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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Fall Menu Release

Spotlight Premier members of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts gathered on September 18th for the second annual Fall Menu Release event. Guests enjoyed a private cocktail party filled with music on the Helzberg Hall stage. Afterward, members were treated to a delicious three-course dinner from Executive Chef Laura Comer’s new fall menu. The new menu is featured at The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center.


David Lady with Sue Ann and Richard Fagerberg


Dennis Marker and Susan Lordi Marker


Shirley Pryor, Mary Lynn Wright, and Anita and Michael McRobert


Dennis and Annette Young, Steve Joss, and Gloria Christison


Janet Mark with Errol and Cissy Copilevitz

Additional photos featured in the October 26, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: Don Ipock


Empowering Women By Anne Potter Russ

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Fountains In Our Town – William Volker Memorial Fountain

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Art Scene – Onnissia

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Symphony Ball – Stardust

On March 11th, members of the Symphony Ball Committee gathered at Kate Banks’ lovely home to celebrate the revealing of the plans for this year’s Symphony Ball, “Stardust.” Melanie Fenske…