A scene from the Rossini Opera Festival
A scene from the Rossini Opera Festival

New Lighting Control at the Rossini Opera Festival

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The Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) is an international music festival held in August of each year in Pesaro, Italy, the birthplace of the opera composer Gioachino Rossini. The festival – and its technical team – have always paid close attention to technical innovation, often leading new trends in the field of operatic lighting.

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A viewq of the main stage of Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX from the loading gallery for the new J.R. Clancy linesets
A viewq of the main stage of Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX from the loading gallery for the new J.R. Clancy linesets

Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX Upgrades its Performing Arts Equipment

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From music stands to an acoustical shell, Wenger Corporation recently provided Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX, a single-company solution for its many music education and performing arts equipment needs. Built in 2017, the high school had a variety of equipment requirements for its band, orchestra, and choir rehearsal rooms, main theatre, and black box theatre. Wenger Corporation’s Wenger, and J.R. Clancy brands were the preferred solutions.

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SETC and USITT Conduct 6th Annual LiNK Graduate Theatre Program Event
SETC and USITT Conduct 6th Annual LiNK Graduate Theatre Program Event

SETC and USITT Conduct 6th Annual LiNK Graduate Theatre Program Event

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SETC and USITT partner to bring graduate theatre degree programs together with people considering options for advanced education in one convenient, affordable location for auditions and interviews. Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc. (SETC) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) announces their 6th annual LiNK event, where candidates and graduate schools connect. Representatives from at least 50 advanced degree programs are expected to attend LiNK 2019. The event will be held Nov. 7-10, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Airport Hotel. Registration closes Oct. 24, 2019.

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Behind the Scenes requests industry participation in an online survey as first Step in developing a mental health and suicide prevention initiative
Behind the Scenes requests industry participation in an online survey as first Step in developing a mental health and suicide prevention initiative

Online Survey, from Behind the Scenes, to Help Develop a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative, Closes October 20th

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Behind the Scenes, in response to concerns about the rising number of suicides and the prevalence of alcohol/substance misuse within the entertainment industry, is beginning work on a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention initiative and wants to get a sense of how many people in the industry are experiencing anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, problems with alcohol/substance misuse, or reactions to traumatic events. The survey is currently open, but will close on October 20th.

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L-Acoustics Founder Dr. Christian Heil
L-Acoustics Founder Dr. Christian Heil

L-Acoustics Inaugurates AES Dr. Christian Heil Future of Sound Scholarship

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To mark the 35th anniversary of its founding, L-Acoustics announces the creation of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Dr. Christian Heil Future of Sound scholarship. A stipend of $5,000 will be offered annually to graduate students in the field of audio engineering who are members of the AES, will be granted yearly to students who demonstrate curiosity and dedication to shaping the future of sound. The first Dr. Christian Heil Future of Sound scholarship has been granted to McGill University student Ben Creelman, who is pursuing a Master of Music degree in the field of sound recording.

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Acceptd to Sponsor URTA Pay-It-Forward Candidate Awards
Acceptd to Sponsor URTA Pay-It-Forward Candidate Awards

Acceptd to Sponsor URTA Pay-It-Forward Candidate Awards

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URTA partner will match individual contributions up to $1,000 

URTA announces that the arts network, Acceptd will sponsor the 2020 Pay-it-Forward Candidate Award Program. Candidate Awards provide free registration for the URTA Auditions & Interviews (“the URTAs”), including free attendance to all continuing education sessions—a value of up to $135.

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The ensemble of The Wedding Singer with a lighting design by Clifford Spulock
The ensemble of The Wedding Singer with a lighting design by Clifford Spulock

Lighting Designer Clifford Spulock Moves to Emotional Rhythms of The Wedding Singer

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From the very opening of The Wedding Singer, which thrusts the audience into the middle of a spirited wedding party, the Tony-nominated musical serves up an unabashedly heartfelt flurry of emotions as it follows the story of wanna be rock star Robbie Hart as he loses and then finds love. It is a basic tale that resonates with virtually anyone -- and in the retelling of it this summer at Boca Raton’s Olympic Heights Performing Arts Center, Clifford Spulock added to its impact with a vividly expressive lighting design that featured CHAUVET Professional fixtures.

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