Event Extras

Tony Jones

Kansas City Art Institute
A reception took place on January 14th at the Kansas City Art Institute’s H&R Block Artspace, honoring KCAI Interim President Tony Jones and his wife, the acclaimed photographer Patty Carroll. 

Faye Davis, Josh Rowland, Marc Wilson, and Michael Davis

Wilbur Niewald, Ann Holliday, Diane Burnette, and Dennis Strait

Tony Jones, KCAI; addressed the guests.

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Annual Meeting

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
The beautiful home of Linda and Gene Hall was the setting for The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Annual Meeting. Steve Irwin, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra; announced the theme of the May 9th Gala, “Rhapsody In Blue – The Music and Lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin.” Don Hall is the honorary chairman, and Edith and Benny Lee are serving as the chairmen.

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Making a Difference

Stay Tuned!
The Independent extends our warmest congratulations to Our Town’s non profits, their honorary chairmen, chairmen, committee members, and volunteers for another successful year of philanthropy in Kansas City. Thank you for helping to make Kansas City a community full of care and compassion! This weekend’s issue will feature the Top Ten Events of 2014 and the 2015 Class of Rising Stars. Below is preview of the events that will be featured in the magazine.

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Presidents’ Dinner

The Kansas City Club
January 30th was the date for the Presidents’ Dinner at The Kansas City Club. Past Presidents of the University Club and The Kansas City Club, members and guests honored Bryan Flanagan, outgoing president; and welcomed Adam Walker, incoming president. The festive group enjoyed piano entertainment by Carl Bolte and a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Franco Cimmino and his staff.

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The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Annual Luncheon
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial held its Annual Luncheon on January 23rd. Special Guest General (Ret.) Peter Pace, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed members of the Museum’s Business Roundtable. General Pace, the first Marine to hold the position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shared insight into the growing cyber security threats in the United States as well as his experiences in leadership positions within the military.

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