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Tucson, AZ – Set in the vast expanse of the Sonoran Desert in early February, the Gem and Jam Festival has a way of inspiring flights of imagination. Originally an after-party for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the four day electronic music festival, which this year featured stars like The Trancident and The Floozies,  pays tribute to its roots by embellishing its grounds with a captivating and sparkling array...

LOS ANGELES – When Brandon Baruch first heard from a friend about Nick Wylie’s plans to produce the Bataré tour, he realized pretty quickly that this innovative show was something he would like to light. “I tend to gravitate towards projects that require an unconventional design approach,” he said. “So when Nick told me the concept of the piece, I was immediately drawn in by the fusion of styles and...

LONDON, UK – After 14 years, Strictly Come Dancing has become something of a British institution, with millions tuning in every Saturday evening to watch celebrities compete in a televised ballroom dance competition to the backdrop of big band and Latin music. For the latest series of the long-running television show, the show’s lighting designer was once again tasked with creating rejuvenated looks in the studio on a tight budget....

BERGEN OP ZOOM, Holland – Since opening its doors to the public in 2011, the 700-capacity Gebouw-T concert venue in Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands, has been a staple for up-and-coming acts on the Benelux touring circuit. Locally, Gebouw-T also has an important place within the region as a vocational educational centre, with students from the local Zoomvliet technical college responsible for the lighting productions of live gigs. To give students and...

NEW YORK – Every lighting designer knows how important it is to keep tour managers happy. So, when the TM for Animals As Leaders said he wanted to minimize the number of fixtures on the floor package for the band’s 22 city summer tour while still delivering the multi-dimensional looks that the group’s intricate mix of progressive music demands, lighting designer Victor Zeiser took his words to heart. The owner of...