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  • Apr 16, 2014
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    Masque Sound Takes Lincoln Center Theater On Sonic Tour

  • Apr 16, 2014
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    ProTapes Annoucement: Dennis Mirabella A&E Promotion

    ProTapes & Specialties is pleased to announce the promotion of Dennis Mirabella to Director of our Arts & Entertainment Business Unit. Dennis has been a key contributor to the ProTapes’ team for 32 years, serving in a variety of roles, the most recent being Business Unit Manager.
  • Apr 16, 2014
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    PixelFLEX Adds FLEXLite To Growing Line Of LED Screens

    LED Screen Company Adds More Options to Product Line
  • Apr 16, 2014
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    Elation Lighting An Addition Not A Distraction For Real Life Church

  • Apr 16, 2014
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    Doing It The Danor Way

  • Apr 16, 2014
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    Creator Of The World’s Largest Temporary Structures Releases First Book

    Rudi Enos, the designer of some of the largest temporary structures ever used by rock and pop stars, festivals, spectacles and awards ceremonies throughout the world, publishes his first book ‘The Sky is Not the Limit’ this month. The book explores the history of tents and temporary structures from the earliest times to the present day. After graduating in engineering in the early 1970s, Enos worked in the motor-racing industry with the Shadow Formula 1 team before joining the entertainment world in 1974 as a “rigger and dogsbody” with a variety show touring Asia. After designing four stages for the Queen’s Jubilee in 1976 and building a stage used by Mohammed Ali in South Shields, he designed his first tent, a big top used at Glastonbury Festival in 1978. Since then he has designed a range of other structures used extensively throughout the UK and the international festival industry.   Perhaps his best known creations are the distinctive multi-peaked Kayam structure, which he conceived in 1988, first deploying it at Glastonbury in 1992, and the Guinness World Record-holding Tensile 1, or Valhalla, mobile stadium, a 16 mast structure with a surface area of 14,510m2, equivalent to a 12,000 capacity arena. He now runs Sheffield-based businesses, Rudi Special Structures Lab Ltd, serving the entertainment, construction and leisure industries.   As part of the book, Enos revisits and recreates in 21st century CAD, designs of legendary structures such as Henry VIII’s temporary palace in the Field of the Cloth of Gold and Kublai Khan’s portable palace. He looks at the importance of fabric-covered structures as statements of status, power and glamour in societies; ranging from Ancient Rome, the Mongol Empire, Medieval and Victorian Britain, to today’s Glastonbury Festival.   “Tents may be considered the oldest form of man-made structure,” says Enos. “When man first moved out of caves, his first house would have been animal hides stretched over small branches. This book describes the history of tents as magnificent buildings, as symbols of power and as inspiration for spectacular architecture. My involvement is obviously at the latter end of that time scale and comes from spending the last 40 years designing, building and installing these monster structures around the world. I was fortunate to be around when the opportunity came along to build what I believe to be the largest single truly portable structure ever built.”   The Sky is Not the Limit is the first in what Enos expects to be a series of three books, which will offer in-depth insight into the techniques of tent design and construction, and a reference into their use at events of every sort.   The Sky is Not the Limit is published by Phaedrus Press, priced £28 and available from Amazon or www.bookoftents.com   Rudi Enos runs Special Structures Lab (SSL) in Sheffield, a collaboration with Glasgow-based structural engineers Alan White Design. He also collaborates with other engineers around the world on many permanently engineered structural fabric roofs for architecture and construction.   www.specialstructures.com
  • Apr 16, 2014
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    Yellowcard Transitions In Concert With Chauvet Professional

    The Legend 230SR Beam and Legend 412 moving heads from CHAUVET Professional provided flexibility to create a lightshow that kept pace with Yellowcard’s eclectic musical mix at the sold out performance at the iconic Lupos Heartbreak Hotel concert hall.
  • Apr 15, 2014
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    AGORA Adds SSL Live To Its Console Portfolio

    “The sound quality reminded me of the high level analogue sound that I was used to”
  • Apr 15, 2014
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    4Wall Partners With Hemsley Lighting Programs

    In addition to the students and members of the 4Wall staff, over 50 industry designers and professionals attended during the review and showcase and more than 100 joined in the reception and design exhibit of the student’s work
  • Apr 15, 2014
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    LMG Takes Delivery Of L-ACOUSTICS K2 Series

    Orlando, FL. – LMG, LLC, a full service provider of video, audio and lighting support, recently added the L-ACOUSTICS K2 line array speaker system to the firm’s audio inventory to support the firm’s corporate event and concert touring divisions. The K2 series is designed with the same superior SPL, LF and throw capability as the well-known and industry benchmark K1 system, but rescaled into a 12” compact and flexible format with a record-breaking performance/weight ratio. The K2 system offers a state of the art rigging system for exceptional accuracy and quick set-up, and can seamlessly combine with K1 for complementary fills, delays and K1-SB and SB28 subwoofers. LMG has a history of success with the K1 system supporting both corporate events and tours, and also offers a wide range of L-ACOUSTICS products including the KARA, KIVA, and KILO speakers. “The K2 lives up to the same high quality standard set by its big brother, the K1, but the compact design and lighter weight opens up a wider range of applications such as ground support, arenas, ballrooms, theaters and stadiums,” said Shane Smith, director of audio services at LMG. “The K2 allows us greater flexibility in what we can offer our clients to support their shows, while continuing to deliver a system that is sonically amazing.”     Photo Caption (left to right): Shane Smith, Director of Audio; Kevin Bridges, Executive Director of Technical Services, and Les Goldberg, CEO/President   LMG has provided video, audio and lighting support for some of the world’s largest conventions and meetings, nationally televised events, international concert tours, and FORTUNE 500 company business presentations.   Founded in 1984 by CEO Les Goldberg, LMG, LLC, is divided into three business segments – show technology, systems integration, and touring - each with a common mission of providing innovative video, audio and lighting solutions and technical expertise through personalized service, high quality technology, and a commitment to continuous improvement. LMG has offices in Orlando, Tampa, Las Vegas, Nashville and Dallas. For more information, visit www.lmg.net.  

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