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April 29, 2023 Issue

The Loop KC – Taylor Limoges

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.   “I’m fortunate to say that I work for one of […]

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A BIT OF EVERYTHING: Symphony’s associate conductor causing a stir

Gonzalo Farias may well be the busiest musician in Kansas City. The Chilean-born conductor, who this fall assumed the post of David T. Beals III Associate Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony, conducts dozens of concerts on the Family, Pops, Holiday, and Film + Live Orchestra Series, and he leads educational concerts that reach some […]

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Toast To Olde Tymes – Harold D. Rice

Harold D. Rice learned about community service at an early age. The son of Atha C. Dewees Rice and O. Lee Rice grew up at 4735 Virginia Avenue, in a neighborhood filled with children. In 1935, Harold and his sister, Mary Lee, and a group of their friends, including members of the Haake and Polsky […]

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Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

Brynn Williams was the featured performer for the 36th anniversary of Cabaret, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center. Jane and Mike Kress served as the chairs for the event, which was held at Loews Kansas City Hotel on March 5th. Cynthia Newsome was the emcee, and Yve Rojas served as the auctioneer. In addition to […]

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MOCSA – Mary Larkin

      “I’m inspired by the way MOCSA stands with survivors and also helps prevent sexual violence in our community,” said Mary Larkin. She is a volunteer with MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) and also a member of its Giving Circle. The Giving Circle works to ensure that MOCSA has stable funding. […]

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The Symphony League of Kansas City – Symphony Ball

Shirley Bush Helzberg will be the honorary chairman for the Symphony Ball, with Julie McCann and Gina Penner serving as the co-chairmen. The Symphony League of Kansas City will host the September 9th event, which will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center. “Seasons” will be this year’s theme. The Kansas City Symphony will […]

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Congratulations, Annemarie & Ethan!

Mr. and Mrs. Don Wesley Arnold of Fredericksburg, Virginia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Annemarie Ysrael Arnold, to Ethan James Starr, the son of Dr. Alison Maria Scholes of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mr. James Philip Starr of Longboat Key, Florida. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Alfred Curie Ysrael […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Liz Rowe

Elizabeth Rowe, who is known as Liz, learned the human costs of Alzheimer’s when her mother had the disease, and her father was his wife’s valiant caregiver. Liz responded by getting involved. For years, she has participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Her Walk team, The Brainiacs, has a history of excelling at fundraising. […]

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The Children’s Place – Party for The Place: Studio 45

Party for The Place: Studio 45, a benefit for The Children’s Place, was held on April 1st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Danelle and Chris Bender were the honorary chairs, and Whitney Reagan serves as the Angel board chair. Abby Eden was the emcee, and the festivities featured the talents […]

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Horizon Academy – A Novel Night: True Grit

A Novel Night: True Grit, a benefit for Horizon Academy, was held on February 25th at The Gallery Event Space. Liz Barnes, board member, served as the honorary chairman, and Morgan Parker and Hillary Winzenried were the co-chairmen. Rae Daniel was the emcee for the festivities, which featured a Western theme. Guests enjoyed a performance […]

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Park University’s International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

March 11th was the date for Stanislav & Friends, a benefit for Park University’s International Center for Music. The fourth annual event was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Debbie and John Starr were the honorary chairmen. A concert featured the talents of Park ICM faculty members, students, and alumni. Afterward, there […]

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