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Leviton to Sell Some AIW Assets to Southwire

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• January 31, 2010
MELVILLE, NY - Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Southwire Company to sell certain assets of American Insulated Wire Corporation (AIW), a subsidiary of Leviton. Read More...

Bandit Lites Sees the (Green) Light

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• January 27, 2010
KNOXVILLE, TN - Bandit Lites has announced a new "green" emphasis with a stated goal to be "80 percent LED" by 2011. Read More...

PRG V676 Lighting Console Makes Broadway Debut

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• January 27, 2010
NEW YORK - When the new musical Fela! opened recently, it also marked the Broadway debut of the PRG V676 lighting console. Much of the lighting in Fela! takes place beyond the stage, and PRG worked closely with LD Robert Wierzel and Timothy Rogers, the lighting programmer, on the production. Read More...

The Glacier Garden Museum Exhibit Uses Medialon for Control

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• January 27, 2010
BAIE-COMEAU, Quebec - The Glacier Garden, an indoor/outdoor museum, lets visitors travel back in time to the Ice Age and learn about the impact of climate change on animal migration. XYZ Cultural Technology, a Canadian integrator and AV designer company, chose Medialon as the main controller of the indoor part of the museum. Read More...

Deep South Productions Expands Clay Paky Inventory

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• January 26, 2010
SULPHUR, LA - Deep South Productions (DSP), whose lighting inventory already included Clay Paky Stage Zoom and Stage Color 1200 fixtures, recently got a chance to put their latest inventory addition, a batch of Alpha Spot 700 HPE fixtures acquired through PRG Distribution, to the test. Read More...

Two Draft Rigging Standards for Powered Hoists in Review

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• January 25, 2010
NEW YORK - BSR E1.6-1--201x, Entertainment Technology - Powered Hoist Systems and BSR E1.6-2--201x, Entertainment Technology - Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Serially Manufactured Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry, are available for public review on ESTA's Web site through Feb. 15, 2010. Read More...

Artists, LDs Help Raise $57 Million with “Hope for Haiti Now” Telethon

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• January 25, 2010
NEW YORK - More than 100 top artists teamed up to support the two-hour Hope for Haiti Now telethon, which raised at least $57 million so far, according to its organizers. That sum reflects direct donations via telephone, text and Internet in response to the telethon itself, and does not include funds raised through iTunes. Read More...

Live Nation, Ticketmaster Win Approval, Complete Merger

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• January 25, 2010
NEW YORK - Within hours of receiving conditional approval from the U.S. Department of Justice on Jan. 25, Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment completed their merger. The deal, in the works for nearly a year, pools the resources of the largest concert promoter (Live Nation) with the leading ticketing company (Ticketmaster). But the newly merged Live Nation Entertainment must abide by several antitrust stipulations Read More...

LMG Systems Integration Named GSA Federal Contractor

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• January 22, 2010
ORLANDO, FL - LMG Systems Integration was recently named an authorized Federal Contractor with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). LMG was awarded the contract under Schedule 58 I of the program, SIN Number 58 8, to provide professional audio/video assessment, design and integration to government agencies. Read More...

Rose Brand Donates $14,193 for Disaster Relief in Haiti

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• January 22, 2010
SECAUCUS, NJ - Rose Brand employees have contributed $7,096.50, and the company matched it, for a total donation of $14,193 to the U.S. Fund of UNICEF, addressing the earthquake disaster in Haiti. Read More...

Chicago Stagehand Formed, Offers Non-Union Labor Option

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• January 22, 2010
CHICAGO - Chicago Stagehand, a non-union affiliated stagehand labor company that began operations last year with one client, announced its official launch recently. Company founder Dave Eaves stressed that Chicago Stagehand is not associated with Chicago's IATSE Local 2 or any other labor organizations. Read More...

Artists, LDs Prepare for “Hope for Haiti Now” Telethon

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• January 21, 2010
NEW YORK - More than 100 top artists are teaming up to support the two-hour Hope for Haiti Now telethon, which will air Jan. 22 commercial-free on all major TV networks and appear on cable channels including CNN, HBO, MTV, TNT, BET, Showtime and others, along with live streaming and other support from Web sites such as YouTube, Myspace, Facebook and Twitter. Read More...
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