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.
NEW YORK — When Broadway’s Imperial Theatre was transformed for the 360-degree musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, sound designer Nicholas Pope was presented with some serious audio challenges. He got an assist from Masque Sound, which provided a DiGiCo SD7 digital console to control audio from a speaker system centering on Meyer Sound components.
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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.
CLEVELAND - Anderson Audio provided an EAW Adaptive System to reinforce the annual Scott Cares, a skating/music fundraiser put on by ice skating champion Scott Hamilton at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Singer/songwriter Michael McDonald headlined the program, which raised money to fight cancer. Production Manager Scott Harvey says, "The sheer amount of power, coverage and ease of rigging that the Adaptive system offers allowed us to run under very tight timelines and saved us considerable cost – which is particularly important for our fundraising event.”
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.
DALLAS — Larry Sizemore, a Dallas-based member of the first generation of Showco touring crewmembers who worked with rock legends and icons including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Madonna and ZZ Top, among others, died Feb. 16 at the Baylor Cancer Center with his two daughters, Andrea and Emily, by his side, after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.
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.
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.