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The world's motion picture elite recently gathered at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood,
CA, to celebrate the 83rd annual Academy Awards(R) ceremony.  Onstage with the evenings
presenters and winners was the new flagship of  Roland's V-Piano(R) series the V-Piano
, making its first U.S. television debut.  The V-Piano Grand was the centerpiece
of the Oscars(R) 50+ piece orchestra conducted by William Ross.  Performing on the
V-Piano Grand was Tom Ranier who can be seen regularly performing on ABC's "Dancing
With The Stars."

This year's Academy Awards was highlighted with a number of musical performances
that showcased the V-Piano Grand, including flashbacks of previous award-winning
films, performances of this year's nominees for Best Songs, and a musical tribute
sung by Celine Dion.  The next day, the V-Piano Grand returned with the orchestra to
the Kodak Theater for Oprah Winfrey's "Ultimate After-Oscar Party," with interviews
of the winners and other Academy Awards honorees.

"We are very proud that the V-Piano Grand was chosen to be a part of the Academy
Awards orchestra," says Dan Krisher, Artist Relations Manager for Roland Corporation
U.S.  "The use of the V-Piano Grand on the Oscars(R) demonstrates that it can now
take its place on the finest concert stages, thanks to its revolutionary modeling
technology and new on-board multi-channel sound system."

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