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Rush Tour Gets Assist from Pyrotek Special Effects

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• February 8, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Howard Ungerleider's designs for Rush's Time Machine tour called for more special effects than the band's previous Snakes & Arrows tour. Read More...

Tiesto Performances Backed Up by Martin EC-20 LED Displays

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• February 8, 2011
MIAMI - Koen De Puysseleir of Belgian company Light in Motion is creative director for the international DJ, Tiësto, and for some of the artist's 2011 appearances, Martin EC-20 LED displays provided by Zenith Lighting will serve as a visual focal point. The DJ's tour, which will continue through May, is produced by Insomniac Productions in the U.S. Read More...

Grand Ole Opry House Gets Dream Rig After Flooding Nightmare

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• February 8, 2011
NASHVILLE - The Grand Ole Opry House celebrated its 85th year with something better than just candles. The venerable venue was equipped with 57 brand new Vari*Lite fixtures - 16 VLX Wash fixtures, 17 VL3000 Spots and 22 VL2500 Spot luminaires. Read More...

Super Bowl Halftime Show Discussed at ProLightingSpace.com

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• February 7, 2011
ARLINGTON, TX - No one is claiming that the Super Bowl Halftime show featuring The Black Eyed Peas, Slash and Usher was technically flawless. Many felt the partially-lit "V" shaped stage element was a black eye, so to speak, for an otherwise strong visual presentation; others felt the visuals for the show were, on the whole, memorable in a good way. Read More...

Cal State Northridge Opens $125 Million Valley Performing Arts Center

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• February 5, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, CA - The Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge opened Jan. 30, with performance spaces including a 1,700-seat Great Hall, a 178-seat experimental theatre, a 232-seat lecture hall, plus rehearsal, shop and other supporting spaces within its 166,000-square-foot interior. Read More...

Rent What? Meets Drapery Needs at Houses of Worship

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• February 3, 2011
HOLLAND, MI - Central Wesleyan Church used Rent What? Inc.'s Silver Satin Series rental drapes as a backdrop for the annual Christmas production - the same drape used for performances by Maxwell and Jennifer Hudson. Read More...

FOX Sports Announce Booth At Super Bowl to be Lit by Litepanels

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• February 3, 2011
ARLINGTON, TX - FOX Sports' announce booth at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas Feb. 6 will be lit with Litepanels LED lighting fixtures. The network utilized Litepanels lighting fixtures in its announce booths for its 2010 NFL football regular and post-season game coverage. Read More...

Bing Bar Returns to Sundance Film Festival with 100 Chauvet Fixtures

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• February 3, 2011
PARK CITY, UT - The Bing Bar and its performance stages, sponsored by Microsoft at the Claim Jumper Hotel, returned for a second year at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and the hues chosen for the event were, naturally, Bing.com orange and blue. Justin Chatterton, owner of Clinton, UT-based The Beat of Time, provided the rig, dominated by LED fixtures from Chauvet. Read More...

Sound Pioneer Bruce Jackson Killed in Plane Crash

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• February 2, 2011
DEATH VALLEY, CA - Legendary sound pioneer and Parnelli Audio Innovator Award honoree Bruce Jackson was killed on January 29, when his Mooney M020 single engine piston prop engine plane crashed near Furnace Creek, CA, in Death Valley National Park. The Federal Aviation Association is investigating the cause of the crash and currently lists it as "unknown circumstances." Jackson was alone, flying at 11 p.m. He was 62. Read More...

Orlando School’s 400-Seat Theater Equipped with Elation Gear

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• January 30, 2011
ORLANDO, FL - After nearly 60 years in the same building, Edgewater High School's roof and walls were crumbling. A large chunk of the Orlando school's auditorium ceiling had actually caved in. So in January 2011, Edgewater's students made a long-overdue move. Read More...

Gemini Stage Lighting Provides Vari-Lite Gear for Prestonwood Baptist Christmas Show

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• January 29, 2011
DALLAS - Prestonwood Baptist's Gift of Christmas was a big holiday bundle with large-scale LED video and over 800 cues. Gemini Stage Lighting provided LD Matt Webb and lighting director James Maddux with 107 Vari*Lite luminaires for the event, including 35 VL3500 Spot, 40 VL3000Q Spot and 32 VL3500 Wash fixtures complementing the church's house rig of 12 VL3000Q Spot, six VL3500Q Spot and six VL3500 Wash fixtures. Read More...

Christie Lites Sues Stageco Over Fort Worth Stockyards Tower Collapse

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• January 28, 2011
DALLAS - Christie Lites announced a lawsuit against Stageco over the June, 2009 lighting tower collapse at the Fort Worth Stockyards prior to a televised motocross event. Read More...
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