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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...

Nevada OSHA Reaffirms Previous Stance in Stagehand Death

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• January 27, 2011
LAS VEGAS - Challenged by a federal OSHA report, Nevada's state OSHA officials reaffirmed their findings related to their investigation of the death of a 20-year-old stagehand at the MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre on May 20, 2009. Read More...

Impact Systems Uses Mega-Lite Bright Stripe for Wavorly Concert at Youth Conference

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• January 20, 2011
CLINTON, MS - For a featured concert at the Mississippi Baptist Youth Conference, Impact Systems owner Darrel Henderson and LD Justin Sumrall had a clear vision for the stage design. "We wanted to do an over-the-top show," said Henderson. "Since Wavorly was the headliner, the 'W' was the way to go." Read More...

RML Uses Clay Paky Gear to Light “Tonight’s the Night” TV Series

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• January 19, 2011
LONDON - Richard Martin Lighting (RML) provided Clay Paky fixtures for both seasons of Tonight's the Night, a TV series where Scottish American singer/actor/dancer John Barrowman and other special guests give showbiz hopefuls a chance to perform on primetime TV. Read More...

Strong SkyTrackers Seen Outside Stadium During BCS National Championship

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• January 19, 2011
GLENDALE, AZ - ESPN, the broadcaster of the 2011 BCS National Championship collegiate football game, chose SkyTracker gear to decorate the night sky outside the University of Phoenix Stadium. Read More...

In Memoriam: David I. Taylor, 48

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• January 19, 2011
TAIPAI, Taiwan - David I. Taylor, who served as global head of theatre consulting for Arup, died suddenly Jan. 17 while in Taiwan. He was 48. Read More...

2011 People’s Choice Awards Featured Pyrotek Special Effects

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• January 19, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The 37th annual People's Choice Awards, held at the Nokia Theater, featured a variety of pyro and other effects provided by Pyrotek Special Effects. Read More...

Latin Grammy Awards Lit by Carlos Colina, Atomic Lighting and Philips Vari-Lite

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• January 17, 2011
LAS VEGAS - LD Carlos Colina lit the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards using 124 Vari*Lite luminaires provided by Atomic Lighting. The event, presented by the Latin Recording Academy, was broadcast live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center Nov. 11. Read More...

Global Truss Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against GLP

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• January 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Global Truss America LLC has filed suit against GLP German Light Products and Mark Ravenhill, President of GLP US Inc., alleging trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair business practices and other violations of the Lanham Act. Read More...

Farm Aid 25 Lighting Controlled with Martin M1 Console

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• January 12, 2011
MILWAUKEE, WI - Lighting Programmer Seth Robinson used Martin's M1 console to control the concert and television lighting for Farm Aid, featuring Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Stan Crocker was the LD for the event, with Bandit Lites supplying gear. Read More...
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