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23 July 2014

Robe Pointes on fire with the Rolling Stones

Robe Pointes on fire with the Rolling StonesEurope - The Rolling Stones have just finished the European section of their 14 On Fire tour with another spectacular lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Basset Design (WBD) which included 54 Robe ... More >>

Meyer at The Crossing Church in Las Vegas

Meyer at The Crossing Church in Las VegasUSA - To attract a younger, media-savvy demographic, The Crossing Christian Church in Las Vegas has installed a concert-grade Meyer Sound system. The design features the JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker and the 1100-LFC ... More >>

Michael Meacham creates pixel ambience with Chauvet

Michael Meacham creates pixel ambience with ChauvetJapan - The newly-opened Vanity Osaka nightclub in Osaka features a bold lighting design by Michael Meacham that draws upon the brightness, colour and pixel mapping capabilities of over 400 fixtures from Chauvet ... More >>

Tannoy loudspeakers update Fort Worth church

Tannoy loudspeakers update Fort Worth churchUSA - University Christian Church (UCC), located on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, recently upgraded its sound reinforcement system with Tannoy column line array loudspeakers. Curt ... More >>

RML's B-EYE stars on BBC's Blue Peter

RML's B-EYE stars on BBC's Blue PeterUK - Blue Peter is one of the longest running shows in television history. So much history, it is a national treasure. Richard Martin Lighting (RML) has been involved in the show for a long time now and ... More >>

Adlib gets into Summertime at Wembley

Bandit brings magic to Little Big Town tour

Third Eye Blind rocks with Clay Paky

ELAR Q1 colour changing Par debuts at Xbox event

Summer Jazz showcases the best of young UK talent

Danley expands outdoor loudspeaker series

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TiMax appoints S.C. Alliance for Japan

Robe LEDBeam 100s for Vasco Rossi shows

Penn Elcom partners with Entertainment Workshops charity

ETC Sensor control reaches high in London

PR Lighting launches LED for large scale applications

Pure Groove Systems gets Lost in a Moment

B-EYE is star pupil on London Grammar tour

George Benson UK tour supported by White Light

Masque Sound supports Shakespeare in the Park

Capital and MLA continue Hyde Park sound evolution

Hippotizer dazzles at the 68th Tony Awards

Outline spreads the Pope's message to 250,000

MLA Mini reinforces The Rose of Versailles

Chauvet Professional lights Therapy? at Sonisphere

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino turns on the G-Spot

Fenix towers support La Reina ceremony

Calrec consoles drive audio World Cup coverage

Vivid's Heaven's Cloth utilises JBL Control

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22 July 2014

ETC Sensor control reaches high in London

ETC Sensor control reaches high in LondonUK - ETC's UK dealers have now installed over 28,000 Sensor power control channels across central London, making ETC the most popular choice in the capital. If all the modules were stacked on top of one another, they ... More >>

22 July 2014

Outline spreads the Pope's message to 250,000

Outline spreads the Pope's message to 250,000Italy - Outline Butterfly and Mantas loudspeaker systems amplified the voice of Pope Francis on the occasion of the Holy Mass celebrated on the Plain of Sibari before a crowd of 250,000 worshippers. A stage 50m by 25m ... More >>

18 July 2014

Behind the Scenes UK launch set for PLASA London

Behind the Scenes UK launch set for PLASA LondonUK - The PLASA Foundation has announced the formation of Behind the Scenes UK to provide financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate family, who are seriously ill or injured. ... More >>

21 July 2014

HSL helps Control t'force at Emley Moor Mast

HSL helps Control t'force at Emley Moor MastUK - Lighting and visuals rental specialist HSL supplied equipment for a bold, vibrant interactive lighting installation work, Control t'force, created by lighting designer James Bawn, that illuminated the 330m ... More >>

21 July 2014

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structure

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structureUK - As a direct result of an increase in business and market share within its sub distribution network, Sennheiser UK has announced a significant change to its sub distribution model in the UK. "The growth we are ... More >>

