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Ashly Audio Names LVX Marketing as its Rep Firm for Northern California, Northern Nevada

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VX President Ed Ulibarri and LVX CEO John HernandezWEBSTER, NY — Ashly Audio appointed LVX Marketing as its rep firm for northern California and northern Nevada. Between them, LVX President Ed Ulibarri and LVX CEO John Hernandez (pictured here, L-R) have more than 50 years of experience working with professional audio manufacturers, and their combined experience in the retail market extends even beyond that.

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Brazil-based SPA Adds Allen & Heath dLive to Inventory

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The SPA team is pictured  here in the Amazon Theatre in Manaus after a live DVD recordingMANAUS, Brazil — Manaus based sound rental company SPA recently invested in Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system, adding the flagship S7000 Control Surface and DM64 MixRack to its gear offerings. The SPA team is pictured  here in the Amazon Theatre in Manaus after a live DVD recording. Add a comment

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International News

Optocore and BroaMan Recap PL+S Highlights

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Optocore and BroaMan at PL+S in FrankfurtFRANKFURT, Germany - Optocore and BroaMan recapped some of the highlights from the company’s booth during Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. Noted for its slot car scale racetrack, the booth featured milestones from the company’s 20-year history right up to the present, including news about the companies' products targeting the Broadcast, System Integration and Concert market sectors. As for the latter, the big news was Wigwam Acoustics' use of Optocore to support the AV needs of Coldplay's forthcoming 2016 tour, which kicks off May 24 in Nice, France.

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Outline Names Primaton Distributor for Slovak, Czech Republics

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From left, Luca Giaroli, Jan Smejkal, Pavel Lenoch, and Lorenzo SassiPRAGUE — Italy-based Outline named Primaton s.r.o. as their exclusive distributor for the Czech and Slovak Republics. Primaton, based in Prague, is affiliated with LightNeq, which distributes brands from MA Lighting, Robe, ARRI, Doughty and other lighting products. The company had been looking to complement its support of shows in the region with high quality audio products. Pictured here, from left, are Luca Giaroli, Jan Smejkal, Pavel Lenoch, and Lorenzo Sassi. Add a comment

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T-Mobile Arena Opens in Las Vegas with Martin Audio MLA System

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3G Productions provided Martin Audio's MLA system for the opening event featuring The Killers.LAS VEGAS — The new T-Mobile Arena recently opened with a gala event featuring Las Vegas natives The Killers, Wayne Newton, Shamir, Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil, among others. Delicate Productions made use of a Martin Audio MLA system to ensure consistent coverage throughout the new venue. The Killers setup included 16 MLA and 2 MLD cabinets per side for the main hang, 20 MLA Compact per side for outfills and 32 MLX subs. Delicate's crew used an MLA system that had been set up for a soft opening performance by Martina McBride the week before by 3G Productions.

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International News

Paul Carrack Tours U.K. with ProAudio Technology VT20 System

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A video details the setup for the show in BirminghamBIRMINGHAM, U.K. — Paul Carrack, whose voice is heard on Squeeze’s “Tempted” and other hits, including his own hit, “Don’t Shed a Tear” from his solo album, One Good Reason, toured the U.K. earlier this year with a P.A. system centered on ProAudio Technology’s VT20 line array system. Isophase Audio provided the gear for the 34-date tour. At stops like the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the setup included 32 VT20 elements and eight VS18 subwoofers for the main P.A. with four HT16 Tops for near fills. Only two Delta 20.4-DSP amplifiers were needed to power the 32 VT20 main array elements.

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Video of the Week: 3-D In-Ear Monitor Products from Klang Technologies

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Tour Manager Richard Fernandez to Receive 2016 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award

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Richard FernandezLAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced that Richard Fernandez will be honored with the 2016 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award. During an enviable 40-plus year career in the live entertainment business, Fernandez served as tour manager for the Faces, the Eagles, Bob Dylan, the New Barbarians, Frank Zappa, Crosby Stills & Nash and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers among others, traveling around the world and back scores of times.

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Solotech Opens Nashville Office

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Nashville skylineNASHVILLE —Solotech announced April 18 that it has opened a new office in Nashville, TN. Led by Paul Owen, the office will develop new business opportunities in international touring and special events. Owen, who comes to Solotech from Thunder Audio, is joined by Lee Moro, who joined Solotech as senior project director for tours and special events in Sept. 2014. Solotech also noted that Dianna Mariotti will work at the Nashville location as an administrative assistant

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More Bands and Artists Cancel NC Gigs

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RALEIGH, NC — Along with Bruce Springsteen, who announced April 8 that he and the E Street Band would not perform the April 10 concert slated for Greensboro, NC to protest the state's HB2 "bathroom law," other bands and artists have spoken out against the law, canceled shows or announced that proceeds from shows performed would go to LGBT causes. Those canceling gigs include Ringo Starr, Boston's Tom Scholz and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. Others vowing to steer clear of the state include Dead & Company and Cirque du Soleil.

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