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MDG Fog Upgrades

We thank MDG Fog Generators for increasing its membership support of USITT to that of a Contributing member. The Montreal-based company manufactures a complete line of reliable fog generators distributed worldwide for the entertainment industry. MDG has been in business since 1980, and has been a member of the Institute for more than 10 years, with Martin Michaud as the main company contact for USITT members. Information about their full line of products, capable of producing anything from a discrete haze to an overwhelming effect of pure white fog, can be seen at

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Changes at Vincent Lighting

Several personnel changes have been announced by Vincent Lighting Systems. Melissa Schmidt was named product manager, working from the company's Cincinnati branch. She has been VLS' rental shop manager. J.R. Simons, who has been with VLS since 1998, has resumed his previous role in inside product sales in the Cleveland headquarters, where he will be joined by Brian Bernicken, who has been assistant rental shop manager. All three can be reached at 800-356-5356.

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Rose Brand Helps Hurricane-Ravaged School

The April 14 episode of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition featured Rose Brand and Mainstage Theatrical Supply. The companies teamed up to donate a full set of stage curtains to the Sabine Pass School, a small, K-12 public school. Located in the small town of Sabine on the Texas gulf coast near the Louisiana border, the school was devastated by Hurricane Rita in September 2005.

For over 35 years, Sabine Pass School has regularly won regional and state theatrical competitions, and the badly damaged school auditorium had been the town's pride and joy. In recognition of the importance of arts in education, Rose Brand and Mainstage welcomed the opportunity to show their appreciation for school theatre programs by their donation to the Sabine Pass School. Rose Brand, Mainstage, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition hope to show the community of Sabine, Texas that the country cares about them as well as other areas hit by hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

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ShowBuilder: RF Introduced

Stage Research, Inc. announces the addition of ShowBuilder: RF to its audio software products line. ShowBuilder: RF is designed specifically for sound professionals who manage wireless microphone frequencies for live applications.

ShowBuilder: RF will calculate intermod-free wireless microphone frequencies for anywhere in the world -- a must for tours where frequencies change often. ShowBuilder: RF is sold individually or is included for free in the ShowBuilder: Sound Design application that allows you to manage paperwork, document your sound system, create shop bids, keep track of budgets and payroll, and plan show routes.

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Norcostco Plans Summer Specials

Norcostco in New Jersey is giving a summer-long special offer to summer and community theatre customers, and is reminding people of its large selection of patriotic costumes. To learn more, contact or call 800-220-6940.

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Shrine Improved with Meyer Sound

The legendary Shrine Auditorium's $15 million renovation included special needs, because of the unusual shape of the room, and those needs are being met by Meyer Sound's more compact M Series models. Shrine General Manager Duke Collister worked with audio consultants Jack Haffamier of Complete Production Rentals and Joe Hesse of MSS Audio Services to configure a system centered on Meyer Sound's MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers. Featured products for the installation were MICAs, M1Ds, 700-HP subwoofers, and two Galileo loudspeaker management systems.

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