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Bandit Illuminates Antiques And Garden Show Of Nashville

Nook Schoenfeld
News

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE –While the weather may not quite ready to bring on Spring flowers, the Music City Center flourished with more than 150 exhibitors of luscious gardens, antiques and renowned guest speakers from the design world for the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville. Bandit Lites provided the lighting package for Chris Lisle Lighting Design for the three day event where interior designer Nate Berkus gave the keynote address. This year’s event theme centered on “Cultivated Style” and the idea that homes and gardens are reflections of collaborative journeys individuals make, and as their stories evolve, so do their styles at home.

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Solaris Flare Q+ LR
Solaris Flare Q+ LR

Rig for NBC’s ‘World of Dance’ to Include Solaris Flare Q+ LR Fixtures

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News

LOS ANGELES — NBC’s World of Dance is currently in production for a 10-episode rollout this spring. Tasked with painting the stage for “The Biggest Dance Competition in the World,” lighting designer Oscar Dominguez of Darkfire Lighting Design brought his signature kinetic energy and a rig that included 24 Solaris Flare Q+ LR linear fixtures.

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Claypaky Spheriscan Delivers Ethereal Lighting Effects at Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - Claypaky Spheriscans were selected to deliver a display of spectacular lighting effects that merged architectural and entertainment lighting during Edinburgh's famous Hogmanay torchlight procession. The award-winning fixtures were supplied and installed on The National Monument of Scotland at Calton Hill by Edinburgh-based production and rental outfit Black Light. Project manager James Gow from Black Light worked alongside lighting designer Grant Anderson and production manager of the torchlight procession John Robb, to create a lighting plan that offered maximum impact and versatility for the event.

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Justin Metras Creates Northern Light Sky at Portland Festival with Iluminarc

Nook Schoenfeld
News

PORTLAND, OR – Officially, the theme of this year’s Portland Winter Light Festival was “Between the River and the Stars.” In reality, though, it could also have been described as “connecting people to light.” Held at the beginning of February on Portland’s beautiful Willamette River waterfront, the free four-day festival engaged visitors with an abundance of immersive lighting displays and interactive events like “Illuminate Bike Rides” and a “Glow Jam” circus show.

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Wally Foundation logo

Wally Russell Foundation Makes 25th Annual $7,500 Contribution for LA Opera's Lighting Intern Program

Nook Schoenfeld
News

LOS ANGELES - The Wally Russell Foundation has now provided annual funding to the Los Angeles Opera totaling over $187,500.00 since the foundation was formed following the untimely death of Wally Russell in 1992. The Wally Foundation, founded in 1992, also supports a similar intern program at the Canadian Opera Company and annually provides an award to the Wally Russell Mentor of the Year in partnership with USITT, and frequently provides a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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Triple E Constructs a ModTruss Future at London’s Event Production Show

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

UK – Triple E, the exclusive European distributor of the revolutionary ‘universal construction system’ ModTruss, is showcasing the award-winning product at this year’s Event Production Show in London. The company will exhibit the lightweight aluminum truss system, which offers practically limitless configurations and applications, on Stand F58E at London’s Olympia on 1st and 2nd March. Often described as 'full size Meccano' by its users, ModTruss won Engineering Product of the Year at the ABTT Theatre Awards in 2015.

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The event took place from Jan. 23-27
The event took place from Jan. 23-27

Total Structures Hosts 2017 Outdoor Structures & Rigging Workshop

Nook Schoenfeld
News

VENTURA CA - Rain, cold temperatures, and hail weren’t what anyone had in mind when the 2017 edition of Total Structures’ Truss, Hoist, Rigging and Outdoor Structures workshop announced its January dates, but that is what everyone got. The school’s 26 attendees, representing 14 companies, didn’t let the weather get in the way of a great week of learning during the five day program. Held at the company’s California headquarters from Jan. 23-27, this year’s workshop would cover five days of instruction and discussion.

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BLUMANO Expands

Nook Schoenfeld
On the Move

ENGLAND - UK based international entertainment industry engineering design and safety specialists and consultants BLUMANO Ltd  is expanding and restructuring its operation.The move brings the service of systems control in-house, with software and hardware expert Lluis Diaz-Guerra and his company Copinya into the BLUMANO organization. It also coincides with a general BLUMANO rebranding and the launch of a streamlined new interactive website.

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Robe Celebrates Singapore Chingay Spectacle

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SINGAPORE - Over 400 Robe moving lights boosted the magic and spectacle of the 45th Singapore Chingay Parade to celebrate Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster. Javier Tan’s colorful high-impact lighting design matched the glamour, glitz and exuberance of the high profile public event, featuring an ebullient cast of 8000, creatively directed by Fan Dong Kai and staged at the F1 Pit Building in the city center. The glittering show was organized by the People’s Association (PA).

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