SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2009: Every Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm, the residents at Willow Glen Convalescent Hospital in San Jose, California pack the lounge for “Florence and Friends Sing-Along.” It’s a mixed crowd, with some folks literally dancing in the aisles and other who might, at first glance, appear to be oblivious to the merriment swirling around them. But participants at both extremes, and everyone in-between, benefit from the simple joy of singing and remembering the songs of their youth. Technology has also helped, with high-quality Neumann and Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones encouraging participation from those who might have otherwise remained silent. more
Archive for May, 2009
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WASHINGTON – MAY 2009: Few of music’s legendary performers can claim as enduring a career as Neil Diamond. His earliest recordings for Columbia Records date back to 1963, and he produced such a trove of now-classic albums in the 1970s and 1980s that any less driven artist would have shifted contentedly and deservedly into retirement two decades ago. But rather than sip martinis in obscurity, Diamond continued to draw millions of fans to his hugely successful tours throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. A testament to his enduring spark, 2008′s release “Home Before Dark” hit both the Billboard Hot 200 and the U.K. album chart at number one, and his 2008 tour was more successful than any he had launched in the previous forty years. more
OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – MAY 2009: Way back in 1997, a circus rolled through town, and a seer charged $4.00 for accurate predictions of the future. You felt ripped off when she told you that twelve years hence, members of four disparate bands, Cheap Trick, Hanson, Smashing Pumpkins, and Fountains of Wayne, would form a “super-group” to deliver unambiguous power-pop in a genre that was in danger of losing its way. It was preposterous. What would those bands ever have to do with each other? As you left the tent in a huff, she repeated the words, “Tinted Windows,” over and over again in a quivering voice, which you chalked up to the ravings of a madwoman. more
CABAZON, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2009: Only a ninety-minute drive from Los Angeles, the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa ranks as one of the largest tribal gaming facilities in the nation. The $250 million facility boasts over 300 hotel rooms and suites, over 2,000 slots, over 100 table games, and five dining rooms – from buffet to food court to five-star dining. As the economy that swirls around Morongo pushed past the $1 billion mark, the resort’s successful governance became both complex and paramount. more
Gaetan Laniel, owner of EGLE Marketing commented â€śI look forward to welcoming Michel as my new business partner. He brings a wealth of experience of over 20 years in the pro audio industry. He will be a strong asset for both EGLE Marketing and Listen.â€? Mr. Morrowâ€™s career began as a front of house sound engineer, later moving into the role of a field technician installing sound systems in a wide variety of venues. His experience also includes roles as a product specialist with JAM Industries and a sales representative with Soundcraft Canada. more
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Orlando, Floridaâ€”May 2009â€”TributariesÂ® the established value leader in high-end cables and installation accessories, continues its trend of providing integrators with problem-solving ideas with its new Right Angle HDMI Adapters. more
Rise Vision, Inc. Announces Spring Update to Rise Display Network Digital Signage Content Management Solution
New features enhance content display and improve branding capabilities for users and resellers
ETOBICOKE, Ontario â€“ May 29, 2009 â€“ Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, has announced new features for the Spring Release of its Rise Display Network (RDN) service. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based content management system sold via the reseller channel, Rise Display Network is updated quarterly by Rise Vision, enabling all users to have immediate access to new features to manage their digital signage networks.
New features to Rise Display Network include:
â€˘ Private Network Branding Improvements: Rise has improved its Private Network program, enhancing the solution’s branding capabilities and overall functionality.
â€˘ Client Controlled Playlist: Private Network Partners now have the ability to offer out-of-home network management that includes the ability for clients to independently manage a portion of their display’s content.
â€˘ Content Scroller: The new release gives users the ability to create a scrolling content element across the bottom of the display. Users can choose to display scrolling custom messages or live data. more
Touring Europe in support of the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of his debut album Let Love Rule, guitarist and vocalist Lenny Kravitz demands nothing but the best audio quality for his fans, his fellow musicians and himself. Having already used DiGiCo consoles for several years, the current tour sees rental company Sound Image invest in a pair of DiGiCoâ€™s flagship SD7s, which are now established at the monitor and front of house positions. more
British microphone manufacturer Clockaudio is using InfoComm as the international launch platform for two new audio products, which bring genuine design and operational benefits into the boardroom and conference environment. Check in at Booth 6169 to see Clockaudio North America present the Retracta Series of now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t retractable mics and the new touch-sensitive Litetouch device, which enables users to see the status of on-table microphones at a glance, red for on, green for off, or whatever combination the integrator chooses. more
JBL VERTECÂ® DP Series Powered Line Arrays And Madema SpA Serve One Million Music Fans At Romeâ€™s Primo Maggio Festival
Demonstrating the premium fidelity, high output power capabilities and versatility of JBL VERTECÂ® DP Series powered line array systems, Italian audio system provider Madema SpA deployed a large, multi-array VERTEC system for the Primo Maggio festival in Rome on May 1. The free annual public event commemorates the Italian Labor Day. Held in Romeâ€™s Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, the temporary stage for Primo Maggio is traditionally set up in front of the historic Basilica of St. John Lateran, the first church to be built in Rome, with first construction dating to 313 A.D. more