Dave Higgins is the 2017/2018 Wally Russell Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Dave Higgins is the 2017/2018 Wally Russell Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

David G. Higgins Named the 2017/18 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Wally Russell Foundation

Michael Eddy

The Board of Directors of the Wally Russell Foundation announced that David G. Higgins, distinguished innovator, entrepreneur, and industry pioneer, is the winner of the 2017/2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the annual USITT Conference and Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 16th at a breakfast celebration.

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The 2018 NAMM Show
The 2018 NAMM Show

Event Tech Education to Take Center Stage at The 2018 NAMM Show

Michael Eddy

As the global crossroads of the music products, pro sound, and event technology industries, The 2018 NAMM Show will offer a wealth of opportunities for professionals involved in event technology to enhance their careers and make meaningful connections. The robust schedule of professional education will be held each day of The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in the NAMM Education Campus located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel.

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The Nutcracker, performed at Teatro del Bicentenario. Lighting design by Ruben Conde
The Nutcracker, performed at Teatro del Bicentenario. Lighting design by Ruben Conde

LD Fabricio Ballarati Oversees Lighting Upgrade for Teatro del Bicentenario

Michael Eddy

The ultra-modern 195,903-square-foot Teatro del Bicentenario in Argentina recently upgraded its house lighting package, overseen by Lighting Designer, Fabricio Ballarati. The Teatro del Bicentenario’s lighting package was installed by NASH Ingeniería and contained a range of fixtures from Chauvet Professional, including Maverick MK2 Washes, Maverick MK1 Hybrids, Ovation C-640FC cycloramas, STRIKE 4 multi formatted fixtures, and COLORdash PAR-Quad 18s.

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio
AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Announces Education Program

Michael Eddy

To be held concurrently with The 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is an education and training program being presented by the Audio Engineering Society. The four-day symposium comprises a unique, high-end education and training program targeted at professionals working in live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts. AES@NAMM will be held in the NAMM Education Campus located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, and adjacent to a brand-new exhibit space showcasing pro audio’s leading brands.

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Matt Shakman has been named the new Artistic Director at the Geffen Playhouse
Matt Shakman has been named the new Artistic Director at the Geffen Playhouse

Matt Shakman Named Artistic Director at the Geffen Playhouse

Michael Eddy

Theater, film, and television director Matt Shakman has been named Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse, the non-profit theater’s Board of Directors announced. Shakman, a veteran director whose work spans stages on both coasts and the screen, will work alongside the Geffen’s Executive Director Gil Cates, Jr. to stage new work and revivals of classic plays with a focus on exceptional storytelling and audience experience. He will join the Geffen staff and begin the work of building the 2018/2019 season on September 20.

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The exterior of the FRABA plant in Slubice
The exterior of the FRABA plant in Slubice

POSITAL-FRABA Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Sensor Production Facility

Michael Eddy

POSITAL-FRABA, a supplier of industrial position sensors used in a wide variety of motion control and safety systems, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its main production facility, located in Slubice, Poland. The factory, which has been recognized for its striking architecture, was designed from the outset for small-batch/high variability production of precision industrial position and motion sensors.

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Denise Gough (Harper) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Mr Lies) in Angels in America - Millennium Approaches (Photo: Helen Maybanks)
Denise Gough (Harper) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Mr Lies) in Angels in America - Millennium Approaches (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

National Theatre Expands Lighting Inventory

Michael Eddy

The National Theatre on London’s South Bank is once again expanding its lighting inventory with the addition of a second round of GLP’s impression X4 Bar 20’s. NT Lighting Resources Manager, Paul Hornsby, had initially ordered 18 of the unit which he purchased as soon as they first became available. Hornsby added a further 20 units in order to meet the increasing demand. Both orders were supplied by GLP dealer, White Light.

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Suspended Gravity at Fringe Fest. Photo by Nate Brown
Suspended Gravity at Fringe Fest. Photo by Nate Brown

Bandit Lites Assists Nashville Sideshow Fringe Festival

Michael Eddy

Nashville’s annual Sideshow Fringe Festival celebrates a variety of performing arts, with the two weekends of shows running the gamut of entertainment, from performing arts, circus acts, dance, and clowning to improv and storytelling. The event took place at Belmont University’s Black Box Theater and for lighting support, the team from the Sideshow Fringe Festival turned to Bandit Lites.

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The proposed new Tom Patterson Theatre
The proposed new Tom Patterson Theatre

A Virtual Tour of the Proposed New Tom Patterson Theatre

Kathy Eddy

The Stratford Theatre Festival believes that to be the best requires one thing above all: the constant striving to be even better. As they note, "Stratford is a glorious city in which to live; its Festival is second to none as a centre for great theatre. But neither can thrive on the accomplishments of the past: it is on the plans we make now that our future success depends. And it is with that future in mind that we are excited to be embarking on a transformative and long overdue project."
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