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17th August 2018

Lee Curran Bends Reality In Woyzeck With CHAUVET Professional

From its very creation, Woyzeck has defied easy categorization. The great German dramatist Georg Büchner died before he finished this woeful tale of a soldier returning home from war to an uncertain life, leaving the play, like a work of timeless jazz, open to endless interpretations by future writers who would “complete” his story in their own fashion. Over 180 years after its cr...
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16th August 2018

ChamSys in the mix for Erasure US dates

The 32-city North American leg of Erasure’s World Be Gone tour takes place on multiple levels, literally and figuratively. Made up entirely of LED linear fixtures, the matrix-like set features a collection of tiered mini-stages. Vince Clarke plays keyboard in an upper centre-stage cubicle, flanked by kinetic dancers on slightly lower portals, while his partner in the synth-pop duo, Andy Bell...
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15th August 2018

Bowlero Captures The Nostalgia Of Neon With RoscoSleeves

Bowlero Corporation (formerly known as Bowlmor AMF) is the largest owner and operator of bowling centers in the world. Since its merger with AMF Bowling Worldwide in 2013 and acquisition of Brunswick bowling centers in 2014, the US-based bowling giant has invested in converting and revamping traditional bowling alleys into world-class entertainment destinations. As a part of its effort to reimagin...
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13th August 2018

Martin Audio Bullies off at Olympic Park

Old Barn Audio (OBA) has completed its fourth high-profile project for the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, equipping the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London with a customised Martin Audio CDD-WR PA system. The £30 million Centre was opened in June 2014 and consists of two outdoor hockey pitches and four indoor and six outdoor tennis courts. T...
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10th August 2018

Yamaha Ceiling Speakers Are Top Of Their Class

Nowadays teaching is a long way from what it was even a couple of decades ago, with online learning and ever-more advanced technology used for on-site delivery. Cardiff University is in the midst of a major upgrade of its facilities, with over 200 Yamaha ceiling loudspeakers chosen to help students with their studies. The university is part-way through a refurbishment programme for all of its phys...
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8th August 2018

Blue Beach Club: Dine Dance, Repeat with MC2 Audio

As with many venues on the islands, having an ocean-side location is central to success, and Blu Beach is located toward the north of Malta, in the resort region of Mellieha, which just happens to have Malta’s largest sandy beach. Formerly a successful restaurant, the venue was reopened in 2018, and appeals to a chilled-out crowd who appreciate the stunning ocean views and proximity to the a...
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6th August 2018

Stark Raving Solutions Lights Kansas City’s First New Church In 80 Years With CHAUVET Professional

From the waterfront in Portland, Maine to the West End in Portland, Oregon, America’s downtown districts are experiencing a revitalization boom. One of the most inspiring signs of this renewal can be found at 1601 Grand Boulevard in the heart of Kansas City, where the Church of the Resurrection – Downtown held its inaugural service on June 2, making it the first new house of worship to...
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3rd August 2018

Dynacord C-Series Amplifiers Revive Jeffersonville High School Performing Arts Auditorium

Located in southern Indiana across the Ohio River from Louisville, Jeffersonville High School has a proud tradition of live theater. Over the years, the sound system in its traditional proscenium auditorium had degraded, making it difficult to do justice to modern productions. The school faced a classic refurbishing challenge, with lofty goals but a limited budget. SystemMax, a local design/build ...
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2nd August 2018

Capture Beautiful Moments with the Sennheiser Memory Mic

She’s singing the solo at the school’s concert and your heart could just burst. He wobbles, and then rides his bike away from your protective arms on his own for the very first time. You’re above the world watching a sunrise from a hot air balloon. Sometimes life is almost too amazing to fully take in, and when it is, your smartphone is there to catch… nearly everything. L...
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2nd August 2018

RCF HDL 6-A’s specified for unique soundscape at Sage Gateshead

One of the most unusual deployments of RCF’s active HDL 6-A line array has taken place at Sage Gateshead to coincide with the Great Exhibition of the North. The installation of 40 of these compact elements was sensitively carried out by RCF partner Nitelites, to contour the curvilinear glass and stainless superstructure of the magnificent building. Its purpose is to reproduce a unique and ne...
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1st August 2018

OSA Deploys Martin Audio Wavefront Precision at Corporate Event

OSA International recently solved problems at a business conference in Grapevine, Texas with a PA system consisting of Martin Audio WPC and WPM speakers. Brought in by event producer agencyEA for audio, video, lighting, staging and production, OSA realized that the acoustic challenges of a hotel ballroom, the need for uniform coverage plus the event’s weight and rigging descriptions led them...
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31st July 2018

Electro-Voice helps audio quality soar in Middle East Airlines Training & Conference Centre

For Lebanese systems integrator AMAC Company, overcoming the acoustic challenges that were inherent to The Dome, part of Middle East Airlines’ Beirut-based Training & Conference Centre, was the kind of challenge that could only be overcome with experience and superior technology. The Dome is well named; a large multi-purpose space, it extends over an area of 475 square metres, and its ro...
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30th July 2018

HARMAN Professional Solutions Chosen as Official Audio Supplier at Tottenham Hotspur’s New Stadium

