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Timecode Systems' :mini trx+ with B:LINK Compatibility Now Shipping

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Timecode Systems' :mini trx+ with B:LINK Compatibility Now ShippingTimecode Systems' :mini trx+ with B:LINK compatibility is now shipping. The :mini trx+, a smaller alternative to the company's :wifi master, now also features several new upgrades that improve performance and provide increased mounting options. 

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Lee Brice Tour Lit by LD Chris Lisle, Bandit Lites

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Lee Brice Tour Lit by LD Chris Lisle, Bandit LitesNASHVILLE – Lee Brice hit the road this summer, performing his chart topping hits “Hard to Love” and “I Drive Your Truck” with gear from Bandit Lites. Brice will kick off the fall leg September 11. LD Chris Lisle, production manager Wayne Pauley and lighting director Patrick Sieg collaborated on an efficient, easy-to-rig lighting package featuring GLP's impression X4 S fixtures amid video screens provided by MooTV.

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Pope Francis' Visit to U.S. to Get Assist from Showcall, Inc.

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WASHINGTON DC – Showcall, Inc., an event production company based in Maryland, has been selected to produce the first Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in the United States when he visits Washington DC next month. The planning committee that selected Showcall includes the Archdiocese of Washington, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America.

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Empire State Building Projections Bring Attention to Endangered Species

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A large-format, projection-mapping display measuring 375 by 186 feet (HxW) displayed endangered species on the Empire State Building from 9 p.m. to midnight on Aug. 1. Pictured here, a snow leopardNEW YORK -- A large-format, projection-mapping display measuring 375 by 186 feet (HxW) displayed endangered species on the Empire State Building from 9 p.m. to midnight on Aug. 1. Obscura Digital's Travis Threlkel worked with photographer Louie Psihoyos, who is also executive director of the Oceanic Preservation Society, on the project. The looping reel featured manta rays, birds, reptiles, lions, and even a gorilla that “climbed” to the top of the building. It was powered by 26 Christie Roadster HD20K-J and 12 Christie Roadster S+22K-Jprojectors provided by Nationwide Video.

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Jim Niesel Returns to Theatre Projects

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Theatre Projects noted that Jim Niesel, who began his theatre consulting career at Theatre Projects back in 2001 before joining Arup in 2007, has returned to the consulting firm as project manager and theatre equipment/audio-video designer. NORWALK, CT - Theatre Projects noted that Jim Niesel, who began his theatre consulting career at Theatre Projects back in 2001 before joining Arup in 2007, has returned to the consulting firm as project manager and theatre equipment/audio-video designer.

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HSL Invests More than $3 Million in New Lighting Fixtures

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HSL MD Simon StuartMANCESTER, U.K. - HSL recently expanded its rental inventory with more than $3 million in new lighting equipment to help service its busy summer season. The purchases included more than 500 moving lights, 400 additional LED products and control technologies made by Robe, SGM, Martin by Harman, Ayrton, GLP and Philips. Pictured here is HSL MD Simon Stuart.

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National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland Installs Vari-Lite, Selecon and Showline Fixtures

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More than a hundred Philips Entertainment Lighting products, including Vari-Lite, Selecon and Showline fixtures, have been installed in the National Forum of Music (NFM) in Wroclaw, Poland.WROCLAW, Poland - More than a hundred Philips Entertainment Lighting products, including Vari-Lite, Selecon and Showline fixtures, have been installed in the National Forum of Music (NFM) in Wroclaw, Poland. The venue, which will serve as the new home to the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, is set to open Sept. 4, 2015. Wroclaw has been designated as a European Capital of Culture in 2016. Philips distributor PS TEATR provided the gear.

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Paloma Faith Tours U.K. with Chroma-Q Color Force 72 Fixtures

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Paloma Faith Tours U.K. with Chroma-Q Color Force 72 FixturesLONDON - British singer Paloma Faith’s current UK tour includes Chroma-Q Color Force 72 Fixtures specified by LD Tony Austin. The tour, in support of Faith's third album, A Perfect Contradiction, features an all-white, high-gloss set design by Joshua Grace. The Color Force 72s were used to up-light the white cyc backdrop.

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A.C. Lighting Recieves 2015 CITT Supplier Achievement Award

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CITT President, Michael Harris, presenting the 2015  CITT Supplier Achievement Award to A.C. Lighting Inc.'s Chief Operating Officer, Penny Watier.TORONTO - The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) honored North American distributor A.C. Lighting Inc. with its 2015 CITT Supplier (Corporate) Achievement Award. Pictured here, CITT President, Michael Harris, presents the award to A.C. Lighting Inc.'s Chief Operating Officer, Penny Watier.

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Elation Fixtures Used to Light Chicago’s St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church

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he Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago had lighting design students illuminate St. Vincent de Paul Parish church with storytelling visuals. The 30-minute displays, presented May 20-22, made use of Elation lighting products supplied by Protolight, Inc.  CHICAGO - With a mission to train the next generation of theatre artists in all disciplines, The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago had lighting design students illuminate St. Vincent de Paul Parish church with storytelling visuals. The 30-minute displays, presented May 20-22, made use of Elation lighting products supplied by Protolight, Inc. 

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