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Previsualizing a Dubai Resort’s $20 Million Gala

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• February 7, 2009
NEW YORK — The first person to catch a glimpse of the lighting effects that accompanied the grand opening of Atlantis the Palm in Dubai last fall was, of course, the LD for the event, Jeffrey Smith. And he didn’t have to travel to the UAE to see them. He used the previsualization capabilities of Prelite in New York. Read More...

Designers Support Light Relief, Behind the Scenes

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• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK — The U.S. and U.K. based charities Behind the Scenes and Light Relief are joining together with an opportunity on April 24 for designers on both sides of the Atlantic to donate their royalties to help their colleagues in need. Read More...

Campaign Defends Funds for Arts in Stimulus Package

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• February 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced an amendment to the $800+ billion stimulus package before Congress that would deny any “community park, museum, theater” or “arts center” from receiving any money to use for “renovation, remodeling, construction, salaries, furniture” or “rotating pastel lights,” among other items. Read More...

ESTA/USITT Announce Fall Protection Workshop

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• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have announced a new course, Fall Protection and Rescue System Requirements and Methods, to be taught in Bowie, Md., with one session set for April 6-7, and the same session repeated April  8-9, giving potential participants two chances at attending the course. Read More...

LRLR’s USITT Raffle to Benefit Behind the Scenes

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• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA—The Long Reach Long Riders and the ESTA Foundation will once again hold their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT conference.  This drawing will be held on March 21, 2009 at the Behind the Scenes booth (#1321) on the trade show floor of the USITT Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets, which are $5 each or 5 for $20, may be purchased at the booth throughout the show. Read More...

USITT Conference to Feature Olympic Designers

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• February 5, 2009
CINCINNATI — The lighting designer for both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the costume designer for the closing ceremonies will be part of the upcoming USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Lighting designer Sha Xiaolan has been called the most influential lighting designer in China and has won numerous awards. He has designed many national events in China as well as lighting for theatre, opera, dance, and television. Read More...

Patent Issued to J. R. Clancy for SureGrip Rope

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• February 5, 2009

SYRACUSE, NY — The US Patent Office has issued patent 7,461,500 to J. R. Clancy for a “System for Determining Wear to Rigging System Lines,” more commonly known as SureGrip™ rope.  The company says this is the only theatrical rope with a wear indicator, to tell users when the rope should be replaced. Read More...

ETCP Council Welcomes Disney Theatrical Productions

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• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK — Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP) has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council. The Council is the governing body that manages the development and implementation of ETCP, the certification program for entertainment technicians. Read More...

Light Sources Stay Discreet in The Living Room

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• February 4, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The Living Room nightclub chain, with locations in London, Paris, Tokyo and New York, added a new 11,000-square-foot location on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Riverfront in October, and the location has proved popular enough to warrant plans for a 10,000-square-foot expansion, with additional LED fixtures from Chauvet. Read More...

Bandit Helps with Belmont’s Curb College Showcase

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• February 4, 2009
NASHVILLE- Bandit Lites is working with the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business again in 2009 for the fourth year in a row, providing equipment and assisting in the lighting design and direction for the six-concert showcase series. Read More...

Stadium for Super Bowl XLIII Lit by LEDs

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• February 4, 2009
TAMPA, FL — As Super Bowl XLIII approached, Tampa's Raymond James Stadium was lit with a new kind of LED floodlight, Philips ColorReach Powercore fixtures. The lighting project was part of a city-wide beautification effort leading up to the game, and the stadium was lit from dusk until dawn. Read More...

Martin N. Cohen Joins Visual Terrain

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• February 4, 2009

VAN NUYS, CA — Visual Terrain, Inc. has added Martin N. Cohen as a senior lighting designer with a specialty in newsroom and studio lighting design.  Cohen joined Visual Terrain after having designed and consulted on over 60 newsroom lighting systems and upgrades. Read More...

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