Dallas Theater Center is Holding a Props Sidewalk Sale
Dallas Theater Center is Holding a Props Sidewalk Sale

Dallas Theater Center is Holding a Props Sidewalk Sale

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Have you ever found yourself at a Dallas Theater Center show distracted from the brilliant play by the even more brilliant props? Well now's your chance to get your hands on some of those sweet pieces at the Dallas Theater Center’s Props Sale! Here you will find hundreds of hand props, furniture pieces, and theater odds and ends.

The Props Sale will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 8am-5pm at 3920 Black Gold Drive, Dallas, TX 75247.

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A scene from the Rossini Opera Festival
A scene from the Rossini Opera Festival

New Lighting Control at the Rossini Opera Festival

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The Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) is an international music festival held in August of each year in Pesaro, Italy, the birthplace of the opera composer Gioachino Rossini. The festival – and its technical team – have always paid close attention to technical innovation, often leading new trends in the field of operatic lighting.

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The promoted and new lighting designers at Available Light
The promoted and new lighting designers at Available Light

Promotions and Additions at Available Light

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Available Light is growing. Edward Bartholomew, LC, LEED AP, IES, IALD has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Hamilton Smith, Jr. Assoc. IALD and Alex Fabozzi, Jr. Assoc. IALD have both been promoted to Associates of the firm. Also joining Available Light are Lighting Designers Benjamin Wilson, Jr. Assoc. IALD and Lindsay N. Duval, Jr. Assoc. IALD.

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Ship (Nutcracker), 1982-4, gouache and graphite pencil on paper. ┬ęThe Maurice Sendak Foundation. The Morgan Library & Museum, Bequest of Maurice Sendak, 2013.107:289. Photography by Janny Chiu.
Ship (Nutcracker), 1982-4, gouache and graphite pencil on paper. ┬ęThe Maurice Sendak Foundation. The Morgan Library & Museum, Bequest of Maurice Sendak, 2013.107:289. Photography by Janny Chiu.

Drawing the Curtain: The Opera and Ballet Designs of Maurice Sendak

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Renowned for his beloved and acclaimed children’s books, Maurice Sendak (1928–2012) was also an avid music and opera lover. In the late 1970s, he embarked on a successful second career as a designer of sets and costumes for the stage. New York City’s Morgan Library & Museum held an exhibition this summer, Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet and was the first museum exhibition dedicated to this aspect of his career. Here is a video overview of the exhibition from the Morgan Library:

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Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions
Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions

Point Source Audio Sounding Board: PSA, The Choice for Carnival UK Cruise Lines

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Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions, supplied by Point Source Audio’s UK distributor, Autograph Sales & Installations. The decision to standardize on Point Source Audio™ (PSA) was led by Dave Cowell, lead sound designer and programmer for Carnival UK. Point Source Audio’s body-worn microphones will support the fleets’ performance venues which are in use a standard 15-hours a day, 365 days a year.

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A video of the historic backwall of the Grand Theater in Milwaukee being moved 35 feet to make more room for a larger stage as a home for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
A video of the historic backwall of the Grand Theater in Milwaukee being moved 35 feet to make more room for a larger stage as a home for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Backstage Video: Timelapse of the Historic Grand Theater Wall Move

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Here’s a video from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra of the historic back wall of the Warner Grand Theatre being moved for MSO’s restoration project of the theater:

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A viewq of the main stage of Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX from the loading gallery for the new J.R. Clancy linesets
A viewq of the main stage of Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX from the loading gallery for the new J.R. Clancy linesets

Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX Upgrades its Performing Arts Equipment

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From music stands to an acoustical shell, Wenger Corporation recently provided Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX, a single-company solution for its many music education and performing arts equipment needs. Built in 2017, the high school had a variety of equipment requirements for its band, orchestra, and choir rehearsal rooms, main theatre, and black box theatre. Wenger Corporation’s Wenger, and J.R. Clancy brands were the preferred solutions.

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