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‘Cirque Robe’ Generates Buzz at Prolight+Sound

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• April 16, 2018
FRANKFURT – One of the highlights at Robe’s Prolight+Sound booth this year was Cirque Robe, a show designed by Robe's own creative team led by Nathan Wan and Andy Webb. The six-minute spectacle, staged every hour, took place within an eight-meter spherical ring with four trussing "king poles" and 270-degree seating. The lighting rig included 42 MegaPointes and 36 Tarrantulas. Read More...

Listen: Grateful Dead’s Candace Brightman On Her 40+ Years As A Lighting Designer

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• April 14, 2018
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ETC’s iRFR and aRFR Apps Keep Giving

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• April 13, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – During the USITT Stage Expo, staged at the Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center from March 14-17, 2018, ETC presented Behind the Scenes with a check for $11,509.55, representing the most recent proceeds from the company’s iRFR and aRFR focus remote applications. More details from Behind the Scenes (www.behindthescenescharity.org): Since the […] Read More...

In Memoriam: Chris Charucki, 54

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• April 13, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Charucki, a production manager with a quarter-century relationship working with the Grateful Dead family, was found dead in his home on April 6, 2018, and had evidently passed away peacefully — either early that morning or sometime late the night before. The exact cause of death had not been determined. He […] Read More...

Peter Spadaro III Uses Chauvet Fixtures for Matisyahu Show in New Orleans

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• April 12, 2018
LD Peter Spadaro III lit Matisyahu’s show at the New Orleans House of Blues with help from Chauvet Professional Rogue fixtures. Read More...

Nationwide Video Adds Sony HD and 4K Cameras to Inventory

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• April 11, 2018
WIXOM, MI – Nationwide Video, a leading sub-rental gear provider to the rental and staging industry, is taking the camera and sports lens shortage head on by making a significant investment into Sony’s HD and 4K studio studio/live production cameras, along with Canon 40x, 80x and 95x sport lenses. More details from Nationwide Video (www.nationwidevideo.com): […] Read More...

John Berret Uses Chauvet Professional Rogues to Light Nelly Performance in Augusta, GA

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• April 11, 2018
AUGUSTA, GA — Stars from all musical genres came to headline shows and after parties during the famous Masters Golf Tournament this month. Among this stellar group is rapper and film star Nelly. The double Grammy winner, who has sold 21 million records in his career, got a jump on the festivities this year, when […] Read More...

90TH Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention Goes Big with Bandit Lites

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• April 10, 2018
GATLINBURG, TN – More than three thousand Future Farmers of America (FFA) members gathered at the 90th Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention to compete and receive recognition for their work throughout the year. Bandit Lites supplied the lighting for the event, including the stage that presented scholarship awards for accomplished FFA members, the presentation for […] Read More...

NAB Exhibition Welcomes Big Crowds to Las Vegas

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• April 9, 2018
LAS VEGAS - The 2018 NAB Show exhibition opened April 9, giving some 100,000 attendees from around the world the chance to eye new products like Blackmagic Design's $1,295 Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Grass Valley’s GV K-Frame production switcher, and a kaleidoscope of other new product offerings from Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Avid and Sharp along with booths from big players including Cisco, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, among others. Read More...

Michael Stiller’s Design for ‘Rocktopia’ on Broadway Includes Chauvet Professional Fixtures

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• April 9, 2018
NEW YORK — For Rocktopia, which turns the 1,760-seat Broadway Theatre into a concert venue of sorts from March 20-April 29, Michael Stiller provided a lightshow that makes use of Chauvet Professional Rogue moving lights and PVP S5 LED tiles, all supplied by BML-Blackbird. The setup included five Rogue RH1 Hybrids, 18 Rogue R2 Wash units, 22 Rogue R2 Wash fixtures and four Rogue R1 FX-B fixtures. Read More...

For Empire of the Sun at Ultra Music Festival, LD Davey Taylor Uses ChamSys

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• April 6, 2018
MIAMI – Empire of the Sun performed on the Live stage at Ultra Music Festival March 23. Longtime LD Davey Taylor used his ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium to present the audience with the otherworldly visuals to accompany dancers dressed like plants an pink Valkyries, all part of Taylor’s immersive 32-universe 162-fixture light show. Read More...

Antari Receives Actors’ Equity Approval

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• April 6, 2018
A range of Antari smoke machines in combination with Antari fog fluid has been Actors’ Equity Approved by the Actors' Equity Association, the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 actors and stage managers across the country. Read More...

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