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Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends Benefactor Party

September 16th was the date for the Stanislav & Friends Benefactor Party. The festive event was held at the Castle at Weatherby Lake, which was inspired by the Ashford Castle in Ireland. Stanislav & Friends, a benefit for the Park International Center for Music, took place on September 20th. Edith and Benny Lee were the honorary chairmen.


Stanislav Ioudenitch, Park International Center for Music founder; Greg Gunderson, Park University; Laurie Gunderson, and Behzod Abduraimov


Benny and Edith Lee, honorary chairmen


Behzod Abduraimov and John Starr


Jeanette Prenger, Kimberlee Ried, and Mara Cohara

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

Photo credit: Larry F. Levenson


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