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The Bolingbrook PAC was able to upgrade their entire sound system with Danley equipment.The Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center upgraded its original sound system with a new system made entirely of Danley Sound Labs gear, including amps, processing, mains and subwoofers. The Danley system met all the PAC’s requirements, yet cost half of other manufacturer’s designs, which allowed Bolingbrook to revamp the entire system in one fell swoop instead of dragging the process out over several years.

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The orchestra and cast for Man of La Mancha at Volksoper Vienna, which has more than 200 DPA microphones in its arsenalThe Volksoper Vienna puts on more than 300 performances of 35 shows every year. They chose DPA Microphones for their “excellent” sound and their ability to consistently deliver that sound thanks to their durability under such strenuous conditions.

Read more: Volksoper Vienna Chooses DPA for Quality and Durability

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Osram will spend €2 billion planned in research and development and an additional €1 billion intended for the construction of a new LED chip plant by 2020. It’s counting on annual growth rates around 7.5% to fund the investments.

Read more: Osram Invests in Growth

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Stages St. Louis won a 2016 Missouri Arts Award, the highest awards an arts organization can get in Missouri. Stages will receive the award in a ceremony on Feb. 10 in honor of its 30 years of producing, but also for reaching thousands of students through its ever-expanding educational programming.

Read more: Stages St. Louis Earns Arts Award

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Artists Rep in Portland, Ore., is accepting submissions for its Oregon Play Prize. Oregon playwrights can submit their original, unproduced, full-length plays (or just a well-developed idea for a play) to the Artists Rep for a chance at a $10,000 commission and support to develop the play, and a full production.

Read more: Submissions Open for Oregon Play Prize

Changing Roles

Diane Quinn, new executive director at American Repertory TheaterDiane Quinn will join American Repertory Theatre as its executive director on Dec. 1. She joins ART with 20 years of experience in the non-profit world. Most recently she was Senior VP of Creative and Artistic Operations at Cirque du Soleil.

Read more: Diane Quinn Named Executive Director at ART

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Sweetgrass Productions relied on RC4 Wireless to communicate with their lights for an extreme video shoot.I don’t like to stray too far from theatre stories here, but this is too epic not to share. Sweetgrass productions recently decided to film mountain bikers in incredible scenery, in the middle of the night, lit with epic style. Because they were working in the middle of nowhere in Oregon and Utah under extreme conditions, they needed a way to communicate with their lights wirelessly and reliably over long distances. To make it all happen, they chose the RC4Magic-900 wireless system. Click through to read the whole story—and at the very least click through to watch this beautiful video.

Read more: RC4 Wireless Goes Mountain Biking at Night

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Michael Krzywicki New CFO at A.C. LightingMichael Krzywicki joins A.C. Lighting after serving as Director of Finance at Samuel & Son, Inc., a steel processor and will be acting as CFO immediately. A.C. Lighting’s current CFO, Rick Bradley will retire May 1, 2016.

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Peter Johansen (left), the CEO of SGM with Paolo Covre of Eurofilm, the new oweners of SGM. ​Although the future of SGM seemed uncertain with reports of a bankruptcy filing in early November, by Nov. 9, the company noted that Peter Johansen (pictured here, left) will continue in a leadership role as CEO. The company is now owned by Eurofinim, led by CEO Paolo Covre (pictured right.)

Read more: SGM Restructures with New Shareholder; Continues as Before

Theatre Buzz

Clare Barron (left) and Sarah DeLappe, winners of the Relentless AwardThe American Playwriting Foundation decided to split the inaugural “Relentless Award” between Clare Barron and Sarah DeLappe. The playwrights will split the $45,000 prize and both plays will receive an extensive push with staged readings at theatres across the country.

Read more: Clare Barron and Sarah DeLappe Win Inaugural Relentless Award

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