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Chauvet Opens French Subsidiary

PARIS – Chauvet, a leading global supplier of entertainment and architectural lighting, has announced the opening of Chauvet France, a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Paris. The new facility is responsible for directly distributing and supporting the company’s brands: CHAUVET Professional, CHAUVET DJ and Iluminarc in France. For Chauvet, previously distributed by third parties in France […]

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CHAUVET Professional Pumps Up Podium Victorie

ALKMAAR, Holland – As part of their recent move to expand Podium Victorie’s audience capacity, the owners of the cult Dutch club recently decided to move to an all-new inner city location. To make the move complete, the venue’s owners wanted to install a state-of-the-art lighting rig to provide visiting bands with the most modern […]

Counting Crows Fly With STRIKE 1

A sense of expectation runs like an open road through the flowing music of Counting Crows. The multi-platinum band’s songs don’t play out, as much as they unfold, taking listeners on a journey that holds out the promise of something new happening just around the bend. Mike Zielinski, the band’s longtime lighting designer, captured this […]

On The House Dinah Miller, Brooklyn Steel

It isn’t easy to make waves in New York’s intense and crowded live music scene, but when Bowery Presents, the owners of several of the city’s top drawing concert venues, opened Brooklyn Steel in April, everyone in the Big Apple took notice. Located in a cavernous former steel plant in Brooklyn’s hip Williamsburg section, the […]

Travis Shirley: Harmonious Light

Overly complicated fixtures rarely find their way into a Travis Shirley rig. By his own admission, this Houston-based designer’s lights of choice are usually “meat and potatoes.” Admittedly, this may come as a surprise to anyone who’s seen the stunning looks he’s created for longtime client Enrique Iglesias on the singer’s current world tour with […]

The Complexities of Color

Theatrical lighting designers have never had more power to choose colors, even to the point of subtly changing hues on the fly during a show. However, with this capability comes a responsibility says Cory Pattak, the host of the popular design focused podcast “in 1: the podcast.” Now that they are freed from the task […]