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Hart, Todd and Sapsis to Lead Tomcat Hoist & Truss Workshop

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• October 8, 2009
ORLANDO — Tomcat USA announced that its Hoist & Truss Workshop would return for the 2009 LDInstitute on Nov. 18 and 19, led by Herb Hart of Columbus McKinnon, Will Todd of Tomcat USA and Bill Sapsis, president and founder of Sapsis Rigging. Read More...

PRG Continues Support Of U2 Tour In North America

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• October 8, 2009
TAMPA — Following the European leg, the U2 360° Tour is breaking stadium attendance records on this side of the Atlantic, with a production design that can be safely said to be unlike any seen before. Read More...

Jonas Brothers Tour World with MAC III Profile

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• October 8, 2009
UNCASVILLE, CT — The Jonas Brothers world tour in support of their latest album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, is using a lighting design by John LaBriola, production and lighting designer that incorporates Martin’s 1500-watt MAC III Profile to light the multiple-stage set. Read More...

Coemar Gear Used for MTV’s Video Music Awards Telecast

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• October 8, 2009
NEW YORK — For MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs), staged live at Radio City Music Hall, LD Tom Kenny deployed a package of Coemar Infinity Wash XLs, Infinity ACLs and ParLite LEDs provided by Scharff Weisberg Lighting. Read More...

Chauvet Gear Brightens VH1 Divas’ After-Party in Brooklyn

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• October 8, 2009
BROOKLYN, NY — Lighting designer Richard Tatum of L&M Sound and Light used Chauvet gear to brighten One Hanson Place, a historic landmark tower with a four-sided clock and metallic dome, for the after-party for a VH1 cable TV special featuring female vocalists Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Etheridge and others, which was hosted by Paula Abdul. Read More...

Wybron Mobile Showroom Hits the Road

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• October 8, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Wybron Mobile Showroom, which provides hands-on demonstrations of Wybron products to lighting professionals and their local dealers is hitting the road this month with its first leg of stops taking place in the San Antonio, Houston and Dallas areas. Read More...

Inaugural “IT” Award Nominees for Lighting, Video and Staging

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• October 5, 2009
LAS VEGAS — The new Indispensable Technology “IT” award categories on the Parnelli Awards ballot include lighting, video and staging products. Here is a closer look at the products that were nominated in each of those categories. And if you haven't yet cast your vote, don't miss out — go to www.parnelliawards.com/vote and vote today! Read More...

ESTA and PLASA Announce Intention to Merge

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• October 5, 2009
NEW YORK — ESTA and PLASA have signed a letter of intent to merge. The organizations said that by uniting as one body the merged entity will be able to offer a stronger voice for members, enhance existing initiatives, and expand their range of services. Read More...

PRG Distribution Helps ETS Lighten its Load

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• October 3, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Event Technology Services (ETS) serves a diverse client base handling everything from casino and club installations to concert and corporate events. When ETS owner Eric Kennedy needed to expand his inventory of gear, he turned to PRG Distribution to find the equipment that would fill the bill. Read More...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Lighting Upgrade Includes ETC Ion Console

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• October 3, 2009
NEW YORK —New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) upgraded the lighting for its renovated American Wing courtyard. The upgrade included an ETC Ion lighting console used for control. The new lighting package was designed by Michael Nishball, principal, and Robert Young, associate, Theatre Projects Consultants (TPC), under contract to the architectural firm of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. Read More...

Pittsburgh Festival of Lights Features Five-Minute Projection by Ross Ashton

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• October 3, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA — The 2009 Pittsburgh Festival of Lights is featuring a five-minute projection work, Palimpsest, designed by E/T/C London’s Ross Ashton. Marguerite Jarrett Marks, a curator and organizer of the festival, which is run by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, commissioned Ashton for the show. Read More...

ABS, ExperienceChurch.TV to Produce Second AVL Expo

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• October 3, 2009
PUYALLUP, WA — Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) and Experience Church.tv have set the second Audio, Visual, Lighting Conference and Expo (AVL Expo) for Nov. 6-7, 2009. Representatives from more than 100 churches attended the inaugural AVL Expo last March. Read More...

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