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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts thanks our official automotive building sponsors

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Announces Sponsorship Agreement with Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors

Soave Automotive Group Makes Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors the official automotive sponsors of the Kauffman Center

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced today it has partnered with Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City on a two-year sponsorship. The partnership – the Kauffman Center’s first major corporate sponsorship – will benefit Kauffman Center programming and operations. In addition to their role as sponsors of the building itself, Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City have been named as the presenting sponsors for Kauffman Center’s Legends Series.

“We are honored that Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors have committed to this significant sponsorship that will benefit Kansas City audiences in so many ways,” said Jane Chu, President and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. “To have partners like Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors is a testament to the quality of the programs that are presented at the Kauffman Center. Through this partnership, Kauffman Center will be afforded the opportunity to support programs dedicated to providing excellence to everyone in our community.”

Marion Battaglia, President of Soave Automotive Group, noted the partnership will be an opportunity for the two local dealerships to support the Kauffman Center in connecting the arts to the community for an experience unlike all others. “Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City are committed to providing unparalleled experiences. Our passion to serve the community has been a trademark of the organization and this sponsorship continues that tradition.”

In addition to providing performance venues for many of Kansas City’s resident performing arts organizations, the Kauffman Center will continue to present programming that appeals to a wide variety of audiences. The Legends Series, presented by Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors, will continue in 2012 and will showcase artists who are masters of their genres and have been instrumental in defining culture. The Kauffman Center, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, and Aristocrat Motors will present the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin on May 8 th, with additional performers to be announced over the next few months.

ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a major new center for music, opera, theater, and dance designed by Moshe Safdie opened in September 2011. The Kauffman Center presents vibrant performances and educational programming, and advances the role of the performing arts as a catalyst for Kansas City’s educational, civic, and economic vitality. The two performance venues, the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre and the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall, offer audiences engaging and intimate experiences, while at the same time providing resident ballet, opera and symphony companies with dramatically enhanced performance capabilities. Serving as a cultural cornerstone for Kansas City’s dynamic downtown, the Kauffman Center brings a new spotlight to the region’s performing arts community while simultaneously attracting some of the world’s most talented performers and entertainers, further establishing Kansas City as a major cultural destination. More information on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is available at www.kauffmancenter.org.

ABOUT SOAVE ENTERPRISES, MERCEDES-BENZ OF KANSAS CITY, AND ARISTOCRAT MOTORS
Soave Enterprises, a Detroit-based holding company, entered automotive retailing 15 years ago. Soave Automotive Group has grown to a dozen franchises in Kansas and Missouri. Aristocrat Motors in Merriam, Kansas features Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover, Saab, Maserati, Porsche, and smart. Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri features Mercedes-Benz, smart, Sprinter, and Airstream motor homes. Both dealerships also have a Pre-Owned department. This group’s talented employees offer the one thing all customers deserve and expect: excellent customer service.