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The Sound of Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Shines with EAW® Loudspeakers

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Inspired by Paris one century ago, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011 is a month-long cultural celebration that began April 7, bringing together the worlds of dance, music, visual arts, theater, film and literature. The PIFA 2011 events take place across several Center City locations. “Styling a Second Empire: A Light and Sound Experience,? located adjacent to Philadelphia’s historic City Hall, is an outdoor visual experience that included a soundtrack delivered by an EAW® line array speaker system. Saben Shawhan, senior A/V systems consultant with Philadelphia consulting firm Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC, designed the audio system, and Starlite Productions of Moorestown, New Jersey, provided technical and logistical support.

The EAW system consists of two stacks, each comprising four EAW KF740 three-way line array modules plus two EAW SB1002 dual 18-inch subwoofers. EAW FB174 flybar/ground more

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KORG, VOX, BLACKSTAR, LAG, HK AUDIO –– COMING TO A WORSHIP EVENT NEAR YOU

Top-name gear manufacturers will be appearing at a number of worship conferences around the U.S. this spring and summer. All are invited to see, hear and play the latest instruments and gear, and chat with the gear teams from brands such as Korg, VOX Amplification, Blackstar Amplification, Lâg guitars and HK Audio.

Stop by the Worship MD area to check out a variety of keyboards, music workstations – including the new buzzworthy Korg Kronos – guitar amps, guitar effects pedals, acoustic guitars, portable audio solutions and electronic drums.
Coming to a city near you:

May 12 Vocals Boot Camp Getzville, NY
May 13-14 CMS@the Chapel Getzville, NY

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KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY? AT CASCIO MUSIC IN NEW BERLIN, WI

— Event to feature exclusive Kronos demos and Korg giveaways —

WHO: Legendary keyboard manufacturer Korg, along with Korg product experts.

WHAT: Kronos All-Access Party event, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the Kronos, Korg’s new flagship Music Workstation, first-hand. This exclusive one-day-only event will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free Kronos t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track hand-held recorder, plus other special one-night-only offers.

WHERE: Cascio Interstate Music
13819 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
262-789-7600
www.interstatemusic.com

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 6:30 more

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KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY? AT KEN STANTON MUSIC IN MARIETTA, GA

*** TIP SHEET FOR MAY 4, 2011 ***

KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY? AT
KEN STANTON MUSIC IN MARIETTA, GA

— Event to feature exclusive Kronos demos and Korg giveaways —

WHO: Legendary keyboard manufacturer Korg, along with Korg product experts.

WHAT: Kronos All-Access Party event, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the Kronos, Korg’s new flagship Music Workstation, first-hand. This exclusive one-day-only event will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free Kronos t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track hand-held recorder, plus other more

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MUSICIAN’S FRIEND OPERATIONS IN OREGON TO RELOCATE TO CALIFORNIA

Guitar Center, Inc. today announced plans to relocate the operations of its Musician’s Friend, Inc. business that are currently located in Medford, Oregon, to Southern California early in 2012. Musician’s Friend will continue to operate in Medford through the end of 2011.

“Our customers increasingly appreciate our ability to serve them across our various brands through every potential channel – in-store, online, or from a smart phone or a call center. This relocation will enable us to have our e-commerce experts working side-by-side with our retail experts for the benefit of our customers,? said Greg Trojan, Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Center.

Facilities operated by Musician’s Friend in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kansas City, Missouri, are unaffected by the relocation. Musician’s Friend had previously announced that the lease on its current facility in South Bend, Indiana, expires in February 2012, and that future plans were being more

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BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION TO HOLD “BLACKSTAR BLITZ? EVENT AT DADDY’S JUNKY MUSIC IN BOSTON, MA

*** TIP SHEET FOR APRIL 7, 2011 ***

BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION TO HOLD “BLACKSTAR BLITZ? EVENT AT DADDY’S JUNKY MUSIC IN BOSTON, MA

— Event to feature rocking product demos, free Blackstar merchandise
and door prizes, including an autographed amp by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. —

WHO: British guitar amp manufacturer Blackstar, along with Blackstar product experts.

