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Left to right: AM&S’ Business Manager Dean Downey, dBTechnologies’ Sales & Marketing Director Giovanni Barbieri and CEO Arturo Vicari, Jam Industries’ CEO Martin Szpiro and AM&S’ President Lynn Martin.Audio equipment manufacturer dBTechnologies will be represented in the United States by American Music & Sound. The two companies will kick off the new distribution arrangement with the introduction on the US market of ES 503, a portable speaker system.

Read more: American Music & Sound Partners with dBTechnologies

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Sinatra: The Man & His Music turned to RC4 Wireless for their wireless DMX needs.With time tight and tension high Harrison Cooke, senior production electrician for the new London show Sinatra: The Man & His Music, turned to RC4 Wireless and their RC4Magic Series 3 DMXio wireless DMX transceiver to run LED lights on two moving stair units and a curved stage deck. Also, to help run the lights on 16 rotating LED panels, RC4 Wireless designed, developed and delivered a brand new product, the RC4Magic Series 3 DMXmrx miniature DMX receivers (2.40" x 1.41" x 0.79”) in just three days.

Read more: RC4 Wireless Makes Lights on Sinatra Sing

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A screenshot of Chauvet Professional’s new websiteChauvet Professional’s new website is mobile friendly, to help techs on the road or in the shop, and has been redesigned to reflect “the real-world needs of the people who are using our fixtures.”

Read more: Chauvet Professional Debuts New, Mobile-Friendly Website

Changing Roles

After 10 years in the UK, Paul Bell is joining Group One, DiGiCo’s US distributorPaul Bell will provide technical support for DiGiCo’s US customers and be based in Group One’s Farmingdale, New York office.

Read more: Paul Bell Joins Group One to Support DiGiCo Desks

Theatre Buzz

The eight playwrights chosen for the 22nd annual Lark Playwrights' WeekThe Lark, a play development center in New York City, announced the seven plays (by eight playwrights) chosen from more than 1,000 submissions for their annual Playwrights’ Week, which takes place this year from Oct. 4-8.

Read more: Lark Announces Writers for Playwrights' Week

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Ambassador Theatre Group expanded its reach in the U.S., acquiring Ace Theatrical Group and its fives theatres in Brooklyn, New Orleans and San Antonio. ATG now controls 45 venues in the UK, Australia and North America.

Read more: ATG Acquires Ace Theatrical Group

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The new Perform Lease Student Edition of Wysiwyg let’s students pay towards a full-license version.​The new Perform Lease Student Edition for Cast Software’s Wysiwyg pre-visualization program enables students to program lighting using up to 1,000 DMX channels including connection with media server or compatible offline editor—plus, all the student’s investment into the Student Edition goes towards a 6- or 12-month license for the full professional version.

Read more: Cast Software Announces Student Edition of Wysiwyg

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Lectrosonics has opened a new, larger headquarters near Toronto’s entertainment district. The new location includes a demo room and an expanded service department.

Read more: Lectrosonics Opens Expanded HQ in Toronto

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PLASA published the new standard ANSI E1.55 - 2015, Standard for Theatrical Makeup Mirror Lighting, describing the topology of a makeup station in the era of LED light. The standard was developed at the behest of Actors’ Equity Association, as part of the Technical Standards Program’s “Common Goals” initiative, which aims to use their technical expertise to help other organizations in the entertainment industry.

Read more: Makeup Standard Released

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Northmar Inc. is now the manufacturer’s representative for loudspeaker company RCF USA. Northmar will represent the RCF brand in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.

Read more: RCF USA Appoints Northmar as Rep

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