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Bocelli Storms NYC’s Central Park With L-ACOUSTICS K1

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Huge crowd flocks to Great Lawn for free concert by Italian superstar tenor

NEW YORK CITY — Despite chilly temperatures and drizzling rain, nothing could dampen the spirits of the 60,000 opera and pop fans that descended upon Central Park’s Great Lawn on September 15th to see and hear Andrea Bocelli’s highly-publicized free concert. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic and Westminster Symphonic Choir, Bocelli performed some of his most beloved pieces while sharing the stage with an impressive list of special guests, including Ana Maria Martinez, Pretty Yende, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti, David Foster, Bryn Terfel, Nicola Benedetti and Andrea Griminelli. more

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Almo Professional A/V Gives Last Call to Register for E4 AV Event in Chicago; Registration Open in NYC

Almo Professional A/V Gives Last Call to Register for E4 AV Event in Chicago; Registration Open in NYC
E4 in Chicago on October 6 and New York City October 27;
New Training, Products, Exhibitors; Christie MicroTiles Session Just Added

Philadelphia, PA — September 22, 2011 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, in partnership with InfoComm International, today made the last call to register for its E4 AV training and networking tour, which is coming to Chicago on October 6. Registration is also open for the company’s final E4 event of the year in NYC on October 27. Both E4s will feature a brand new lineup of training sessions, including a just-added class from Christie MicroTiles on designing for high impact signage.

For more information about the E4 tour, watch Skype interviews with Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO, and more

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY ® MEMPHIS CHAPTER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL GRAMMY® GPS: A ROADMAP FOR TODAY’S MUSIC BIZ

Event To Be Held In Conjunction With Plug In Memphis: Indie Music Expo

MEMPHIS, TENN., (Sept. 22, 2011)— The Recording Academy® Memphis Chapter will present GRAMMY® GPS: A Roadmap For Today’s Music Biz from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Stax Music Academy (926 East McLemore Avenue) in Memphis, Tennessee. The all-day professional education event will feature panels and workshops, providing current industry tools and information for all music makers and a keynote address by Glassnote Entertainment Group founder/CEO Daniel Glass. The event will be held in conjunction with the Memphis Music Foundation’s Plug In Memphis: Indie Music Expo, which will take place at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

“GRAMMY GPS is a highly relevant professional development opportunity that illustrates The Recording Academy’s dedication to offering quality development events for artists, labels, managers and other music makers,” said Jon Hornyak Senior Executive more

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EAW® Mourns the Loss of Moray McMillin

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, September 22, 2011 – EAW® announces the passing of Moray McMillin, a concert touring veteran and EAW Application Support Group Representative for the EMEA region. He passed away at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. McMillin was a strong presence in touring sound for several decades, and he flourished in his subsequent role at EAW. He is sorely missed by the EAW family and the professional audio industry as a whole.

“We are all just devastated,? said EAW President Jeff Rocha. “Moray was one of the unforgettable characters that make up this industry and a consummate professional. He was a true friend, one of those people you can’t help but want to spend time with. So full of life… I’m heartbroken.?

Moray McMillin was born on July 20, 1953, in Hertfordshire, England. The mid-seventies saw Moray start his more

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Wharfedale Introduces Its Ultra-High-End Jade Series Loudspeakers to the U.S.

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— Home Theater and Music Speakers Combine Wharfedale’s Latest Advances in Acoustic Technologies with Superb Craftsmanship —

Hopedale, MA, Sept 21, 2011 — Sound Import, LLC, exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale brand of dynamic loudspeakers, is introducing the Wharfedale Jade Series loudspeakers to the U.S. market. The Jade Series features a complete lineup of home theater and music loudspeakers that utilize the company’s latest acoustic engineering and materials technologies to deliver exceptional performance. Stunning in appearance with furniture-grade, meticulously crafted enclosures and finishes, the seven models include the Jade-1 and Jade-3 stand-mounted monitors, the Jade-5 and Jade-7 floorstanding towers, the Jade-C1 and Jade-C2 center-channel speakers and the Jade-SR wall-mountable surround speaker. Prices range from $1,199 to $4,199 per pair in matte finish.

“Jade series loudspeakers are designed to offer more than just ‘hi-fi’ reproduction,? said Peter Comeau, Wharfedale more

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Audio-Technica U.S. Appoints New Personnel to Its Latin American Sales Team

— Alexandre Algranti and Mary Eisaman named to Sales and Marketing positions for Brazil (Algranti) and Latin America (Eisaman) —

STOW, OH, September 21, 2011 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces two appointments to its Latin American sales team, reflecting the company’s continued dedication to meeting the needs of multiple markets in Latin America. Mary Eisaman has been named Sales and Marketing Manager for Latin America. She will be responsible for all countries in Central and South America except for Brazil. Alexandre (Alex) Algranti has been named Sales and Marketing Director for Brazil. The announcement was made by Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO Philip Cajka.

Mary Eisaman joined Audio-Technica in 2008, and has served the company since then in a variety of roles, most recently as Sales Support Manager. She has been directly involved in the sales and marketing efforts for more

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