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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

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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...

Chauvet Plays Supporting Role in Multimedia Artist’s Music Video

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• December 3, 2010
HAVERTOWN, PA - Dave Patten features Chauvet gear in his self-produced music video on Youtube.com called "Wait Jenny" - and not just the five SlimPAR 56 wash lights illuminating himself and other band members as they perform. Chauvet cardboard cases are also caught by the fast-paced camera's lens in the music video's opening shots. Read More...

“Angels in America” Returns to the New York Stage with Assist from Scharff Weisberg

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• December 3, 2010
NEW YORK - Scharff Weisberg has supplied the automated light package for the first New York City revival of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Off Broadway's Signature Theatre Company is dedicating an entire season to works done by playwright Tony Kushner, starting with parts one and two of Angels in America. Read More...

ETCP Paper and Pencil Exams Offered At USITT 2011

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• December 3, 2010
CHARLOTTE, NC - All three ETCP examinations the entertainment electrician exam, the arena rigging exam and the theatre rigging exam - will be given at USITT's annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 11-12, 2011. Read More...

Elation Introduces Mobile Enabled Parts Site

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• December 2, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA - Elation Professional has developed a new mobile-enabled site, mobileparts.elationlighting.com, to give lighting professionals a way to order lamps, bulbs, fuses and other parts from their smart phones or iPads. The new site is also accessible from laptops or PCs over the Internet. Read More...
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