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Jubilee Gets Support from Chaos Visual, Lightware Router

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Chaos Visual Productions provided Jubilee! with a Lightware MX-FR33R digital crosspoint router LAS VEGAS — Chaos Visual Productions has been supporting the video production needs of the venerable Jubilee! burlesque show at Ballys Las Vegas. The video tech setup now includes 11 Ventuz media servers, 16 Barco projectors and a Lightware MX-FR33R digital crosspoint router with redundant power supplies, built-in control panel and CPU2. The router handles the production’s monitoring and signal distribution needs.

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InfoComm’s “Networking for the AV Industry” Event Set for Dec. 9-11 in London

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InfoComm’s “Networking for the AV Industry” Event Set for Dec. 9-11 in LondonLONDON — InfoComm International, organizer of various educational programs for the AV industry, announced plans for another of its “Networking for the AV Industry” events, set to take place here Dec. 9-11, 2014. AMX by Harman is the principal sponsor of the three—day intensive course. Add a comment

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Event Safety Summit to Feature Indianapolis State Fair Investigators

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Event Safety Summit, Dec. 2-5 2014, Lititz, PALITITZ, PA – Scott Nacheman and Charlie Fisher will be featured speakers at the Event Safety Alliance’s first Event Safety Summit, set to take place here in early December. They will offer their perspectives on the mechanical and operational failures that were implicated in the 2011 structure collapse at the Indiana State Fair, which killed seven and injured 58.

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USITT Accepting Nominations Through Dec. 15 for Wally Russell Mentoring Award

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Wally RussellCINCINNATI, OH — USITT is accepting nominations through Dec. 15 for the Wally Russell Mentoring Award, to be presented here at USITT 2015  in March. Russell, a Canadian LD and TD, had leadership roles at University of Toronto, the National Ballet, Strand Lighting USA, Theatre Projects Consultants and the Los Angeles Opera before his death in 1993. Thern Stage Equipment, Philips Strand Lighting, and the Wally Russell Foundation are the award’s sponsors.

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Close to 30 Theatre Grad Schools to Participate in USITT-Supported LiNK Recruiting Event

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Close to 30 Theatre Grad Schools to Participate in USITT-Supported LiNK Recruiting Event ATLANTA — LiNK, the new USITT-sponsored recruiting event for graduate school theatre programs set to take place Nov. 14-15 at the Atlanta Airport Hilton here, will help grad school candidates connect with representatives from close to 30 universities. Add a comment

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On the Move

Shockwave Cargo Adds Tadd Samuelson to LAX Team

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Shockwave Cargo Adds Tadd Samuelson to LAX TeamLOS ANGELES – Shockwave Cargo added Tadd Samuelson to its team at the company’s LAX office location. In addition to his skills as a professional DJ, Samuelson brings experience in logistics operations leadership and project management.

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Osram Completes Acquisition of Clay Paky, Pio Nahum is Clay Paky CEO

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Pio NahumSERIATE, Italy and MUNICH, Germany — Osram completed its acquisition of Clay Paky on Oct. 13. All necessary approvals from the respective authorities have been granted regarding the acquisition. Also on Oct. 13, Pio Nahum assumed the role of CEO of Osram’s Clay Paky unit.

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Bandit Lites Stocks Up on Chauvet Professional Lighting Gear

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Bandit Lites recently expanded its inventory of products from Chauvet Professional, including Nexus Aw 7x7 LED panels, Nexus 4x4 fixtures and Rogue R2 Beam fixtures. LD Chris Lisle used the Nexus Aw 7x7 LED panels for Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Tour, pictured here.NASHVILLE — Bandit Lites recently expanded its inventory of products from Chauvet Professional, including Nexus Aw 7x7 LED panels, Nexus 4x4 fixtures and Rogue R2 Beam fixtures. LD Chris Lisle used the Nexus Aw 7x7 LED panels for Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Tour, pictured here.

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International News

Manufacturers Honored for Innovation in London

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Clay Paky's Pio Nahum accepted the Gottelier Award on behalf of the late Pasquale (Paky) Quadri, founder of Clay Paky. The company was also honored for its new Mythos hybrid moving light fixture.LONDON — In addition to the Gottelier Award, given posthumously to Pasquale “Paky” Quadri, founder of Clay Paky, and accepted by Pio Nahum, pictured here, a number of manufacturers were honored for product innovation at PLASA 2014. They included (with products in parentheses) Clay Paky (Mythos), Elation (Sniper), Philips Vari-Lite (VL4000 Spot), Philips Strand Lighting (Emergency DMX Bypass Switch), GDS (ArcLamp), RC4 Wireless (DMX4dim Series 3), Neutrik (XIRIUM X) and  Robe (BMFL). This year, the optional Gold Award was also presented, to LumenRadio for its CRMXchip. The awards ceremony was held Oct. 7, 2014.

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PLASA Announces Three-Day Format for 2015 Show in London

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PLASA 2014 photo by Terry LoweLONDON – The organizers of PLASA announced a new three-day format for the 2015 event, which is set to return to ExCeL London from Oct. 5-7, 2015. Also in the works: a new floor plan and an expanded educational focus. Add a comment

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