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Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

Brynn Williams was the featured performer for the 36th anniversary of Cabaret, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center. Jane and Mike Kress served as the chairs for the event, which was held at Loews Kansas City Hotel on March 5th. Cynthia Newsome was the emcee, and Yve Rojas served as the auctioneer. In addition to the music, guests enjoyed cocktails and a delicious dinner. Proceeds support the organization’s commitment to help end violence in the lives of thousands of families and pets.

Brynn Williams, featured performer


Lisa Fleming, Rose Brooks Center


Jane and Mike Kress, event chairs


Melissa Kelley-Jones and Eric Jones


Shelly Svoboda and Anthony O’Donahue, Marla Svoboda, Rose Brooks Center; Michael Dean, and Marsha Reynolds


Anna Bazan-Munguia and Pablo Munguia


Tom and Lisa Murray with Lily and Paul Maxwell


Peter Sowden, board member; with Paul Holewinski


Savanna Love with KaMille Washington


Yve Rojas, auctioneer

Featured in the April 29, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: David Riffel


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