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Live Nation, Other Defendants Settle with Indiana Collapse Victims in $39 Million Deal

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MERRILLVILLE, IN — Most of the named defendants sued for their role in the stage structure collapse at Indiana’s State Fair have agreed to a $39 million settlement. Kenneth J. Allen Law Group announced the agreement Dec. 19, 2014 on behalf of victims of the Aug. 13, 2011 collapse of the temporary structure, which killed seven and injured 58.

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10 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for the FOH Reader

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FOH's Holiday Gift GuideNORTH POLE — Ok, by now you've figured out that all those letters you sent to Santa over the years were probably left unread by old St. Nick. Meanwhile, you've probably had your fill of all the slippers, bathrobes, neckties and even Leatherman (the multi-tool, not the guy at that S&M bar where you did some gigs) and Mini Maglites you'll ever need. With that in mind, here are some essential — and highly useful — items any sound reinforcement pro could use. All you need to do is tear out this page, use the Sharpie on your lanyard to circle what you want and leave this lying around where the right person can find it. So in no particular order, here are the FRONT of HOUSE selections for the well-accessorized sound pro — whether yourself on someone on your crew.

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CP Holiday Trains Raise Money, Food, and Awareness with Meyer Sound

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CP Holiday Trains Raise Money, Food, and Awareness with Meyer Sound BERKELEY, CA - The CP Holiday Trains are spreading the joy of the season and filling local food banks with donations across Canada and the northern US. Supported by Meyer Sound systems, the brightly decorated trains drawthousands of people who brave the winter cold to partake in the festivities. With two separate 14-car trains traveling west across Canada and the US, the Holiday Train program delivers free live music shows in more than 150 US and Canadian communities, encouraging attendees to bring donations for local food banks.

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The Rock Miami Church Installs Bose RoomMatch System

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The Rock Miami church, featuring a RoomMatch loudspeaker system from Bose Professional.MIAMI – For its new 900-seat worship center, The Rock Miami Church turned to Pensacola, FL-based consultants Walthall & Associates early in the design phase. Walthall & Associates focused on a solution that would tailor the audio system to the space using a RoomMatch loudspeaker system from Bose Professional. Pro Sound & Video installed the system, which starts with two main left-right arrays consisting of two RM12020 modules and an RM9020 module each. Three RM9020 modules are deployed as delay speakers about halfway down the house, left, center and right, near the FOH position. All speakers are powered by six Bose PowerMatch amplifiers and controlled by Bose ControlSpace DSP.

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Highlands Church Expands Channel Count with Soundcraft Vi3000, 64x32 Stagebox

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Technical Director Luke Taylor chose the Vi3000 console for not only its high channel count, but also its low total cost of ownership and ease of use. SCOTTSDALE, AZ – To streamline its Sunday services, rehearsals and weekly events, Highlands Church in Scottsdale recently acquired a Harman’s Soundcraft Vi3000 digital console as part of a long-overdue audio equipment upgrade. The Church now has access to a large number of channels with the addition of a Soundcraft 64x32 Stagebox, enabling a more refined experience in the 1,500-seat sanctuary. Pictured here is technical director Luke Taylor, who chose the Vi3000 console not only for its high channel count, but also its low total cost of ownership and ease of use.

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Kentucky Church Upgrades with Allen & Heath Qu Series Consoles

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Lead audio tech Ross Anglin and Pastor Jason Brooks at Crossland Community Church, which recently upgraded with Allen & Heath Qu-series consoles.GLASGOW. KY - Crossland Community church has recently upgraded its audio system with Allen & Heath's Qu series consoles. Jason Brooks, campus and worship pastor, joined Jonathan Jones of JCA Media in crediting the digital console for its ease of use. The new audio system also includes five of Allen & Heath’s ME-1 personal mixers for the stage band and worship leader. Pictured here are, from left, lead audio tech Ross Anglin and Pastor Brooks, right.

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Arcade Fire Tours with Solotech-Supplied K1/K2 Rig from L-Acoustics

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Solotech provided L-Acoustics speakers for Arcade Fire in 2014.MONTREAL – For Arcade Fire's recent North American tour legs in support of their album, Reflektor, FOH engineer Jim Warren and tour sound reinforcement provider Solotech  turned to a rig centered on L-Acoustics’ K1 and K2 speaker components.

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Adlib Supports Enrique Iglesias' U.K./European Shows with L-Acoustics System

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Adlib complemented Sound Image's support for Enrique Iglesias with an L-Acoustics system for his shows in the U.K. and Europe. Photo by Shirlaine ForrestLIVERPOOL, U.K. - Production specialist Adlib provided sound gear and crew for Enrique Iglesias’ latest tour of the U.K. and Europe, complementing Sound Image's support for the multi-lingual artist.  An L-Acoustics K1 / KARA system was specified by Iglesias’ FOH engineer Brad Divens. It included 14 K1 speakers per side for the main arrays complete with four KARA downs, each supported by an array of six K1SB subs flown beside them.

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Community Pro Names Burcaw Company as Michigan Rep

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Community Professional names Burkaw Company as its representative in Michigan.TROY, MI – Community Professional named Burcaw Company as its representative in the state of Michigan. Pictured here are Lynn Toussaint, President (left) and Neil Wood, Vice President (right). With offices in Troy and Grandville, Burcaw services A/V, security and commercial sound integrators, pro-audio dealers, and electronics and electrical distributors throughout the state.

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"Peter Pan Live" on NBC Uses DPA Microphones' d:screet 4061

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Peter Pan Live makes use of DPA Microphones gearNEW YORK – Peter Pan Live!, NBC’s live primetime television production of the classic Broadway musical, aired recently with audio support from Firehouse Productions and DPA Microphones. DPA’s d:screet 4061 was the exclusive microphone used for the production.

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