The June 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the June 2019 Issue

Thoughts, Prayers and GoFundMe

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PLSN Staff •
  • Editor's Note
  • June 2019
• June 16, 2019
I’ve been saddened by some of the horrific accidents that have taken place in our industry recently. From people dying unnecessarily to gear flying in that could have easily killed someone. Accidents happen, they say…but do they need to, in this day and age? I think not. ‡‡         An Affordable Umbrella I don’t know about […] Read More...

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

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Terry Lowe •
  • June 2019
  • Publishers Note
• June 16, 2019
You know, I really must apologize… Did you know we are closing in on 20 years of continuous publishing? (I’m not apologizing for that.) Through the years, we have done a great job in keeping you informed of the latest advancements in technology. We deep-dive every month to let you know how the people and […] Read More...

LD Nathaniel Beckett and Tribal Seeds

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Debi Moen •
  • June 2019
  • On the Road
• June 16, 2019
DESIGN APPROACH: “Story comes first — I set the mood and atmosphere of every story. Absence of light is as important as lighting a space or subject. Less is more. This tour has multiple pixel-mappable fixtures with plenty of exciting punches from profiles. The side light has been the key for transitions and giving simple […] Read More...

June 2019 New Products

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PLSN Staff •
  • June 2019
  • New Products
• June 16, 2019
Along with a featured listing for Club Cannon’s DMX CO2 Jet MKII, this month’s New Product listings include the ADJ Encore Burst 200, Analog Way LivePremier Aquilon 4K/8K Systems, Astera Helios Tubes, Calibre 4K QuadVision HDMI 4K Scaler-Switcher, Chauvet COLORado Solo Batten 4, ETC PhaseAdept, Pangolin Beyond Software with Kinetic Target Plugin and Whirlwind DesignPRO 2.0 […] Read More...

To ‘Hadestown’ and Back

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Bryan Reesman •
  • Inside Theater
  • June 2019
• June 16, 2019
Director Rachel Chavkin loves to push boundaries and usurp expectations on stage. Her new show, Hadestown, is singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s updated musical retelling of the Orpheus myth that clashes a timeless New Orleans setting up against an industrial vision of Hell. Scenic designer Rachel Hauck and lighting designer Bradley King (both represented among the 14 […] Read More...

The 1975 North American Tour 2019

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • June 2019
  • Production Profile
• June 16, 2019
Pop/rock band The 1975, from Manchester, U.K., are out on tour in support of their third consecutive #1 album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. We caught the band for a two-night stand in San Francisco. The band consists of Matthew Healy (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass), and George […] Read More...

CHVRCHES ‘Love Is Dead’ Tour 2019

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • Designer Insights
  • June 2019
• June 16, 2019
Chvrches are currently out on their Love is Dead tour in support of their 2018 album of the same name. The Glasgow, Scotland synth-pop band consist of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. We caught the band at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on April 19, in front of one of their largest audiences of the […] Read More...

Gabriel Fraboni

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Mike Wharton •
  • June 2019
  • PLSN Interview
• June 16, 2019
Designing Distinctive Visuals — and a Unique Career… Gabriel Fraboni was practically born and bred in live entertainment production. From a very early age, he knew he wanted to be in the music business “somehow, someway,” and he was determined to learn whatever was necessary for his success. His process is considerably traditional for the […] Read More...

Lasers and the Electric Daisy Carnival 2019

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Mike Wharton •
  • June 2019
  • Laser Focus
• June 16, 2019
With Audience Scanning and High Power, Laser Shows are in Full Flower… The people at Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc. and Kvant Lasers just finished working with visual designer Gabriel Fraboni and laser production experts Laser Image Netherlands to help create what is possibly the largest outdoor audience scanning show ever attempted in the U.S. for […] Read More...

‘August Rush: The Musical’

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Randi Minetor •
  • Focus on Theater
  • June 2019
• June 16, 2019
Behind the Scenes at a Pre-Broadway Premiere… Magical realism has long been theater’s specialty, portraying a modern world while adding elements that cross over into the mystical, surreal, or even impossible. Titles like Brigadoon, Angels in America, and Prelude to a Kiss all originated on stage and straddled the line between grounded reality and fantastical […] Read More...

Wet Electric Festival Celebrates 10 Years

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Bobby Boyer •
  • Festival Spotlight
  • June 2019
• June 16, 2019
An EDM festival that takes place in the water, where fans splash around in a 2.5 million gallon wave pool? Welcome to Wet Electric, a novel (and totally fun) entertainment concept that almost sank before it ever got started, since officials in Phoenix, AZ were understandably concerned about the idea of mixing H2O with the […] Read More...

KAOS Dayclub and Nightclub

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Mike Gormley •
  • June 2019
  • Nightclub Focus
• June 16, 2019
Chaos has erupted in the desert. To be more specific, KAOS has erupted in Las Vegas. The new 100,000 square-foot day and night club opened in early April launching itself to the forefront of the party scene. With nearly $700 Million in recently completed renovations by the Palms Casino, KAOS is the center attraction drawing […] Read More...
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