September 2, 1988 |
Yamaha Corp. of America, in the midst of a booming market for its musical instruments, said Thursday that it has reorganized the management team at its Buena Park headquarters and appointed a new president. What was formerly the corporation's largest subsidiary, Yamaha Music Corp. USA, representing 70% of its sales, was merged into the Yamaha Corp. of America effective immediately in an effort to cut administrative duplication and increase cost efficiency.
March 6, 1988 |
Tamir Hendelman has the experts spinning. Joel Kabakov, a Harvard-educated composer who has coached him in keyboard harmony, says he's "a young Chick Corea." Phillip Keveren, a jazz teacher and studio musician who has played his compositions, calls him "an early Miles Davis." Both agree that Hendelman, 16, has the sort of musical talent that sets him apart from the run-of-the-mill prodigies that seem to proliferate with every passing piano competition.
May 5, 1988 |
Tennies, anyone? No one could call the Orange County Philharmonic Society's fifth annual Golden Baton Gala on Friday just another black-tie event. This one was black tie and white tennis shoes, in deference to the casual-yet-formal attire of the evening's featured performers, the Canadian Brass.
March 4, 1989 |
The Irvine advertising firm of deYong Ginsberg Weisman Bailey swept Orange County's annual AdClub AdAwards on Friday, taking 54 honors. That includes 4 gold, 12 silver and 38 merit awards, plus 1 of 3 Best of Show awards, given for its campaign for Apple computers. In all, dGWB took home almost twice as many awards as the second biggest winner, Salvati Montgomery Sakoda Inc. of Costa Mesa. Salvati Montgomery carted off 4 gold, 7 silver and 17 merit awards. No. 3 was Roberts/Mealer/Emerson Inc.
November 14, 1991 |
The outlook for arts education in California's public schools has been dismal since the passage of Prop. 13 in 1978 and is only getting worse in the state's current economic crisis. So it is that the Buena Park-based Yamaha Music Corp. of America is taking its role in introducing kids to music more seriously than ever. The situation in the public schools is "just getting worse and worse," says Michael Bates, head of the music education division at Yamaha.