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2011-06-13 13:00:00

SEYMOUR, Tenn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chartbuster Karaoke, one of the world's leading producers of licensed karaoke tracks, has announced a partnership with Rascal Flatts "Flatts Fest" Karaoke Challenge Presented by Starkey. Chartbuster Karaoke will tour the country alongside Flatts Fest 2011, which is an interactive pre-show festival with contests and activities throughout Rascal Flatts' summer concert tour. Chartbuster Karaoke will power the national competition from its...

2011-05-06 14:34:11

Music producers have for decades had electronics tricks at their disposal for improving a recorded vocal performance. They can add a little reverb or echo to bolster a weak rendition, use effects such as phasing and delay to add color to the vocal, fix duff notes with auto-tuning or even reprogram a whole melody line in software. In recent years, voice synthesis for converting text to spoken word has improved considerably but combining that technology with auto-tuning capability allows...

2011-01-10 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia's most famous musical export, THE TEN TENORS, bring their lavish celebration of vocal power to TV audiences across America in "Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure" episode airing nationwide January 18,( )2011 (check local listing for times). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/LA27058) While in the land Down Under, with the 300-seat audience she surprised with a trip to Australia, Oprah treated her guests to a beachside...

2010-12-03 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Global opera star Mark S. Doss is returning to the Chicago stage for an encore performance as the bass soloist in Handel's Do-It-Yourself Messiah.  A beloved Chicago holiday tradition since 1976, this year's concert will take place on December 20 and 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harris Theatre for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. "The Do-It-Yourself Messiah is a wonderfully collaborative production that I have savored participating in over the years,"...

2010-11-04 09:29:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In a partnership with Sony Pictures Television's hit a cappella singing competition series "The Sing-Off" for NBC, Epic Records announced today that it will release "The Sing-Off: Harmonies for the Holidays" on November 30th. The album will feature one-of-a-kind takes on classic holiday songs from all 10 competing groups from the second season which premieres on December 6th (8-10 pm ET). The one-of-a-kind battle of voices will continue on December...

2010-10-12 15:08:00

NEW YORK, October 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mobile Star Corp. (OTCBB: MBST), a developer of karaoke vending machines, announced today that the company is inadvanced negotiations with major publishing entities to acquire the rights to reproduce hundreds of songs in its personal karaoke vending booths. Signed agreements are anticipated before the end of 2010. Negotiations with the publishers have been taking place for over a year, and represent one of the final hurdles to...

2010-10-05 13:17:07

MU scientist compares classical singing to traditional Indian singing to find speech disorder treatment Hindustani singing, a North Indian traditional style of singing, and classical singing, such as the music of Puccini, Mozart and Wagner, vary greatly in technique and sound. Now, speech-language pathology researchers at the University of Missouri are comparing the two styles in hopes of finding a treatment for laryngeal tremors, a vocal disorder associated with many neurological disorders...

2010-10-05 07:08:00

NEW YORK, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mobile Star Corp. (OTCBB: MBST), a developer of karaoke vending machines, has published the following letter to all shareholders. The letter expresses the company's commitment to the commercial introduction of the Mobile Star personal karaoke experience during the next six months. Dear Shareholders, The Mobile Star has continued to make positive strides during the first three quarters of 2010. Most recently, the company has...

2010-04-29 10:53:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A medley of rock 'n rollers, sopranos and musical theater singers in the New York area received a comprehensive voice check-up and a stroboscopic exam of their vocal cords as part of an annual Voice Screening for Professional Singers, sponsored by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and MusiCares, the charitable arm of the national Recording Academy. The screening program was begun as a meaningful way to observe World Voice Day in New York City,...

2010-04-25 17:23:00

NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenor Anthony Kearns's debut appearance on the Fox News Network as a solo artist on 'Huckabee' will be rebroadcast this evening - Sunday, April 25 - at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Time. (Check local listings) Mr. Kearns, who is recognized as "Ireland's Finest Tenor," will sing the famous Irish ballad, "Danny Boy," and "The Lord's Prayer." Patrick Healy, his highly-acclaimed accompanist, joins Kearns for the performance. The segment was taped yesterday...