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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Gala

May 4th was the date for Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA’s) Gala, “Generations of Revelations,” at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Mayor Sly James was honored with the Janet K. Miller Award. KCFAA’s mission is to make dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships.

Jabari and Marissa Wamble, Gala co-chairman; with Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins


Marcia Lane, board member; with Marshall and Kathleen Miller, KCFAA 35th Anniversary honorary chairmen and Patrons’ Party hosts


Antoinette Bates, Judith Jamison, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and Sheryll Meyers


United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver II presented the invocation at the Gala.

Also featured in the June 22, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Micki Cross Photography and Mike Strong


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