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Bain Capital debt strikes sour note at Guitar Center

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Bain Capital debt strikes sour note at Guitar Center

With rumors swirling of an ownership change at debt-laden Guitar Center, all eyes will be on whether the Westlake Village-based company reversed its sagging online sales over the critical holiday season.

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50 years after British Invasion, Peter Noone muses on music’s future

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on 50 years after British Invasion, Peter Noone muses on music’s future

Henry Dubroff

For five decades, entertainer and longtime South Coast resident Peter Noone has kept alive the legacy of the band now known as Herman and the Hermits, providing the world with some of the most enduring music of the British Invasion. During the past few weeks, Noone offered to spend a bit of airplane time answering a few questions from the Business Times about his life and the music business.

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Reelin’ in the years: Jensen Music celebrates 40th anniversary

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Reelin’ in the years: Jensen Music celebrates 40th anniversary

While other mom-and-pop shops got caught up in a race to the bottom on retail pricing, Jensen Music relied on non-tradeable services to stay in business, repairing instruments and dedicating about half of its space to lesson rooms and instruction.

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Guitar heroes: Region’s instrument makers out in force at NAMM

By   /  Friday, February 1st, 2013  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Guitar heroes: Region’s instrument makers out in force at NAMM

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T.O. culture chief says arts are a vital economic driver

By   /  Thursday, January 31st, 2013  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on T.O. culture chief says arts are a vital economic driver

Tapping the region’s economic potential means developing better relationships between businesses and arts organizations, said Barry McComb, cultural affairs director for the city of Thousand Oaks. Speaking at California Lutheran University’s kickoff for its Corporate Leaders Breakfast series, McComb said rather than looking at business and the arts sectors as separate interests, the right path Read More →

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Turn up the volume: Thousand Oaks firm caters to audiophiles

By   /  Friday, December 7th, 2012  /  Features, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Turn up the volume: Thousand Oaks firm caters to audiophiles

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RKS helps Line 6 rock out: Ventura County firms collaborate on sound system

By   /  Friday, March 2nd, 2012  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on RKS helps Line 6 rock out: Ventura County firms collaborate on sound system

RKS Design is helping nearby Line 6 break into the market for professional sound systems.

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