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Look for the Technologies for Worship team at LDI 2017!

Chauvet Names John Castelino Vice President of Global Marketing

John Castelino has been appointed Vice President of Global Marketing at Chauvet. In his new position, Castelino will be responsible for Chauvet’s entire brand portfolio which includes: CHAUVET Professional, CHAUVET DJ, ILUMINARC, TRUSST and ChamSys.

Castelino joins Chauvet after a distinguished career at Stanley Black & Decker, where he served as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. During his time at Stanley Black & Decker, Castelino led some of the company’s largest brand portfolios such as DEWALT and Mac Tools.

“John’s experience, leadership and passion for brand building make him a valuable addition to our management team,” said Berenice Chauvet, shareholder and senior advisor to Chauvet. “We have built Chauvet into a leading and trusted name in the entertainment and architectural lighting industries. The insights and expertise that John brings to the table will help us take our company to the next level.”

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ADJ Heads to LDI 2017 With Two Innovative New Video and Lighting Product Ranges

Since 1988 Live Design International (LDI) has welcomed lighting and video professionals from around the globe to its annual trade show and conference. ADJ will once again have a significant presence at the 2017 show, debuting two pioneering new product ranges as well as showcasing other exciting new recent additions to the company’s expansive portfolio of lighting, video and effects equipment.

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TC Furlong Hosts 7th Digital Console Expo

TC Furlong will hold its 7th Annual Digital Console Expo on Tuesday, December 5 between 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Moody Church in rooms #107/108, 1635 N LaSalle Street, Chicago. Manufacturers include: Allen & Heath, Ashly, Avid, Behringer/Midas, DiGiCo, Presonus, Roland, SSL, Waves, and Yamaha.

Several manufacturers of complementary digital products have been added this year including LINK, Luminex, Whirlwind, Rapco, and Audinate.

Attendance to the Digital Console Expo is free of charge, but advanced registration is required. To pre-register, visit http://bit.ly/2hA7UiG.

Snacks and beverages will be provided and a raffle held for prizes and giveaways.

The Moody Church is easily accessible by public transportation with several pay lots. Limited street parking is available in the area.


Renkus-Heinz Wins Converts at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church


St. Mary Magdalene Parish's first mass was held at the Apex Middle School in 1999, and until recently, the school gymnasium remained the congregation's makeshift sanctuary. While grateful to its host, the congregation needed a home of its own. At last, after two years of construction, the lovely new St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church opened its doors this year, welcoming a capacity crowd of about 1,450 congregants. To worshippers' delight, every word spoken from the pulpit and every note performed by the band and choir could be clearly heard, thanks to a new Renkus-Heinz ICONYX IC2 sound system designed and installed by Cary, North Carolina, design/build AV systems integration firm AVCON Inc.

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Proteus™ Bridge of Light for Reformation Anniversary in Worms, Germany

LD Thomas Gerdon finds lighting solution in powerful IP65 Proteus Hybrid™
It has been 500 years since Martin Luther sparked the Reformation and the German city of Worms, which played a central role in the movement, has been marking the event throughout the year. From October 27th to November 1st, a spectacular "Ecumenical Bridge of Light" was cast between the city’s St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Luther Church using Elation Professional Proteus Hybrid™ moving heads.

Lighting designer Thomas Gerdon was contacted by the city to connect the lofty Catholic Cathedral with the Protestant Luther Church in a bridge of light intended to express the bond between Catholics and Protestants. “Even though they are separate religions, they are still connected by the Christian faith,” Gerdon says of the reason behind the project. “The bridge of light was meant to visualize this connection as a symbolic meeting of the two great faiths in partnership.”

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John Stiernberg 1951-2017

John Stiernberg, 66, President and Founder of Stiernberg Consulting, passed away November 11, 2017, after a months-long battle with cancer.

A Chicago area native, John was deeply committed to his college sweetheart and wife of 45 years, the former Jeanne Broughton. Together they founded Stiernberg Consulting in 1993, a seminal business development consultancy within the music, audio-video, and entertainment technology industry. Despite his influential role as a guiding force behind many of the industry's success stories, John maintained an intentionally understated, behind the scenes profile to keep the spotlight on his clients.

An accomplished bluegrass and gospel musician, John was an ardent music lover and aficionado, with an encyclopedic knowledge that spanned multiple genres and eras. He embraced technology with equal fervor, cultivating a keen insight and understanding of consumer and professional technologies. But it was John's business acumen that informed his work, guiding the CEOs and business trajectories of the industry's dominant players and rising stars.

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PreSonus Commercial Division Helps Bellerose Assembly of God Deliver Clarity of Message

As a non-denominational Christian House of Worship, Bellerose Assembly of God seeks to impact and renew its congregation with the transforming message of Jesus Christ through words and actions. With a casual atmosphere that helps put people at ease, church management wanted to ensure their message was reaching everyone with a high degree of clarity. To address this challenge, they recently upgraded their sound reinforcement system—drawing upon loudspeakers from the WorxAudio catalog of Baton Rouge, LA-based PreSonus Audio Electronics.

Audio Design Group of Ronkonkoma, NY, a design / build firm that is actively engaged in the House of Worship market and also operates production and rental divisions, was contracted to design and deploy a new sound reinforcement system for Bellerose Assembly of God. After meeting with church officials to ascertain their goals for the new sound system, company owner Phil Christie designed a system that incorporates a WorxAudio X3i-P all-in-one compact line array, two TL118SSi-P subwoofers, four W-8Ai and two W-12Ai enclosures from the company’s Wave Series product group. Christie discussed the project.

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