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Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly Get Bold & Fresh AV & Lighting from Scharff Weisberg

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• August 8, 2010
NEW YORK - When Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly kicked off the 2010 leg of their Bold & Fresh tour, Scharff Weisberg provided AV and lighting support. Scharff Weisberg also supported Beck's solo American Revival tour. Read More...

Staging Concepts Announces “Green” Push

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• August 8, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS - Staging Concepts, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, announced its intention of "going green" on a large scale, with both its staging and railing divisions. Read More...

Pyrotek Special Effects at 2010 BET Awards

PLSN Staff •
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• August 6, 2010
LOS ANGELES - The 2010 BET Awards, broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, featured an assortment of visuals from Pyrotek Special Effects including pyrotechnics, cryogenics, propane gas flame effects and low-lying fog for an artist lineup that included Kanye West, Diddy, Usher, TI and others. Read More...

SF Opera & Ballet Add Robert Juliat Victor Motorized Followspots

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• August 6, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Opera and Ballet, no stranger to Robert Juliat gear, has become the first U.S. venue equipped with Robert Juliat's motorized Victor followspots with RJNET electronics. Read More...

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander Plays Key Role in $82 Million Paramount Center at Emerson College

PLSN Staff •
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• August 5, 2010
BOSTON - The Paramount Theatre started out in 1932 as a 1,500-seat movie palace, but fell into disuse in the 1970s. This year, it resurfaced as part of the bigger Paramount Center complex, a multi-year undertaking with a budget of $82 million. Read More...

J.R. Clancy Provides Hoists for Indiana Music Hall’s Adjustable Glass Ceiling Panels

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• August 5, 2010
CARMEL, IN - The Center for the Performing Arts, a three-venue performing arts center coming to central Indiana this fall, will include The Palladium, a 1,600-seat space with four adjustable 23,000-lb. glass ceiling panels rigged by J. R. Clancy to allow the acoustics to be tuned for different kinds of performances, which will range from symphonies to country music to R&B and jazz. Read More...

Martin MAC 350 Entours Join Crowded House World Tour

PLSN Staff •
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• August 4, 2010
AUSTIN, TX - Martin Professional's MAC 350 Entour hard-edge LED lighting fixture is being test-driven on Crowded House's current world tour by LD/set designer Paul Normandale. Read More...

Multimedia Farms Chooses Barco for Portable LED Solutions

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• August 4, 2010
SANTA CLARA, CA - Multimedia Farms, also doing business as LED Display Rentals, has acquired Barco's C11 LED indoor/outdoor display for use in the company's LED rental and staging business. Read More...

Martin M1 Lighting Controller Debuts at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

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• August 4, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Martin Professional's M1 lighting console made its U.S. debut recently at the Nokia Theatre for a concert event by Larry Hernandez and Roberto Tapia. Read More...

Vari-Lite VLX Used for America’s Got Talent

PLSN Staff •
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• August 3, 2010
DALLAS - America's Got Talent's got variety - from a musical duet to a gravity-defying human puppet show to almost any other imaginable act. LD Kieran Healy needs to come up with designs that can keep up with the variety and also support the live HD broadcast. Healy has been relying on automated fixtures from Philips Vari-Lite, including 24 VLX Wash luminaires provided by PRG. Read More...

IndepenDance Pool and Beach Party Lit with Chauvet Gear

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• August 2, 2010
MIAMI BEACH - Visual Formula used Chauvet fixtures for top DJs including Armin Van Buuren at the sixth annual IndepenDANCE Pool and Beach Party on July 4 at the Doubletree Surfcomber Hotel Miami-South Beach. Read More...

American DJ Sues Five Companies for Trademark Infringement

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• August 2, 2010
LOS ANGELES - American DJ filed suit in U.S. District Court Central District of California against five companies, including Wal-Mart Stores and DBL Distributing, a division of Ingram Micro, for violating the Lanham Act, which covers federal trademark law, and the California Business and Professions Code. Read More...
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