The March 2019 Digital Edition

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Articles from the March 2019 Issue

Nook’s “State of the Business” Address

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • March 2019
• March 7, 2019
I guess the State of the Union Address has been left up to the citizens of the United States to decide what is true and what are alternative facts. It’s not up to us at PLSN to try and figure out whether to believe the president’s quotes or The Washington Post’s rebuttal to what seems […] Read More...

Rachel Mullen, LD for LP

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Debi Moen •
  • March 2019
  • On the Road
• March 7, 2019
THE DESIGN: “It’s a theatrical approach. After speaking with the artist (Laura Pergolizzi, whose stage name is LP) we decided to use the floor package to highlight the band and light the lead singer using more low angles for a more dramatic look to each song. The main statement piece was a backdrop treated with […] Read More...

“Network” on Broadway: Life Inside the Big Screen

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Bryan Reesman •
  • Inside Theater
  • March 2019
• March 7, 2019
Broadway has increasingly gone more Hollywood over the past decade, implementing a greater and greater use of technology at all levels to imbue a more muscular definition to the term, “razzle dazzle.” Between moving lights, irising set pieces and LED walls and video screens, the Great White Way at times feels like it is home […] Read More...

Justin Timberlake “Man of the Woods” World Tour

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Mike Wharton •
  • March 2019
  • Production Profile
• March 7, 2019
LD Nick Whitehouse and Fireplay Illuminate the MOTW Path The Man of the Woods tour, Justin Timberlake’s sixth journey around the world, is now in its third leg, back in North America where the production launched a year ago, kicking off a few weeks after Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII halftime show. LD Nick Whitehouse and […] Read More...

Kacey Musgraves “Oh, What a World” Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • Designer Insights
  • March 2019
• March 7, 2019
At the 2019 Grammy Awards, Kacey Musgraves was honored with wins for her album, Golden Hour, named Album of the Year, along with three other awards: Best Country Album, Best Song (“Space Cowboy”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies.”) We caught Musgraves on her “Oh, What A World” tour, which kicked off Jan. 9, when […] Read More...

A$AP Rocky “Injured Generation” Tour

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Mike Wharton •
  • March 2019
  • Wide Focus
• March 7, 2019
A Tale of Hope Amid Chaos in Three Acts he A$AP Rocky “Injured Generation” tour, which ran in January and February at venues in the U.S. and Canada, presented the member of the A$AP Mob hip hop collective in a vivid show that might be summed up as “controlled chaos.” The shows took the audiences […] Read More...

‘Ella Enchanted’ at Dallas Children’s Theater

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Jim Hutchison •
  • March 2019
  • Theater Production
• March 7, 2019
Lighting and Scenic Design Help Story Cast Its Spell on Viewers of All Ages The entertainment choices in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex are supersized as Texas itself — anything you want to do, you can find someone making that happen, from the music scene of any genre to dance performances, art shows and most genres […] Read More...

The Ocean Collective and Papadosio

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Will Romano •
  • Concert Lighting
  • March 2019
• March 7, 2019
The Light and Shadow of Modern Progressive Rock The thematic framework of two recent concept albums from Germany and the U.S. offers two sides of the same conceptual coin. The German progressive metal act, The Ocean Collective (OC), issued their latest record, Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic, in late 2018, via the Metal Blade label, the first […] Read More...

Media Visions Celebrates 25 Years

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • March 2019
  • Milestones
• March 7, 2019
Along with Milestone, Company Announces Big Plans for the Future Media Visions, with offices in Birmingham, AL and Nashville, TN, is celebrating a big milestone this year as a live production vendor and integration specialist. For 25 years, they have been providing full-scale production for live events as well as integration of equipment into more […] Read More...

Like Father, Like Son

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Angela Marlett •
  • Features
  • March 2019
• March 7, 2019
  LDs Neville and Nesta Garrick have lit two generations of Marleys. Theirs are two families united in a reggae legacy. As Bob Marley rose to stardom, Neville Garrick was right there, coloring the music. As Bob’s sons take their father’s place at the forefront of reggae music, Neville’s son Nesta carries on the family […] Read More...

Adding to the Spectacle

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PLSN Staff •
  • Laser Focus
  • March 2019
• March 6, 2019
Arcadia Spectacular Brings Laser Effects Into the Mix or more than a decade, the art collective known as Arcadia Spectacular, or simply “Arcadia,” has drawn crowds to their DJ booths and dance spaces with monumental sculptures made from recycled parts along with a carnival of special effects ranging from flames and pyro to strobes, CO2, […] Read More...

Ready, Set, Previz!

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Jim Hutchison •
  • March 2019
  • Tech Focus
• March 6, 2019
L8 Announces 2019 Previz Design Challenge Kiev-based lighting design and previz software company L8, led by veteran software developer Dmitriy Giventar, announced a new opportunity for designers to showcase their work and skills last month. For the entire month of March, L8 is giving users the opportunity to try out the company’s L8 previz software […] Read More...

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