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Living with Danger

The nightclub tragedy in Rhode Island has forced us all to take a hard look at pyrotechnics and indeed all safety issues in the entertainment industry. Being on the road myself as a technical director, I've already received a phone call from a date we have in that state next month. We have no actual pyrotechnics in the show, but we do have live fire. As I attempted to convince the venue that our fire was safe and up to code, it occurred to me that safety was not the issue as much as

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