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1959 Lefty Les Paul Guitar Fetches $194,500 in Auction to Benefit Fraud Victims

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

One of only two 1959 left-handed Les Paul guitars ever made sold for $194,500 at Heritage Auction’s Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction. The musical instrument is just one of four left-handed guitars from the 1,600 produced between 1958 and 1960. More than $1.24 million in sales were reported for the event that occurred on October 27, 2012. 

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Make Your Voice Heard With RØDE Microphones

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

When searching for the perfect microphone for your singing debut or charity events, it is important to consider the many aspects of the gadget that ensure the sound coming out of the attached speakers is smooth and accurate. Many microphone companies will make claims that they are the best of the best, but RØDE Microphones provides potential buyers with evidence. Peter Freedman, the owner of the company, provides an in depth tour of the facilities, which can be found on the official website.... Read More

Mississippi River Makes Way for American Queen Steamboat Cruises

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

For all you American history buffs/cruise enthusiasts out there, clear your calendars, because the largest steamboat ever built is back on the waters. After spending several years in semi-retirement, the American Queen is now offering luxury themed cruises along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers.... Read More

The Battle Of The Online Beats | Pandora vs. Apple

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Apple Inc. has been the “cool kid” of the technological world for years now, constantly coming out with merchandise that receives a cult-like following. The fact as to whether or not they are truly superior to other products on the market is seemingly insignificant. If the release of previous Apple goods is any indication of events to come, then Pandora Media Inc. should be concerned, because according to Bloomberg, Apple has increased talks with major music labels to start an advertising supported streaming-radio.... Read More

Mozart's Piano Finally Returns To Its Home In Vienna

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Vienna has been home to an impressively long list of musical legends, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II and Arnold Schönberg, thus being considered by many as the City of Music. Now, according to Pursuitist, for two weeks the piano on which Mozart wrote all of his late concertos will return home to Vienna for the first time since the composer’s death in 1791.... Read More

Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe to be Auctioned at Christie's Geneva in November

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

In the biggest fashion news the luxury watch world has seen in years, one of the rarest timepieces will be up for auction at the upcoming Christie’s in Geneva on November 12. The watch in discussion is a Patek Philippe complicated timepiece made in the most valuable metals whose whereabouts were unknown for the last 25 years.... Read More

Eric Clapton Auctions Gerhard Richter Abstract Painting for Record $34 Million

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Musician Eric Clapton recently made $34 million on the sale of an abstract painting he owned by German artist Gerhard Richter. If you don't know who Clapton is, you're really showing your young age. The legendary songwriter and guitarist is a three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, once for his solo work and the other two for his work with The Yardbirds and Cream. Now, does Clapton actually need all this new money he raked in for the painting? Not really, but he and Richter definitely made history with the Sotheby's auction because it’s a new record amount for work by an artist still among the living.... Read More

Vintage Left-Handed Les Paul Guitar Expected to Fetch Over $125k at Auction

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A rare left-handed 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst guitar is expected to fetch more than $125,000 at the upcoming Vintage Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction on October 26, 2012. Only four left-handed Les Paul Standard Sunburst solid-body guitars are known to exist.

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Corinthia Hotels Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Musical Event

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Corinthia Hotels led by Founder and Chairman Mr. Alfred Pisani, proudly hosted a musical evening featuring the world-renowned opera singer Joseph Calleja. The special event was an intimate recital for 130 guests at the group’s flagship, Corinthia Hotel London. Guests from around the world associated with Corinthia Hotels were invited to the hotel's Victorian ballroom for a special chance to hear Joseph Calleja sing Paolo Tosti’s Ideale, La fleur que tu m’avais jetée from Carmen by Bizet, and E lucevan le stelle, from Puccini’s Tosca. The Corinthia Hotel London is an elegantly restored Victorian era building with stunning views of London's... Read More

Music Legend Quincy Jones to Receive Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Montblanc, a leader in luxury pens, announced that musical legend Quincy Jones is a winner of a Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. Jones will receive the award at a ceremony in Los Angles on October 2, 2012. Previous winners of this distinct award include Queen Sophia of Spain, HRH Charles Prince of Wales and English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.... Read More

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