October 2011 

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The Shows

The 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards was held earlier this month in Atlanta GA, at the Atlanta Civic Center. Hosted by Mike Epps, the BET Hip HOP Awards celebrate the biggest names in the game, with performances by Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, DMX, and a few other smoke filled rappers like Wiz Khalifa, and T.I tore up the stage.


The list of this year's winners include Lil Wayne for Best Live Performer and Lyricist of the Year, Nicki Minaj as MVP, Kayne West took best Album and Jay-Z was honored as Hustler of the Year.   


DJ Table Custom Built provided by CenterStaging


For more info about the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards click here.


Upcoming Shows: Latin Grammy's, AMA's, American Country Awards, Kennedy Center Honor's, Grammy Nominations, and much more!  



 A Decade of Difference
On October 15th the "Decade of Difference" concert took place at the Hollywood Bowl. This concert paid tribute to the William J. Clinton Foundation's 10 years of dedicated public service, celebrating their efforts to improve global health, and strengthen economies worldwide. This organization's vision and leadership has resulted in the improvement of nearly 300 million lives in over 180 countries.

Bono sings in front of former President Clinton at
"A Decade of Difference" concert on October 15, 2011.
(Photo by Adam Schultz / Clinton Foundation)

Brian Reiter and Jon Singh (CenterStaging Show Dept.) were at the bowl providing production support, managing the backline and ensuring quick set changes for performances by Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Usher, and a rare acoustic performance by Bono and the Edge.

In case you missed it watch the show here.
For more information about the William J. Clinton Foundation visit


Thanks Gatorade
Dancers, singers, musicians, support crews, engineers all love the complimentary Gatorade in the studios. Thank you Gatorade for your continued support providing nutritional hydration during rehearsals.


Audio Consoles and Speakers

All of the CenterStaging studios can be equipped as needed with any variety of sound capabilities from plugging your iPod/MP3 player into the Digidesign Consoles and Meyer speakers to having one of our sound engineers in the studio during your rehearsal providing those adjustments to give you that special sound!

The Voice & X Factor


Whether its working on the X Factor, or gearing up for the Voice, CenterStaging is the only place where you will find both productions in full swing. From the Auditions, to rehearsals, right up to show day, CenterStaging has become quite the backdrop for these primetime shows. Going beyond any typical backline company, CenterStaging proves to be every productions dream, supporting their needs both on and off the stage.

Check out photos from the X Factor's open call dance audition at CenterStaging here

X Factor airs Wed./Thurs. at 8/7c on FOX.
The Voice returns to NBC Feb. 5th, 2012.


Art for an Artist
Prominently displayed around the CenterStaging campus are music inspired works of art, this month we're spotlighting Artist Megan Geer-Alsop. Her stained glass light boxes are one of a kind, aesthetically pleasing, and musically inspired. Megan's pieces are the perfect gift for any music lover.

Day of the Dead 

The Dragonfly and Day of the Dead inspired pieces are proudly displayed at CenterStaging. We would like to send a special THANK YOU to Megan for sharing her beautiful work with us.

To learn more about Megan's Art and view more visit or email


App of The Month:  FreQ  

The Language of Music Translated Into the Format of Sound.    

Created by Bill Winn.  

The FreQ mobile application is a tool for working musicians. It will ease the pain associated with frustrating and unproductive sound checks, recording sessions and rehearsals by opening a line of communication to audio engineers, sound technicians and producers.  


Get this invaluable musical tool now. Cost is $2.99. 




Did you know? Equipment for Rent:

1. Projector & Screen

2. 37" LED video screens on carts with blu-ray dvd players, iPod/Mp3 inputs, hdmi & VGA connections. 




CenterStaging on YouTube!

Mick Jagger & Raphael Saadiq - Rehearsal at CenterStaging 
Mick Jagger & Raphael Saadiq
Rehearsal at CenterStaging
Avon Voices - CenterStaging 
Avon Voices at CenterStaging




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 

CenterStaging is LA's premier rehearsal and back-line facility, specializing in production and tech support for television and live performances. Services include fully equipped rehearsal studios, state of the art back-line available for rent, lockers, Artist Relations Offices, cartage services, and instrument repair center. Take a virtual tour or book a studio online at