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The February 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the February 2019 Issue

Starting the Year Off Right

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • February 2019
• February 11, 2019
Another successful start of the year came as NAMM and the Parnelli Awards dominated the music news for the new year. Over 115,000 music professionals settled on Anaheim, and the four day party was certainly loud and raucous. I have to apologize to my friends who tried to hit me up at the last minute […] Read More...

18th Annual Parnelli Awards

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Features
  • February 2019
• February 11, 2019
On Jan. 25, 2019, the 18th annual Parnelli Awards ceremony took place, returning to the Anaheim Hilton during the NAMM exhibition. Along with the three awards for career achievement honoring production manager Chris Adamson (Lifetime Achievement Award), staging innovator Yvan Miron (Visionary Award) and audio genius Brock Adamson (Audio Innovator Award), more than two dozen […] Read More...

Show Report: NAMM 2019

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Features
  • February 2019
• February 11, 2019
The NAMM show took place in Anaheim, CA from Jan. 24-27. With over 115,000 attendees, this trade show remains the largest in North America devoted to the music business, and rivals Prolight+Sound/Musikmesse in Frankfurt for global bragging rights. We stopped in at the booths of dozens of PLSN’s friends to say “Hi,” talk shop and […] Read More...

“The Cher Show” on Broadway

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Bryan Reesman •
  • February 2019
  • Inside Theater
• February 11, 2019
Razzle, Dazzle, Feathers and Glitter As befits the glamour of its subject, The Cher Show features 683 costumes, 3,500 costume pieces and 6.5 million feathers, along with running 3,608 lighting queues and utilizing 7,432 light fixtures. Mirroring its star’s story of career reinvention, the Broadway musical underwent a big transformation between its Chicago run and […] Read More...

Elton John “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • February 2019
  • Production Profile
• February 11, 2019
The legendary Elton John is on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. With a career spanning 50 years, his tour, which launched Sept. 8, will travel to five continents and perform more than 300 shows. Selling more than 300 million records and numerous accolades to his credit — Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards, an Academy and […] Read More...

Mirage Detroit

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • February 2019
  • Lighting Art
• February 11, 2019
Artist Doug Aitken and LD Andi Watson Collaborate on a Contemporary Art Piece The City of Detroit has certainly fallen on hard times over the last few decades. Few investors were willing to help what was once the fourth largest city in America thrive — it was certainly a dry patch for a downtrodden town. […] Read More...

Passion 2019 Conferences

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Mike Wharton •
  • Event Production
  • February 2019
• February 11, 2019
Passion Conferences are part of the Passion movement, a decades-old series of events created by Louie and Shelley Giglio. It has hosted more than a million students since its inauguration in 1997 in Austin, Texas for the purpose to “unite college students for a spiritual awakening in this generation.” That first gathering had 2,000 attendees. […] Read More...

Metallica “WorldWired” Tour Continues

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • February 2019
  • Wide Focus
• February 11, 2019
We caught up with lighting designer and director Rob Koenig, who’s out with Metallica on their “WorldWired” tour, helming a production design by Dan Braun. The arena run of shows (a.k.a. the “cube show”) started in Copenhagen in Sept. 2017, wrapping up the following May. It continued on to the U.S. in September and wraps […] Read More...

Ozzy Takes FX to the Next Level

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • February 2019
  • Focus on FX
• February 11, 2019
ER Productions Wows Crowd for New Year’s Eve Show at the Forum in L.A. In 2016, Black Sabbath embarked on their final tour, dubbed “The End.” The last show took place Feb. 4, 2017 at Genting Arena in the band’s home city of Birmingham, England, with founding members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler […] Read More...

Premiering ‘Marnie’

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Randi Minetor •
  • February 2019
  • Focus on Theater
• February 11, 2019
Tony-Winning Designers Create Moody Met Opera Premiere From its first moments, the Metropolitan Opera’s American premiere of Marnie, an opera based on the 1961 novel by Winston Graham, provokes a sense of disquiet in its audience. It’s hard to put one’s finger on why, exactly, as the scene takes place in an innocuous accounting office. […] Read More...

Look Solutions USA

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Jim Hutchison •
  • February 2019
  • Milestones
• February 11, 2019
15 Successful Years of Bringing German Engineering and High-Quality Manufacturing to the U.S. Market The funny thing about atmospheric products in the American market (Fog, Haze, Cryo) is that there exists a small number of companies that do it really well, and every]one raves about their products and reliability. Maybe most important of all, allowing […] Read More...

NightGarden

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Bobby Boyer •
  • February 2019
  • Installations
• February 11, 2019
Chris Werner Lights the Path for Miami-Area Walk-Through Attraction t was easy for adults to become children when they wandered around NightGarden. Seeing colorful fairies fly through the air, hearing gentle words of wisdom from a kind old talking tree, and marveling at sites like illuminated blue water lilies and purple palm trees tends to […] Read More...

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