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Matt Calabrese Goes Rogue On Kung Fu Tour

WASHINGTON – Matt Calabrese says he thrives on spontaneity. Good thing too. As lighting designer for the increasingly popular and much traveled progressive funk jam band Kung Fu, his career has taken him on a wildly original, and thoroughly enjoyable, ride. Every show is a new adventure for the Connecticut-based LD, not just as a […]

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Squeek Lights Goes Rogue For August Burns Red

NEW YORK  – Grammy-nominated August Burns Red kicked off its winter tour on January 5 in support of its seventh studio album Phantom Anthem. From Montreal, where the tour began, to the House of Blues in San Diego and everyplace in between, fans are packing venues to immerse themselves in the band’s raw and powerful […]

Conga Room-LA Live Gets Camera-Friendly With CHAUVET Professional

LOS ANGELES – The Conga Room-LA Live isn’t photographed and videoed quite as often as the celebrities who frequent the nightlife, concert, and private event venue, but it comes very, very close. Located directly across the street from the Staples Center, the sleekly designed 1000-capacity multi-room site regularly hosts press conferences, after parties and other […]

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Chauvet To Hold Singapore Open House

SINGAPORE – Chauvet invites dealers, integrators, designers and other lighting professionals throughout Asia to the company’s first open house in Singapore. Held at the Four Points Sheraton on the ionic Singapore River, the event takes place on Tuesday February 27 from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and is followed by a sit-down dinner. Visitors to […]

Little Dragon Roars With Pyxis

The Swedish electro four-piece band Little Dragon enjoyed a wild ride in 2017, as their heavy ethereal beats and synth-driven hooks have garnered them a following on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as slots at the Coachella and Bestival festivals. Reflective of the band’s stratospheric surge in popularity is the new power-packed lighting […]

Lighting Drum Roll

Whether it’s the unveiling of Academy Award nominees or the introduction of a sports team’s newest star, in our media-driven age even the announcements preceding major events are becoming events in themselves. This trend has created a new opportunity for lighting designers, as event organizers look for ways to make their announcements stand out. Angel […]

Steve Lieberman: On Club Lighting

Steve Lieberman’s club lighting designs will often vary in their scope and underlying concept, but regardless of their ultimate look, there is always a powerfully intense emotional force that runs through them. For this Los Angeles-based designer, lighting a club isn’t merely about creating sleek, stylish looks. At a more fundamental level, his aim is […]