News

NYC Centers for Live Entertainment Go Dark in July 13 Blackout

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• July 14, 2019
NEW YORK - The 2019 NYC Blackout had a much smaller impact on the city as a whole than the outage that struck exactly 42 years earlier, on July 13, 1977. Even so, New York’s busy live entertainment scene took a direct hit from the loss in power, which struck just before 7 p.m. on a midsummer Saturday night. It turned Times Square dark and forced the cancellation of events planned at Broadway theaters, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center and J-Lo's concert at Madison Square Garden. Read More...

Nic Vazquez Showcases Willow Crystal Lake’s Acoustic Weekend with CHAUVET Professional

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • News
• July 12, 2019
As one of the lighting designers at a dynamic and active house of worship, Nic Vazquez is accustomed to creating live production designs. It’s something he helps facilitate every week at Willow Crystal Lake. Recently, Vazquez had to dig especially deep into this well of experience, when he had to adopt a different mindset by lighting the church’s first all-acoustic service in its new building. Read More...

Chon Tours with Squeek Lights-Supplied Elation Fixtures

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Featured Slider
  • News
• July 12, 2019
ROTHBURY, MI – Prog rock instrumentalists Chon embarked on a coast-to-coast tour this summer in support of their third album, the self-titled Chon, released on June 7. Squeek Lights provided a rig that included Elation Dartz 360 LED moving heads and SixBar 1000 LED battens. Read More...

The Who Tours with Astera Titan Tubes

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Featured Slider
  • News
• July 12, 2019
NEW YORK - The Who’s 2019 Movin’ On tour will be following up on an 11-show trek at U.S. venues in May with more than 20 shows in the U.S. and Canada in September and October. LD Tom Kenny specified 42 Astera Titan Tubes as an integral part of the rig supplied by PRG, VER and Showcat. Read More...

JDI Productions Supports New Found Glory Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Featured Slider
  • News
• July 12, 2019
CRANSTON. RI - New Found Glory (NFG) once again turned to lighting production company JDI Productions Inc. for an assist with their 34-show “From The Screen To Your Stereo To Your Town” trek across North America. JDI Productions LD Megan Alksninis' rig includes six Mega-Lite Circa Scoop LEDs and six XS LED Strobe RGB fixtures. Read More...

Motionless in White and Atreyu Lit with Chauvet Professional Fixtures

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • News
• July 11, 2019
KNOXVILLE, TN - Metalcore rockers Motionless in White (MIW) and Atreyu joined forces for their co-headlining Spring Invasion tour that included venues across the U.S. in April and May. The lighting design by Megan Alksninis of JDI Productions included eight Chauvet Professional Rogue R1 FX-B fixtures. Read More...

VL2600 Profiles impress at Cleveland Orchestra

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Featured Slider
  • News
• July 11, 2019
The compact, feature-rich VL2600 Profile luminaire from Vari-Lite, a Signify entertainment lighting brand, met some crucial needs for lighting designer Alexander V. Nichols in his design for a production of Richard Strauss’s comic opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, by the renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Read More...

Bandit Lites Founder, Michael T. Strickland, to be Awarded Parnelli Visionary Award

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Featured Slider
  • News
• July 10, 2019
The Parnelli Awards, the live entertainment industry’s premier awards show, has announced that Bandit Lites founder and Chair, Michael T. Strickland, is the 2020 winner of the Parnelli Visionary Award. Read More...

Sabre Structures Joins Prolyte as a Distributor

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • News
• July 10, 2019
Prolyte Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of hardware products and structural solutions for the event and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Houston entrepreneur, Craig Koopersmith, to distribute Prolyte products under the name of Sabre Structures. Read More...

ETC Lights Sue the T. Rex – a Different Kind of Diva

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Featured Slider
  • News
• July 9, 2019
ETC Lights Sue the T. Rex - a Different Kind of Diva Read More...

Corey Easterbrook and CHAUVET Professional Create Balanced Looks at RELIABILITY Conference

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Featured Slider
  • News
• July 8, 2019
The RELIABILITY Conference that was held this May at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue spotlighted innovative strategies and technologies companies can use to drive production, lower costs and create a culture of success within their organizations. Read More...

Bandit Lights Peter Frampton’s Farewell Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • Featured
  • Featured Slider
  • News
• July 8, 2019
Bandit Lites is honored to be providing the lighting for the Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM Read More...
The Latest News and Gear in Your Inbox - Sign Up Today!

Check Out Some Past PLSN Issues