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May 13, 2023

Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball –  Benefactor Party

The Benefactor Party for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball was held at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art on March 28th. The Ball was held on April 1st at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Drs. Karla and Ivan Batlle were the Ball honorary chairmen, with Edie Downing and Juliette Singer […]

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Life Unlimited – Unlimited Possibilties

  Life Unlimited’s mission is to support people with developmental disabilities as they experience life with unlimited possibilities. It is the largest service provider for adults with disabilities in the metropolitan area. Life Unlimited was formed by the merger of three previously independent organizations: Immacolata Manor, Concerned Care, and Open Options, (which was once known […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 56th annual Ballet Ball

December 1st will be the evening for the 56th annual Ballet Ball, hosted by the Kansas City Ballet Guild. Susan Lordi Marker and Dennis Marker will be the honorary chairmen. Jo Anne Dondlinger will serve as the Ball chairman, and Cyndi James is the Guild’s incoming president. The event, which will be held at The […]

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Congratulations, Erin & James!

Captain Michael Dalton Patterson, United States Navy, Retired, and Mrs. Patterson of Raleigh, North Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Leigh Patterson, to James Davis Parkerson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hutton Parkerson of Kansas City, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clement James […]

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Crib Note – William Prentice Nachbar

Richard Joseph Nachbar III, who is known as Tripp, received an early birthday present this year. His brother, William Prentice Nachbar, was born on January 4th – three days before Tripp’s very first cakedate! The boys’ parents are Brooke and Richard Nachbar, Jr., of Leawood, Kansas. Grandparents Diana and Brian Willliams and Joni and Richard […]

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Leawood Welcomers

Two events are on the calendar for Leawood Welcomers in the coming weeks. Marcia McCoy, Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center, will address the subject of heart health at the 2023 Spring Hospitality Coffee on May 17th at Leawood City Hall. Kaite Mediatore Stover, Kansas City Public Library, will speak to the Leawood […]

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#AAPI TRAILBLAZING: India Association of Kansas City

The India Association of Kansas City (IAKC), which was founded in 1965, works to foster Indian heritage and build a sense of unity between its community members and those of other Asian and American communities. The organization hosts several annual gatherings, including the India Republic Day, India Fest, India Nite, the New Year Ball, and […]

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Palatable Pursuits – #AAPI TRAILBLAZER: David Bandy

One of my favorite people in Kansas City is David Bandy. If you know Bandy, then you know who I am talking about. He is genuine, funny, cool, thoughtful, a great storyteller, and loves the hell out of his mom. More about that last one later. If you wine and dine in Kansas City, then […]

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Art Scene – #AAPI TRAILBLAZER: Allan Chow

Need some color? Explore Allan Chow and explode the senses with the most delicious palette knife layers of luscious hues and contrasts that invite the soul to jump in and play. Dive into the Flint Hills with the sun, the grass, the fires, the rebirth, the storms – it’s all there. Desire something a bit […]

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Naomi Tanioka’s career path from her native Sapporo, Japan, to Kansas City Ballet might seem like a long and winding road, but in the context of today’s dance world it makes perfect sense. Her training at Chida Toshiko Ballet Studio was marked by a strong emphasis in classical ballet, which is the best start to […]

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