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AD CLOSING: July 16, 2003
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SPECIAL REPORT: Sound


CONCERTS

The Dixie Chicks
One of country’s top acts takes to the road with a visually stunning in-the-round set, punctuated by an elaborate LED floor, designed by LeRoy Bennett. Lighting supplied by Upstaging (includes Martin MAC 2000s, VL 2000 series wash and spot luminaires, Icons, Icon board and Wholehog II board, Tomcat truss, CM motors, Reel EFX hazers). Sound by ShowCo--includes Show Console programmable sound board, Prism PA system with about 80 boxes in the four clusters in the air, Clair I/O wireless drive system, Paragon boards for monitors, and Shure microphones. Staging and scenery by Tait Towers, B & R Scenery, Perry Scenic Unlimited. Video by Nocturne--an all digital SDI system with a Pinnacle ACLE PS9000i switcher, 6 doremi playback units, Electrosonic Vector system, and 808 Barcolite I-10 LED panels. Cathy McHugh reports.

ARCHITECTURE

Laban Centre
One of Europe’s leading institutions for dance training, the new state-of the art Laban Centre features an array of dance studios, a 100-seat lecture theatre and a 300 seat theatre. British Harlequin provided all those comfy floors. Vendors include Robert Juliat, ETC, Strand, Thomas, Chroma Q, Doughty Engineering, Allen & Heath, Nexo, Beyer, AKG, Shure, Sony, Tascam, and Denon. Ellen Lampert-Greaux reports.

ON THE ROAD

Rusty Strauss picks his favorite tour stops from around the country. Who’s on the list?

ON AUDIO

Two Views From the Road
John Sibley sings the praises of amplification, and Bruce Yauger explains why the bottom line is more important than the bells and whistles.

ON LIGHTING

Patrick Dierson tries to figure out why one person's bad attitude on a show always seems to attract those pesky little gremlins.

PRODUCT NEWS

A look back at noteworthy products unveiled at Infocomm and a sneak peak at some new gear being unveiled at AES. Products from AiRR Support, Audio Technica, CAD, Cadac, DPA, Digital Projection, Extron, NEC, and Samsung.

CENTERLINE Q&A

Prolific West End sound designer John Leonard of Aura Sound discusses his craft and different working methods on both sides of the pond.

EDDY AWARDS AND BLMC/BSMC WRAP UP

A full wrap up of the EDDYs and the Master Classes with photos.

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PRODUCERS OF:

Broadway Lighting & Sound Master Classes
June 25-29, 2003
New York, New York

The EDDY Awards
June 27, 2003
New York, New York

LDI 2003
November 21-23, 2003
Orlando, Florida