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Studio Mechanics Union Embraces AWPT Aerial Platform Training

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• July 1, 2010
CHICAGO - "Safety is an attitude" is more than just an expression to Dennis de la Mata, training and safety officer for Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 476 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. For de la Mata, "it's a way of life." Read More...

TLS Supports International Ballet Competition Lighting Design

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• June 30, 2010
JACKSON, MI - Theatrical Lighting Systems, Inc. (TLS,Inc/Mississippi) recently helped light the annual USA International Ballet Competition (IBC), which has been held in Jackson, Miss. since the 1980s. Read More...

Prelite Helps Designer Light McDonald’s Worldwide Convention

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• June 30, 2010
ORLANDO - Designing and programming the lighting for McDonald's biennial worldwide convention is no small task. Lightswitch lighting designer John Featherstone relied on Prelite Studios for helping him maximize his creative time in an offline environment and get a head start on programming hundreds of automated and conventional fixtures. Read More...

Bullet for My Valentine Tours U.S. with GLP Impressions

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• June 30, 2010
DETROIT - Christian Bonde, LD for Welsh rockers Bullet for my Valentine, included eight GLP Impressions for the band's recent U.S. tour. He chose them in part for their compact size - an important factor, since the tour was limited to two bus trailers for lighting, backline, audio, wardrobe and merchandising. Read More...

Chicago Stanley Cup Celebration Includes GoBigger Screen

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• June 30, 2010
CHICAGO - When you've waited nearly half a century to celebrate a Stanley Cup title, you don't skimp on the festivities. So when the City of Chicago mapped out its parade route for the Blackhawks and their two million fans, they included GoBigger, the world's largest mobile LED screen. Read More...

Lightswitch Uses Martin LED Panels for Exhibition Booth Ceiling

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• June 29, 2010
DENVER - For the Medtronic booth at a recent Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) exhibition, John Featherstone of lighting and visual design company Lightswitch worked with exhibit producer Group Delphi to create an animated ceiling of Martin LC Series LED panels. Read More...

RiverPark Center and PRG Support Educational Partnership

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• June 29, 2010
OWENSBORO, KY - Production Resource Group (PRG) is supporting an educational partnership between RiverPark Center, Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College and Owensboro Community and Technical College. Read More...

Clay Paky Gear Joined the Visual Jam at 2010 Ultra Music Festival

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• June 28, 2010
MIAMI - The 2010 Ultra Music Festival - billed as "The World's Premier Electronic Music Festival" - won Best Music Event 2010 at the 25th Annual International Dance Music Awards, and included lighting looks created with Clay Paky's Alpha Beam 1500 fixtures. Read More...

The Light Source Notes the Passing of its Mascot, “Buckie”

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• June 23, 2010
CHARLOTTE, NC - He can still be seen on the company's website and advertising materials, smiling with aviator goggles and scarf. But the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog dubbed by his owners as "Buckie Von Fange" is no more, and the human companions who knew Buckie as more than a logo have penned a tribute to the dog who lived from Oct. 7, 2000 to May 28, 2010. Read More...

Up to 10 Workers Injured by A R Rahman Concert Stage Collapse

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• June 21, 2010
PONTIAC MI - As many as 10 workers setting up for A R Rahman's Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour in the Silverdome sustained minor injuries June 19 when part of the stage setup collapsed, forcing the show to be cancelled. A performance set for June 20 in Toronto also needed to be rescheduled. Read More...

Sugarland Set Fuses Steampunk Influences, Mechanics and Artistry

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• June 21, 2010
LITITZ, PA - Steve Cohen's set design for Sugarland's Incredible Machine tour has an affinity for the sci-fi "steampunk" style seen in films such as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but rarely seen in concert touring. Read More...

Bandit Lites Supports Musical Blasts from the Past

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• June 18, 2010
NASHVILLE - Yes, Peter Frampton and Stevie Wonder are among the big-name acts from the previous millennium hitting the road once again in North America and Europe, with support on both sides of the Atlantic from Bandit Lites. Read More...

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