Auditorio Humboldt, in Costa Rica, is a multi-purpose auditorium outfitted with Elation Professional luminaires
Auditorio Humboldt, in Costa Rica, is a multi-purpose auditorium outfitted with Elation Professional luminaires

Lighting Systems for the New Auditorio Humboldt, Costa Rica

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Colegio Humboldt is an international school in San José, Costa Rica, that serves preschool through secondary students. Unique in the country in that the school was founded in 1912 by Germans and emphasizes a German-based education, Humboldt is also known for its profusion of extra-curricular activities. The school recently built a new performing arts space to further its program, Auditorio Humboldt, a multi-purpose auditorium outfitted with Elation Professional luminaires.

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Order Your 2019 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards

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The 2019 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards are on sale now at the BTS Boutique. There’s no better way to spread holiday cheer than with these unique cards created especially for Behind the Scenes. Sending a BTS holiday card helps spread the word about the charity and lets your family, friends, customers or colleagues know it’s important to you to assist those in need from our industry.

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Facing the possibility of going dark in 2017, The Stephen Foster Story has roared back with a vengeance on the heels of a $1.2 million upgrade including the addition of an Allen & Heath dLive C3500 mixing system.
Facing the possibility of going dark in 2017, The Stephen Foster Story has roared back with a vengeance on the heels of a $1.2 million upgrade including the addition of an Allen & Heath dLive C3500 mixing system.

New Audio Control at The Stephen Foster Story in Bardstown KY

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This summer in Bardstown, KY, the sounds of composer Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna” and “My Old Kentucky Home” are alive again at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre thanks in part to a new audio blueprint featuring an Allen & Heath dLive C3500 control surface and DM64 MixRack. Built in 1958, the amphitheater has hostedThe Stephen Foster Storyever since it opened. An outdoor musical known for its elaborate antebellum costuming and performances of Foster’s songs; the show almost went dark in 2017 when the venue faced closure based upon the deteriorating condition of the stage area.
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The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians
The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians

Santa Fe Opera has a Wonderful Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians

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The Santa Fe Opera has a wonderful apprentice program for technicians. "Graduates" of the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Programs for Singers and Technicians are active with opera, theater, and ballet companies around the world, as well as in the film and television industry. All credit the program as instrumental to their artistic growth and current career. The Apprentice Program for Theater Technicians, established in 1965, is an intermediate to advanced training program. The program offers instruction and practical experience in stage operations, properties, audio & video, costumes, production/music services, make up and wig construction, stage lighting and scenic art. A typical Santa Fe season will include at least four new productions, as well as two fully staged and costumed evenings of apprentice scenes, providing an exceptional learning opportunity for young professionals.The Santa Fe Opera will also be the host of the 2019 National Conference on Outdoor Theatre October 1-3. 
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ETC now Manufacturing and Selling ArcSystem, BluesSystem, and CueSystem Globally

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ETC has completed the acquisition of the ArcSystem, BluesSystem, and CueSystem product lines from GDS. From 2015 to 2019, ETC manufactured and sold these product families in North and South America only. Now, ETC takes over the entire development and distribution process of these products across the globe. Here's a video overview of the ETC ArcSystem:
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A shot from the LUMA Festival; the nation’s leading projection arts festival in Binghamton, NY
A shot from the LUMA Festival; the nation’s leading projection arts festival in Binghamton, NY

USITT News: Registration Deadline, August 19th for the Inaugural Digital Media Symposium

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The deadline is fast approaching for the inaugural USITT Digital Media Symposium that takes place September 4-6 in Binghamton, NY. You only have until August 19th to register for this symposium, which takes place in association with the LUMA Festival. The Digital Media Symposium will offer two exciting days of digital media creation, education, and artistry to attendees. USITT’s Digital Media Commission brings state-of-the-art learning in the field of digital media, projection design, and implementation in the performing arts. Here's a video preview from USITT: 
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The interior of The Riley Center. Photo Credit: Leading Edges
The interior of The Riley Center. Photo Credit: Leading Edges

The Riley Center at Mississippi State University Upgrades its Audio Systems

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Originally built in 1889, the elegant theatre at the heart of Mississippi State University’s Riley Center in Meridian was painstakingly renovated before reopening as a performing arts venue in 2006. In both its 19th and 21st century incarnations, the room was celebrated for its intimate feel, open sight lines, and excellent natural acoustics.

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URTA to Hold MFA Pop Up Recruiting Event at LDI

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URTA announces a new stop on its annual MFA interview tour. A “Pop Up” recruiting event will be held at LDI in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 24th. The one-day event will follow the “URTAs” model: Candidates present a portfolio for review by faculty recruiters, with 15-minute interviews scheduled through the morning and afternoon. University programs will be recruiting in the areas of lighting design, sound design, projection/media, and technical direction.

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