The year Frank Music, a classical sheet music retailer, opened its doors in New York City. The shop, the city’s last brick-and-mortar retailer of classical sheet music, will close on 6 March after years of dwindling sales as musicians switched to buying or downloading sheet music online. Its stock, which is estimated at hundreds of thousands of scores, was bought by an anonymous donor as a gift for the Colburn School, a music conservatory in Los Angeles. The expected decrease in South Africa’s maize harvest this year due to drought, according to the government’s Crop Estimates Committee. The likely harvest of 9.66m tons will be the smallest crop since 2007 and can have implications for food prices and inflation. Grain SA warned in February that an aerial survey of maize-growing areas in the North West and Free State showed large sections where the damage inflicted by the drought was “already irreversible”.