A tape reel of Verdi-Aida (2016.68.10a) that is housed in a cardboard case (2016.68.10b). The front of the case features a closely framed portrait of Leontyne Price looking upward in costume as the character Aïda from Verdi's opera "Aïda." Above Price's portrait are two equally-sized rectangle text boxes; the rectangle to the left is orange while the rectangle to the right is black. White and black text in the rectangle to the left reads [HIGHLIGHTS / AÏDA / VERDI]. White and orange text in the rectangle to the right reads [PRICE • VICKERS / GORR • MERRILL • TOZZI / SOLTI • / ROME OPERA HOUSE / ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS / Selected by the Metropolitan Opera]. Above these two rectangle text boxes is a series of text boxes aligned with the top edge which contain the record label logo and stereo specifications. The back of the case has black text on a white background that gives information about the tape. The reel has a RCA Victor red label.
A single page program for Fred Robbins' One-Nite Stand, starring Count Basie. Black text under a horizontal line with scalloped edge on the top third of the front reads, [Ernest Anderson presents / FRED ROBBINS' / ONE-NITE STAND / A Midnight Variety Concert / starring]. Underneath the text is a black and white headshot of Count Basie wearing a white dress shirt, tie, and a tweed jacket. The back features information about the show, the season, and the venue written black text on the white paper. It also lists the schedule of performance, Basie's Kansas City Orchestra members, and production information. The program has a glossy finish.
A framed award commemorating the sale of over one (1) million copies of the album “1999” by Prince from the Recording Industry Association of America. The award features a platinum record album with the “1999” center label attached. The label depicts Prince’s proper left eye and eyebrow, with the spindle hole in the center of the iris. Affixed at the bottom of the record is one half of a cassette tape, also covered in platinum. In the label area of the cassette a plaque is attached that is engraved with the text: “PLATINUM SALES AWARD”. Below the cassette tape is a silver plaque divided into thirds. On the left side of the plaque is a small image of the “1999” album cover. In the middle section the plaque is engraved with text that reads: “PRESENTED TO / PRINCE / TO COMMEMORATE THE SALE OF MORE THAN / 1,000,000 COPIES OF THE / WARNER BROS. RECORDS / ALBUM, CASSETTE AND C.D. / ‘1999’”. On the right side of the plaque is a holographic sticker that reads “RIAA / CERTIFIED SALES AWARD”. The album, cassette, and plaque are mounted on dark blue paper, which is covered with black matting board so that only a thin frame of the blue paper is visible as an outline around the items. The wood frame is covered in black vinyl on the left, right and top edges. The verso is covered in brown paper and a metal self-leveling sawtooth picture hanger is stapled at the center top of the frame.