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Articles from the October 2018 Issue

The Audrain Automobile Museum Summer Gala

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Event Production
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Campo & Company Puts Together the Event of the Summer for Newport, RI Newport is a magical town located on Aquidneck Island in the New England state of Rhode Island. The town is next to a yacht-filled harbor that once hosted the America’s Cup, a renowned annual sailing regatta, for more than 50 years, along […] Read More...

Blockbuster Effects, Automated for Any Theatrical Production

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Thomas S. Friedman •
  • October 2018
  • Staging Design
• October 13, 2018
Hudson Scenic Studio Sets the Stage with Cost-Effective Automation Systems for Stage and Show Applications of All Sizes In William Shakespeare’s celebrated play, As You Like It, the legendary playwright famously wrote that “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women, players.” Perhaps this kinship to the theater is what continues to […] Read More...

A Theatrical Thrill

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • Focus on Design
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood on the Sam Smith Thrill of It All Tour Sam Smith is currently on the road in support of his second album, The Thrill of it All. The trek marked the concert touring debut of set designer Jason Sherwood. An in-demand theater designer, the NYC-based Sherwood connected quickly with both Smith […] Read More...

Scenic Artist John Rios

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Richard Olson •
  • October 2018
  • Scenic Design
• October 13, 2018
Scenic artists are often known as the people who paint set elements such as backdrops, stage flooring as well as adding textures to all kinds of set pieces. But in today’s modern age of digital backdrops as well as band’s reverting to using album cover art behind them requires more than just the old palette […] Read More...

Building a Better Laser System

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Jim Hutchison •
  • Laser Focus
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
                            Lasers can produce a multitude of different effects, from aerial beam displays and liquid skies to projection mapping — even laser logo and text projections. It’s one of the things that make lasers so sought-after as a unique lighting element. As […] Read More...

Global Dance Festival

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Nick Radar •
  • Festival Spotlight
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Annual Event Expands from its Red Rock Roots with Move to Mile High Stadium, Assist from Brown Note and ESP The Global Dance Festival is the largest annual summer music festival in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. It has been a cornerstone of dance music in Colorado since the early 2000s, staged for […] Read More...

Zozobra Burning Ceremony

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Bobby Boyer •
  • Festival Spotlight
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
The 94th Annual Effigy Burning Event Lights Up Santa Fe The citizens of Santa Fe owe a debt of gratitude to Gustave Baumann. In 1924, more than 60 years before the first Burning Man festival took place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, the Germany-born, New Mexico-based artist graced the American West with the original “burning […] Read More...

Adopting a New Role

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • Focus on Theater
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Elation is Moving from Concerts and Nightclubs to the Theatrical Stage How do you develop a line of lighting products that work for the particular needs of theater? If you are Elation Professional, you ask theatrical lighting designers directly what they need, what they want and you take those answers into product development. Three theatrical […] Read More...

Robe’s Rise

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Louise Stickland •
  • Company 411
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
                            The Czech Company’s North American Expansion Continues In the past 25 years, Robe s.r.o. has grown from a little-known OEM startup on the Czech Republic side of the newly divided country once known as Czechoslovakia into a world-class lighting brand synonymous […] Read More...

ProX Cases Take the Heat

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Company 411
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Case Protects Gear from Arson Flames, Fire Truck Hoses Guerrilla Productions out of Ocala, FL, a regional production company founded in 2016, juggles all the concerns similar companies have: bidding right, getting gigs, being consistently good, etc. But one night in August of 2017, co-owner Tim Pigeon faced one of the worst disasters a company […] Read More...

The I.A.T.S.E. at 125

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • Milestones
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
                                                      A Strong Legacy Continues Still thriving, vital, and as relevant to every production, craft, and market segment of the entertainment industry, The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, […] Read More...

A Bright Solution

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Debi Moen •
  • Installations
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Colorful LEDs Transform the Worship Experience at Speak The Word Church At Speak The Word Church International in Minneapolis, lead pastor Randy Morrison encourages the congregation to be “problem solvers” by tapping into their God-given creativity. The church was experiencing a problem with their existing lighting system as maintenance costs were skyrocketing while reliability was […] Read More...

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