A group shot of the 2018 Long Reach Long Riders at an authentic New England covered bridge. Photo by: Bill Ellis, Candela Controls
A group shot of the 2018 Long Reach Long Riders at an authentic New England covered bridge. Photo by: Bill Ellis, Candela Controls

Long Beach Riders Charity Ride a Success

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The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) announce the successful completion of their 15th annual charity motorcycle ride. The ride, which benefits the Behind the Scenes Charity and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS began in Manchester, NH on June 24th and finished back in Manchester on June 30th. The group, which was comprised of 25 motorcycles and 3 chase cars, raised over $54,500.00, bringing the total raised by the LRLR, since its inception in 2004, to more than $650,000.00.

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FRABA, POSITAL’s Parent Company, Celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2018
FRABA, POSITAL’s Parent Company, Celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2018

The FRABA Group Marks its 100th Anniversary

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FRABA is 100 years old this year. The company traces its history back to 1918, when the “Franz Baumgartner elektrische Apparate GmbH” was founded in Cologne, Germany. This enterprise specialized in building mechanical relays and controls for industry and grew into a successful mid-size enterprise.

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Lighting distributor, ACT Lighting moves Aaron Hubbard to Central Regional Sales and creates a new Northeast Regional Sales position
Lighting distributor, ACT Lighting moves Aaron Hubbard to Central Regional Sales and creates a new Northeast Regional Sales position

ACT Lighting Names Aaron Hubbard to Central Regional Sales and Establishes Northeast Regional Sales Position

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ACT Lighting, Inc. announced that Aaron Hubbard will move to the post of Central Regional Sales from his current role in Western Regional Sales. The company, a leading importer and distributor of lighting products, will also establish a new Northeast Regional Sales territory to better manage customer demand for its growing product line.

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Jamie Gahlon is the new Director for HowlRound. Photo by Todd McNeel
Jamie Gahlon is the new Director for HowlRound. Photo by Todd McNeel

HowlRound Announces Jamie Gahlon as Director

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HowlRound, a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide located at Emerson College, announces Jamie Gahlon as its new director. Gahlon is a co-founder of HowlRound and most recently served as its interim director following the departure of co-founder/director P. Carl in November 2017. Previously, she was senior creative producer.

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The Ghost of Christmas Future in B&Bs Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol employs projections
The Ghost of Christmas Future in B&Bs Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol employs projections

Bag&Baggage Productions Projects into the Future

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As its name implies, Bag&Baggage Productions (B&B) is a malleable theater company. What was started as a touring company in 2005 with nothing more than just a van, simple sets, and a handful of actors, the Hillsboro, OR-based troupe quickly become known for its artistic quality, affordability, and a unique, provocative sense of humor. The company’s services grew in greater demand, with double the audience numbers and budget size. The company's Technical Director, Jim Ricks-White, talks about how Bag&Baggage turned their move into a new permanent home into a projection opportunity.

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Point Source Audio knows a thing or two about the proper method of coiling mic cables
Point Source Audio knows a thing or two about the proper method of coiling mic cables

Point Source Audio: Sounding Board Blog: How to Properly Coil Microphone Cables

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Coiling Mini-Mic and Lavalier Cables
Since miniature microphones are what we do, we have to show you how to wrap up their cables too. Since most mini-mics, lavs, and headset mics have integrated wires, folks are often tempted to wrap the wire around the mic or body pack. This is a big no-no. The tiny coils created by doing this put a big strain on the wires, causes them to knot, and the kinks will make it more difficult to lay the wires flat when mounting them on your performer. Using proper microphone cable winding techniques will save your cables and make you more popular around the shop. Start practicing now and show your friends! This video shows the proper technique for coiling miniature microphone cables and is very similar to the over-under: 

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A first look at the set of Moulin Rouge! The Musical by scenic designer, Derek McLane. Photo by: Matthew Murphy
A first look at the set of Moulin Rouge! The Musical by scenic designer, Derek McLane. Photo by: Matthew Murphy

A First Look at the Set of Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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The pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical began performances, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, MA. The productions runs through August 19. Here’s a first look at the set as designed by Derek McLane. In addition to Tony Award® winner McLane, the design team for Moulin Rouge! The Musical includes Tony Award® winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), two-time Tony Award® nominee Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award® winner Peter Hylenski (sound) and Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design).

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Emerson Colonial Theatre
Emerson Colonial Theatre

An Inside Look at the Newly Refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston

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Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) offered a look inside the newly refurbished and restored Emerson Colonial Theatre, which opened to the public on July 10 with the first preview performance of the world premiere pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Through collaboration with Elkus Manfredi Architects and Consigli Contracting Co., the renovation of Boston’s most storied venue harkens back to the building’s original 1900 design while introducing modern back-of-house technology and efficiencies, allowing the venue to welcome a diverse array of programming.

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