Baroness Elisa and Synergy to Perform in St. Petersburg, Russia Monday June 6th

Written by Daniel J. Rowe


Baroness Elisa (www.baronesselisa.com) is performing with “Synergy” onrepparttar luxury Fred Olsen cruise liner Braemer in St. Petersburg, Russia on Monday June 6th. "Elegant, but not stuffy" best describesrepparttar 141181 atmosphere on board Braemar which came into service in 2001. At 19,089 tons and with 376 well-appointed cabins and suites, Braemar upholdsrepparttar 141182 Fred Olsen tradition of small-ship intimacy without compromising on personal space. On board,repparttar 141183 Baroness’ performance is small and intimate before returning torepparttar 141184 United States for a charitable event in South Florida later this summer. Baroness Elisa definesrepparttar 141185 best in cabaret theater and South Florida audiences are invited supportrepparttar 141186 leading Gay and Lesbian organization, Compass,in a spectacular charity fundraiser in Delray Beach on Sunday, August 7th.

Compass, Inc. (www.compassglcc.com), isrepparttar 141187 Palm Beach County gay and lesbian community center dedicated to promoting pride, diversity, and public awareness of, for, and by Palm Beach County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and visitors. Compass provides social services and support for gay youth and gay families. Compass also offers a clean, safe meeting space for a variety of national, state, and local organizations as well as social, service, support and athletic groups that meetrepparttar 141188 diverse interests ofrepparttar 141189 county’s LGBT people. Compass isrepparttar 141190 largest LGBT community center inrepparttar 141191 Southeast United States and isrepparttar 141192 seventh largest inrepparttar 141193 nation in budget size, staff size and diversity of funded programs.

Interested in Improving the Sound of Your Stereo? Consider Records

Written by Charles Essmeier


Introduced in 1982,repparttar compact disc was intended to provide better sound thanrepparttar 140944 40-year-old long-play record album, popularly known asrepparttar 140945 LP. Using a laser rather than a diamond needle for playbackrepparttar 140946 compact disc was smaller, more convenient to use, and less susceptible to damage thanrepparttar 140947 LP. A bonus was thatrepparttar 140948 format was said to offer “perfect sound forever.” “Forever” isn’t that long these days; improvements in digital sound have come along inrepparttar 140949 last twenty years andrepparttar 140950 music industry introduced two new formats this decade that are designed to improve uponrepparttar 140951 “perfect” sound ofrepparttar 140952 compact disc. Those formats arerepparttar 140953 Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) and DVD Audio (DVD-A.) Overrepparttar 140954 years, various audio publications have criticizedrepparttar 140955 sound of compact discs, describingrepparttar 140956 sound as “harsh”, “brittle” or “sterile” compared torepparttar 140957 sound ofrepparttar 140958 LP. After years of research, SACD and DVD-A were introduced several years ago and introduced sound that was said to be cleaner and more natural than that ofrepparttar 140959 compact disc. In addition, these formats offered multi-channel sound, and artists such as Pink Floyd offered special multi-channel versions of their albums to entice sales. It hasn’t worked, and sales of both formats peaked in 2003. What is interesting, however, is that both formats still trailrepparttar 140960 LP in sales!

According torepparttar 140961 Recording Industry Association of America,repparttar 140962 combined sales of SACD and DVD-A were less than those ofrepparttar 140963 LP in 2004. The music industry is in a slump atrepparttar 140964 moment, and sales of all formats were down last year. But sales of LPs were down 13% from 2003, while combined SACD and DVD-A sales were down 33%. It would appear thatrepparttar 140965 new formats are failing, even though they are said to be superior torepparttar 140966 compact disc. The LP, onrepparttar 140967 other hand, continues to have steady sales. Whilerepparttar 140968 major labels are still somewhat hesitant to release new product in LP form, labels that specialize in reissuing older material, such as Classic Records, are releasing as much product as their manufacturing capacity will permit. It is worth noting that much

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