Shine A Light

This Grandma’s No Little Old Lady

Grandma’s Music & Sound is currently the largest music store in the state of New Mexico—in terms of both square footage and sales—but that wasn’t always the...

A Living Legend

Doug John and Francie Denis By Michelle Loeb It had been 47 years since Doug John first started working at Delta Rubber Co. at the young age of 13, and h...

Hats Off To Larry’s

By Michelle Loeb When Gabriel O’Brien first joined the payroll as a cashier at Wooster OH’s Larry’s Music Center in 2001, he brought along a valuable per...
Who’s that with Maverick and Iceman? It’s Jim DeStafney!

Blues Angel Flies High

By Michelle Loeb Who’s that with Maverick and Iceman? It’s Jim DeStafney! After 28 years as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, Jim DeStafney would have be...

‘GOTT’ MUSIC?

By Rebecca Apodaca The modern Gottschalk Music Center’s history traces back to a business started in 1936, by John Gottschalk’s aviation pilot grandparents, ...

Tegeler Music Charts Successful Course

By Rebecca Apodaca In 2003, Don Tegeler embarked on a journey that took him and his family out of the state of Florida and landed them back in his home...

Senseney Makes Sense

By Rebecca Apodaca One of the dreams of almost every store owner is to grow a store and, eventually, pass it on to a family member or an outstanding employee...

‘The Candyman Can’

By Rebecca Apodaca Rand Cook joined The Candyman Strings & Things in 1990 and worked his way up in different managerial positions until he and his wife, ...
Monster Teaches Us A Lesson

Monster Teaches Us A Lesson

Monster Teaches Us A Lesson By Rebecca Apodaca Brian Reardon was a sheet music sales rep when he met JD Sarantakos, who started Island Wide Music and who...

‘You’re My Customer’

By Rebecca Apodaca I’m supposed to be taking this month off for my summer vacation. But, I am so excited about this column that I thought I would review what...