3 July 2014

Chromlech in liquidation

Chromlech in liquidationFrance - Chromlech, the French manufacturer behind innovative LED lighting products such as Jarag and Elidy, has gone out of business with the loss of 14 jobs. NKown as an innovator of lighting products, Chromlech ... More >>

22 July 2014

B-EYE is star pupil on London Grammar tour

B-EYE is star pupil on London Grammar tourUK - Lighting designer Steven Bewley is using a primarily Clay Paky rig to light renowned trip-hop trio London Grammar during the band's current UK tour. The delicate lighting design created by the Newcastle-based ... More >>

22 July 2014

PRG Nocturne expands UK operation

PRG Nocturne expands UK operationUK - PRG Nocturne which provides LED video and projection support to the concert touring, festival, and corporate event markets, has expanded its operations in the UK. "We are now heading into our fourth year with ... More >>

22 July 2014

Le Mark girls triumph at Race For Life

Le Mark girls triumph at Race For LifeUK - Smashing their initial target by over 1000% and then beating their increased target by over 20%, the girls at Le Mark did an amazing job at Race For Life on Sunday 20 July in Cambridge. The first of the girls ... More >>

22 July 2014

Capital and MLA continue Hyde Park sound evolution

Capital and MLA continue Hyde Park sound evolutionUK - Proving last year that London's controversial Hyde Park festival site could be protected from noise leakage into the surrounding neighbourhood by deploying Martin Audio's MLA technology, promoters AEG Live ... More >>

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22 July 2014

Mitch Mortenson joins Cadac US

Mitch Mortenson joins Cadac USUK - Cadac Audio US and Canada has secured premises for its sales, distribution and service operations in Hoboken NJ. The new premises, looking out across the Manhattan skyline, will house Cadac's new North American ... More >>

PRG Nocturne expands UK operation

PRG Nocturne expands UK operationUK - PRG Nocturne which provides LED video and projection support to the concert touring, festival, and corporate event markets, has expanded its operations in the UK. "We are now heading into our fourth year with ... More >>

21 July 2014

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structure

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structureUK - As a direct result of an increase in business and market share within its sub distribution network, Sennheiser UK has announced a significant change to its sub distribution model in the UK. "The growth we are ... More >>

18 July 2014

POLARaudio promotes Liam Richards

POLARaudio promotes Liam RichardsUK - POLARaudio, as part of its ongoing internal restructuring, has promoted technical support engineer Liam Richards to the role of technical support manager. Appointed to his original position in 2010 from a ... More >>

16 July 2014

Sennheiser UK appoints commercial sales manager

Sennheiser UK appoints commercial sales managerUK - Sennheiser UK has announced that Simon Holley has been appointed to the position of commercial sales manager for its Pro Systems division. Simon joins from his previous position as sales manager at Bose UK and ... More >>

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PLASA Focus returns to Texas this September - 11 July 2014

Bill Sapsis joins PLASA Rigging Conference Programme - 7 July 2014

New European Dates for PLASA Focus - 11 June 2014

Free Registration for PLASA London 2014 Now Open - 23 May 2014

PLASA FOCUS PROVES A SUCCESS IN BALTIMORE - 14 May 2014

QUALITY REIGNS SUPREME AT PLASA FOCUS LEEDS 2014 - 6 May 2014

PLASA FOCUS LEEDS 2014 - SHOW OPENS NEXT WEEK - 24 April 2014

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EXHIBITORS GEAR UP FOR PLASA FOCUS LEEDS 2014 - 17 April 2014

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"We had a total of five LED screens, four flown and one on a pulley system tracking across the stage. The flown screens were moving through both horizontal and vertical planes across a distance of between 15 and 20 metres with the weight of each of the Lighthouse screens in excess of 1500kg."

