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NESCom Mobile Productions to bring The Nite Show to their home turf

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Since its return to the airwaves, The Nite Show has been a staple of the NESCom Mobile Productions team. For 2 upcoming episodes however, the Mobile Productions team will have a much shorter commute as the show will tape two episodes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28 at the Campus Center at Husson University. This marks only the 2nd time The Nite Show has taken the show on the road.  The shows will air on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 8 respectively.

“We have had such a wonderful partnership with the New England School of Communications and its students, we thought it would be fun to bring the show to them,” said Nite Show host Dan Cashman. “Our plan is to book some Husson-themed guests, and do some Husson- themed skits. I’m also hoping to score an honorary doctorate degree while I’m there, but perhaps that’s too lofty of a goal” says host Danny Cashman.

“The Nite Show with Danny Cashman” can be seen Saturday nights at 11:30 on WABI-TV 5 in Bangor, and Saturday nights at 10 on WPXT-TV 51, The CW, in Portland. The show is a New England Regional Emmy® Award nominee and Fusion:Bangor FLAVA nominee. Just like the classic late-night shows it is modeled after, The Nite Show is taped in front of a live studio audience at the Next Generation Theatre in Brewer and is produced by students and faculty from the New England School of Communications in Bangor.

To get free tickets for future live tapings, email tickets@theniteshowmaine.com.

Student Activities to bring country star Lee Brice to the Gracie Theatre

Husson University Student Activities will present country music star Lee Brice in concert at the Gracie Theatre on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be $25 for the general public and $15 for students with a student I.D.

At the concert, Brice is expected to perform hits from his recently released album Hard 2 Love. He is most recently known for his songs, “Hard to Love” and “A Woman Like You,” the latter about a married couple’s starkly honest meditation on love and devotion. Immediately upon release, the mid-tempo ballad became iTunes’ number five most-purchased song and sold more than 30,000 copies a week.

As co-writer of eight of the 13 tracks on Hard 2 Love, Brice has aimed for strong melodies and smart, emotional storytelling that aims straight for the heart of the human condition: the bluesy sigh of “See About a Girl;” the tailgate reverie of “Parking Lot Party;” the bittersweet tug of love in “Seven Days A Thousand Times;” and the down-on-your-knees gratitude of “One More Day.”

Brice has also received acclaim for his song-writing abilities. Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” which Brice co-wrote with Billy Montana and Kyle Jacobs, became the first song on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart to debut at number one. Then, the title track off of his own album, Love Like Crazy, was named Billboard’s most played country song of 2010. It still holds the record for the longest-charting song in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gracietheatre.com and applicable fees apply.

For more information about the show, please contact Husson University Student Activities at 207-941-7680

Meyer Sound Laboratories brings Buford Jones workshop to Live Sound Technology Students

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Student working on the DiGiCo SD8

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Buford Jones playing live examples for students in the Gracie Theatre

For most college students, each week starts off with the dreaded Monday morning class. This week however, was differed for students in the Live Sound Technology department at NESCom. They spent Monday and Tuesday of this week working with Meyer Sound Laboratories on a 2-day mixing workshop  alongside award-winning sound mixer Buford Jones. Jones worked with students on both technical and personal skills necessary to be a successful live engineer including communication and trust between the artists and mix engineer.

The session Monday included a lecture and presentation from Meyer on linear sound systems as well as hands-on experience in different live mixes done in the Gracie Theatre with a DiGiCo SD8. Tuesday brought more live mixing examples and demonstrations on common signal processing.

Students were excited to learn from and work alongside Buford Jones whose resume of live mixing includes his work with David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Prince and George Harrison. In addition to sharing his professional knowledge on the subject of live mixing, he entertained students with his personal experiences both in-studio and in live venues.

For more information on Meyer Sound Laboratories, visit www.meyersound.com