Master craftsmen. Piano at the White House
Entry Hall. The Steinway Piano takes one year to build.
I have been privileged to see a program on PBS
about Steinway. Try to watch the documentary film
"The making of Steinway # L 1037"
First thing to mind was the Steinway and Broadway
corner in Queens. As a child I remember that corner .
Heinrich Steinweg (Steinway) Emigrated in 1850 Started Steinway and Sons. This photo is by Mathew Brady. Starting in 1855, Steinway pianos received gold medals at several U.S. and European exhibitions. The company gained international recognition in 1867 at the Paris Exhibition when it was awarded the prestigious "Grand Gold Medal of Honor" for excellence in manufacturing and engineering. It was the first time an American company had received this award. Steinway pianos quickly became the piano of choice for many members of royalty and won the respect and admiration of the world's great pianists.
1866 Steinway & Sons opened the first Steinway Hall on 14th Street. With a main auditorium of 2,000 seats, it became New York City's artistic and cultural center, housing the New York Philharmonic until Carnegie Hall opened in 1891. By this time, the company had moved to its current location in the Astoria section of Queens, New York, and built Steinway Village. Virtually its own town, WOW! Astoria used to be that village...Never knew that. Steinway Village had its own foundries, factory, post office, parks and housing for employees.
Theodore Steinway, an accomplished pianist, was in charge for the technical aspects of piano making and personally earned the company 45 patents, including one in 1875 for the modern concert grand piano. In the same year.
There is a book out - 88 Keys the making of a Steinway The German factory changed its name from C.F. Theodor Steinweg to Grotrian, Helfferich, Schulz, -- HELLO !!!
Queen Elizabeth ll appointed a ROYAL WARRANT to Steinway. No artist or ensemble is a paid endorser of the piano. That's called standing on your own NAME. Before commercials- that's the way America was in those day. Commercials do nothing for me. Tours of the factory take close to three hours and are extremely informative. The tour is excellent, and in fact, Forbes magazine voted it one of the top 3 factory tours in the country. My Grandmother lived in Astoria. I remember the corner of steinway and Broadway. There was a store there with furniture, dinettes I remember. Worldwide Steinway has around 200 authorized dealers. Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Could this happen to your Town? I hope The State of Maine's Gov. La page will do something to make our seaside town of Rocklane,Maine, a little more inviting for Film companies, and other big business. Maine has such
Terrible High Taxes. They Taxed me out of a home,in 2003. I built a smaller home
and now the tax is the same as the big home. Where does an old woman go now? A tent? Remember
The Music Man
I was just singing this and the news came on. Said it was a ghost town. Gary, Indiana, Gary, Indiana, Gary, Indiana, That's the town that "knew me when." If you'd like to have a logical explanation How I happened on this elegant syncopation, I will say without a moment of hesitation There is just one place That can light my face. Gary, Indiana The song has ended, Take a look at Gary now.
After this image who could sing.
This building is beautiful, so sad. What happened? **********************************
Over building areas where developments where municipal
services have left. There is not much buying activity.
The banks made money on the loans to contractors and
they over built. CRASH!!!
In California the BANKS instead of paying taxes on three
$300,000 new dwellings just bulldozed them, while neighbors
watched in horror.
Take a look at Fort Meyers Fl. a 32 story Condo building is empty,
except for one family. The only lights at night is his.
A heated pool and no one uses it.
CBS has a winner here.
I watch it on Saturday
I was lucky and found it
on ION on Thursday.
Tom Selleck is still
some Hunk of a man.
I love the whole family,
it is a wonderful cast. Donnie Wahlberg sure looks Irish. His wife Amy Carlson is pretty
and a wise wife. The Grandfather Len Cariou is adorable. The youngest son is will Estes,
can't help but love him. At last an Irish Actress Moynahan, what a beautiful woman.
The Serices started in 2012, I am a day late and a dollar short again. I hope it stays on till
I see all the episodes. Dec 12 was it's 100th episode.
He still has it.
so much better looking
Hope you get
to watch the show.
The Blond is his wife.
She is an English Actress.
They were married in Vegas in 1987,
I think. Their Daughter is so cute.
God Bless that Selleck and Family.
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden