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The newly-named Manning Family Athletic Complex.
The newly-named Manning Family Athletic Complex.

Celebrity Athletes Support School Overhaul with FBT

Debi Moen
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NEW ORLEANS – A celebrity sports family stepped in to raise funds for the new overhaul at Isidore Newman School’s football field. Peyton Manning, and his father and brother, Eli, raised enough through donations for a new practice field, sky deck, press box and entrance plaza at the newly named Manning Family Athletic Complex. The audio system upgrade includes a new FBT sound system from M.R. Montero Electronics, charged with installing the new gear.

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Chris Weathers and Mary Conde
Chris Weathers and Mary Conde

Chris Weathers and Mary Conde Join Parnelli Board of Advisors

Frank Hammel
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LAS VEGAS — Terry Lowe, executive producer of the Parnelli Awards and publisher of PLSN and FOH magazines, announced that Chris Weathers and Mary Conde have joined the Parnelli Awards Board of Advisors. Weathers, based in Chicago, is a regional director of productions for Live Nation. Conde is Director of Productions for Another Planet Entertainment (APE), and she also serves as venue manager for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

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Home to the school’s full court basketball gym and with assistance from MFI Productions of Hooksett, NH, the Fieldhouse now boasts a line array system that will provide even and amplified acoustics.
Home to the school’s full court basketball gym and with assistance from MFI Productions of Hooksett, NH, the Fieldhouse now boasts a line array system that will provide even and amplified acoustics.

SNHU Gym Gets Nexo Overhaul

Debi Moen
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MANCHESTER, NH —Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) recently upgraded its athletic Fieldhouse sound system with a Nexo GEO S12 line array, with assistance from MFI Productions of Hooksett, NH. The Fieldhouse's 40-foot ceiling needed a new approach to eliminate reverberation and improve the acoustics, according to MFI's Rick Elliot. The facility now boasts a line array system that will provide even and amplified acoustics to the 2,000-seat bleachers and floor seating.

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Sound Productions recently hosted a Technical Arts and Team Leadership Seminar in the Dallas area.
Sound Productions recently hosted a Technical Arts and Team Leadership Seminar in the Dallas area.

Sound Productions Hosted Technical Arts & Team Leadership Seminar

Debi Moen
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IRVING, TX - Sound Productions recently hosted a Technical Arts and Team Leadership Seminar for houses of worship, offering production tips to ensure a great Easter Service. Davie Leuschner, on the technology team for the nearby Gateway Church, offered advice and suggestions to the workshop attendees.

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Joe Dan Stogner, Jr.,  Sept. 2, 1955 - Feb. 10, 2017
Joe Dan Stogner, Jr., Sept. 2, 1955 - Feb. 10, 2017

In Memoriam: Joe Dan Stogner, Jr., 61

Frank Hammel
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FORT PAYNE, AL — Joe Dan Stogner, Jr., 61, a longtime crew member supporting tours for bands including Alabama and country singer/songwriter Alan Jackson, died Feb. 10 at his home in Fort Payne, AL After getting his start hanging P.A. systems for the old Alabama-based Electro Tech Audio Company, Stogner hit the road with the band Alabama in their heyday, starting in 1983. He also served as a longtime stage manager for Alan Jackson, from the mid-1990s until 2015.

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An L-Acoustics Kiva array, SB series subs and X8 coaxials are now gracing First Baptist Church of Los Angeles with beautiful sound.
An L-Acoustics Kiva array, SB series subs and X8 coaxials are now gracing First Baptist Church of Los Angeles with beautiful sound.

L-Acoustics Delivers Heavenly Sound in City of Angels

Debi Moen
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LOS ANGELES - The historic First Baptist Church of Los Angeles not only hosts services for a number of congregations, but it also regularly serves as a site for film and TV shoots - which offered a unique audio challenge. Plus, it was using multiple sound systems cobbled together for its various functions. The church team turned to CCI Solutions to design and install one powerful, efficient new system. CCI centered on L-Acoustics' Kiva and X Series enclosures to solve its audio dilemma.

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The Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console deployed at front-of-house for the Take 6/The Manhattan Transfer tour.
The Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console deployed at front-of-house for the Take 6/The Manhattan Transfer tour.

Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 Tour with Roland Live Mixing Console

Debi Moen
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LOS ANGELES — The Manhattan Transfer and a cappella group Take 6 are for the first time performing together on their "Summit Tour." To manage the complex live production, a Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console was brought into play. The Summit Tour’s FOH has to mix up to 10 voices at a time while the monitor mixer manages a combination of IEMs and wedges, and the Roland M-5000 gives them the flexible work surfaces needed to make all of that happen.

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In Memoriam: John Petrucelli 1952 - 2017
In Memoriam: John Petrucelli 1952 - 2017

In Memoriam: John Petrucelli, 1952 - 2017

George Petersen
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Hackensack, NJ — Audio veteran and master console designer John Petrucelli, a resident of Hawthorne , NJ , passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2017 surrounded by family and his dear friend, Olga after a lengthy illness.
 His 35-year career in pro audio included working with companies such as Allen & Heath, Crest Audio, and APB-DynaSonics. He was 64.

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Brian Fraser, senior applications engineer and product manager at Adamson.
Brian Fraser, senior applications engineer and product manager at Adamson.

Adamson Trusts Earthworks Measurement Microphone

Debi Moen
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MILFORD, NH - Loudspeaker systems manufacturer Adamson has been relying on the Earthworks M23 measurement microphone to provide accurate results for many tasks, including system setups on the road or in training. Brian Fraser, senior applications engineer and product manager at Adamson, first came across Earthworks microphones in July 2015, setting up a system for the Pope in Chile. "The microphones we have don’t break easily and they are reliable and very consistent. These mics also keep their consistency in areas where there is high humidity and high heat," he says.

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