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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Advance registration is open for the AES New York Convention, taking place October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center.
Advance registration is open for the AES New York Convention, taking place October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center.

Sound Reinforcement Takes Center Stage at AES New York 2019

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Whether perfecting your sound for a one-off event or setting the stage for an international touring act, the Sound Reinforcement Track sessions at the AES New York 147th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention, October 16 – 19 at the Javits Center, offer insights for sound professionals of today and tomorrow. In addition to the exclusive presentations offered with All Access registration, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn and network with peers and professionals at dedicated Inspiration Stage events and through exhibition showcases and demonstrations.

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The new Spectrum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
The new Spectrum of the Seas from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Spectrum of the Seas, from Royal Caribbean, Latest Cruise Ship to Sail with LED Lighting

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Elation has been providing reliable, energy efficient and low maintenance lighting solutions for Royal Caribbean International cruise ships since the first Oasis class ship launched in 2009. That trend continues with Royal Caribbean’s latest luxury cruise liner, Spectrum of the Seas.

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New rigging programs have been added to ETCP recognized training for renewal credits
New rigging programs have been added to ETCP recognized training for renewal credits

New Rigging Programs Added to ETCP Recognized Training for Renewal Credits

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American Crane & Safety, LLC and Reliable Design Services were approved this month to become ETCP Recognized Training Programs. The courses that participate in ETCP’ Recognized Training Program present a great opportunity for ETCP Technicians to get a bulk of their education credits in one place, as these training opportunities count 1 point per hour of attendance.

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The Performing Arts Center at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California, featuring a RoomMatch loudspeaker system from Bose Professional.
The Performing Arts Center at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California, featuring a RoomMatch loudspeaker system from Bose Professional.

Audio Upgrade for the Performing Arts Center at Arcadia High School

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The Arcadia Performing Arts Center at Arcadia (California) High School was envisioned at a level that many regional and municipal performing arts center venues could only dream of. The 1,150-seat state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center was opened in 2012, and since then, revenue generated from ticket sales and other donations benefit the Performing Arts Center, as well as art education and art programming for the community. What the venue didn’t have, however, was a sound system that matched its artistic, aesthetic and theatrical achievements. Now, it does: as of January, the venue has installed a state-of-the-art sound system from Bose Professional.

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