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Elation Names Intellimix Canadian Distributor

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• August 7, 2009
MONTREAL — Elation Professional has appointed Intellimix Corporation as its exclusive Canadian distributor. Under the agreement, Intellimix will distribute Elation’s professional lighting and control products to dealers, lighting installers, designers, rental houses and architectural clients throughout Canada. Read More...

Broadcast Pix Names New Operations Director, Support Manager

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• August 7, 2009
BILLERICA, MA — Broadcast Pix has promoted Lisa Trabucco to serve as director of operations and human resources and has also hired Bob Poucel as support manager. Trabucco and Poucel will work out the Broadcast Pix main office based outside of Boston. Read More...

Steven Tyler Falls from Stage After Audio Disruption

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• August 6, 2009
STURGIS, SD — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, 61, fell off the stage at the Buffalo Chip Campground Aug. 5 and was taken to the hospital to treat injuries to his head, neck and shoulders, according to news reports. Read More...

Jay-Z Five-City Tour Lit by Patrick Dierson, Justin Collie

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• August 6, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Rapper Jay-Z began a five-city summer tour with Ciara lit by Patrick Dierson and Justin Collie of Performance Environment Design Group. Atomic Lighting supplied the rig.  Read More...

IATSE Convention Re-Elects Matthew D. Loeb International President

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• August 5, 2009
ORLANDO, FL— Matthew D. Loeb  was unanimously re-elected as International President of IATSE at the 66th Quadrennial IATSE Convention in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, James B. Wood was re-elected as General Secretary-Treasurer and the entire General Executive Board, consisting of 13 vice-presidents, as well as three international trustees and the union’s delegate to the Canadian Labor Congress were also re-elected. All candidates ran unopposed and were re-elected by acclamation. Read More...

Parnelli Award Nominations Open Through Aug. 31

PLSN Staff •
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• August 3, 2009
LAS VEGAS  — Nominations are being accepted online to honor those individuals and companies for exceptional work in the pro lighting and staging field, and this window of opportunity will be closing Aug. 31, so go to www.parnelliawards.com and click on the Parnelli Awards nomination link today. Read More...

One Killed, Scores Injured in Canadian Stage Collapse

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• August 3, 2009

UPDATED Aug. 4, 2009: 

CAMROSE, AB, Canada — A woman attending the Big Valley Jamboree country music festival was killed when a storm caused the main stage to collapse just before 6 p.m. on Aug. 1. An estimated 75 were injured.

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NBC Poker Reality Show Bets on Acclaim LEDs

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• August 2, 2009

LAS VEGAS — Full Tilt Poker’s NBC reality show, Face The Ace, gives amateur players a crack at $1 million if they can beat the best professional poker players in the world. LD Justin Garrone of Innovative Show Design used LEDs from Acclaim lighting, supplied by CYM Lighting Services for the set design.
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Daktronics, Upstage Video Seen Once More at All Points West Music Festival

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• August 2, 2009
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Daktronics and Upstage Video are once again supporting the All Points West Music & Arts Festival at Liberty State Park with a set of PST-12HD modular video displays for the main stage. Read More...

311 Unity Tour Features Coemar LED Gear

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• August 2, 2009
IRVINE, CA — For 311’s June and July 2009 Unity tour dates, which promoted the band’s latest album, Uplifter, lighting designer/director Joe Paradise hoisted a lighting rig that included Coemar Infinity Wash XL, ACL and ParLite LED gear. Read More...

GoVision Demos Screens at Ground-Breaking for New Headquarters

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• August 2, 2009
ARGYLE, TX — GoVision broke ground on the new headquarters facility it is building in Argyle, Texas, near Dallas-Fort Worth, just east of I-35W. The company will operate with a 50,000-square-foot warehouse, the first building to rise on a 25-acre commercial parcel being developed by Denkmann Associates, LLC as Gateway Business Park. Read More...

ChamSys MagicQ Controls Rig for Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction

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• August 2, 2009
CHARLOTTE, NC — For the current Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction tour, NIN|JA Summer Tour 2009, lighting designer Roy Bennett and co-designer Jason Bullock, who is also the lighting director/programmer, chose the ChamSys MagicQ console for control. Read More...

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