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A.C.T Lighting’s DistroTECH Hoist Controllers Find A Home In Boston’s New House Of Blues

distroWhen Boston’s new House of Blues (HOB) was built out, equipment integrator Bandit chose DistroTECH 12-channel hoist controllers from A.C.T Lighting as part of the cable package it installed.

Located across the street from Fenway Park, the new HOB is a former nightclub, which occupied two buildings. One building was torn down and rebuilt from the ground up; the remaining building houses HOB’s restaurant. more

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Electrosonic Part of BRC’s Team for the New Heineken Experience

HeinekenA new Heineken Experience opened at the historic Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam at the beginning of December 2008. Designed and produced by BRC Imagination Arts, the re-designed visitor experience makes extensive use of specially produced high definition video programmes. Electrosonic’s UK office, www.electrosonic.com, was appointed by BRC, www.brcweb.com, as its principal sub-contractor for audio-visual systems integration. more

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JB&A Named Distributor Of Christie Projectors

Christie is pleased to announce that JB&A Distribution in San Rafael, California has been named a distributor of its Business Products line of three-chip DLP(r), single-chip DLP and LCD projectors. more

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Scharff Weisberg Lights G-Star Raw Runway Show At Fall Edition Of Fashion Week

GStarAlthough New Yorkers were distinctly feeling spring feverish it was time for Mercedes-Benz Fall 2009 Fashion Week recently where G-Star Raw showcased its Fall 2009 collection with lighting and audio support from Scharff Weisberg.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, G-Star hired Dutch company Sightline Productions to handle the technical direction for the show with New York City’s Dizon Inc. acting as the onsite production company. The star-studded runway show was held in the Hammerstein Ballroom where Scharff Weisberg was tasked with getting the rig up and working in just one day without disrupting the venue’s house rig. The lighting complement featured more than 100 moving lights. more

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UVLD Partners With Drury Event Gruop To Support Three-Day Conference And Party

DruryUnlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) recently teamed with Drury Event Group (DEG) on a high-powered annual conference for a major technology company. The three-day event was held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. UVLD was charged with designing the lighting rig for the conference and its high-end party headlined by Smash Mouth, and with developing media for multiple applications, including speaker support and concert lighting. more

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The grandMA Helps Fleetwood Mac Get “Unleashed” For Its New Tour

FleetwoodFleetwood Mac is starting its “Unleashed” greatest hits tour with lighting design by Paul “Arlo” Guthrie. Arlo chose a pair of full-size grandMAs for lighting and video control. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

The band commenced its tour of the US and Canada in Pittsburgh on March 1. It will continue to play dates through the summer. more

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Christie And American High Definition, Inc. Made 51st Grammy Awards Sing

GrammysLos Angeles-based audio-visual rental and staging company American Hi Definition, Inc. marked its 12th year supporting the live Grammy Awards telecast by powering an array of rear-projection screens with the Christie Roadster series of 3-chip DLP(r) projectors. The 51st Grammy Awards show was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California where an AV-rich set took center stage. more

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Coemar Infinity Spot S, Wash XL Lights Lock It Down For Kanye West On VH1 Storytellers

KanyeAs top recording artist Kanye West boldly reflected on fragments of his life and career for VH1 Storytellers recently, Coemar Infinity Spot S and Wash XL lights touched the sky with a power and vibrancy only West could match.

Only Coemar Infinitys (and LED’s) could play upon such bountiful footage as open flames and riveting ribbons, and not get lost in his captivating stories so eloquently told. “Kanye’s a character,” notes VH1 Storytellers lighting designer Tom Kenny. “He’s such a visual artist, and he just loved the lighting and set for this show.” more

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Scharff Weisberg Lighting Supports O’Brien Replacement, Fallon, On NBC Late Night Show

The landscape of late night TV is changing, and Scharff Weisberg supported one of the newest program moves when it supplied lighting equipment for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Lighting designer Christopher Landy, who heads Brooklyn’s Vibrant Design LLC, was challenged to mix old school and contemporary talk-show looks for the show based at NBC’s iconic Studio 6B. more

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Big Show Construction Management Creates Award-Winning “Ring Of Fire” For JetBlue Terminal At JFK

JetBluePassengers arriving at JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport are intrigued and entertained by a unique ring of video monitors that was designed, engineered and installed by Big Show Construction Management (BSCM), which specializes in managing the creation of themed and interactive spaces. The installation recently won the 2009 Apex Award for Public Spaces at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas. more

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