Center Stage

2014 Lyric Opera Ball

The Lyric Opera Circle
“Diamonds are Forever,” is the theme of The 2014 Lyric Opera Ball, presented by The Lyric Opera Circle. Bonne and Cliff Illig are the honorary chairmen, and Jeanette Prenger is serving as the chairman. The grand event will be held on April 12th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

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The Kansas City Repertory Theatre

A Fearless Fête
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre will celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking theatre at A Fearless Fête 2014 on May 30th at the Spencer Theatre. Deanna and Greg Graves are serving as the honorary chairmen of the event which will feature performance  highlights from the past five decades, games and commemorative events, a live auction, creative cocktails, luscious hors d’oeuvres, and dancing.  
Also featured in the November 16th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: J.

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In the Spotlight

10th Annual Red Hot Night
February 8th is the date for Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics’ 10th Annual Red Hot Night. Mikel and Dave Flickinger and Stacie and Kevin Needham are the honorary co-chairmen. The event will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center.

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WIN for KC

20th Annual Women’s Sports Awards Luncheon
January 31st is the date for WIN for KC’s 20th Annual Women’s Sports Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. WIN for KC recognizes local girls and women for their community contributions and achievements in sports and fitness.

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Village Shalom

2013 Ages of Excellence Celebration 
Final plans are in the works for Village Shalom’s 2013 Ages of Excellence Celebration on November 21st at the Overland Park Convention Center. Pella Fingersh and James Klein are serving as the co-chairmen. The evening will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward as guest speaker and the posthumous presentation of the Stephen J. Schoenfeld Volunteer Recognition Award to Herb Adler.

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