With more than 2 billion people watching his performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, pianist Lang Lang became a star. He drew attention at Sherman Clay Pianos in Seattle on Oct. 15. He signed eight pianos as part of a fundraiser for Chinese earthquake victims.
For each piano sold, Sherman Clay donated $1,000 (a total of $8,000) to the American Red Cross in China. Lang had previously raised funds and awareness by auctioning the red Steinway piano he played during his 2008 New York Central Park concert. ♦