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grandMA Takes Control At Wolf Trap

Wolf TrapKnown as America’s National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia-based Wolf Trap has installed two full-size grandMAs in its Filene Center. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

Wolf Trap’s typical season includes performances ranging from pop, country, folk and blues to orchestra, dance, theater and opera as well as performance art and multimedia presentations. Its larger venue Filene Center is a 7000-seat indoor/outdoor theater. more

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Electrosonic Crafts Unique Rear Projection Solution For The Weather Channel’s New HD Set

WeatherElectrosonic teamed with Jack Morton Worldwide/Production Design Group (PDG) in Manhattan to provide design and equipment integration for a custom rear projection solution for The Weather Channel’s new HD set. The Atlanta-based cable network recently moved into a new building tailored for HD broadcasting; the new set made its on-air debut June 1. more

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Coemar Infinity Wash XLs Light Up Rock Star Juanes’s La Vida World Tour

JuanesCoemar’s Infinity Wash XLs are the moving heads of choice of Chris Nathan, lighting designer for Colombian-born rock star Juanes’s La Vida World Tour. Inner Circle Distribution (ICD) is the exclusive distributor of Italian-made Coemar lighting in the US. more

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Guthrie Theater and Minnesota Opera Use Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon Followspots In Twin Cities

GuthrieThe renowned Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis has found two markets in the Twin Cities for its Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon followspots. The Theater not only uses a trio of Topazes and a pair of Manons for its own dramatic and musical productions but also lends them to the Minnesota Opera during its season.

“I have been a theatrical technician for 10 years and have used a wide variety of followspots at venues all over the country,? notes Owen Moldow, lead electrician at the Guthrie. “When I started working at the Guthrie Theater in 2007 I got to use Robert Juliat Topaze and Manon for the first time, and I was floored. I’ve never seen a followspot so bright or that had such nice action. They are incredibly easy to use and maintain; I never thought that I would actually look forward to using a followspot!? more

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Coemar Wash XL Lights And Cher Rock Vegas-Style

CherCoemar Infinity Wash XL lights will headline as Grammy award winning performer Cher graces Ceasars Palace for 110 performances starting this month. With a series of shows following that of Celine Dion, Cher will be complemented, yet not out-dazzled, by the premium lighting essentials that have become a stageshow industry standard.

With the aim of capturing a rock arena feel within the Vegas magic-land that is Ceasars, show lighting designer Baz Halpin (bazhalpin.com) had his hands full. Prior to the initial design Halpin worked with Peter Morse (lighting designer for Bette Midler’s show) to choose stock of lighting fixtures, which would work for all shows (with Halpin bringing some extras for Cher). The pair decided upon 98 Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights as part of a new system to be purchased as an upgrade for the theater, as lighting technology had advanced since the Celine Dion performances. more

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Vista Systems’ Spyder and Christie Projectors Make News At Washington, D.C.’s Newseum

NewseumVista Systems’ Spyder and Christie projectors were selected for the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater in the newly-opened Newseum. Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI), a leading broadcast and multimedia systems integrator based in Newington, Virginia, designed and installed the Newseum’s broadcast and audio-visual systems. more

ICD Beams As Eslinger Lighting Acquires Complete Coemar LED Assortment

Inner Circle Distribution, Sunrise, FL-based lighting supply/service distribution company, is proud to announce that Eslinger Lighting has come onboard as a full line stocking Coemar dealer in the Eastern PA area.

Eslinger Lighting, a leading comprehensive lighting design, installation and equipment rental company that services the theatrical, corporate, concert, house of worship and special event sectors, recently added a full complement of Coemar’s LED based products to their inventory. Thus, included in EL’s newly-attained stock are Coemar Parlites, Razor Lites and the Panorama Led Panoramas, which they will now offer to stage producers and event organizers everywhere. more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports Papal Visit To New York

PopeScharff Weisberg had a particularly illuminating experience when it supplied lighting packages supporting broadcast coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s recent visit to New York. The company met site-specific needs for three venues: the enormous Yankee Stadium, the iconic pit at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center, and the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York. more

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Coemar Striplite LEDs Lend Colorful Note To Ride At Epcot’s “Honey, I Shrunk The Audience”

coemarLighting designer Joe Schweickert of Orlando, Florida’s JS Lighting & Design, Inc. tapped Coemar Striplite LEDs for lighting effects for the post show of the Figments Imagination Journey ride at the “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience? attraction at Epcot in Orlando. Inner Circle Distribution is the exclusive distributor of Italian-made Coemar lighting in the U.S. more

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grandMA Accompanies The Jonas Brothers On Their Look Me In The Eyes Tour

JonasTheir screaming fans didn’t know it but the hot pop-rock band The Jonas Brothers took grandMA along on their most recent tour. A.C.T. Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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