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The October 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the October 2018 Issue

“The Eye”

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
It’s LDI time, that magical month when the American public gets to view and often play with, new gear. We love walking the hallways of the convention center in search of the next thing that will augment our shows, but we have to admit it’s secondary to networking. Catching up with friends as well as […] Read More...

LD Collin Craig with Smokey Robinson

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Debi Moen •
  • October 2018
  • On the Road
• October 13, 2018
DESIGN APPROACH: “I keep it simple. Smokey likes the old school look of the tried-and-tested Par can. I spec a Par can rig with a handful of CMY spot fixtures primarily for color effects and texture. Smokey prefers not to see a lot of movement, so I stick with fixed positions and use spots to […] Read More...

Filling the Wings

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Bryan Reesman •
  • Inside Theater
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Wing space on Broadway is at a premium. As more and more shows up the ante on production value, scenic designers and production crew are finding more and more ways to be clever about how they utilize the space in and above the wings. The simple fact is that while many producers and creators are […] Read More...

Panic! At the Disco ‘Pray for the Wicked’ Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • October 2018
  • Production Profile
• October 13, 2018
Pop/alt-rock band Panic! At The Disco from Las Vegas is packing arenas on their Pray For The Wicked tour, named after their sixth studio album, released in June 2018. Brendon Urie (vocals, guitar, keyboards) has a vocal range few can achieve and the other band members are also in fine form, treating fans to favorites […] Read More...

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • October 2018
  • Tour Lighting
• October 13, 2018
The Artist’s Return to the Live Stage Continues with First U.S. Tour in 37 Years For fans across the country who had never seen ELO in the day, or those who had, 37 years have passed since Jeff Lynne (ELO) has done a major tour of the U.S. Hearing Lynne in fine voice, the band […] Read More...

Halestorm/In This Moment 2018 Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • October 2018
  • Wide Focus
• October 13, 2018
Halestorm and In This Moment are on tour (with New Years Day) for a true triple threat of rock ‘n’ roll with three powerful female voices leading their bands — Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Maria Brink of In This Moment and Ashley Costello of New Years Day — on a tour bringing back more of […] Read More...

David Byrne ‘American Utopia’ Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • Designer Insights
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
David Byrne’s American Utopia tour is one of the more talked-about shows by fans and crew alike for its throwback to Talking Heads’ iconic Stop Making Sense tour from the 1980’s. It serves as a simple, stark and dramatic counterpoint to the overly elaborate productions of many of today’s top touring artists. We spoke with […] Read More...

Counting Crows Embark on 25th Anniversary Tour

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Craig Rutherford •
  • October 2018
  • Wide Focus
• October 13, 2018
To paint a singer’s voice and lyrics with adjectives like “wordy introspection” and “expressive” is to color the expectation of the performance — there will be energy, to be sure, but layered through with moments of intense gravitas and feeling. Such a performance requires a deft hand leading the lighting. The mark of a good […] Read More...

Coheed and Cambria/Taking Back Sunday Tour

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Mike Wharton •
  • October 2018
  • Wide Focus
• October 13, 2018
A Shared Experience with Different Visions The Coheed and Cambria/Taking Back Sunday co-headlining summer tour sponsored by Live Nation is “unique in that it is  predominantly a good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll lighting show,” says Jason Reberski, owner and CEO of tour lighting vendor JR Lighting Design, Inc. Outside of I-Mag supplied at local venues, […] Read More...

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates 25 Years

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Mike Wharton •
  • Features
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Touring Production Celebrates Inclusiveness, Hip-Hop Vibe Along with Circus Talent This is an against-all-odds kind of story — a story about a young kid who made it happen. It is also the story about the efforts of the producers and designers to bring a show of extraordinary quality and family entertainment value at a ticket […] Read More...

The 81st Hill Cumorah Pageant

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Randi Minetor •
  • Event Lighting
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
The annual pageant in Palmyra, NY at the site historically linked to the Book of Mormon is an epic production, with a prefab set and lighting towers for 740 performers. In the minutes before the Hill Cumorah Pageant begins, cast members in full costume wander through the audience, greeting strangers with wide smiles and inviting […] Read More...

‘Mysterium’ – Steinway to Heaven?

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Will Romano •
  • Features
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
 Pianist Antonio Artese Channels Alexander Scriabin’s Obsession with Music, Scents and Colors Italian jazz and classical pianist Antonio Artese may be on the verge of fulfilling a 100-year legacy. For performances staged recently in Cremona, Ferrara, Florence and elsewhere in Italy, Artese has been incorporating sights, sounds and aromatics as a nod to Alexander Scriabin’s […] Read More...

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