Singapore - The Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, two mid-sized venues joined by a central atrium and clock tower, have been a part of the region's cultural community since 1862. In 2010 the venues closed for renovation and underwent a four-year restoration process that sought to keep intact the original glamour and beauty of the building while supplying state-of-the-art features in its facilities.

Arup was employed by Singapore's National Arts Council as acoustician and theatre consultants. And a team led by Electronics & Engineering PTE Ltd including Desisti Asia PTE Ltd and Stage Technologies won the contract for the specialist theatre equipment, with Stage Technologies providing the design and supply of the majority of the rigging and automation for both the Theatre and Conce

USA - While Hollywood star Steve Martin and singer/songwriter Edie Brickell might seem an unlikely pairing to write a musical, their shared love of bluegrass music resulted in Bright Star, a story of love and loss in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Delicate reproduction of the bluegrass score was vital to the show's success, which is why sound designer Nevin Steinberg chose an Alcons pro-ribbon sound system.

Bright Star's world premiere took place at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where the combination of the show's music and the theatre's physical attributes lent themselves perfectly to benefitting from Alcons pro-ribbon audio technology.

"We were looking to deliver high resolution sound in a comparatively small theatre and I also needed the flexibility of line array," says Nevin. "I had been introduced to Alcons through trade publicat

UK - The Warehouse Sound Services has been appointed by The National Theatre of Scotland to deliver sound for the theatrical tour of Yer Granny starring Rab C. Nesbitt's Gregor Fisher. The show is currently touring across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Yer Granny, presented by the National Theatre of Scotland, opened at the Kings Theatre Glasgow between the 26-30 May and is now touring Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Eden Court Theatre Inverness, Lyric Theatre Belfast and the Dundee Rep Theatre.

The Warehouse Sound Services hire department was asked by Matt Padden, head of sound for the National Theatre Scotland, to supply the sound equipment for their production using the latest d&b audiotechnik Y-Series loudspeaker system.

The sound design by The Warehouse Sound includes d&b audiotechnik Y7P, Y8 and Y-SUB loudspeakers for front of house and EM Acoustics EMS-51 louds

USA - Martin Audio MLA systems were deployed by 3G Productions on the Main Stage (Kinetic Field) and Stage Two (Circuit Grounds) at the Electric Daisy Carnival NY (EDC) festival to provide consistent coverage front to back and exceptional audio quality to a sea of energetic fans.

Held outside MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, NJ, the fourth EDC NY festival drew an estimated 100,000 fans over two days, appealing primarily to an ultra-high energy, rave-oriented crowd moving nonstop to the rhythms and beats of trance, dubstep, hardstyle, house, hip-hop and new combinations of each.

The extensive line-up of artists ranged from mainstream to underground dance music and far beyond, including notable performances from Carl Cox & Friends, Krewella, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, Hardwell, AfroJack, Andrew Rayel, Brodinski, Calvin Harris, Duke Dumont, DJ Snake, Kaskade and Dixon.

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Qatar - Airstar, inventor of the lighting balloon and provider of lighting solutions for the event industry, deployed 90 Pixocom balloons for the latest edition of Qatar National Day.

Many cultural activities are planned during this national commemoration, which celebrates Qatar's unification and independence, including fireworks, concerts, parades as well as a zoo specially set up for the occasion. The event took place on the outskirts of Doha.

All 90 Pixocom balloons were especially made to measure by Airstar for this event. Despite being designed for rental staging purposes, with dismountable elements, all the lighting balloons were developed with a permanent application in mind, in order to withstand potential sand storms and high winds.

Airstar Dubai, which successfully won the project, was in charge of lighting up the area, under the responsibility of Marcin Michna, de

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