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    ADJ University Now Offering Level 2 Online Courses

    PLSN Staff | News | February 16, 2012

    LOS ANGELES - Enrollment is now open for American DJ’s Level 2 Online Educational video series. Although the courses are provided by American DJ, the skills are not brand specific and are applicable to any DJ gear manufacturer’s equipment. The courses cover a range of topics including school dances, mixing, client meetings and transporting gear.

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    4Wall Renovates Polynesian Cultural Center Restaurant

    PLSN Staff | News | February 15, 2012

    LAIE, HI- The 4Wall Systems and Design team recently assisted the Polynesian Cultural Center in renovating its Gateway Restaurant. The finished venue is a hall that smoothly uses color changing to transition from a warm afternoon vibe to an intimate moonlight dining experience. Paul Hixon of Helius Lighting Group created the design concept, while Brent Prichett was 4Wall’s designer on the project.

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    NATEAC Opens for Early Registration

    PLSN Staff | News | February 15, 2012

    NEW YORK - An early registration discount is now offered for The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC)  in New York this summer.  Those who register for NATEAC before April 1 will receive a $75 discount off the regular registration price. The conference starts with the New York City Harbor Cruise July 21, with panel sessions July 22-23.

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  • LiquiTec Handling Sale of 4,000 Live Production Items

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2012

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — LiquiTec Industries, Inc., a global asset management and disposition firm, is managing the sale of surplus grip, sound, lighting, and theatrical production and rental assets currently warehoused here. LiquiTec president Marc Swirsky estimated the total value of the nearly 4,000 items being liquidated to be close to $2 million.

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    MAC Aura Adds New Dimension to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2012

    AARHUS, Denmark - LA-based LD Lee Rose of Design Partners turned to Martin Professional’s MAC Aura wash light to give “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” a special look. For this year’s 40th Anniversary show, he added the Auras as a surround around the main upstage video screen of one of the show’s two stages.
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  • Mid-America Sound Corp., Indiana State Fair Commission and IATSE Local 30 Fined by State OSHA

    PLSN Staff | News | February 8, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA), which had conducted an investigation into possible workplace violations associated with the collapse of the main stage at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 13, 2011, issued a report and levied more than $80,000 in fines against the staging company, the stagehand’s union and the state fair commission.

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    Miami Stagecraft Upgrades Miami Venue with grandMA2s

    PLSN Staff | News | February 8, 2012

    LOS ANGELES – Touring acts were asking for a grandMA console, so Miami-Dade County's Adrienne Arsht Center got a pair of the grandMA2s and an upgraded 1gb network to accommodate its high-speed response time. Miami Stagecraft handled the install and upgrade.

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  • USITT Honors 2012 Architecture Award Winners

    PLSN Staff | News | February 7, 2012

    SYRACUSE, NY - USITT has announced winners in the USITT Architecture Awards program for 2012. Two performance spaces, one in Texas and one in the United Kingdom, will receive Honor awards, while an additional 10 projects will be recognized with Merit awards at a special session of USITT’s Architecture Commission on Friday, March 30 at the 2012 Annual Conference & Stage Expo.

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    Motor City’s Elektricity Amps Up with Elation

    PLSN Staff | News | February 7, 2012

    PONTIAC, MI – Detroit-area club owner/promoter Amir Daiza recently launched Elektricity, a new venue focusing exclusively on electronic music with live appearances by local and international artists. Elation Professional lighting is featured in the club, including the new Platinum Beam 5R moving head as the venue’s signature light.

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    4Wall Dances with Light in McCartney’s Ocean Kingdom

    PLSN Staff | News | February 7, 2012

    NEW YORK - Paul McCartney recently teamed with Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet to create Ocean’s Kingdom, the first ballet scored by the former Beatle. The ballet’s LD Mark Stanley called on 4Wall New York to provide the lighting, including Vari*Lite VL1000 and VL3500 fixtures, the Martin MAC III Profile and Look Solutions Unique 2 Hazer. To provide a “jail cell” effect with columned beams of light, Stanley chose the Clay Paky Sharpy.
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    ISE 2012 Sets New Attendance Records

    PLSN Staff | News | February 7, 2012

    AMSTERDAM — Integrated Systems Europe set a new record for number of exhibitors — 825, up 15 percent from the year before, with close to 200 new exhibitors, and overall attendance — 40,869, up 17 percent from the year before, for the AV and electronic systems integration trade event that occupied 11 halls of the Amsterdam RAI from Jan. 31-Feb 2. Other new records include total floor space (about 323,000 square feet) and registrants for the pre-show conference and educational sessions (more than 2,000 for the first time.)

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  • USITT To Honor Nine Young Designers

    PLSN Staff | News | February 6, 2012

    SYRACUSE, NY - Winners of the nine USITT Awards for Young Designers & Technicians in the Performing Arts have been selected for 2012: Scott Wolfson, Hidenori Nakajo, Catherine Wilson, Charles Murdock Lucas, Shannon Smith, Andrew Wallace, Holland Berson, John Bowhers and David Beller. These individuals will be honored during USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, CA, in March.

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