David Barbour

A Midnight Clear 
The houses-of-worship market has become increasingly important to the lighting industry in the last decade. That is never more true in December of each
Piano Man 
Pianist/singer/songwriter Jim Brickman spent the holiday season on the road, with a concert of seasonal music tied to the release of his Grammy Award-nominated
Lighting Matters 
I'm getting a little worried. This is the second issue in a row with a cover story in which the big, sexy element is the video and/or projections. I'm
Dawn on the Seas 
Forget about orange alerts: The cruise industry is bigger than ever. Thanks to new ships and elaborate marketing campaigns, more and more Americans are
The Disco Years 
Taboo is one of the more talked-about Broadway musicals in recent years, what with rumors of backstage discord, a difficult preview period, and producer
Most companies are busy enough exhibiting at LDI; that wasn't enough for the staff of Orlando-based Techni-Lux who managed a busy stand at the show and
Jay-Z Rocs the Garden 
If you're going to go, go in style. That's what Jay-Z did on November 25th in a concert at Madison Square Garden to celebrate the release of what the
Trade Show Syndrome 
I think it's going to be all right now. The first stirrings of good news came at PLASA in September. I didn't attend but people who did insisted that
Fitness a Go-Go 
Everyone knows about the success of Cosmic Bowling, the concept that brings moving lights and effects to the ten-pin set. Now the same idea is being applied
The Story of Us 
It was sad to hear last week of the death of John Gleason at the far-too-young age of 62. As a lighting designer and an educator (at NYU), John was an
Rising rock band Dashboard Confessional hit the road this fall for a six-week tour to support its new album, A Mark, Mission, A Brand, A Scar. The tour
Houston Gets a Nightlife 
How to write about Hush, the new multi-level mega-club that opened in Houston on August 14? Lazy writers will be all too tempted to latch onto the club's
Russian Dressing 
One of the saddest stories to emerge from the 20th century was the destruction of the Romanov dynasty at the beginning of the Russian Revolution. Tsar
Kaczorowski In The Tropics 
The action takes place in a cigar factory in Ybor City, Florida, circa 1929. You can feel the heat permeate the air as the new lector, a person hired
Riding High 
Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle company, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and in an extraordinary gift to its customers, threw a party that
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