With the facility renovation beginning in two weeks, guests and members of COCA’s Richard Baron Leadership Circle gathered at COCA for the FLAME event. After cocktails and appetizers, guests entered the Founders Theatre to watch award presentations as well as several performances. After that, guests enjoyed a buffet dinner and swinging music by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers. Named for COCA’s founder, the Richard Baron Leadership Circle consists of local people and organizations that have taken the lead in sponsoring COCA, helping to provide scholarships, achieve artistic excellence, maintain stable operations and build community engagement across St. Louis.