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Martha & Jack Steadman Fountain

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Location:  Starlight Theatre, Swope Park, Kansas City, MO

Found:  October 11, 2013

It is located on the west side of Starlight Theatre.  Named after Jack Steadman, who was a longtime executive with the Kansas City Chiefs and an influential member of the Kansas City community.  Both Jack and Martha are longtime supporters of the theatre.

The Shirley Bush Helzberg Garden of the Stars is on the opposite side of the theatre.

A special thanks to Karen VanAsdale, with Starlight Theatre, who took time out of her day, a concert day even, to greet me at the gate and escort me around the theatre to take pictures of both of the fountains inside Starlight Theatre and she made sure both fountains were running as well!  It was very much appreciated.

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Shirley Bush Helzberg Garden of the Stars

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Location:  Starlight Theatre, Swope Park, Kansas City, MO

Found:  October 11, 2013

Inside the east entrance of the Starlight Theatre is the Shirley Bush Helzberg Garden of the Stars.  Columns!  Waterfalls!  Fountains!  What’s not to like?  The entire fountain is 180 feet in length and stretches back towards the theatre itself.  Shirley Bush Helzberg is a former president of the Starlight Theatre Association and her and her husband, owners of Helzberg Diamonds, donated $1 million to the creation of the site.

The Martha & Jack Steadman Fountain is on the opposite of the theatre.

A special thanks to Karen VanAsdale, with Starlight Theatre, who took time out of her day, a concert day even, to greet me at the gate and escort me around the theatre to take pictures of both of the fountains inside Starlight Theatre and she made sure both fountains were running as well!  It was very much appreciated.

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