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Crescendo 2015!

In The Spotlight
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is gearing up for Crescendo 2015!, to be held on November 6th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Sherry and Gary Forsee are the honorary chairmen, and Melanie and Mike Fenske are serving as chairmen of the event that features cocktails, a sumptuous dinner and a stunning performance in Helzberg Hall by talented students and faculty. Proceeds support student scholarships.

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Match Appreciation Banquet

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
More than 800 guests attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Match Appreciation Banquet on March 23rd. The special evening celebrated new friendships and honored Bigs and Littles. Special friends enjoyed pre-show entertainment, dinner and an awards ceremony. Big Brothers Big Sisters also gave out its biggest awards of the year, including Bigs of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Lifetime Friendship Award.

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Kansas City Tip-Off

Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet
The Uptown Theater was the perfect setting for the seventh annual Kansas City Tip-Off on March 26th. Scotty McCreery, former American Idol winner; was the featured performer. Proceeds from the event support Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet.

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Joe Arri

Starlight Theatre is so very fortunate to have Joe Arri as a volunteer. He has been a member of the Ambassador team for four years, and serves as an usher captain for Broadway shows. Joe received the prestigious 2014 Woodson Award from Starlight. Joe also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Havesters. Thank you, Joe, for everything you do for Our Town!

Joe Arri posed with Starlight Ambassadors.

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Amy Bretall

Amy Bretall is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2015. She serves as co-chairman of the projects committee. Amy is the founder and CEO of Arbor Grove, a human resources, public outreach and real estate firm. She received a bachelor of science degree in business from Missouri State University, and a master’s degree in human resources management from Webster University. She is currently pursuing a PhD.

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