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Rocky Paulson to Receive ESTA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award

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• February 12, 2019
NYC – Rocky Paulson will become the third recipient of the ESTA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on March 20th in Louisville, Kentucky. The award will be presented at the conclusion of the New World Rigging Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Louisville at 5:15pm, and attendance is open to all. More details from ESTA (www.esta.org): The […] Read More...

Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show Lighting Includes Elation Rayzor 760 Fixtures

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• February 12, 2019
ATLANTA – Elation Professional’s Los Angeles-based staff may have been rooting for the Rams, who lost to the New England Patriots, but they could still cheer on the performance of their Rayzor 760 LED wash/beam light fixtures during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Production and lighting designers Bruce Rodgers and Bob Barnhart included the fixtures in the show featuring Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi, seen by more than 70,000 in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium on Feb. 3 and broadcast live to 98.2 million more via CBS. Read More...

High End Systems holds Open House in NYC on Wednesday

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• February 11, 2019
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Bandit Lites Illuminates Winter Jam Tour 360

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• February 11, 2019
NASHVILLE – The Winter Jam Tour 360, Christian music’s largest annual tour, is out on the road again with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. With a lineup that includes top artists and speakers, the 2019 shows run from Jan. 11 to March 31. PM Jerry Holcomb and LD Kurtis Wheat are using close to 400 fixtures including Ayrton, Robe, Chauvet, Elation, GLP and Martin fixtures. Read More...

Experiencias Xcaret adds Versatility and Efficiency to Theatres with CHAUVET Professional

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• February 11, 2019
  CANCÚN – Experiencias Xcaret is aptly named. A collection of majestic parks by the sea, this world-renowned eco-tourist destination is intended for those who want not merely to visit Mexico, but to experience it in all its natural beauty and rich cultural traditions.  Within its expansive grounds, visitors can enjoy over 40 attractions that […] Read More...

Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show Includes First Live Drone Display

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• February 8, 2019
ATLANTA - For the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime show featuring Maroon 5, 150 customized Intel Shooting Star Drones took flight, marking the first time a custom drone display has been a prominent feature of a Super Bowl halftime show’s live visual design. (The impressive display of choreographed drones seen on TV during Lady Gaga's show in 2017 had been prerecorded.) Read More...

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...

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