West Hollywood, Calif.

Steinway Lyngdorf announced last week that it has been chosen by Walt Disney Records to present listening sessions for "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin," a new album of George Gershwin songs recorded by legendary former Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

In the over 10 years since Josh Christian has been teaching architects and interior designers the basics of low-voltage technology, he’s learned some critical lessons: First, say “drapery,” never “drapes.” Second, make sure you have something touchy-feely on hand, like acoustically transparent fabric samples. Third, and most importantly, watch your tongue when referring to the profession of your students. “Never ever call them decorators!,” said Christian. “That’s a slap in the face to interior designers. They’ll hate you for that.” As vice president of marketing for DSI Entertainment Systems, a custom retailer based in West Hollywood, Calif., Christian’s primary responsibility is to

Opportunities are wide open for the custom retailer who can peer beyond flat-panel's pixels By Nancy Klosek It isn't video. It's audio. And it isn't easy. In fact, it takes a village—C-tailing business owners, manufacturers, salespeople—to make the case for a high-ticket audio purchase. Suppliers and C-tailers who get it know that conducting a good demonstration is only the culmination of the presentation process. The development of cannily designed product lines on the manufacturing side and, on the retail side, an unvarnished self-examination of the dynamics which influence audio purchases are the requisite preludes to a sale, say industry participants from each camp

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