Subscribe Today

Save almost 50% off the newsstand price!

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider.

Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels Masked Ball

The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza was the beautiful setting for Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Revels Masked Ball on February 16th. Bev and Erik Elving served as the honorary chairmen of the event that featured a sword fight in the middle of the dance floor! Dan Bukovac was honored with The Founder’s Award. Proceeds support Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s expanded season and production of Shakespeare in Love and education programs.

Edward Bate and Frank Campanella


Jacques Roy and Todd Lanker performed for the guests.


Dr. Craig and Mandy Webb


Sasa Jandric and Chad Parkhurst


Tom and Loretta Mentzer


Bill Yé and Dan Bukovac, honoree


Molly and Matt McAndrews


Laurence Bate and Garrett Toms


Ruben Nogueira and Dagney Velazquez


Drs. Charles and Susan Porter flanked Good Will.

Additional photos featured in the March 16, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Brian Rice


Kansas City Zoo – 30th Annual Jazzoo

June 7th was the night to don animal prints and go on safari – to a not-too-distant land featuring 65 pop-up restaurants, 10 bars, and five stages with music. Oh,…

MRIGlobal – 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception

June 17th was the date for MRIGlobal’s 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception, in recognition of its founding in 1944. Civic leaders, current and former members of the board of directors and…

BOTAR – Spring Meeting

The BOTAR committees recently met to plan The BOTAR Ball. The 70th annual event will be held on October 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.…

Children’s Mercy – Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, and Jason Sudeikis were the celebrity hosts for the 10th annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, a benefit for pediatric cancer research at…