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By Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2010
Oh Say Can You See …half a million dollars? A rare first edition of the sheet music for "The Star-Spangled Banner" sold for $506,500 at Christie's Auction House in New York Friday, doubling pre-auction estimates of its value and setting a world auction record for sheet music. The two-page piece of sheet music, published by a Baltimore printer in 1814, was sold to a private U.S. collector who wishes to remain anonymous, Christie's spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park said. It is one of only 11 copies of that first printing known to exist, and apparently remains the only one in private hands.
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November 18, 2011
Sunday, Nov. 20 'Guitar and Voice' Concert with guitarist Michael Raitzyk and vocalist Karla Chisholm takes place at 4 p.m. at Howard Community College's Monteabaro Hall, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Program includes a variety of jazz standards with a mix of blues and pop. Tickets are $17; $11 for seniors and HCC employees; $6 for students. Tickets and information: 443-518-1500 or http://www.howardcc.edu/calendarevents.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | November 19, 1992
A music teacher wants to get the latest tunes for her students to play, but the arrangements are too difficult.A prospective bride has a special piece in mind for her wedding, but it is written in a key that her soloist can't sing.Don Myers at Stu's Music Shop in Westminster says he can help.The new NoteStation computer, installed in his shop last week, can print more than 2,000 pieces of music and rearrange them in any key at the touch of a button."For the first time, we have the capability to get pieces of music right away," said the co-owner of Stu's.
EXPLORE
November 15, 2011
Concerts Gail force in Laurel Columbia-based jazz singer Gail Marten can be heard Saturday, Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., in the Terrace Room at the Laurel Park Clubhouse in Laurel. Marten will perform with the trio Delecta , which includes pianist Mike Noonan, bassist John Pineda and drummer Robert Shahid. Call 301-725-0400 or go to http://www.laurelpark.com. Robotic rock The Maryland-based band Replaced by Robots will play its varied program of modern rock and classic rock covers Friday, Nov. 18, 9 p.m., at the Second Chance Saloon (Columbia, 410-545-5844)
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By SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER | October 7, 1996
Imagine you're a high school band teacher. Your budget has been slashed and you're short of money for sheet music.Would you spend $40 for a CD-ROM containing every march by John Philip Sousa? One that lets you print unlimited, top-quality copies of the score, or any instrument part? That can play each march on a PC so your students can hear how it's supposed to sound?Of course you would. So figures Marlin Eller, whose Seattle company, Sunhawk, publishes such CD-ROMs. He wants to sell one to every high school band director in the country.
FEATURES
March 7, 2002
Annapolis Summer Garden Theater. Gershwin's Crazy for You. 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday at Belvedere Elementary School in Arnold. Needed are mature teen and adult performers. Prepare a song, preferably from the show, and bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided. Show dates are May 24-June 22. Call 410-268-9212.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
Lester S. Levy bagged his first-edition copy of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1940 for $170, appreciably less than an anonymous buyer plunked down — $506,5000 — 70 years later on Dec. 3 at Christie's Auction House in New York, for the rare two-page piece of sheet music, one of 11 copies extant. My colleague, Chris Kaltenbach, writing in The Baltimore Sun, reported that the sale doubled its pre-auction estimates and set a world record for a single piece of sheet music.
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By Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | May 25, 1997
Teapots have tempted designers since the early 1700s. Pots shaped like fruit, vegetables or people, as well as pots with unusual spouts, lids or handles, were made in practically every ,, country.The fanciful teapot remains a popular item.In the 1920s, the Hall China Co. of East Liverpool, Ohio, introduced the first of its gold decorated teapots for department stores. The company, which had been making institutional wares for many years, was hoping to find new customers. It added gold trim to several of the pots that it had been making for hotels.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
Lester S. Levy bagged his first-edition copy of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1940 for $170, appreciably less than an anonymous buyer plunked down — $506,5000 — 70 years later on Dec. 3 at Christie's Auction House in New York, for the rare two-page piece of sheet music, one of 11 copies extant. My colleague, Chris Kaltenbach, writing in The Baltimore Sun, reported that the sale doubled its pre-auction estimates and set a world record for a single piece of sheet music.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2010
Oh Say Can You See …half a million dollars? A rare first edition of the sheet music for "The Star-Spangled Banner" sold for $506,500 at Christie's Auction House in New York Friday, doubling pre-auction estimates of its value and setting a world auction record for sheet music. The two-page piece of sheet music, published by a Baltimore printer in 1814, was sold to a private U.S. collector who wishes to remain anonymous, Christie's spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park said. It is one of only 11 copies of that first printing known to exist, and apparently remains the only one in private hands.
NEWS
December 1, 2010
Tuesday's article, "'Star-Spangled Banner' rare edition goes on the auction block" begins by stating that "It's the typo that gives it away. " How true because later the reader is told that the proof of the authenticity of the sheet music was the misspelling of the word "patriotic. " The Sun tells us that during the war of 1812, Francis Scott Key lacked the modern-day luxury of spell-check so that, when the "first edition of the four famous verses that later became the national nnthem [sic]
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2010
It's the typo that gives it away. The two 13-by-9.5-inch pieces of paper that will go up for auction at Christie's on Friday spell out in big, bold, black letters, "The Star Spangled Banner. " Underneath this heading is written, much smaller, these words of explanation: "A Pariotic Song. " Thomas Carr, a 19th century music publisher who operated a store at 36 Baltimore St., intended to print "A Patriotic Song. " But he was rushing to capitalize on the popularity of the little ditty that Francis Scott Key penned while watching the bombing of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, and lacked the modern-day luxury of spell-check.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
When legendary silent-film comedian Buster Keaton portrayed a clumsy university athlete trying to impress a girl, saving the day by becoming a human rudder for his rowing team, his flair for the sight gag was undeniable. Perhaps not as evident to most modern-day viewers of the 1927 movie "College" or any of Keaton's classic motion pictures, is the major role the musical score plays. But that's not the case with Andrew Greene. Since the 2009 graduate of Broadneck High School discovered ragtime music during private piano lessons several years ago, he has immersed himself in it and never looked back.
NEWS
February 14, 2010
Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts will hold auditions for "Ragtime: The Musical" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia. Bring two contrasting songs (ballad and up-tempo). Bring sheet music with best 16 measures marked. An accompanist will be provided. Call 410-381-0700 or e-mail info@CCTArts.com for an appointment. div.talkforum #creditfooter { display: none; } div.talkforum .feedItemAuthor { display: none; } div.talkforum div.feedburnerFeedBlock ul li span.
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February 7, 2010
Red Branch Theatre Company will hold auditions for its forthcoming season from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. Audition requirements are one dramatic or comic monologue 30 seconds to one minute in length and 16 to 18 bars of any song (bring sheet music). To schedule an audition, call 410-997-9352 or e-mail with the subject, "RBTC-Audition Appointment" to dramalearningcen ter@yahoo.com. div.talkforum #creditfooter { display: none; }
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