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Dow Event Center in Saginaw, MI Upgrades Red Room with Chauvet Gear

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Dow Event Center in Saginaw, MI Upgrades Red Room with Chauvet GearSAGINAW, MI – As part of an upgrade to The Red Room at the Dow Event Center here, Jeremy Sinicki of Bandit Lites specified a rig that includes 24 COLORado 1-Quad Tour compact washes, four Q-Wash 419Z-LED moving yoke washes and six COLORado Batten 72 Tour linear units from Chauvet Professional.

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Microsoft's Xbox Media Event Lit with Elation ELAR Q1 Fixtures

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LOS ANGELES - Microsoft's press conference for its Xbox offerings at the E3 video gaming convention, held at the Galen Center here shortly before the convention got underway, featured 136 Elation ELAR Q1 color changing Par light fixtures. The ELAR Q1s were used to enhance the set from two locations, the first a grid of 100 fixtures directly behind the Xbox logo, covering most of the upstage scenic; and the other on the set’s traveling scenic walls, where 36 fixtures were used to create accents and wisps of green highlights on the set structure.

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Atomic Design Partners with WorldStage on Turner Upfront at Madison Square Garden

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Atomic Design Partners with WorldStage On Turner Upfront at Madison Square GardenNEW YORK – Atomic Design and WorldStage partnered on the upfront for Turner Entertainment at Madison Square Garden. Atomic Design was responsible for the lighting, rigging, production design, staging and set fabrication for this latest presentation to marketers and advertisers while WorldStage supplied video support.

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Poolside Stage at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas Using SGM Gear

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LD Christopher Lose Opts for SGM Gear for Poolside Stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las VegasLAS VEGAS - For an outdoor poolside stage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino here, LD Christopher Lose opted for 10 of SGM's G-Spot LED moving heads along with four Q-7 RGBW fixtures for wash lighting and strobe effects.  Lose chose the fixtures for their bright output, versatility and promise at standing up to Las Vegas' harsh desert conditions, including extreme heat in summer, chilly winter temperatures and rare (but sudden) rainstorms.

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Religious Order in India Uses SGM G-Spots to Light Fountain Spectacle

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Religious Order in India Uses SGM G-Spots to Light Fountain SpectacleDELHI - The Sant Nirankari Mission, also known as the Universal Brotherhood, invites the public to experience its Fountain of Oneness at its world headquarters here every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 6:30 p.m. Symbolizing the potential for people to come together despite differences in religions, cultures and languages, it combines elements of music, light and water. LD Lawrence Ryan included 12 SGM G-Spot moving heads in the programmed spectacle.

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Rolling Stones' 14 On Fire Tour Rig Includes Robe Pointes

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Rolling Stones' 14 On Fire Tour Rig Includes Robe Pointes. Photo by Ralph LarmannSTOCKHOLM, Sweden - LD Patrick Woodroffe included 54 Robe ROBIN Pointes in the lighting design for The Rolling Stones' 14 On Fire tour. They were located on 12 sections of HUD truss running upstage and downstage on both sides of the massive stage. The band wrapped the European leg of their tour earlier this month with performances at Stockholm's Tele2 Arena and the Orange Canopy Stage at the Roskilde Festival.

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PR Lighting LED Studio 3205D

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PR Lighting’s new LED Studio 3205D was designed with auto shows in mind. But the fixture, now shipping, is also well suited to a variety of other applications including lighting rigs for TV studios and theatres. Its single 500W LED source is available in two color temperatures, and the fixture also features a 0-100% linearly adjustable DMX dimmer, linear motorized zoom and electronic strobe, and beam angle that can go from 43° to 71°.

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Three Years After Merger, PRG Nocturne Fulfills Vision for U.K./European Expansion

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The PRG Nocturne team in the UK includes, from left, Stefaan Michels, Mark O'Herlihy, Bob Brigham and Rich Rowley. LONDON - Bob Brigham, president of PRG Nocturne, noted recently that one of the main factors clinching Nocturne Productions' willingness to be acquired by PRG in mid-2011 was "our dream to expand into the UK/European markets." That dream has become a reality, he said, with PRG Nocturne's U.K. operation backing 2014 tours and shows for The Eagles, Katy Perry, Metallica, Skrillex, Franz Ferdinand, Bastille, Linkin Park, and The Rolling Stones. Pictured here are U.K. team members Stefaan Michels, Mark O'Herlihy, Bob Brigham and Rich Rowley.

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Michael Meacham Creates “Pixel Ambience” with Chauvet EPIX Fixtures at Osaka Nightclub

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Michael Meacham Creates “Pixel Ambience” with  Chauvet EPIX Fixtures at Osaka NightclubOSAKA, Japan – In designing the lighting for Vanity Osaka nightclub, LD Michael Meacham made creative use of wide structural columns in the center of the dance floor. He used Chauvet's EPIX 2.0 bars and EPIX 2.0 strips along with some adroit pixel mapping to incorporate them into his design. He also built EPIX 2.0 bars into the wall behind the DJ booth, added five configurations of 32 EPIX 2.0 strips each on the ceiling and positioned EPIX 2.0 strips behind the frosted glass in the VIP area. The LD accented the EPIX lighted columns with 20 Intimidator Spot LED 350 moving fixtures from Chauvet DJ in four groups of five. Meacham’s design utilizes the motorized focus of the Intimidator Spots to project crisp gobos over the dance floor.

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Kramer Electronics' Dave Bright Joins AQAV Board of Directors

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Kramer Electronics' Dave Bright Joins AQAV Board of DirectorsCLINTON, NJ - Dave Bright, president of Kramer Electronics' US office, based here, has joined the board of directors for the Association for Quality in Audio Video Technology (AQAV). Kramer Electronics' ongoing partnership with AQAV includes an ongoing focus on training and AV certifications as technology continues to shift from analog to digital.

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