Stolen Strad Owner Speaks

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On 2/3/2014, Frank Almond posted a note on his blog, non divisi, thanking everyone for their support along with publishing a genuinely heartfelt letter from the stolen instrument’s owner. In case you missed the big news, armed robbers attacked Almond and sole the Lipinski Stradavarius violin he was using on indefinite loan from the owner. There’s a good article by Allan Kozin in the 1/30/14 New York times but to get …

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Breaking News: $100k Reward Offered For Stolen Lipinski Strad

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2014 Reward to be offered for Stolen Lipinski Stradivarius $100,000 reward offered for information leading to the safe return of the violin  MILWAUKEE (January 31, 2014) – The Milwaukee Police Department continues to investigate the theft of the 1715 Stradivarius violin, which occurred on Monday, January 27, 2014, around 10:20 PM during an armed robbery of Frank Almond following a concert at the Wisconsin Lutheran College. …

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Armed Robbers Make Off With “Lipinski” Stradivarius

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On Monday, January 27, 2014 armed robbers attacked violinist Frank Almond and stole the “Lipinski” Stradivarius violin he used at a Frankly Music chamber series concert that evening. Almond, who is also concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony and author of the non divisi culture blog, was tasered  as he approached his car near the stage entrance after the performance and the violin case was driven away within seconds. The case also contained …

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