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27 February 2015

Sound Fundamentals for Theatre returns in April

Sound Fundamentals for Theatre returns in AprilUK - Orbital Sound has announced the dates for its annual Easter Sound Fundamentals for Theatre training course, running this year from 7-10 April at its purpose-built Brixton training facility. Over 500 students have ... More >>

Sound Technology sets Audio Architect training dates

Sound Technology sets Audio Architect training datesUK - Sound Technology is hosting its second in a series of training courses for Harman's new HiQnet Audio Architect design, configuration and control software for installed audio systems on 11 March 2015. This free ... More >>

Two PLASA Standards published: A Revision and a Reaffirmation

Two PLASA Standards published: A Revision and a ReaffirmationUSA - ANSI E1.19 - 2015, Recommended Practice for the Use of Class A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) Intended for Personnel Protection in the Entertainment Industry, and ANSI E1.23 - 2010 (R2015), ... More >>

Flare signs as sole audio supplier for LEAF 2015

Flare signs as sole audio supplier for LEAF 2015UK - Flare Audio has been selected as the only audio supplier for this year's LEAF (London Electronic Arts Festival) at Tobacco Dock this March. The event, created by Bestival founder and DJ Rob da Bank, is a two-day ... More >>

DiGiCo in the saddle with Bombay Bicycle Club

DiGiCo in the saddle with Bombay Bicycle ClubUK - Bombay Bicycle Club will forever be known as the last live band to play at London's Earl's Court venue. But preceding that already-famous December show was a tour that had started nearly a year before, on which ... More >>

ETF sells ENTECH trade show to CX Network

Martin M2GO console proves versatility

Alchemea alumni triumph this awards season

Sergio Mendes and have a ball with DPA

Adlib back on the road with Kaiser Chiefs

GLP's X4 Bar praised at Jaguar XE Launch

RML lights Sky Movies Oscars coverage

RML dares to win on Saturday nights

Atlanta nightclub strikes gold with Elation Lighting

Le Maitre sponsors fireman's record attempt

Parkway retrofits Kalamazoo church with L-Acoustics

CT delivers the AV for Xerocon conference

Scottish Sports Awards with Analog Way's Eikos²

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong take flight with Chauvet

Syncrolite shines on the Grammys

Robe lights legendary Karel Gott

The Miracle of Bern on stage with Clay Paky

Philips Strand Lighting upcycling competition finalists

Meyer Sound specified for Marc Anthony tour

Philips Entertainment helps renovate Colorado church

Marquee Group moves to Shepperton

Rocky Horror Show returns with mainly Martin rig

XL Video backs X Factor guest appearances

Playhouse Square revitalises theatre district with Barco

AV Concepts integrates Dante media networking

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PLASA Focus Orlando hailed a resounding success attracting record attendees - 24 Feb 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando Opens in One Week - 10 Feb 2015

PLASA Focus Orlando Hitting High Pre-Registration Numbers - 28 Jan 2015

Richard Pilbrow to Kickoff Educational Seminars at PLASA Focus Orlando - 8 Jan 2015

PLASA's Behind the Scenes Happy Hour a Massive Success - 11 Dec 2014

PLASA Announces 2014 Election Results - 21 Nov 2014

'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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"Originally we had done what everyone else did - build scaffold wings and support a roof off of them - but the tower system was faster and provided a more open stage space. Two years later we built a better system. That was our luxury, we had the time to learn. If you're at the beginning of a new industry you have the room to make mistakes."

Stageco founder Hedwig de Meyer talks to Steve Moles (Stageco)

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Philips Vari-Lite and Selecon light up C venues at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

This year saw the Philips Selecon RAMA LED Fresnel, which features full warm white output, make its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut. The luminaires took up residence over the festival period in one of the Fringe’s most exciting venues, C south, where a range of theatre companies put on up to 12 productions a day. Another new addition to this year’s rig was the Vari-Lite VLX Wash. Together the luminaires blended seamlessly with the numerous Tungsten fixtures, providing the various productions with a plethora of LED associated advantages.

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

""The implications for the industry could be enormous," said LSi this month, after The Really Useful Theatre Company's insurers had paid out on an £878,000 claim for nine cancelled performances of Sunset Boulevard. The problem was caused by hydraulics control equipment being affected by nearby walkie-talkies - and the insurers promptly pursued the manufacturer of the equipment, Berendsen Fluid Power Ltd, for the money. "This is precisely the scenario that the forthcoming EMC regulations are designed to eliminate," said PLASA's standards officer, George Thomson."

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago10 Years Ago . . . LSi February 2005

""Barco acquires System Technologies" was our lead headline this month. Founded by Frederic Opsomer in 1995, System Technologies specialised in creative designs for special projects in the rental and staging markets. Barco, the Belgian visual systems giant, said that the company would be renamed Innovative Designs and "would maintain its own infrastructure and facilities. "

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Phil WardThis month: A Tale of Two Cities

"This is where the organisation's newly acquired SSL L500 console was first put through its paces, trying to overcome the kind of tiled reflections that would have many a sound engineer reaching for the smelling salts."

ReadClassic Gear

Classic GearThis month: QLab

"What makes a classic piece of gear? In my mind, one factor has been something that causes a dramatic shift in the way we work - because curiously, many in the entertainment technology world show no fear of new tools, and once the pioneers accept them they tend to spread rapidly."

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Crew CutsThis month: Lighting maintenance technician, Justin Cook

"I started playing with lights aged 12 in my tiny home town of Levin, New Zealand. Left school at 16 to run a followspot on a NZ tour of Porgy & Bess and haven't looked back. Earning $400 a week at that age beats chasing sheep around a field!"

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Entertaining SustainabilityThis month: Environmental Strategy

"Tom Harper has been engaged as the company's Sustainability Coordinator. I'm thrilled to hear that this is a post that companies within the industry are creating, and Unusual are to be congratulated for it."

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EvernoteThis month: Virtualisation

"It says quite something about the tremendous advances in the power of the computer on your desktop - or your lap - that whereas it used to struggle to keep up with you, it now not only takes everyday tasks in its stride - but can also happily run a completely separate 'virtual' computer inside itself, effectively turning one computer into two. "

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Rigging CallThis month: Points for Thought

". . . to my way of thinking the most sensible and competent approach is to treat any equipment used in entertainment rigging according to risk, irrespective of its designation. Inspect or thoroughly examine as appropriate. Record as appropriate."

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Richard CadenaThis month: ETC Nomad with Pixel Mapping

"Setting up the display to which the content will be mapped is quick and easy. Within a matter of a few keystrokes you can have an array of pixels displayed graphically on the Pixel Map space showing the status of each pixel . . ."


QandAThis month: Lee Baldock talks to Carol Scott of Tait Towers. . .

"I realised that my forte was actually organising getting all the right things in the right place at the right time - that's really what I like doing. I like budgets and technology, I like the math of a lighting design . . .""

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