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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Misty Copeland

July 31st was the date when Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey welcomed Kansas City native Misty Copeland home. Misty was the special guest at two private receptions and a public event, A Conversation with Misty Copeland, with Vivien Jennings, Rainy Day Books; at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Misty shared her journey and discussed her New York Times bestseller, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger and More Graceful You.

Roger C. Williams, Jr.

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Kansas City Symphony League – Invitation Mailing Day

Members of the Kansas City Symphony League met at the Sulgrave on July 12th for Invitation Mailing Day, when they assembled the exquisite invitations to “An Evening in Vienna,” the 2017 Symphony Ball. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, hosted by Kathy Scaglia. Suzanne Shank and Pam Bruce are serving as co-chairman of the Ball, which will be held on September 9th in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center.

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Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – Gala 2017, “Celebrating KC Jazz Legends”

May 13th was the date for Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Gala 2017, “Celebrating KC Jazz Legends.” The event kicked off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The American. Following that, the orchestra, led by Clint Ashlock, artistic director and conductor; gave a concert at Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Millie Edwards Nottingham, Bobby Watson and Will Matthews were the guest artists.

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Rising Star Reflection – Jake Jacobson

Jake Jacobson spent seven months studying dance with Joan Augustyn in preparation for BMA Foundation’s Dine & Dance With The Stars. Following 13 fundraisers in 13 weeks, the duo performed their three-minute ballroom routine to “Groove is in the Heart” and “HandClap” in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Overland Park Convention Center on June 10th.

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Congratulations, Katherine & Tyler!

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holland of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Keane Holland, to Dr. Tyler Fox, the son of Dr. Deanna Kay Fox of Lenexa, Kansas, and Dr. Richard Myrl Fox, Jr. of Our Town. Katherine and Tyler are graduates of The Pembroke Hill School. Katherine was a Jewel Ball debutante in 1998. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies from Trinity College and a master of business administration degree from Fordham University.

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