The August 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the August 2019 Issue

It’s a Scorcher!

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • August 2019
  • Editor's Note
• August 9, 2019
As summer comes along, so do the myriad of outdoor shows. From sheds to stadiums, from gridlocked parking lots to asphalt amusement park stages, the one thing we all have in common is this summer’s unprecedented heat. The battle is real, despite what our president is calling a hoax. Last month the OZY Festival in […] Read More...

LD Allison “Blue” Siegel and Walk The Moon

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Debi Moen •
  • August 2019
  • On the Road
• August 9, 2019
THE DESIGN: “Our winter tour needed to fit into various venue sizes, so I created an asymmetrical design to fill bigger rooms without it feeling crowded on smaller stages. At the end of every rehearsal day, the band gave me their notes, and then lead singer Nicolas and I would dig into specific moments. It […] Read More...

August 2019 New Products

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PLSN Staff •
  • August 2019
  • New Products
• August 9, 2019
New products featured in the Aug. 2019 issue of PLSN magazine include ADJ Vizi Wash Z19 Beckhoff Automation eXtended Transport System (XTS) Chauvet Professional Maverick MK3 Profile Elation Proteus Maximus Epson Pro L Laser Projectors High End Systems TurboRay ROE Visual Vanish V8S Transparent LED Screen Tomcat Zig-Zag Truss Upstage Video EZ LED Screen System […] Read More...

The Enchanting Water Works of ‘Luzia’

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Bryan Reesman •
  • August 2019
  • Inside Theater
• August 9, 2019
Each Cirque Du Soleil spectacle has its own special themes, and for one of their most recent touring shows, Luzia, those include air, water, and the flora and fauna of Mexico. The art and culture from south of the border is beautifully displayed in this production full of colorful lighting, costumes, and set design, dynamic […] Read More...

Jennifer Lopez

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • August 2019
  • Production Profile
• August 9, 2019
2019 “It’s My Party” Tour For the Jennifer Lopez “It’s My Party” tour (the artist turned 50 on July 24), you would say the show definitely brings the party to the people… inviting her fans to join it in the process. Lopez, also known as “J-Lo,” is a singer, actress, dancer and producer, and on […] Read More...

Hootie and the Blowfish

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • August 2019
  • Production Profile
• August 9, 2019
2019 Group Therapy Tour Hootie and the Blowfish are back — and it’s like they never left. Their high-energy show is hitting sheds and arenas of all sizes, but if you’re lucky, you see it somewhere where they can load in their “A” rig. “We have an A, B, C, and a D set up,” […] Read More...

Robbie Williams “Live in Las Vegas”

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • August 2019
  • Rockin' the Residency
• August 9, 2019
Robbie Williams’ Live In Las Vegas residency, which kicked off at the Encore Theatre within the Wynn/Encore resort complex in Las Vegas in March, is a perfect match, giving this English singer-songwriter with seven U.K. number 1 singles a chance to perform a Vegas-styled and encore-worthy show to American audiences (although a number of the […] Read More...

Rob Thomas “Chip Tooth” Tour

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Richard Olson •
  • August 2019
  • Wide Focus
• August 9, 2019
Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas recently kicked off his solo “Chip Tooth” tour with a full production design, including lighting programming, handled by Benoit Richard. The production designer has worked with Matchbox Twenty since 2000, and also designed Rob Thomas’ first two solo tours. He serves as production and lighting designer on this outing. Patrick […] Read More...

Coheed and Cambria

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • August 2019
  • Wide Focus
• August 9, 2019
“The Unheavenly Skye” Tour New York based progressive hard rock band Coheed and Cambria, led by Claudio Sanchez (Vocals, Guitar and Keyboards) and including Travis Stever (guitars, vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and Zach Cooper (bass, backing vocals) have a unique story that goes along with their music. Most of their albums having […] Read More...

The Houston Ballet’s Hard Year

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Randi Minetor •
  • August 2019
  • Focus on Theater
• August 9, 2019
Despite losing its home in Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the company never missed a beat. There wasn’t time to spend in shock and despair after Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters receded from the Wortham Theater Center, said Andrew Nielsen, director of production for the Houston Ballet. “Five days after the flood hit, we were re-planning for our […] Read More...

Levitate Music and Arts Festival

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Mike Wharton •
  • August 2019
  • Focus on Festivals
• August 9, 2019
ECLPS Helps Homegrown Event Reach Higher Ground Since its inception in 2013, the Levitate Music and Arts Festival in Marshfield, MA, has grown from a small neighborhood BBQ to become one of New England’s premier grassroots festivals. Originally a local community celebration, the foundation of this event originated from Levitate, a community oriented surf/skate shop […] Read More...

Camp EDC

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Mike Gormley •
  • August 2019
  • Focus on Festivals
• August 9, 2019
Backbone International Keeps the Campers Happy at Massive Las Vegas EDM Event Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returned to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where it has been staged since 2011, from May 17-19, 2019, and Insomniac, owners of the music festival, once again provided an amazing experience for the huge crowds of visitors. EDC is […] Read More...
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