December 2011 

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In the season of giving, we would like to highlight a group that is very special to CenterStaging. If you are looking to give to someone special this year, you might consider this great organization
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In the season of giving, we would like highlight a group to you that is very special to CenterStaging. The future of the music business is always the youth and you never know where the next Pop or Rock star will come from. There are kids out there that need a chance to explore their musical talent and passion but can't afford to do so and with most public schools having cut their music programs it is impossible for some kids.

The Rock School Scholarship Fund (RSSF) is the first 501(c)3 non-profit which provides scholarship funds and instruments for children ages 7 to 17 years of age who want to attend ANY rock music school in the U.S.A. A rock music school teaches kids to play music by teaching them rock and roll, with a curriculum that includes Led Zeppelin, The Who, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, The Beatles, and Black Sabbath....the Classics!

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Give a little this holiday season to something that is close to all of our hearts, the gift of music, and you never know you could be giving the next grammy award winner their start in music.

Here's some program testimonials:
"We cannot thank this program enough. The last few years have been hard on our family, and this has helped us all stay focused on what really matters. "LOVE - MUSIC - ART."

"My son was diagnosed with Autism. When he was 7, I realized that music was just the outlet he needed to help him maintain focus and learn responsibility. He became interested in the bass guitar, but his school did not have a class or band that focused on that instrument. He was able to continue with paid outside lessons until I became unemployed and couldn't afford them anymore. His grades soon began to reflect his lack of Musical Therapy.
The rock music program has been such a great experience for him, and the scholarship came at just the right time. He has regained focus, and motivation to keep his grades up and now has a 3.6 GPA. He has also become more sociable and has met friends who play the guitar and share his same interests. Thank you RSSF for renewing my son's zest for school, art and ROCK!!!!"

Website:                           Phone: 310-394-5752



American Country Awards, Grammy Nominations, Kennedy Center Honors, CNN Heroes, KROQ Almost Acoustic, NASCAR Awards, KISS-FM Jingle Ball and more.

 American Country Awards

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CenterStaging Owner/President Mitch Clark and Kathy Clark in Las Vegas celerbrating Americas Country Music artists at the ACA's. Centerstaging is supporting all of the great artists on the ACA's and Mitch and Kathy are always here to support our amazing staff on the shows.


The American Country Awards aired live from MGM Mon. Dec 5th on FOX, hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, this award show focused on country music's emerging stars. CenterStaging's own Johnny Lord and his all-star crew were backstage supporting all of the great acts like; Country music's newest superstar Jason Aldean who took home six awards including Artist of the Year and Record of the Year for his song "My Kinda Party". 'Twas a big night for American Idol Alumni's as the 2011 winner Scotty McCreery was named New Artist of the Year, along with the 2006 AI Winner Carrie Underwood who picked up female Artist of the Year and Female Single of the Year for "Mama's Song."


Shout out to Fender - We couldn't help but notice this year's trophies were custom blue Fender Telecasters with an embossed silhouette of the United States on the front.    



Kennedy Center Honors  

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CenterStaging goes to Washington for the Kennedy Center's 34th annual national celebration of the performing arts honoring, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond; Yo-Yo Ma; Sonny Rollins, and Meryl Streep. 


Don't miss the The Honors Gala broadcasting on CBS as a two-hour prime-time special Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.



KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

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December 10th & 11th at the Gibson Amphitheater the CenterStaging crew was backstage supporting both SOLD OUT nights of the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Concert. We are happy to support some of our favorite acts like, Young the Giant, Florence and the Machine, Grouplove(Johnny's favorite new band), and Foster the People! 



KIIS FM Jingle Ball

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 December 3rd, 2011 at Nokia Live t'was the night of KIIS FM's Annual Jingle Ball Concert, the CenterStaging crew was there supporting a jam packed show of the biggest and baddest acts of 2011. Of course leading the pack of wild performers was Lady Gaga, along with David Guetta, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, Gym Class Heroes, Taio Cruz, Nick Cannon, Big Time Rush and Karmin.  




Vic Firth Gourmet makes great Holiday Gifts!! 

For a half-century, Vic Firth personified precision and professionalism as the timpanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Now, Vic has brought his commitment to quality and woodturning expertise to the professional gourmet peppermills, salt mills and rolling pins.

Available in a variety of styles, sizes and finishes, Vic Firth kitchen tools complement any kitchen d�cor or table setting. Just as important, Vic Firth mills, shakers and rolling pins are thoughtfully designed, meticulously crafted tools built to deliver a lifetime of service to both professional and home chefs. 


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Vic Firth Priority Access

The Vic Firth crew brings you closer to the action than ever before, with Vic Firth Priority Access! Get behind the kit with your favorite drummers, with behind the scenes footage at soundcheck, hanging out backstage, and just MINUTES before the start of the show. All videos are uploaded immediately after every gig!  

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Thursday Feb. 9th, 2012  

CenterStaging's 2nd Annual Industry Insider Event




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The CenterStaging Instrument Repair Center can fix everything from guitar amps to keyboards. SAVE YOUR INSTRUMENTS by having them repaired not replaced! Service hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (available on weekends by appointment only). Contact Steve Selberg at 818.559.4333 x 232 or email 



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About the company 

LA's premier rehearsal and backline facility, specializing in production and technical support for television and live performances. CenterStaging works closely with notable production companies who produce some of the most watched and anticipated live events, such as the GRAMMY's, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, American Idol, Country Music Awards, the Coachella & StageCoach Music Festivals, and so many others. Offering 10 state-of-the-art rehearsal studios, including a brand new dance-specific studio complete with mirror wall, playback, and Harlequin Liberty sprung wood floors. Other CenterStaging services include an extensive range of backline, an instrument repair center, storage lockers, cartage services, and LunchBox onsite cafe & catering facility.

CenterStaging also houses an artist relations complex for some of the top musical manufactures in the world, such as Fender, Roland, PRS, Zildjian, Gen 16, JH Audio, Steinway & Sons, Touring Tech, Bearcom, and Vic Firth, making CenterStaging the ideal one-stop venue for any musical artist.  Take a virtual tour or book a studio online at