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Stockholm Stadsteater Chicago (c) Petra HellbergStockholm Stadsteater announced its recent purchase of 12 Robe BMFL Blades. 

Read more: Robe BMFL Blades Purchased for Stockholm Stadsteater

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ArKaos Pro MediaMaster at work on Ohio University Commencement CeremoniesJeremy Schaffer, Associate Director of Operations and Production for Event Services at Ohio University, credited ArKaos' MediaMaster Pro as both versatile and user friendly for a variety of events staged on campus. The technology supports productions staged at the school's Baker University Center.

Read more: Ohio University Gets Visual Assist with ArKaos MediaMaster Pro

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Tour School LogoThe first in a series of Stage Technician Education and Development Intensive courses (STEADI) is set to take place Aug. 3-6 2015 at Solotech in Las Vegas. ETCP-recognized trainer Richard Cadena will lead the course on behalf of Tour School co-founders Ed Wannebo and Dr. Susan Ullrich.

Read more: Stage Technician Education and Development Intensive (STEADI) Set for Aug. 3-6, 2015

Industry News

“Compared to other hoists on the market, the Benchmark is smaller, lighter and much easier to use and service, without compromising on any safety aspects,” Guilford Young College's campus in Glenorchy, New Zealand recently completed its new performing arts center. The school, an affiliate of the Catholic secondary school based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, was outfitted with Jands' new Benchmark hoists. 

Read more: New Zealand Secondary School Installs Jands Benchmark Hoists


DNJ Pro LogoDNJ Pro, a Baltimore-based distributor for professional entertainment products across North America, has also become a Pledge-a-Product Partner with the industry's Behind the Scenes charity. DNJ Pro has pledged to donate a percentage of the profits from sales of the Novalight Nova-Scope fixture.

Read more: DNJ Pro Named Behind the Scenes Pledge-a-Product Partner


Dante media networking plays a key role in the university’s goal of complete immersion across various research, experimental and live performance projects taking place in The Cube – while reducing overall costs and labor in the process.Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology has a unique four-story performance space/research facility dubbed "The Cube." It has already been used for OperaCraft, a virtual opera in Minecraft, performed live, and also by The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore and Dr. Steve Forbes to get a better understanding of the tornado that plowed through Moore, OK in 2013. It was outfitted with a Dante media networking system.

Read more: The Cube at Virginia Tech Hosts Virtual Operas, Tornados with Dante Media Networking

Changing Roles

Apollo Design Technology, Inc. named Shane Delagrange, pictured here, left, shipping specialist. The company also named Emily Contreras, pictured right, production technician.Apollo Design Technology, Inc. named Shane Delagrange, pictured here, left, shipping specialist. The company also named Emily Contreras, pictured right, production technician.

Read more: Apollo Design Technology Names Shane Delagrange, Emily Contreras to New Posts


Jazz Festivals Worldwide logoJAZZed Magazine, sister publication to Stage Directions, recently launched, a comprehensive online database for jazz festivals around the world. Every festival has its own page on the site and event organizers are allowed to update data and add information about their festivals free of charge. They can list performance schedules, post pictures of the festival, include their logos and display videos associated with their festivals.

Read more: JAZZed Magazine Introduces New Online Database,

SD University

Jeanette Farmer (L) and Brackley Frayer (R)The University of Nevada Las Vegas named Philips Entertainment a partner in its Educational Outreach and Sponsorship Program. Philips Entertainment donated Vari-Lite VL3015 Spot, VLX Wash and VL770 Spot fixtures along with Showline SL NITRO 510 LED strobes and a Philips Strand Lighting NEO console to UNLV. Pictured here are LD Jeanette Farmer and Brackley Frayer, Chair and Executive Director of the UNLV Department of Theatre and the Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

Read more: UNLV Selects Philips Entertainment for Educational Outreach Sponsorship

Industry News

Guests of Sennheiser are taken on an 'insider's tour' of the set for Cirque de Soleil's La Nouba. MobileConnect from Sennheiser was recently introduced on-stage with Cirque du Soleil's 'La Nouba' at InfoComm 2015.

Read more: Sennheiser's MobileConnect Debuted at InfoComm with 'La Nouba'

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