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Martin MAC Vipers Make Australian Operatic Debut

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Sleeping BeautyMELBOURNE, Australia - Martin MAC Vipers made their Australian operatic debut on a children’s pantomime of “Sleeping Beauty” at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne.

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VL3015LT Spot Hits the Open Road

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Luke BryanDALLAS - In his first headlining tour, Luke Bryan is already selling out venues throughout the US on the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.” FadeUp Design Group lighting designer Justin Kitchenman expanded the productions lighting rig using 60 VARI-LITE luminaires including the new VL3015LT Spot luminaire from Philips Vari-Lite.

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On the Move

Chaos Nashville Announces New Office, New Hire

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logoNASHVILLE - Chaos Visual Productions-Nashville is moving to a new location with a new sales account manager, Jordan Jones. Jones will oversee the new Nashville office alongside Pat Morrow, Chaos Visual Productions - Nashville senior vice president, at 7127 Cockrill Bend Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209. The move aims to accommodate the expansion of operations for the company in the Nashville area.

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A.C.T Lighting Supports Luke Bryan Tour

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Luke BryanLOS ANGELES – Elite Multimedia Productions is supplying Luke Bryan’s “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.” Equipment includes Clay Paky’s new A.LEDA Wash K10 and K5 LED moving heads, grandMA2 consoles, MDG theONE digital fog/haze atmospheric generators and MDG Ice Fog Q generators for the 20-city tour.

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Clay Paky Lights Up The Joint

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The JointLAS VEGAS – Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s are lighting up The Joint, the concert venue for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where 16 fixtures were recently acquired and hung above the stage. LD Chris Lose says, “We’re a rock ‘n roll venue and need all the bells and whistles and versatility we can get.  We have 10 lighting designers a month who come in wanting different things.  So the more tricks our lights have, the better.”

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Shinedown, Three Days Grace Rock with Bandit

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ShinedownKNOXVILLE, TN - Bandit Lites is out on the road with co-headlining bands Shinedown and Three Days Grace. Shinedown LD Carter Fulghum and Three Days Grace LD Mike Filsinger worked together on the shared rig. “Designing a rig for two artists can be a challenge,” said Filsinger. “Keeping both bands happy both visually and financially can turn into a full-on brawl but luckily in this case, it was a breeze.”

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Milos Roof Covers A.R. Rahman Concert

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Milos roof system for A.R. RahmanCHENNAI, India - A Milos MR5 roof system was recently used for a high profile open-air concert by Indian star A.R. Rahman, staged at the YMCA Grounds in Chennai, India. The multideck layered stage was designed by Bollywood set designer Varsha Jain.  This, along with the Milos roof system, trussing, rigging and assorted scaffolding and structures, were supplied by Chennai-based Men At Work Stagecraft Management Pvt Ltd and project manager Mankaran Singh.

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Hippotizer Goes Wide at Super Bowl XLVII

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Super Bowl Halftime ShowNEW ORLEANS -  Green Hippo Hippotizer media servers were widely used throughout the recent Super Bowl festivities in New Orleans: from the Pepsi Halftime Show featuring Beyoncé to a variety of events including the NFL main stage and press conferences, the Pepsi Smash Tailgate Party, the Direct TV Beach Bowl, and the Budweiser NFL Festival. TMB provided support.

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Lady Gaga Hip Injury Forces Cancellation of Born This Way Ball Tour

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Lady Gaga 2012 tour photo by Troy ConstableCHICAGO — After initially postponing four shows Feb. 12, Lady Gaga and Live Nation announced Feb. 13 that, due to the artist’s need for hip surgery, 21 of the shows that had been scheduled as part of her Born This Way Ball tour through March would have to be cancelled.

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Strictly FX Makes the Super Bowl Halftime Show Special

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Strictly FX during Halftime show; Getty ImagesNEW ORLEANS - Strictly FX of Chicago provided some of the special effects - including pyro, flames and more - during the entertainment portion of the Super  Bowl XLVII.  The company worked with Executive Producer Ricky Kirshner of RK Productions and Production Designer Bruce Rodgers of Tribe Design to add excitement to the Halftime show.

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