Opera: C.C.C. in K.C.

In Kansas City one day six months ago, Mrs. Cynthia ("Cindy") Kemper, 35, the indefatigable, vivacious wife of Millionaire Banker R. Crosby Kemper Jr., decided that it was high time "to take a good look at ourselves." So she called together a group of friends to talk about it. Diagnosis: "We are not a jumping-off-place for the West but a thoroughly civilized 20th century community with all kinds of people and all kinds of possibilities." Remedy: "Kansas City needs to feel the pride of creation."

Walce Up. The result was the formation of a sorely needed Performing Arts Foundation of...

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