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30 July 2015

Grateful Dead farewell features Robe BMFLs

Grateful Dead farewell features Robe BMFLsUSA - A milestone in music history took place at Soldier Field in Chicago as legendary band The Grateful Dead celebrated their 50th anniversary with the three final Fare Thee Well shows, produced by Paul Shapiro over ... More >>

Yamaha training brings fringe benefits to Edinburgh

Yamaha training brings fringe benefits to EdinburghUK - In the run up to this year's International Festival and Festival Fringe, currently the city of Edinburgh is a hive of activity. With hundreds of venues housing literally thousands of performances, the Fringe is ... More >>

Elation Europe to hold PRO Theme Day in Kerkrade

Elation Europe to hold PRO Theme Day in KerkradeThe Netherlands - Elation Europe invites lighting professionals to a new PRO Theme Day to be held 26 August at its European headquarter office in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. PRO Theme Day will be filled with insightful ... More >>

Full Circle adds Chroma-Q Color Force battens

Full Circle adds Chroma-Q Color Force battensUSA - Chroma-Q Color Force premium performance LED battens have been added to the inventory of Atlanta-based Full Circle Lighting & Productions, to meet high demand from the company's many lighting designer, rental ... More >>

Clay Paky illuminates the Tones on the Stones Festival

Clay Paky illuminates the Tones on the Stones FestivalItaly - Tones on the Stones has renewed its partnership with Clay Paky for the third year running. The Festival was held in the Cava Bianco Montorfano (White Montorfano Quarry), near Verbania. The main attraction this ... More >>

Work starts on first phase of Lighthouse refurbishment

Blackpool Illuminations head for new heights

Bandit illuminates Louisville's Forecastle Festival

Big Screen Show adds V4 Boreal's to rental stock

Pete's Big TVs makes magic for Penn & Teller

Clay Paky Mythos illuminate the Leiva tour

Ramp eases the load for AVS Hire

PR Lighting gears up for PALM Expo 2015

High brightness Panasonic projector gets brighter

Mumford & Sons believe in Robe

Clay Paky fixtures shine at gala and theme park

English National Opera invests In Yamaha TF1

Light Initiative creates the beautiful and the bizarre

Presteigne adds Calrec Audio to hire roster

Heart Ibiza on song with Clay Paky

Daktronics LED displays for Monterrey stadium

Robe ups the Suwannee River Jam

SGM lights up Astana's Capital Day celebration

Chauvet and Iluminarc colour Glastonbury sculpture

White Light makes a show for Mayor of Newham

LED display technology on show in Birmingham

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Theatreplan continues to expand operations

Martin Audio rules at mega hip hop festival

Robert Juliat Merlins debut at Swiss festivals

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'Tis the season to donate to Behind the Scenes - 17 Nov 2014

PLASA Events Announces Partnership with Show Ready Events - 14 Nov 2014

Dinna Myers to Receive PLASA's Swan Award at the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour - 1 Nov 2014

PLASA to Present Volunteer of the Year Award to Bill Ellis - 1 Nov 2014

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"I was very interested in doing more music-oriented productions after the Kate Bush show. I have a great affinity and passion for music and so it suits me perfectly to be given the opportunity. Mark's music is full of atmosphere and mood and so is perfect for creating settings and landscapes for the music to work in - very theatrical in fact!"

Mark Henderson on lighting Mark Knopfler (Tracking Knopfler)

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RS-701 Beltpack Run Over by Jeep

Want to see how durable the new RS-701 beltpack is? Here it is getting run over with a Jeep! It "sounds great and just won't break!" says Clear-Com Partner GerrAudio Distribution ( who really put Clear-Com to the test.

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Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi July 1995

"'Wholehog II Flies the Nest' we reported this month. "The "first production batch of consoles left their West London home in June following an exhaustive testing period and are bound for far-reaching global destinations," including New York, Orlando and South Korea. Distributor AC Lighting was organising group demonstrations of the new control desk in response to a backlog of demo' requests from potential users . . ."

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago 10 Years Ago . . . LSi July 2005

"Back in 2005 the trial of Simon Brophy, the infamous former head of lighting at the Millennium Dome, had come to a close and the fraudster who helped himself to almost £4m of the Dome's management company's money was awaiting sentencing, along with his accomplice David Gordon, after both had pleaded guilty. In 1999, Brophy had used his position to award significant lighting contracts to a new company called Pro Design Ltd, which he and Gordon had recently set up - despite new companies being barred from the process under the NMEC's procurement rules."

ReadAudio File

Phil WardThis month: Orange Juice. . .

"Whether proprietary or not, new digital ways of doing what we used to do with analogue without batting an eyelid are taking over . . ."

ReadClassic Gear

Classic GearThis month: The Beamlight

"It's a curious contradiction that much of the light we (at least, those who don't spend most of their lives in darkened theatres!) live by is the parallel rays from the sun, yet most of the light we light with isn't, beams diverging rapidly as they issue from the lens of a fixture. "

ReadThe Conductor

The ConductorThis month: Thermal Effects

"The 'don't set fire to anything' mantra includes the distribution cabling and kit itself . . ."

ReadCrew Cuts

Crew CutsThis month: LD, Simon D. Michalak

"Currently, mostly LD & PM for The Dreamboys - a radical departure from rock 'n' roll. I also look after a couple of lovely music festivals in Borneo and point lights at Ray Davies when he decides he needs me."

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Recollected WorksThis month: A Blott (and a lion) on the Landscape

"When I received a copy of the temp's letter to the security company, on BBC headed paper, she had quoted me word for word: "Dear Sirs, We want a man and dog in Bristol overnight Thursday and Friday. The man should be called Ron, we don't care what the dog's called."

ReadTools from Beyond

MailRouteThis month: MailRoute

"It's a curious thing: this column has covered lots of tools offering the potential for efficient online collaboration amongst project groups. Yet in most cases, people just stick with email. Which works, of course, until everyone starts cc:ing everyone else and it's impossible to follow. And unless you have to sort through a mass of junk mail in order to read the messages you actually care about."

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Second FixThis month: Compressed Timescales

"It seems that no matter what the project, people consistently ask for things to be done at the last minute. Compressed timescales seem to be part of life for us. In general we are a reactive industry; we can't do our bit until others have done theirs."

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Richard CadenaThis month: High Dynamic Range

"Amazon and Netflix are both promising to stream HDR content later on this year. As these new capabilities are rolled out and people get used to seeing the best possible picture, then HD, standard dynamic range, Rec. 709, and 24 frames per second will start to look like your grandfather's video . . ."


QandAThis month: Phil Ward talks to Graham Cochrane of Adlib . . .

"It was a year's work, concentrating on all the musical content with the live bands - a combination of television, theatre and live rock all rolled into one - and I loved it."

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