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The Kansas City Ballet – Nutcracker Ball Private Dinner

Supporters of the 2019 Nutcracker Ball were guests at a private dinner on the stage of the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on December 17th. The Land of Sweets backdrop from The Nutcracker ballet provided the elegant setting for the event. Partygoers enjoyed a dinner, creative table décor from Craig Sole and Larry Wheeler, the music of the Brookside Strings Quartet, and performances by the Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company Dancers and Company Dancers, Liang Fu and Amaya Rodriguez.

Bradley Clark and Anastastia Tyhurst


Andy and Ball Chairman Peggy Beal, Julia Irene Kauffman, and Honorary Chairmen Sandy and Dr. Roger Jackson


Jen Watts, Nikki Ruder, Kathleen Chastain, and Joy Gabel


Marilyn Garr and George Langworthy


Howard and Anne Elsberry with Tempe Ostergren Elsberry and Andrew Elsberry


Sarah Nelson and Jesse Pedraza

Also featured in the January 25, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America – Patron Luncheon

March 5th was the date for Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Patron Luncheon. Doug Price served as chairman of the event, which was held at the Kansas…

Benedictine College – 49th Annual Scholarship Ball

Lené Westerman and Colleen and Kevin O’Malley served as the co-chairmen for Benedictine College’s 49th Annual Scholarship Ball. The February 29th event was held at the Overland Park Convention Center.…

Horizon Academy – Bayou Bash 2020

Nearly 500 guests gathered for Horizon Academy’s Bayou Bash 2020. The February 29th event was held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Partygoers enjoyed a Cajun-inspired dinner, silent…

Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

March 1st was the date for Cabaret, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center. Anita and Dean Newton served as the chairmen for the 33rd anniversary event, which was held at…