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May Day in Memphis: A Near Miss at the Beale Street Music Festival

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• May 10, 2010
MEMPHIS, TN - Thunderstorms had passed through Memphis the morning May 1, so there was a feeling of gratitude in the air, along with sunshine, when the three-day Beale Street Music Festival got back underway on its second day. Read More...

Creative Stage Lighting Entertainment Power Systems Now UL Listed

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• May 7, 2010
NORTH CREEK, NY - Creative Stage Lighting has announced that Entertainment Power Systems power distribution units are now UL listed, meeting the safety requirements of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Read More...

ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest Returns in July

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• May 7, 2010
WESTLAKE, TX - The ESTA Technical Standards Program is organizing another Control Protocols Plugfest, set for July 23-25 at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Marriott Solana Hotel in Westlake, Texas. The three-day event will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday July 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday July 24, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 25. Read More...

MB Productions Gears Up with Vista Spyder

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• May 7, 2010
FAIRFIELD, NJ - MB Productions president Brian Brooks had a very specific use in mind when opting to purchase a Vista Spyder X20 video processor: "for every multi-screen show where we need to have unique content routed to different destinations," Brooks said. Read More...

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Upgrades with ETC Gear

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• May 7, 2010
LOUISVILLE, KY - For a lighting upgrade in 2009, the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KC) chose a package of controls, dimming gear and fixtures from ETC. Read More...

Martin Moving Lights Chosen Instead of Wash Fixtures for Public Space

PLSN Staff •
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• May 6, 2010
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - A new visual feature for West Palm Beach is the recently renovated Waterfront Commons, a 12.5-acre site with a large open green (Great Lawn), events pavilion, water garden and other attractions. Read More...

Public Image Ltd. (PiL) Tours North America with Avolites for Control

PLSN Staff •
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• May 6, 2010
BOSTON - Public Image Ltd. (PiL), the post-punk band that includes John Lyman, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, is in the middle of a six-week tour of the U.S. PiL LD Stephen Abbiss is using an Avolites Pearl Expert supplied by Theatrical Media Services (TMS) of Omaha, Neb. for control. Read More...

Lutron Launches LED Control Center of Excellence

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• May 6, 2010
COOPERSBURG, PA - Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., a manufacturer of light and shade control solutions, has launched the LED Control Center of Excellence, a new resource is devoted to LED lighting solutions. Read More...

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander Completes Work on the Musical Instrument Museum

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• May 6, 2010
PHOENIX - Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Performing Arts/Media Facilities Planning and Design, has completed work on the Musical Instrument Museum in collaboration with RSP Architects. Auerbach Pollock Friedlander provided theatre and audio-video systems consulting services for the MIM Music Theater, a 299-seat recital hall as well as audio-video consulting services for the recording studio. Read More...

Chauvet Helps Rebrand Boston’s TD Garden

PLSN Staff •
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• May 3, 2010
BOSTON - "TD Banknorth Garden" was a bit of a mouthful. But parent company Delaware North Companies rebranded the sports center, home to the Boston Bruins NHL hockey team and Boston Celtics NBA basketball team, as, simply, "TD Garden" (pronounced, of course, as "TD GAH-den.") Chauvet LED fixtures played a role in the rebranding effort. Read More...

NED Designers Rely on Prelite for RSA Conference Visuals

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• May 3, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - When San Diego-based Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED) was hired by John Halloran Associates to light the RSA keynote speakers and ancillary events at the annual RSA Conference, the company's lighting designers used Prelite Studios to previsualize content for 85 Martin LC Panels onstage. Read More...

Third ESTA Rock Our World Award Nominations Open

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• May 3, 2010
NEW YORK - Nominations opened May 1 for the third annual ESTA Rock Our World Awards, which recognize achievement by ESTA Members in new products, product applications, or projects. These awards were created to recognize both the creator of technology and the designer or integrator who applies the innovation in a real world environment. Read More...

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