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Hugh Jackman & Anne HathawaySHURE UR1M GOES UNSEEN, DELIVERS BIG SOUND AT 81ST ACADEMY AWARDS

NILES, IL, March 12, 2009 — The 81st Academy Awards kicked off on a comedic note, with host Hugh Jackman joking that a recessionary budget had forced the cancellation of an elaborate opening number. Left to create his own instead, the singing and dancing relied on cardboard set pieces, lawn chairs, and other yard sale props, put together with good effect to parody the films garnering the night’s award nominations.

“It was an original bit featuring a cameo by Anne Hathaway,” noted wireless guru Dave Bellamy of Burbank-based Soundtronics, “With only two people onstage, we used eight wireless mics. That pretty much set the tone for the rest of the evening, which was extraordinarily RF dependent from start to finish.” more

Scharff Weisberg Supports The Huffington Post’s Pre-Inaugural Bash

HuffingtonThe power and community of the Internet played a big part in Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency, so it’s no wonder that the pre-inaugural bash held by the influential Internet news source, The Huffington Post, was a hot ticket. Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) provided video presentation services to one of the most talked-about parties in town at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum. more

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STEVE MILLER’S MONITOR ENGINEER ‘FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE’ ON YAMAHA PM5D DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

me-ira-malek-with-norton-buffalo-background-2.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯2008 focused on every aspect of Steve Miller’s multi-faceted music, from solo acoustic numbers and hard driving Chicago Blues, to R&B and his own classics, always including his top ten hits, “The Joker?, “Rock ‘n Me?, “Fly Like An Eagle?, and “Jet Airliner?. Miller heads back out on tour this May with his band featuring blues singer Sonny Charles, Norton Buffalo (who’s been with Steve for over 30 years) on Harmonicas, Kenny Lee Lewis on guitars, Billy Peterson on Bass, Gordy Knutsen on Drums, and Joseph Wooten on keyboards. And, the band’s monitor engineer, Ira Malek, will be taking a Yamaha PM5D out along for the run. more

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BIG BUSINESS DIGITAL SIGNAGE ON A SMALL BUSINESS BUDGET

SEATTLE, WA – In today’s competitive business world, it is more important than ever to search out ways to stand out amongst competition, particularly for small businesses. That Photo Shoppe, a small retailer located in Anacortes, Washington, utilized .advancedMethod’s express digital signage system during a recent town event to do just that.

That Photo Shoppe is located in picturesque Anacortes, often called the “crown jewel? of the famed San Juan Islands. A small town retailer, That Photo Shoppe specializes in digital photography, fine art printing, print restoration, and custom photo gifts. more

UVLD Helps Forest Laboratories Shine A Light On Savella, A New Treatment Option For Fibromyalgia

ForestUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) was chosen by longtime client altered image to provide the lighting design for a high-profile event they produced for Forest Laboratories, Inc. Held in San Diego and attended by some of the pharmaceutical company’s national sales team, the gathering unveiled Savella, a new treatment option for the estimated six million Americans living with the pain of fibromyalgia. Forest Laboratories and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. received FDA approval for Savella in January. more

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UK’S BOW TIE TELEVISION CHOOSES SOUNDFIELD MICROPHONES FOR HD DART CHAMPIONSHIP BROADCASTS

darts_1.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 2009: UK-based high-definition broadcast specialists Bow Tie Television has installed a SoundField DSF-2 and DSF-3 digital 5.1 microphone system into their refurbished and rebuilt outside 5.1 studio truck with the cooperation of Sky’s satellite broadcaster for Sky Sports’ premier league darts coverage. more

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TV Magic Engineers Master Control Solution for UABC

SAN DIEGO — March 12, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced that it has finalized systems integration of the master control room for Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. TV Magic integrated and installed new equipment at the facilities within the School of Humanities, optimizing the operations for students’ television and entertainment productions. more

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La Jolla Playhouse Mixes Effectively With A Soundcraft Vi6™ Digital Console

La Jolla Playhouse selected a Soundcraft Vi6™ digital mixing for “Peter and the Starcatchers,? a new play presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater at La Jolla Playhouse. The show is based on the best-selling book of the same name, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. more

Baltzell Audio Design And ATK AudioTek Utilize JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays At 2009 Academy Awards

The 81st Annual Academy Awards took place February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, commemorating the film industry’s most accomplished professionals and productions of 2008. For the event, Valencia, CA-based audio system provider ATK AudioTek deployed the sound reinforcement system, which was designed by Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design and included JBL VERTEC® line arrays. more

SW Audio & Visual Supports Dedication Of Richmond Olympic Oval With JBL VERTEC® DP Series Powered Line Array System

In anticipation of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the Richmond Olympic Oval officially opened on December 12 and 13 with a variety of speeches and musical performances. Audio rental system provider SW Audio & Visual supplied the live sound reinforcement system, which consisted of JBL VERTEC® line arrays. The grand opening was broadcast live on the CTV Network across British Columbia. more

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