Guys and Dolls at the Old Log Theatre
Guys and Dolls at the Old Log Theatre

The Old Log Theatre Explores New Technology

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The Old Log Theatre, which seats 385 in a picturesque timber-beam venue about 20 miles west of Minneapolis, is constantly exploring new technologies. Because of its limited stage footprint, the staff studies all options diligently before making new investments. This recently led Old Log to purchase two CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK2 Profile fixtures from Monkey Wrench Productions.
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NewArts Foundation, in Sandy Hook, CT, that works towards youth development was awarded the $5,000 prize in the $10K Anniversary Giveaway from PSA
NewArts Foundation, in Sandy Hook, CT, that works towards youth development was awarded the $5,000 prize in the $10K Anniversary Giveaway from PSA

Winners Announced in Point Source Audio $10K Anniversary Giveaway

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Point Source Audio® (PSA) announced the recipients of their $10K Anniversary Giveaway in celebration of its 10-year anniversary and “give back” initiative to benefit the performing arts. Each of the Grand, Great, and Good prize winners will select from Point Source’s full catalog of miniature microphones and headsets totaling their prize value of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively.

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Zelma H. Weisfeld
Zelma H. Weisfeld

In Memoriam: Zelma H. Weisfeld, Costume Designer and Professor

Michael Eddy

Zelma Weisfeld died peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the age of 86. Her obiturary posted in the Ann Arbor News on Apr. 15, 2018 noted: Retired Professor Weisfeld, who was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Temple University and earned an MFA from Yale. She taught for many years at the University of Michigan in the Theater Department and continued as a consultant in costume design and history until her death. She endowed scholarships for aspiring costume design students at UM, Temple, and Yale.

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Lightconverse and High End Systems Lighting Challenge 2018 Winners
Lightconverse and High End Systems Lighting Challenge 2018 Winners

Lightconverse and High End Systems Lighting Challenge Winners

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The Lightconverse and High End Systems Lighting Challenge 2018 recently finished and the companies thank all of the participants for taking part in this annual event. It was great to see the results of unlimited imaginations. The prizewinners were named at the Prolight+Sound 2018 trade show, held in Frankfurt, Germany. The winning designs and their authors receiving Lighting Challenge 2018 prizes follow below.

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Elton John’s and Tim Rice’s Aida at The Hale Center
Elton John’s and Tim Rice’s Aida at The Hale Center

The Hale Centre Theatre Places Media Servers at the Heart of Their Workflow

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The Hale Centre Theatre, established in 1983, produces family shows and offers theatre education. Late last year, the company moved into their new home in Sandy, UT, with the ambition to combine traditional theatre and the latest in stage technology. The center’s two theatres, Centre Stage and Jewel Box, are both using the disguise gx series, supplied by Barbizon Light of the Rockies in Denver.

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Paul Vincent
Paul Vincent

Paul Vincent Joins Behind the Scenes Foundation Board

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Paul Vincent, the President of Vincent Lighting Systems, has accepted an invitation to join the Behind the Scenes Foundation Board of Directors. Vincent, who founded VLS in 1978, brings a wealth of industry experience to the Board. He is a past president of ESTA and the recipient of its highest honor, the Eva Swan Award. Vincent is a USITT Fellow and a recipient of the Thomas DeGaetani Award and he currently serves on the USITT board.

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Robe CEO Josef Valchar
Robe CEO Josef Valchar

Robe CEO Josef Valchar Urges Everyone to Save Stage Lighting

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Josef Valchar, CEO of Robe Lighting s.r.o is petitioning the Czech government and Czech Euro MPs to request that they exempt all stage lighting equipment (EN 60598-2-17, IEC 60598-2-17:2017) from proposed legislation that will prohibit its manufacture and sale immediately across Europe in 2020. He also encourages everyone to sign the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) online petition, which contains over 14,000 signatures to date.

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The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts
The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts

Audio Solutions for the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts at Tabor College

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The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts includes an 830-seat auditorium on the campus of Tabor College, a Christian school serving approximately 750 students in east-central Kansas. The auditorium will accommodate a range of events, from simple lectures all the way up to dramatic performances with live orchestral and choral accompaniment.

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