David Johnson

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On The Live Blog: Mile-High Bruce Rodgers
Earlier this year we noted that Bruce Rodgers was the set designer for this year’s Democratic National Convention
Live Design's Light Lunch: 3 Men and a Little Pizza
Every so often, the entertainment technology industry reverberates with earth-shattering business news: a major player moves to the competition, massive
SOUND
This year's crop of Sound Products of the Year represents five of the best for theatre sound as chosen by our panel of judges. Why five and not the usual
Notes From the Back Row: An Industry's Milestones
It's a big year for milestone anniversaries. ESTA is celebrating its 20th year. Pook, Diemont & Ohl is celebrating its 25th. Barbizon is celebrating its
In Good Hands
I've been putting pen to paper in this space for over 10 years now, starting with my first letter from the editor in Theatre Crafts International in the
Thinking Outside The Lightbox
Contributions by two top designers provide some food for thought in this veritable smorgasbord of an issue, our largest ever. First up is Patrick Dierson,
Old School
Where were you in 1986? I had just moved to New York City from Ohio. It was October, and the city had Mets fever. Doc Gooden, Straw, The Kid, Nails, and
The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes
Every time Cirque du Soleil unveils a new production, I say to myself, Okay, we can let this one pass. Surely there can't be anything new and groundbreaking
Sketchbook: A Canadian Ring
The Ring Cycle is the operatic equivalent of Mt. Everest; every opera company feels compelled to try to climb it at one time or another, though not necessarily
Express Yourself
First things first: please send all hate mail concerning this month's cover to my attention. Yes, I'm to blame. Yes, I know it's provocative. And yes,
Chinese Takeout
Like the band itself, the brief summer Guns N' Roses tour was both a long time coming and hastily arranged, a mix of old parts and new components that
Want Live? Go Online
You're probably reading this in print format at the moment, though I suppose down the road this will be posted online, so you could be reading it there,
Product of the Month: Altman Smart-Track Lighting System
What It Does The Altman Smart-Track™ Lighting System is one of those hybrid products so cleverly obvious it's a wonder no one thought of it sooner. Designed to bring digital control signals to addressable architectural luminaires without dimmer packs or ...
TQ Product News
Staging PowerAssist Winch J.R. Clancy Existing counterweight sets can be automated using PowerAssist™ winch. Specifically designed for retrofitting existing counterweight rigging systems, it can be used to automate just a few sets or a complete rigging ...
Theatre By Design
By my calendar, we should have another month to go before this year's Broadway Lighting and Sound Master Classes. After all, for the last several years the event has been firmly ensconced in the month of June. But this year, we moved the classes up a ...

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