Parents @ Play: Tuning up imagination, coordination
The setting is, as you might guess from the name, the Sunshine Preschool, and the kit includes one adult figure, four children, and a dizzying array of accessories: a music area complete with instruments, a climbing wall, a clock with moveable hands, ...
August 13, 2015
15 Objectively Perfect Albums That Are Less Than Half an Hour Long
The instruments, the feedback, frontperson Meredith Graves' voice are all constantly jostling for space like charged particles in a balloon. But for something so naturally raw and explosive, it also We could have put the debut Earl mixtape on here ...
August 13, 2015
Lanterman House: The Enduring Legacy and Forgotten Scandals of La Cañada's ...
There were musical instruments everywhere -- a testament to their son Frank's love of music. Upstairs was the ballroom, where Emily held Coroner R.S. Lanterman was arrested about 1 o'clock this morning on the charge of drunkenness, after creating a ...
August 6, 2015
Texans' Clock Collection Sells in Massachusetts
A grouping of 58 stellar clocks was offered at Skinner's live auction of clocks, watches, and scientific instruments held in Marlborough, Massachusetts, on April 25. The Terry and Karen Brotherton The second-highest price at $30,750 was for Joseph ...
August 6, 2015
The night peace finally broke out: VJ Day 70th anniversary
“The guard shot me in the leg and the rest of them shot at the wall and, because I didn't show any fear – partly because I didn't believe it was happening – they didn't kill me because they thought I was very brave. Afterwards I thought they'd just ...
August 15, 2015
Mozart, Mahler, Manny, and MTT
These words lie at the root of Tanglewood, the long-time summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and come together to produce, ideally, a unified aesthetic experience with beautiful music the blooming fruit. spittoons, a small stool, a big ...
July 29, 2015
Home of the Week: A kinetic home of sculptures and global memories
One is a handsome 1876 Regulator clock by the Seth Thomas Clock Company set into a wooden case. Though made Musical instruments from Peru also dangle from special hooks on one wall rack or are arranged neatly underneath the display. A wooden ...
July 17, 2015
The Lanterman House sits on an elegant, leafy street in lovely La Cañada. I missed it the first time I drove by. The concrete Arts and Crafts home looked too understated, too quietly modern to be the grand historic landmark I was looking for. At first, everything at the Lanterman House, or as the family called it, "El Refugio," appeared almost eerily perfect -- the manicured grounds, the prim docent who led the tour, and the formal front rooms, heavily accented with dark woods and lush... But as I walked through the house, more and more personality appeared -- Emily Lanterman's apron hung on a hook in the bright, cluttered kitchen, and her husband Roy's fishing equipment sat in the mural-accented sunroom. There were musical instruments everywhere -- a testament to their son Frank's love of music. Upstairs was the ballroom, where Emily held court, presiding over La Cañada teas and poetry readings for decades. It is fitting that the eccentric Lantermans' home is so loaded, so full of knick-knacks and treasures and appliances. Lanterman would look up and smile encouragement, and wave with the hand that wasn't working the cane. Times, August 23, 1906 Roy Lanterman was born into a world of privilege and progress.
But within a few minutes after midnight, riotous and joyous celebrations began in towns across Shropshire, but particularly in Shrewsbury, the hub of the county where many military personnel were either based or would head for their nights out. And so it was that the streets in the centre of the county town which had been largely deserted rapidly began to fill up with a noisy throng. The war against Japan was a different kind of war against a very different kind of enemy. The 14th Army, which had fought its way through Burma and scored a major land victory, was dubbed The Forgotten Army. This required a large British fleet based around a core of aircraft carriers which endured the terror of kamikaze attacks. Of course, the war was brought to a close following the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. When VJ Day came, many of the prisoners of war were too weak and ill to celebrate. Corporal Tom Earp of Shrewsbury was a prisoner of war just outside Nagasaki when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Driving through the city afterwards, he saw the mass destruction at first hand.
Technical director Joe Feola stands in the wings of the Bergen Performing Arts Center one recent muggy afternoon during load-in for that night's Dion concert, recounting all the famous performers who have graced the venue's stage. Man, if these walls could talk. Feola directs a visitor to a stairwell, just off stage right, to what's known as "the kissing wall" — a cinderblock wall smothered with rows and rows of lipstick kiss impressions. Now, even some of our celebrity performers are kissing the wall," he says. Also situated off the stage right wing is a black grand piano with its lid propped open, revealing countless autographs of past bergenPAC performers scribbled across the instrument's interior brass belly — everyone from Gladys Knight to Judy... And the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson — who thought "signing the piano" meant signing the outside. To people like Feola, who have worked in the wings most of their lives, a theater or a concert hall is more than just an auditorium. It is their job to ensure that every show goes smoothly — and every performer is happy during their stay. Marking his 30th year in the business, Feola has watched from the side of the stage as The Who's Pete Townshend warmed up during rehearsal at Giants.
My Violin and Death
It was a musty, cold place, like one of those basements that seems to turn every shadow into a black de-mon plastered onto the wall ... hated the instrument, but always found myself going back to it. I felt that if I lost that resonant music, I would ...
August 11, 2015
Ken Walton: The best classical music of the Fringe
From organ recitals and opera to a piano that’s strung back-to-front, the Fringe offers a host of colourful partnerships and peformances From the classical music perspective ... that you can set your digestive clock by them – Bach at Breakfast ...
August 8, 2015
Toptal Developer by Day, Traveling Band by Night
Since 2008, Lora and Zoran have played music around parts of Europe under the moniker ... During our conversation, Zoran sits in the Mašinerija office in Zagreb. Three clocks, evenly spaced, hang on the wall behind him, one for the time in New York ...
August 6, 2015
OPINION: If music be the food of love - buskers must be on a diet
I must admit that some of them are actually quite good - you know - can play an instrument, carry a tune and generally sing along in time to the music. That said ... out-of-tune versions of Rock-Around-the-Clock must surely be like rubbing salt into ...
August 3, 2015
Pastor held for ‘stealing’
A pastor is in police net for allegedly stealing from churches in Lagos. Pastor Tope Kolawole (45) was said to have broken into churches, carting away music instruments, wall clocks, offering and tithe. One Alausa, who allegedly buys the stolen goods from ...
April 5, 2015
Texas Instruments Boosts Dividend 13%
Texas Instruments Inc. said Thursday it will boost its quarterly dividend by 13% after posting improved margins and earnings growth in recent quarters. Shareholders will receive 34 cents a share, up from 30 cents a share, on Nov. 17.
September 18, 2014
Hang your guitar or other stringed instrument from any hook
I’ve seen special hooks for hanging your guitar, ukulele, banjo, or other stringed instruments on the wall or even in your closet, but they can be pretty expensive. What if you could hang your instruments for less than $5.00 per hanger? I found these ...
June 19, 2014