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April 1, 2023

The Loop KC – Payton Thielmann

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.  Payton Thielmann is a financial advisor with Prime Capital Investment […]

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TEN CENTURIES AND COUNTING: Students defy declarations of classical music’s demise

If classical orchestral music is dead, no one bothered to tell the nearly 400 Kansas City-area students who gather every Sunday at The Loretto to rehearse works by Strauss, Elgar, Respighi, Saint-Saëns, and Mahler. Not only do these youngsters show up willingly, they have already weathered a rigorous audition process to get here. Welcome to […]

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Friends of Chamber Music – Soirée 2023

Doctors Hilary and John Stroh served as the honorary chairs for Soirée 2023. The benefit for the Friends of Chamber Music was held at the Kansas City Club on March 3rd. Nancy Lee Kemper is the board chair. Among the highlights were a preview of the 2023-2024 season, a live auction, and a performance by […]

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Toast To Olde Tymes – Ruth Warrick

January 1970 saw the launch of a new soap opera on Channel 9, Kansas City’s ABC affiliate: All My Children, created by Agnes Nixon. One of its stars was Ruth Warrick, who had roots in Our Town. Film aficionados may argue that she should be best remembered for her part in Orson Welles’ film Citizen […]

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Volunteer Appreciation Month at Children’s Mercy

The Good Cheer Volunteers are being applauded by Children’s Mercy during this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Month. These rays of sunshine help make the days brighter for clients and their family members and caregivers. In addition to assisting with parent programs, they help clients enjoy experiences similar to camp activities, such as crafts, games, and special […]

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K-State Alumni Association – Wabash CannonBall

February 24th was the date for the K-State Alumni Association’s Wabash CannonBall. The 16th annual event was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Nearly 900 guests celebrated at the black-tie evening, which supports scholarships for K-State students from the Kansas City area.                     Featured in […]

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Alphapointe – Seventh Annual Boots and Pearls: Wine and Whiskey

The J. Rieger Distillery was the site for Alphapointe’s seventh annual Boots and Pearls: Wine and Whiskey. Nearly 600 guests gathered for the February 24th event. Partygoers sampled wines, beers, J. Rieger spirits and cocktails, delicious bites, and tempting auction packages. Proceeds will be used to support vision rehabilitation for people with vision loss.   […]

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Congratulations, Ericka & Jim!

Lisa Schubert Hickok and Mr. John Dible Hickok, Jr., of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mr. and Mrs. Bart Carl Schubert of Coronado, California, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ericka Jean Schubert, to James Austin Howe, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry James Howe of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The bride-to-be is […]

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Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault – 2023 Community Luncheon

Ann and Josh Rowland are serving as the honorary chairs for the 29th annual Community Luncheon, a benefit for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA). The event will be held on May 5th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Jodi Kantor, a Pulitzer Prize […]

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Congratulations, McKenzie & Riley!

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Joseph Burns of Village of Loch Lloyd, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, McKenzie Rose Burns, to Riley James Shirk, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Lynn Shirk of Rogersville, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Vera Quiroz Clarke and the late Mr. […]

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