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Stage Research Co-founder Taps SFX and LightFactory for Regional Theater Productions

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• December 17, 2010
NORTHFIELD, OH - Stage Research co-founder Carlton Guc put SFX and LightFactory software through its paces on two recent Ohio productions: A Christmas Carol, staged in Akron's Greystone Hall by the Actor's Summit; and Steel Magnolias, at the French Creek Nature Center in Sheffield Village, LaGrange, Ohio, by TrueNorth Cultural Arts. Read More...

Spazio Nero Nightclub Equipped with Fixtures from Elation, Acclaim and American DJ

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• December 17, 2010
MIAMI - Fixtures from sister companies Elation, Acclaim and American DJ, including Elation Design Spot 250 Pro, Elation Flex Tape and Acclaim X Chip fixtures, light up the chic black leather accents in Spazio Nero, a boutique nightspot and daytime espresso rendezvous in Miami's business district. Read More...

Bob Dylan Hits the Road with TMS and Philips Vari-Lite

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• December 16, 2010
NEW YORK - There was no "flash" or intense light movement, no lasers or pyro, and even the light that was used was mostly just plain white. But a variety of venues and delicate white-light transitions, the Bob Dylan Fall Tour still had its share of lighting design challenges. TMS supported the tour with 35 Vari*Lite luminaires. Read More...

Today Show Concert Lighting Needs Met by Kaufman Astoria Studios, grandMA2

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• December 16, 2010
NEW YORK - When the lighting needs intensified for the Rockefeller Center outdoor concerts hosted by NBC's Today show, Kaufman Astoria Studios provided a grandMA2 for LD Howie Strawbridge. Brian Davis is the board programmer. They've used the console to light performances on the show by Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Carole King. Read More...

Italian TV’s I Migliori Anni (The Best Years) Lit with Clay Paky Fixtures

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• December 16, 2010
ROME - For the Italian TV variety show I Migliori Anni (The Best Years), broadcast from RAI production studios, director of photography Marco Lucarelli's rig includes nearly 90 Clay Paky effect lights include Alpha Profile 1200s, Alpha Spot HPE 1200s and Alpha Wash 575s. Read More...

Stage Research Updates Light Shop as New Website

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• December 16, 2010
NORTHFIELD, OH - Stage Research is updating Light Shop, its online database of everything lighting, to be a website instead of an application. The company is also offering a free, three-month trial to lighting and theater professionals. Read More...

Stage Technologies, ZFX Help Churches Lift Holiday Spirits

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• December 15, 2010
SOUTHLAKE, TX - The congregation of Gateway Church got an unexpected Christmas bonus this year. Their new 206,000-square-foot, 4,000-capacity church, which replaced a 60,000-square-foot, 1,600-seat facility, wasn't expected to open until January 2011. Instead, the doors opened a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Read More...

Bandit Lites Continues Push for LEDs in Lighting Rigs

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• December 15, 2010
KNOXVILLE, TN - Bandit Lites hasn't completely sworn off non-LED lighting fixtures just yet, but the company began a push toward LED alternatives close to two years ago, and many of the artists it supports now have a significant percentage of their stage illumination coming from energy-efficient alternatives to conventional light sources. Read More...

Atomic, PEDG Meet Multitude of Challenges with “Wake Up!” Call

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• December 14, 2010
LITITZ, PA - Performance Environment Design Group (PEDG) overcame challenges with performance space, production time and venue versatility for a set design for John Legend and The Roots' "Unstaged" live-stream performance this fall, which helped promote the band's latest album, Wake Up! Read More...

Control Protocols Plug Fest Returns Jan. 21-23, 2011

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• December 14, 2010
WESTLAKE, TX - The Control Protocols Plug Fest will once again be held in conjunction with the Technical Standards Program meetings at the Marriott Solana in Westlake, TX. The Plug Fest is set for Friday, Jan. 21 (4pm-10pm), Saturday, Jan. 22 (9am-11pm) and Sunday, Jan. 23 (9am-10pm). Read More...

ESTA Announces New Project to Draft a Safety Standard for Stage Lifts

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• December 13, 2010
NEW YORK - ESTA has started work on a new project to write an American National Standard: BSR E1.42 - 201x, Entertainment Technology - Installed Stage Lift Safety Standard. Read More...

Public Review Announced for Draft Chain Hoist Standard, Extensions to RDM

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• December 13, 2010
NEW YORK - Two draft standards have been posted for public review on the ESTA website through Feb. 7, 2011: BSR E1.6-2-201x, Entertainment Technology - Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry, and BSR E1.37-1-201x, Additional Message Sets for ANSI E1.20 (RDM) - Part 1, Dimmer Message Sets, which is part of the BSR E1.37 project to add additional features to RDM. Read More...
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