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26 August 2016

Star Events celebrates 40th birthday

Star Events celebrates 40th birthdayUK - Star Events turns 40 today, 26 August 2016, with its commitment to invention, safety and best practice the key to all the candles on the birthday cake. Founded by Roger Barrett and Maddy Sheals as touring sound ... More >>

Robe Spikie makes UK debut

Robe Spikie makes UK debutUK - Robe's new Spikie fixtures - small, super-fast LED WashBeams - made their UK debut on a lighting rig designed by Paul Griffiths of Firebird Events for a UK sales conference staged in the Champagne Suite at the ... More >>

David Martin joins Elation Professional

David Martin joins Elation ProfessionalUK - Elation Professional has announced that as of 15 August longtime lighting professional David Martin has joined the company as key account manager serving the southern UK. David is a familiar face to many in the ... More >>

Rigging Upgrade for Outdoor Theatre

Rigging Upgrade for Outdoor TheatreUSA - Several years ago, J.R. Clancy inspected the rigging at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, Texas, and found it was near the end of its useful life after 48 years. The Miller's older rigging equipment was ... More >>

Cadac sponsors IBC's Big Screen Experience

Cadac sponsors IBC's Big Screen ExperienceThe Netherlands - Cadac is once more an official IBC sponsor, providing all of the audio networking and control for the IBC Big Screen Experience at the convention. This year's proprietary MegaCOMMS audio network ... More >>

Abbey Extravaganza comes alive with RGJ and MLA

Audiologic and AUDAC go separate ways

W-DMX controls P5s on Tulove Grede

White Light supplies Royal Shakespeare Company

Yamaha CIS products for 'cineatro'

Robe gets emotional with Twenty One Pilots

KOKO upgrades with Soundcraft Vi7000's

Big House Sound goes large with Adamson

Chauvet panels are a hit at summer camp

Tibet Radio broadcasts with Lawo

Ashly and Danley solution for Raleigh centre

Christie lights up Citibank flagship branch

Innovative Production Services adds Kara

Rigging upgrade for Houston theatre

ETC announces global office expansion plans

Dante scores at Auburn University

SGM IP65 fixtures at Splendour in the Grass

Rio Carioca Arenas reinforced with Community

Dierks Bentley on the beach with Elation

All That Jazz Festival in Eleuthera lit by FLDA

Chauvet Professional at core of Union Transfer

Premier League studio kicks off with LED Creative

The Week in Lighting & Sound

Knight of Illumination Awards Concert Touring and Events nominees revealed

Edinburgh Tattoo upgrades projection

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"We try to identify which shows are easier to put in, so we can alter our practises by scheduling a lighter show to follow something that put a lot of demands on the staff. This kept man hours down and minimised expenditure on overtime."

Tim Mackrill, technical manager of the Palace Theatre, Redditch, talks with Julie Harper about arts funding cuts (Arts Fundamentals)

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Phil WardThis month: On a Clair Day

"There are other synergies. In South America, for example, some countries can purchase a system made by Clair Brothers and also rent something similar from Clair Global if there's a shortfall . . .""

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Crew CutsThis month: Andy Coates

"I'll always remember Jim Tinsley saying to me "Don't run away little Andy Coates as I'll find you.""

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Rigging CallThis month: From Road Safety to Rigging

"The Klippan seat belts were fitted in Volvo Amazons and 544s from 1959 and so successful was the webbing product that the co-owner of Klippan, Erik Ehnimb, founded the SpanSet company in Malmö in 1966 . . ."

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Richard CadenaThis month: Put Your Gels Away

". . . the L7-C Fresnel is a fully tunable white light that allows you to match the colour at any location. In a matter of moments I can dial to any one of those colour temperatures with a minor tweak of the knob on the side of the light. It's that simple."


QandAThis month: Elliot Herman talks to Anne Valentino, controls product manager for ETC

"One of my favourite parts of my work is seeing it in use in theatre. It's a pretty big thrill to walk into a production that takes full advantage of the multi-console operation and the features that have vastly matured in the past 10 years . . ."


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