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The November 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the November 2018 Issue

NAMM, Round 2!

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Terry Lowe •
  • November 2018
  • Publishers Note
• November 12, 2018
Hey! Have you made plans to attend NAMM yet? If you didn’t make it last year, promise yourself that this year, you’ll get out of the cold — wherever you are — and come to the sunny Southern California weather when winter’s at its worst with a chilly 70°F. Ask anyone who attended the last […] Read More...

LDI #30 is a Wrap

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Editor's Note
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
This year, LDI celebrated their 30th anniversary with a great turnout. The show floor was open from Oct 19-21 with close to 400 companies displaying their wares to the 14,000-plus folks in attendance. This year the event, which seems to have found a permanent home in Las Vegas, was moved to the North Hall of […] Read More...

Emily Bornt, Lighting Director with Metric

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Debi Moen •
  • November 2018
  • On the Road
• November 12, 2018
THE DESIGN: “LD Meagan Metcalf is open to her design growing organically, so as lighting director I keep her aesthetic while she gives me some freedom. The music is dynamic, so for the summer tour we played between dramatic shadows and the intense nature of the fixtures, as we couldn’t use haze. The upcoming European […] Read More...

LDI 2018 Show Report

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Features
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
The 30th annual LDI exhibition ran from Oct. 19-21 (with sound system demos Oct. 19-20 and a conference program from Oct. 15-20), filling the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall. Although the North Hall is smaller in overall square footage than the Central and South Halls within the Las Vegas Convention Center, LDI notes that […] Read More...

Gold Star Product Awards

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PLSN Staff •
  • Features
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
For the past year, the staff at PLSN has been checking out every new product that has to do with the live event industry. Along with advances in lighting fixtures, R&D teams have come up with innovations in everything from video systems to hardware and software that aid us in our pursuit of the perfect […] Read More...

Hometown Heroes: Meet the Regional Winners

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • Features
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
Once again, readers of PLSN have nominated and voted on who they consider to be the top regional lighting companies in five U.S. regions plus all of Canada. The six companies profiled here are all winners — after being included in the roster of 36 of the top companies nominated continent-wide in August, they were […] Read More...

The Endless Sky of ‘Pretty Woman’

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Bryan Reesman •
  • Inside Theater
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
Broadway’s latest box office beast took many people by surprise when it immediately began amassing more than $1 million per week in ticket sales. Pretty Woman, the faithful adaptation of the hit 1990 movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, quickly became a hit during its month of previews. Directed by Jerry Mitchell, with a […] Read More...

Godsmack & Shinedown

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • November 2018
  • Production Profile
• November 12, 2018
Designers Breck Haggerty and Carter Fulghum Engage in the Battle of the Pods This summer brought about a couple of hard rocking bands with current hit singles uniting to fill sheds to capacity. Carter Fulghum has been looking after Shinedown since 2011, when they appeared on the Uproar Festival tour. Breck Haggerty has been looking […] Read More...

Fight Night: Khabib vs. McGregor

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Wilson Burke •
  • Lighting for the Camera
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
LD Frank Gatto Lights UFC 229 with Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov he three-time Emmy award-winning Frank Gatto & Associates, based in Boca Raton, FL have built a positive name over the past 38 years in the field of sports lighting. President and owner Frank Gatto, who was a full-time lighting director with television station […] Read More...

Working with Friends

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Richard Olson •
  • Corporate Theater
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
Zunker Production Services Teams with Legacy Production Group on Business Meetings t’s not unusual for designers to form a relationship with one vendor and stick with them throughout their career. All designers have their favorites, though some like to share the wealth. If you have a large firm that does plenty of business, it’s healthy […] Read More...

Shakira “El Dorado” World Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • November 2018
  • Stage Visuals
• November 12, 2018
We caught the final show of Shakira’s El Dorado world tour where the tour ended in September in San Jose, CA. The tour lighting design was done by Paul Normandale (Lite Alternative Design). Just some of Normandale’s credits include Coldplay, Bjork, One Direction, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon and Massive Attack, among so many others. […] Read More...

Cory FitzGerald

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • November 2018
• November 12, 2018
Cory FitzGerald’s career has been on an ever-upwards arc. He hit the ground running when his knowledge of consoles and programming got him gigs that took him all around the world. His work as a troubleshooter for a manufacturer would eventually lead to programming for LeRoy Bennett. His experience and reputation are seen in his […] Read More...

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