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Man sentenced to prison for stealing Stradivarius violin

Man sentenced to prison for stealing Stradivarius violin

MILWAUKEE, July 24 (UPI) --Universal Allah was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday for his part in the gunpoint robbery of a Stradivarius violin worth $3 million.
Frances Burns
Milwaukee man admits supplying stun gun for robbery of Stradivarius violin valued at $5M

Milwaukee man admits supplying stun gun for robbery of Stradivarius violin valued at $5M

MILWAUKEE, May 28 (UPI) --A 36-year-old man admitted Wednesday that he supplied the stun gun used to rob the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony of his Stradivarius violin.
Frances Burns
Naked violinist arrested outside federal courthouse in Portland for indecent exposure

Naked violinist arrested outside federal courthouse in Portland for indecent exposure

PORTLAND, Ore., May 27 (UPI) --A man who told police his name was Matthew Mglej was arrested for indecent exposure for playing violin in the nude outside a federal courthouse in Portland.
Evan Bleier
Chinese measure aims at easing pressure on students

Chinese measure aims at easing pressure on students

BEIJING, March 28 (UPI Next) --Many in China think academic pressure on children is out of hand but it is not clear a measure to deemphasize cramming will work.
Yichen Wang

Suspect pleads not guilty to armed robbery of $5M Stradivarius violin

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- One of two men charged with stealing a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin has pleaded not guilty to robbery in a Milwaukee courtroom, officials say.
'Japanese Beethoven' lied about composing, deafness

'Japanese Beethoven' lied about composing, deafness

TOKYO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Mamoru Samuragochi, known as the "Japanese Beethoven," was revealed as neither deaf nor the composer of his own music.
Gabrielle Levy

Stolen Stradivarius violin recovered in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery has been recovered, police said Thursday.

Arrests made in Milwaukee Stradivarius violin theft

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Milwaukee officials, without specifics, confirmed Wednesday they had begun a prosecution in the theft of a Stradivarius violin last week.

Stolen violin's owner glad Milwaukee concertmaster is safe

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The anonymous owner of a 300-year-old violin stolen last week in Milwaukee said she's happy its musician-caretaker was not seriously injured in the theft.

Art theft expert: 'Priceless' stolen Stradivarius may be hard to fence

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- An art theft expert said the Stradivarius violin stolen from a Milwaukee concertmaster is worth millions but likely hasn't traveled very far.
Stradivarius violin stolen in Milwaukee armed robbery

Stradivarius violin stolen in Milwaukee armed robbery

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was robbed of the valuable Stradivarius violin on loan to him after a performance on Tuesday.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
By United Press International
R. Kelly pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on 'Arsenio'

R. Kelly pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on 'Arsenio'

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- R. Kelly sang "Soldier's Heart" on Thursday night's episode of "Arsenio."
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
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SLP97120205- 03 DECEMBER 1997- FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS, USA: Little three-year-old Houston Linder, gets into his music, during a violin recital, December 2. Linder plays with the Phil'z Harmonic Suzuki String Group. UPI rw/Bill Greenblatt
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This article is part of the Fiddle and Violin series.

The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings usually tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola and cello.

The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it. The word "violin" comes from the Middle Latin word vitula, meaning "stringed instrument"; this word is also believed to be the source of the Germanic "fiddle". The violin, while it has ancient origins, acquired most of its modern characteristics in 16th-century Italy, with some further modifications occurring in the 18th century. Violinists and collectors particularly prize the instruments made by the Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati families from the 16th to the 18th century in Cremona.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "violin."
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