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Truman Library Institute

Hooray for Harry!
April 11th was the date for the Truman Library Institute’s 14th annual Wild About Harry at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, TIME magazine editors and best-selling authors of The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, were the guest speakers. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers received the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award.

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Gillis Center

Spectacular Spirit 
April 19th was the date for the Gillis Center’s 32nd Annual Spirit Awards at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Steve Doyal and Ty Henson were each presented with the 2013 Spirit Awards and Jill Perfect was honored as the 2013 Gillis Volunteer of the Year. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, cocktails and entertainment by DJ Ashton Martin. Rebecca and Trey Bowen served as the honorary chairmen.

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In Review

Ballet closes 2012-2013 season with one of its best programs ever
To be a serious ballet company these days you can’t just do an endless series of Swan Lakes: You’ve got to push things forward. The Kansas City Ballet in its current form has rarely flinched from risky artistic choices, works that might have left us scratching our heads at times.

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Bravo

GONE? HARDLY: KC Ballet presents world premiere by edge-cutting choreographer
You’d be hard-pressed to find an American artist in any field as interesting and engaging as Karole Armitage. The Wisconsin native, who grew up partly in Lawrence, learned classical ballet initially and absorbed the work of George Balanchine at the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève before becoming a dancer with the legendary Merce Cunningham.

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