WHAT: Blackstar Blitz event – part of a national, all-ages tour – open to the public– attendees will have the chance to hear these popular British guitar amps and effects pedals in all their glory. The Blackstar Blitz gear crew will be on hand at each event to perform demos and help attendees create their own signature sound. Attendees can also register to win a Tube Overdrive Pedal and an amp signed and personalized by Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind). Other free Blackstar merch will be given away on more

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KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY? AT SAM ASH IN NEW YORK CITY

*** TIP SHEET FOR APRIL 7, 2011 ***

KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY? AT SAM ASH IN NEW YORK CITY

— Event to feature exclusive Kronos demos and Korg giveaways —

WHO: Legendary keyboard manufacturer Korg, along with Korg product experts.

WHAT: Kronos All-Access Party event, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the Kronos, Korg’s new flagship Music Workstation, first-hand. This exclusive one-day-only event will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free Kronos t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track hand-held recorder, plus other special one-night-only more

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KORG TO HOLD “KRONOS ALL-ACCESS PARTY? AT WASHINGTON MUSIC IN WHEATON, MARYLAND

— Event to feature exclusive Kronos demos and Korg giveaways —

WHO: Legendary keyboard manufacturer Korg, along with Korg product experts.

WHAT: Kronos All-Access Party event, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the Kronos, Korg’s new flagship Music Workstation, first-hand. This exclusive one-day-only event will include musical performances and open discussions. Korg’s Kronos crew will be on hand to provide live demos and answer questions. Best of all, attendees will be able to try Kronos for themselves.

Additionally, everyone attending will be eligible to win free Korg gear: the first 20 guests to arrive at the event will receive a free Kronos t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a Korg Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track hand-held recorder, plus other special one-night-only offers.

WHERE: Chuck Levin’s Washington Music
11151 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-946-8808
www.chucklevins.com

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 6:30 more

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BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION TO HOLD “BLACKSTAR BLITZ? EVENT AT ALTO MUSIC IN MIDDLETOWN, NY

*** TIP SHEET FOR APRIL 6, 2011 ***

BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION TO HOLD “BLACKSTAR BLITZ? EVENT AT ALTO MUSIC IN MIDDLETOWN, NY

— Event to feature rocking product demos, free Blackstar merchandise
and door prizes, including an autographed amp by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. —

WHO: British guitar amp manufacturer Blackstar, along with Blackstar product experts.

WHAT: Blackstar Blitz event – part of a national, all-ages tour – open to the public– attendees will have the chance to hear these popular British guitar amps and effects pedals in all their glory. The Blackstar Blitz gear crew will be on hand at each event to perform demos and help attendees create their own signature sound. Attendees can also register to win a Tube Overdrive Pedal and an amp signed and personalized by Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind). Other free Blackstar merch will be given away on site.
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A REFLECTION ON THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF TSUTOMU KATOH, FOUNDER OF KORG INC.

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MELVILLE, NY, March 29, 2011 — Tsutomu Katoh was born in Showa-ward, Nagoya City in Japan on August 28, 1926. After advanced graduation from Nagoya Shogyo commercial high school in 1943, He enrolled in the navy, where he was among the crew of the submarine “Koryu? (meaning dragon) during WWII.

After the war, he held a position at a trading company, and eventually went on to become the proprietor of a nightclub in the early 1960s. Tadashi Osanai, a noted Japanese accordionist, performed regularly at Katoh’s club. Katoh told Osanai, who was also an engineering graduate from Japan’s prestigious Tokyo Imperial University, that it would be nice to have a rhythm machine to keep the beat.

Katoh and Osanai teamed up to create and market the world’s first disk rotary rhythm machine. While working on the project, Mr. Katoh founded Keio Electronic Laboratories. more

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