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Martin Professional, Others Sponsor Worship Arts Technology Summit

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• September 3, 2009
MUSKEGON, MI — The Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) will be held September 14 to 16, 2009 at the Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Center on the shores of Lake Michigan. Martin Professional, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., Yamaha Corporation of America and Shure are sponsors. Read More...

ESTA Announces New Projects for Rigging-Related Standards

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• September 1, 2009
ESTA’s Rigging Working Group approved the initiation of two new projects related to rigging-related standards for temporary ground-supported structures and the recommended use of fall protection with such structures. Read More...

PLSN Hometown Hero Regional Winners Announced

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• August 31, 2009
LAS VEGAS, NV — The regional winners of the PLSN’s 2009 Hometown Hero voting competition are: Northwest — Hollywood Lighting Services, Inc., Portland, Ore. Southwest — Eggshell Lighting Company Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii. Midwest — Theatrical Media Services, Inc.,  Omaha, Neb.  Southeast — Atlanta Sound and Lighting, Atlanta, Ga. Northeast — Starlite Productions, Cherry Hill, N.J. Canada — Midnite Hour Productions, Toronto, Ontario. Read More...

ETC Releases Congo v6 Software

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• August 28, 2009
MIDDLETON, WI — ETC announced that a new software version — v6 — for Congo and Congo jr consoles is now available. Along with new features, the v6 software includes changes to the internal structure of Congo, making it more flexible for traditional theatre-style and on-the-fly applications. Read More...

Chauvet LEDs Light Truss in Shape of Jewelry Company Logo

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• August 28, 2009
KANSAS CITY, MO — Dave Boser, with the St. Louis office for Image Technologies, an event marketing firm, used 40 Chauvet LED Colordash Battens to light a truss system configured in the shape of a jewelry company's logo, matching colors to the presentation's PowerPoint graphics. Read More...

Parnelli Board Welcomes More Sponsors

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• August 24, 2009
LAS VEGAS— The Parnelli Award Board of Advisors announced that more sponsors have joined the Parnelli Awards’ winner circle of industry leaders who are supporting the ninth annual gala affair. Read More...

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Adds Robe Fixtures

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• August 23, 2009
BRISBANE, Australia — The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has increased its stock of Robe ColorSpot and ColorWash 700E AT moving lights. BCEC lighting supervisor Michael Kelly based his decision on the growing popularity of the Robe 700 series and their “value for the money.” Read More...

PRG Supports “Throw and Go” Show for Limp Bizkit at the Pearl in Las Vegas

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• August 23, 2009
LAS VEGAS — PRG provided production support for the recent performance by Limp Bizkit at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas. LD Jeff Rials lit the show. And although if it had been eight years since the band’s last U.S. show, Rials had considerably less time to prepare with the rig, which included two dozen Clay Paky Alpha fixtures. Read More...

ESTA Announces that Revised RDM Standard is Available for Review

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• August 21, 2009
NEW YORK — BSR E1.20 - 200x, a revision of the existing ANSI E1.20 - 2006, Entertainment Technology — Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512, is available for public review on the ESTA Web site through Oct. 19, 2009. Read More...

R&M Materials Handling Marks 80 Years

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• August 18, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, OH — In 1929 the nation was introduced to the first Ford station wagon, the Academy Awards and R&M Material Handling, Inc. It was then that R&M formed its hoist and crane manufacturing operation in Springfield, Ohio. Read More...

BSCM Helps Sony Renovate its Wonder Technology Lab

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• August 18, 2009
NEW YORK — Big Show Construction Management (BSCM) co-managed the construction and installation of 14 new interactive exhibits as part of a major renovation to the Sony Wonder Technology Lab in midtown Manhattan. Read More...

Vibrant Design Comes Up with Lofty Look for MTV’s Alexa Chung

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• August 18, 2009
NEW YORK — 09) – Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy gave a contemporary, lower Manhattan loft look to the lighting design for MTV’s mid-day show, It’s On With Alexa Chung.  The show mixes celebrity talk and music with online interaction with viewers. Read More...

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