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An easy but relatively expensive way to do it would be with Sonos. Check the Crutchfield website for a quick overview.
AirPlay enabled AVR, e.g. Denon or Marantz, would be cheaper - but that still leaves you with the control issue. IR distribution would let you use inexpensive hand-held remotes for control. IR-capable in-wall keypads (e.g. Xantech) can be programmed for control as well, but more expensive and a lot more time and energy required to figure that part out.
Harmony RF remotes would remove the remote control issue, if pretty close.
In-wall iTouch, iPad, or dock, with an app for control of the AVR, might be a consideration. Not sure how well Airplay control is integrated into the AVR operation.
Really, just tossing out ideas for you to research.
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