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In Memoriam: ETC Co-Founder and CEO Fred Foster, 61

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• February 8, 2019
MIDDLETON, WI - Fred Foster, ETC co-founder and CEO, died Feb. 8 at age 61. He had been fighting cancer since 2015. At ETC, Foster is remembered as a visionary, an innovator, and a role model, the basis for a company culture renowned as being people-focused and friendly. "His ideas were big, and his heart bigger," the company noted, in a statement. Read More...

Harmonic and Elation Accent Knoxville’s Inaugural Lessons & Carols

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• February 8, 2019
KNOXVILLE – When Shoreline Church, Hope Fellowship Church and City Church, all in Knoxville, Tennessee, came together on December 9th for a special night of scripture and song called Lessons & Carols, Harmonic Audio and Concert Productions of Chattanooga accentuated the evening with mood-generating lighting using their inventory of Elation Professional lighting. More details from […] Read More...

Westview Productions Makes First Pledge-a-Service Donation to Behind the Scenes

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• February 7, 2019
  ANAHEIM – At the recent NAMM Show, Westview Productions presented a check for $5,162.32 to Behind the Scenes as their first donation to the charity as a new Pledge-a-Service Partner. Westview is an entertainment, energy, and immersive technology solutions firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Their unique project process encompasses all aspects of design that […] Read More...

US Department of Energy Proposes Dangerous Rollback of Energy-Saving Light Bulb Standards 

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• February 6, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC — The Department of Energy today proposed a rollback of energy efficiency standards for the light bulbs designed to fill about 2.7 billion of America’s lighting sockets, nearly cutting in half the number of bulbs to be covered by its 2020 energy-saving rules. More details from The Natural Resources Defense Council (www.nrdc.org): The proposal […] Read More...

Cornerstone AV Invests in HES Sola Series

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• February 6, 2019
  AUSTIN – Cornerstone AV has invested in High End Systems’ Sola series of automated LED luminaires, adding 50 flagship SolaFrame 3000s to its rental inventory. The HES gear was deployed immediately, illuminating three nights of ‘A Kurt Bestor Christmas’ in nearby Salt Lake City. Michael Frantz, lighting department supervisor of the American Fork, UT […] Read More...

HIBINO USA Acquires TLS Productions

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• February 5, 2019
  ANN ARBOR, Mich.– Hibino USA, a division of Hibino Corporation of Japan, today announced that it has acquired longtime audio, lighting and rigging company, TLS Productions (TLSP) of Ann Arbor, Mich. The joint announcement was made by executives of both companies. More details from TLS (https://tlsproductionsinc.com/): TLSP (formerly a part of Tobins Lake Studios […] Read More...

CSD Group Uses CHAUVET Professional Moving Fixtures to Create Versatile Lighting At Harris Creek Church

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• February 5, 2019
  MCGREGOR, TX – On Sunday morning October 14, Harris Creek Baptist Church opened a new addition to its campus outside Waco, Texas. Sleek and modern with wide open spaces and teakwood floors, the building features a spacious worship area with graded auditorium seating, a curved stage, a state-of-the-art audio system, and 33 Maverick and […] Read More...

LightParts Celebrates 15 Years of Business

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• February 4, 2019
AUSTIN - LightParts Inc., the parts and repair source for entertainment lighting, is celebrating 15 years of business. Pictured here are Robert Mokry and Don Pugh, who founded LightParts in Jan. 2004. LightParts now stocks over $1M of parts and employs 10 full-time employees at their 6,700 square-foot headquarters in Austin, TX. Read More...

ESTA’s 2019 Plugfest Dates Announced!

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• February 4, 2019
  WESTLAKE, Tx. – The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest, the event where manufacturers and developers test their lighting products for network interoperability, is scheduled to take place from July 19 to July 21, 2019 at the D/FW Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas. This is the 17th version of this informal testing laboratory, and it is […] Read More...

ADJ Lights Up NAMM 2019

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• February 4, 2019
  ANAHEIM – It was hard to miss ADJ’s booth at the recent NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Positioned in a commanding location at the end of a wide aisle, its lighting and video display attracted a steady stream of visitors who kept the ADJ team busy demonstrating products and answering questions throughout the whole […] Read More...

Seattle Crowds Ring in New Year at Space Needle Lit with Elation and Acclaim Lighting Fixtures

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• February 4, 2019
SEATTLE – Seattle revelers rang in the New Year at the city’s iconic Space Needle with a fireworks show and lighting display that made use of Elation and Acclaim lighting fixtures. Illuminate Production Services (IPS) was responsible for the lighting aspect of the event. The setup included Elation's all-weather Proteus Hybrid and Proteus Beam fixtures, which stood up to some wildly inclement weather. Read More...

TMELED Invests in Robe

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• February 4, 2019
  PLANO, TX – TMELED is the equipment rental division of creative event and production specialists Time Matters Entertainment (TME) based in Plano, north Texas and headed by Randy Cline. More details from Robe (www.robe.cz): Randy decided in the last year to make a substantial investment in over 50 Robe moving lights which were purchased […] Read More...

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