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AG Light and Sound Supplies Ultra Music Festival Lighting Designer Stephen Lieberman with High-Impact Coemar Infinity Spots and Washes

Ultra

Ultra

AG Light and Sound provided lighting designer Stephen Lieberman with high-impact Coemar Infinity Spot XL and Infinity Wash XL fixtures for the main stage at the crowd-pleasing two-day Ultra Music Festival. The outdoor concert celebration marked the debut of AG Light and Sound’s Infinity Spots, which are new to the company’s inventory.

The 12th annual Ultra Music Festival was held March 26 and 27 at Miami’s Bicentennial Park. The sold-out event featured more than 200 DJs, bands and producers who are recognized as the best in techno and electronica from around the globe. more

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Scharff Weisberg Lighting Supports Lighting Designer Brian Nason on “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family Tour?

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

The gun-toting grandma Madea is an audience-pleaser on big and small screens and now she’s reaching out to more fans than ever with the live show, “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family Tour,” with lighting design by Brian Nason and support by Scharff Weisberg Lighting.

Nason was brought in when Perry, who produces the show and stars as Madea, expanded the show to triple its size. “It’s much larger than it was before,” he notes, “and I’ve enjoyed working on it. Mr. Perry is an amazing man, the tour has a great atmosphere and there’s a wonderful team of people to work with.” more

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Coemar Infinity XL and ACL Fixtures Shine During Five-Hour 311 Day Concert in Las Vegas

311

311

After selecting Coemar lighting fixtures for alternative/funk party band 311’s 2008 and 2009 tours, lighting designer/director Joe Paradise once again chose a complement of Coemar Infinity XLs and ACLs for the band’s much-anticipated 2010 311 Day Concert.

The biennial event, which celebrates the band and salutes fans worldwide, was held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas on March 11. The five-hour communal concert began in 2000 and has become a 311 tradition; this year fans could also tune into a live webcast. more

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Electrosonic Names Duncan Foster Senior Systems Consultant

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Electrosonic is pleased to announce that Duncan Foster has joined the company as Senior Systems Consultant based in the Burbank headquarters.

Duncan comes to Electrosonic from an extensive career in the audio-visual industry. For the last seven years he worked for ATK Services as Vice President of Sales and Development. His key achievements there were maintaining and growing the company’s relationship with Apple Retail and its more than 250 store facilities worldwide, managing five major Disney theme park installations and many other major industrial AV projects. more

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Christie Showcases Visual Technologies for the Future of Broadcasting at NAB 2010

Christie Booth

Christie Booth

With the rise of HDTV and the surge of interest in 3D virtual applications for broadcast, Christie’s visual display technologies are in demand more than ever by broadcasters. At the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, April 12-15, Christie’s latest MicroTiles(tm), HD projectors and versatile video processing systems will be showcased in inspiring applications on the convention floor at Christie’s own booth SL2005, the Harris Corporation booth N2502 and Vizrt booth SL5408. more

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Historic University Landmark Is Revived With Christie LCD Display Technology

Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, recently combined 19th century Georgian Revival-style architecture with 21st century display technology at the historic Carver Hall. Students and visitors who utilize the newly updated Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium in the Hall are treated to a revived contemporary visual experience with Christie’s high brightness widescreen LCD projector. The Georgian Revival-style Carver Hall has been an icon at the University. Built in 1867, it was the first building on campus and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. more

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Electrosonic Helps “Beyond All Boundaries? Deliver Unique Theatrical Experience at Expanded National World War II Museum

WWII

WWII

Visitors to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans are moved and excited by its unique new immersive film attraction, “Beyond All Boundaries,” which not only tells the story of the “war that changed the world” but also breaks boundaries of its own in 4D cinema experiences. Electrosonic was responsible for the design and integration of the Audio Visual and show control system for what Tom Brokaw called “the most significant cinematic piece on World War II.” more

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Stage Research Reappoints KAVE Theatre Services as Master Distributor for Europe

On the heels of announcing a master distributor in China for its popular line of audio and lighting software, Stage Research is pleased to report that KAVE Theatre Services in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England has been reappointed as its master distributor for Europe. more

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Electrosonic Provides AV Systems Integration for John Hope Gateway at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh

Royal Botanic

Royal Botanic

Sightseers at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland (RBGE) are welcomed to the new John Hope Gateway visitor center where AV systems integrated by Electrosonic help them get oriented and explore the facility. Designed by Edward Cullinan architects, the center is a prime example of green construction and sustainability.

Established in 1670 next to Holyrood Palace, RBGE is a world-renowned scientific center for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation. Its new £15.7 million visitor center, which opened last October, is named after John Hope, an 18th century teacher and botanist responsible for an earlier location of the botanic garden and its Regius Keeper from 1761-1786. The Gateway features a restaurant, shop, outdoor plant sales area, Real Life Science Studio, education room and exhibition area. more

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Stage Research Adds Key Lectrosonics Feature to RF Guru

RFguru

RFGuru

Stage Research will unveil an important new feature for its RF Guru product at the 2010 USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Conference & Stage Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, March 30-April 3. The upgrade has been developed in collaboration with Lectrosonics, which will be sharing the Stage Research booth at the show.

RF Guru is a coordination tool targeted to anyone dealing with wireless microphones. Designed to find the best combination of wireless mic frequencies to be used at a venue and alleviate intermod (i.e., interference) problems, it calculates based on existing mics, area TV stations, user-entered known bad frequencies and even mic data from nearby neighboring venues. “People tell us RF Guru is what they’ve been waiting for,” says Stage Research cofounder Carlton Guc. more

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