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Robert Juliat Topaze Followspots Illuminate the Middle Ages for Medieval Times’ Chicago Guests

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament discovered a treasure in Topaze, the 1200W MSD followspot from Robert Juliat, which has been added to the lighting inventory at its Chicago Castle, now celebrating its 20th year as one of the Midwest’s most popular family entertainment destinations.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament offers guests ringside seats to a story of bravery and honor set in 11th-century Spain. Diners thrill to the unique theater spectacular, which includes a jousting tournament and falconry, all while eating a four-course feast.

Barbizon Lighting Company supplied the new Robert Juliat Topaze fixtures as part of a lighting upgrade to Medieval Times’ suburban Chicago location.

“I was looking for something different, not the usual spots,” says sound and lighting manager Edgar Campos. “Other lighting manufacturers seemed to have the more

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DeYoung ‘Sails Away’ at Wrigley Field with Support by Gand, Yamaha, and NEXO

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CHICAGO—Founding member and lead vocalist for the band Styx and now out on his own for the past ten years, Dennis DeYoung recently performed a private show at Wrigley Field in Chicago for approximately 500 guests. Thanks to the sound production efforts of Gand Concert Sound (aka the ‘NEXO Guys’) who provided 16 NEXO GEO S8 speaker boxes and two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles, the private event went off without a hitch.

With the two Yamaha PM5D-RH consoles positioned at front of house and monitors, the NEXO rig was configured with eight NEXO GEO S8 boxes per side flown, four NEXO CD18 subs, two PS8s for frontfills, two PS10s for outfills, and eight NEXO PS15 slants on five mixes. Gand also provided 3-phase Motion Labs Power Distro, and Rapco 48-channel split plus snake. A Stageline SL100 mobile stage was provided by American Mobile Staging, Barrington, Illinois and used more

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