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21st Annual D.I.C.E Awards Designers Rely on Avolites and Ai for Lighting/Video Control

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• May 11, 2018
LAS VEGAS — For the 21st annual D.I.C.E (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards, honoring innovation in video gaming at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, LD Joshua Schultz worked with Andre Huff of Limelite Design on a lighting and video design controlled by an Avolites Arena console and two Ai R4 Media servers. Read More...

Bubbleworks Celebrates Summer Launch with Large-Scale Bubble Shows & Effects for the Live Events Industry.

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• May 10, 2018
Bubbleworks has announced a worldwide launch in time to kick off the summer festival and event planning season.  Read More...

Juan Ocampo Creates Rogue Looks For Zion & Lennox At Rosemont

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• May 10, 2018
Creative passion doesn’t fade, it just keeps burning more brightly with every passing mile for Reggaeton legends Zion & Lennox. Read More...

TOMCAT & JTE…Stocked Up on The West Coast

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• May 10, 2018
  THOUSAND OAKS, Ca. – If you’re located on or near the west coast, or western Canada, you can now consider TOMCAT and JTE your next door neighbors! Yep, TOMCAT and JTE have just established a new office and warehouse just a stone’s throw from their many customers in the western United States and Canada!  […] Read More...

Club XL Drawing Crowds with Big Acts Lit with Chauvet Professional Fixtures

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• May 9, 2018
HARRISBURG, PA — With its 20-by-35-foot stage, spacious dance floor and national acts like Puddle of Mudd, Club XL has been bringing a new level of nightclub entertainment to Harrisburg, PA since it opened in mid-April. A power-packed lighting design by Mike Chappell and Erik Morra of LumenCUE adds to the venue’s drawing power. The designers make use of a light rig supplied by Assorted Studios that includes Chauvet Professional Maverick and Rogue fixtures. Read More...

PR Lighting Illuminates Mexico’s 8th International Jazz Festival— In Its Entirety

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• May 9, 2018
The International Jazz Festival, now in its 8th edition, took as its setting the emblematic Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City. Read More...

Kieran Healy’s Lighting Rig for “American Idol” Includes Ayrton Ghibli LED Spots

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• May 9, 2018
LOS ANGELES – After 15 seasons on FOX, American Idol moved to ABC this year. The rig from the show’s longtime LD, Kieran Healy, included 50 Ayrton Ghibli LED spot luminaires. The fixtures, sourced via A.C.T Lighting, offer designers a factory-equipped framing system. Most of the fixtures (45) are used for performance lighting; five keylight and backlight the judges. Read More...

CHAUVET Professional Supports Diverse Performances At Anderson President’s Gala

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• May 8, 2018
The term “president’s gala” may conjure up images of staid speeches and a formal dance, but nothing could be further from reality at Anderson University’s South Carolina School of the Arts. Read More...

Old Dominion’s “Happy Endings” Tour Rig Brightens with Elation Fixtures

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• May 8, 2018
NASHVILLE — Old Dominion’s Happy Endings world tour ran from Feb. 1-24 in North America before heading to the U.K. and Ireland and wrapping up with two dates in Australia in mid-March. The shows featured a lighting design by Travis Shirley that relied upon Elation Chorus Line 16 and Cuepix Blinder WW2 fixtures supplied by Nashville-based Morris. Read More...

4Wall’s Wes Bailey Discusses Acquisition of ALPS

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• May 7, 2018
CANTON, MA — 4Wall acquired the assets of Advanced Lighting & Production Services (ALPS) and plans to expand further into the New England market with a new location, 4Wall Boston, based in ALPS' home base in Canton, MA. PLSN recently spoke with Wes Bailey, 4Wall VP of M&A and Product Strategy, about this acquisition as well as the company’s continuing plans for growth. Read More...

Crouse Performance Hall Gets Versatile With CHAUVET Professional

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• May 7, 2018
As assistant technical director for the largest theatrical venue in his area, John Garner has gotten to know people associated with a wide variety of productions. There is one recent visitor, however, who especially stands out when he talks about his 1,729-seat proscenium theatre’s lighting system. Read More...

Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees Include Bob Morrissey, Andrew Polin and LeRoy Bennett

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• May 4, 2018
PAWTUCKET, RI – The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) announced its 2018 inductees, including three honorees in the Technical/Lighting category: Bob Morrissey Andrew Polin and LeRoy Bennett (pictured here, L-R). Before helming Warwick, RI-based East Coast Lighting and Production Services (ECLPS), Morrissey co-founded Polico Lighting with Polin. Bennett, also from Warwick, joined as a tech before launching his career in lighting and production design as a lighting director on Prince’s Dirty Mind tour in late 1980. Read More...

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