Performing Arts

Foothill Ranch, California, Dec. 9, 2020 — The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre began its life as a motion picture house in 1935 in the growing Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia. Over the years, the location transformed multiple times – the theatre’s website notes it was used for “a…

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Renkus-Heinz Brings Modern Sound to Historic Theatre's Live Performances Foothill Ranch, California | September, 2020 - The Cyprian Norwid Theatre in Jelenia Góra, Poland was built in 1904 to serve as an artistic hub for a city with a burgeoning performing arts scene. The building was designed in an Art…

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Doha, Qatar | July, 2019 - In the 2nd century, Ptolemy wrote "Catara" as the first known designation on a map for what we now know as the Qatar Peninsula. The Katara Cultural Village, named from an 18th century variant on Ptolemy's name, is a 21st century project in Qatar's…

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Greensboro, NC | July, 2019 - The Well-Spring Group is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1993 by a coalition of nine churches in the Greensboro area to establish a community for seniors with high-quality services and amenities suitable for a full range of residents, from those who are still independent…

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Seward, NE | June, 2018 - St. John Lutheran Church began in 1877, just ten years after Nebraska was admitted to the union, but its current building—its fourth—opened in 1968. A sound system was installed in 2000, which was based on point-source speakers suspended way in near the top of…

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Langenthal, Switzerland | May, 2018 - Opened in December 1916, the Stadttheater Langenthal has long been an important cultural center for the city of Langenthal and for the Oberaargau region. In 2012, the city embarked on a major renovation and expansion of the theater, including relocation of the main entrance;…

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St. Louis, MO | December, 2017 - Washington University in St. Louis' 560 Music Center was built in 1930 as the Sha'are Emeth Temple. Almost 50 years later, the Jewish congregation moved to a new facility. The beautiful old Art Deco building then became the home of the St. Louis…

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Collegeville, MN | October, 2017 - Back in 1985, Saint John's University completed a $2.5 million renovation of its 500-seat Stephen B. Humphrey Theater. Since that renovation, the theater's sound system remained essentially unchanged until this year. "They put in a couple speakers here and a couple of speakers there,"…

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Camarillo, CA | August, 2017 - Live music venue, recording studio, music school, party space, and community treasure—Rock City Studios does it all, supporting the local music community in Ventura County, California. Much of the action happens in one main room where Rock City Studios host shows by national and…

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Antwerp, Belgium | May, 2017 - Few classical concert halls are as grand or as well-equipped as the Queen Elisabeth Hall (QEH), and its accompanying congress center in Antwerp, Belgium. Having recently reopened its doors after a multi-year development program, the renowned home of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic has been…

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Bangkok, Thailand | August, 2016 - As one of Thailand's oldest institutions of higher learning, Bangkok's Thammasat University has long inspired its staff and students to honor the school motto and "be the finest." But such lofty ambitions can be hard to meet when technology fails to live up to…

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Greenwich, CT | August, 2016 - Greenwich High School's first class graduated back in 1898 but its current 54-acre campus dates to 1970. With approximately 2,650 students, more than 1,400 of whom are enrolled in music and theater courses, it had far outgrown its old auditorium, which also suffered from…

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Joplin, MO | June, 2016 - In May of 2011, a catastrophic F-5 category tornado ripped through Joplin, killing 158 people and leaving a mile-wide swath of devastation in its wake. Joplin High School was one of many buildings destroyed, its students and faculty forced to scatter among multiple temporary…

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Saratoga Springs, NY | April, 2016 - Mixing a jazz festival is a specialized art, of which Audio Incorporated vice president Mike Sinclair is a master. For the past ten years, the Roselle Park, New Jersey-based firm he runs with partner Stephen Tolve has provided the sound for the annual…

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Blairsville, Georgia | October, 2015 - The county seat of Union County, Blairsville is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. Known for its natural beauty, outdoor activities, and the oldest working courthouse in Georgia, it is also the home of Union County High School's new performing arts…

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San Juan Capistrano, CA | August, 2015 - For more than 30 years, legendary venue The Coach House Concert Theatre in San Juan Capistrano has hosted an ongoing roster of regional and international artists. Until recently, the 480-seat hall has also struggled with a notoriously poor sounding room. As ESP…

