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Nemetschek NA Releases First Service Pack for Vectorworks 2010

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• October 22, 2009
COLUMBIA, MD — Nemetschek North America has released its first Service Pack for the Vectorworks 2010 product line. While addressing issues with wall joining and the snap loupe in particular, this Service Pack has also improved the overall stability and performance of the package. Read More...

2009 Emmy Awards’ Smokeless Looks Controlled by PRG

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• October 22, 2009
LOS ANGELES — PRG supplied both the lighting package and the screen automation for the recently presented 61st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre. Production designer Steve Bass and lighting designer Bob Dickinson worked on a smoke-free design that reflected key elements of the television industry. Read More...

GoVision Sets Up Daktronics LED Screen for AT&T PAC Opening

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• October 22, 2009
DALLAS, TX — The AT&T Performing Arts Center held its multi-day grand opening recently, and to give patrons and passers-by a live-video look at the festivities, GoVision technicians, contracted by Planet Productions, configured a 9-foot-by-16-foot Daktronics PST HD LED video screen for the inaugural gala. Read More...

Coemar Lights Up “Divas” as Show Returns to VH1

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• October 22, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Divas returned to VH1 after a five-year hiatus, with Paula Abdul hosting the live show telecast from the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. LD Tom Kenny used a lighting rig that included Coemar Infinity Wash XLS and Infinity ACL S moving heads supplied by Atomic Lighting. Read More...

UVLD Adds Theatrical Touch to Avon Leadership Conference

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• October 22, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Avon has been calling on Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) for the last 15 years to light  many of its corporate events. Most recently, UVLD’s Greg Norgeot and Paul Sharwell, Avon’s lighting designer and programmer, teamed up for the company’s annual Leadership National Conference at the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino. Read More...

LMG Touring Lights Jeremy Camp Tour

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• October 21, 2009
RALEIGH, NC —Christian contemporary artist Jeremy Camp has contracted with LMG Touring to provide lighting support for his 30-city Speaking Louder Than Before tour. Read More...

Playhouse Hollywood Equipped with Elation Gear

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• October 21, 2009

HOLLYWOOD, CA — When Los Angeles’ mega-club Playhouse held its soft opening, the crowd converged on Hollywood Blvd. was large enough to warrant intervention from the LA Police Department — one measure of the buzz surrounding the new $6 million venue. Read More...

Calvary Chapel Installs ETC Gear for Lighting Overhaul

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• October 20, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — With its four services, Calvary Chapel attracts close to 10,000 people each week, bringing together a diverse group of people. “We have little old ladies raising their hands next to bikers,” said Matt Friedman, audio/video director, “and ex-druggies worshiping next to businessmen in suits. Sometimes it reminds me of the cantina scene from the first Star Wars movie.” Read More...

Empire State Building Lit in Tie-Dyed Hues

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• October 19, 2009
NEW YORK — The Empire State Building was to be lit Oct. 19 in a tie-dyed color scheme, bringing attention to a fundraiser and exhibition at the New York Historical Society focusing on the Grateful Dead and its influences on popular culture. Read More...

Parnelli Voting Ends Oct. 29, Tickets to Nov. 20 Gala Still Available

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• October 19, 2009
LAS VEGAS — With the Parnelli Awards voting deadline of Oct. 29 fast approaching, now is the time to cast your vote for the Parnelli award nominees of your choice and reserve your spot or table for the gala evening itself, set for Nov. 20, 2009 at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The Parnelli Awards dinner starts at 8 p.m., immediately following the Neil Diamond Crew Reunion, which starts at 7 p.m. To vote, go to www.parnelliawards.com/vote. For tickets, go to www.parnelliawards.com/reservations. Read More...

Wybron BP-2 Used On Tour with the Killers

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• October 16, 2009
MIAMI — Steven Douglas, the show/lighting/video designer on the current tour for the Killers, has been using a lighting rig that includes 41 Mac 2000 washes, 34 VL 3000 Spots, 52 ColorBlast 12s, 18 i-Pix BB4s, 18 GLP Impressions and 27 Atomic Strobes with scrollers. The gear list also includes the Wybron BP-2 Beam Luminaire. Read More...

Martin Gear Lights Up Venetian Ballroom for Weddings

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• October 16, 2009
GARFIELD, NJ —MYI Audio/Video Design & Installation supplied and installed a Martin lighting rig for the Venetian’s multi-use ballroom including four MAC 2000 Performance and 13 MAC 575 Krypton moving heads, nine MX-10 scanners and 12 Stagebar 54 LED luminaires, all controlled via a Martin LightJockey system.
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