Ralph Pine
Ralph Pine

In Memoriam: Ralph Pine, Performing Arts Publisher, 79

Michael Eddy

Ralph Pine, founder of Drama Book Publishers and Quite Specific Media Group, has died at the age of 79. Pine studied at Rutgers University and Boston University before earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Emerson College in 1961. He earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1963. Pine was also a writer, director, theatrical agent before becoming president and editor-in-chief of Drama Book Publishers in 1967. He was also President of Razzmatazz Rags Ltd. and a general partner of Props and Practicals in New York City. Pine lectured on theatre at various universities. He held membership at the Players Club, New York City, American Theatre Association, United States Institute theatre Technology. He is survived by his wife, publisher and consultant, Patricia MacKay. Requiescat in Pace, Ralph Pine.

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Robert Schulein
Robert Schulein

In Memoriam: Robert Schulein, Audio Engineer, 76

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Renowned audio engineer Robert Schulein, beloved son of the late Arthur and Jeanette Schulein, peacefully died in his home on New Years’ Day 2019 after a valiant, seven-year battle with cancer. The Fellow and Past-President of the International Audio Engineering Society and prolific inventor, with a wealth of patents to his credit in the fields of acoustics and electroacoustics, was 76.

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Steve Terry
Steve Terry

Steve Terry Announced as the 2018/2019 Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Winner

Michael Eddy

The Board of Directors of the Wally Russell Foundation announces the winner of the 2018/2019 Lifetime Achievement Award is distinguished innovator, entrepreneur, and industry pioneer, Steve Terry. The award will be presented at the annual USITT Conference and Exhibition in Louisville, KY at a breakfast celebration. (Time and location TBD).

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The exterior of The Lesher Center for the Arts
The exterior of The Lesher Center for the Arts

Improved Audio for the Lesher Center for the Arts

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The Lesher Center for the Arts forms a cultural cornerstone for the bustling downtown of Walnut Creek, California, near-neighbor to the east of Oakland and San Francisco. Since its original construction and opening as the Nuthouse in 1967 and its subsequent reinvestment and expansion as the Lesher Center for the Arts in 1990, the center has attracted top theatrical talent and is considered the preeminent performance venue in Contra Costa County. Recently, local AV integration firm Premier Media Integration designed and installed a new sound system using Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers in the Margaret Lesher Theater, which greatly improved intelligibility, impact, and gain-before-feedback.

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Sound designer Jonathan Deans
Sound designer Jonathan Deans

Sound Designer Jonathan Deans on his Audio Choices for Jagged Little Pill: The Musical

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Top sound designer Jonathan Deans (Waitress, The Beatles LOVE) chooses plugins from Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, for the hit rock musical Jagged Little Pill, which debuted earlier this year at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, with music and lyrics by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard and a book by Diablo Cody.

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Entedi Ltd. Announced as the New Elation Distributor in UK

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Elation Professional announces that technology equipment solutions provider Entedi Ltd. will begin to distribute Elation Professional products in the UK effective February 1, 2019. Entedi was formed in 2016 by a team of experienced industry professionals to service the ever-growing demand for professional high-end equipment in the UK and Ireland. The company serves both rental and installation customers across the wide spectrum of dynamic lighting applications.

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The interior of Radio City Music Hall
The interior of Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Upgrades Amp/DSP System

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Clair Solutions announces a project upgrade for the iconic Radio City Music Hall’s amplification and DSP system. Radio City is part of the Madison Square Garden Company’s portfolio of venues and tasked Clair Solutions to replace all of the theater’s amplification and DSP in support of the JBL VerTec® line array sound reinforcement system. The Clair Solutions team managed the time-sensitive operation by completing all of the advance prep work back at their shop in Manheim, PA, which allowed them to finish the swap and re-commission the system in just seven days.

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PepsiCo Theatre at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, now home to an L-Acoustics ARCS WiFo loudspeaker system. Photo by Lou Vaccaro
PepsiCo Theatre at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, now home to an L-Acoustics ARCS WiFo loudspeaker system. Photo by Lou Vaccaro

PepsiCo Theatre Pops for Refreshing New PA

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In its first major renovation since 1987, the PepsiCo Theatre at Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY), now has an L-Acoustics ARCS WiFo loudspeaker system integrated by Southington, CT-based integrator North American Theatrix.

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