Activist Artists Management, Home to Bob Weir and the Lumineers, Announces Promotions in L.A. and Nashville

Activist Artists Management, the music and talent management firm that’s home to Bob Weir, Grateful Dead, Dead & Company (along with co-manager Azoff/Moir), Dwight Yoakam, Empire of the Sun, The Lumineers and Michael Franti & Spearhead, has announced promotions for four staff members.

Anna Kolander, a manager in Activist’s Nashville office, is now also senior director of A&R/creative. She she started with the company in 2013 as an assistant and oversees day-to-day for The Lumineers and Frankie Ballard, in addition to working creative for Michael Franti & Spearhead and Empire of the Sun, among others.

Also in Nashville, Kate Willingham was promoted to associate manager. She was previously an assistant to founder Matt Maher and started in 2018.

In L.A., Nathan Chwat has been named artist manager, up from associate manager. Chwat started at Activist as an intern, joining the staff in February 2018 as assistant to the head of

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discover the secrets of an artist’s family home

In part six of our Switch it Up series, we explore the gentle approach that artist Isobel Henihan has taken to a ‘living renovation’ in her home. Nestled in an idyllic setting near the sea in South County Dublin, Isobel lives here with husband Ben and their three children.

Moving into a new house is one of the most exciting milestones there is, and it’s not unusual to get caught up in the enthusiasm, going for the ‘what suits right now’ property without considering how the house may need to work differently down the line.

“When we first moved in our understanding of what we needed in a house was different to how it has transpired with three kids”

As children come along, space is at a premium, but there are ways that you can make your spaces grow and evolve with you, and you don’t have to spend too

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As downtown renovation continues, Mesquite calls for local artists to submit their work

Downtown Mesquite will look much different in January 2021 than it did in January 2020, and the city is looking for local artists who can help that transformation be even more visually stunning.

With the city nearing completion on its Front Street Station redevelopment, it is putting out a call to local artists interested in producing a work of public art.

Mesquite City Hall, shown in a file photo. Cindy Smith is set to become the city's Director of Finance in October.

Works by artists in Mesquite and the surrounding areas will be considered, according to a city news release, with the art intended to be displayed for at least one year on “four large surrounds built to camouflage dumpsters placed throughout the new Downtown area. Each of these surrounds will have 10′x7′ panels, where the art will be mounted,” according to the news release.

For each work, the city will pay the artist a $500 honorarium. Eight works of art will be selected.

In addition to the new infrastructure and

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