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Robert Juliat Concert-Goers Unite! Victor Followspots Attend Summerfest ’08

summerfestSummerfest ’08…’twas the time to kick back and enjoy the music, comedy and festivities at the world-famous Marcus Amphitheater in 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park, along the lakefront in Milwaukee, WI.. But not without a showdown: Robert Juliat Super Korrigan 1200W and Victor 1800W followspots were pitted against the competitors’ and won their tickets to the show. The final decision was to go with six Victors to light the event. more

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Stage Research SFX 6 Pulls The Cirkusrevyen 08 Chain

CirkAward-winning Stage Research SFX 6, music-and-sound playback and control software for theater, concerts and special events, has done it again… this time at Cirkusrevyen 08 in Dyrehaven, Denmark. more

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grandMA Leaps To The Beat, Makes America’s Best Dance Crew Live ’08 Hip-Hop Sweet

abdcThe long-awaited road show Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew Live, based on the much-acclaimed MTV series, clearly gets its kicks being run entirely on a full-size MA Lighting grandMA console. The theater-to-theater U.S. tour will feature a total of five dance crews culled from the first and second seasons. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Fashion Week Once Again Lights Up New York With Support From Scharff Weisberg

calvinWhen Fashion Week brought its glitter and glamour to New York this fall, Scharff Weisberg was on hand to support an array of lighting designers and show producers with lighting, audio and video packages to enhance the runway shows and hot-ticket parties. more

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There Is No Other Hero: Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights Dance As Tina Turner Takes The Stage ’08

TinaCoemar Infinity Wash XL lights know no boundaries when it comes to making Tina Turner – and show-glisten and glow. With her 2008 North American Tour in full gear, lighting designer Baz Halpin reflects that it is “at times a full-on rock concert to rival AC/DC, and at other times a heavy production show similar to that of any major pop performer.” more

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Robert Juliat Lancelot and Victor Followspots Reign At MUNY Of St. Louis

munyOutdoor musical amphitheatre The MUNY (Municipal Opera Association of St. Louis) has acquired Robert Juliat followspots to complement seven distinct shows over eight weeks. The staff and crew at the outdoor musical venue (which seats approximately 11,000 people and has just completed its 90th season) wanted followspots with more punch than they had been getting for a 300 foot throw from front of booth to front of stage (60 feet deep and 90 feet wide). more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports CNBC’s “Fast Money” On Location From Jazz At Lincoln Center

cnbcScharff Weisberg provided video and audio support for CNBC’s “Fast Money” program when it moved uptown to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room for Friday’s weekly wrap-up show on September 19.

“Fast Money,” which airs live weekdays at the end of Wall Street’s trading day, is usually telecast from NASDAQ. But four times a year the show takes to the road for programs sponsored by Schwab, which draw audiences of 500 to 2,500 people. more

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A.C.T Lighting To Showcase New grandMA, i-PIX LED Fixtures, Schnick Schnack Systems LED Technology and Zero 88 Consoles at LDI

LogoA.C.T Lighting will amp up excitement at LDI, October 24-26, by showcasing an array of new and innovative lighting fixtures and consoles at its booth (#1615).

A.C.T Lighting’s booth will introduce the grandMA2, the new signature console from industry leader MA Lighting. A.C.T is the exclusive North American distributor of the grandMA. The new desk continues grandMA’s dominance in the control of conventional lights, moving heads, LEDs, video and media for all segments of the industry. Using the same total control philosophy as the original grandMA, the grandMA2 allows intuitive and fast programming over all connected fixtures and channels in appropriate styles. Users will feel right at home as they integrate the grandMA2 into their current grandMA control systems. The entire family of grandMA2 products from full-size consoles to rackmount NPU’s will be on display at the A.C.T Lighting booth. more

Ramzi Shakra Joins Electrosonic As Senior Marketing Manager

RamziRamzi Shakra has recently joined Electrosonic Inc. as Senior Marketing Manager. He will be in charge of the Marketing effort in the USA and also supporting the rest of Electrosonic Group worldwide. Formerly marketing director of Doremi Labs, he has extensive experience in the strategic positioning and management of high-technology products. more

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Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights Will Rock You, Are All Right Now For Queen + Paul Rogers European Tour 2008

QueenThey are the champions – Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights truly are the lighting maestro’s best friend, and give a killer performance every time. As the Queen + Paul Rogers Rock The Cosmos European Tour 2008 continues to unfold, the Infinity Wash XLs are straight shooters delivering rich, robust illumination for what lighting designer Baz Halpin calls a “good-old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll lighting show.” more

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