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November 14, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Rick VanderKnyff is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition
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.
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October 20, 1997 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Player pianos are back and, thanks to digital technology, there are no strings attached. Yamaha's Disklavier GranTouch Digital Grand Piano morphs the traditional instrument with a futuristic touch. A traditional keyboard lures musicians to play, with each key responding to the normal touch of fingers. But instead of striking melodic strings, the Disklavier's rubber-tipped hammers cross an optical sensor and trigger a digitally stored sound.
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BUSINESS
October 20, 1997 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Player pianos are back and, thanks to digital technology, there are no strings attached. Yamaha's Disklavier GranTouch Digital Grand Piano morphs the traditional instrument with a futuristic touch. A traditional keyboard lures musicians to play, with each key responding to the normal touch of fingers. But instead of striking melodic strings, the Disklavier's rubber-tipped hammers cross an optical sensor and trigger a digitally stored sound.
NEWS
November 14, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Rick VanderKnyff is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition
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.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1988
Yamaha International Corp. has named Masahiko Arimoto president of its reorganized American operations. The operations of Yamaha Music Corp. USA have been merged into Yamaha Corp. of America to form a single business entity. The reorganized company will continue to have headquarters in Buena Park. Arimoto most recently served as general manager of the Asia-Oceania global region and was elected a director of the Japanese company in 1987.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1988 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1988 | JAN HERMAN
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.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 5, 1988 | JAN HOFMANN, Jan Hofmann is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 1989 | BILL KOHLHAASE
Of the saxophone quartets that have sprung up in the last several years, ROVA is the most adventurous. Unlike the World Saxophone Quartet, whose members and inspiration come from the realm of jazz, ROVA has associated itself with the world of new and experimental music over the 12 years it has been in existence. That experimental tradition continues Saturday night when the quartet performs Alvin Curran's "Electric Rags II" at, fittingly, the Nelson Research Auditorium at UC Irvine.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1988 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
One month after N W Ayer announced that it will shut down most Orange County operations, five clients of the New York-based advertising firm said they will move their accounts to an agency to be started by four current and former Ayer executives. Jim deYong and Dan Ginsberg, former executives of the Ayer Pacific division, Michael Weisman, general manager of Ayer-Irvine operations, and Cheryl Bailey, a member of the Irvine creative staff, plan to open an agency in Tustin on Jan.
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