QSC celebrates 50 years
QSC celebrates 50 years

QSC Celebrates 50 Years and Forward

Michael Eddy

1968 was a year of seismic change across the globe. Fifty years ago, unrest was fueled by civil rights movements in the United States and protests and revolutions in Europe. Technological innovations included the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet and the first humans to orbit the moon, in Apollo 8. In music, as the Beatles sang ‘Hey Jude’ and the Rolling Stones rocked ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, the company known today as QSC was born as Quilter Sound Things in a small industrial building in Costa Mesa, California.

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Ian Jones and the Allen & Heath dLive S5000 at the Thomaston Opera House
Ian Jones and the Allen & Heath dLive S5000 at the Thomaston Opera House

Thomaston Opera House Performs with Allen & Heath

Michael Eddy

As part of a major audio upgrade, the historic Thomaston Opera House in Thomaston, CT, recently added an Allen & Heath dLive S Class digital mixing system with an S5000 Surface, DM48 MixRack and DX32 Expander. The Opera House is home to the Landmark Community Theatre which performed Spamalot, Hairspray, Grease, Mamma Mia!, The Diary of Anne Frank, and It's A Wonderful Life during its 2017 season.

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Go International at USITT 2018

Kathy Eddy

USITT want to help you expand your network and your understanding of the industry beyond the U.S. USITT exudes an East meets West vibe by highlighting international members, programs, and awards. Open your mind, experience different design aesthetics, and learn new ways of approaching problems from our friends across the pond and beyond. USITT 2018 has numerous activities and sessions which allow members to collaborate and network with those who have a different design aesthetic and process and location-specific standards.

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Theatre Communications Group
Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Communications Group Releases Theatre Facts 2016 Research Report

Michael Eddy

Not-for-profit theatres contributed more than $2.3 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 31 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2016, released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Based on the annual TCG Fiscal Survey, Theatre Facts is the only in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance, and overall fiscal state of the U.S. professional not-for-profit theatre field.

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The Shed in New York City
The Shed in New York City

The Shed Continues Moving Towards its Opening in 2019

Michael Eddy

The Shed is a unique and flexible building being built in New York City and scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. This 21st century performing arts center, located on the west side of Manhattan over the Hudson Rail Yards and next to the High Line park and promenade, has been designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the Rockwell Group. Featuring a telescoping shell on rails, which will enable the structure to expand or contract to accommodate the needs of a vast range of performance, visual art, events, and multidisciplinary work is designed to physically transform to support artists’ visions and enable collaborations across disciplines, all under—or outside of—one roof. See what The Shed is and what it is envisioned to become...

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Lighting Designer Peter Mumford
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford

Peter Mumford Looks Back on his Tenure as Chair of the ALD

Michael Eddy

Peter Mumford has led the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) for seven years, since carving time into a busy working schedule to take the reins of the ALD as Chair. As his tenure comes to a close, Mumford looks back with pride at the achievements of the ALD, as well as the Association’s development over that time and has words of support for incoming chair, Johanna Town.

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Jack Shearing
Jack Shearing

In Memoriam: Jack Shearing, 87, Broadway Sound Designer

Michael Eddy

John (Jack) Shearing, legendary Broadway sound designer, died at the age of 87 on December 3, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles. He was born January 23, 1930, in Queens, to Anne Keller, a public-school teacher, and John Shearing, a Broadway head carpenter, who co-founded Masque Sound and Recording (he himself was the son of a property man at the Metropolitan Opera).

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The Xiaguang Grand Theater
The Xiaguang Grand Theater

Xiaguang Grand Theater Adopts Martin Audio Solutions

Michael Eddy

China has been focusing on enriching its cultural landscape in recent years and the recently opened 50,000 sq. ft Xiaguang Grand Theater & Performing Arts Center in Shijiazhuang is a shining example of this. The complex includes a 1,200-seat theater, a more intimate 600-seat multipurpose hall, a rehearsal hall, teaching rooms, and offices. The theme for the building's design is 'creating harmony through spirit and song', and it instantly became a landmark in the Hebei provincial capital.

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