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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


Community LINC – The 2019 Rent Party

Joanne and John Bluford, Peggy and Terry Dunn, Karen and Hank Herrmann, Jeanette and Kevin Prenger, and Aviva Ajmera and Wayne Strickland served as honorary co-chairmen of The Rent Party.…

The 2019 BOTAR Ball

Old-fashioned Hollywood glamour and the pastel tones of Palm Beach set the vibe for the 70th BOTAR Ball. The event, which featured the presentation of BOTARs and escorts (and the…

BOTAR – Night at the Royal

BOTARs, pages, and escorts, along with their families and friends, gathered for the BOTAR Night at the Royal. This year’s event featured drinks, dinner from Zarda Bar-B-Q, face painting, and…

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…