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ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1990 | LEAH OLLMAN
"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.
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BUSINESS
January 29, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 29, 1994 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
NEWS
February 5, 2013 | By Susan Denley
If you're getting excited about the annual Grammy Awards scheduled for Sunday night, you can dress the part with the new Grammy Label collection of tanks and T-shirts that is scheduled to launch in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Grammy Label makes luxury basics each season, under appointment by the Recording Academy, drawing inspiration from music and musical artists. A portion of proceeds from sales of the clothes is earmarked to pay for musical instruments for Grammy Camp , a summer program that brings teens together with professional artists.
NEWS
October 17, 1999 | Associated Press
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1998 | SUE FOX
The sound of music just got a little sweeter for the orchestras and bands of Agoura High School, the recipients of a $40,000 trove of new musical instruments donated by a cable music channel and a local cable provider. The gift of oboes, trombones, violins and other instruments will revitalize a music program that depends heavily on donations from corporations and booster groups, said Donald Zimring, the deputy superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Viken Najarian is betting that he can do for the oud what Leo Fender did for the guitar. Najarian, working alone in his dusty garage workshop, has produced an electric version of the oud, a traditional pear-shaped instrument that has been an integral part of Middle Eastern folk music for more than 2,000 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2012
Frank Javorsek Bluegrass player co-owned music store Frank Javorsek, 70, a bluegrass musician who co-owned the now-closed Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor music shop in the San Fernando Valley and hosted a bluegrass radio show on KCSN-FM, died March 22 of a heart attack while giving a mandolin lesson in Encino, said his wife, Tammy. Javorsek, a Palmdale resident who played banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar, was a well-known bluegrass instructor in the Los Angeles area and had been teaching for some time at the California Traditional Music Society's Center for Folk Music in Encino.
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