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Peavey® Versarray™ 212 Flies at New Levitt Pavilion

Levitt Pavilion, Arlington, TXFor as long as entrepreneur and philanthropist Mortimer Levitt could remember, music was his passion. On evening strolls through Coney Island’s Luna Park, Levitt fell in love with the music he heard in the rides and restaurants. The impressions those summer nights in New York made stayed with him throughout his life.

Mortimer Levitt eventually made his fortune in the custom-tailoring business, but his passion for music and the arts never wavered. In 1963, he created the Mortimer Levitt Foundation to provide communities with venues where everyone could experience the arts under the stars. He established the first Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Westport, Conn., in 1974, with this goal in mind. more

AudioSource® Now Shipping New Retail Accessory Series

AudioSource HDMI cablePORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17, 2008 — AudioSource® (Audiosource.net) is proud to announce that its new retail accessory line, including HDMI, RCA, component, digital coaxial, and optical cables, mini/MP3 headphones/earbuds, and new cleaning/care products are now shipping. more

Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights Raise Jay-Z Performances To New Heights

Is there a better way to ensure rock-solid tour lighting than with Coemar Infinity Wash XLs’ powerful mastery? Don’t think so. A powerful master himself, Rock-A-Fella/Def Jam/Universal recording artist Jay-Z is glad the Infinitys came along for the flights.

From Philadelphia to Charlottesville to Boston to East Rutherford for radio festival support, then on to Cleveland for a Barack Obama benefit, the lighting industry’s relied-upon ralliers gave each superb show a superb shine.

According to lighting designer/programmer/director Patrick Dierson, the plan for the five shows, produced by the Phoenix Music Group, started out as something simple but then quickly turned into a “large-scale production that had to shapeshift from day to day. And at some of the locations,” he recalls, “there were other artists who needed to be accommodated.” more

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CASTING CROWNS WILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Casting CrownsHoliday Celebration Sings Out With Shure Wireless

CYPRESS, TX, November 6, 2008 — The number one selling artists on Billboard’s Christian/Gospel charts at the end of last year as well as winners of GRAMMY®, Dove, and American Music Awards, the band Casting Crowns has secured a fan base spanning continents. Slated to return from Europe later this month just in time for the launch of the holiday season in the U.S., the contemporary Christian rockers will begin their Christmas Celebration Tour in Southeast Texas at the Berry Center on November 28. more

SMALL THEATRES GET BIG SOUND

SC2150_frontQSC Introduces Two New Cinema Loudspeaker Systems

Built expressly to meet the needs of professional motion picture playback in smaller theatres, QSC’s new SC-2150 loudspeaker is one of two new members of the DCS (Digital Cinema Speaker) Series.

Offering high-power handling, excellent sensitivity, and extended bass response in a very compact enclosure, the SC-2150 is a three-way, selectably passive full-range or bi-amplified screen channel loudspeaker comprised of two main units: A mid-high frequency system and a low frequency enclosure. The components are easily assembled on-site via a pan and tilt bracket that mounts the mid-high components to the top of the LF enclosure. more

WIN A DELL COMPUTER AT HD CAMERA GUIDE

HDcameraguideProfessional User HD Camera Site (www.HDCameraGuide.com)
Offers Incentive for Readers to Share Buying Preferences

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 13, 2008 – High-end video production takes planning, skill and outstanding equipment. The new site, www.HDCameraGuide.com, a video-rich source for product information and interactive guides understands that quality products count with demanding video professionals.
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Christie Projectors Help Bowen Technovation Pay Homage To Blues Legend At The New B.B. King Musem

bbBowen Technovation selected Christie projectors to bring the life and story of blues legend, B.B. King to the B.B. King Museum and the Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi.

The 20,000-square foot museum traces the artist from his roots in the Mississippi Delta to international fame as the King of Blues. It blends traditional artifacts from B.B. King’s 60-year career with graphics and interactive media to celebrate his unique legacy and the rich musical history of the Delta. more

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GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING ENGINEER, PRODUCER, J.D. ANDREW MIXES NEW BILLY BOB THORNTON AND THE BOXMASTERS CHRISTMAS CD ON KLEIN+HUMMEL O 300 MONITORS

jd_mike_thecave.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A busy recording and touring schedule for Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters left the band’s Grammy-winning engineer/producer/guitarist/bassist, J.D. Andrew, with precious little time to mix their next release – an album of Yuletide tunes on Vanguard entitled “Christmas Cheer.” Luckily, Andrew had a brand new pair of Klein + Hummel O 300 active three-way monitors at his disposal, which, as he explains, were crucial to getting the mix completed in time. more

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COUNTRY SUPERSTAR BLAKE SHELTON TAKES SENNHEISER “HOME”

blake_shelton.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: Country superstar Blake Shelton has earned the loyalty of fans with captivating live performances that center on the Oklahoma-born singer’s amazing voice. His most recent hit, a compelling rendition of Michael Bublé’s “Home,” grabbed the number one spot on the charts this past summer. This coupled with Shelton’s rigorous touring schedule of over one hundred shows this year, is introducing him to an ever-growing audience outside the country music realm. Shelton, his band, and his crew rely exclusively on Sennheiser wired and wireless technology to inspire performances and convey the authenticity of their craft to the enthralled crowds that pack arenas from coast to coast. more

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SENNHEISER MKH 8040s CAPTURE THE BRASS FOR MACY’S CHRISTMAS CD

macys_cd.JPGPHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 2008: The Wanamaker Organ, located in what is now the downtown Philadelphia Macy’s store, is the world’s largest operational pipe organ, boasting 28,541 pipes in 462 ranks. It is both visually and acoustically stunning and, beyond that, a precious piece of living history. The organ was originally built for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and later moved to Philadelphia as the crown jewel of the new Wanamaker’s Department Store. Even as Wanamaker’s changed owners and names over the ensuing decades, care was taken to maintain the tremendous instrument. At the behemoth six manual console is Grand Court Organist, Peter Richard Conte. Currently, Macy’s offers free concerts twice a day, six days a week. more

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