SMC hosts lecture on music career options

first_imgOn Monday, Saint Mary’s Department of Music hosted a lecture offering insight on “Life after a Music Degree: Two Models of ‘Portfolio Careers.’”  Kathleen Keasey and Sherry Klinedinst, part-time instructors in the department, discussed their discernment paths in the music industry and their development as artists. Keasey said she knew from an early age that music was something she was going to pursue. Her music career began when she enrolled in Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., but she soon transferred to Oberlin College to continue her studies. “I was a small fish in a big pond, attending Oberlin College while obtaining my degree in music performance,” Keasey said. “During the [1960s], women were supposed to work as teachers, nurses and secretaries.” Like Keasey, Sherry Klinedinst said she found her calling for music at a young age. She said she began playing the piano at age three, encouraged by her mother who also played. At 15, she began taking lessons at Saint Mary’s College and then attended Indiana University, earning a degree in piano performance. “Lessons with Dr. Jacob [at Saint Mary’s] were a hoot,” Klinedinst said. “This was such a fun process with a very encouraging man. He was very detail oriented just like my mother.” Both women said life after college had its ups and downs as they bounced between several jobs. Keasey said she went back to school to earn her degree in education and then worked as a music instructor at high schools in the South Bend area.  Klinedinst said the  different jobs she held out of college allowed her to develop new skills, but she found that her initial hope of being a concert performer was not what she wanted. Today, Keasey said she runs her own studio at home, where she has two pianos and teaches over 20 students. She also plays each Sunday as an organist in her church’s choir. “I never advertised for my students, my lessons were only found out by word of mouth,” Keasey said. “It really is the joy of my life. I love teaching.” Klinedinst said she followed up on her dream to create her own music, producing four albums sold nationwide. She also teaches students of her own as well. “If I didn’t have two of the best teachers, I wouldn’t be teaching students of my own,” Klinedinst said. “I am very fortunate for my well-rounded career where I am never doing the same thing twice.” Both instructors said they were grateful for their experiences in the field of music an  encouraged students to pursue their musical talents after college. “Being a musician is something that lasts all your life and has provided me with a livelihood that I am grateful for,” Keasey said . Contact Rachel Rahal at [email protected]last_img read more

Douglas explains decision not to sign health care bill, S88

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas announced yesterday that he would allow S88, An Act Relating to Health Care Financing and Universal Access to Health Care in Vermont, to become law without his signature.“Vermont is recognized as a national leader in health reform, we are the healthiest state in the nation and we are in the midst of implementing significant changes from the federal health care reform bill,” said Governor Douglas.  “To spend time and money studying a new model that cannot be implemented until at least 2017 is counterproductive.  Further, the drug sample reporting provision adds burdensome new regulations that are unnecessary and could make it difficult for low-income Vermonters to receive needed medications.  These sections do not represent meaningful reform; rather they detract from the serious work ahead.”Although S. 88 includes these provisions, Governor Douglas decided to allow the bill to become law because it includes a critical expansion of the innovative Vermont Blueprint for Health.  “The Blueprint is key to our efforts to control care costs over time by helping to improve the health of Vermonters.  Expanding the Blueprint to more communities extends Vermont’s national leadership, and positions Vermont to take advantage of the federal health care reform law.”Governor Douglas said that he hopes future Legislature’s will revisit the drug sample provisions after evaluating the impact they have on our rural health system and patients.The Governor’s message is attached.last_img read more

