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Features

Parnelli Visionary Award Winner Yvan Miron

Kevin M. Mitchell •
  • December 2018
  • Features
• December 9, 2018
Stageline Founder is Making Staging More Efficient and Eco-Friendly I’m sitting in Yvan Miron’s office as he tells his story, and on cue, the clear Québec sky darkens and unleashes a vicious rain. Miron laughs and shakes his head, points out the window, and says, “See? When I decided to do folk festivals and other […] Read More...

Gold Star Product Awards

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

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...

LDI 2018 Show Report

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...

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates 25 Years

Mike Wharton •
  • Features
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
Touring Production Celebrates Inclusiveness, Hip-Hop Vibe Along with Circus Talent This is an against-all-odds kind of story — a story about a young kid who made it happen. It is also the story about the efforts of the producers and designers to bring a show of extraordinary quality and family entertainment value at a ticket […] Read More...

‘Mysterium’ – Steinway to Heaven?

Will Romano •
  • Features
  • October 2018
• October 13, 2018
 Pianist Antonio Artese Channels Alexander Scriabin’s Obsession with Music, Scents and Colors Italian jazz and classical pianist Antonio Artese may be on the verge of fulfilling a 100-year legacy. For performances staged recently in Cremona, Ferrara, Florence and elsewhere in Italy, Artese has been incorporating sights, sounds and aromatics as a nod to Alexander Scriabin’s […] Read More...

Avolites Ai RX8 Servers Drive Large-Scale Projections and LED at Central American and Caribbean Games

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Features
  • Projection Connection News
• August 16, 2018
The 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (CACG) kicked off with a spectacular Opening Ceremony at Barranquilla’s Roberto Meléndez Stadium Read More...

Digital Graffiti

Jim Hutchison •
  • Features
  • July 2018
• July 13, 2018
Annual Event Paints Static and Moving Imagery on Seaside Community’s Architecture Since 2008, the town of Alys Beach, an architecturally distinguished 158-acre planned beachfront community on the Florida panhandle between Panama City and Pensacola, holds an annual event, Digital Graffiti. It’s a competition among an international pool of artists and designers that transforms the white […] Read More...

PLSN’s InfoComm 2018 Show Report

Nook Schoenfeld •
  • Features
  • July 2018
• June 18, 2018
LAS VEGAS - PLSN editor Nook Schoenfeld got a chance to check out the goods on display at InfoComm 2018, and reports back on the highlights at the show, including the mad scientists at Vanguard’s booth; ROE Visual’s floor, LED displays and frames; Triton’s xWave, cable-less Coleder tiles and Nationwide’s subrental solutions, along with more than two dozen other companies bringing new video and LED technologies to the table at this year’s show. Read More...

Upstaging Expands its Video Presence

Mike Wharton •
  • Features
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
Many equipment vendors across the world offer what gear they excel at best. Some offer just lighting, some offer just audio etc. But nowadays it’s become more common for companies to become all service vendors. This is usually due to the fact that clients that normally come to a company for lights might add in […] Read More...

Gareth Emery Brings Laserface to San Francisco

Nick Danger •
  • Features
  • June 2018
• June 4, 2018
Gareth Emery’s stage show, known as Laserface, was a unique presentation with more than 100 lasers deployed within San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The event, staged March 17, requiring the collaboration of four separate vendors from the tightly knit laser community. Shane Martz, owner of Dynamic FX provided lasers and production management expertise. Adam […] Read More...

New King Tut Exhibition Sees the Light

Mike Wharton •
  • Features
  • May 2018
• May 14, 2018
King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, a new six-year, 10-city touring exhibition coinciding with the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb in 1922, opened its doors to the public for the first time at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on March 24. It will remain there through Jan. 6, […] Read More...

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