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Full Sail University Host “Stay Strong Japan” Benefit Event

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• April 18, 2011
WINTER PARK, FL - Full Sail University is hosting an event to benefit those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and continuing aftershocks in Japan. Entitled "Ganbare Nippon" (Stay Strong Japan) this cultural concert experience weaves together music, storytelling and images. The event takes place today (April 18) at 6:30 pm in the Full Sail Live venue. Read More...

ADB Lighting Names Electrosonic Distributor for South Africa

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• April 14, 2011
ZAVENTEM, Belgium - ADB Lighting Technologies has appointed Electrosonic SA as their new distributor for South Africa. ADB's sales manager for Africa, Dirk van Nieuwenhuysen, visited South Africa in early January this year for discussions with Electrosonic, and signed a contract following a tour of clients and facilities. Read More...

Alcorn McBride Delivers for Boston Light & Sound At Numerous Film Festivals

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• April 13, 2011
ORLANDO, FL - Alcorn McBride's Digital Video Machine DVM 8400/HD continues to meet the demanding schedule of numerous high profile Film Festivals, where Boston Light & Sound is responsible for all feature and non-feature content in scores of venues for hundreds of screenings. The Boston-based specialty projection company has employed the machines at numerous film festivals including The Doha Tribeca Film Festival, The Turner Classic Movies Film Festival and The Traverse City Film Festival. Read More...

Qube Cinema Launches Qube KeySmith at NAB

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• April 13, 2011
LAS VEGAS, NV - Qube Cinema is demonstrating Qube Keysmith, its new digital key management and reporting application, at NAB 2011. Built on technologies proven in years of use by parent company Real Image, Qube Keysmith allows filmmakers, production companies and post houses to encrypt Digital Cinema content with Key Delivery Messages (KDMs) for exhibitors. As a result, a new generation of companies and facilities can now offer full Digital Cinema distribution services for anything from film festivals to full theatrical releases. Read More...

James Blunt World Tour, “Some Kind of Trouble” Features Martin Gear

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• April 13, 2011
AARHUS, DENMARK - On James Blunt's current "Some Kind of Trouble" world tour lighting designer Paul Normandale is using 50 Martin MAC 101 wash lights along with 12 of Martin Professional's new MAC 101 CT units, a versatile white light variant of the compact fixture. Read More...

grandMA Joins the New World Symphony in Miami Beach

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• April 11, 2011
LOS ANGLES, CA - The grandMA was out in force when the New World Symphony opened its new Frank Gehry-designed home in Miami Beach. The New World Center is the first American concert space built from the ground up to integrate sophisticated video, theatrical lighting and flexible stage space, and a grandMA2 full-size and a grandMA2 ultra-light play a key role in lighting control on the campus. A.C.T. Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. Read More...

BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium Gets Lighting, Rigging Assist from Auerbach, Stagetech

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• April 11, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – With the December, 2010 dedication of Brigham Young University-Idaho’s new 15,000- seat auditorium, BYU-Idaho Center, the campus is now home to one of the largest production theatrical facilities in North America built for the primary purpose of supporting weekly student devotional services. Brigham Young University-Idaho is part of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints’ education system. Auerbach Glasow French worked under the direction of FFKR Architects to design, document and commission the architectural lighting and related controls for the lobby and auditorium audience chamber within the building. The school also turned to Stage Technologies for rigging solutions. Read More...

Tomcat Participates in 2011 Southeastern Theatre Conference

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• April 11, 2011
ATLANTA - Tomcat participated in the 62nd Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), the third year the truss company has been involved. During the event, Tomcat showcased its products, co-sponsored a design/tech mixer and donated two dance towers as giveaways. Read More...

In Memoriam: Rodney Smith, CFE

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• April 6, 2011
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Rodney Smith, CFE, who had been executive director of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, died March 27 from an apparent heart attack. He was 58. Smith played a key role for the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), leading its Performing Arts Committee. Read More...

Harkness Screens Expands Operations in Canada, China and France

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• April 6, 2011
LAS VEGAS - Harkness Screens announced a $5 million expansion of its operations in Canada, China and France, nearly doubling the production capacity for the company's Spectral 3D and Perlux high gain screens. Canada is fully operational and the expansions in France and China are expected to be operational by mid 2011. Read More...

Mountain Light Washes Exterior of DCPA with Color-Changing LED Fixtures

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• April 6, 2011
DENVER - Mountain Light Company helped the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DCPA) promote Traces at the Stage Theatre with an installation of color-changing LED fixtures washing the DCPA building's curving exterior with a subtle light show, changing the building from aqua to royal blue several times a minute. Read More...

New Austin City Limits Live Venue Invests in Robert Juliat Victor Followspots

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• April 5, 2011
Wallingford, CT - Austin City Limits Live, a live-music venue that hosts the long-running Austin City Limits television show as well as 60-100 concerts and other live events annually, has taken delivery of three Robert Juliat Victor 1159 1800W followspots. The fixtures, which were supplied by Texas Scenic, made their debut at the gala opening of the new venue. Read More...
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