Clippers and Warriors, headed in opposite directions, set for showdown Friday

first_imgMeanwhile, in the Clippers’ past four games – all losses – they’ve been allowing an average of 120 points per game, 5.3 points more than their season average, while getting outscored by 12.5 points.“You catch teams at different times of the year,” said Rivers, in his 20th season as a head coach. “You catch them at one point when they’re playing poorly or when they’re playing well, (and) when you play a team that’s playing well, you have to play great to beat them.“And right now, (the Warriors) are playing really well, so we’re going to have to play well to beat them.“But we can.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.That will require better ball movement and efficiency on offense and improved trust and execution on defense, Rivers said, adding he envisions fewer staggered minutes for defensive-minded guards Avery Bradley and Patrick Beverley, the latter of whom has been coming off the bench for most the season.“We’ve proven we can score on most nights,” Rivers said. “Although I don’t think the last three or four games we’ve been good offensively either. We’re scoring points, but not the way we should score, not efficiently.“But what we’re not doing is defense. You have to do both to win, you really do. And if you don’t do both, you better be really good offensively, and we’re not that good.”It’s all fixable with the right kind of effort, guard Lou Williams said after Wednesday’s defeat.“We’ve had some slippage, it happens over the course of a season,” said Williams, the league’s leading bench scorer at 18.7 points per game.“And now senses are going to be heightened because it’s Golden State on Friday. But to us, it’s just another basketball team. We gotta go out there and be prepared to compete.”Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters LOS ANGELES — The Clippers are ebbing, the Golden State Warriors are flowing, and that’s just the nature of life in the NBA, Coach Doc Rivers said.His team has split a pair of high-drama games this season with the team that has won three of the past four NBA titles, winning in overtime at home and losing on a last-second layup by Steph Curry in Oakland. Recent history won’t be relevant when the teams meet again Friday night at Staples Center in a game ESPN recently added to its broadcast schedule.“We’ve played ’em well,” Rivers acknowledged. “But they’re playing probably the best they’ve played all year, just like Utah’s playing the best it’s played.”Indeed, Utah chalked up its fifth consecutive win when it walloped the Clippers 129-109 Wednesday to nudge them downward into seventh place in the Western Conference standings. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img BOBAN THE MOVIE STARDid you catch a glimpse of the 7-foot-3 “assassin” in the new “John Wick 3: Parabellum” trailer released Thursday?Clippers center Boban Marjanovic has a part in the forthcoming action film, which is set for a May 17 release. The movie’s trailer features a peek at a battle between the title character – a notorious hitman played by Keanu Reeves – and a familiar, sizable adversary.The scene appears to take place in a library, which explains Marjanovic’s tweet Thursday: “Joining the John Wick book club is harder than most people think!!” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum And now the Clippers (24-20) have a high-profile showdown with the West-leading Warriors (31-14), for whom center DeMarcus Cousins will be making his much-anticipated debut following his year-long recovery from a torn Achilles tendon.Golden State has been on a more favorable tear, winning six in a row, and finding another gear in the past four. The Warriors have averaged 138.5 points on 52.6 percent shooting from the field and 47.7 from 3-point range in those past four victories, three of which were against Western Conference opponents. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates last_img read more

Mason City council to consider arena lease with mall owner, approval of first arena construction bid package

first_img=== The council will consider the first bid package on the arena construction, which includes things like: electrical demolition; mechanical demolition; concrete slab, exterior wall and interior partition demolition; and earthwork and mass excavation.Mayor Bill Schickel says this first set of bids on the project were competitive. “Five bids came in, very competitive, ranging from about $290,000 all the way to better than $800,000. We’re recommending that the city council go with the low bid from Charlson Excavating in Clear Lake.”That low bid was for a unit price of $291,500 and $100 per cubic yard for additional rock work. City Administrator Aaron Burnett adds in a memo to the council that Charlson is ready to get started on the project and has an extra interest as the owners are active in the hockey program. MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will consider approving a lease agreement with the owner of Southbridge Mall for the proposed multi-purpose arena to be placed in the building, as well as the bid to start demolition work in the proposed arena space that’s part of the River City Renaissance project. === The council will first consider the lease between the city and the mall to lease the arena space. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the lease has been negotiated for some time and both parties have been waiting for the appropriate time to execute it.The lease is for an initial 20-year term, followed by four subsequent five-year terms for a total of 40 years. The cost of the lease starts at $180,000 a year for the first five years, increasing by 10-percent each subsequent five-year period.The mall will be required to clean the facility as part of the lease and the city will pay utility costs and insurance on the facility. === The council will also consider approving the details of the second bid package for the arena, which would include the structural steel, concrete foundation and ice plant components of the facility. Bids would be due to the city on January 24th with the council approving the winning bidder at a special council meeting on January 29th. The council meets tonight at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Library.last_img read more

“I stopped Cristiano’s penalty and he didn’t want to give me his shirt”

first_img“We agreed to exchange the jerseys, “he told ‘Sky Sport’,” but after missing the penalty he was very angry. It had never happened to him in ItalyAn agreement that was broken after the final whistle: “In the tunnel of the changing rooms we crossed, he gave me a handshake, he congratulated me, but he had a bad face. And he didn’t give me the shirt. “Sorrentino, yes, he was able to take another award from the ‘Allianz Stadium’:”In the end I took Dybala’s. It went well for me anyway“He revealed smiling. 7 Since Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Italy, only a goalkeeper can boast of having neutralized a penalty. Is about Stefano Sorrentino, ex-keeper of Chievo Verona, who now, at 41 years old, has decided to become a striker for Cervo, a ‘Seconda Category’ team in Liguria, trained by his father. In his career he played 363 Serie A matches and on January 21, 2019 he knew how to hypnotize CR7 from 11 meters, during the Juventus-Chievo (match that Vecchia Signora, anyway, won 3-0). A feat that, however, cost the doorman a coveted collector’s item: Cristiano’s elastic.last_img read more