HARMAN Professional Solutions, a global leader in audio, has been selected as the official audio supplier for Tottenham Hotspur at its new stadium. The Premier League football club will be moving to its newly-constructed 62,000 capacity home later this year. The state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue features a wide range of luxury amenities including an innovative retractable pitch, cutt...
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27th July 2018

Theatre De Blauwe Kei Becomes First 100% LED Theatre In The Netherlands With CHAUVET Pro Ovations

After the Theatre De Blauwe Kei – one of the most established theatres in the Netherlands – decided upon moving to a new purpose built 650-capacity facility in the CHV Noordkade venue in Veghel, the Netherlands, the theatre’s owners decided to set an unprecedented benchmark: to be the first 100% LED theatre in the country. Central to achieving this goal was an exclusively CHAUVET...
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27th July 2018

36th Bayerische Theatertage festival lit up by ETC

The renowned ‘Bayerische Theatertage’ festival in Germany has taken place every summer since 1983. The annual event was held in Fürth for the 36th time this year, hosting a variety of performances with 35 different theatre companies. Around 8,000 visitors attended the 18-day festival which was lit with a mixture of selected fixtures and consoles from ETC.  During the event, t...
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26th July 2018

Allen & Heath earns Dual Digital Distinctions with 2019 TEC Awards Nominations

Allen & Heath proudly announces that its dLive Digital Mixing System and its SQ Series Digital Mixers have been nominated for 2019 Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. Presented by The NAMM Foundation, the NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually, recognizing those individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, tel...
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24th July 2018

National Geographic Encounter Creates A Virtual Ocean Odyssey With Rosco Lighting Effects

Developed and produced by the creative minds at SPE Partners, with a team of Academy Award®, and Emmy® and GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is a fully immersive entertainment experience that enables its visitors to dive deep into the ocean – in the heart of Times Square – without getting wet! Located in the 60,000 square-foot venue...
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23rd July 2018

Bluecoats Indoor Bring New Sonic Dimension to Color Guard Performances with RCF

First, dispel the notion you have of the color guard you remember accompanying the local high school band at halftime of the football game. These are fully choreographed arena presentations. A fusion of art, dance, theatre and music; modern day color guard performances are complete theatrical presentations. Fully choreographed and costumed with rifles, flags, batons and sabres flying in the air. M...
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20th July 2018

Sugarland Tour Gets Festive Looks From CLLD and CHAUVET Professional

It isn’t every day that a multi-Grammy winning group with over 15 million album sales to its credit reunites after a five-year hiatus. So, when Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, the duo that is Sugarland, got together to record their new Still The Same album, they pulled out all the stops, even having superstar Taylor Swift do some songwriting and appear in one of their music videos. Sugar...
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19th July 2018

Martin Audio on a High in Hyde Park

Now enjoying its sixth year at Hyde Park, AEG Live’s Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time (BST) has now settled into a proven and established formula, since its sound reinforcement partners, Capital Sound, and their premier loudspeaker system, Martin Audio’s MLA, have fully optimised the sound site-wide. Maintaining the status quo, Capital have rigged the main stage and outfield id...
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19th July 2018

QSC KS212C Subwoofer Nominated for a 2019 TEC Award

QSC is honoured to announce it has been nominated for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for outstanding technical achievement in the category of sound reinforcement loudspeakers for its KS212C Powered Cardioid Subwoofer. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at the NAMM Show, the 2019 NAMM TEC Awards ceremony will be held January 26th in Anaheim, California. Evaluated by a gr...
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17th July 2018

ISE to move to Barcelona in 2021

ISE organiser Integrated Systems Events has confirmed the 2021 show will be held in Barcelona at Gran Via, part of the Fira de Barcelona exhibition complex on February 2 to 5, in a move that cements the venue as the exhibition’s permanent home. Speculation has been rife about where the show would head when its deal ended with the Amsterdam RAI, a venue the exhibition was rapidly outgrowing. ...
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16th July 2018

PLASA Show 2018 announces first wave of seminars

PLASA Show, the world-wide event for entertainment technology, is returning to London Olympia from 16-18 September, and the seminar programme is beginning to take shape. Attendees will have access to back-to-back professional development sessions across the three days, delivering content from all sectors of the industry including lighting, live sound, AV, rigging and staging. Only a slice of what&...
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12th July 2018

NEXO loudspeakers installed in Europe’s largest food court

A variety of Nexo sound reinforcement loudspeakers have been installed by audio systems integrator TG Baker at the intu Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester. These have been fitted in the atrium space known as The Orient, which is Europe’s largest food court and features more than 30 restaurants, cafes and bars. intu Trafford Centre is the second largest shopping centre in the UK, now owned...
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11th July 2018

Mike Grabowski Lights Unique SNY Studios at 4 World Trade Centre With CHAUVET Professional

SNY Studios at 4 World Trade Centre, the home of the New York Mets, has one of the most unique settings for a broadcast studio anywhere. Located on the 50th floor of 4 World Trade Centre, the studio offers breath-taking views of Manhattan below. For all its glamour and excitement, though, the skyscraper venue presents challenges when it comes to lighting broadcasts. Having enough output during the...
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