Catch The Nth Power at The Blue Note NYC on 12/9-12/10 as the official Chick Corea/John McLaughlin late night shows. Get tickets here. This past August, The Nth Power performed two shows at The Bridge Sound & Stage in Boston, MA and one show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY that would debut their new material in a live setting. The shows were recorded live and will appear on To Be Free – Live when it is released this Friday, November 11th. The album comes after their 2015 studio release Abundance and is inspired by the band’s commitment to promoting love and togetherness in the otherwise divided world.The timing for the release is meaningful, as The Nth Power believes that music “can heal, connect, and strengthen individuals and community.” The band went on to explain that they “feel a sense of urgency to spread that [message] now more than ever.” The songs were written and recorded within a three month period, and are true representatives of the band’s collective efforts to translate their core values in a live setting.The Brooklyn show featured veteran studio owner and engineer Paul Diaz (Outkast, Elton John, Whitney Houston) from Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA to record the shows. The record was mixed by Paul Diaz and drummer/vocalist Nikki Glaspie at Tree Sound Studios.You can stream To Be Free – Live below via singersroom, and download the album on November 11th.
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Mark Burbach has left Blue Sky Group, fiduciary manager for Dutch airline KLM’s pension funds, after eight years as chief investment officer.He has joined Osool Asset Management in Bahrain, which runs government and military pensions as well as social security funds.At Blue Sky Group, Burbach oversaw the investment team responsible for €20.5bn of assets for KLM’s three schemes – for ground staff, cabin staff, and pilots – and a number of other Dutch corporate pension schemes.Prior to joining Blue Sky Group, Burbach spent more than five years as CIO at Pensioenfonds TNO, the €3bn pension fund of the Dutch technical research institute TNO. He has also worked as an investment manager at the former builders’ sector pension fund HBG. It is the second senior departure to hit Blue Sky Group in the space of three months. In March, Kees Verbaas, Blue Sky’s head of fund management, left to join Altis Investment Management, the €50bn fiduciary management subsidiary of NN Investment Partners. He starts at Altis on 1 June.Burbach spoke to IPE earlier this year about how Blue Sky Group was coping with the mounting level of investment-focused regulation facing asset managers. For the full interview, click here.Blue Sky Group had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.
Officials are reporting Indiana’s first death from the West Nile Virus this year. The Indiana State Department of Health confirmed it with the Terre-Haute Tribune Star.The Department of Health did not release the persons identity, age, or county of residence.The first human case of the virus this year was reported in Ripley County in July. The state has confirmed twenty cases in 2013.Other Indiana counties impacted by at least one human form of the West Nile Virus include: Allen, Bartholomew, Clark, Elkhart, Floyd, Hamilton, Lake, Marion, Kosciusko, Porter, Vanderburgh, and Vigo.The age range of patients are from 16 to 85.People of all ages can be infected with the virus. Health Officials warn individuals age 50 and over, or those with weakened immune systems, are at greatest risk for severe illness or even death from the virus.