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Harkness Screens Marks 80 Years

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• November 9, 2009
FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Harkness Screens is celebrating its 80th year in business, growing from humble beginnings in 1929 to a company employing 100 people in five countries today. Read More...

Wybron Mobile Showroom Back On the Road

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• November 9, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — Wybron’s Mobile Showroom set out on its second leg of dates, which began Nov. 2, in the Washington, DC, Baltimore and New Jersey areas. Read More...

PRG Spotlights Miley Cyrus on “Wonder World” Tour

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• November 2, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — For the North American, UK, and Ireland dates of the Miley Cyrus Wonder World tour, lighting and video designer Seán Burke had Production Resource Group supply and support the lighting system. “Having a company that can supply on both sides of the Atlantic is very important but there are very few that can do it—and do it well,” said Burke. Read More...

VH1 Hip Hop Honors “Elegantly” Lit with Coemar Gear

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• November 2, 2009
BROOKLYN, NY — LD Tom Kenny used an array of Coemar lighting fixtures supplied by Atomic Lighting to lend a theatrical look to the sixth annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009, taped at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. Read More...

Tinc Handles Production Design for Gallery Addressing Death Penalty

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• October 31, 2009
NEW YORK — Tinc Design & Productions provided production design and technical management for the New York premiere of the audiovisual art installation, One After, which addressed the death penalty issue in Texas at New York’s Openhouse Gallery.  Tinc was responsible for the design of the event’s gallery space and its video and lighting elements, with Lance Darcy acting as production designer and Ryan Kirk as production manager. Read More...

Modular Screens Used for Canadian Country Music Awards

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• October 31, 2009
VANCOUVER, BC — Midnite Hour Productions provided a Draper StageScreen as the backdrop for the 2009 Fan’s Choice Award presentation from the Canadian Country Music Association at the CCMA’s annual awards ceremony held at General Motors Place. Read More...

B.B. King Museum AV Gear Relies on Furman Power Units

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• October 31, 2009
INDIANOLA, MS — Bowen Technovation chose Furman’s PS-PRO II power conditioner/sequencers and AC-215 power conditioners for the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center to protect components in the museum’s multimedia exhibits and enhance the AV experience for visitors. Read More...

Followspot Position Planning Guide Available for Review

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• October 30, 2009
NEW YORK — ESTA has announced that the latest version of the draft standard, BSR E1.28 - 200x, Guidance on planning followspot positions in places of public assembly, is available for public review through Dec. 28, 2009. Read More...

Access Pass and Design Acquires Services of BandPasses.com

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• October 29, 2009
RENO, NV — Access Pass and Design, a supplier of printed security credentials, lanyards, wristbands and backstage passes, has acquired the services of BandPasses.com, an online source for such products. Read More...

Eiffel Tower Lit with Iluminarc LEDs to Mark 120 Years

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• October 29, 2009
PARIS — Chauvet’s Iluminarc division may be less than a year old, but it’s scored a landmark coup of sorts: more than 400 Ilumipod 48 IP RGBW wash lights are being used for an LED light show on the Eiffel Tower as part of the structure’s 120-year anniversary celebration. Read More...

In Memoriam: Lenny Sullivan, 34

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• October 29, 2009
MANASQUAN, NJ — Leonard “Lenny” Sullivan, 34, died in Kansas City, Mo. on  Oct. 26 while supporting the tour of his cousin, Bruce Springsteen, who was touring with the E Street Band. Read More...

In Memoriam: Michael Philippi, 58

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• October 29, 2009
CHICAGO — Lighting Designer Michael Philippi died suddenly Oct. 27 while walking to Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, where he was working on a production of the Alan Gross play, High Holidays. The cause of death was unclear. Read More...

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