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Staging Issue Forces Cancellation of Harry Connick, Jr. Concert in Nashville

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NASHVILLE — AEG Live/TMG Nashville issued a press release noting that, out of an “abundance of caution” relating to “a technical issue with the stage,” a July 12 concert featuring Harry Connick, Jr.  at the Fontanel Mansion here had to be canceled. Refunds were offered to arriving ticketholders and others at the point of purchase; those purchasing tickets via ticketmaster.com received automated refunds.

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Jands Vista Grooves The Moo Festival

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LD Ian LylesSYDNEY - Indie pop’s Brooklyn-based duo Matt & Kim have just toured Australia as part of the Groovin' The Moo festival. LD Ian Lyles uses a Jands Vista L5 console for the arena, club and theatre shows that the band play in America and so when he found out that he would be visiting Australia, Lyles was keen to see the Vista M1 and S1 consoles.

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Harvey Theater Renovates Live Stage for Film Screenings

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Harvey Theater, now equipped as a cinema. Photo: Elliott Kaufman Photography.NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) wanted to offer film screenings during the "dark" months of summer for its 831-seat Harvey Theater. However, the venue, designed for live performances, required technical revisions to accommodate a high-quality cinema experience for BAM’s patrons. Auerbach Pollock Friedlander worked with BAM and Mitchell/Giurgola Architects to realize BAM’s vision by providing theatre and AV consulting for digital cinema projection and also for new seating.

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Cirque du Soleil Production of “KA” Resumes in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — Cirque du Soleil, which had suspended its production of at the MGM Grand here after an aerialist fell and died on June 29, resumed production of the show on July 16. Cirque dedicated that sold-out show to Sarah Guyard-Guillot, the artist who slipped free of her harness and fell a reported 90 feet into the production’s pit while the stage was in a near-vertical position. The 31-year-old performer was the first in Cirque’s 29-year history to die in a show accident. Add a comment

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Full Spectrum Transforms Newport Aquarium's Theatre

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The revamped Newport AquariumCINCINNATI - When Newport Aquarium, located just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, decided to overhaul and renovate its interactive Dive Theater, they called upon the design experts at Full Spectrum, LLC to bring their vision to life. The Newport Aquarium Theater, a 30 ft x 48 ft facility with a 23 ft high ceiling, featured underwater dive-based shows. Its central focal point is one of the largest water tanks in the entire aquarium, with a visible viewing area that measures just under 17 ft x 9 ft.

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ETCP Recognized Participants Reach 200

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ETCP logoNEW YORK - ETCP, a PLASA initiative created to promote industry safety, announces that the Recognized Contractor/Employer/Labor Provider Program now has more than 200 participants.

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Mojo Barriers Supply Finland's Rock the Beach

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Rock the Beach festival with Mojo barriersFINLAND - Mojo Barriers kept the crowds safe with its second generation barrier system at the first ‘Rock the Beach’ festival, held June 26-29 on Finland’s Hietaniemi Beach. More than 51,000 people enjoyed the inaugural event, with headliners Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, 30 Seconds to Mars and Rammstein. Mojo Barriers’ Finnish distributor Roudaamo Event Warehouse installed more than 300m (984 ft) of black aluminum barrier configured across three stages.

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Clay Paky Goes for Gold at Mediterranean Games

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Mediterranean GamesISTANBUL, Turkey  – Istanbul-based event engineering company Phantom has supplied a team of Clay Paky Alpha, A.Leda, and Sharpy fixtures to light the 2013 Mediterranean Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Eighteen months of preparation culminated in the June 20 Opening Ceremony of the 17th Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey. LD Jean-François Bonnement from Paris-based visual arts company Concept K specified more than 400 Clay Paky fixtures in his design.

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UEP Produces Chilfest to Celebrate 15 Years in Business

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UEP's ChilfestTRING, UK - The first music festival to be promoted by an industry technical production company - Chilfest by Universal Event Productions (UEP) - was declared a success. UEP's Steve Butcher - who came up with the idea to celebrate the company's 15th birthday - was "completely blown away" with the response and the outcome. They supplied sound, lighting and video equipment and design for the two-day show.

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'Neon Boneyard' Shines Light on Classic Vegas with 4Wall

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Neon Museum, aka the LAS VEGAS - The Neon Museum, founded in 1996, displays neon sign relics of the city’s past in an outdoor exhibition space known as the "Neon Boneyard." Tourists and locals alike have long been able to visit the downtown exhibit, albeit during the day. That changed this spring when the 4Wall Systems team added lighting to the signs to transform the Boneyard into a space fitting of its Vegas nightlife heritage.

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