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Kansas City Ballet – 66th Season Launch Party

Kansas City Ballet welcomed its 66th season at its annual Season Launch Party, which was held on October 13th at Benton’s in The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Devon Carney and David Gray, both of Kansas City Ballet, greeted guests, who then enjoyed the North American Premiere of Val Caniparoli’s Jekyll & Hyde at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Following the performance, the cast and special guests enjoyed a post-performance celebration. 

Melissa Ford, Steve Wilson, and Dr. Carol Blum


Suzanne Shank, John Lohmeyer, and Dr. Richard Schupp


Susan Sands, Hunter Sands, and Glen Sands


Edie Downing, Ian Spinks and Juliette Singer, and Gigi and Gary Rose

Featured in the November 11, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Mark McDonald


War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s was the lovely location for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s annual Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Mandy Burditt and Trish Mayer were the co-chairmen. Nearly 60 members and…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…