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  • Elation Gets Down And Dirty on Professional Bull Riders Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | March 24, 2011
    PUEBLO, CO - While most of his colleagues go about their daily occupation in theaters and concert halls, lighting professional Nelson Meeks works in an environment that's much more "earthy." "My world is dirt," said Meeks. As the lighting designer for the Professional Bull Riders Tour (PBR), Meeks meant this quite literally. Read More...
  • Riedel Acrobat Chosen for SXSW’s Fader Fort Stage

    PLSN Staff | News | March 23, 2011
    AUSTIN, TX - Omega Broadcast Group provided Riedel's Acrobat Wireless Intercom System to the XI Media staff at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival's Fader Fort stage. Read More...
  • Jeff Ravitz Designs Lighting for Duran Duran Live Webcast

    PLSN Staff | News | March 23, 2011NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - Jeff Ravitz and Intensity Advisors provided the lighting design for their fourth installment in the American Express series, "Unstaged," featuring Duran Duran. The band performed songs from their new album, All You Need is Now, for a live webcast March 23 from the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The show was directed by David Lynch of Blue Velvet, Dune, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks fame. Read More...
  • USITT Rolls Out Secondary School Rigging Safety Initiative

    PLSN Staff | News | March 22, 2011
    NEW YORK - A program to provide free or reduced cost rigging inspections for secondary schools has been initiated by USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. The program will kick off April 1 when applications will be available online. It was announced by USITT President Joe Aldridge at the organization's 51st Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Charlotte, NC. Read More...
  • SAG Awards Rig Controlled by grandMA2

    PLSN Staff | News | March 22, 2011
    LOS ANGELES - For the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, programmer Willy McLachlan used a grandMA2 system to control Jeffrey Engel's lighting design. The awards show was simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 30 from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Read More...
  • By Design Day 2011 Set for April 23

    PLSN Staff | News | March 21, 2011NEW YORK - By Design Day, the joint fundraising day for Behind the Scenes in the US and Canada and Light Relief in the U.K., is now in its third year and, once again, the organizers are hoping for a bigger response than ever before. Read More...
  • The Who’s Tommy at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Lit with Elation Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | March 21, 2011
    COSTA MESA, CA - Chance Theater's production of The Who's Tommy last summer got rave reviews for KC Wilkerson's lighting and video design. When the production was re-staged at Orange County's larger Segerstrom Center for the Arts earlier this year, Wilkerson expanded the number of fixtures in the rig. The new gear list included eight Elation Design Wash LED RGBW moving heads, eight Elation Design LED 60 Strips and three Elation Design Beam 300 moving heads. Read More...
  • JR Clancy Announces “Rig Right” Rigging Tips

    PLSN Staff | News | March 19, 2011SYRACUSE, NY - J.R. Clancy has introduced a new series of rigging tips for rigging users and installers called "Rig Right." These tips range from the basics to some less obvious safety ideas. Read More...
  • Draft Dust Effect Standard Available for Public Review

    PLSN Staff | News | March 19, 2011NEW YORK - PLASA, the industry association formerly known as ESTA, has posted a new draft standard for public review. It is called BSR E1.40 - 201x, Recommendations for the Planning of Theatrical Dust Effects. Read More...
  • David Flad Lights Belasco Theatre with Gear from 4Wall LA

    PLSN Staff | News | March 19, 2011
    LOS ANGELES - David Flad of Q1 Designs recently teamed with 4Wall Los Angeles to light the interior of downtown LA's Belasco Theatre. The lighting design and implementation was one of the final stages of the three-year renovation of the 80-year-old venue. Read More...
  • Chauvet Sponsors and Lights IDMA and Winter Music Conference

    PLSN Staff | News | March 19, 2011
    MIAMI BEACH, FL - The 26th annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA), hosted by Glassnote Entertainment Group owner Daniel Glass, featured performances by Cedric Gervais & Mya, Chris Willis, Dev & The Cataracs, Emii, Grace, Wynter Gordon and Zakes. The stage was lit with 15 Chauvet fixtures. Chauvet sponsored IDMA and the 26th annual Winter Music Conference. Read More...
  • Gigi D’Alessio Lit with Coemar Gear for Radio City Music Hall Show

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2011
    NEW YORK - For a recent concert featuring Italy's Gigi D'Alessio at Radio City Music Hall, Coemar's Infinity ACL S and Infinity Wash XL fixtures played a key role, lighting the artist for the mid-February show and for taped performances shown on Italy's Rai1 in early March. Read More...
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