Here is a list of the Happenings at AXPONA March 9-11 Jacksonville Omni Hotel
Preview on Wednesday Night including House of Stereo debuting the Kef Blade to Florida, Ayre,Oracle and more
High End Palace Showing the Reference Music Room
The Brown Art Museum Atrium Show
Transendental Meditation Intro Display
This activity will take place as part of the Art Walk with the Omni designated as a major location attendance high Wednesday 7th of March from 6:00-9:00 pm This is a free preview event
Friday and Saturday Show opens at 10:00 closes at 6:00 Sunday 10:00-4:00
Seminars include Channel D Pure Music Computer Audio
Bob Carver on Tube amps and Ribbon Line Source Loudspeakers
Mark Waldrep Keynote Address:
Realizing the Dream of Perfect Music Reproduction: Are We There Yet?
Since the very beginning of audio recording late in the 19th century, music devotees have waited for the day when music reproduction would achieve sonic perfection. From the earliest acoustic captures of famed Italian tenor Enrico Caruso and the emergence of home HiFi in the 1950-70s on vinyl and analog tape to modern day high definition digital systems, the march to audio nirvana has progressed along a rather bumpy road. AIX Records and iTrax.com founder and chief engineer Mark Waldrep, PhD will provide AXPONA attendees with a detailed look at the unvarnished truth behind current recording technologies, the trend towards vinyl and analog tape and the ultimate process for capturing and delivering music. Come and find out why Andrew Quint wrote of Dr. Waldrep’s productions in the December issue of The Absolute Sound magazine, “...the multichannel audio, emanating from five B&W 801 loudspeakers, is quite simply the most realistic and involving instance of recorded sound I can recall, from any source format. Mark Waldrep knows what he’s doing.” Then head over to Salon D to hear for yourself.
Tour The Jcksonville Symphony's Jacoby Hall Friday and Saturday @ 2:00 pm
Special Appearence by Prudence Farrow Bruns Prudence is the namesake of the Beatles song Dear Prudence below is some detail of her life then and now.
Excerpt from Wikipedia:
Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow Bruns (born January 20, 1948, Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American author, meditation teacher, and film producer. She is the daughter of film director John Farrow and actress Maureen O'Sullivan, and the younger sister of actress Mia Farrow. She is the subject of the Beatles song "Dear Prudence".[
Farrow was raised in the Catholic faith and attended convent schools. Farrow first learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1966 at UCLA, In 1967, after contemplating joining a convent and then trying LSD, 19-year old Farrow became interested in yoga. She opened a yoga institute at a former church in Boston.
On January 23, 1968, Farrow, along with her sister Mia and brother John, traveled with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi by plane from New York to India, and then to the Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh, India for a Transcendental Meditation teacher training course.
The Beatles arrived shortly thereafter, on the February 16 and 20. Farrow became so serious about her meditation while in India, that she "turned into a near recluse" and "rarely came out" of the cottage she was living in. Her sister reports she meditated 23 hours a day. John Lennon was asked to "contact her and make sure she came out more often to socialize". As a result Lennon wrote the song "Dear Prudence". Lennon said later that "She'd been locked in for three weeks and was trying to reach God quicker than anyone else".
Farrow was dedicated to mastering the TM technique well enough so that she could become a TM teacher. According to Farrow: "I would always rush straight back to my room after lectures and meals so I could meditate. John, George and Paul would all want to sit around jamming and having a good time and I'd be flying into my room. They were all serious about what they were doing, but they just weren't as fanatical as me".
Farrow taught TM for several decades after her TM teacher training course in India. Among those she mentored was comedian Andy Kaufman. She returned to India for further instruction from the Maharishi in 1986. She has taught Transcendental Meditation in NW Florida since 1970.
Farrow earned a BA, an MA, and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley after majoring in South and Southeast Asian studies. Her doctoral dissertation was on pulse diagnosis, titled Nadivijnana, the Crest-Jewel of Ayurveda: A Translation of Six Central Texts and an Examination of the Sources, Influences and Development of Indian Pulse-Diagnosis. After obtaining her doctorate, she became an elementary school teacher.
Farrow has worked in the theater and film industry. Farrow worked as a production assistant on The Muppets Take Manhattan in 1984, and was the art department coordinator for The Purple Rose of Cairo in 1985. She worked on The Jesuit and The Tony Clifton Story, which were never produced. She also "conceived and co-produced" the 1994 film Widows' Peak, which featured her sister, Mia Farrow, in a part originally written for their mother, Maureen O'Sullivan. In 1999, she was one of four producers involved in staging Up From the Ground at the WestBeth Theatre in New York City.
Farrow became a magazine writer in the 2000s. Using her married name, Prudence Bruns, she has authored articles on Asian studies, world religions, ayurveda, and healthy living.
She has presented at conferences and held teaching positions at the University of California at Berkeley, Rutgers University and University of Wisconsin.
You will love this if your a Beatles fan or just looking for some insight on her experiences.
She will be available at the TM display from 11:00-12:30 Friday and Saturday to meet and answer any questions you may have about her fascinating life.
She will open the Transcendental Meditation Introductory Talks both Friday and Saturday at 3:00
Discounted Symphony Tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights performances of Beethovens 7th Symphony to AXPONA attendees.
We have special seats and ticket prices so please book from our site using axpona as the coupon code and receive a great seat for $35.00.
The Brown Art Museum will hold a full Art Show each day of the event in the main Ballroom . This is a museum show of professional modern art and sculpture. This will be a great place to relax and prepare for another round at the amazing Audio Exhibits
Please visit our site for more details and information. Advance ticket sales are open and hotel rooms are available from the site as well. $99.00 per night in the Omni 4 diamond hotel
AXPONA March 9-11 Omni Hotel DowntownJacksonville Florida.