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Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer comes to a close this month after a year-long run at The History Center in Tompkins County in Ithaca, New York. The exhibit celebrates the seminal creation of Moog modular synthesizer over 50 years ago by electronic music pioneer Robert Moog. On Saturday, May 16, 2015, a week before what would be Moog's 81st birthday, The History Center and the Bob Moog Foundation will honor Moog's life and legacy through the Bob Moog Birthday Bash, which will include performances, discussions, and presentations by notable musicians and Moog experts.

The celebration begins with a special screening of the documentary Moog at Cinemapolis in downtown Ithaca at 5 P.M. on Friday, May 15th. Trevor Pinch, co-author of Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer, will introduce the film. Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation, will lead a question-and-answer session afterward.

Read more: Moog Foundation Celebrates Closing of Switched-On Exhibit

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On April 25th at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre, people came together to help raise awareness for autism at the third annual Light Up the Bluesconcert. The sold-out event was attended by celebrities including Brad Pitt, Jack Black, Christina Applegate, Gary Cole, and Amy Brenneman, and featured musical performances by Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, The White Buffalo, Chris Stills, and others. The evening ended with all the performers taking the stage to sing Neil Young’s hit “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

As part of their ongoing initiative to help raise awareness of autism, Roland donated several musical instruments that were hand-signed by the performers and included in a silent auction to benefit Autism Speaks. Autism currently affects 1 in 68 children in the United States and millions more worldwide.

Read more: Roland Supports Light Up the Blues Concert

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Peavey Electronics sponsored the movie premiere of Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, April 17, 2015. The event helped raise funds for motor sports non-profits Racing for Cancer and Indy Family Foundations while promoting Carolla’s new film.
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, is a documentary produced and directed by comedian Adam Carolla. It chronicles the 35-year racing career of Newman as both a driver and owner, and features Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Redford, Robert Wagner, Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno, Tom Cruise, and many others in its cast.

Read more: Peavey Supports Racing for Cancer and Indy Family Foundations

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Mapex MyDentity custom drums is offering a free matching tom with any *MyDentity four, five, or six piece kit purchased during the promotional period of May 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

Mapex MyDentity custom drums are built in Nashville and offer a wide array of options for shell sizes, wood type, wraps, and hardware colors. The SONIClear™ bearing edge was added to the MyDentity line last year.

Read more: Free Tom from Mapex with MyDentity Kit Purchase

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Casio America, Inc will be a sponsor of the 10th annual ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ Expo, a national conference for songwriters, producers, and music business leaders. Casio’s variety of electronic musical instruments – including key models from its Privia Pro, XW, and Workstation series – will be on display from April 30 – May 2, 2015, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

As part of the sponsorship, Casio will support the ‘She Rocks Showcase,’ an event hosted by The Women’s International Music Network (WIMN) where Dia Frampton, lead singer of the band Meg & Dia, is set to headline. In addition, event attendees (ASCAP members) will receive a 20 percent off coupon for select Casio products valid at Sam Ash Music Stores nationwide.

Read more: Casio to Sponsor 10th Annual ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo

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Breedlove's Custom Sound Studio, inspired by Kim Breedlove, allows players to express themselves and their music through custom heirloom instruments with distinctively crafted sound.

Crafting your Breedlove Custom Sound Studio instrument begins with an extensive menu of rare and exotic tonewoods, state-of-the-art electronics, custom options, finish styles, inlay patterns, custom artwork, and hardware. 

Read more: Breedlove Offers Customizable Instruments

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Caption: 2015 ACM Awards Male Vocalist of the Year winner, and Audio-Technica endorser, Jason Aldean. Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images. 

Audio-Technica provided wireless solutions for the 50th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, April 19, 2015. Three Audio-Technica endorsers – Male Vocalist of the Year winner Jason Aldean, New Artist of the Year winner Cole Swindell, and New Artist of the Year nominee Thomas Rhett – each performed using Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System with the AEW-T6100a Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Transmitter during the course of the show.

Read more: Audio-Technica Provides Microphone Solutions for 2015 CMA's

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Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) is preparing for the next event in the series hosted with New City, NY-based firm Audio Alchemist – a professional audio consultancy specializing in product development, training, and manufacturer support. Scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 4th Street Recording in Santa Monica, the next event is titled “Food / Drink / Audiospeak.” Attendees will have the chance to demo top audio gear chosen by the world’s great recording facilities. Craft beer and Thai food will be offered to all participants. To reserve your spot at this special Audio Alchemist event, call GC Pro at 877-687-5404.

GC Pro/Audio Alchemist Los Angeles/Santa Monica event:

  *   Thursday, April 23, 7-10 p.m.
  *   4th Street Recording
  *   1211 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Read more: GC Pro Supports Audio Alchemist Event

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Thanks to Pearl Artist, Nate Morton and his recently released drum-cam footage, you can now experience the thrill of banging away to the millions of viewers that tune into the NBC show, The Voice. The footage shows Nate performing the Sting classic, “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” during Monday’s Top 12 Elimination Round, backing show competitor Brian Johnson. 

Read more: Nate Morton Shares Drum-Cam Footage from The Voice

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Fender unveiled the Fender Accelerator Tour, a new initiative that provides emerging musicians the support and resources they need to grow their fan base and promote their music.

Extending through June, the Fender Accelerator Tour is made up from a diverse collection of musicians on tours throughout the U.S. and Canada including: Night Terrors of 1927; Priory; Matthew Curry; Marmozets, Deap Vally and Waters, with several others to be announced. Each band is receiving tour support including a customized 15-passenger touring van, promotional and marketing support, and Fender gear, including electric and acoustic guitars, basses, amps, and accessories. Fender is also covering all fuel and vehicle maintenance needs.

Read more: Fender Launches Accelerator Tour

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