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Coemar Infinity Wash XL Lights Raise Jay-Z Performances To New Heights

Is there a better way to ensure rock-solid tour lighting than with Coemar Infinity Wash XLs’ powerful mastery? Don’t think so. A powerful master himself, Rock-A-Fella/Def Jam/Universal recording artist Jay-Z is glad the Infinitys came along for the flights.

From Philadelphia to Charlottesville to Boston to East Rutherford for radio festival support, then on to Cleveland for a Barack Obama benefit, the lighting industry’s relied-upon ralliers gave each superb show a superb shine.

According to lighting designer/programmer/director Patrick Dierson, the plan for the five shows, produced by the Phoenix Music Group, started out as something simple but then quickly turned into a “large-scale production that had to shapeshift from day to day. And at some of the locations,” he recalls, “there were other artists who needed to be accommodated.” more

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Christie Projectors Help Bowen Technovation Pay Homage To Blues Legend At The New B.B. King Musem

bbBowen Technovation selected Christie projectors to bring the life and story of blues legend, B.B. King to the B.B. King Museum and the Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi.

The 20,000-square foot museum traces the artist from his roots in the Mississippi Delta to international fame as the King of Blues. It blends traditional artifacts from B.B. King’s 60-year career with graphics and interactive media to celebrate his unique legacy and the rich musical history of the Delta. more

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Scharff Weisberg Lights Up The Star While Chris Botti Jazzes Up The Pops ’08

BottiScharff Weisberg worked on a unique lighting job for two performances by Columbia Records’ jazz wonder Chris Botti (with Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops), featuring Sting and Steven Tyler.

The Scharff Weisberg team had been sought after to light the shows, to be held at Symphony Hall Boston on September 18th & 19th, 2008, with an array of lights required to help create what assistant lighting designer David Marcucci calls a “smokey jazz look.” And, because a DVD, Blu-ray, and subsequent PBS broadcast of the event had been planned, special illumination considerations were to be accounted for. more

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grandMA Treats Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour To A Tasty Triumph

MadonnaA maverick meld of old and new – Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour, rolling across Europe and the Americas fall and winter 2008, depends upon MA Lighting’s grandMA lighting consoles to fill the dish for a dazzling display. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America. more

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Scharff Weisberg Installs Sound System For Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts

PaceScharff Weisberg has completed the installation of a new comprehensive sound system for the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, the principal theater on the campus of Pace University.

The 743-seat theater is one of the largest in Lower Manhattan. Since September 2005 it has hosted the award-winning Bravo television series, “Inside the Actors Studio” with James Lipton; previously, it was home to the late Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre. The Center is also a founding venue for the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Theatre Festival; and hosts events of the River-to-River Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival. It is also where the University’s theater students are showcased in dramatic and musical productions. more

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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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