Sound Designers Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg with their Tony Awards for their design for Hadestown
Sound Designers Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg with their Tony Awards for their design for Hadestown

Audio Design at the Heart of the Multi-Award-Winning Hadestown on Broadway

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Currently one of the hottest tickets on Broadway, the musical Hadestown has won no less than eight prestigious Tony Awards. One was for Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz’s sound design, which features 28 Alcons Audio V-series pro-ribbon monitors. The Tony was the icing on the cake for Steinberg and Paz, who also won a Drama Desk Award for the Hadestown sound design, as well as being nominated in the Outer Critics Circle Awards.Here is a video overview of Hadestown:

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The 2019 Event Safety Summit and associated trainings will take place November 18-22 at Rock Lititz
The 2019 Event Safety Summit and associated trainings will take place November 18-22 at Rock Lititz

2019 Event Safety Summit Session Information Now Available

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The Event Safety Alliance’s annual Event Safety Summit will take place Wednesday, November 20 – Friday, November 22, 2019 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, PA. If you’ve been wondering what they have planned for the 2019 Event Safety Summit, you’re in luck - session information for this year’s event is now available online. Whether you’re involved in production, design, operations, or security they have you covered this year. Check out the link below for a rundown and stay tuned… they have a few more surprises to be added shortly.

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Bill Gaines Audio did the sound system design and installation
Bill Gaines Audio did the sound system design and installation

A Streamlined, Modern Sound System for the Streamline Moderne Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo

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New Kara/SB18 rig from L-Acoustics helps bring an Art Deco-era architectural gem into the 21st century

Located on Monterey Street in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, the 865-seat Fremont Theater is a surviving—and now thriving—example of the Streamline Moderne style favored by West Coast movie theaters and performance halls when it opened for both roles in 1942. As its entertainment appeal gradually waned over the decades, the facility dodged various attempts to modernize it as a multiplex cinema, and then to be razed altogether. Thankfully, a new group of partners, the Fremont Theater Entertainment Group, have invested in restoring the theater’s visual and acoustical charm while also modernizing its technical facilities. A key part of that effort was the addition of an L-Acoustics Kara loudspeaker system, originally installed in 2018 and then re-flown with a new truss system installed earlier this year.

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A scene from the production of 13: The Musical at Lewis University in Illinois
A scene from the production of 13: The Musical at Lewis University in Illinois

Lewis University Offers Students the Latest Technology

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The Theatre Department at Lewis University two theatres—The Philip Lynch Theatre, a 250-seat thrust stage and The Studio, a 90-seat black box space. The spaces originally served as an aircraft hangar, part of this suburban Chicago school’s long-standing commitment to educating aviators. The Theatre Department at Lewis University is committed to exposing students to the latest technology in their field. Toward this end, the department added CHAUVET Professional Ovation and Maverick LED fixtures from JRLX, Inc. to its Philip Lynch Theatre lighting system.

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USITT is Setting the Next Stage
USITT is Setting the Next Stage

USITT News: Giving Day a Success for Institute

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USITT’s first-ever Giving Day, a contribution challenge event held on Saturday, October 26, was a tremendous success. The event, a part of the Institute’s Setting the Next Stage fundraising campaign, raised more than $54,000. Giving Day was an entirely online event with appeals from a number of individuals throughout most social media channels and via email. The appeals also helped spread the word about the industry-wide impact that the Institute has on life-long learning, safety and health, and international engagement.

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Point Source Audio has received its fourth patent for its CO2 Confidence range of mics
Point Source Audio has received its fourth patent for its CO2 Confidence range of mics

Point Source Audio Sounding Board: A Fourth Patent Granted for its CO2 Microphone with Built-in Backup

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Four patents in three years underscores the company’s leadership in live sound solutions for theaters, corporate, broadcast and Houses of Worship

Point Source Audio® (PSA), an audio equipment manufacturer specializing in the development of miniature microphones and headsets, has received U.S. Patent No. D850,422 for its CO2-8WL Dual Lavalier Microphone, part of the company’s CO2 Confidence™ Microphone collection. It is the world’s first fully redundant microphone in a wearable housing—providing an all-in-one solution for critical live sound and broadcast applications that require back-up miking.

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