Wednesday, February 24, 2021

in 1: the podcast | #104 Quarantine Happy Hour #8, UK Edition by Kathy Eddy

For Episode #104, in 1: the podcast hosts, Cory Pattak and Jen Schriever hop over the Atlantic, this time to chat with some amazing designers based in the UK. Before that, however, Howell Bi…

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Guild of Scenic Artists | Portfolio & Resume Review: March 19 – 21 by Michael Eddy

The Guild of Scenic Artists wants to help Scenic Artists improve their portfolio and resume to maximize thei hiring potential. They invite you to sign up for one-on-one time with industry pr…

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Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds Demands Health Care Relief In New York State Budget by Michael Eddy

The Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds, a group of 18 unions representing workers both on and off stage in New York State and beyond, has kicked off a campaign to demand health care r…

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Elation Professional: Full-Color KL Fresnel 8 FC™ by Michael Eddy

Elation Professional is expanding its KL “Key Light” Series of LED Fresnel luminaires with the full-color-spectrum KL Fresnel 8 FC™. The new KL Fresnel 8 FC meets the strict standards …

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Extend PUA | Biden’s Rescue Plan: Relief Must Be Retroactive by Michael Eddy

Here’s a new video from calling for any relief to be retroactive. Unemployed workers across the country have met with their legislators alongside to demand what…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Almería City Orchestra Brings Cathedral Acoustics with d&b Soundscape by Michael Eddy

When the Almería City Orchestra, in Almería Spain, began preparations for their annual Christmas Concert they realized that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the venue would need to be differe…

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Technical Standards Program | New American National Standards Projects by Michael Eddy

In news from ESTA’s Technical Standards Program, three new projects have been filed with ANSI. Two are for new standards, while one is for the revision of an existing standard. The project…

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ETC: Concert 4.1 System Configuration Software by Michael Eddy

ETC is pleased to announce the latest version of its system config software, Concert 4.1. Now with 100% more support for Macs. (MacOS Mojave or later. It works on Apple silicon.) Create a sy…

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Theater Projects Promotes Four Team Members by Michael Eddy

Theater Projects announces the promotions of four team members in recognition of their contributions to its work and their importance to the future of Theatre Projects. Jim Niesel is now a p…

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San Diego Opera Announces Opera Hack 2.0 and Calls for Participants by Michael Eddy

Online ideation summit to explore how technological innovations can enhance the production, presentation, and consumption of opera San Diego Opera announces Opera Hack 2.0, an online interdi…

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Morris Light & Sound to be Acquired By Solotech by Michael Eddy

Premier production and systems integration companies owned by industry icon Dale Morris to be acquired by Solotech, global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology. Martin Trembla…

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Registration for 2021 Virtual New World Rigging Symposium Now Open by Michael Eddy

Registration is now open for the New World Rigging Symposium (NWRS), produced by ESTA and USITT, which will take place online April 6-8, 2021. The NWRS provides a virtual opportunity fo…

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Audio-Technica: ES945 and ES947 Boundary Microphone Variations by Michael Eddy

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces several new variations of its ES945 Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone and ES947 Cardioid…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

DiGiCo Plays a Role at the New Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts by Michael Eddy

When the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro, NC opens for regular performances later this year, the $91 million, 3,023-seat performing arts facility will giv…

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Stage Managers’ Association | Ask Anything About the SMA Town Hall, Feb. 21 by Michael Eddy

The Stage Managers’ Association is holding an Ask Anything About the SMA Town Hall Question & Answer session on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. CST / 1:00 p.m. P…

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USITT | 2021 Award Winners Announced by Michael Eddy

USITT is pleased to announce and congratulate its 2021 award winners. Winners will be honored during the 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo taking place virtually, March 8-12, 2021. Pl…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

BMI Supply Acquires Stage Hardware Line from Rosco Laboratories Inc. by Michael Eddy

Products will be added alongside existing offerings at BMI’s manufacturing division BMI Supply, and its manufacturing division, are excited to…

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USITT | Community Conversations: No More 10 out of 12s – Impact on the BIPOC Community, Feb. 24 by Michael Eddy

Coming up on Wednesday February 24, 2021 is the next Community Conversation: No More 10-out-of12s – Impact on the BIPOC Community. This, free for all attendees, webinar will be held from 3…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program | Stream Deck by Michael Eddy

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is offering free programs so you can take advantage of your spare time and learn some new hard skills about new technology for Stage Managers. The nex…

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Backstage Video: The Designers of Mint Theater Company’s Katie Roche by Kathy Eddy

Mint Theater Company, renowned for finding and producing worthwhile plays from the past that have been lost or forgotten, has continued its mission through the pandemic and theater shutdown…

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Actors Fund | Every Artist Insured – National Webinar by Michael Eddy

The Actors Fund recently offered this webinar – Every Artist Insured. This webinar offers a comprehensive, unbiased overview of health insurance options nationally. It’s geared towards t…

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Shure | Wireless Bodypack Cleaning Procedure: ADX1M Micro Bodypack by Michael Eddy

Shure has received many requests for recommendations on the best ways to clean and disinfect our products. Here is a video from Shure on their recommendations of cleaning procedures for its …

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Costume Industry Coalition | A Special Message of Support from Michael Curry by Michael Eddy

The visionary Michael Curry of Michael Curry Design has a special message for you in support of the Costume Industry Coalition and the CIC Recovery Fund: Curry is a leading expert on charact…

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disguise Partners with Kwanda and Workfinder to Address Diversity in Tech by Michael Eddy

disguise have launched a new internship program designed to seek out, train, and invite the very best talent from other under-represented backgrounds into the technology industry. disguise h…

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PLASA and ABTT Join Forces for 2021 Event by Michael Eddy

PLASA, the association for the live entertainment technology industry, and the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) announce a collaboration that will bring the 2021 editions of…

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Lectrosonics Announces Winners of the Sound is Essential Contest by Michael Eddy

Lectrosonics, together with a number of dealers, industry manufacturers, and end users, has been spearheading a social media campaign for the last few weeks, Sound is Essential, to emphasize…

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UNCSA School of Design and Production Launches Graduate Program in Animatronics by Michael Eddy

The nationally recognized School of Design and Production (D&P) will launch a groundbreaking new graduate program in animatronics for fall 2021, Dean Michael J. Kelley has announced. The…

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Roy Bickel to Receive 2021 ESTA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award by Michael Eddy

Roy Bickel will receive the ESTA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on April 6, 2021, at the virtual New World Rigging Symposium. The ESTA Board of Directors and Technical Standards Counci…

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Monday, February 15, 2021

$9M Gift Establishes New Institute for Performance and Technology in the Arts at the University of Maryland by Michael Eddy

The University of Maryland (UMD) announced a $9 million gift to its School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) to boldly reimagine the future of education in the performing art…

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Riedel Academy | Online Training Courses for February & March 2021 by Michael Eddy

Riedel North America is offering Riedel Academy seminars, which are hands-on, interactive training courses designed to empower you – the user – to make the most of your system. Until fur…

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Robe | A Tribute to Marco Bartolini by Michael Eddy

The Robe Family is heartbroken to announce the death of Marco Bartolini, a hugely popular and well-known industry face in Italy and internationally, who passed away on February 10, 2021 foll…

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