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Nick Jackson Joins Chaos Visual Productions

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• April 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Nick Jackson, co-founder of Light and Sound Design and former vice president of PRG’s concert touring division, has joined John Wiseman as partner at Chaos Visual Productions and will act as COO. Jackson has more than 35 years experience in concert production. Read More...

In Memoriam: David Simpson, 54

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• April 23, 2009
David Simpson, production consultant for Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo, Texas since 2002, died April 20 following a stroke. Simpson also worked as director of production for 4th Wall, Ltd. in Amarillo and on major events on a freelance basis. Read More...

Sounds Distribution Inc. Adds Phil Hall to Sales Force

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• April 22, 2009
TORONTO — Sounds Distribution Inc. announced that it has added Phil Hall to the company’s sales force in Western Canada. Hall will focus his attention on Sound’s dealers across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Read More...

Christie Launches Two Projectors at NAB

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• April 21, 2009
Christie LX400 projector
LAS VEGAS — Christie introduced two projectors at the NAB conference, the Christie LX400, a XGA 4000 ANSI lumens projector, and the Christie LW650, a WXGA, single-lamp 3LCD projector. Read More...

Rose Brand Plants Garden for Earth Day

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• April 21, 2009
SECAUCUS, NJ — In a development befitting Earth Day, the Garden State and its own company’s name, theatrical fabrics supplier Rose Brand planted a communal garden at its headquarters. It occupies about 360 square feet on the west side of the building and includes flowers, herbs and vegetables. Rose Brand volunteers will care for the garden and reap the fruits of their labor later this year. Read More...

Fragmented Looks for Paul Weller Supported by XL Video

PLSN Staff •
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• April 21, 2009
Justine Catterral produced the video visuals
LONDON — Indie rocker Paul Weller took the O2 Arena stage recently with tracks from his new album, 22 Dreams in a one-off performance, and Justine Catterall produced and served up the video visuals for the 12-song set using a MiTrix LED screen, Catalyst control, two camera systems, projection and PPU provided, along with crew, by XL Video. Read More...

LD for The Prodigy Adds i-Pix, Video to Visual Mix

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• April 21, 2009
LONDON — The Prodigy’s Invaders Must Die world tour, the band’s first tour where they’ve been persuaded to use video, also includes 32 i-Pix BB4 LED fixtures in the visual mix dreamed up by lighting and visuals designer Andy Hurst. Read More...

Le Maitre Restructures, McDowell Named Director Of North American Operations

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• April 21, 2009

AUSTIN, TX - Le Maitre, the manufacturer of Pyroflash and ProStage pyrotechnics, smoke machines, hazers and special effects, has named John McDowell as director of North American operations. Read More...

ESTA and PERA Announce Merger Plans

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• April 20, 2009
NEW YORK, NY –– The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) and the Production Equipment Rental Association (PERA) agreed to merge, subject to final ratification. Under the agreement, PERA will become the PERA Council within ESTA, retaining its focus on the production of film, television and commercials. The Council’s mission is to focus on development and implementation of programs and services for production rental businesses. Read More...

RCF Group Purchases Majority Stake in SGM

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• April 20, 2009
TAVULLIA, Italy — RCF Group, an audio company which includes RCF and db Technologies brand owner AEB, has purchased 51 percent of SGM Technology for Lighting S.p.A., based here. Read More...

In Memoriam: Tharon Musser, 84

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• April 20, 2009
Tharon Musser, a Tony award-winning lighting designer who worked on more than 150 Broadway shows, passed away at age 84. Her credits include one of the longest-running Broadway musicals, A Chorus Line, which was also the first to use a completely computerized lighting console. Read More...

In Memoriam: Patrick Jordan, 44

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• April 20, 2009
Patrick Jordan, managing director for The Mojo Barriers, died April 10 at age 44. Jordan had worked for the company since 1993. Read More...

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