28 August 2014

Behind the Scenes pre-LDI 'Happy Hour' tickets on sale

Behind the Scenes pre-LDI 'Happy Hour' tickets on saleUSA - The Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, hosted by PLASA will go on sale to the public on 2 September 2014. The biggest pre-LDI party of the year will take place on Thursday, 20 November, from 6pm-8pm at the Westgate Las Vegas (formerly The Las Vegas Hotel). Tickets are $50 each and includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and music and all proceeds go to benefit the Behind the Scenes charity, the only industry charity that provides grants to ill or injured entertainment technician professionals. $30 of each ticket is tax deductible, and ... More >>

Pearce Hire sponsors TTA crew award 2014

Pearce Hire sponsors TTA crew award 2014UK - Pearce Hire has announced its first time sponsorship of the 2014 Technical Theatre Awards. The Technical Theatre Awards were launched in 2013 as a way of formally recognising the outstanding achievements and dedication of the backstage 'unsung heroes' of the technical theatre industry. The awards are presented annually at the PLASA London exhibition at ExCel each October. The nominees are shortlisted from individuals elected by their industry peers at the beginning of the year, and then voting conducted between June and September ... More >>

Legend Series creates aura around Dark Star

Legend Series creates aura around Dark StarUSA - The Grateful Dead maintain a following that's as large and passionate as ever 49 years after the band's founding. This devotion was on full display at Gathering of the Vibes, an annual festival celebrating the iconic band, which this year featured performances by Widespread Panic, Umphrey's McGee and John Fogerty, among others, including the 'Dead' tribute band Dark Star Orchestra, all performing on a stage illuminated with a rainbow of colours that would have done Jerry Garcia proud, courtesy of moving fixtures from Chauvet ... More >>

Meyer Sound system at Kansas Cinetopia

Meyer Sound system at Kansas CinetopiaUSA - For its first location outside of the Northwest, the Cinetopia theatre chain has built three massive GXL screens, each equipped with a Meyer Sound cinema system and Dolby Atmos. Named Overland Park 18, this eastern Kansas theatre complex boasts close to 200 Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers. "When we played our demo reel, we would hear a gleeful chuckle and hear comments like, 'I've never heard anything like that before','" says Rudyard Coltman, owner of Cinetopia. "We pride ourselves on the fact that we've been told this theatre is ... More >>

Robe shines at 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Robe shines at 2014 Teen Choice AwardsUSA - Over 100 Robe moving lights made a serious impact as part of Tom Kenny's lighting design for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards (TCA). The show, produced by Bob Bain, Greg Sils and Paul Flattery was staged at the Shrine Auditorium, adjacent to the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, California. The prominent event honoured the best teen movies, music, fashion and (new this year), web stars, and attracted many rising young stars and celebrities. This year's presenters included Modern Family's Sarah Hyland and ... More >>

RML on track with Question of Sport

RML on track with Question of SportUK - Britain's longest continuously-running game show, Question of Sport, is back for another series. Remarkably it was aired for the first time in 1968 and is still considered prime time TV. Having run almost uninterrupted since 1970 they have filmed over 1000 episodes. Each week two teams of sports stars, headed up by resident team captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson, battle it out in numerous topical rounds which include Picture Round, Home or Away, What Happened Next and On the Buzzer. LD Roger Williams continues to light ... More >>

Marco Antonio tours with Nexus panels

Marco Antonio tours with Nexus panelsUSA - With more number one hits over the past 20 years than any other artist in Latin Music, Mexican crooner Marco Antonio Solis has earned the appellation "living legend" throughout the Americas, both South and North. A key reason for his enduring popularity can be found in the heartfelt connection he establishes with audiences. This emotional link was very much supported by LD Oscar "El Bro" Florez's lighting design for Solis' current tour, which features 16 Chauvet Professional Nexus 4x4 panels supplied by Visions Lighting of Brea, ... More >>

Platinum Beam illuminates Science Night Bonn

Platinum Beam illuminates Science Night BonnGermany - As one of Europe's most important institutes of higher education, as well as one of the world's leading research-based universities, the University of Bonn holds Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht or Science Night Bonn biennially in cooperation with the City of Bonn. The goal of the special science-themed evening, held this year in late May, is to give the scientific institutions of Bonn as well as the University the chance to present themselves while highlighting their research and teaching. In order to best illustrate ... More >>

X Factor winner switches to Shure PSM1000

X Factor winner switches to Shure PSM1000UK - Southampton-based live hire company BCS replaced all of its wireless in-ear monitoring on James Arthur's recent European tour with Shure's PSM1000 system. The move came following on-going problems experienced by James Arthur and BCS's monitor engineer Matt Williams during the early dates with the artist's previous IEM system. "We kept having RF issues with our previous system," comments BCS project manager Dave 'Boxx' Cann, "and it became a real problem during the tour. All of the wireless mics Matt was using were Shure and were ... More >>

La Marina NYC installs D.A.S. Audio system

La Marina NYC installs D.A.S. Audio systemUSA - Located at Dyckman Marina in upper Manhattan, the newly rebuilt La Marina NYC sports a restaurant, bar, lounge, and events space that covers more than 75,000sq.ft of Hudson River waterfront. With world-class facilities and a breathtaking waterfront view, it is rapidly becoming the place to see and be seen. La Marina NYC's waterfront area is where all the high profile live activity takes place and, to ensure a high level of speech intelligibility and music reproduction for all their events, the venue's management recently took ... More >>

MJ Event Gear on the Slots Factor

MJ Event Gear on the Slots FactorSouth Africa - Carol Thorns and her special bubble, a clear glass-like luminescent sphere attached to a glowing stage base, created a magical contribution to the Slots Factor media launch, hosted at 3 Sixty° Liquid Lounge at Montecasino. MJ Event Gear used Robe Robin fixtures to enhance the lighting already in the venue. The Slots Factor is Tsogo Sun's annual national championship takes place across all 14 of its casinos with R1.8m in prize money up for grabs. Theo Roodt from MJ Event Gear and his team added six Robin 100 LED Beams, ... More >>

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