light show


Definition of light show 

: a kaleidoscopic display of colored lights, slides, and film loops

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Psychedelic artist Isaac Abrams and his son, Raphael, designed a light show for the Kaatskill Kaleidoscope, the world’s largest kaleidoscope, in a 56-foot-round silo at the Emerson Resort & Spa in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Lynn Freehill-maye, WSJ, "Grain Silos: From Empty Relics to Cultural Landmarks and Luxury Hotels," 29 Aug. 2018 The magical troop was tapped to perform during Wednesday night's results show alongside the famous LED light show dancers of Light Balance. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Illusionists of 'America's Got Talent' Have a Surprisingly Familiar Face In Their Cast," 22 Aug. 2018 With wildfires burning across Northern California this week and triple-digit temperatures expected in the coming days, Cal Fire said a light show rather than fireworks is a great idea. Alyson Ward, Houston Chronicle, "Four things to know for the Fourth of July in Houston," 3 July 2018 Without the dramatic light shows that became commonplace later into Friday evening, Baker's voice, clear and pure, rang out across the thousands. Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eaux Claires IV review: Day 1 music," 7 July 2018 Fireworks And Laser Show At Concerts In The Garden Advertisement Fireworks mixed with Star Wars music and laser light show at Concerts in the Garden in Fort Worth. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "Old 97's head west for Concerts in Garden appearance," 21 June 2018 Onlookers can paddle onto the lake, relax on the Nevada Beach, or take a helicopter ride to see the light show, among other options. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Fireworks, parades and more fireworks! Check out these can’t-miss July 4 celebrations," 27 June 2018 The ceremony kicked off at the 35,000 seat stadium in Pyeongchang with a spectacular pyrotechnic display and light show before the parade of 49 competing nations. Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY, "North, South Korea march under separate flags at Paralympics opening ceremony," 9 Mar. 2018 Fourth of July fireworks may be breathtaking, but Americans hardly have to wait until then for a spectacular light show: the world is constantly aglow, from the depths of the sea to the grass beneath your feet on sticky summer nights. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Why Bioluminescence Evolved to Be Red Light, and Blue," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of light show

1966, in the meaning defined above

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: a display of moving colored lights

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