26 February 2015

Robe lights legendary Karel Gott

Robe lights legendary Karel GottCzech Republic - Karel Gott is the best known and most successful ever Czech singer. His career spans over 50 years and has been highly innovative, spawned numerous international hits, selling millions of records, earning multiple awards plus a devoted following as well as having to embrace political expediency during the years of (then) Czechoslovakia's Communist years and under occupation by the USSR. He arranged a massive farewell tour in 1990, which was such a huge success ... that he decided to continue his musical career to the ... More >>

The Miracle of Bern on stage with Clay Paky

The Miracle of Bern on stage with Clay PakyGermany - In the film The Miracle of Bern, director Sönke Wortmann tells the story of the unexpected German victory in the 1954 World Cup in Bern and, at the same time, focuses on the difficulties of a prisoner of war who returns home and fails to re-adjust to his old life. However, in conjunction with the German team's success, the ex-POW draws closer again to his son and his family. Stage Entertainment took this story and made it into a musical, which was staged in Hamburg for the first time at the end of 2014 with the same ... More >>

Philips Strand Lighting upcycling competition finalists

Philips Strand Lighting upcycling competition finalistsWorld - The Philips Strand Lighting centenary competition to upcycle a vintage Strand PATT 23 or 123 lamp has announced its three finalists. The competition saw much success with numerous international entrants and 175 people following the Pinterest inspiration board. Award-winning architectural lighting designer Paul Nulty's Anamorphosis, architectural lighting designer Joe Vose's Back to The Future and artist/designer Derek Goldsmith's 321 Zero have all reached the final round. The three designs artfully reflect ... More >>

Meyer Sound specified for Marc Anthony tour

Meyer Sound specified for Marc Anthony tourUSA - At the request of FOH engineer Jose Rivera, a Meyer Sound Leo and Lyon linear sound reinforcement system was deployed for Marc Anthony's recent mini tour. The shows - which included 360-degree productions in New York and New Jersey - were Anthony's first North American concerts to be heard through a Leo system. "Everybody was extremely happy with the performance of Leo and Lyon, both on stage and throughout the audience," reports Rivera, who first used Leo at a stadium concert in Peru. "The overall sound was very transparent and ... More >>

Philips Entertainment helps renovate Colorado church

Philips Entertainment helps renovate Colorado churchUSA - First established in the 1980's, Centennial Covenant Church has continued to grow in the south suburbs of Denver and in 1997 they found their permanent home in Littleton, CO. Now 18 years later, the congregation found themselves in need of a complete architectural and entertainment lighting renovation. Working with Cuningham Group Architecture, the architect turned to The MH Companies to create their dynamic new lighting design which consisted of 18 Showline SL PAR 150 ZOOM luminaires, seven Philips Selecon PLprofile1 LED ... More >>

Marquee Group moves to Shepperton

Marquee Group moves to SheppertonUK - From Monday 2 March 2015, the Marquee Group, comprising leading UK installers Marquee AV and Marquee Home, will be relocating to Unit 5 Shepperton Business Park, Govett Avenue, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8BA. The company's telephone number remains the same, 01784 430404. "The new premises are just six miles from our current Egham location, so convenient for staff and no disruption in the service to our customers," said Marquee AV MD, Mark Brown. "The building provides well over double space and is located on a modern business park.... More >>

Rocky Horror Show returns with mainly Martin rig

Rocky Horror Show returns with mainly Martin rigGermany - The long-running cult musical The Rocky Horror Show is back on stage for a six-month tour of Germany and features an array of Martin Professional lighting fixtures to underscore the production's more distinctive elements. Since its first performance at the Royal Court Theatre in London 40 years ago, more than 20m people have seen Richard O'Brien's bizarre story about a newly engaged couple, the mad Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his artificial creature, Rocky Horror. For the German tour, lighting designer David Howe specified a ... More >>

XL Video backs X Factor guest appearances

XL Video backs X Factor guest appearancesUK - For the most recent run of Thames TV/SycoTV's popular talent search, The X Factor, XL Video supplied custom video set-ups for several of the guest artist appearances. Working with One Direction and their creative director, Lee Lodge, XL Video provided 144 Barco MiStrip LED batons which were housed in a custom structure created by design studio, Artisan, as a backdrop for the band's performance of their recent single Steal My Girl. The MiStrips complemented a sea of lasers behind the band, and content for the batons ... More >>

Playhouse Square revitalises theatre district with Barco

Playhouse Square revitalises theatre district with BarcoUSA - Barco, in collaboration with experiential design firm The Barncyz Group, is bringing the majesty of live Broadway shows and entertainment to the sidewalks of Cleveland's renovated theatre district with its innovative, interactive LCD advertising kiosks and outdoor LED displays. With the goal of bringing its marketing power to the street while elevating the quality and breadth of the organization's digital assets, Playhouse Square is engaging audiences with a series of Barco advertising kiosks to promote its robust line-up of ... More >>

AV Concepts integrates Dante media networking

AV Concepts integrates Dante media networkingUSA - AV Concepts has integrated Dante networking into its production and event systems to cost-effectively migrate its audio infrastructure to a networked routing and distribution environment. The transition to Audinate's Dante solution, in combination with AV Concepts' investment in fibre optic systems, enables AV Concepts to set up its networked audio architecture in 30 to 45 minutes, compared to the six-to-eight hours typically spent deploying a legacy audio system. Delivering quality audio solutions continues to be a key focus for ... More >>

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