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Thomas Kenny

Mix Editor Tom Kenny joined Mix in 1988 after receiving a masters' degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has written extensively for Mix through the years, developing the Sound for Picture section in 1991, followed years later by a book on the subject. He was named Editor in 2003.

Lettuce Brings The Funk

With more than 20 years on the road and in the studio, Lettuce brought their horn and rhythm-loaded seven-piece funk to the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., in mid-March, plugging into the Meyer Sound house system and filling the stage with a groove-laced yet dynamic performance.Supported on this club and theater tour by Music Matters Productions and Underlying Themes Productions, the band......

Books, Books and Books

I’m a reader. I always have been. My mom has maintained all these years that one day, when I was around three-and-a-half years old, she looked across the dining room table and realized that I had taught myself to read. I was her sixth of what would become 12 children, and she read every day to me, so the story is a bit of an exaggeration. Still, at 4 I was attempting crossword puzzles and......

Living The Life Of An Outsider

Something is going on in Mobile, Alabama. You can feel it in the winter air, walking along Dauphin Street downtown, turning into the block-square, well-maintained, 19th-century parks, looking up at the second-story, wrought iron railings a la New Orleans, glancing left to the famed Saenger Theatre, then strolling by Soul Kitchen, Wentzell’s Oyster House and The Brickyard, where Ben Jernigan and......

I Remember High School

Schools Dr. Larrie Reynolds has made a commitment to technology in education. In a very big way.Music, while being an art form, is also steeped in science, Reynolds believes emphatically. And the sound engineer plays a crucial role in any performance. As a superintendent, his goal is to prepare young minds. He doesn’t expect that most of the students in the new Rock and Roll Academy will go on......

WESTLAKE PRO GOES ALL IN ON ATMOS

At the third annual Mix Presents Sound for Film event, held in mid-September at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif., longtime Los Angeles pro audio retailer/integrator Westlake Pro sponsored an expert panel called “Building an Immersive Room: Small, Medium and Large.” ......

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