American Repertory Theater upgrades its audio system with Meyer Sound. Photo Credit: Jeremy Goldenberg
American Repertory Theater upgrades its audio system with Meyer Sound. Photo Credit: Jeremy Goldenberg

American Repertory Theater Upgrades its Audio System

Michael Eddy

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA recently acquired an extensive Meyer Sound system consisting of a D-Mitri digital audio platform and a complement of 88 self-powered loudspeakers, including new LINA™ line arrays and an immersive surround setup incorporating proprietary IntelligentDC™ technology. A.R.T.'s Sound Manager Sam Lerner walks us through the new audio equipment.

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Marcel Duchamp’s painting T um’. ©Yale University Art Gallery
Marcel Duchamp’s painting T um’. ©Yale University Art Gallery

Was This the Start of the Color Chart?

Michael Eddy

Marcel Duchamp’s last painting has influenced artists for a century. The BBC’s Kelly Grovier takes a looks at how it inspired the modern color chart – and at its 17th-Century predecessor – in her fascinating story for BBC Culture. She looks at Duchamp's work and the impact over the decades afterwards and at the works of artists 'absorbing and wrestling' with the impact of Duchamp's piece. Read the entire fascinating story, The Mysterious Painting That Changed How We See Colour on the BBC culture page here.

 

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Be sure to take the opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed at USITT 2018
Be sure to take the opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed at USITT 2018

Career Opportunities Abound at USITT 2018 Expo

Michael Eddy

A number of prominent companies in the industry will be looking for potential new employees to join their teams at USITT 2018. Exhibitors from all facets of live entertainment will soon fill the Stage Expo floor and they are encouraging attendees looking for career opportunities to connect with them on LinkedIn prior to the Conference. By linking your LinkedIn profile to your USITT registration, you can be visible to exhibiting companies and indicate the types of opportunities you would like to be matched with.

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Making Opera: The Designer, Es Devlin

Michael Eddy

Here’s an interview with designer Es Devlin on her designs for opera. This film is from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics that runs through Sunday, February 25th.

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By creating a state of 'newness' through unfamiliar moving sculpture and light, Devlin, encourages the audience to "pay attention" and "attend to the music". Her designs for opera always start with an intense period of studying the music and understanding how the words work with it. Devlin then breaks the opera down into sections on timelines that she can begin to paint and sketch.

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The Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center
The Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center

Skylight Music Theatre Closes on Sale / Leaseback of Broadway Theatre Center

Michael Eddy

Skylight Music Theatre President, Board of Directors Michael C. Lueder, Artistic Director Ray Jivoff, and Executive Director Jack R. Lemmon announced that Skylight Music Theatre closed on a sale/50 year leaseback of the Broadway Theatre Center to Broadway Theatre LLC, which will improve the property and lease most of it back to Skylight.

Skylight's current production Zombies From the Beyond is a satirical spin on 50’s pulp space-alien flicks.
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The Miller Theater in Augusta, GA
The Miller Theater in Augusta, GA

The Miller Theater in Augusta, Georgia Upgrades its Audio Systems

Michael Eddy

Built in 1938, Augusta, Georgia’s Miller Theater represented the state-of-the-art in cinema and vaudeville for over 40 years. An economic downturn in the ’80s eventually shuttered the theater and it lay silent and dark for more than three decades. Today, however, following a $25 million, seven-year restoration project, the venue has finally reopened, with a mission to present a variety of productions.

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The new General Managers at Vincent Lighting Systems (L to R) Herman Sayre, Tom Siko, and Walt Weber
The new General Managers at Vincent Lighting Systems (L to R) Herman Sayre, Tom Siko, and Walt Weber

Vincent Lighting Systems Appoints General Managers, Expands into Rigging Market

Michael Eddy

As Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) celebrates 40 years in business, the company is adding a greater focus on its people, processes, and products. In response to its goal to create a closer knit of leadership and management, the company has appointed General Managers for each of its offices.

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