July 10, 1985 |
CBS said Tuesday that its profits fell 22% in the second quarter ended June 30, compared to the same period a year ago. The company blamed the drop--to $69.3 million from $88.6 million--mostly on one-time items generated by two units whose long-term problems have been no secret: its toy and musical instruments divisions. But it reported a particularly strong quarter for its most important core business, the CBS broadcast group, which registered a 14% increase in earnings--to $181.
September 9, 1994 |
Hardly any of life's necessities are ever for sale in a pawnshop. When folks are in a bind for money, it's the luxu ries that go first--jewelry, stereos, TVs, cameras and musical instruments. With the onset of school, many students will be signing up for music classes. And, in many cases, Mom and Dad will have to come up with a good deal on a guitar, clarinet, flute or whatever. Used is the way to go.
March 9, 1990 |
"Through extended, long, drawn-out, somewhat expressionless, unsympathetic tones of a bassoon, resounding in the empty depths, everything became green," wrote Wassily Kandinsky, probing the affinity between music and art, between intangible sounds and abstract forms, colors and shapes. Miriam Sievers, a San Diego artist, gracefully extends this dialogue between sister tongues. In her current show at Palomar College's Boehm Gallery (1140 W.
January 29, 1996 |
Eddie Montana knows how aging baby boomers feel when they walk into his vintage musical instrument shop in Huntington Beach and set their eyes upon the Silvertone, Harmony and Kay guitars that helped define their youth. "All of a sudden, the blood begins to boil again and you see the return of the couch guitarists--guys who get to my age who want to experience that feeling they got when they were young," said Montana, 46, a musician and co-owner of Montana & Lace Vintage Musical Instruments.
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April 21, 2008 |
For lovers of rare musical instruments, the Fiske Museum at the Claremont Colleges long has been an astonishing if somewhat mysterious collection. Its 1,200 instruments from around the world include an 18th century Italian mandolin, unusual over-the-shoulder military brasses from the Civil War era, a gourd fiddle from Africa and a 9-foot-long temple trumpet from Tibet.
November 29, 1994 |
Nam Sang Eun, president of Young Chang Musical Instrument Co. Ltd., credits his firm's growth over the past four decades to the same strengths that have fueled other South Korean industries: "low wages and quality workers." "Quality workers we still have," Nam said. "But low wages are gone. We have to overcome that problem."
November 6, 2012 |
Deep within the high-security Iron Mountain storage facility in Hollywood, where nearly every doorway except for the restroom is protected by a security-card swipe lock, sits the Grammy Museum's permanent collection of pop music artifacts, recordings and memorabilia. Hundreds of 10-inch 78 rpm discs - some from Thomas Edison's record label - reside in archival boxes on 20-foot-long metal shelves, near antique radios and phonograph players, musical instruments, posters and some celebrity fashion items stored out of sight in sturdy garment bags.
October 17, 1999 |
It was the day the music almost disappeared. Musician Yo-Yo Ma forgot his $2.5-million, 266-year-old cello in the trunk of a taxi Saturday, but police tracked it down at a garage in Queens in time for his evening concert. "I did something really stupid," Ma said sheepishly after he got the instrument back. "I was in such a rush, I was so exhausted, I'd given a concert at Carnegie Hall last night. I just forgot."
June 28, 2009 |
As South Africa gears up to host next year's soccer World Cup, there are plenty of doomsayers predicting the worst. If transportation shortages don't ruin the event, crime will. The beer will run out. Or the stadiums will be half empty. But no one expected an ugly plastic trumpet to dominate the controversy.
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August 23, 2003 |
Vito Pascucci, founder and chairman of G. Leblanc Corp., which manufactures musical instruments, died Monday in Kenosha, Wis. He was 80. Pascucci learned to play trumpet as a student in Kenosha's public schools and, while serving in the Army during World War II, was assigned to care for and maintain the musical instruments for the Glenn Miller Army Air Corps Band. While serving in France, Pascucci befriended Leon Leblanc, head of an instrument-making company dating to 1750.