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XM Satellite Radio to Sponsor Grand Concert at Home Entertainment 2005 Show to Benefit the Elf Foundation

New York, NY–April 4, 2005–The Home Entertainment Show, scheduled to take place in NYC April 28–May 1, is less than four weeks away! Throughout the Show, ticket holders can experience the finest consumer electronics and convergence products on the planet–PLUS enjoy a variety of live music performances by popular jazz, folk, rap, blues, and classical music recording artists.

A benefit concert sponsored by XM Satellite Radio will be held Friday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m. with a headline performance by improvisational jazz-funk ensemble Medeski Martin & Wood. Tickets to this special concert are available at — proceeds to benefit the Elf Foundation (

Recently nominated for two Jammy awards, Medeski Martin & Wood offer up a unique brand of organ-trio jazz-funk. Keyboard player John Medeski, bass guitarist Chris Wood, and drummer Billy Martin are Brooklyn boys at heart, their 2004 album, End of the World Party, is considered their catchiest to date and was written entirely by the band and studio legend John King, of the Dust Brothers (Beck, Beastie Boys). To learn more, visit

The concert will also include a live auction of audio and video equipment donated by HE2005 Show exhibitors. The auction and concert proceeds will benefit the Elf Foundation, a non-profit charity that brings music and films to children experiencing extended stays in hospitals across the country.

Other musical performances are free with admission to HE2005 on the XM Cafe Stage. These performances include:

Friday, April 29

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11:00 a.m. – Noon
Robert Silverman
Classical Pianist

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Deanna Bogart
Contemporary Blues

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kevin Mileski
Folk Singer Songwriter

8:00 p.m. XM Satellite Radio Presents:
Elf Benefit Concert featuring Medeski Martin & Wood
with special guests Holly Palmer and Mojo Mancini

Saturday, April 30

11:00 a.m. — Noon
Kevin Mileski
Folk Singer Songwriter

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1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Robert Silverman
Classical Pianist

3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Pamela Lewis
Contemporary Folk

5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Tony DeSare
Jazz Piano & Standards

Sunday, May 1

11:00a.m. — Noon
Tony Ormond Trio
Classic Jazz

1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
John Atkinson Trio
Stereophile’s editor and Friends

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3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Nuttin But Stringz
Hip-Hop & Classical

Open to the Public, The Home Entertainment 2005 Show is a consumer-electronics showcase featuring the latest in audio, home theater, HDTV, digital music, imaging, and convergence products. Show attendees can check out the XM Cafe Stage, the Digital Music Lounge, attend free seminars, enjoy live music, attend a DLP movie screening sponsored by Samsung and Texas Instruments, and demo hundreds of components and equipment from such industry-leading manufacturers as Acoustic Research, Belkin, Faroudja, Hewlett-Packard, Outlaw Audio, Naim, Polk Audio, Paradigm, Sennheiser, Samsung, Silicon Optix, TTE/Thomson Consumer Electronics, Wilson Audio, and more. Visit for a complete list of exhibitors.

The Home Entertainment 2005 Show is sponsored by PRIMEDIA’s Home Technology and Photography Group:, Home Theater, Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic, Shutterbug, Stereophile, and

The Home Entertainment Show 2005
Hilton New York Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas (between 53rd and 54th)
New York City, NY

Show Hours
April 28 Noon–6:00 p.m. (trade & press only)
Trade Pass $18.00 (valid for 4 days; credentials required)

Open to the Public
April 29 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
April 30 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 1 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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Show Admission Ticket Prices
One-day Pass $20.00 / Weekend Pass $37.00
Children under 12 are free.

Concert Tickets are available for $20.00 at: 800-830-3976 ext. 108 or

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