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Clearwing Productions’ AVL Expo To Return To Phoenix

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• September 14, 2018
  PHOENIX,AZ -​ Clearwing Productions will be hosting AVL Expo on December 4. The second-annual expo will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Over 100 manufacturers will be exhibiting and providing product demonstrations. The free-admission event will showcase professional audio, video, lighting, special FX and rigging products and solutions. Products […] Read More...

Parnelli Awards Nominations Are Now Open!

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• September 14, 2018
LAS VEGAS - Nominations are now being accepted for the next Parnelli Awards ceremony, to be held at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, CA on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Anyone can go to the ParnelliAwards.com site and nominate live event professionals and companies who exemplify the best of the best in our industry. The deadline for Parnelli nominations is Oct. 19, 5 p.m. PST. After the nominations are in, the Parnelli Ballot will be posted in early November and voting will begin. Read More...

Robe Spiiders Step Up for Halsey Tour

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• September 14, 2018
  WORLD – Everyone is talking about Halsey and her “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” world tour – apart from the critical acclaim – and commercial success – of her second album and several emanating singles, the reviews keep raving about the creativity, art and attitude of the highly visual young singer / activist’s live performances. More […] Read More...

Solotech Launches Used Equipment Sales Division Led by Guillaume Gervais

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• September 13, 2018
MONTREAL – Solotech announced the launch of a division devoted to the sale of used equipment on Sept. 13, which will be led by Guillaume Gervais (pictured here), who now serves as the company’s used equipment sales specialist. Read More...

In Memoriam: Terri Nelson, 55

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• September 13, 2018
RIEGELSVILLE, PA — Terri Cooper-Nelson, co-owner and vice president of Nelson Enterprises Theatrical Supply Company and Nelson Custom Case Company, passed away at the Hunterdon Care Center in Flemington, NJ surrounded by friends and family after a battle with cancer on Aug. 28, 2018. She was 55. Born in Flemington, NJ on Oct. 23, 1962 […] Read More...

LD Patrick Dierson Uses Maverick and Rogue Fixtures for Jay Z’s “Made in America” EDM Festival

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• September 13, 2018
PHILADELPHIA - Now in its seventh year, the Jay-Z-curated Made in America EDM festival, staged in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend, featured Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Diplo, Zedd, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Miguel, Pusha T, Fat Joe and Ty Dolla $ign. LD Patrick Dierson lit the performers with Maverick and Rogue fixtures from Chauvet Professional. Read More...

Belmont Students Gain Insight Into Industry With Bandit Lites

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• September 12, 2018
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Belmont University recently held its annual Battle of the Belmont Bands, an event that features an entirely student run production. Open to any current, full-time Belmont students, the Battle of the Belmont Bands and Showcase Series works with up-and- coming student talent, both on and off the stage. As a partner in […] Read More...

In Memoriam: Mark Harmon, 60

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• September 11, 2018
MADISON, TN — Music touring professional Mark Harmon, who served as tour manager, production manager and FOH/monitor engineer for numerous country acts, passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2018. The longtime Nashville area resident was only 60, yet touched countless lives. Born on June 15, 1958 in Lebanon, IN, Harmon graduated from Thomas Carr Howe Community […] Read More...

Events United Supplies Complete Rig for Soulfest With CHAUVET Professional

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• September 11, 2018
  GILFORD, NH – Over 60 worship bands took to the stage at Soulfest in early August. Not all of them were as famous as the festival’s headliners (a group that included for King & Country, Skillet, and Toby Mac.), but each was supported by a lightshow worthy of a star, thanks to a main […] Read More...

BackStage Pass:  Reflections on Life in the Theatre

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• September 11, 2018
  USA – BackStage Pass is thrilled to announce the release of the latest in the ongoing series of video interviews with people who have helped create the history and shape the future of the live entertainment industry.  The interview highlights lighting designer and Tony Award winning Broadway producer Richard Winkler whose career has exemplified […] Read More...

Parnelli Scholarship Program Marks 10 Years

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• September 10, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Many of those who step up to the podium to receive Parnelli Awards are industry veterans with decades of experience. But the Parnelli Awards aren’t just about lauding those behind-the-scenes innovators with a long track record of service. A portion of the proceeds also goes to support students at UNLV’s Entertainment Engineering and Design program. This year marks 10 years since the scholarship program was launched. Read More...

GLP JDC1 Hybrids Out in Force with Sam Hunt

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• September 10, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC – Singer/songwriter Sam Hunt has supported country music legend Luke Bryan on a series of stadium shows this summer, as well as undertaking solo dates, with a stage set conceived by production designer Travis Shirley. To create a three-sided wrap around, the LD used 80+ GLP JDC1 hybrid strobes provided by Premier Global Production. Read More...

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