Articles from the September 2019 Issue

Old Forester’s Paristown Hall

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Jim Hutchison •
  • Installations
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Kentucky Center’s Performing Arts Venue Draws Crowds with Nightclub Energy Kentucky is widely known for bluegrass, bourbon, and breeding world-class horses, and cities like Lexington and Louisville are burnishing their already impressive reputation for producing world-class arts, music, and production. The Louisville-based Kentucky Center, a forward-thinking organization that produces a wide variety of entertainment and […] Read More...

Doug Pope, a Career Retrospect

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Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • PLSN Interview
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
One of the Founding Fathers of Concert Touring Reflects on His Long Career “Every moment is a learning moment,” Doug Pope says. “I have a strong passion to teach or at least pass along any information I have to anyone who wants to learn. When I started working for Neil [Diamond], I was on the […] Read More...

An Interview with Andrew Dunning

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Jim Kumorek •
  • PLSN Interview
  • September 2019
• September 10, 2019
Lighting Consultant for Corporate and House of Worship Clients If you mention lighting design taking place in houses of worship to those not engaged with that genre, you may receive a dismissive attitude from envisioning unsophisticated work. When first entering the lighting industry several decades ago, that might have described the viewpoint of Andy Dunning, […] Read More...

Henry Bordeaux

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • NextGen
  • September 2019
• September 9, 2019
In PLSN’s continuing NextGen series, where we introduce you to people who seem destined to be Parnelli nominated players in the future of the live event industry, please meet Henry Bordeaux. Henry is certainly a jack-of-all-trades, but has become a reputable tour manager over an 18-year career. His latest gig is managing Tyler the Creator […] Read More...

The Buyers Guide on Moving Beam Fixtures

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Buyer's Guide
  • September 2019
• September 9, 2019
Moving beam fixtures took the live event business by storm a few years back. Everyone got on the bandwagon, and tons of discharge lights came into play with the R-Series of lamps. Now, with the advent of hybrid fixtures and LED technology, the Moving Beam as we know it has changed. It’s shrunk in size […] Read More...

1000 words with Emily Bornt

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Michael S. Eddy •
  • 1000 Words With...
  • September 2019
• September 9, 2019
Lighting Designer/Director/Programmer Emily Bornt has been steadily building her career as a lighting designer/director/programmer for concert touring over the last few years and many are taking notice of her work. After earning a BFA in theatrical design from Adelphi University, Bornt freelanced in theater, corporate, television and live concert production work, becoming a member of […] Read More...

Khalid ‘Free Spirit’ World Tour

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Steve Jennings (Photos and Text) •
  • Designer Insights
  • September 2019
• September 9, 2019
Singer-Songwriter Khalid (Khalid Donnel Robinson), whose 2016 debut single, “Location,” has reached quadruple platinum status, is out touring arenas in support of his second studio album, Free Spirit, released in April. The design team behind the tour are Baz Halpin (show director and co-show designer) and Alex Reardon (co-show designer and lighting designer), both from […] Read More...

Mad Alchemy

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Will Romano •
  • Projection Design
  • September 2019
• September 9, 2019
The Magic Elixir of Light Mystical tomes have been written about both visionaries and charlatans in their quasi-scientific pursuit to unlock the mysteries of the universe and discover the magic elixir of life. In crudest terms, alchemical process is, and was, an occult method of combining two ingredients, which results in a new, third element. […] Read More...

Apollo 50

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Mike Wharton •
  • Projection Mapping
  • September 2019
• September 9, 2019
Projection-Mapped Visuals Celebrate 50 Years Since Man First Walked on the Moon n late July, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum treated the public to a five-night celebration of 50 years since man first stepped foot on the moon with large-scale projection-mapped images on the Washington Monument. On July 16, 17 and 18, from […] Read More...

LightParts

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Richard Olson •
  • Company 411
  • September 2019
• September 9, 2019
After 15 Years, this Company is Still the Best Source for Finding Parts and/or Fixing Gear LightParts has had their little niche down in Austin, TX for 15 years now. That’s fixing stuff and finding parts for other folks to fix their gear. That’s a lot of light fixtures, consoles and smoke machines, not to […] Read More...

Beast Coast “Escape from New York” Tour

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Mike Wharton •
  • September 2019
  • Wide Focus
• September 9, 2019
Noted hip-hop artists Joey Bad$$ and Flatbush Zombies, friends who grew up together in Brooklyn, joined forces to create Beast Coast in 2012. This year, they released their debut album, Escape From New York, and teamed up with The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly on a month-long tour that shared […] Read More...

High End Systems TurboRay

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Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Road Tests
  • September 2019
• September 9, 2019
I had a pal of mine call me last month and ask if we’d seen the TurboRay yet. I mentioned that I had seen one at a trade show, but wasn’t sure what it was really capable of yet. He exclaimed, “Man, you need to get yourself a demo ASAP, this fixture is so much […] Read More...
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