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MUSIC REVIEW Beethoven burns barns, jeans swell crowd

BY ERIC E. HARRISON Sunday, November 21, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Beethoven symphony was a barn-burner; the bluejeans business appeared, at least, to be an effective marketing tool. For the Arkansas Symphony’s first “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” concert Saturday night at Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall, Maestro Philip Mann wore jeans. The orchestra musicians wore jeans and green, long-sleeved “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” T-shirts, which were also on sale in the lobby, along with CDs by guitarist Sharon Isbin. The audience was mostly in jeans, and much larger than has been...

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