A Change of Heart
What an honor to serve as the chairman of this year’s Girls Night In! For the past several years, I’ve written about the event by interviewing the featured guest speaker. That list has included the articulate (and attractive!) trainer-to-the-stars Bob Green or Lisa Lillian, the popular author of the Hungry Girls books. In each case, the guest speakers have inspired all of us to think of our hearts and our health.
Kansas City Young Audiences
Katie and Clyde Wendel and Peggy and Bill Lyons are serving as the honorary co-chairmen for Kansas City Young Audiences‘50th Anniversary Celebration on November 12th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Idina Menzel will be the featured performer at the event, which is close to being sold out. Katie and Clyde are supporters of the arts, art collectors and proponents of life-long learning. “We enjoy the theatre, opera and ballet.
BOTAR President Carol Fryer
Carol Massman Fryer’s enthusiasm for the American Royal is infectious. She is serving as BOTAR president this year and enjoying every minute of it. In addition to the Ball, Carol is especially excited about the American Royal Parade which coincides with the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. “There is a lot of pride and excitement in Our Town right now, and BOTAR is thrilled to be part of it,” Carol said.
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance will present a night of exquisite cuisine and captivating performances atCrescendo 2011 on October 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel. The enchanting evening will feature student and faculty performances, and all proceeds will support Conservatory student scholarships. Anne and Howard Elsberry will serve as the honorary chairmen, and Lisa Schellhorn and Don Dagenais are the co-chairmen.
KCYA Celebrates 50 Years
Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA), the region’s largest provider of arts education, will present its 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 12th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It will be one of the first events at the new Center. Idina Menzel, star of the hit television show Glee and Tony winner for her role as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in WICKED; will be the featured performer. She also was nominated for a Tony for her role in Rent.