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New Sustaining Member

We welcome the University of North Carolina-Greensboro to the Sustaining level of membership just in time to prepare for the 2011 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Charlotte in March 2011.

James Fisher is the head of the Theatre Department at UNC-G. The department offers MFA degrees in design (costume, scenery, and lighting), acting, directing, and theatre for youth, as well as BFA degrees in design and production, technical production, acting, and theatre education, and a BA in theatre. For more information, visit

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Stage Lifts Exhibited at China Event

SERAPID, Inc. showcased its award-winning products at PALME Show May 20 to 23 at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing.

SERAPID's LinkLift and horizontal motion systems provide simple solutions to many of the common challenges associated with stage engineering. The simple design helps keep the systems safe for on-stage performers. For more information about SERAPID, visit its web site at

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Avolites Controls Johnny Rotten

A brand new Avolites Pearl Expert is the lighting control console of choice on the North American tour of Public Image Ltd. (PiL). Theatrical Media Services (TMS) of Omaha is supplying the Pearl Expert for the six-week tour supplied by TMB.

TMB is the exclusive distributor for Avolites in North America. For more information, visit

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Begin Center Work, Complete Museum Work

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander is providing theatre and audio video systems consulting for the new Signature Center, currently under construction on 42nd Street in Manhattan. The firm is working in collaboration with the design architects, Gehry Partners, LLP and architect of record, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture.

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander recently completed work on the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. On that project, the firm worked with RSP Architects.

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Book Outlines Partnerships for Facilities

Theaters 2: Partnerships in Facility Use, Operations, and Management by Holzman Moss Architecture, JaffeHolden, and Theatre Projects Consultants and published by Images Publishing, was released recently.

The book reveals a determining factor behind successful performing arts venues: truly collaborative partnerships. Theatre Projects' Benton Delinger is among the contributors to Theaters 2, and many of the organization's projects are discussed as case studies, including the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas, and the Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway.

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