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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels Black and White Ball

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Revels Black and White Ball was held on February 15th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Dr. Roopa Bansal was the honorary chairman. Kelly and Joe Privitera received the Founder’s Award. Guests imbibed the signature cocktail, The Tempest, named for the upcoming summer production. Highlights of the […]

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The Independent’s 2020 Top Ten Party

Each of the individuals selected to be honored in The Independent’s 2020 Class of Rising Stars were big dreamers about professional success, but more importantly about giving back to our community. Heartfelt congratulations were given to the seven honorees, Ruth Brackney, Jason Carter-Solomon, Chuck Cuda, Chris Miller, Bess Wallerstein Huff, India Williams, and Jason Wright, […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Board of Advisors Dinner

The art-filled home of Gretchen and Dr. Larry Jacobson was the site of a dinner for the Board of Advisors of the Harriman-Jewell Series on January 20th. The event celebrated the 55th season of the Series. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was the special guest, and her recital was held the following evening. Ronald and Phyllis Nolan […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 46th Annual Snow Ball

The 46th Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, was held on January 18th at the Overland Park Convention Center. This year’s presidents were Jo and Mike Kuckelman. More than 1,800 guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner and dancing to the sounds of Lost Wax. Proceeds support the organization’s eight family support […]

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The Independent’s Top Ten Events of 2019

February 20th was the date for The Independent’s Top Ten Party at the 1900 Building. Our Town’s deep commitment to philanthropy was on display as The Top Ten Events of 2019 and The Independent’s 2020 Class of Rising Stars were announced. More than 200 guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions. The Top Five Golf […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the site for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon, which was held on December 12th. Everyone enjoyed seeing the performance posters from past seasons that were presented by John Walker, Guild president, and members of the Kansas City Ballet archives committee. For those who […]

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The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Community Ball and Cotillion

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ 69th Annual Community Ball and Cotillion was held on December 7th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, elegant decor, and the presentation of the debutantes, escorts, and pages. Tiffany Bosarge and Angie Masloski were the Ball co-chairmen, and […]

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HALO – ArtReach Auction

HALO will celebrate 15 years of growth and thousands of lives changed at the Annual HALO ArtReach Auction. The February 28th event will be held at The Abbott. Annie and Ryan Anderson and Katrina and John Scott are serving as the honorary co-chairmen. The event will feature artwork from orphans around the world, artwork from local and […]

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Together KC

Let’s take care of each other, Kansas City! How can we help Our Town’s non-profit organizations during this time of uncertainty? We’ve listed a few ways to support charitable organizations while social distancing and working from home. The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge guests have suppressed immune systems, so they have had to implement new […]

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