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ETCP Announces Changes To Portable Power Distribution Technician Eligibility Requirements

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• August 1, 2018
NYC – After an extensive survey of stakeholders, employers, and subject matter experts, it was determined that candidates could acquire the foundational knowledge and skills to qualify to sit for the Portable Power Distribution Technician examination with a less stringent work requirement. Effective immediately, the ETCP Certification Council has lowered the eligibility requirements for candidates […] Read More...

Bandit Lites And Lumina Design Light Up Chic 2018

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• August 1, 2018
Thousands of students descended on the University of Tennessee for CHIC, a five day centering on worship, transformation and fun Read More...

Hometown Hero Nominations Now Open!

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• August 1, 2018
LAS VEGAS - Each year, PLSN honors regional lighting production companies with our Hometown Heroes awards, honoring top regional lighting production companies in six regions across North America: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest and Canada. Nominations are now open! We invite you to let us know who you think is worthy of stepping up to the podium at the next Parnelli Awards to be honored as Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year. Read More...

HES SolaFrame 750s Color the Rainbow Kitten Surprise Tour

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• July 31, 2018
OMAHA, NE - Indie pop/folk rock band Rainbow Kitten Surprise are touring with High End Systems’ SolaFrame 750s as the focal point of their production. Described as Kings of Leon meets Modest Mouse, the North Carolina band is selling out venues on their 2018 tour, “How to: Friend, Love, Freefall.” Cour Design’s Erik Anderson and Gordon Droitcour of Nashville designed the show, specifying the SolaFrame 750 LED automated fixtures from tour vendor 4Wall Entertainment for its wide range of features in a compact unit. Read More...

Slightly Stoopid Is Out For The Summer With Bandit Lites

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• July 31, 2018
American rock band Slightly Stoopid is bringing the party to the people with their “Schools Out for Summer Tour" Read More...

Sponsors Embrace Second Year of Parnelli Awards at NAMM

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• July 30, 2018
ANAHEIM, CA – With a 7.6 gain in attendees (to 115,085), a nine percent rise in exhibitors (to 1,931) and the first-ever Parnelli Awards ceremony held during the event, 2018 was a banner year for the NAMM Show. And with solid support from both new and returning Parnelli Awards sponsors, the 18th annual Parnelli gala, set for Jan. 25, 2019, is shaping up to further establish the new tradition of the Parnelli Awards staged during NAMM. Read More...

CHAUVET Professional 5th Annual Student Lighting Showcase Creates Learning Experience

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• July 30, 2018
The Montalbán hosted the CHAUVET Professional Student Lighting Showcase. Read More...

Fyre Festival Organizer Pleads Guilty to Additional Charges for Bogus Ticket Sales

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• July 27, 2018
NEW YORK — Billy McFarland’s Fyre Festival, originally set up as a two-weekend event in the Bahamas in late April and early May 2017, ended up costing 80 investors close to $26 million. After pleaded guilty to related fraud charges in March, McFarland, who faced up to 40 years in prison, was expected to get between eight and 10 years in a plea deal. But wait, there’s more. Read More...

Megan Alksninis Gets Colors On For New Found Glory with CHAUVET Professional

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• July 27, 2018
New Found Glory goes out to support their new album with a wildly energetic national tour. Read More...

City Theatrical’s QolorFLEX LED Dimmers Used in Award-Winning Starry Sky at the Eccles Theatre

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• July 27, 2018
The QolorFLEX 4x2.5A Dimmers are providing the dimming control for the award-winning starry sky ceiling feature at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater Read More...

Genetic Productions Lights R.LUM.R at Bonnaroo with Elation Fixtures

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• July 27, 2018
MANCHESTER, TN - Genetic Productions provided gear, crew and the lighting design for R.LUM.R’s Bonnaroo performance. LD Zac Coren lit R.LUM.R, a former classical guitarist who went from Bonnaroo attendee to performer within a two-year span. Working with Genetic Productions president Andrew Sparks, Coren lit R.LUM.R with a variety of Elation fixtures including Artiste DaVinci, Dartz 360, Paladin and ACL Curtain batten fixtures. Read More...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Heads Out in Style

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• July 26, 2018
NASHVILLE – For Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour," which runs from May through December, LD Jonny "Tosar" Tosarello wanted to create a look that was as epic as the iconic Southern Rock band itself. He succeeded in doing just that with help from a collection of 28 Chauvet Professional Rogue R2 Wash fixtures supplied by Premier Global Productions. Read More...

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