Spring 2021 Vol. 25 No. 1
By Michael Raine
Hotels Live has created a fresh concert model that provides fans with a COVID-safe way to experience live bands, DJ sets, comedy, and even circus shows, using hotel rooms with balconies overlooking a central pool deck, atrium, or courtyard. It’s truly an everybody-wins scenario, and one that requires a unique production design.
By Andrew Leyenhorst
Though it was only open for less than three years, New York City’s Studio 54 is easily the most legendary night club in history. The stories of what went on inside the club, and what it all looked like, are infamous. Paul Mathiesen had a front-row seat for it all, having worked at Studio 54 as a young man, and now he has revisited those extravagant years as the installation technician and lighting designer for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Studio 54: Night Magic exhibit.
By Kevin Young
Although it will still be some time before we’ll experience the energy and sense of community of a “normal” live event, the pandemic has prompted many firms – whose stock in trade is mounting shows, conferences, and events – to innovate relentlessly, and Montreal-based entertainment company Yoop is no exception.
By Michael Raine
It’s been a long and trying year for everyone, but especially for those who work in the live events industries. With this tough situation in mind, for our annual panel of lighting designers and directors, we wanted to find out how people are managing to stay inspired and motivated through the live event shutdowns.
The Super Bowl LV Halftime Show, dvsn at the CityView Drive-In & more
The latest from Canada’s lighting, video & production industries
Your industry events calendar
New products & technologies for the lighting, video & staging markets
David Boisvert & Cleve Sandy
The League of Legends World Championship, New Year’s Eve in Brussels & more
Cover Photo: Hotels Live by Leslie Cyrynowski