Mélat will perform a free show at The Kennedy Center in recognition of World Refugee Day
Mélat will perform a free show at The Kennedy Center in recognition of World Refugee Day

The Kennedy Center and UNHCR Present a Free Performance on June 20 by Mélat in Recognition of World Refugee Day

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Every year on June 20, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency holds special events for World Refugee Day to recognize the lives of refugees and all those dedicated to helping them. On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 6-7pm EDT, on the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage, Austin, Texas-based singer and songwriter Mélat will perform a free performance in recognition of World Refugee Day. This year’s World Refugee Day #WithRefugees campaign aims to bring the public closer to the refugee story, showing them as ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances.

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Painting the sky drop for Waitress from a design by Scott Pask
Painting the sky drop for Waitress from a design by Scott Pask

Painting the Sky Drop for Waitress

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Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. Here’s a video of the scenic artists at Scenic Art Studios creating this wonderful drop for Scenic Designer Scott Pask. It was painted by Charge Artist, Richard W. Prouse and Lead Artist, Irina Portnyagina os Scenic Art Studio.{youtube}v=mCwnl2wD41U{/youtube}

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The poster for the 2018 edition of Broadway Bares: Game Night
The poster for the 2018 edition of Broadway Bares: Game Night

Broadway Bares: Game Night Wins Big and Breaks Records

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Broadway’s hottest dancers and two explosively responsive audiences came together for a fierce and steamy evening of fun and sensational striptease at Broadway Bares: Game Night, this year’s record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Game Night raised $1,875,090 with two standing-room-only performances on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Watch video highlights from this year’s show:
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Twelfth Night performed at the Queensland Theatre relied on RC4 Wireless products to deal with the revolving set
Twelfth Night performed at the Queensland Theatre relied on RC4 Wireless products to deal with the revolving set

Twelfth Night at Queensland Theatre Revolves Wirelessly

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed in 1602; since then, actors have been portraying Viola and Orsinio around the world. When Australia’s Queensland Theatre mounted their production of Shakespeare’s classic, they chose to use a revolve that required wireless DMX. Here's a look at some scenes from Twelfth Night.
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William Gorlin with Engineer of the Year award from The New York State Society of Professional Engineers
William Gorlin with Engineer of the Year award from The New York State Society of Professional Engineers

William Gorlin of McLaren Engineering Group named Engineer of the Year

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The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) awarded McLaren Engineering Group’s Vice President and Entertainment Division Chief, William Gorlin, PE, SE, the Engineer of the Year award at its annual ceremony Friday, June 15. With experience that includes some of the world’s largest live theaters, concert touring sets, and amusement attractions, Gorlin is among the top global experts in entertainment engineering.

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The Hofesh Haze in evidence in a rehearsal for Grand Finale. Photo© Gary Copeland
The Hofesh Haze in evidence in a rehearsal for Grand Finale. Photo© Gary Copeland

Grand Finale Cuts Through the Hofesh Haze

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Hofesh Shechter Company celebrated its 10th anniversary and kicked off the first day of Brighton Festival in May with a performance of Grand Finale, the latest original dance work from award-winning choreographer, Hofesh Shechter. Grand Finale features a set design by Tom Scutt and a lighting design by Tom Visser.

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Jesus Christ Superstar at the Chicago Lyric Opera. Photo by Holly Birch Photography
Jesus Christ Superstar at the Chicago Lyric Opera. Photo by Holly Birch Photography

Audio Choices for Jesus Christ Superstar at Chicago Lyric Opera

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The first North American production of the acclaimed 2016 London revival of Jesus Christ Superstar took place at Chicago Lyric Opera for a four-week run. Billed as Lyric Opera’s annual spring musical, this ambitious staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera featured an all-star cast supported by an operatic chorus and six-piece rock band, requiring 74 wireless microphone channels.

Watch highlights from the show:
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John Hart, Alteros National Sales Director
John Hart, Alteros National Sales Director

Alteros, an Audio-Technica Company, Welcomes John Hart as National Sales Director

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Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, continues its commitment to enhancing sales and support in the United States with the appointment of industry veteran and proven sales leader John Hart to the position of National Sales Director. In this role, Hart will report directly to Jackie Green, President and CTO of Alteros. 

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