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Crescendo Benefactors’ Party

Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC
The Benefactors’ Party for the Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC’s Crescendo was held on November 4th at the beautiful home of Joan and Byron Thompson. The Byron Thompson family and Country Club Bank were the hosts of the lovely event. Crescendo was held on November 7th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Also featured in the December 6th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Larry F.

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Richard Hu

Richard Hu is president and managing partner of HJM Architects, which his father founded more than 30 years ago. They keep the practice diverse with work in healthcare, education, commercial, industrial/warehouse, and non-profit organizations. Richard is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and is currently a member of the Southtown Council and a founding board member of the Monarch College Preparatory Academy.

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Congratulations, Stephane & Christopher!

Engagement 
Mr. and Mrs. David Rall Bradley, Jr. of St. Joseph, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephane Suzanne Bradley, to Christopher Philip Cooch, the son of Maralyn Patricia Cooch of Surrey, England, and Mr. John Edward Cooch of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. James Russell Bocell, Sr. of St. Joseph and the late Mrs. Bocell and Mrs. David Rall Bradley, Sr. of Palm City, Florida, and the late Mr. Bradley.

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Romantic Revels

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Bernadette and Dr. Scott Ashcraft are serving as the chairmen of Romantic Revels, a benefit for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. The February 14th event will be held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Partygoers will enjoy signature martinis, premium auction items, a dinner, and dancing until midnight.  
Also featured in the December 6th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Fixation Media

Chairmen Dr.

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“ROAR” Anniversary Gala

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
October 11th was the date for The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s “ROAR” Anniversary Gala. Karen and Jack Holland were the honorary chairmen, and Christy Gautreaux, Scott Heidmann and Mary Kemper Wolf were the co-chairmen of the 20th anniversary event that featured endless libations, delicious fare from Café Sebastienne and fabulous entertainment.

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