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Cristo Rey Kansas City – 16th Annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

The 16th Annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars, a benefit for the students of Cristo Rey Kansas City, will be held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The Kansas City Irish Cultural Center was the setting to announce the eight hometown heroes who will dance for the students of Cristo Rey on April 2nd. Christina Ricci and Matt Sharples are the honorary chairmen, and Susan Spencer and Julie Towner are serving as the co-chairmen.

Alex Couchonnal McManus with her professional dance partner, Rafael Labrado

 

Elizabeth Kuhns Watkins is Rising Star Bradley Wiedeman’s professional dance partner.

Read more from the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent

 

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