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Rap Artist MGK Gets Support from LD Alex Kay, 4Wall

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Rap Artist MGK Gets Support from LD Alex Kay, 4Wall. Pictured here, a moment from the LOS ANGELES — Alex Kay, LD for up-and-coming rap artist Machine Gun Kelly, a.k.a. MGK, is no stranger to bringing big lighting looks to small venues.  He’s served as LD for the rap superstar since the artist was doing local shows in his hometown of Cleveland in 2012.

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Feld Entertainment's "Marvel Universe Live" Gets XSF Assist

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SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX –  Feld Entertainment’s live-action arena tour, Marvel Universe Live, has been getting an assist from an automated stage set crafted by Xtreme Structures & Fabrication (XSF), based here. XSF provided an eight-tower ground support system for the stage set with a 35-foot vertical wall that rotates downstage to transform into a stage deck.  The stage set also included a large half pipe and landings for stunts during the show. Add a comment

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ADJ VF Series Fog & Snow Machines

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ADJ VF Series Fog and Snow MachinesLaunched in time for the 2014/2015 holiday season, ADJ’s VF Series Fog & Snow Machines are positioned as affordable effects makers for a variety of applications. Models include the compact VF400 400W mobile fog machine, the more powerful VF1000, the higher-capacity VF1300, and the largest machine in the series, the VF1600. ADJ is also launching the VF Flurry, an efficient 600W unit for simulated snow effects.

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Paines Plough's Portable Roundabout Theatre Using Avolites Console for 627 LEDs in Roof Panels

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Lighting programmer Peter Small specified the Sapphire Touch to program, control, and pixel map the 627 LEDs in the complex panels built into the touring venue's roof.EDINBURGH, U.K. — Theatre company Paines Plough's portable Roundabout Theatre has been popping up for performances around the U.K., including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this past summer. Lighting programmer Peter Small opted for Avolites’ Sapphire Touch console to generate pixel mapped effects using 627 LEDs in panels built into the touring venue’s roof.

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InfoComm Networking Event Set for Dec. 9-11 in London

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LONDON — Citing demand, InfoComm added another of its Networking for the AV Industry events. With support from key sponsor AMX by Harman, the three-day intensive event is set for Dec. 9-11 at the AMX University Training Centre.

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ETC’s 2014 Theater Upgrade Program Gives UNCSA Venues a Fresh Start

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UNCSA upgraded three of its seven on-campus venues, including the Agnes de Mille Theatre, a 188-seat proscenium stage used primarily for opera and dance, pictured here.MIDDLETON, WI — Earlier this year, ETC unveiled the 2014 Theater program, which allows venues to upgrade their existing ETC lighting systems without the need for a costly retrofit. The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) was one of the first to participate. UNCSA upgraded three of its seven on-campus venues with new ETC dimming systems, including the Agnes de Mille Theatre, a 188-seat proscenium stage used primarily for opera and dance, pictured here.. Add a comment

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16 Killed, 11 Injured at K-Pop Concert; Festival Safety Official Takes Own Life

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SEONGNAM, South Korea — As a crowd of about 700 gathered Oct. 17 near an outdoor stage featuring different K-pop bands, some spectators hopped over a short wall to stand on a ventilation grate. The grate and 27 spectators fell more than 60 feet to an underground parking area. Fourteen died on site; two others succumbed from injuries later. The remaining 11 were severely injured.

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QED Productions Projection-Map Island Fort with d3 Technologies Assist

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For the nonprofit Branchage Festival, an event pairing live music performances with silent film projection on this Channel Island off France’s northwest Normandy Coast, U.K. projection specialists QED Productions undertook one of their most ambitious projection-mapping challenges yet: to projection-map the seaside environs of St. Aubin's Fort, located on a tidal island connected to the larger island of Jersey at low tide. JERSEY, U.K. – For the nonprofit Branchage Festival, an event pairing live music performances with silent film projection on this Channel Island off France’s northwest Normandy Coast, U.K. projection specialists QED Productions undertook one of their most ambitious projection-mapping challenges yet: to projection-map the seaside environs of St. Aubin's Fort, located on a tidal island connected to the larger island of Jersey at low tide. The festival took place in Jersey from Sept. 24-28.

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Clearwing Productions to Host Vendor Showcase at Phoenix Office Oct. 21

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PHOENIX — Clearwing Productions will be hosting a vendor showcase at its Phoenix office Oct. 21. The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature demos of LEX, GLP, Avid, Harman, Elation, American DJ, Chauvet, Altman, Yamaha, Martin Audio, Clear-Com, and Point Source Audio products. The office is located at 5640 S. 40th Street, Suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85040.

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Raynok Imperium Console from Show Distribution

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Raynok Imperium Console from Show DistributionShow Distribution’s Raynok Imperium Console is designed to give automation operators the ability to call and recall functions and cues with programmable Macro buttons, saving time and enhancing efficiency and safety.

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