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Gold Star Banjo Pickers Nominated for IMBA Award

Gold Star Banjo Pickers Nominated for IMBA Award

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• October 23, 2013
Gold Star banjos playes Tom Adams and Russ Carson were recently nominated for a 2013 IBMA award in the category of "Instrumental Performance of the Year." Tom Adams is featured on the tune "Foggy Mt. Rock" and is supported by an all-star cast of young musicians while Russ Carson is playing on the Richard Underwood […] Read More...
Reunion Blues Adds Kebbi Williams as Endorsing Artist

Reunion Blues Adds Kebbi Williams as Endorsing Artist

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• October 23, 2013

Gig bag and instrument case maker Reunion Blues recently welcomed Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Kebbi Williams to its growing family of artists. As a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, arranger, teacher, and innovator, Kebbi’s unique experience brings fresh creative talent to the Reunion Blues roster.

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D’Addario Performance Series Returns to Carnegie Hall

D’Addario Performance Series Returns to Carnegie Hall

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• October 23, 2013

The 2013-2014 season of the D’Addario Performance Series began in October at Carnegie Hall with a performance by two young performers named Junhong Kuang and Celil Refik Kaya. The concert was Kaya’s Carnegie Hall debut, during which he world-premiered a new piece written for him by famed Argentinian classical guitarist and composer, Jorge Morel. The concert was Junhong Kuang’s New York City debut.

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Roland Announces U.S. V-Accordion Fest Winner

Roland Announces U.S. V-Accordion Fest Winner

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• October 23, 2013

Sergei Teleshev of Eugene, Oregon was named the winner of the 2013 Roland U.S. V‑Accordion Festival. As the U.S. champion, Sergei advanced to compete with regional winners from around the world during the 7th Roland International V-Accordion Festival. Sergei also received two prizes: a new FR-8x, Roland’s latest flagship V-Accordion, and a trip to the international festival in Rome.

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St. Blues’ Eric Gales Signature Guitar

St. Blues Releases Eric Gales Signature Guitar

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• October 23, 2013

Saint Blues Guitar Workshop recently announced the creation of the Eric Gales signature Blindsider guitar, “Ghost Notes.” The release was celebrated at the company’s Memphis headquarters in September, when Gales showed off the brand new axe’s features for all in attendance.

The production model is a right-handed body, though Eric will play it reversed as a leftyversion. This all-black guitar features an ebony fretboard, with "Eric Gales" in pearloid inlay from 3rd fret to the 12th fret. It will feature a slab top, black Blade Runner bridge, 3 Fralin single coil pickups, black Sperzel locking tuners, black nitro finish and black pearl binding and pick guard. To keep with the all black appearance, it even features black water buffalo horn for the nut.

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Kawai Partners with Made In New York Jazz Competition

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• October 23, 2013

Kawai America Corporation recently announced its partnership with the Made In New York Jazz Competition. This new partnership is designed to promote and nurture the next generation of jazz musicians around the world. With Kawai’s assistance, The Made In New York Jazz Competition (MINYJC) is helping jazz artists from around the globe achieve significant international exposure.

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The 2013 Hot Springs Music Fest

Shure Gear at the 2013 Hot Springs Music Fest

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• October 18, 2013

The Hot Springs Music Festival, which brings together more than 200 international musicians to Hot Springs, Arkansas, each June, is a one-of-a-kind event that pairs world-class mentor musicians—from major orchestra, chamber ensembles, and conservatory faculties—with talented apprentices. For a two-week span, musicians collaborate on more than 20 concerts for approximately 10,000 members of the Hot Springs National Park community, delivering musical compositions and popular scores from around the world.

After seven successful seasons of being hosted in a historic downtown performance venue, while preparing for the 2013 event, festival recording engineer Jamie Tagg learned that the building was going to be shut down for structural repairs, forcing the festival to move locations for its indoor concert facility. This location shift made for a variety of logistical challenges, including the need to find new audio gear that could accommodate the new performance site—the Summit Arena.

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Nambacker B2B Launches $10K Gold Sweepstakes

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• October 10, 2013

Co-founded by industry veterans Woody Moran and John Maher, Nambacker B2B, the new MI manufacturer/distributor business-to-business networking group, has launched the Nambacker Nation  “Gold Sweepstakes”, an industry-wide consumer promotion offering a Grand Prize collection of over $10,000 worth of products and services contributed by all participating Nambacker B2B members.

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Chauvet Launches DJ Academy

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• October 9, 2013

CHAUVET® DJ introduces CHAUVET® DJ Academy — an interactive and informative online video program dedicated to helping mobile entertainers worldwide build their skills and improve their business. CHAUVET® DJ Academy, hosted by Geoff Short, covers a wide range of topics such as lighting, sales, marketing, business tips and a range of other subjects related to the mobile entertainment industry. There are a total of four levels within the program: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert.

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Showtime Boxing Adopts Shure ULX-D

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• September 30, 2013

Since 2001, ShoBox: The New Generation, a television series produced by the Showtime® network, has been recognized as a premier show for up-and-coming boxers. Featuring the journey of boxers as they work to make it in the professional ring, ShoBox showcases competitive matches held throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, bringing the science of boxing directly to viewers’ living rooms.  

Traveling to more than seven cities for 16 episodes per season, the demands of the show’s production team require robust gear that can move from location to location, while seamlessly delivering flawless programming. Recently charged with upgrading the production’s audio gear was Gordon Hall, Executive Vice President of Showtime Sports, who worked alongside Paul Tarter, a technical manager for the network. Understanding ShoBox’s needs, Tarter sought advice from wireless microphone experts at Soundtronics and began to demo potential new systems. The Shure ULX-D™ Digital Wireless Microphone System stood out.

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Casio Keyboards Installed at Wittenberg U. Piano Lab

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• September 30, 2013

Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce that Wittenberg University, located in Springfield, Ohio has just equipped their piano lab with 16 of its newly launched Privia PX-350 digital pianos for educational use.

“Music education is a significant area of importance for Casio – we understand the need to inspire creativity and foster development at a young age,” said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “It’s a great privilege to further the education and growth of students who are passionate about music and aspire to be professional musicians.”

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World-Famous DJs Celebrate 25 Years with the Sennheiser HD 25

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• September 30, 2013

Iconic, cult, legendary: only a product that inspires passion and remains in demand after 25 years earns this level of acclaim. Launched in 1988, Sennheiser’s HD 25 has come to define the ultimate DJ headphone. Alongside the launch of a new edition – the HD 25 ALUMINIUM, the anniversary is being marked by 25 of the world’s greatest DJs, who wish the iconic headphone a “Happy Birthday” and explain its essential role in their music and performance.

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