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Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th event was co-hosted by The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center and AXA Advisors. Members of The Bolender Society had a wonderful time at the elegant party. Afterward, guests enjoyed the world premiere of Adam Hougland’s Carmina Burana, Tulips and Lobster and Petal at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Christian Squires, Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet; Trad Burns, Gavin Abercrombie, Adam Hougland, and Ramona Pansegrau, Kansas City Ballet


Lisa and Dr. Christopher Sirridge with Grace Lewis, Kansas City Ballet


Emily Mistretta, Sidney Haefs, Georgia Fuller, Fiona Lee, and Emma Pennell


Marisa Whiteman, Cameron Thomas, Chris and DeEtte Whiteman, Mikhaila Whiteman, and Gavin Abercrombie

Also featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Don Ipock


Children’s Mercy – Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

The 2019 Nick and Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was held on October 7th. More than 240 golfers played at Blue Hills Country Club or Nicklaus Golf Club. Afterward,…

Reaching Out From Within – Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity

SuEllen Fried was the chairman for Reaching Out From Within’s Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Axel Briemle, an…

BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High

October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello,…

Sheffield Place – Off The Wall

Off The Wall, an evening of dinner, drinks, and local art, was held on October 12th at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas were the honorary…