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Rhythm Alliance - Drumming ExperienceProfessionals, semi-pros, recreational players, students and teachers from the worldwide drumming community, along with representatives of the international drum industry, will gather in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Conga Room at L.A. Live for an afternoon of performances and educational presentations by the Rhythm Alliance and special guests. The Rhythm Alliance is an all-star group of today’s top drummers, including Gorden Campbell (Earth, Wind & Fire/Jessica Simpson), Teddy Campbell (The Tonight Show/American Idol), Gerald Heyward (Chris Brown/Beyonce), Marvin McQuitty (Fred Hammond/Kirk Franklin), Aaron Spears (Usher/American Idol on Tour) and Nisan Stewart (Jamie Foxx/50 Cent), who have come together with a mission to raise the level and awareness of drumming as well as support for drummers through education and cooperation. During the Drumming Experience show, the Alliance will perform individually and together and will also be joined on stage by international drumming super-star Thomas Lang, young Gospel/R&B drumming sensation Lil’ Nick Smith and other guest artists (to be announced).

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Fernando Pullum Performing Arts High School, which is located in South Los Angeles and is a member of the ICEF (Inner City Education Foundation)— a 501(c3) non-profit corporation. The event is open to all ages. General admission tickets are $25 with a limited number of VIP tickets available at $100. For tickets and further information go to congaroom.tix.com or call (213) 745-0162. Visit drumchannel.com for details on online access to live coverage of the event and check therhythmalliance.com and the sponsors’ websites frequently for updates. (Note: Activities and artist appearances are based on availability and subject to change without notice.)

Sponsored by Drum Workshop, Meinl, Modern Drummer, Pro-Mark, Remo, Roland, Shure, Vater and Yamaha—today’s leading drum manufacturers and media companies—the West Coast’s biggest drumming event of the year will take place at The Conga Room at L.A. Live on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Live online coverage to be provided by DrumChannel.com.