A scene from The Kyoto Sushi Theater, lit by LD Andy Hinago
A scene from The Kyoto Sushi Theater, lit by LD Andy Hinago

LD Andy Hinago Adds Sparkle to The Kyoto Sushi Theater

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Both world-class dining and entertainment offerings are found in the Kyoto Sushi Theater, a lively venue that serves up a culinary and artistic feast for its customers by providing delicious food choices and captivating theatrical performances. Creating a colorful and engaging backdrop for this dual experience is an Andy Hinago-designed lightshow that features a collection of CHAUVET Professional fixtures, supplied by PRG Japan.

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The new Electronic Libretto System (ELS)  mounted in the seat backs at the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera
The new Electronic Libretto System (ELS) mounted in the seat backs at the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera Pioneers Next-Generation Technology to Better Serve Opera Audiences

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Susan G. Marineau, President of the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Opera announced that on Opening Night of the 2019 Season, a new generation of seatback titles will debut in the Crosby Theatre. The new Electronic Libretto System (ELS) represents the second generation of seatback title technology and will replace the prior system, which was installed by Figaro Systems in 1999.

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Geoff Packard and Berrit Keller in the rehearsal room for The Heart of Rock and Roll
Geoff Packard and Berrit Keller in the rehearsal room for The Heart of Rock and Roll

A Stage Management Student Takes Her Skills to Broadway

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Last March, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance senior stage management major Berrit Keller had a unique opportunity to get a head start on her career when she joined the production team for a development lab of a new musical. The Heart of Rock and Roll, inspired by the music of the 80s pop group Huey Lewis and the News, enjoyed a record-breaking run at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in fall 2018, and the New York workshop was a chance to present the show to theatre owners and potential investors in the hopes of transferring to Broadway.

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Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Video on Customizing the EMBRACE Mic for Better Concealment

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One of the challenges that face both designers and technicians is how to hide a microphone on an actor. In their hair or in their costume; there weren’t a lot of good solutions to this challenge, until Point Source Audio created its EMBRACE™ Earmount microphone solution. As a customizable mic’ing solution that is engineered for concealing, EMBRACE has earned praise from end-users, as well as two patents from the U.S. Patent Office. The innovative design means the patented EMBRACE’s shapeable structure can be trimmed, bent and, shaped to a custom-fit for each user allowing for microphones to be easily concealed and quickly custom-fitted for the wearer—providing a placement of the microphone in just mere seconds that is consistent and stable. Here's a video from Point Source on customizing your EMBRACE microphone for over ear concealment:

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Take1 Insurance Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Event Safety Summit

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Leading entertainment industry insurance solutions provider Take1 Insurance announced that it will again serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Event Safety Alliance Event Safety Summit. The three-day event will take place November 20-22, 2019 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, PA, with pre-summit training courses also being offered on November 18-19 for those interested in delving deeper into specific subject areas. Registration is now open.

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