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Vue Audiotechnik speakers on the Cirque Goes to the Movies show
Vue Audiotechnik speakers on the Cirque Goes to the Movies show

The Philly Pops recently debuted their newest show, "Cirque Goes to the Movies," which paired the orchestra playing music from popular films while Cirque du Soleil artists performed their outstanding acrobatics. Keeping pace with outstanding audio was Vue Audiotechnik loudspeakers. Their al-Class series of line array loudspeakers provided coverage for the event.

Read more: Vue Audiotechnik Speakers Used for Cirque Goes to the Movies

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Sound Kitchen 2017 takes place in Taipei.
Sound Kitchen 2017 takes place in Taipei.

World Stage Design and OISTAT Sound Design Group have issued an open call for sound designers who want to participate in Sound Kitchen 2017 in Taipei. There is no application fee. The deadline for entry is September 30, 2016.

Read more: Sound Kitchen 2017 Issues Call for Sound Submissions

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d&b joined the Alliance as part of their polics to support open standards.
d&b joined the Alliance as part of their polics to support open standards.

Loudspeaker manufacturer d&b audiotechnik has joing the AVnu Alliance, which fosters the adoption of audio/video bridging and time sensitive networking protocols (AVB/TSN). D&b joined the AVnu Alliance as part of their policy to support open standards.

Read more: d&b Joins AVnu Alliance

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Mega Systems is exclusive ImageCue distributor in North America.
Mega Systems is exclusive ImageCue distributor in North America.

Mega Systems is now the exclusive ImageCue distributor for North America. ImageCue is a compact, easy to use image server that provides control of high definition still images and videos with only twelve channels of DMX512. Each ImageCue includes a library of 255 images and videos. In addition, users can supply their own images and videos using a USB flash drive or external solid state drive to provide access to over 65,000 image and video files.

Read more: Mega Systems Named Exclusive ImageCue Distributor

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DiGiCo’s Stealth Core 2 Upgrade is designed to future-proof SD series consoles.
DiGiCo’s Stealth Core 2 Upgrade is designed to future-proof SD series consoles.

DiGiCo’s Stealth Core 2 is a major upgrade to its Stealth Digital Processing engine for its SD series of digital mixers. It uses enhanced processing to deliver more processing channels and functionality. Stealth Core 2 includes an updated user experience, including a brand new graphic interface on console screens as well as upgraded processor power, which means Full Dynamic EQ, DiGiTuBes and MB Dynamics on every channel and bus—in addition to larger channel counts.

Read more: Video Tour: DiGiCo Stealth Core 2 Upgrade

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Professional Wireless Systems added more gear to future-proof their services and make life easier for productions.
Professional Wireless Systems added more gear to future-proof their services and make life easier for productions.

Professional Wireless Systems repackaged its rental fleet to provide smaller gear footprints and faster load-in/out times. They also added H4 range transmitters to its Shure Axient rigs, planning ahead for future spectrum availability. In order to stay spectrally efficient, the company also added additional RAD UV-1G com systems and VHF Lectrosonics IFB systems. Rounding out the upgrades are the Shure ULXD systems, Shure BRH440M and BRH441M headsets, Shure KSM8 capsules, Clear-Com FreeSpeak II and Bel 64-channel Dante monitors.

Read more: Professional Wireless Systems Upgrades Gear

Changing Roles
Josh Perlman at WorldStage was promoted to the position of director of LED Services
Josh Perlman at WorldStage was promoted to the position of director of LED Services

WorldStage expanded its LED department. They promoted Josh Perlman to the position of director of LED Services and hired Wayne Romanowski and Stewart Douglas as senior LED technicians.

Read more: WorldStage Expands LED Display Capabilities

Theatre Buzz
Top to bottom: The cast and crew of The Nether; Members of the cast of Heathers, Paul Atreides (left) and the directors of the Audience Choice winner
Top to bottom: The cast and crew of The Nether; Members of the cast of Heathers, Paul Atreides (left) and the directors of the Audience Choice winner

The Las Vegas theatre world gathered at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, July 11 to honor and celebrate the stand out productions, performances and designs of the year. The Nether from Cockroach Theatre won Best Play; Heathers from Off-Strip Productions won Best Musical;  and A Summons from the Tinker to Assemble the Membership in Secret at the Usual Place won the Audience Choice Award. Another 18 awards were bestowed, including the inaugural David Sankuer Hero Award. 4Wall Entertainment sponsored the event as a Production Partner. Jeanette Farmer, national operations manager for 4Wall’s Systems and Design Division, presented the Sound Design and Lighting Design Valley Awards. Stage Directions magazine sponsored the Best Costume Scenic and Best Scenic Design awards. 

Read more: Valley Theatre Awards Names 2016 Winners

Industry News
Jim Digby

The founder and chairman of the Event Safety Alliance, Jim Digby, accepted an invitation from Behind the Scenes Foundation to join their board of directors. Digby has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry.

Read more: Jim Digby Joins Behind the Scenes’ Board

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The Baldwin School’s gym before and after Starlite upgraded the space to be a performance venue
The Baldwin School’s gym before and after Starlite upgraded the space to be a performance venue

The Baldwin School called on Starlite Productions to upgrade their outdated gym into a multi-purpose event and performance space. Starlite installed a 45-foot-by-45-foot pipe grid, acoustical curtains and track systems, a house sound system full of Harman gear and a theatrical lighting kit that took advantage of several LED fixtures from ETC.

Read more: Starlite Productions Helps Baldwin School’s Stars Shine Bright

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