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A Record Breaking Festival

DANIELLE MARTIN

Summerfest wrapped another successful year in Milwaukee, WI. Certified the world’s largest music festival by the Guinness Book of World Records, the 11-day festival features over 11 stages, with more than 800 acts, 1,000 performances and 900,000 attendees. Performers included Music Connection cover artist Panic! At The Disco, Sting & Peter Gabriel, Selena Gomez, IshDARR (pictured) and many more. For more information, visit summerfest.com.

Birmingham Gets Slossy

SUMMERFEST 2016

Music fans young and old made the trip to Birmingham, AL for the Sloss Music and Arts Festival. The new festival, only in its second year, presented artists such as the Australia-born singer/songwriter Betty Who, Glass Animals, Logic, Shovels and Rope, Death Cab For Cutie and crowd favorite Grouplove (pictured, guitarist Andrew Wessen). For more photos, visit bit.ly/PhotosSlossFest.

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Mendes Illuminates TODAY Shawn Mendes performed on the Citi Concert Series on the TODAY show at Rockefeller Center in New York City. He played “Ruin” live on television for the first time. To precede the release of his upcoming album Illuminate, Mendes announced a Madison Square Garden headlining show, which sold out in minutes when it went on sale.

Grammy-winning N.Y. singer/songwriter Richie Supa has written over 300 songs with over 50 million records sold by artists including Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Mika, Pink and legendary artists such as Johnny Winter, Levon Helm, Tom Jones, Air Supply, Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson. As Director of Creative Recovery of Recovery Unplugged, he has also helped thousands of addicts with his personal insight and inspiring music. Being a 27-year recovering addict himself, his philosophy is simple… “You can’t keep what you have unless you give it away” so he keeps on giving. Recovery Unplugged gives hope and healing to individuals affected by addiction using the power of music. Supa is pictured with friend and supporter Shari Hoffman, COO of AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund. More info at recoveryunplugged.com. 34 August 2016

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BRIAN STEWART

Supa Gives Back at Recovery Unplugged

The Art—and Al—of Recording a Big Band A who’s who of producers, engineers and studio luminaries packed Capitol’s studio A in Hollywood to celebrate the release of the documentary The Art Of Recording A Big Band starring legendary engineer Al Schmitt. The DVD chronicles the making of Grammy-nominated composer and arranger Chris Walden’s new release Big Band—Full On. Pictured (l-r): Capitol Studio’s VP/ Studio Manager Paula Salvatore, Lisa Schmitt, Schmitt and EastWest Studios Manager Candace Stewart. More info at theartofrecordingabigband.com.

Music Connection August 2016  

Music Connection presents its 2016 rehearsal studios and gear rental issue featuring Grammy nominated band the Lumineers. Elsewhere in the i...

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