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Stereophile Staff  |  Jul 06, 2020  |  25 comments
Capital Audiofest has canceled its 2020 show, previously scheduled for October 30 through November 1, and announced dates for 2021.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 19, 2020  |  14 comments
Denver’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) has canceled its 2020 show.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 14, 2020  |  15 comments
The Home Entertainment Show—aka T.H.E. Show—which was originally scheduled for June 12–14 in the Long Beach Hilton, has canceled for 2020. According to a May 13 announcement, T.H.E. Show team of President Maurice Jung and Director of Marketing Emiko Carlin had hoped to postpone the event until December 2020. Not happening.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 11, 2020  |  6 comments
On May 5, Joel Davis, founder and CEO of JD Events (JDE), the company that mounts the annual AXPONA—Audio Expo North America—proposed a “rollover plan” settlement for companies that had committed funds to the canceled 2020 show, which had been scheduled for April, postponed until August, and then, finally, canceled. The plan attempts to “right the ship in the midst of this pandemic storm” and to demonstrate the company's “long-term commitment” to continuing to serve the audio industry. Many exhibitors were unhappy that, in canceling the show, did not offer refunds of funds already committed to the show by exhibitors and sponsors.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 05, 2020  |  First Published: Mar 25, 2020  |  58 comments
Specific Live Streams (Scroll down for ongoing series):

  • Thursday, May 7 10pm EDT: The Noe Music Listening Club features composer Jake Heggie discussing and performing his music and that of his music heroes. Sign up here.

  • The Metropolitan Opera streams live performances for 25 hours. This week’s schedule is:

    May 6 Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin
    May 7 Strauss’s Capriccio
    May 8 Puccini’s La Bohème
    May 9 The Opera House
    May 10 Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

  • More...

Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 05, 2020  |  First Published: Apr 30, 2020  |  60 comments
Editor's note: On May 5 around 2:40pm, JD Events sent a letter to 2020 AXPONA exhibitors and sponsors outlining a plan to apply 100% of 2020 exhibitor payments to future shows, with 50% credited to the 2021 show and 25% to each of the two subsequent shows.

See below for the original story published 30 April.

Jason Victor Serinus  |  Apr 23, 2020  |  57 comments
On Tuesday, April 21, 20 major high-end audio manufacturers sent an open letter to Joel Davis, founder and CEO of JD Events, urging him to immediately cancel AXPONA 2020 or offer "the option of withdrawal and an immediate refund." The letter argues that the COVID-19 pandemic "has clearly altered [the audio] landscape out of all recognition" and disputes the viability of the show's rescheduled dates from April to August 9-11.
Stereophile Staff  |  Apr 16, 2020  |  11 comments
AXPONA, the largest high-end audio event in North America, has rescheduled from April to August for 2020, but you can get a sneak peek at the new products audio manufacturers have in store by watching the show's Facebook Live event this Friday, April 17 starting at 10am Central Time—the day AXPONA 2020 was originally scheduled to open at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Chicago, IL.
Jim Austin  |  Apr 14, 2020  |  144 comments
The hi-fi world has lost a giant, and we at Stereophile have lost a brother.

Art Dudley passed peacefully this morning around 4am after a short illness. The cause was metastatic cancer.

Julie Mullins  |  Apr 07, 2020  |  First Published: Apr 03, 2020  |  56 comments
Social distancing. Flattening the curve. These expressions are embedded in our collective psyche as we to try to keep COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus that causes it at bay. Few of us who live through this will ever forget them.

But life and work must somehow go on, if at a slower pace than before.

Stereophile Staff  |  Mar 27, 2020  |  43 comments
You probably heard the news: record claims for unemployment benefits, indeed, five times the previous record from 1982. Our economy has never been shut down quite so completely and suddenly. Those most affected are service workers: cooks, waiters, retail clerks—and the people who make the music we love.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Mar 15, 2020  |  86 comments
With the COVID-19–related cancelation of Munich High End and the postponement or cancelation of other national and regional audio shows, smaller, local events such as Seattle’s 15-year old Music Matters event, which returned to Definitive Audio Seattle on March 5–6, have gained importance—at least as long as they are able to avoid being shut down.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Mar 13, 2020  |  First Published: Mar 12, 2020  |  4 comments
In a press release issued just a few minutes ago, the organizers of the Montreal Audiofest announced plans to reschedule their postponed show for 15–17 May, the original dates of the now-canceled High End Munich show.
Stereophile Staff  |  Mar 12, 2020  |  2 comments
Earlier today, the Montreal Audiofest announced that it would either be postponed or canceled, becoming the latest coronavirus-related casualty.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Mar 09, 2020  |  18 comments
Monday, March 9, 2020 AXPONA, the largest audio expo in the Western hemisphere, has moved its dates at Chicago’s Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center to August 7–9.

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