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Sands Expo and Convention Centre Invests in Singapore’s First Meyer Sound Lyon, Leopard Systems

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Marina Bay Sands has invested in 156 total Meyer Sound loudspeakers to support large-scale corporate events and concerts.SINGAPORE - Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Asia’s leading destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events), has upgraded its inventory of AV equipment with the first Meyer Sound Lyon and Leopard linear sound reinforcement systems in Singapore. Located within the Marina Bay Sands resort, the centre has invested in 156 Meyer Sound loudspeakers to support large-scale corporate events and concerts, representing the largest investment to date in Leo Family technology by any hotel/MICE operator in the world.

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M&L Sound Joins L-Acoustics as Newest Certified Provider

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Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass perform on M&L Sound’s K2 rig at Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre during the Big Ears Festival. Photo: Bill FosterKNOXVILLE, TN  -- For more than 35 years, M&L Sound of Knoxville has provided concert sound reinforcement, rental and installation services throughout the mid-southern US. Under the direction of President David Akers since 1989, the company has now crossed another significant milestone by joining L-Acoustics’ Rental Network as the manufacturer’s latest Certified Provider (CPr).

 

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Hamilton Brings Alcons to Broadway

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Hamilton - An American Musical.NEW YORK - Having gained success with an Alcons system on the Steve Martin/Edie Brickell musical Bright Star, sound designer Nevin Steinberg opted to use Alcons again on Hamilton - An American Musical on Broadway. Based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the USA’s founding fathers, Hamilton is enjoying commercial and critical success, being the hottest ticket in decades.

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Shure Names Jamie Griffin VP Operations

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Jamie Griffiin joins Shure.NILES, IL — Shure noted that Jamie Griffin has joined the company as its vice president of operations. He will be responsible for all of Shure’s global manufacturing and plants around the world. Griffin previously held senior level international positions at Lenovo, Pentamaster and Dell Computer.

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Whirlwind Expands NY Factory to 60,000 Square Feet

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The expansion will enable Whirlwind to accommodate their power distribution Power Link divisionROCHESTER, NY — Whirlwind, a leading interface manufacturer for the live event, audio installations, and theater industries, announced that they are completing a 13,000-square-foot expansion of their New York factory to handle the rapid growth the 41-year-old company has been experiencing. When completed this month, the total size will be 60,000 square feet.

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Lectrosonics Wireless Technology Tours with Sweet Honey in the Rock

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Sweet Honey in the Rock. Photo: Ronnie Wright Photography.SUNDERLAND, MA  — Although Art Steele professes to a motto of marrying technology with music on the website of Sweet Honey In The Rock, the Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble with whom he has worked for over three decades, his motto might also be: “Have bag, will travel.” Steele, audio mixer and technical director for the African-American female vocal group for over three decades, has put together two shoulder bags loaded with different sets of Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless equipment, picking up the appropriate one for the next show as he heads out the door to the airport.

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Powersoft Brings New Life to Old Town Restaurant

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Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant.ALEXANDRIA, VA – On historic King Street in Alexandria, Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant draws from both Irish and American history for a memorable pub experience. Nestled in a 19th-century building in Alexandria’s Old Town district and featuring a collection of antiques and artifacts directly from Ireland, it takes its name from a 19th-century Irish parliamentarian and reformer. The restaurant is the vision of Irish-born entrepreneurs John Brennan and Billy O’Sullivan. When the duo sought to improve the sound quality for both their digital music playback and live Irish music sets, they reached out to Randy White, a Senior Buyer at Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center, to design a system that would meet their needs. White recommended a powerful, compact and efficient system featuring Powersoft amplification.

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First Install of Martin Audio CDD15-WR At NC Museum of Art Amphitheater

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One of the three delay towers, each with two CDD15-WR speakers.RALEIGH, NC––Longtime audio provider RMB Audio has just completed installation of Martin Audio’s new CDD-WR15 loudspeakers at North Carolina’s Museum of Art outdoor amphitheater, the world’s first installation of the game-changing weatherized system. RMB Audio was called in to update the venue’s 10-year-old system which “worked well enough” until they expanded their audience for the park capacity, said company owner Cooper Cannady.

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dLive Manages Brazilian Country Music Festival

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The dLive S7000 surface at FOH at Villa Mix.MANAUS, Brazil - Brazil's annual Villa Mix festival used an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system at the FOH, supplied by PA company Barra Som. The festival showcases 10 of the country’s top country music artists, staged in the city’s huge Sambadrome.

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Threadgill's Has a dB Technologies Experience

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Bob Schneider performs at Threadgill’s for SXSW 2016 with dB Technologies loudspeakers. AUSTIN, TX - Founded in 1933, Threadgill’s is a historic restaurant and live music house in Austin, Texas where well-known artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin have performed. For the 2016 South by Southwest music festival (SXSW) Threadgill’s hosted multiple bands over several days on its outdoor stage equipped with dB Technologies line arrays, stage monitors and subwoofers.

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