The FRABA Group celebrates 100th birthday
The FRABA Group celebrates 100th birthday

FRABA Group celebrates 100th Birthday with Market Growth

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The international FRABA Group, which is about to mark the 100th anniversary of its founding, has enjoyed a year of significant growth in sales and profitability. In fiscal 2017 (ending December 31) turnover increased by 21.5% over the previous year, with total sales revenues of € 31.5 million. Growth has been driven by strong performance of the Group’s two product-oriented business units: POSITAL (industrial position/motion sensors) and VITECTOR (safety/security systems for large motorized doors). FRABA now has 220 employees, located at offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

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The cast of 'Lobby Hero' at the Helen Hayes Theatre
The cast of 'Lobby Hero' at the Helen Hayes Theatre

Sound Designer Darron L. West on his Soundscape for 'Lobby Hero'

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An intense and intimate study into the human condition, or the latest staging of a sharp piece of drama from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan: both descriptions are easily accepted for the revival of Lobby Hero on Broadway. This masterful presentation by Second Stage Theater at the Helen Hayes Theater, with the dramatic action all taking place within the lobby of an apartment building, clearly demonstrates Lonergan’s particular skill and sensitivity for realistic everyday dialogue.

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Overture Hall, the largest venue at Madison, Wisconsin’s Overture Center for the Arts, is now home to an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system. Photos: Jay Baumgardner
Overture Hall, the largest venue at Madison, Wisconsin’s Overture Center for the Arts, is now home to an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system. Photos: Jay Baumgardner

Overture Hall in Madison, Wisconsin Upgrades its Audio

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For performance venues, success can be a double-edged sword; if the space is constantly booked, carving out time to update technology can present a challenge. Such was definitely the case with Clearwing System Integration’s recent audio system retrofit of more than 100 L-Acoustics loudspeakers at the 2,255-seat Overture Hall, the largest of seven performing arts venues and five galleries that together make up Madison, Wisconsin’s Overture Center for the Arts.

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Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association annual membership meeting
Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association annual membership meeting

The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association Announce Annual Membership Meeting

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The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) announced their third annual membership meeting, with events for both members as well as the general public. On June 2-4, the TSDCA will hold three days of public panels and discussions regarding sound design and composition in theater. It will be held at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm on June 2nd, 10:30am-9:30pm on June 3rd, and 11am-10pm on June 4th.

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MODE Studios’ Caryl Glaab, Anne Militello, and Pablo N. Molina
MODE Studios’ Caryl Glaab, Anne Militello, and Pablo N. Molina

MODE Studios Adds Anne Militello, Caryl Glaab, and Pablo N. Molina

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Effective immediately, Colleen and Bob Bonniol of Seattle-based hybrid experience agency MODE Studios are adding three more top-tier talents to their growing company's roster. New appointments for the Women's Business Enterprise National Council Certified agency include Anne Militello, who joins the firm as Principal Designer/Producer, and Caryl Glaab, who signs on as Creative Director and Screens Producer. The firm is also adding longtime collaborator Pablo N. Molina as Principal Designer and Interactive Producer.

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Nicole Kent joins Creative Conners as Sales Engineer
Nicole Kent joins Creative Conners as Sales Engineer

Nicole Kerrigan Kent Joins Creative Conners Sales Team

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Creative Conners Inc., manufacturer of stage automation technologies, announces that Nicole Kent has joined the company as a Sales Engineer. Nicole brings over 15 years of experience in the live entertainment industry. She has extensive hands-on experience selling scenic products and project-managing scenery fabrication for the stage, television, and film.

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Soldaat van Oranje - The Musical. Photo By Joris van Bennekom
Soldaat van Oranje - The Musical. Photo By Joris van Bennekom

Soldaat van Oranje - The Musical Gets More Realistic Stage Lighting

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Over 2.5 million spectators have visited the TheaterHangaar, a former military aircraft hangar, to see Soldaat van Oranje - The Musical since its debut in 2010. The longest running performance in the history of Dutch theatre, the show tells the story of World War II resistance fighter Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema. The TheaterHangaar recently added a range of static wash lights to replace the original fixtures in the venue.
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