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  • Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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    PSW Staff 12/04 04:29 PM,
    Hawthorn Town Hall, located in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, has taken on new life as a venue deemed integral to the artistic and cultural life of the community. Opened in 1890, the building housed the council chambers for the City of Hawthorn until 1994. Since then it has been used as a library, museum and gallery space.  The building, along with the connecting and adjacent office annex built in the 1980s, is currently being redeveloped into the Hawthorn Art… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/04 02:44 PM,
    Almost 24 years ago bassist Benny Rietveld ended his tenure with Miles Davis and made the move to join team Carlos Santana. At the time of the move it was unlikely Rietveld knew how Santana would reignite his own career, garner mass appeal on popular radio and clean up at the Grammys with the “Supernatural” project. Rietveld took a chance, put in almost a decade of commitment to Santana (prior to “Supernatural”) and now enjoys a career so diverse it… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/04 12:14 PM,
    The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY awards show, televised on Univision, took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted entirely in Spanish on Univision in 2005, the Latin GRAMMYs have become one of Univision’s most watched and highest rated shows, delivering strong social media results thanks to its high regard among Hispanics. The award show featured live performances by some of the biggest stars in Latin music including Marc Anthony, Carlos… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/04 11:20 AM,
    Franklin Denham, Minister of Music at Highland Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, has been conducting Singing Christmas Tree performances since 1985. The history of singing trees goes back to the outdoor presentations in 1933 at Belhaven College, Jackson, MS, which is considered the first and oldest outdoor Singing Christmas Tree event in America. At the time, indoor performances were rare, as it required a rather large church to accommodate this type of performance. All of the tree performances at Highland… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/04 08:09 AM,
    The professional audio industry is deeply saddened at the passing of Walter Eugene Clair, who died yesterday (December 3, 2013) at the age of 73. With his brother Roy, he co-founded leading live touring company Clair Brothers, which has blazed numerous trails in concert sound reinforcement over several decades. From the Clair Brothers Audio Systems website: “Walter Eugene Clair, one of the Clair Brothers Audio entrepreneurs, died December 3, 2013. He was 73. Gene, as everyone knew him, was born… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/04 07:29 AM,
    An Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixer was recently employed at the National Jazz Festival held in Tauranga, New Zealand. The annual event has included a line-up of New Zealand and international jazz musicians such as The Blind Boys of Alabama and Earth, Wind and Fire to local favourites, Kokomo and Bay Dixie performing in various venues in Tauranga’s historic Jazz Village, a re-creation of New Orleans’ French Quarter. The GLD was installed in the Layfayette Church, one of the… View this story
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  • Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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    PSW Staff 12/03 12:12 PM,
    Outline is pleased to announce the appointment of Display Sound & Light Systems as their new official distributor for Turkey and Northern Cyprus. Located in Istanbul and established in 1994, the company is one of Turkey’s premier professional audio companies whose portfolio of work includes sales and installations throughout the country, in a variety of applications and projects. The diversity of their line card highlights the range of markets they serve, and already includes several major international brands. The addition… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/03 11:15 AM,
    Although the Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) was best known in previous decades as a host for art house films and campy touring Broadway shows like Little Shop of Horrors and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the TLA has steadily evolved into Philadelphia’s premiere small concert venue for edgy, up-and-coming artists. Owned and operated by concert promoter Live Nation, the intimate 1000-capacity club recently bumped up its production values with the addition of a new ARCS II loudspeaker system from… View this story
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    PSW Staff 12/03 10:30 AM,
    Avid has announced that senior market specialist and FOH mixer Robert Scovill along with automixing Pioneer Dan Dugan to present an exclusive live sound webinar to show the new Dugan-VN16 in action. The webinar will demonstrate how the new Dugan-VN16 card brings legendary automixing capabilities to selected Avid live sound systems and enables users to achieve higher-quality live dialog mixes. Designer Dan Dugan and Avid live sound engineer Robert Scovill will explain how the Dugan-VN16 option card easily installs into… View this story
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  • Monday, December 02, 2013
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    PSW Staff 12/02 03:00 PM,
    Event Pro, Inc. of Hastings, MN has recently upgraded its digital console arsenal with a new Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console and Rio3224-D and 1608-D input/output boxes. The purchase was facilitated by Metro Sound and Lighting, St. Paul, MN. Event Pro supports regional and national productions, and is a technical services provider for touring, corporate, civic, and educational events. The company began 14 years ago, however, owner Neal Wallace started his career prior to that in the 1980s as a… View this story
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