Last week marked the anniversary of David Armstrong's first year as president of Thomas More College. One of his primary missions is to position the liberal arts college to take the most advantage of changes coming to higher education. In his first year, several initiatives have already been put in place, including a new athletic training major; a requirement for all students to complete an internship or co-op before graduation; adding online programs; and even the formation of a marching band.
Of the 15 companies that have been helped by UpTech, the Northern Kentucky business accelerator, over the last two years, 13 are still in operation. That is a great track record when you consider that half of all new-business startups fail. UpTech, which focuses on informatics and new ways to process, store, retrieve and use data, recently named the semi-finalists in its third class of entrepreneurs.
Update 7/9/14 at 9:20am: The concrete pours were delayed overnight. Now rescheduled to begin (weather permitting) Thursday, July 10th at 1:00 a.m. and wrap-up by mid-morning. Scheduled to be complete by Reds game start on Thursday 12:35 p.m.
Construction work on the next phase of The Banks project will shut down a section of Race Street early Wednesday morning. The road will be closed between Freedom Way and Second Street from 2 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
There’s a change for this Thursday’s, 7/10, concert in the Music@BCM series. Mike Wade & Dannita Wade and the Jazz Ambassadors will be at BCM instead of the Leroy Ellington Band. Mike's unique brand of jazz will be injected with a healthy dose of R&B and funk.
Doors open at 6 pm for food and drinks, and the concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for children. Concertgoers can also purchase great food from Colonial Cottage, and support local youth and community organizations in the process. BCM members will receive one free drink ticket.
ArtsWave announced today that Cincinnati author Leah Stewart will receive its 2014 Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize. The award, created to celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati's literary scene.
Cincinnati native Fred Hersch has released a cd, Floating, with his trio that The Wall Street Journal calls "one of the major ensembles of our time". Fred Hersch is on piano along with bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson. The cd features 7 new compositions by Fred Hersch along with music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Thelonious Monk.
Delicate and crisp -- balancing electric guitar with banjo, cello and more eclectic instruments -- everything about The Mitchells' self-titled debut album says indie-pop. The music is light and drifting and would play perfectly as the soundtrack to the next Marc Webb film. It is hard to listen to this album and not imagine yourself leaning out the car window and letting the wind push firmly against your outstretched palm.