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Forestone Japan recently began distributing through the U.S. with the same immodest goal that it’s pursued throughout Europe and East Asia – to become nothing less than the future of reed manufacturing. Built using real bamboo wood fibers and a brand new refining process, the company’s new synthetic reeds may be just that.
Even in today’s social media-saturated society, where conversations take place via Facebook “likes” and consensus is built through Twitter re-tweets, there’s no replacement for a group of like-minded people coming together in one place and sharing their passions face-to-face. For Erich Russek Robbins, owner of Nova Music Center in Norman Rockwell-idyllic Clifton, Virginia (population: 187), his new store, which opened in December 2010, aims to be a community focus point, a place where musicians at every talent level are welcome to come in and “chat over the pickle barrel” while comfortably browsing the store.