We were saddened to hear the news today that Van Cliburn had died, at the age of 78. He was without a doubt one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century and a friend to J&R. We treasure his memory and the great recordings he has left behind. Here’s the obituary from the New York Times, which does a great job of summarizing his importance to classical music.
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We hope that you are all safe in the wake of the devastation brought by Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our friends up and down the coast.
As many of you know, we have been a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan for the past 40 years. Our Park Row stores sit Downtown between the East and Hudson Rivers in an area that has been heavily affected by the flooding. As a result, some of our operations have been negatively impacted. We’d just like to let you know that we are doing our best under trying conditions to return to service as normal.
Update 11/03/12 at 10:45 — J&R’s Park Row Stores are open.
It’s that time of year again. Time for giving thanks, for being with our families and friends, and time to shop! Start your holiday shopping here at our Park Row locations and at JR.com. Backed by 40 years of savings, selection, and service J&R is the place to shop for your holiday needs. Also during [...]
Here at J&R we’re always looking for new ways to get to know our customers better. With that in mind we decided to take our relationship with you to the next level. Our Friends With Benefits Loyalty Program offers Free Ground Shipping on every order from JR.com , Automatic Discounts on Premium Shipping, and earns [...]
The people began lining up early on Park Row on September 27. Eventually, over 600 rabid fans stretched down the street and around the corner waiting for a chance to meet & greet with J Cole, the newly anointed Prince of Hip-Hop. J Cole spent hours at J&R Music World, shaking heads, posing for pics [...]
The events of September 11, 2001 transformed not only our Lower Manhattan neighborhood, but the entire world. We at J&R remember that day with great sadness, but also with admiration for the many heroes who gave their lives on that date, and the many more heroes who have contributed since. Our stores are only a [...]
As of Thursday morning 9/8/11, barring seriously inclement weather (i.e. driving rain and/or thunder and lighting), the Earth, Wind & Fire Concert at South Street Seaport in Downtown NYC will go on as scheduled. Gates open at 5pm EST. You must have an entry bracelet to attend. Check back here for the all concert updates.
Thursday August 25 marked the opening of J&R’s 17th Annual MusicFest & Tech Expo in Downtown NYC, featuring three days of free music, hundreds of product demos, giveaways, seminars and enter to win contests — plus (and maybe most importantly) the biggest savings of the entire summer. Virtually an entire city block of savings — [...]