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In Memoriam: Dennis Sheehan, 68

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Dennis Sheehan, 1946-2015. Sheehan is pictured here at the 2008 Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas, NV, where he was honored with the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award..LOS ANGELES — Dennis Sheehan, longtime tour manager for U2 and 2008 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement award winner, died May 27, reportedly of cardiac arrest. He was 68. Sheehan had been in Los Angeles with U2 for a series of shows kicking off their 2015 “Innocence + Experience” Tour. U2 had opened the first of five shows at the Forum the night before.

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Chevelle Concert Attendee Dies from Injuries Sustained in Fall

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CHICAGO — A concert attendee died May 22 after falling six to eight feet onto organ pipes during a performance by alt-metal band Chevelle at the Aragon Ballroom. Kyle W. Kirchhoff, 24, was pronounced dead after sustaining severe chest injuries from the fall. He had reportedly stepping off a catwalk onto a portion of ceiling before falling through and landing on the pipes.

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Harman Names Denny McLane, Saben Shawhan to New Roles in Western, Eastern U.S.

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Denny McLane, Business Development Leader, Western U.S.NORTHRIDGE, CA — Harman named Denny McLane, pictured here, business development leader, western U.S. The company also named Saben Shawhan, pictured below, business development leader, eastern U.S. In these newly created roles, McLane and Shawhan will provide design support on projects and consultant communications. McLane and Shawhan will report to Gregory Jones and Olivier Roure, senior sales managers for U.S. Installation, who made the announcement in late May 2015.

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Barco Offering E2 Certification at Several Authorized Training Centers

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RANCHO CORDOVA, CA — Barco is collaborating with AV partners to provide a course for the E2 4K screen management system in select locations throughout the U.S.

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White Light’s New State-of-the-Art Studio 15 Offers Combined Solutions for Developing Tech Content

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Studio 15 incorporates a high-specification infrastructure including: large format meeting space with video conferencing; pre and post productions audio and video editing suites; and a 120m2 dedicated rehearsal, teaching and product demonstration space. LONDON - Complete production solution specialists White Light are set to launch a cutting-edge new studio facility at their Wimbledon premises.

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dbn Designs Lighting & Rigging for Corporate Event in Istanbul

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The room has five spectacular crystal chandeliers in the ceiling, the largest at 6 metres in diameter with elements dropping over three metres! ISTANBUL - Manchester-based lighting and rigging specialist dbn was presented with another brain-teasing rigging challenge by production company WRG for a large corporate event staged in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Centre in Istanbul.

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Chayanne Tours with Robe Pointes

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Fifty-five of the 59 Pointes are positioned over the stage, rigged on four triangular trusses which move into different positions throughout the show. (c) Olga CarilloBelgian-based LDs Alain Corthout and Ignace D'Haese employ a lighting array including 59 Robe Pointe moving lights for Puerto Rican pop singer, composer, and actor Chayanne’s latest tour.

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HB-Laser Brightens Austrian City with Multimedia Installation

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SCHAERDING, Austria — HB-Laser lit up the whole city of Schaerding this past winter with a multimedia extravaganza that included video mapping, laser projections and architectural illumination. The project, dubbed Winterzauber in Schärding am Inn, was part of a larger illumination festival called Lichtspiele.

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Clearlight to Represent LDR in Australia

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(L to R):  Fabiano Besio and John McKissockCASTEL GOFFREDO, Italy and MELBOURNE, Australia – Italy-based LDR noted that it has recently appointed Australia-based Clearlight as its official distributor for Australia.

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Chauvet Professional Fixtures Add Extra Dimension To Roxy’s Revival Plan

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Now as Roxy’s Downtown, the building is back for an encore as a theatrical venue, this time with a plan to attract a broader audience thanks in part to an all- LED lighting rig featuring fixtures from Chauvet Professional.WICHITA, KS — For Roxy’s Downtown, which opened recently on the site of the former Cabaret Old Town theater, Sean Roberson, project manager of Theatrical Services, Inc., helped steer the venue toward an all-LED lighting rig featuring gear from Chauvet Professional.

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