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Yamaha PM5D-RH for Foreigner ME Banda

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—From “Cold As Ice? to “Waiting For A Girl Like You? and chart topper “I Want To Know What Love is?, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, racking up scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums, and sold-out concert dates. Currently on tour and promoting their latest’ CD ‘Can’t Slow Down’, the band has chosen Lorenzo Banda to mix monitors and his choice of digital consoles is a Yamaha PM5D-RH. more

Gand Rocks Chicago Half Marathon with Yamaha and NEXO

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Chicago, Illinois—On August 1, Chicago was rocking as thousands of participants and spectators at the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon ended their day at a post-Marathon concert produced by Entertainment Solutions of Scottsdale Arizona. Entertainment Solutions called upon Gand Concert Sound (GCS) aka ‘the NEXO guys’ to provide the sound system and back line for the concert featuring opening act Hello Dave and headliner Five for Fighting. “Entertainment Solutions was well organized and great to work with,? states Tim Swan, vice president of Gand Concert Sound. more

Yamaha Audioversity Hot!

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Nashville,Tenn.—Over 475 audio professionals braved the high heat and humidity in Nashville to attend the first Audioversity two-day event held by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS). End user customers, A/V integrators and consultants, students, house of worship audio staff, Yamaha dealers and NEXO reps, all agreed Yamaha Audioversity was an event not to be missed with many wishing it lasted a third day. Day one ended with a southern “back lot? barbeque and concert by rising Nashville star, Erika Jo. more

Manufacturers Sponsor Worship Arts Technology Summit

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Muskegon, Mi.— The first of its kind training opportunity, the next Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) will be held September 13-15 in Muskegon, Michigan and is open to all church technicians, musicians and vocalists seeking the finest in-depth worship arts and technology training available in the areas of audio, musicianship, lighting, recording, and media presentation. All skill levels are welcome as the training will be presented in structured technology tracks, allowing attendees to begin with the basics and build upon them with a series of increasingly advanced class offerings. more

Plav Audio Purchases Canada’s First NEXO GEO T Rig

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QUEBEC, Canada⎯Plav Audio, Inc. (Sherbrooke, Quebec) recently purchased Canada’s first NEXO GEO T rig, accommodating the growing number of requests for NEXO systems in and around Quebec. The NEXO line array made its debut at LaFête du Lac des Nations, a six-day festival that took place in Sherbrooke in mid-July at Parc Jacques-Cartier. The event hosted more than 30 musical shows featuring artists from Quebec and abroad. With two shows per evening, the festival entertained over 40,000. more

Lane Chooses Yamaha PM5D-EX for 2010 Idols Live! Tour

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯With over 35 stops on the tour, American Idols Live! kicked off July 1 at The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI featuring the top 10 finalists of season nine, including winner, Lee DeWyze. The tour ends August 31st at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.

Randy Lane was asked, once again, to take the roll of front of house engineer and, once again, chose a Yamaha PM5D-EX digital console system. more

EDGE ShowTek Supplies University of Chicago Convocation with EtherSound Network

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Chicago, Illinois⎯The 503rd Spring Convocation Ceremony of the University of Chicago was held in early June and, for the first time in 90 years, the Convocation was held as a single ceremony for all campus locations, rather than separate ceremonies over three days. Frost Lighting, an event services company, was the lead contractor for the event. EDGE ShowTek, was hired to supply audio reinforcement for the celebration. more

Yamaha LS9 and NEXO Alpha Rock Chicago from the 27th Floor

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CHICAGO, Ill.⎯Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Glenview, IL a.k.a ‘The NEXO Guys’ recently brought a NEXO Alpha sound system up to the top of the Wit, one of Chicago’s hippest hotels. The penthouse open-air bar, called Roof, was turned into a rock club with music by 80’s new wave rockers ‘Missing Persons’ and 90’s power pop headliner ‘Letters to Cleo’, whose lead singer, Kay Hanley, is best known for providing the movie voice of Josie in ‘Josie and the Pussycats’. more

Rays Summer Concert Series Pull Out All the Stops with 48-Box NEXO Line Array

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ST.PETERSBURG, Fla.⎯The Tampa Bay Rays Post-Game Summer Concert Series began modestly in 2007 at Tropicana Field with a lineup of four retro acts performing on the back of a flatbed truck. This year, the 2010 Rays Concert Series presented by Hess Express and Bright House Sports Network, includes 15 shows that begin shortly after select homes games conclude and are free with the purchase of that night’s game ticket. more

Church Makeover Improves ‘Flow’ at First Assembly of God

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⎯MSM Installs NEXO and Yamaha Audio System⎯

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯First Assembly of God Church in Manhattan, Kansas has recently renovated their Sanctuary with design and installation services provided by MSM Systems (Lawrence, KS). The church makeover included complete audio, video, lighting, and acoustic systems. more

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