CT's Chris Burke on the tech behind the Laureus awards (Laureus Sports Awards)

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Meyer Sound February 2014 Product Teaser #2 -- Beauty of Linear Sound

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Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi July 1994

"PLASA Members had responded angrily to LSi's reporting of AVAB's resurfacing in Sweden as AVAB Niethammer, following the bankruptcy of the original company, AVAB AB, and the associated Emil Niethammer operation in Germany. A number of UK companies had been owed money by one or both operations at the point of their closure, and little information was provided by either of the receivers involved. A great deal of the money involved related to AVAB AB's re-equipping of the Gothenburg Opera House. "

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago10 Years Ago . . . LSi July 2004

"Lead news this month was the merger of PRG and VLPS (Vari-Lite Production Services). The resulting company would operate as PRG Lighting, PRG Audio and PRG Scenic Technologies. Jere Harris, who was to take on the role of chairman and CEO of the new company, said that PRG was "bringing stability, resources and a stronger business orientation to an industry that is highly fragmented and under-capitalised." Rusty Brutsché of VLPS would become vice-chairman and Chief Technology Officer of the new company. "

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Phil WardThis month: FIFA Las Vegas!

". . . the inclusion of a UK console (Allen & Heath's GLD-80) at the centre of renovations to Rio's iconic Maracana stadium is the nearest that anything English is going to get to the venue for the tournament's final."

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Classic GearThis month: The Splicing Block

"If you want a test for which once-indispensable tools are now obsolete, just try them out on a current technical theatre student: 'Stencils' to a lighting student will get a dismissive look as they turn back to their VectorWorks Student Edition. Present a sound student with a splicing block and you might just get a bemused expression as they try to figure out exactly what it actually is . . ."

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Crew CutsThis month: Lighting Designer, Tom Campbell

"I was extremely lucky that my secondary school had a pretty good lighting rig in their theatre - four MAC 500s and a lot of generic fixtures. I quickly realised, not only that I enjoyed doing it, but that I could miss lessons if I helped out on school productions."

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EvernoteThis month: Boris (and other) Bikes

"Bike sharing actually pre-dates the technology. Way back in 1965 a group in the Netherlands left free white bicycles scattered around a town, free for anyone to use. They quickly vanished . . . a sad reflection on human nature that free tends to be abused."

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Second FixThis month: No Substitute

"It's astonishing the number of people who criticise, for example, a truss being slung in a way they haven't seen before, believing the way they learned to be the only way . . ."

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Richard CadenaThis month: Wireless Video on a Budget

"The documentation says to use Bash or Python - both of which are programming languages - but it doesn't tell you how to do it!"

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QandAThis month: Lee Baldock talks to production designer, creative director and principal of Rockart Design, Nicoline Refsing . . .

"I love the music side, and what comes with that is the whole process of loading something in in a very short space of time, and loading it all out again. I love that challenge - producing all of the parts, working out what's possible."

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PLASA Show Daily '94We've added over 175 photos of the PLASA Show in London from the LSi archives dating back to 1993.

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ReadiPix Db1: A Glimpse of the Future?

"It immediately seems packed with possibilities. Concert lighting, of course, patterns of light moving in the air. But also as a tool for stage or film lighting, perhaps genuinely providing the tool to fulfil the promise of being able to paint a stage with light, still or animated."

In an LSi exclusive, Rob Halliday reports on the iPix Db1 - "a glimpse of the future of lighting" . . .

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PLASA Awards: Passing JudgementLighting designer Ben M Rogers was one of the judges in this year's PLASA Awards for Innovation. Here he shares his thoughts on the products that caught his attention and what they tell us about the future . . .

Clay Paky
DTS Lighting

Harlequin

Rub Hoists

Stage Electrics

GDS

Unusual Rigging

Ambersphere

RentalPoint Software Inc.

Le Maitre

Mojo Barriers

Unusual Rigging

5 Star Cases

The Fifth Estate

10 out of 10 Productions

ER Productions

City Theatrical

Prolight

Specialz

Prolyte 2012

Lee Filters

OutBoard