3 Things: Dallasite Annie Clark Featured For New Guitar Design

Annie Clark

Dallasite Annie Clark aka St. Vincent designs lighter weight guitar, UNT will soon be using an old grocery store as collaboration space for students, and there’s a new award for area immigrant entrepreneurs.

Dallasite Annie Clark designed a new guitar that proves bigger isn’t always better. Named after her stage name St. Vincent, the Grammy Award-winning musician teamed up with instrument manufacturer Ernie Ball Music Man to release the guitar in March. The seven-pound guitar is designed to be more user-friendly to petite musicians like herself, while maintaining maximum tone flexibility. Clark was featured in this month’s Fast Company magazine.

The University of North Texas plans to open a Collab Lab in the former Sack & Save building the university purchased last summer. UNT President Neal Smatresk said he hopes the space can be used to create and develop ideas. The collaboration space is set to open sometime in early 2017. The Denton Record-Chronicle has more about it here.

Frisco High School graduate Ali Samana recently received an Immigrant Entrepreneur Award from the law firm, Scheef & Stone. The Immigrant Journey Award program was created by immigration attorney Ann Badmus to focus on the skills and jobs that immigrants can bring to the region and benefit the area. The Frisco Enterprise has more about the award.

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Amanda Hayes contributed to this report.

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