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  • Canada’s Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community Set for Sept. 22

    FOH Staff | News | August 24, 2020CANADA – The Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology (CITT/ICTS) shared an open letter posted on LiveEventCommunity.org proposing that Canadian companies light buildings red to communicate a “red alert” to the plight faced by the live event industry for a “Day of Visibility” on Sept. 22. The initiative follows similar events in Europe, the U.K., South Africa and Australia earlier this summer, along with the forthcoming awareness-raising campaign in the USA on Sept. 1. Read More...
  • Bell Event Services Installs VUE al-8 Array System at Historic Warner Grand Theater

    FOH Staff | News | August 24, 2020LOS ANGELES - After a 2019 upgrade to their lighting system, the Warner Grand Theater, an Art Deco theater that first opened in 1931, turned to Bell Event Services for a speaker upgrade that centered on a VUE Audiotechnik al-8 line-array system with as-418 subs and hm-112 stage monitors. The installation was completed in July 2020. Read More...
  • DiGiCo’s Quantum7 is the Audio Hub for the NBA’s Season Restart

    FOH Staff | News | August 24, 2020ORLANDO - Firehouse Productions supplied three DiGiCo Quantum7 desks and nine SD-Racks to help the NBA meet a unique challenge: to resume its disrupted 2019-2020 season within a compressed schedule and tightly controlled environment within the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida from July 30 through Oct. 13. Read More...
  • International House of Prayer of Kansas City Upgrades with Solid State Logic Live Consoles

    FOH Staff | News | August 21, 2020KANSAS CITY, MO – International House of Prayer of Kansas City upgraded with a pair of SSL Live L200 consoles — one at front-of-house and another at the monitor position. The church then installed an SSL Live L300 at front-of-house with an L100 for monitors at IHOPKC’s Global Prayer Room (GPR). More details from SSL […] Read More...
  • Louisiana Church Upgrades Audio System with Pair of Danley SBH10 Column Loudspeakers

    FOH Staff | News | August 20, 2020LA PLACE, LA – Assurance AV Solutions was able to upgrade the intelligibility of the services at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church with a simple audio solution: a pair of Danley SBH10 column loudspeakers. More details from Danley Sound Labs (www.danleysoundlabs.com): After holding services in makeshift spaces for literally decades, the parishioners of Ascension […] Read More...
  • We Make Events – North American Call to Action

    FOH Staff | News | August 20, 2020NORTH AMERICA – Along with the announcement that the #WeMakeEvents “Red Alert” event date has shifted to Sept. 1, 2020, organizers working to raise awareness and support for the plight of the live events industry have issued more details on what’s at stake and how individuals and companies can take part in the campaign to […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Donald “DJ” Johnson, 83

    FOH Staff | News | August 19, 2020Born on December 2, 1936 and known throughout the industry as “DJ,” Donald Johnson passed away on August 16, 2020. He was 83. His career in music and audio retailing began in 1958 in the San Jose, CA, area before joining Coast Wholesale in 1961. It was an interesting and historic time to begin calling […] Read More...
  • Warner Grand Theatre Upgrades with DiGiCo SD12-96 and SD9T Consoles

    FOH Staff | News | August 19, 2020LOS ANGELES – Bell Event Services equipped the 1,525-seat Warner Grand Theatre, a recently renovated classic cinema in Los Angeles’ San Pedro neighborhood, with DiGiCo SD12-96 and SD9T consoles along with a touring-grade line array system. The upgraded venue, built in an earlier era of Art Deco-styled movie palaces, was refurbished for live entertainment along […] Read More...
  • Chuck Schumer Announces Support for $10 Billion “Save Our Stages” Act

    FOH Staff | News | August 19, 2020BROOKLYN, NY – On Aug. 18, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer met with “Rev. Moose,” executive director of National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and James Murphy, frontman for Brooklyn-based rock band LCD Soundsystem for a press conference that announced Schumer’s support and co-sponsorship of the $10 billion “Save Our Stages” act. The press conference was […] Read More...
  • NEW DATE: Live Events Industry to Light Buildings in Red on Tuesday, Sept. 1

    FOH Staff | News | August 19, 2020USA - To call attention to the deep financial plight of the live event industry, a nationwide event will take place on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 (Note date change from prior announced date), from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight, when as many as 1,500 buildings across the U.S. will be lit in red. As with similar awareness campaigns in Europe, the U.K., South Africa and Australia, the goal is to issue a "red alert" on the urgent need for government action to help the industry survive. Read More...
  • Historic Venue in Georgia is First to Install Crest Audio Versarray PRO Line Array System

    FOH Staff | News | August 18, 2020CANTON, GA - Peavey Commercial Audio announced the installation of the first Crest Audio Versarray PRO at The Mill on Etowah in Canton, GA. The fully articulating line array system with ribbon drivers provides a customized solution for this historic venue, which sits on the Etowah River and serves as the centerpiece of Canton’s downtown revitalization program. Read More...
  • Sennheiser’s #DontStopTheEducation Series to Feature Ed Sheeran Crew Members on Sept. 8

    FOH Staff | News | August 18, 2020OLD LYME, CT - Sennheiser noted that its popular live Crew Calls will continue with four members from Ed Sheeran’s live touring crew. On Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, Sennheiser hosts Andy Egerton and Tim Moore will welcome Chris Marsh (production manager, FOH sound), Mark Friend (tour manager), Matt Jones (lighting director) and Dave White (guitar/Chewie tech) for a round table discussion. Read More...
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