Music: Frets in Minneapolis

Two generations ago there arrived in the U. S. a troupe of Spaniards who toured the land as "The Spanish Students," dressed in their native costume and performing on guitars, mandolins, bandurrias. On their heels followed a band of Italians who also called themselves "The Spanish Students." So intense was their rivalry that, when the two troupes met in Denver, they battled it out with fists. To the musical instrument trade of the U. S. this was a godsend. The mandolin was something new to most people, and in the 1890's, heyday...

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