Steve Terry and Dennis Varian (L to R)
Steve Terry and Dennis Varian (L to R)

Steve Terry and Dennis Varian Move into New Roles at ETC

Michael Eddy

Steve Terry recently accepted a new role as director of standards and industry relations at ETC. Lighting technology has changed significantly in the past several years and the move to solid-state lighting systems has been rapid. In this new role, Terry will continue his work on codes and standards in order to accommodate these changes. Additionally, he will act as an active resource for ETC customers, specifiers, and consultants on system design, code, and technology issues.

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The newly renovated Space Theatre at DCPA (Photo Credit: David Lauer Photography)
The newly renovated Space Theatre at DCPA (Photo Credit: David Lauer Photography)

The Space Theatre at The Denver Center Underwent a Dramatic Transformation

Michael Eddy

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) just re-opened its Space Theatre after 13-months of planning and 17-months of construction. The venue was completely gutted and rebuilt to enhance the world-class experience for audiences and artists alike. But one thing will never change—the new remodel still retains its signature five-sided, in-the-round shape allowing for innovative design and staging.

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Dave Higgins is the 2017/2018 Wally Russell Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Dave Higgins is the 2017/2018 Wally Russell Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

David G. Higgins Named the 2017/18 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Wally Russell Foundation

Michael Eddy

The Board of Directors of the Wally Russell Foundation announced that David G. Higgins, distinguished innovator, entrepreneur, and industry pioneer, is the winner of the 2017/2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the annual USITT Conference and Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 16th at a breakfast celebration.

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The 2018 NAMM Show
The 2018 NAMM Show

Event Tech Education to Take Center Stage at The 2018 NAMM Show

Michael Eddy

As the global crossroads of the music products, pro sound, and event technology industries, The 2018 NAMM Show will offer a wealth of opportunities for professionals involved in event technology to enhance their careers and make meaningful connections. The robust schedule of professional education will be held each day of The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in the NAMM Education Campus located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel.

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Scenic Designer Joseph Tilford Communicates Through Design

Kathy Eddy

For the well-reviewed production of Karen Zacarías' Native Gardens, Scenic Designer Joseph Tilford has to communicate a lot of information to the audience through his design as he explains his considerations and approach to this very scenic driven production. Native Gardens is a co-production and had its world premiere in January 2016 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. It is currently concluding its run at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and will next play at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage from September 15 – October 22.
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Gustavo Casolino is now a Technical Support Engineer with Alcorn McBride
Gustavo Casolino is now a Technical Support Engineer with Alcorn McBride

Gustavo Casolino Joins Alcorn McBride as Technical Support Engineer

Michael Eddy

Alcorn McBride, a manufacturer of show control, audio, and video equipment, has announced that Gustavo Casolino has joined the company as Technical Support Engineer. Casolino spent the last six years as Systems Audio Engineer at LMG, LLC in Orlando. Prior to that he served as a Designer and Audio Crew Chief at Walt Disney World Company for four years. A graduate of the Music School of Buenos Aires, Argentina with a degree in recording arts sound engineering, Casolino holds numerous professional certifications.

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Thomas Meehan
Thomas Meehan

In Memoriam: Thomas Meehan, Tony Award Winning Book Writer

Michael Eddy

The three-time Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan has died at the age of 88. After being ill the past five months, including undergoing surgery recently, he had passed away at his home in Manhattan earlier this week. Meehan has the rare distinction of having written the books for three Broadway shows that all ran for over 2,000 performances on Broadway and for which he won his Tony Awards, Annie; The Producers; and Hairspray.

In the videos below Meehan first speaks about the considerations of writing the scene that leads into a song. The second video looks at the spark of an idea that became Annie
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Notch adds Mark Jennings and Armin Kazlauskas (L to R)
Notch adds Mark Jennings and Armin Kazlauskas (L to R)

Notch Adds New Personnel

Michael Eddy

Notch, creators of a real-time graphics workflow for production of video content, live visual effects, VR, and interactive experiences, announced two key appointments as they continue to grow. The company, which has been powering content creation and interactivity for the world’s biggest artists, brands, and events - including U2 and Beyoncé, has added Mark Jennings and Armin Kazlauskas.

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