Ethan Gilson
Ethan Gilson

Ethan Gilson to Lead Rigging Safety Symposium at the 2019 Event Safety Summit

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Adding to its schedule of optional paid workshops, Take1 Insurance and the Event Safety Alliance announced that Entertainment Rigging Services Director Ethan Gilson will lead a two-day Entertainment Rigging Workshop at the 2019 Event Safety Summit. Hosted in conjunction with Columbus McKinnon Entertainment Technology, the workshop will delve into basic and advanced practices of entertainment rigging in order to increase attendees’ value within the professional rigging marketplace, ultimately helping them to work safer and more efficiently.

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Santa Fe Opera Will Hold Props and Costume Sale. Photo: Amy Tischler, Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe Opera Will Hold Props and Costume Sale. Photo: Amy Tischler, Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera Will Hold Props and Costume Sale, September 14 & 15

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The Santa Fe Opera is cleaning out its closets and storage units! They're having a Props & Costumes Sale that will be held in Stieren Orchestra Hall on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days. They bet that there is something special in there with your name on it! Want to own one of your favorite costumes from an opera? Want to know why actors and singers can't keep their hands off props that aren't theirs? Find out at the Santa Fe Opera Props & Costume Sale!

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Michael Kurcab and Matt Collins
Michael Kurcab and Matt Collins

d&b audiotechnik Adds Michael Kurcab, Matt Collins to Expanding Staff in Americas

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d&b audiotechnik continues with staff expansion in the Americas. The Backnang, Germany-based company, with a U.S. base in Asheville, NC, named Las Vegas-based Michael Kurcab business development manager. The company also named Matt Collins, who is based in Seattle, WA regional manager for the U.S. Northwest.

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Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul Upgrades its Audio Control

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The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has installed a new DiGiCo SD7T Quantum console in its main Ordway Music Theater, continuing its strategic reliance on DiGiCo SD-Range technology that began when the Center opened in 2009 with a D5 Live desk in the same venue. The installation was just in time for the opening of what is the most ambitious iteration yet of the Tony Award-winning musical 42nd Street, which ran at the Ordway’s Music Theater venue July 23 through August 11. Here's a trailer for the Ordway's original production of 42nd Street:
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On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management
On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management

Tickets Now Available for The Stage Managers Association 2019 Del Hughes Awards

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On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management to three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring, Regional Theatre, and Opera—Rich Costabile, Barbara Donner, and Mary K Klinger. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA will recognize Janet Friedman with The Founders Award, a special recognition for her many years of service to the SMA and for embodying the values expressed by the Founders of the SMA.

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LED lighting fixtures from the Vari-Lite and Strand product portfolios have delivered a versatile, quiet and energy efficient solution for Caruth Auditorium in Dallas, TX. Photo Credit: ©David C. Brown RPT Assistant Director for Music Operations SMU Meadows School of the Arts
LED lighting fixtures from the Vari-Lite and Strand product portfolios have delivered a versatile, quiet and energy efficient solution for Caruth Auditorium in Dallas, TX. Photo Credit: ©David C. Brown RPT Assistant Director for Music Operations SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Lighting Solutions for Caruth Auditorium in Dallas, TX

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Caruth Auditorium, a classical concert hall at the heart of Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, has benefited from a new stage lighting system from Vari-Lite and Strand, Signify entertainment lighting brands. The system has delivered improved light quality, color capability and quiet operation, plus major reductions in operational costs.

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Lighting Upgrade for Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, Canada

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Acting as a hub for performing arts in Winnipeg, Canada, the Centennial Concert Hall has long upheld a sense of community for the people of Manitoba. With a seating capacity in excess of 2,300, the venue is the largest performing arts space in Winnipeg. When Centennial Hall decided to upgrade its lighting system to improve energy efficiency and coverage, the ArcSystem from ETC immediately stood out as a top choice. Here’s a video overview of the project:
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