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Recording Industry Poker Tourny Debuts

by Mel Lambert. Los Angeles (July 28, 2009)--Close to 80 industry worthies turned out on July 19 for the first Recording Industry No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Charity Poker Tournament, held at The Village Studios, West Los Angeles.
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Final-table players and their donated prizes
(left-to-right): J. J. Blair (BFD with Platinum
Samples Drum Packs); Steven Slate (KRK
VXT 6 Studio Monitors); Gary Reitzas
(Ocean Way Drums Platinum HD); Avrom
Gart (Brainworx bx plug-in bundle); Eric
Gerber (Bricasti M7 Stereo Reverb Processor);
co-organizer Dave Reitzas; first-place winner
Joe Peluso (Telefunken Ela-M 251F mic);
Christophe Beck (Summit Audio ECS-410
Everest channel strip); and John Van Nest
(Royer R121 Ribbon Mic).
by Mel Lambert|content-creators.com.

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Los Angeles (July 28, 2009)--Close to 80 industry worthies turned out on July 19 for the first Recording Industry No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Charity Poker Tournament, held at The Village Studios, West Los Angeles.

Organized by mixer/producer Dave Reitzas and Karen Margroff Dunn from KMD Productions, players of all skill levels were invited to compete for an assortment of prizes donated by leading pro-audio companies. Proceeds raised during the one-day tournament benefited Sound Art LA, a musical outlet for children that provides access to the tools of popular music and guidance from professional musicians. A last-minute donation of $5,000 was received from philanthropist Stewart Rahr.

"To have the support of the movers and shakers in the audio industry gives us great confidence as we travel through neighborhoods with circumstances more grave than most of us can imagine," offers Catherine Goldwyn, Sound Art's executive director and founder. "Every dollar raised by The Recording Industry Poker Tournament event gives a child the chance to make their way in the world of music and the possibility of experiencing success."

"The goal of putting together this poker tournament was to find an excuse to bring the members of our recording industry closer together," Reitzas reflects, "to see old friends and make new ones. We reached that goal and, as a bonus, were able to raise money for a great charity. I cannot wait to do it again next year."

Final-table players and their donated prizes included J. J. Blair (BFD with Platinum Samples Drum Packs); Steven Slate (KRK VXT 6 Studio Monitors); Gary Reitzas (Ocean Way Drums Platinum HD); Avrom Gart (Brainworx bx plug-in bundle); Eric Gerber (Bricasti M7 Stereo Reverb Processor); co-organizer Dave Reitzas; first-place winner Joe Peluso (Telefunken Ela-M 251F microphone); Christophe Beck (Summit Audio ECS-410 Everest channel strip); and John Van Nest (Royer R121 Ribbon Mic).

Other sponsors included The Village, West LA Music, Peter Chaikin, Odds on Recording, Audio-Technica, Genelec, Propellerhead, Focusrite, Digidesign, SSL, East/West, Steven Slate Drums, Shure, Antares and SPL.

"It was an excellent inaugural event," considers Dunn. "We had amazing sponsors, great players and everyone was able to win some cool gear--all for a good cause."

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