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White Light Launches Audio Services Division

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LONDON — White Light announced that, in addition to its entertainment lighting services and products, it will now be offering sound gear and services through a dedicated audio department that will handle rentals and installations for venues and special events. Lee Dennison, formerly of Delta Sound and Autograph, will lead the new division. He joined White Light in Nov. 2014.

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Band Member Injuries Lead to Canceled Shows for Linkin Park, The Black Keys

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LOS ANGELES — Tours for two high-profile rock acts have been sidelined as a result of unrelated injuries sustained by band members. Tour legs for Linkin Park’s Hunting Party tour and Black Keys’ Turn Blue tour were both canceled, scuttling 16 and 17 shows, respectively, in North America and Europe.

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2014 Festigal Tour in Israel Lit with Robe BMFLs

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Festigal 2014 - RobeTEL AVIV, JERUSALEM and HAIFA, Israel — Festigal, a family-oriented celebration of the Hanukkah holiday season in major cities in Israel, recently completed a run of 108 performances – including as many as three shows a day. LD Ronen Najar, who has lit the annual tour for the past eight years, spec'd 24 of Robe's new BMFL Spot fixtures to be the centerpiece of the 2014 tour’s lighting rig. Argaman Systems supplied the gear.

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USITT to Honor Scenic Designer Douglas W. Schmidt with Distinguished Achievement Award, New Book

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Douglas W. SchmidtCINCINNATI, OH - Set Designer Douglas W. Schmidt, USITT’s 2015 Distinguished Achiever in Scene Design, is also profiled in USITT's new book, The Designs of Douglas W. Schmidt, to be released at USITT 2015 in March.

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PRG Las Vegas “Garage Sale” Set for Feb. 25-27

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LAS VEGAS — PRG noted that, to make room for new equipment for 2015, PRG ProShop is holding a “garage sale” for its used gear. The event, near the company’s Las Vegas location, is set for Feb. 25-27. Add a comment

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Harman's Support of NAMM Main Stage Includes Martin Lighting Fixtures

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HARMAN at NAMM 2015 Center Grand Plaza Main StageANAHEIM, CA— For the third year in a row, Harman is supporting the production needs of NAMM's GoPro stage, not just with the JBL line arrays and Crown amplifiers used on the audio side, but also the Martin Professional lighting fixtures used for the staged performances accompanying the MI-focused trade event, which runs from Jan. 22-25.

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Butch Allen Uses Chauvet Professional Q-Wash Fixtures for "Dancing With The Stars" Live Tour

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CHAUVET Professional, Dancing With the Stars TourLOS ANGELES – LD Butch Allen included Q-Wash 560Z-LED fixtures from Chauvet Professional in the rig for the sold-out, live touring version of TV's Dancing With The Stars. Ray Woodbury of RK Diversified Entertainment helped put together a rig that, while providing ample visual punch, could also be shoehorned into a one-trailer lighting production. The rig also includes Chauvet Professional's Rogue R2 Beam fixtures.

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XL Video UK Invests In New Barco and Lightware Equipment

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XL Video Barco, (L-R) Ashley Raines and Lee SpencerLONDON - XL Video UK has announced a major investment in new Barco projectors and lenses, as well as a large investment in video distribution equipment from Lightware. Both agreements support the company’s commitment to regularly update their inventory with the latest video gear.

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Clay Paky Mythos Fixtures Make U.S. TV Debut on CMT’s “Ultimate Kickoff Party”

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CMT Live DALLAS – CMT’s “Ultimate Kickoff Party,” a 90-minute live concert broadcast on CMT from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on Jan. 9, also marked the U.S. TV debut for Clay Paky’s Mythos fixtures. Morris Light & Sound provided the gear for LD Mike Swinford's concert lighting design for the event, which coincided with the College Football Playoff National Championship and featured performances from Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum, among others.

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Linkin Park Gets Visual Support for O2 Arena Show from Avolites Media Ai Infinity v8

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Two Avolites Ai Infinity Servers handled the HD camera feeds and visuals triggered in real time and delivered them to the array of LED screens.LONDON - For Linkin Park's latest visit to London's O2 Arena, the visual support included an innovative video backdrop with imagery processed by Avolites Media's Ai Infinity servers running version 8.

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