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‘Tis the Season – Bring It!

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • December 2018
  • Editor's Note
• December 9, 2018
As the World Series, Halloween and Midterm Elections were all coming to a close in late October and early November, Christmas holiday advertising returned in a big way to the airwaves of America. It was the big return for the most wonderful time of the year — and almost immediately overshadowed by folks calling “Foul!” […] Read More...

Lighting Director Jon Derrington and Tame Impala

Debi Moen •
  • December 2018
  • On the Road
• December 9, 2018
THE DESIGN: “The main design was done by Rob Sinclair. I am the lighting director for this tour. There are actually several designers’ hands in on the making of this project. The programing was done by Van Bridges, Louisa Smurthwaite and myself. Rob’s design does a great job reflecting the psychedelic rock music. We have […] Read More...

Parnelli Visionary Award Winner Yvan Miron

Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • December 2018
  • Features
• December 9, 2018
Stageline Founder is Making Staging More Efficient and Eco-Friendly I’m sitting in Yvan Miron’s office as he tells his story, and on cue, the clear Québec sky darkens and unleashes a vicious rain. Miron laughs and shakes his head, points out the window, and says, “See? When I decided to do folk festivals and other […] Read More...

‘The Ferryman’ – Keeping it Real

Bryan Reesman •
  • December 2018
  • Inside Theater
• December 9, 2018
Witnessing a three-hour dramatic spectacle on Broadway can be a dicey proposition. A play has to be damn good to keep your butt parked in a seat that long. The Ferryman, written by Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, The River) and directed by Sam Mendes, is an epic, well-acted, and brilliantly executed show worth diving into. Set […] Read More...

Phil Collins ‘Not Dead Yet’ Tour

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • December 2018
  • Designer Insights
• December 9, 2018
Phil Collins has come out on tour after a self-imposed retirement of several years to wow crowds with his Not Dead Yet tour. Gathering an amazing band, most of whom had played on a previous “Phil” tours, he set out last spring to show the world he still has the vocal chops and the hits […] Read More...

Fleetwood Mac Goes Its Own Way

Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • December 2018
  • Production Profile
• December 9, 2018
Fleetwood Mac has passed the 50-year mark, and everything old is new again. The timeless band, founded in 1967, made two bold moves: one well-publicized, one less so. Lindsey Buckingham was replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Less known (at least outside our industry): The […] Read More...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Michael S. Eddy •
  • December 2018
  • Projection Design
• December 7, 2018
It is no small feat to become a holiday tradition for millions of people of all ages; for your music and your production elements to be so in the cultural zeitgeist that from holiday car commercials to neighborhood lighting displays you are emulated. That is however exactly what the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has accomplished. Celebrating […] Read More...

Journey & Def Leppard 2018 Tour

Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • December 2018
  • Wide Focus
• December 7, 2018
The Journey and Def Leppard 2018 tour, which included both arena and stadium dates, was a huge success. Both iconic bands, each with a career that spans 40-plus years, made for quite a pairing. The lighting design was a collaborative effort between Kevin “Deuce” Christopher (LD and lighting director for Journey) and Kenji Ohashi (LD […] Read More...

Road Cases

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • December 2018
• December 7, 2018
With the price of gear what it is these days, the one thing every production house, vendor, band member or traveling event needs is protection. Whether you are protecting that piece of gear from the rigors of the road or the elements of nature, it’s only wise that each piece travel in as close to […] Read More...

The Philly Case Company

Mike Wharton •
  • Company Spotlight
  • December 2018
• December 7, 2018
For over 75 years, Philly Case Company has been building custom shipping cases in South Philadelphia, PA. With its long history of operation under family ownership, the company is a picture of how the great American dream is still attainable with the right attitude and perseverance, and people. ‡‡         Origins Now one of the nation’s […] Read More...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Will Romano •
  • Cinematography
  • December 2018
• December 7, 2018
Recapturing Queen, and the Band’s Epic Lighting Looks Fronted by flamboyant and cocksure showman Freddie Mercury, the rock band Queen became one of the most iconic and popular acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Queen skyrocketed to upper echelons of rock stardom on the strength of the operatic six-minute single, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” featured on the […] Read More...

Powering Up: Music Video Magic Inside a Power Plant

Jim Hutchison •
  • December 2018
  • Projection Mapping
• December 7, 2018
Masary Studios Makes Music Video Magic at the Edison Electric Power Plant in South Boston In the entertainment industry, we often get to make light magic in some amazing venues: arenas like Madison Square Garden; beautiful theaters like the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee; purpose-built venues like the Lake of Dreams at the Wynn in Las […] Read More...

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