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American Idiot Uses 17 Hippotizer HD Media Servers

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• July 8, 2010
NEW YORK - American Idiot, which received Tony Awards for "Best Scenic Design of a Musical" and "Best Lighting Design of a Musical," relies heavily on video displays and projections as scenic elements, driven by a system including 17 Hippotizer HD media servers. Read More...

Tent Collapse Injures Six; Frampton/Yes Shows Rescheduled

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• July 7, 2010
CONCHO, OK - High winds are being blamed for ripping down a tent, injuring six crew members and causing extensive damage to gear on the afternoon prior to a July 6 show featuring Peter Frampton and YES. None of the injuries were life-threatening, but two crew members were hospitalized, one with a broken leg. Read More...

2010 Parnelli Awards Supported by New, Returning and Upgrading Sponsors

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• July 6, 2010
LAS VEGAS - The Parnelli Award Board of Advisors announced sponsors of the 10th annual Parnelli Awards, set for the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on Oct. 22, 2010. There are now 21 confirmed Gold Sponsors - some who are new and others who upgraded from Silver sponsorships last year. There are also  seven confirmed Silver Sponsors and six Production Partner sponsors. Read More...

PRG Distribution North America Partners with ChainMaster, Eurotruss

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• July 2, 2010
DALLAS - PRG Distribution North America announced separate partnership agreements in North America, Mexico, Central America and South America with electric chain hoist manufacturer ChainMaster and truss manufacturer Eurotruss. Read More...

Blue Planet Supplies Pyro for U.S. Army Parachute Team

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• July 1, 2010
FORT BRAGG, NC - Blue Planet Lighting was named the official pyrotechnics provider for the U.S. Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team, which performs at air shows, skydiving competitions and other events. Read More...

SHoW DMX Helps Church Keep Conduit Costs in Check

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• July 1, 2010
BAYTOWN, TX - The new Second Baptist Church needed to be equipped with a lighting system for drama and concert productions. But while the facility is new, the church plans to convert the recently-completed space into the new Youth Hall when construction of the future Main Sanctuary is complete in five to seven years. Read More...

Studio Mechanics Union Embraces AWPT Aerial Platform Training

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• July 1, 2010
CHICAGO - "Safety is an attitude" is more than just an expression to Dennis de la Mata, training and safety officer for Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 476 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. For de la Mata, "it's a way of life." Read More...

TLS Supports International Ballet Competition Lighting Design

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• June 30, 2010
JACKSON, MI - Theatrical Lighting Systems, Inc. (TLS,Inc/Mississippi) recently helped light the annual USA International Ballet Competition (IBC), which has been held in Jackson, Miss. since the 1980s. Read More...

Prelite Helps Designer Light McDonald’s Worldwide Convention

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• June 30, 2010
ORLANDO - Designing and programming the lighting for McDonald's biennial worldwide convention is no small task. Lightswitch lighting designer John Featherstone relied on Prelite Studios for helping him maximize his creative time in an offline environment and get a head start on programming hundreds of automated and conventional fixtures. Read More...

Bullet for My Valentine Tours U.S. with GLP Impressions

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• June 30, 2010
DETROIT - Christian Bonde, LD for Welsh rockers Bullet for my Valentine, included eight GLP Impressions for the band's recent U.S. tour. He chose them in part for their compact size - an important factor, since the tour was limited to two bus trailers for lighting, backline, audio, wardrobe and merchandising. Read More...

Chicago Stanley Cup Celebration Includes GoBigger Screen

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• June 30, 2010
CHICAGO - When you've waited nearly half a century to celebrate a Stanley Cup title, you don't skimp on the festivities. So when the City of Chicago mapped out its parade route for the Blackhawks and their two million fans, they included GoBigger, the world's largest mobile LED screen. Read More...

Lightswitch Uses Martin LED Panels for Exhibition Booth Ceiling

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• June 29, 2010
DENVER - For the Medtronic booth at a recent Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) exhibition, John Featherstone of lighting and visual design company Lightswitch worked with exhibit producer Group Delphi to create an animated ceiling of Martin LC Series LED panels. Read More...

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