In Memoriam: Peter Sargent, Dean Emeritus Webster University

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Peter Sargent, the founding dean of the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, died on the afternoon of November 27, 2019. He was 82 years old. Sargent spent his life dedicated to the arts in St. Louis and beyond and was a mentor to many in our industry. A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10am at the Loretto-Hilton Center. In this video from Webster University, Sargent reflected on the Conservatory's history during its 50th anniversary season:

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Greg Kopchinski, Waves Audio Live and Install Product Manager
Greg Kopchinski, Waves Audio Live and Install Product Manager

Waves Audio Appoints Greg Kopchinski as Live and Install Product Manager

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Waves Audio, developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, has appointed Greg Kopchinski as Live and Install Product Manager, further developing Waves’ live and commercial AV products.

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A look at the crowds in the CHAUVET Professional booth at LDI 2019
A look at the crowds in the CHAUVET Professional booth at LDI 2019

CHAUVET Professional Wins 2019 LDI Large Booth Design Award

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“Immersive,” the word is more often used to describe a lighting design on the touring stage than a trade show booth, but it accurately sums up the effect one experienced visiting CHAUVET Professional at the just-concluded LDI show. That’s a key reason why the company was honored with the 2019 LDI Large Booth Design Award. Described by the award organizers as a “welcoming and easily walkable” exhibit that “beautifully integrated” lighting and video, the booth engaged visitors with its seamless visual displays that appeared ideally balanced when viewed from any angle.

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Epson Projectors to Dazzle Boston During ILLUMINUS Projection Mapping Festival

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Epson announced that its laser technology will help transform Boston’s public spaces into an activated urban canvas as the exclusive video projector provider for ILLUMINUS 2019. Consisting of artwork created with new media technologies, performances, and immersive light and sound experiences, ILLUMINUS 2019 is an annual festival in downtown Boston that features projects at the intersection of art, design, technology, and science. 
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BTS Board Members Tobin Neis (l) and Rick Rudolph (r) with ETC Marketing Communications Manager Wendy Orfan.
BTS Board Members Tobin Neis (l) and Rick Rudolph (r) with ETC Marketing Communications Manager Wendy Orfan.

Behind the Scenes: iRFR and aRFR Apps from ETC Serve Commitment to Caring

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ETC continued its remarkable commitment to caring for entertainment technology professionals in need by presenting a check to Behind the Scenes during LDI for $23,628.98. This represented the most recent proceeds from the company’s iRFR and aRFR (Radio Focus Remote) applications. Since the launch of the iRFR in 2009, ETC’s mobile app sales have now generated over $390,000 in donations.

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DWR’s Kevin Stannett with Enos Ramoroko from Joburg Theatre and the new RJ Cyrano followspots installed in The Mandela Theatre, Johannesburg.
DWR’s Kevin Stannett with Enos Ramoroko from Joburg Theatre and the new RJ Cyrano followspots installed in The Mandela Theatre, Johannesburg.

New Robert Juliat Cyrano Followspots for Joburg Theatre

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The longstanding technical crew of South Africa’s Joburg Theatre, headed by Enos Ramoroko, were jubilant to receive new equipment to complement their very busy and well looked-after theater situated on Braamfontein Hill, Johannesburg. Part of the delivery from Robert Juliat’s exclusive distributor for South Africa, DWR Distribution, was four Robert Juliat Cyrano 2,500W HMI followspots which have been installed for use in the 1,000+ seat Mandela Theatre.

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A scene from Moulin Rouge - The Musical.Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Photos © Matthew Murphy 2019
A scene from Moulin Rouge - The Musical.Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Photos © Matthew Murphy 2019

Eos Brings the Moulin Rouge to Broadway

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As one of this year’s most anticipated Broadway musicals, Moulin Rouge! The Musical has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike. Its remarkable performances and production design combine to create a truly extravagant experience thanks to the talent on and off the stage—and, in part, to the power of Eos.

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The interior of the Royal Dutch Theatre, home of the award-winning performance group Nederlands Toneel Gent (NTGent) Photo Credit: Fotografie Lexooo
The interior of the Royal Dutch Theatre, home of the award-winning performance group Nederlands Toneel Gent (NTGent) Photo Credit: Fotografie Lexooo

Sotesa and CHAUVET Professional Bridge Old and New for NTGent

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Recently, the Royal Dutch Theatre, home of the award-winning performance group Nederlands Toneel Gent (NTGent) took steps to inspire creativity, making the historic theater more environmentally friendly, by installing a new LED lighting system that features CHAUVET Professional fixtures supplied by Sotesa. Beyond its impressive architectural features,  the stately 120 year old building moves visitors with its uplifting mosaic façade depicting Apollo and the Muses.

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