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Kansas City Symphony

Marvelous Music
On March 14th, the Kansas City Symphony rolled out the red carpet to welcome the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. Guests enjoyed a special concert followed by a meet and greet with Maestro Gustavo and guest pianist Yuja Wang.
Also featured in the April 19th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder

 John Kornitzer, Julia and Michael Kirk and Roswitha and Kenneth Schaffer walked the red carpet.

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Congratulations Bailey & Vincent!

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Robert Armstrong of Fairway are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Elizabeth Armstrong, to Vincent Michael Pianalto, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Edward Pianalto of Leawood. Bailey is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. She earned bachelor of arts degrees in Spanish and anthropology from the University of Nebraska. She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority and is a BOTAR, class of 2011.

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101 Awards

Fabulous Football
March 1st was the date for The Hunt Family Foundation and the Kansas City Chiefs’ 44th annual 101 Awards at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Joe Freeman served as chairman of the sold-out event that supports the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation. This year’s honorees were Peyton Manning, LeSean McCoy, Robert Mathis, Luke Kuechly, Andy Reid, and Ron Rivera. Len Dawson was honored with the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football.

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Brews & BBQ

The Children’s Place
The Young Advisory Board of The Children’s Place hosted Brews & BBQ on March 19th at Boulevard Brewery. More than 200 guests enjoyed a great evening that featured delicious fare from Jack Stack Barbecue, Boulevard brews and great raffle prizes. Proceeds from the event support The Children’s Place, which serves young survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma.

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Congratulations Lynn & David!

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Whitcomb McGregor of Madison, Connecticut, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynn Marie McGregor, to David Bainbridge Lyons, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William McClellan Lyons of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter James Lordo and the late Mr. and Mrs. John R. McGregor. Lynn graduated as valedictorian of Guilford High School in Guilford, Connecticut.

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