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SMALL-TOWN GIRL MAKES GOOD

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert is Stuck on Shure
NILES, IL, August 14, 2008 — Charting a career launched by a third place finish on Nashville Star in 2003, Miranda Lambert has since recorded the platinum-selling album Kerosene, toured with George Strait, Keith Urban, and Toby Keith, and helped rationalize irrational courtship behavior with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, her second album including the hit “Famous in a Small Town.? With two GRAMMY® nominations and a string of ACM Awards under her belt, including Album of the Year in 2008, she still calls Lindale, Texas, her home as well as her ranch in Oklahoma. more

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HARDING UNIVERSITY INVESTS IN MIPRO WIRELESS

ledwards_lo.JPGSearcy, AR – August 2008… Located in central Arkansas, Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. Central to the school’s performing arts programs is the Reynolds Music and Communication Center, which serves as the university’s performing arts venue. In support of its varied theatrical offerings, Harding University recently made a substantial investment in wireless microphone technology so as to afford performers greater freedom of movement in addition to bolstering the facility’s sound reinforcement capabilities. After a protracted search, the university purchased MIPRO wireless systems, distributed in North America by Kansas City, MO-based Avlex Corporation. more

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SHURE ANNOUNCES 6th ANNUAL MONTREUX JAZZ VOICE COMPETITION WINNERS

Sabine Kuehlich performsNILES, IL, August 5, 2008 — The 6th Annual Shure/Montreux Jazz Voice Competition concluded on July 9 with German singer Sabine Kuehlich (in photo above) receiving first prize. The second and third place winners were Americans Liela Avila and Amy Crawford.

Renowned jazz vocalist Patti Austin headed the competition jury, which judged the quality of the singers’ vocals, the originality of the interpretations of their songs, their improvisational skills, and their stage presence. Kuehlich scored highly in all areas and impressed the audience with her dynamic performance of Chick Corea’s “You’re Everything? and two of her own original compositions. more

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FCC SET TO TEST WHITE SPACES DEVICES AT FEDEXFIELD

NFL Preseason Football Game is the Setting For Real World Analysis
NILES, IL, August 6, 2008 — Prototype White Spaces devices will be tested by FCC engineers on Saturday, August 9, at FedExField just outside of Washington, D.C., at a preseason exhibition game between the National Football League’s Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills. Starting at 10:00 A.M. and continuing through 8:00 P.M. ET, the period of observation and analysis will assess the ability of the proposed devices to detect the presence of television signals, wireless microphones, and other existing wireless technologies. more

DAMN RIGHT HE’S STILL GOT THE BLUES

Buddy Guy The World is Buddy Guy’s Stage with Shure UHF-R® Wireless

CHICAGO, IL, August 6, 2008 — Five-time GRAMMY®-winning blues legend Buddy Guy has been an inspiration to luminaries including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Widely revered for his musicianship, his showmanship remains within a league of its own, marked over the years by wild leaps off amplifier stacks, playing his guitar with his feet, teeth, a handkerchief, drumstick, or behind his back while hanging upside down from the rafters, and during walkabouts into the audience at the end of a 150 ft. cord. more

SOLANGE FOLLOWS FAMILY TRADITIONS IN TOURING WITH SENNHEISER

solange.jpgHOUSTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 2008: Solange Knowles has hit the road for a six-week string of shows in theaters and club venues to promote her second album, “SoL-AngeL and the Hadley St. Dreams.” Opening for co-headliners Raheem DeVaughan and Chrisette Michele on the “Art of Love Tour,” Solange and her two background singers/dancers are equipped with Sennheiser RF microphones and wireless monitor systems, while her four-piece band relies almost exclusively on wired Sennheiser evolution 900 Series microphones. more

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DNF Controls Universal Switch Panel Simplifies Mic Control During Live News Production at WFTV/WRDQ

SYLMAR, Calif. — Aug. 5, 2008 — DNF Controls today announced that sister stations WFTV channel 9 and WRDQ TV 27, in Orlando, Fla., are using three Universal Switch Panels (USPs) at their shared television studios to provide clear, reliable control over microphones’ on/off function during news production. ABC affiliate WFTV and independent station WRDQ have deployed two USP-8 systems and one USP-16 from DNF Controls to complement the installation of a new automated newscast production system. more

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ELECTROGRAPH TURNS UP THE VOLUME WITH AKG ACOUSTICS PROFESSIONAL MICROPHONE AND WIRELESS SYSTEMS

July 29, 2008 – HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – Testing one, two, three. Electrograph Systems, Inc., a leading national distributor of display technology products and services, has signed with AKG Acoustics U.S., a Harman Professional Group company and producer of some of the truest, most natural-sounding microphones and headphones in the history of audio. more

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NASHVILLE STAR CHOOSES SHURE

Kooster McAllister and Tom DavisREALITY CHECK
Nashville Star Is an All-Shure Show

NASHVILLE, TN, July 31, 2008 — Produced by Reveille Productions and broadcast live from the Acuff Theatre at the Opry Entertainment Complex, Nashville Star launched its sixth season on NBC with an extended two-hour episode airing on June 9. With 12 contestants initially vying for the reality-competition show’s grand prize (a recording contract with Warner Bros. Music), veteran audio engineers Kooster McAllister and Tom Davis celebrated an anniversary of their own, coming to the show for the sixth year running as music mixer and production mixer, respectively. more

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ARTISTS SING OUT CLEARLY FOR 46664, THANKS TO SENNHEISER

annie_lennox_46664.JPGLONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 2008: June 27th saw a wide range of high-profile artists such as Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, the Sugababes and Will Smith assemble in London’s Hyde Park for a concert to mark the 90th birthday of the former president of South Africa – and global icon – Nelson Mandela. And with Sennheiser on hand to continue its tradition of supplying microphones, wireless monitoring systems and full technical support, both the artists and the huge audience were assured of enjoying every vocal nuance. more

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