Choosing a career path while in college is difficult, but before 2007 SMC alumna Lindsey Anderson could make that decision she needed to choose between her twin passions, biology and music. Anderson said she began her time at Saint Mary’s College believing she would one day become a neurosurgeon with her biology degree. Instead, she is now a mezzo-soprano opera singer with a Master’s degree in Music (Vocal Performance) from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a bachelor’s degree in music from Saint Mary’s. “I sang for the latter half of my senior year of high school in the choir for fun. I really couldn’t read music, but my parents always played classical music, so it was in my ear, I guess. I always had a healthy appreciation for the classical realm of music,” Anderson said. “I was always a science geek, so that’s what I had planned to do. I had a plan. I think I was in fourth grade when I said I wanted to be a neurosurgeon when I grew up.” Upon arriving at the College, Anderson took the pre-med route, a choice that she said she thoroughly enjoyed at first. Soon after, Anderson said she found herself wanting to be a part of the choir at the College. “I had wanted to try out for the Saint Mary’s choir since I had been in my high school’s choir,” Anderson said. “It ended up being a fit after I auditioned. I credit Dr. Nancy Menk for turning me to music. She encouraged me and told me that I should be a music major. Without her, I don’t think that I’d be an opera singer today. I am so thankful for her.” Anderson tried being a double major between biology and music at first, however, she found it difficult once her interests became more music-centered rather than pre-med, she said. “It did not work. It was because I was trying to balance the two and was giving all of the energy and work to music which told me that was what I wanted to do,” Anderson said. “I just got this opera bug and I would go to Moreau and check out almost all of the operas that we had and just listen to them. I loved them. I listen to opera every morning while drinking my coffee. It just excites me.” After graduation, Anderson had a lot of catching up to do since she only had about three and a half years of vocal study under her belt at the time of graduation. “The amount of vocal study I had up to that point was really not much compared to the people who have been singing since they were 12,” Anderson said. “I was auditioning for graduate schools and it is so different for applying. You don’t go and take tests and write essays, you go and sing songs and audition at all of these schools. I was still in my major- stage fright phase, but I was very well prepared.” Anderson received many acceptance letters to graduate schools, however, she ended up choosing to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music, a choice she said she believes was the right one. “I met some of my life-long operatic friends there. I think it was a very good decision for me to go there. I had a great teacher,” Anderson said. “We had what was called ‘Opera Workshop’ which prepares you for the business of opera for music majors like how to get auditions in the real world, getting an agent, business stuff like that.” After receiving her master’s degree, Anderson continued on to train as a young artist with Opera Western Reserve and attended such training programs as Bay Area Summer Opera Theater in San Francisco and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. “More recently, I have worked with Opera Fayetteville and Opera North,” Anderson said. “I have been gaining bigger roles even more recently. Just this past two years I have been singing leading lady roles. It takes time, with the type of voice I have, to mature.” As for any advice she has for the current music majors at Saint Mary’s, Anderson stresses that singing is a personal art form and students must always be passionate about their singing to succeed. “You have to love the art that you create and if you love it, other people will it too because they will sense the joy that you put into it,” Anderson said. “The biggest thing is just to love what you do. If you love it and you enjoy it, that’s all that matters.
Metamora, In. — A domestic incident in Metamora resulted in one injury and another person facing criminal charges.Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a Metamora residence on State Road 229 and found several people outside. Witnesses told police Timothy Daniels, 30, of Metamora, punched the victim in the face and fled the scene with a juvenile. Daniels was apprehended a short time later at another residence.The victim was treated at Margaret Mary Health. Daniels was taken to the Franklin County Jail. read more
Joshua is a successful businessman as well, while making sure to give back to the community.Join DAZN to watch Anthony Joshua and 100+ fight nights a yearHere’s take a look at how Joshua has accumulated his fortune and where he stands among the wealthiest athletes in the world.Anthony Joshua net worth: How much does he make?Joshua’s total earnings of $55 million ranked him 13th in Forbes’ “2019 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes” with soccer star Lionel Messi at the top of the active list ($127 million). Joshua was No. 2 in the grouping of boxers with Canelo Alvarez at No. 1 ($94 million, ranked No. 4 overall). Joshua should blow out that figure in the 2020 list, which will include his payout for the December rematch with Andy Ruiz.It’s difficult to gauge net worth, but according to Celebrity Net Worth, Joshua’s fortune is roughly $80 million in 2019. That number comes with several grains of salt.Anthony