Mike Osborne http://nwpr.org en Naxos: The Little Record Label That Could (And Did) http://nwpr.org/post/naxos-little-record-label-could-and-did This past year was a good one for Naxos Records. In fact, it's been a great quarter century for the company, which has grown from a budget-label punch line to a leading force in classical music recording.<p>On a recent Saturday night, the Nashville Symphony tuned up to play <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/91363658/hector-berlioz" target="_blank">Berlioz</a>'s <em>Symphonie Fantastique</em>. Life has been pretty good for the orchestra: Subscriptions are up, reviews are good and the symphony has won seven Grammy Awards in the past five years. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:03:00 +0000 Mike Osborne 21099 at http://nwpr.org Naxos: The Little Record Label That Could (And Did) Grand Ole Goo Goo Sweetens Fans Old And New http://nwpr.org/post/grand-ole-goo-goo-sweetens-fans-old-and-new No one's entirely sure where the Southern treat called the Goo Goo Cluster got its name.<p>The iconic candy from Nashville, Tenn., celebrates its 100th birthday this year. The confection of marshmallow, peanuts and caramel wrapped in milk chocolate may owe its longevity in part to another Nashville icon: the Grand Ole Opry.<p><a href="http://www.googoo.com/" target="_blank">Goo Goo Cluster</a> sponsored the venue's radio broadcasts from 1966 until 2006. In one popular advertisement, stage performers crooned, "Go get a Goo Goo ... Sat, 04 Aug 2012 09:53:00 +0000 Mike Osborne 12757 at http://nwpr.org Grand Ole Goo Goo Sweetens Fans Old And New