next generation of business leaders in Kansas City. Members of The Loop KC are required to give back to local non-profit organizations. Learn more about The Loop KC, here.  Ryanne Sass is vice president of pre-development for Plaza Street […]

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Kansas City Symphony League – Cocktail Reception

April 27th was the date when members of the Kansas City Symphony League’s Ball committee gathered for a Cocktail Reception at the beautiful home of Karen Yungmeyer. Guests learned about the exciting plans for this year’s Royal Gala, “Let’s Have A Ball!” The September 10th event will be held at the Kauffman Center for the […]

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Rachel’s Reads – June 2022

“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare With the world feeling so heavy and dark right now, music is a language that can truly speak to the soul. It takes over when words fail and can feel like the soft moonlight only seen in the darkest of nights. It expresses […]

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Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault – Community Luncheon

More than 800 guests gathered for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA) Community Luncheon, which was held on April 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Janelle Williams Melendrez and Jeffrey Bucholtz were the keynote speakers. Ann Abercrombie and Kristin Tyson were the honorary co-chairmen, and Monica Gray was the […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Spring Luncheon

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Spring Luncheon was held on May 4th at Lidia’s Kansas City. Members gathered to celebrate the success of the 2022 Lyric Opera Ball, which was held on April 9th at Loews Kansas City Hotel. The new class of Circle members were welcomed, and the 2022-2023 Circle officers were installed. Guests enjoyed […]

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Park University International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends 2022

More than 1,000 classical music enthusiasts recently gathered at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for Park University International Center for Music’s Stanislav & Friends 2022. Cyprienne Simchowitz and Jerry White served as the honorary chairmen. The evening featured special performances from the world-renowned faculty, students, and alumni of the Park University International Center […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Spring Luncheon

The Savoy At 21c was the site for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon. Host Jo Anne Dondlinger planned the May 12th event, which featured beautiful floral arrangements from Craig Sole. Guild President Peggy Beal welcomed the guests, and Jeffrey J. Bentley and Devon Carney, both with Kansas City Ballet, gave an update on […]

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – 2022 Gala Benefit

April 9th was the date for Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s 2022 Gala Benefit. The evening started at the Folly Theater with a performance by the world-renowned Ailey II professional dance company from New York City, followed by dinner, a live auction, and dancing at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Debby Ballard was honored […]

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MUSIC TO OUR EARS: Youth orchestra inspires hope, spurs students to broad-based achievement

When Darryl Chamberlain established the A-Flat Music Studio Inc. in 2016, he had several goals in mind. First, he believed that young people ages 10 and up should learn how to read music, through a fundamentals class, while learning to play an instrument. Because “when you play by ear it is based on your imagination […]

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