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American DJ Reaches Settlement with Wal-Mart, DBL on Trademark Infringement

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• March 15, 2011
LOS ANGELES – The American DJ Group has reached a settlement with Wal-Mart Stores and DBL Distributing, a division of Ingram Micro, in a trademark infringement lawsuit regarding its American Audio brand.  The suit alleged that the two aforementioned companies and three other firms had wrongfully used the “American Audio” trademark in advertising, distributing and promoting audio products that were not made by or affiliated with either American DJ or American Audio. Read More...

In Memoriam: Edward “Chip” Foody

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• March 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Edward Owen "Chip" Foody, a longtime live event professional known for his work on tours for Neil Diamond, NBA events and other productions, died March 8 of natural causes in his home.  Read More...

Numerous Concerts in Tokyo Area Canceled, ProLightingSpace Postings Set Up with More Info

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• March 14, 2011
TOKYO - The massive earthquake and tsunami rocking northeast Japan has resulted in a wave of concert cancellations for international touring artists including Iron Maiden, Slash, The National, Jack Johnson, The Gaslight Anthem and others, with public safety, logistics concerns and power conservation efforts cited as the region tries to recover from the historic tremblor. Read More...

Montana Middle School Graduates to 21st Century Rigging System

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• March 12, 2011
HELENA, MT - The rigging system in Helena Middle School's 1,065-seat theater had plenty to offer in the way of a unique backstage history lesson: a rope rigging equipment with original wood blocks that dated back to the 1930s, five counterweight systems with wire guides from the 1950s and 12 motorized yo-yo-style winches that had been installed in the 1970s. Some parts of the system were even handmade. Read More...

Syncrolites at Super Bowl XLV Controlled with W-DMX

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• March 12, 2011
ARLINGTON, TX - Syncrolite fixtures used for lighting effects seen near the exterior entrances to Cowboys Stadium during Super Bowl XLV were controlled with technology from Wireless Solution Sweden AB. The visitor count onsite numbered 103,219, and close to 111 million more watched the event on TV. Read More...

VLX Wash Fixtures Reduce Maintenance Requirements for American Idiot’s Rig

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• March 12, 2011
NEW YORK - Head electrician Eric Abbott has reported that the 20 VLX Wash fixtures provided by Hudson Sound and Light for the rig of American Idiot has saved "at least five to six hours per week" in crew work costs for the Broadway show, which first loaded-in to the St. James Theatre in February 2010. Read More...

Clay Paky Inaugurates Ferrari World at Abu Dhabi

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• March 9, 2011
SERIATE, ITALY - Clay Paky was official lighting equipment supplier to MMS srl for the inauguration of “Ferrari World”, also known as the “Ferrari Experience”, the first Ferrari theme park in the world, built on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Read More...

TOMCAT Supports Student Achievement at the 2011 KCACTF

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• March 9, 2011
MIDLAND, TX - Hundreds of students came from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri and New Mexico to participate in the Region 6 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Design, Technology and Stage Management students had an opportunity to showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. Read More...

School for Creative & Performing Arts Installs Robert Juliat Topaze Followspots

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• March 5, 2011
CINCINNATI - The School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) installed four Robert Juliat Topaze followspots in Corbett Hall, its 750-seat auditorium. SCPA offers a comprehensive arts education with a college-prep curriculum for students K-12 in the Cincinnati Public School District. Its graduates have performed on PBS with the Cincinnati Pops, and the school served as the setting for a MTV reality series. Read More...

4Wall NY Lights Boston Pops Holiday Concerts

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• March 5, 2011
BOSTON - 4Wall New York provided lighting equipment to the Boston Pops and longtime conductor Keith Lockhart for 39 Holiday Pops performances that took place in Symphony Hall over a 19-day span. Read More...

Reed Rigging Adds XLNT CyberHoist Motion Control System to Rental Inventory

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• March 5, 2011
CHICAGO - Reed Rigging recently acquired its first XLNT CyberHoist motion control system, including two InMotion3D control systems and eight XLNT CyberHoist CH500 half-ton intelligent chain hoist motors, for its rental inventory. Read More...

More than 60 Attend Tomcat’s 18th Annual Truss, Hoist & Rigging Workshops

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• March 5, 2011
MIDLAND, TX - More than 60 students from across North America attended Tomcat's 18th Annual Truss, Hoist & Rigging workshops from Feb. 16-19. Tomcat and partner companies offered classroom and hands-on training on truss, chain hoists, rigging, fall protection and automation. The event also featured a guided tour of Tomcat's factory plus some West Texas hospitality. Read More...
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