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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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
June 20, 1987 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
At this weekend's 7th Annual Summer Solstice Dulcimer and Traditional Music and Dance Festival at Cal State Northridge, visitors can learn how to make musical instruments out of garden hoses, listen to 86-year-old Percy Danforth playing bones, watch a musical saw contest and join in dozens of workshops. The diverse program, with more than 27 simultaneous events, is the largest teaching festival in the U.S.
July 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Hoping to cater to everyone from the garage guitarist to the recording artist, Best Buy Co. is announcing plans to set aside store space for an array of musical instruments and gear in dozens of sites nationwide. The nation's largest consumer electronics retailer will announce Tuesday that it plans to open as many as 85 music centers inside its stores by the end of the year and could add more locations in the future, executives said.
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