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Bandit Lites Helped with Grand Ole Opry House Refurbishment

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• October 31, 2010
NASHVILLE - When the Grand Ole Opry House was inundated with floodwaters in May, one of the first calls Opry lighting director Tyler Bryan made, after getting a first-hand look at the devastation while paddling a canoe, was to Chris Barbee, Bandit Lites' national director of sales and installations. Read More...

Insomniac’s Five Stages Pull All-Nighter

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• October 31, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Those attending Insomniac's 16th Annual Nocturnal Festival in San Bernardino, Calif. exchanged a good night's sleep for a full night of music with lighting on six stages controlled with grandMA consoles. Read More...

Martin MAC III Profiles at Chicago’s United Center

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• October 31, 2010
CHICAGO - After the production team at United Center decided it was time to upgrade, Upstaging equipped the venue with 16 Martin MAC III Profile spot luminaires. The arena, home to the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team and Chicago Bulls basketball team, hosts some 200 sports and entertainment events each year. Read More...

Bandit Lites Keeps It Classic and Green for Neil Young

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• October 31, 2010
NASHVILLE - Longtime Neil Young LD Keith Wissmar and manager Elliot Roberts turned to Dizzy Gosnell at Bandit Lites for the artist's solo acoustic tour. The lighting rig - like Young's 1959 Lincoln Continental, which is powered by a micro-turbine bio-electric engine - balanced "old school" with "green." Read More...

Parnelli Awards Ceremony Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

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• October 27, 2010
LAS VEGAS - The 10th Annual Parnelli Awards ceremony, held Oct. 22, 2010 at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino, paid tribute to engineers who developed moving lights (Jim Bornhorst of Showco, Vari-Lite and PRG) and the powered speaker (Al Siniscal of A1 Audio). Also honored was Randy "Baja" Fletcher, the son of a coal miner, who grew up to master something even more complex than lighting and sound gear - the people who make great shows happen. Read More...

Widespread Panic Pushes the Green Button with Bandit Lites

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• October 20, 2010
RENO, NV - Widespread Panic LD Paul Hoffman, tour manager Steve Lopez and production manager Chris Rabold have been working with San Francisco GM Dizzy Gosnell and others at Bandit Lites to help the touring rig evolve in a greener direction, with more LED fixtures being added to the ever-changing rig. Read More...

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lit with Holiday LEDs

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• October 20, 2010
CHICAGO - Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the lighting of the trees along North Michigan Avenue, and the first year where LEDs were used to light the sidewalk trees lining the 900 block of Michigan Ave. called 900 West Shops. Read More...

Eros Ramazotti Concert in Mexico Lit with Clay Paky Gear

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• October 20, 2010
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Mexican rental company Luzmila lit Italian singer-songwriter Eros Ramazotti's concert at the Teatro Telmex recently with 30 Clay Paky Alpha Beam 1500 fixtures. The concert supported the artist's latest album, Ali e Radici (Wings and Roots). The sold-out crowd exceeded 11,000. Read More...

4Wall Entertainment Stocks Up on Chroma-Q Color Force LEDs

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• October 20, 2010
LAS VEGAS - 4Wall Entertainment, with full-service locations in Las Vegas, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Phoenix that span over 130,000 combined square feet, is stocking up on Chroma-Q Color Force LED battens as part of a plan to replace existing battens with newer washlight technology. Read More...

Solar-Powered LEDs Installed for Distribution Facility’s Parking Lot

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• October 20, 2010
AZUSA, CA - Cardinal Pet Care, which turned its 36,000 square foot manufacturing center into one of the first all-solar-powered production plants last year, has equipped a soon-to-be-opened 70,000-square-foot distribution center with an outdoor LED lighting system also powered by the sun. The LEDs light the building's exterior, landscaping and 67,000-square-foot parking lot. Read More...

Martin MAC 401 Dual Helps Kick Off 2010 NFL Season

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• October 18, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - Lighting designer Doug "Spike" Brant of Performance Environment Design Group (PEDG, a.k.a. Artfag) used the Martin MAC 401 Dual on a special pre-game show to kick off the 2010 NFL season and to honor the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints and the city of New Orleans. Read More...

Scott Chmielewski Uses grandMA2 Consoles, Software at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

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• October 18, 2010
COLUMBIA, MD - When Scott Chmielewski, president of Digital Media Designs, put a pair of grandMA2 consoles to work for Virgin Mobile's FreeFest, a day-long music and dance extravaganza, he and several of the bands' LDs used grandMA's new 2.0 software. Read More...
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