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Chris Patton Joins A.C.T Lighting Sales Team

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Chris PattonLOS ANGELES – Lighting distributor A.C.T Lighting has announced that Chris Patton has joined the company’s sales team, and will concentrate in permanent installations and system sales. Most recently, Patton worked at Global Design Solutions (GDS). He was also a lead follow spot operator for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

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Philips Notes Recent Applications, Videos for Showline Products

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Latin Grammy Awards 2013 featuring Showline products from Philips Entertainment LightingDALLAS — Philips Entertainment has announced a variety of applications along with videos featuring its expanded Showline range of LED luminaires, including use of the company's products for the Latin Grammy Awards, pictured here. All Showline products are designed to work together with uniform color, dimming, and operating characteristics for concert touring, theatre, television, motion pictures and corporate events.

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Insomniac Opts Against Second Weekend for 2014 EDC in Las Vegas

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EDC 2013 photo courtesy of Mountain ProductionsLAS VEGAS — Although Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella had been discussing a two-weekend format for the sold-out Electric Daisy Carnival event here in 2014, Rotella has since indicated via Twitter that EDC 2014 in Las Vegas will most likely remain a single-weekend, three-day event.

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HES and CSL Announce New Hog Console Partnership

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AUSTIN, TX — Barco’s High End Systems (HES), based here, and Creative Stage Lighting (CSL) announced a partnership agreement designating CSL as a Major Hog Controls Reseller in the U.S. The full range of Hog4 consoles is now available to CSL dealers and rental clients from the distributor’s North Creek, NY home base.

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Cheap Trick Seeks Damages from 2011 Bluesfest Accident

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OTTAWA — Coinciding with the 2013 edition of the Ottawa Bluesfest in early July, Cheap Trick’s management filed suit against the festival organizers to recoup $1 million in gear damage and other costs related to the collapse of the festival’s stage structure in 2011.

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Robe Stampedes Summer with Mumford & Sons

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Mumford & Sons with Robe on tour.LONDON - UK folk rock phenomena, Mumford & Sons have just finished a string of Canadian and US shows. Robe LEDWash moving lights were again a prominent feature on the lighting rig designed by LD Ed Warren of Next Level Lights. His design mantra this time around was: "Tungsten!"

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Clay Paky Sharpys Thrill with Skrillex

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Skrillex on tour.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Lighting designer Andrew Nissley specified 18 Clay Paky Sharpys on electric musician Skillrex’s tour of South Africa. Durban-based Insane Sound and Lighting supplied the fixtures.

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Starlite Productions Welcomes Nathan Kimball

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Nathan KimballMOORESTOWN, NJ – Starlite Productions welcomes Nathan Kimball, CTS DMC-E, to its growing engineering department. Kimball, a certified technical specialist with digital media certification, is responsible for increasing sales in the design portion of Starlite’s design/build division. Kimball brings 20 years of A/V experience to Starlite including skills in standardization, project management, quality assurance evaluation matrices as well as numerous CTS certifications. Starlite Productions provides video, lighting, audio, effects, control systems and services for a range of markets. For more details, visit Starlite Productions at www.starlite.com

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Elation Helps Transform EDC 2013 into Fantasyland

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EDC 2013. Photo: Adam Kaplan/ASK MediaLAS VEGAS – The most recent Electric Daisy Carnival, held in Las Vegas June 21-23, featured 200 EDM artists on seven stages, alongside theatrical performers, interactive art exhibits and amusement rides. EDC’s sprawling 1,000-acre Las Vegas Speedway site was transformed into a surrealistic fantasy world that made the three-day event a total immersive entertainment experience for the 345,000-plus fans. Five of the festival’s stages featured Elation lighting and video products.

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In Memoriam: Frank Ward

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Frank Ward, head of production at Arts Centre Melbourne, a concert and theatrical complex that often hosts performances by Opera Australia, the Australian Ballet, the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, passed away recently after a long illness. Ward is survived by his wife, Leisel, and sons Darcy and Spencer. A memorial service is planned for July 17 at Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc, Victoria, at 1:30 pm.

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