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ESTA Announces New Project to Draft a Safety Standard for Stage Lifts

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• December 13, 2010
NEW YORK - ESTA has started work on a new project to write an American National Standard: BSR E1.42 - 201x, Entertainment Technology - Installed Stage Lift Safety Standard. Read More...

Public Review Announced for Draft Chain Hoist Standard, Extensions to RDM

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• December 13, 2010
NEW YORK - Two draft standards have been posted for public review on the ESTA website through Feb. 7, 2011: BSR E1.6-2-201x, Entertainment Technology - Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry, and BSR E1.37-1-201x, Additional Message Sets for ANSI E1.20 (RDM) - Part 1, Dimmer Message Sets, which is part of the BSR E1.37 project to add additional features to RDM. Read More...

Tomcat Hoist & Rigging Workshops Set for Feb. 16-19

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• December 8, 2010
MIDLAND, TX - Tomcat's 2011 Hoist and Rigging Workshops are set for Feb. 16-19 in Midland, Texas. The ETCP recognized training program is geared to offer hands-on-training at both the basic and advanced levels for hoists and rigging. Read More...

Usher’s OMG Tour Travels with Clay Paky Alpha Wash 700s, grandMA2 Consoles

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• December 8, 2010
LOS ANGELES - For Usher's OMG Tour, the artist's first big-budget spectacle since 2004, LD Peter Morse and associate LD Eric Wade are using 24 Clay Paky Alpha Wash 700 fixtures - most arranged on the floor, but others rigged along the fly truss - with a grandMA2 console for control. Read More...

Three Elton John/Leon Russell Performances in Two Days Lit by Tom Kenny, Scharff Weisberg

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• December 8, 2010
NEW YORK - Three recent performances by Elton John and Leon Russell got visual support from LD Tom Kenny, who used gear provided by Scharff Weisberg Lighting. The live appearances supported the recent release of The Union, a collaboration between the two artists. Read More...

J.R. Clancy Makes 125 Years Of Rigging Catalogs Available through USITT

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• December 8, 2010
SYRACUSE, NY - When did the theatre industry move from hemp to counterweights? Who invented the sophisticated automatic release system for fire curtains? What did the first computerized rigging control system look like? Read More...

Texas Church Blends Traditional Worship, Modern Lighting

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• December 8, 2010
SOUTHLAKE, TX - Whites Chapel United Methodist Church (WCUMC) has invested in a new Jands Vista T2 lighting console and GLP LED fixtures to enhance the traditional services in its main sanctuary. Read More...

ESTA Plans Safety Standard for Stage Lifts; Public Review for Chain Hoist, RDM Standards

PLSN Staff •
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• December 8, 2010
NEW YORK - ESTA has started work on a new project to write an American National Standard: BSR E1.42 - 201x, Entertainment Technology - Installed Stage Lift Safety Standard, and also announced two new draft standards public review related to chain hoists and RDM. Read More...

Bandit Lites Tours Once Again with Rascal Flatts

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• December 7, 2010
NASHVILLE - Rascal Flatts' Unstoppable tour managers Trey Turner and Doug Nichols haven't stopped turning to designer Bob Peterson and Bandit Lites for their lighting needs. Plans call for both to continue supporting Rascal Flatts into 2011, when the tour will be called Nothing Like This, after their latest album. Read More...

Mary J. Blige Tours with Soft Goods from Rent What?, Sew What?

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• December 3, 2010
LOS ANGELES - For Mary J. Blige's current tour, Daunte Kenner of DK Show Production & Design incorporated LED illuminated rental draperies from Rent What? and custom-fabricated soft goods from its sister company, Sew What?, into the looks for the show. Read More...

Daktronics Mobile and Modular Roadshow Visits Minneapolis

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• December 3, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Members of the Daktronics Mobile and Modular Video Group (MMVG) recently took a road trip to Minneapolis, MN with the custom Daktronics Roadshow trailer and modular PST video panels in tow. Read More...

LSC Clarity Used for Latvian Festival of Light

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• December 3, 2010
RIGA, Latvia - The recent Latvian national lighting festival, Staro Riga 2010, transformed the capital city, Riga, into a display of light art for the third consecutive year. Read More...
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