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CHAUVET Professional Maverick Creates Memorable Looks at Green Love Festival

Nook Schoenfeld • News • January 3, 2018

NOVI SAD, Serbia – Perched along the banks of the Danube river some 60 miles from the hustle and bustle of capital Belgrade, the city of Novi Sad has been traditionally renowned for its relaxed and welcoming character. In recent years, however, the local character of Novi Sad has expanded by a collection of locally hosted, but internationally renowned music festivals, including the infamous “Exit” and the Novi Sad jazz festival.

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Philips Lighting’s VL6000 Beams Cut Through Rock For The Scorpions

Nook Schoenfeld • News • January 3, 2018

WORLD - - Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that its unique stage lighting fixture, the Philips VL6000 Beam, is delivering a powerful impact for the Crazy World concert tour by German heavy metal band, The Scorpions.The power and quality of the output from the 36 Philips VL6000 Beams solves several challenges for The Scorpions' lighting designer, Manfred Nikitser. His lighting fixtures need to provide enough punch to cut through the light from the LED screens on the stage, and be strong enough to deal with long throw distances, as the lighting trusses are trimmed at between 10m and 14m above the stage. 

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Heroes Not Hard To Find in Las Vegas

Nook Schoenfeld • News • January 2, 2018

LAS VEGAS - AV Vegas provided sound, lighting & backline for the “Next From Nashville” stage at the Route 91 festival. Our stage finished an hour before the festival ended on Oct 1 and our crew was busy striking our gear when the shooting began. Two trucks had already been loaded and the lighting was mostly packed and riggers were taking motors down when concert goers began running towards our stage to get away from the shooting. Everyone has seen the story on TV. It was awful and I won't recap it here.

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Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile Tour With Bandit Lites

Nook Schoenfeld • News • January 2, 2018

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Following the October 2017 release of their collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice, Courtney Barnett, a Grammy nominated Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, and American singer-songwriter Kurt Vile hit the road for a co-headlining tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. Taking into account that almost each of the venues on the tour featured a solid in-house over head rig, Lighting Designer Nicholas Beachen designed a floor packaged that made each room look specific to a CBKV show.

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Chip Self Keeps El Monstero Fresh With New CHAUVET Professional Maverick Pyxis

Nook Schoenfeld • News • January 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Fans who pack the Pageant Theatre to capacity for six or seven El Monstero shows every holiday season never quite know what to expect. Certainly, they’re re going to hear spot-on renditions of The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon and other Pink Floyd classics, but beyond its iconic music, this Christmas tradition in America’s heartland is full of delightful visual surprises. Drawing on a cast of up to 75 characters, the annual tribute show in St. Louis has been coming up with novel and enthralling dramatizations and set designs every year since it was started by members of different local bands in 1999.

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Green Hippo Storms it at Star Wars Premiere

Nook Schoenfeld • News • January 2, 2018

LONDON - The Royal Albert Hall rolled out the red carpet for the European premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Dec. 12, and Green Hippo technology was there in force. Digital Insanity provided content creation and playback solutions for the premiere of the latest in the Star Wars franchise, and the team again relied on Green Hippo to help it create a spectacular event.

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Elation Sponsors Stage Lighting Super Saturday 2018.

Nook Schoenfeld • News • January 2, 2018

NYC - Elation Professional is proud to be participating in the Stage Lighting Super Saturday workshop taking place on Saturday, January 13th at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts located at 721 Broadway in New York City. Elation will be contributing to the event by demonstrating lighting techniques using some of its latest lighting innovations. 

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In Memoriam: Jason Browning, 46

The PLSN and FOH Staff • News • January 1, 2018

COLUMBUS, OH - Jason Browning, a longtime tour manager for bands including Matchbox Twenty, Stone Temple Pilots and others, died on Dec. 26, 2017. He was 46. A native of Columbus, OH, Browning attended Thomas Worthington High School (Worthington, OH) and Columbus State Community College before getting his start in the entertainment industry working security for artists including Hanson, Marilyn Manson and Rob Thomas.

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Techni-Lux’s 2018 Technology Day to Feature Nook Schoenfeld, Others

PLSN Staff • News • December 30, 2017

ORLANDO - Techni-Lux is marking its 27th year in operation with a technology fair and open house set for Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featured speakers include Nook Schoenfeld, editor of PLSN magazine; Richard Cadena, of ETCP RT/CEE (and a former editor of PLSN), and projection designer Nick Comis. Guests will have an opportunity to talk to vendors and get hands-on with dozens of entertainment lighting, video, and special effects products. The event will be held at Techni-Lux headquarters at 10900 Palmbay Drive in Orlando, FL. Registration is required, but the event is free.

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Elation Sponsors Stage Lighting Super Saturday 2018.

Nook Schoenfeld • News • December 29, 2017

NYC – “Elation is proud to again be participating in a Stage Lighting Super Saturday event. It always provides a unique opportunity for us to connect with designers and lighting pros of all types, whether they are well established or up and coming in the industry. Our latest offerings will have special appeal to creative theatrical designers and we always enjoy the more personal interaction the event provides." - John Dunn, National Sales Manager, Elation Professional

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Tracey Dear Makes Chicago River Glow With CHAUVET Professional

Nook Schoenfeld • News • December 28, 2017

CHICAGO – “Why would you light a bridge with moving fixtures?” Tracey Dear heard this question on more than one occasion when he spec’d CHAUVET Professional Rogue R2 Washes to bathe the Clark Street and Dearborn Street Bridges in a vibrant purple for the Susan G. Komen Ignite the Fight fundraiser to aid cancer research. For Dear, the answer revolved around a single word, “flexibility.”

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