LD Cory Pattak lights Xanadu at the Hanger Theatre
LD Cory Pattak lights Xanadu at the Hanger Theatre

LD Cory Pattak Has Fun Lighting Xanadu

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Ancient Athens may be separated from modern Venice Beach, CA by 6,900 miles and 2,400 hundred years, give or take a century or two, but that didn’t stop these two very divergent places from melding together on stage in the Jeff Lynne, John Farrar Tony-nominated musical comedy Xanadu. Inspired by the 1980 film of the same name, the show brings together a forlorn SoCal street artist with a group of perky Greek muses. The result is a rollicking adventure, culminating in the nonstop swirl of a disco roller rink that has left audiences laughing around the world since its Broadway debut 11 years ago.

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The crowd at LDI watches the Hog Factor competition
The crowd at LDI watches the Hog Factor competition

HES Awards Top Team in 2018 Hog Factor Contest with Road Hog 4 Console

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Three teams of lighting programmers battled at the Hog 4 console in High End Systems’ annual Hog Factor USA Collegiate Competition at LDI 2018, with team Sola Tartan from Carnegie Mellon University winning first place. The action took place live on Friday, Oct. 19 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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The crowd of attendees at AES New York 2018 were ready to connect
The crowd of attendees at AES New York 2018 were ready to connect

Product Highlights of AES New York 2018

Steve LaCerra

Flying under the banner Connect, the 145th International Convention of the AES held in New York (October 17-20, 2018) delivered plenty in the way of connection — not just in terms of audio, but also by providing a cast of industry notables including Thomas Dolby, Bob McCarthy, John Storyk, John Meyer, George Massenburg, Steve Remote, and Dave Natale. Here is a report from our sister publication, Front of House magazine, written by FOH Contributing Writer, Steve LaCerra.

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David Lincecum, Vice President of Marketing for ETC (4th from right), presents a check to Behind the Scene Foundation Chair Rick Rudolph (5th from right) joined by ETC staff and members of the Behind the Scenes Foundation Board of Directors.
David Lincecum, Vice President of Marketing for ETC (4th from right), presents a check to Behind the Scene Foundation Chair Rick Rudolph (5th from right) joined by ETC staff and members of the Behind the Scenes Foundation Board of Directors.

iRFR and aRFR Apps from ETC Benefit Behind the Scenes

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Continuing their unmatched generosity to entertainment technology professionals, ETC presented Behind the Scenes with a check today for $18,567.19, representing the most recent proceeds from the company’s iRFR and aRFR Radio Focus Remote applications. Since the launch of the iRFR in 2009, ETC’s mobile app sales have now generated over $350,000 in donations. This has kept hundreds of individuals from losing their homes or having their utilities turned off, it has purchased medications or ensured continuing medical treatment. Simply put, it has been a lifeline of help and hope to our colleagues during their darkest times.

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