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The Symphony League – Holiday Luncheon

The Symphony League’s Holiday Luncheon was held on December 12th at Grand Street Cafe on the Country Club Plaza. Symphony Ball Chairman Laurie Burgess and Honorary Chairmen Mary and John Edgar presented a check from the Ball to Frank Byrne, Kansas City Symphony, and Michael Fields, Symphony board member. Social Chairman Annette Sherrow planned the luncheon.

Patricia Scott, Alex Shapiro, Kansas City Symphony; and Kathy Nordhus


John and Mary Edgar, Ball honorary chairmen; Laurie Burgess, Ball chairman; Frank Byrne, Kansas City Symphony; Michael Fields, Symphony board member; and Marylou Turner, outgoing president


Pam Bruce, Marylou Turner and Rachael Sabates


Sara Bower Youngblood, Wendy Sitzmann and Christine Maurer

Additional photos featured in the January 19, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


Kansas City Zoo – 30th Annual Jazzoo

June 7th was the night to don animal prints and go on safari – to a not-too-distant land featuring 65 pop-up restaurants, 10 bars, and five stages with music. Oh,…

MRIGlobal – 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception

June 17th was the date for MRIGlobal’s 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception, in recognition of its founding in 1944. Civic leaders, current and former members of the board of directors and…

BOTAR – Spring Meeting

The BOTAR committees recently met to plan The BOTAR Ball. The 70th annual event will be held on October 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.…

Children’s Mercy – Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, and Jason Sudeikis were the celebrity hosts for the 10th annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, a benefit for pediatric cancer research at…