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Martin Maxedia Drives LED Sculpture at Vanity Nightclub, Las Vegas

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• May 11, 2010
LAS VEGAS - Although its name might suggest otherwise, not all eyes at the Vanity nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino are focused on the club's mirrored surfaces. Instead, they naturally gravitate to a custom-made LED chandelier/sculpture made up of 20,000 LED points driven by a Martin Maxedia Compact media server. Read More...

Chauvet, Iluminarc Set Sail With Carnival Cruise Lines

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• May 11, 2010
PORT CANAVERAL, FL - Carnival Cruise Lines's 1,004-foot Carnival Dream has been equipped with Chauvet and Iluminarc LED fixtures, lighting the ship's Lido Deck and main lobby. Carnival Cruise Lines's Carnival Spirit and Carnival Miracle also feature Iluminarc lighting. Read More...

Christie Wins Inaugural InfoComm Green AV Award

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• May 11, 2010
DULLES, VA - Christie was recognized at the invitation-only 2010 InfoComm 100 conference with a Green AV Award. Newly created by InfoComm International, the Green AV Award recognizes organizations for their commitment to social responsibility, sustainability and the environment. The award was presented April 30. Read More...

Global Truss Spreads Its Wings Over Coachella Music Festival

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• May 11, 2010
INDIO, CA - The crane carries a universal message of peace, so it's only fitting that the more than 100,000 visitors who attended this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival were greeted by a giant sculpture, Ascension, inspired by the Japanese art of origami. Read More...

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander Completes CityCenter Projects

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• May 10, 2010
LAS VEGAS - Auerbach Pollock Friedlander and Auerbach Glasow French recently completed theatre design and consulting work on three venues at Las Vegas CityCenter's ARIA Resort & Casino: Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil, the ARIA Convention Center and the Haze Nightclub. Read More...

Angelus’ New York Concert to Benefit Behind the Scenes

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• May 10, 2010
NEW YORK - Indiana vocal group Angelus has announced it will donate all proceeds from its July 16, 2010 New York concert of sacred music to The ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes charity. Part of their summer tour to New York, the concert will take place at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin at 145 West 46th Street. Read More...

ETCP InfoComm Exam Deadline Extended to May 21

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• May 10, 2010
LAS VEGAS - Due to special arrangements with the testing company, the deadline for submitting applications to sit for the paper and pencil examinations to be given at InfoComm in Las Vegas has been extended. All applications must now be submitted to the ETCP office no later than May 21, 2010. Read More...

Flooding Hits Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Other Iconic Venues

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• May 10, 2010
NASHVILLE - After two days of relentless storms doused Music City with 13-plus inches of rain, the city's entertainment infrastructure is still drying out from the ensuing flood. Many of Nashville's iconic venues closed due to water levels on the Cumberland River that exceeded 50 feet - more than 12 feet above flood stage. They include the Country Music Hall of Fame (it re-opened May 7), the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Grand Ole Opryhouse, which are still using alternate venues for their staged productions. Read More...

May Day in Memphis: A Near Miss at the Beale Street Music Festival

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• May 10, 2010
MEMPHIS, TN - Thunderstorms had passed through Memphis the morning May 1, so there was a feeling of gratitude in the air, along with sunshine, when the three-day Beale Street Music Festival got back underway on its second day. Read More...

Creative Stage Lighting Entertainment Power Systems Now UL Listed

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• May 7, 2010
NORTH CREEK, NY - Creative Stage Lighting has announced that Entertainment Power Systems power distribution units are now UL listed, meeting the safety requirements of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Read More...

ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest Returns in July

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• May 7, 2010
WESTLAKE, TX - The ESTA Technical Standards Program is organizing another Control Protocols Plugfest, set for July 23-25 at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Marriott Solana Hotel in Westlake, Texas. The three-day event will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday July 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday July 24, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 25. Read More...

MB Productions Gears Up with Vista Spyder

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• May 7, 2010
FAIRFIELD, NJ - MB Productions president Brian Brooks had a very specific use in mind when opting to purchase a Vista Spyder X20 video processor: "for every multi-screen show where we need to have unique content routed to different destinations," Brooks said. Read More...

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