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March 19, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trumpet was the star instrument of the baroque period, but it fell out of favor not long after. "There are no trumpet concertos by Beethoven or Brahms," trumpeter Steve Charpie said in a recent phone interview. "There are no concertos by Ravel or Debussy. The role of the instrument went way down from its heyday in the baroque." But what a heyday it was.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trumpet was the star instrument of the baroque period, but it fell out of favor not long after. "There are no trumpet concertos by Beethoven or Brahms," trumpeter Steve Charpie said in a recent phone interview. "There are no concertos by Ravel or Debussy. The role of the instrument went way down from its heyday in the baroque." But what a heyday it was.
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March 10, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
At least three of the eight musicians in Disneyland's "Golden Horseshoe Revue" lost their jobs and a fourth was demoted to part time in the latest shake-up of the long-running Old West-theme stage show. The show, which runs five times daily in Frontierland, uses two four-piece bands, one five days a week and one two days a week.
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August 9, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Photographs usually reduce three dimensions to two. But the California Gold Rush Band, which plays Thursday at Cal State Fullerton, has reversed that process, bringing to life a photograph that one of its members saw in a museum in the restored Gold Rush town of Columbia, Calif. "Our band is actually based on many early photos. We're a median of all the bands that we found," says Steve Charpie, the cornet player who co-leads the band with alto horn player Les Benedict.
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