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The National Baseball Hall of Fame – Buck O’Neil

Happy days are here again at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum! The National Baseball Hall of Fame finally recognized what all of us have known for decades: that Buck O’Neil belongs in the Hall of Fame. The announcement was made by Josh Rawitch, Hall of Fame president. “I’m still basking in the glow of everything […]

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University of Central Missouri – Sesquicentennial Celebration

December 15th was the date for University of Central Missouri’s holiday Sesquicentennial Celebration, which was held on December 15th at the Carriage Club. The festive event capped off a year of festivities to celebrate University of Central Missouri’s 150th anniversary. More than 100 alumni, friends, and supporters of the University attended the festive event, which […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – 2021 Holiday Luncheon

December 1st was the date for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Holiday Luncheon, which was held at the Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Guests enjoyed a three-course lunch, festive decor, and entertainment by visiting guest artist, Soprano Danielle Beckvermit, who was accompanied by Neal Long. Exciting plans for the 2022 Lyric […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball Benefactor Cocktail Party

Julia Irene Kauffman hosted the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball Benefactor Cocktail Party. The Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity was transformed into a holiday wonderland for the November 18th event. Everyone was eagerly awaiting the Nutcracker Ball, which was held on November 20th at Loews Kansas City Hotel. Tempe Ostergren Elsberry and […]

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The 2020 And 2021 Jewel Ball

Mrs. Irvine Oty Hockaday, Jr. served as the honorary chairman and Mrs. Barret Spencer Heddens III was the chairman for The Jewel Ball. A profusion of orchids and a purple glow infused The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with the vitality of a summer night on November 27th, when the Debutantes and Gentlemen of The Jewel […]

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The Independent’s 2022 Class of Rising Stars!

Missy Andeel, Human Relations Consultant, American Century Investments Missy Andeel’s career has taken her to a variety of cities. Fortunately for Our Town, she has now lived here for more than a decade. There’s an old adage, “Bloom where you’re planted,” and Missy is someone who believes in putting down roots. Missy spent 12 years […]

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The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas – 71st Annual Community Ball and Cotillion

December 4th was the date for The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ 71st Annual Community Ball and Cotillion, which was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Laurel Thomas and Sara Willimon were the Ball co-chairmen, and Marsha Oyer served as the Cotillion chairman. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, elegant decor, […]

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The HALO Foundation – #ArtDoesGood

The HALO Foundation’s #ArtDoesGood Campaign was a huge success. More than $22,260 was raised to help provide a haven of creativity, future-focused art and life skills programs, and professional development training for 111 kids in a HALO Learning Center for one year.   Read more in the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent

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The Folly Theater – 2021 Folly Frolic

The Folly Theater’s annual Folly Frolic was held on November 20th. Guests enjoyed a ’20s-themed reception, followed by a performance of Two Lost Souls with Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery.          Read more from the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Kelly Powell

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