Saddle Creek Honored in D.C.; The Whigs, Coyote Bones tonight…

Category: Blog — @ 6:51 pm March 4, 2008

While you’re getting ready to head out to South By Southwest, Saddle Creek’s Robb Nansel and Jason Kulbel are packing their tuxes and heading to DC to be honored for their work creating the Slowdown complex.

They’re getting the Entrepreneurial American Leadership Award, presented by D.C.-based Partners for Livable Communities as part of the organization’s “Celebration of Vision and Community Spirit” formal dinner and awards program tomorrow night. According to the organization’s press release, the award “acknowledges the civic capacity building, commitment, vision and entrepreneurial spirit of an individual. Those honored with this award are real ‘doers’ that accomplish change for the betterment of our communities. As Partners’ President Bob McNulty describes, ‘Partners is thrilled to honor two young leaders from the Omaha community. Robb and Jason’s efforts to promote livability bring new life to an overlooked district and set a new standard for planning and the power of mixed-use that has been revered by the City.'” Past award winners include architect and sculptor Maya Lin; Ohio Senator George Voinovich, and Albert Simone, President of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

What will Robb and Jason likely say as their acceptance speech? “Sweet!”

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Tonight at The Waiting Room it’s Athens rockers and ATO Records artist The Whigs with Wilmington’s Spinto Bands and Omaha’s own Coyote Bones. $8, 9 p.m.

And tune in tomorrow for a fun, funky interview with Holy Fuck. See you then.

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