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SGM Beefing Up Sales, Technical Support in the Americas

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Matthew HuffmanORLANDO, FL — SGM announced the opening last month of SGM Inc. The company also noted that along with existing sales team members, its expanding U.S. technical support team will be based there, led by Matthew Huffman (pictured here), who brings several years’ experience in the entertainment lighting industry and in management. The company also noted that Spanish lighting designer Ben Díaz has been named SGM’s new Area Manager for South America, and he will also be handling product training.

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Nine Inch Nails 2014 Tour Lit with Clay Paky Sharpy, Sharpy Wash Fixtures

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Nine Inch Nails 2014 Tour Lit with Clay Paky Sharpy, Sharpy Wash Fixtures. Tour photo by Rob SheridanPRAGUE, Czech Republic – For a string of European  shows in May and June before the band’s swing through North America later in the summer, LD Paul Guthrie used Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash 330 fixtures to light the band. Guthrie noted that LD LeRoy Bennett had specified the gear for the original tour design, and Guthrie praised them for their features and performance.

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Selador Desire illuminates Services at New Venture Christian Fellowship

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Selador Desire illuminates Services at New Venture Christian FellowshipOCEANSIDE, CA – In 2012, New Venture Christian Fellowship in Oceanside, California, experienced a full makeover, complete with over 129 brand new Selador Desire D40 and D60 luminaires. CCI Solutions helped achieve their goal of creating an immersive worship experience for the congregation, with a fully integrated, flexible lighting-control solution and the Desire luminaires.

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Chvrches Show at London's Brixton Academy Lit with Showline Strobes from HSL

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Chvrches Show at London's Brixton Academy Lit with Showline Strobes from HSLLONDON - Lighting designer Louis Oliver of Okulus has chosen to use Showline SL NITRO 510C fixtures to add colour and strobing to his ethereal lighting for a special, one-off Chvrches show at London's Brixton Academy. As the Scottish electro-pop trio has only played four dates in the UK since forming two years ago, they wanted to make sure the Brixton show was as audience captivating as possible. To that end, Oliver specified 17 of the Showline strobes from HSL to bring more than one strong look to his design.

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Robe LEDWash 600s Add Color to Botanical Garden

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Robe Padua Botanical GardensPADUA, Italy - Fifty Robe LEDWash 600s were used for a week long installation to celebrate the inauguration of the new Biodiversity Garden at the well-known Orto Botanico di Padova (Padua Botanical Gardens) in Padua, Italy. The opening event was lit by Lorenzo Lissandron, a freelance LD and technician who undertakes all architectural lighting schemes for the University of Padua.

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Philips Vari-Lite Provides VL4000 Spot Training at RADA

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Philips Vari-Lite TrainingLONDON - Philips Vari-Lite is backing up the introduction of its VL4000 Spot fixtures with fixture-specific training sessions. One of these recent workshops took place at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) led by Coral Cooper, a veteran Vari-Lite trainer for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) customers. There, the VL4000 Spot luminaires were disassembled to the sub-assembly level to demonstrate ideal maintenance techniques. Cooper also explained the VL4000 Spot luminaire's broad range of features, informing the end users and potential customers at the session on how to use them to their advantage.

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Melbourne Airport Gets Lighting Update from ENTTEC, Mint Lighting Design

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Melbourne Airport, c. Matt IrwinMELBOURNE, Australia - Mint Lighting Design and ENTTEC transformed the forecourt and main terminal façade at Melbourne Airport with a dynamic lighting installation. The project has 12 individual sites programmed as one to create an intricate, synchronized light show with more than 40,000 pixel requiring 57 universes of control. The projected involved more than 2,140 individual components.

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Lady Gaga ArtRave/Artpop Ball Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky Gear

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Lady GagaLOS ANGELES - LD LeRoy Bennett lit Lady Gaga’s ice themed ArtRave/Artpop Ball world tour set with a lighting rig that includes Clay Paky gear. Bennett specified huge banks of A.leda B-EYE K20s and Sharpys to light the large set with vibrant, multi layered, multi-faceted and lively looks. Supported by lighting director Whitney Hoversten, who has taken the show on the road, Bennett specified 107 Clay Paky B-EYEs and 83 x Sharpys, all supplied by PRG, to create the show’s high octane, rave style atmosphere.

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Riedel Names Jake Dodson Head of Product Management

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WUPPERTAL, Germany — Riedel Communications named Jake Dodson as the company's director of product management. In this role, Dodson will be responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the Riedel product range and its development. Add a comment

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Next Prague Quadrennial Set for June 18-28 2015

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The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is set forPRAGUE, Czech Republic - After four years, the largest world exhibition of performance design is set to flood the center of Prague. The event spans 11 days and will feature 64 national expositions and more than 500 live events at more than 100 locations in the center of Prague, drawing an expected 50,000 visitors.

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