Don't Miss the USITT 2018 Keynote Speech of Joseph Haj, the Director of the Guthrie Theater

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“If you’re a ballplayer and the Yankees call, you go,” said production director David Stewart. “And if you’re in theater and Joe Haj calls you to come join him at the Guthrie? Hell, yeah, you’re coming.”

Haj has directed and performed in theaters throughout the United States including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the New York Public Theater, the Alley, the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Folger and many others. Named by American Theatre magazine as one of 25 theater artists who will have a significant impact on the field over the next quarter century, Haj is a visionary leader at one of the nation’s top regional theaters.

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The Yamaha CL5 FOH at the Tennessee Theatre
The Yamaha CL5 FOH at the Tennessee Theatre

The Tennessee Theatre Upgrades its Audio with Yamaha CL5

Michael Eddy

Built in 1928 and restored back to its original design by Paramount in the early 2000s, the 1,600-seat historic Tennessee Theatre provides entertainment to Knoxville and the surrounding communities. The Moorish Revival theater, designed by Chicago architects Graven & Mayger, was one of eight movie palaces they designed; only two remain today: the Tennessee and the Alabama in Birmingham. The Tennessee showcases Broadway productions, opera performances, as well as movies, concerts, and organ recitals.

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NEC now offers a three-year warranty on all its lamp-based projectors
NEC now offers a three-year warranty on all its lamp-based projectors

NEC Display Solutions Now Offers a Three-Year Warranty on all Lamp-Based Projectors

Michael Eddy

NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc. announces that it will offer a three-year warranty on all lamp-based projectors purchased after January 1, 2018. The new warranty plan extends coverage from two-years to three-years for models in the VE, V, U, UM, and M Short Throw series. A three-year warranty already covers projectors in NEC’s other lamp-based projector series, and a five-year warranty covers all NEC laser projectors.

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Jeffrey Cox (left) and Jason Farah (right) have formed Outline US, the sole representative of Outline Srl in the United States and Caribbean.
Jeffrey Cox (left) and Jason Farah (right) have formed Outline US, the sole representative of Outline Srl in the United States and Caribbean.

Italian Speaker Manufacturer Outline Forms U.S. Division

Michael Eddy

Outline Srl announces the expansion of their home offices with the formation of Outline US. Newly created, owned, and operated by Jeffrey Cox and Jason Farah, Outline US is the sole representative of Outline Srl in the United States and Caribbean.

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Jennifer Moore joins DCR Nashville as Director of Sales
Jennifer Moore joins DCR Nashville as Director of Sales

DCR Nashville Announces Addition of Jennifer Moore as Director of Sales

Michael Eddy

DCR Nashville announces the addition of Jennifer Moore to its Nashville based team. Moore will be assuming the role of Director of Sales with the company where she will be charged with developing relationships with both end users and professional companies with a special concentration on concert touring markets.

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Legally Blonde – The Musical ©SAIC Shanghai Culture Square - Zheng Tianran 2017
Legally Blonde – The Musical ©SAIC Shanghai Culture Square - Zheng Tianran 2017

Intelligent Lighting Services Supports the Tour of Legally Blonde The Musical

Michael Eddy

Legally Blonde – The Musical opened in December at Shanghai’s Culture Square Theatre to start its China National tour. From China it will move to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre in May, before returning to the U.S. in October 2018. Legally Blonde – The Musical is a sparkling celebration of pop culture. Responsible for technology on tour is the team from Intelligent Lighting Services Ltd (ILS), led by lighting engineer and company founder, Paul Gould. As part of the tour’s lighting inventory ILS supplied two MDG ATMe™ haze generators to provide the perfect haze with which to show off Kirk Bookman’s fun and vibrant lighting design.

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