Joshua career earningsJoshua is in line for by far the largest purse of his career Dec. 7 against Anthony Joshua. The Daily Star reported he will make around $60 million for the fight.He made something short of $25 million for his first fight against Ruiz in June.In 2018, Joshua ranked No. 25 on Forbes’ list of athletes by earnings, having made $39 million in the previous calendar year.In 2017, Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko via 11th-round knockout to unify the IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles in Wembley Stadium. Joshua earned, by far, the biggest payday of his career, splitting a massive purse 50/50 with Klitschko.EndorsementsWhere most boxers do not enjoy an abundance of endorsement deals, Joshua is able to draw on his popularity and charisma to lock down roles with some high-profile brands.Joshua reps at least 12 companies per his personal website with Under Armour, Beats and Jaguar among them. The Forbes report states Joshua made $7 million in endorsements for the time period of their study.Joshua proudly sports UA gear just about everywhere he goes, making sure his fans know there is a strong relationship. To my supporters, I thank you for your part in my journey. God bless 🖤A post shared by Anthony Joshua (@anthony_joshua) on Apr 26, 2017 at 4:17pm PDTBeats is a popular endorsement opportunity for several world renowned athletes and Joshua has attached his name to the headphones Goliath.With Jaguar, Joshua sees the vehicle company branching out to a larger mass versus the perception that its auto line is devoted to elitists only.“When I pull up in a Jag, it’s like a watch,” Joshua said according to The Telegraph. “Certain watches, everyone has, but there are certain watches only a few people know about.”Business venturesJoshua has partnered with StubHub, allowing fans access to secondary tickets for his fights. Joshua expressed pleasure following the agreement with StubHub.“We have forged a great working relationship and I am excited to be moving into the next stage of my career with such a committed partner, “ Joshua said of StubHub.In January 2017, Joshua assisted BXR, a state-of-the-art monthly membership gym, in opening a new location.“I spend the majority of my life in the gym, so I know what is required to make a truly great one,” Joshua said when speaking of BXR.Joshua’s personal website acts as conduit to fans, providing links to his partnerships and houses a dedicated e-store touting t-shirts and hats that promote his individual brand.Join DAZN to watch Anthony Joshua and 100+ fight nights a yearSocial media influenceJoshua is fairly active on social media. As of December 2019, he has 2.6 million followers on Twitter, 9.9 million on Instagram and 2.7 million on Facebook. Joshua utilizes the platforms to promote himself, his partners and charity involvement, using a mix of impromptu selfies and professionally produced photos and videos.CharitiesJoshua has worked with Sky for sometime and acts as an ambassador for the company in their Sky Sports Academy Initiatives. Joshua provides behind the scenes assistance to youth in reaching their goals across the UK and Ireland. When Anthony Joshua is not pummeling an opponent in the boxing ring, he might be checking out his growing portfolio of wealth.Joshua is an Olympic champion who was the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world before losing his first professional match in June. Joshua’s wallet has benefitted from his performance in the ring and he has secured substantial endorsements outside it. “As a Sky Ambassador I believe I’m in an incredibly strong position to inspire others, especially the next generation, to unlock their future potential and give something back,” Joshua said.Joshua has aided various charities in differing ways. For example, he recently helped a cancer charity by donating a signed boxing glove for an auction event.Joshua also assisted a group called Crisis which works to help the homeless in Birmingham, U.K. In an event dubbed The Anthony Joshua Samba Carnival, which recreated a Brazilian carnival atmosphere, guests paid to enjoy a three-course meal and then chat with Joshua. read more
15 Sep 2016 Yorkshire and Gloucestershire continue their charge Yorkshire and Gloucestershire continued their charge at the English Women’s County Finals with strong foursomes performances in their fourth day matches at Waterlooville in Hampshire.Yorkshire currently top the championship table with 6pt after three days of County Finals, while Gloucestershire have 5pt. If both win today their match tomorrow will be the championship decider.Gloucestershire, the South West champions head into this afternoon’s singles with a 3-0 advantage in the match against Staffordshire.Bethan Popel and Alex Saunders continued their unbeaten form, winning their match 4/2. Alex Giles and Claudia Ovens added a 5/4 win while Ebonie Lewis and Charlie Hiatt finished 4/3.Yorkshire lead Norfolk 2-1, with Alison Knowles and Olivia Winning maintaining their 100 per cent record in this week’s foursomes with a 4/3 win. Megan Clarke and Hannah Holden (image © Leaderboard Photography) added the second point on the 17th.But the Norfolk mother-and-daughter pairing of Tracey and Amelia Williamson won the final game. Amelia holed a 45ft birdie putt on 17 to give them a 1 hole lead playing the last, which was halved.Buckinghamshire, who are seeking their first win of the week, lead Surrey 2-1 after their foursomes. Megan Dennis and Thalia Kirby got the first point on the board with their 4/2 win, followed by Denise Goodacre and Daisy Kennedy, who won 2/1.Click here for full scores read more