The Other Class of 2006 

Jun 1, 2006, By Sarah Benzuly

Just in time for the jam-packed summer touring season are numerous completely redesigned or new venues that will host both up-and-coming and international...

The Fabulous Commodore Ballroom Turns 75 

Jul 1, 2005, By Tim Moshansky

There's no mistaking the Commodore vibe. From the neon sign over the tiled entrance, up the winding staircase and into the second-story ballroom in Vancouver,...

Venue Acoustics From the Ground-Up 

Jun 1, 2005, By Sarah Benzuly

When it comes to acoustically treating a new live performance venue, selecting the correct P.A. is of prime importance. However, the P.A. does not work alone in the room and as such, sound system designers must include the room’s characteristics...

Profile: DTE Energy Music Theatre 

Feb 1, 2005, By Steve La Cerra

in the cold of winter, it warms my heart to think of outdoor summer gigs: bike rallies, outdoor festivals and, of course, sheds! One stop I have been...

Big Sound, Intimate Sound 

Jan 1, 2005, All photos and Text by Mel Lambert

Large symphony halls are carefully designed to enhance the sound of acoustic instruments. Normally, they feature reflective surfaces that help the audience...

Necessity Mothers Invention 

Nov 1, 2004, By Maureen Droney

Jefferson Airplane lead singer Grace Slick is credited with the quote: Anyone who says they remember San Francisco in the '60s wasn't really there. That's...

Touring San Francisco's Premier Venues 

Nov 1, 2004, By Sarah Benzuly

THE FILLMORE What once hosted Wednesday night social and masquerade balls (1912), was a dance hall (up through the 1930s) and a roller rink (1940s), The...

Stylin' at Club Moomba 

Jan 1, 2002, By Maureen Droney

It's an only-in-L.A. kind of thing: A multimillion-dollar new club, smack in the middle of the West Hollywood neighborhood known as Boys' Town, that's...

Knitting Factory, Hollywood 

Nov 1, 2000, By Maureen Droney

Hollywood has experienced numerous renovation attempts over the past few years. Finally, in the wake of a healthy economy and with the long-awaited Metrolink...

Anatomy of a Sound Renovation: Carnegie Hall 

Mar 1, 2000, By Mark Frink

Standing at the corner of 57th Street and Broadway, Carnegie Hall's striking Italian Renaissance-style facade of terra-cotta and iron-spotted brick is...




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