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High seas | June, 2015 - At just over 76,000 tons, the Aurora is one of eight exquisite luxury cruise liners operated by UK-based P&O Cruises. With accommodations for more than 1800 passengers and nearly 1000 crew members, the Aurora is equipped with three swimming pools, a spa and health…

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Wuxi, Peoples Republic of China | March, 2015 - With a population of more than six million, the ancient city of Wuxi is one of the birthplaces of China's industrial revolution. In recent years the city has undergone something of a renaissance, with long range development projects transforming the landscape.…

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Worcester, Mass | November, 2014 - Founded in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute was one of the first engineering and technology universities in the United States. Today, the private research university ranks with schools like Princeton, Stanford and MIT as one of the nation's most prestigious schools.The university's Alden Hall regularly…

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Roebuck, SC | November, 2014 - The newly-built District Six Fine Arts Center in Roebuck, South Carolina is a multi-use auditorium that serves all the schools in the area, as well as the community overall. Located on the Dorman High School Campus, the Center's 1,500 seat auditorium hosts a diverse…

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Jackson, MS | October, 2014 - Founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890, Millsaps College is a privately supported national liberal arts school located on a sprawling, leafy 103 acre campus near downtown Jackson, MS. Like many small colleges, the school's main auditorium acts as a multi-purpose venue,…

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Riverhead, NY | August, 2014 - On December 30, 1933, more than 2000 people attended the Suffolk Theater's grand opening. Local media declared it "The Radio City Music Hall of Long Island." The last remaining movie house built by architect R. Thomas Short, and the last remaining large art deco…

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Astana, Kazakhstan | June, 2014 - Designated as the country's official capital in 1997, Astana is Kazakhstan's second largest city, and the world's second coldest capital. Despite its less than balmy climes, Astana has experienced a boom in development in recent years, with millions invested in parks, government buildings, and…

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Wuhu City, Anhui Province, China | June, 2014 -Covering nearly 11 km (7 mi) along the Southeast bank of the Yangtze River, the Wuhu Shimao Riviera Garden has added a new landmark to the city's skyline. The project combines luxury residential buildings, an international five-star hotel complex, and a host…

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Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China | May, 2014 -On a busy thoroughfare in Changzhou's Wujin District, the aptly named Phoenix Valley Cultural Center stretches its wings over more than 156,000 square feet. The vast complex is the largest and most modern of its kind, an urban nexus that is home…

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Trento, Italy | April, 2014 - The Opera Universitaria di Trento recently completed construction of its new student union, a modern building that is home to housing and financial offices, as well as fitness facilities including one of the country's largest climbing walls. It also houses a new, 240-seat performing…

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Ljubljana, Slovenia | April, 2014 - In the heart of Slovenia's capital city, Park Tivoli is a lush urban oasis that is home to the renowned International Center of Graphic Arts, as well as the Museum of Contemporary History. The Park is also home to Hala Tivoli, one of the…

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Long Beach, CA | February, 2014 - Covered on the outside by one of the world's largest murals, "Planet Ocean," The Long Beach Arena is an unmistakable part of the city's skyline. Built in the early 1960s as part of the greater Long Beach Convention Center, the Arena is also…

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Slovak National Theatre Upgrades to IC Live Bratislava, Slovakia | November, 2013 - Completed in 1886, the Slovak National Theatre was designed by Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. Since 1920, the ornate, 1,000-seat building has been the seat of the Slovak National Theatre opera and ballet ensembles. The…

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Worcester, MA | July, 2013 - The Boston metropolitan area is home to a number of colleges and universities rich in history and tradition. Among them, College of the Holy Cross stands out as one of the first Roman Catholic colleges in the region, if not the entire country. Its…

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Baku, Azerbaijan | June, 2013 - If ever there was a work of architecture that called for performance technology worthy of its sleek and lustrous lines, then the curvaceous, otherworldly Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, must surely be it.An architectural icon in this oil-rich city, its…

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Eau Claire, WI | March, 2013 - UW-Eau Claire's oldest building, the stately brick façade of Schofield Hall dates back to the beginnings of this storied campus in 1916. In addition to the University's main administration offices, the building is home to the Schofield Auditorium, a 600-seat multi-purpose venue that…

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