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Name Dropping Ballet Ball

Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley was extremely honored when the Kansas City Ballet Guild asked her to serve as the Nutcracker Ball chairman. It will be held on December 4th at Union Station Kansas City, and Ann Dickinson is the honorary chairman. “This 48th annual event is especially exciting since it is the world premiere of Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, featuring all new costumes, sets and choreography,” said Siobhan.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Conway!

July 8th was the date for an intimate reception celebrating the marriage of Thaylia JoAnn Smith and Patrick Alonzo Conway. The special event was held at Deedee King’s beautiful home in Kirkwood Circle. Hosting the event with Deedee were Laurie and Charles Jarrett, Barbara and Charles Haviland, Patricia Abts and Andrew Fogle, and Daniel P. Baker, all members of the Missouri Repertory Theatre Alumni Group in Our Town. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous buffet paired with red and white sangrias.

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High Aspirations – 5th Annual Mentors Challenge

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown will be the setting for High Aspirations’ 5th Annual Mentors Challenge on November 17th. Committee members are making final plans for the special evening that will include cocktails, dinner and remarks from Father Gregory Joseph Boyle, S.J., guest speaker. Marianne and Bill Dunn, Jr.

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Create The Night…Masterpiece!

Members of the Committee of 100 (C100) met on September 24th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to start planning the annual gala, Create The Night…Masterpiece!, which will take place on February 20th at the Museum. The black-tie affair will highlight the opening of the Museum’s exhibit, Reflecting Class in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Partygoers will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious sit-down dinner by Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions.

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