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April 9, 2000 | JOSEF WOODARD, Josef Woodard is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Twenty years ago, a pair of twentysomething brothers named Assad traveled from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Bratislava, Slovakia, unpacked their handmade instruments and won a competition. They were virtual unknowns on the world music scene before that, and the prize launched their careers. It also fueled the respected but rare musical format they represent: classical guitar duo.
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April 9, 2000 | JOSEF WOODARD, Josef Woodard is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Twenty years ago, a pair of twentysomething brothers named Assad traveled from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Bratislava, Slovakia, unpacked their handmade instruments and won a competition. They were virtual unknowns on the world music scene before that, and the prize launched their careers. It also fueled the respected but rare musical format they represent: classical guitar duo.
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July 19, 2001
Aaliyah, "Aaliyah," Virgin Sergio & Odair Assad, "Sergio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla," Nonesuch The Beta Band, "Hotshots II," Astralwerks Foxy Brown, "Broken Silence," Def Jam Craig David, "Born to Do It," Wildstar/Atlantic Perry Farrell, "Songs Yet to Be Sung," Virgin Lily Frost, "Lunamarium," Nettwerk Joydrop, "Viberate," Tommy Boy Kurupt, "Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey," Antra/Artemis Nicky Love, "Honeyvision," DreamWorks Madredeus, "Movimento," Blue Note/Metro Blue Migala, "Arde," Sub Pop
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September 5, 2006 | Chris Pasles
Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya has canceled his appearances tonight and Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the orchestra announced Monday. He will be replaced by Mischa Santora, associate conductor of the Minnesota Symphony. Harth-Bedoya's wife, Mariza, who was expecting their third child, went into the hospital sooner than anticipated, and the former Philharmonic associate conductor, now music director of the Fort Worth Symphony, left Los Angeles to be with her.
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April 12, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
There was never any doubt that the music would be world class in the Assad family concert Friday night at the Cerritos Center. After all, the stars of the Brazilian family are the Assad Brothers, a universally praised classical guitar duo, and Badi Assad, an utterly unique singer-guitarist. What actually developed at the program, however, was far more unexpected.
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September 19, 2002
General Categories Record of the year: "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," Alejandro Sanz (Humberto Gatica & Kenny O'Brien, producers; Chris Brooke, Humberto Gatica & Eric Shilling, engineers-mixers). Album of the year: "MTV Unplugged," Alejandro Sanz (Humberto Gatica & Kenny O'Brien, producers; Humberto Gatica, Eric Schilling & Chris Brooke, engineers-mixers). Song of the year: "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," Alejandro Sanz, songwriter and artist. Best new artist: Jorge Moreno.
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April 23, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thomas Humphrey, 59, a guitar maker whose innovative techniques helped increase the volume and projection of the instrument, died of a heart attack April 16 at his home in Gardiner, N.Y., said his wife, Martha Costa Humphrey. His best-known model, the Millennium, has a sloped face and raised fingerboard that makes it easier for musicians to reach the high notes. The body shape gives the guitar a large tone. Humphrey had been making conventional guitars for about 15 years when he designed the Millennium in 1985 off a sketch that came to him in a dream, he said on his website.
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October 28, 2002 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
The Orquestra de Sao Paulo made its U.S. debut Friday with a colorful, audience-friendly program of Brazilian music at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The concert, led by music director John Neschling, was part of the Eclectic Orange Festival. The opening work, Edino Krieger's "Passacalha Para O Novo Milenio" (Passacaglia for the New Millennium), signaled much of what was to come.
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April 2, 1985 | MARC SHULGOLD
As difficult to tell apart as the cough-drop Smith Brothers, Sergio and Odair Assad present similar mirror images as virtuoso guitarists. Yet, in a recital of duets at Ambassador Auditorium on Sunday, the Brazilian musicians offered two sets that varied starkly. The first half presented a lively assortment of recent works for two guitars (e.g.
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February 19, 1990 | GREGG WAGER
Siblings who perform together sometimes share a natural ability to synchronize with each other. With guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad, two native Brazilian brothers who played Saturday night to a packed Recital Hall at Cal State Northridge, that ability is not only astonishingly evident, but also a tour de force. The duo perform with remarkable agility and speed, often succumbing to overly flashy or showy temptations, but never losing track of tastefulness or effectively emotive interpretation.
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February 20, 1990 | KENNETH HERMAN
After hearing a concert by the Brazilian classical guitar duo of Sergio and Odair Assad, one is tempted to suggest they should make a few mistakes on purpose. The surface sheen of their virtuosity combined with their impeccable coordination tended to mesmerize the poor listener. A minor flaw here or there would remind everyone of the human effort behind such seamless music making.
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