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2011-05-16 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Around the world, Ford customers have unique horn-blowing behaviors In North America, customers use their horns less often than elsewhere in the world - typically as a way to greet neighbors and locate their vehicles in parking lots In other parts of the world, horns get more use - often as a traffic signal - and are made of disc horns, which have a longer life Patricia Seashore doesn't like to sound off about it, but she knows better than...

2010-12-07 08:23:00

ZHENGZHOU, China, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Valves Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVVT) ("China Valves" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese metal valve manufacturer, today announced that the Company has received a purchase order from Beijing China-Petroleum Everbright Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (CPEEC) to supply large diameter high pressure singles lit welded ball valves for the Sino-Kazakhstan oil pipeline project, and a purchase order from Yangzi Petrochemical for...

2008-12-22 15:27:33

Organizers of California's fourth annual Tuba Christmas in Downtown Disney said 447 musicians turned up with their tubas to play holiday harmonies. Pat Paternoster, who coordinated the event in Anaheim, said that while the number of horn-blowers fell short of last year's world record-setting 502 tubas, the ensemble of nearly 450 tuba players ranging in age from 10 to 75 made for a formidable hour of Christmas music, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Monday. When you get that sound,...

2008-09-20 12:00:23

By Debbie Farmer Well, I've always said that, if one brass player in the house wasn't enough, two is even -- ahem -- better. Let me explain. You see, my 16-year-old daughter needed to choose an elective to fill her high school schedule. And, silly me, I suggested something useful like typing or Spanish or some other skill which she could use throughout her whole life. Which is why, of course, she chose to play in the marching band. Now, mind you, I have nothing against music in any form,...

2008-08-29 03:00:37

By Amy Matzke amy.matzke@roanoke.com 381-1674 A show to bring the region together. That's how Emily Brass, vocalist, saxophonist and namesake of Floyd-based Emily Brass Band, describes Sunday's show with the Northern Virginia-based Sol Creech Band. Both bands play throughout the region, so Brass hopes the event will bring people together for one last outdoor concert before the end of summer. The concert will be at the outdoor pavilion at the Pine Tavern in Floyd. The Emily Brass...

2008-07-10 06:00:31

By Rex Rutkoski, The Valley News-Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa. Jul. 10--Down by the riverside is the place to be this weekend. The River City Brass Band will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. Friday. The show will be the second offering in the new Arts On The Allegheny series in Kittanning. Mary Ann Valasek, chairman of the Arts on the Allegheny committee, says the debut concert by Gaelic Storm June 1 was a "fantastic" success, drawing an overflow crowd to the John P. Murtha Amphitheatre off...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

ORGANISERS of a music festival which aims to bring pride back to a deprived Yorkshire community should have had no trouble finding performers with a world-famous brass band practising on the doorstep. But they have brought in some of the village's biggest rivals to play during this week's show, as their home-grown musicians will not be taking part. The Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the village where it was formed became famous after the 1996 film Brassed Off, which told the story of...

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