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Compulite Controls “Prime Minister” Game Show

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• April 6, 2009
TORONTO — A Compulite Vector RED serves as the main console for Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) show hosted by Canadian-born Alex Trebek. Read More...

Fleetwood Mac Tour Unleashes New Lighting, Video Design Using grandMA, Martin, Others

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• April 6, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA — Fleetwood Mac’s “Unleashed” tour is using a lighting design by Paul “Arlo” Guthrie, who used grandMA consoles for lighting and to control the video images appearing on Martin LC LED panels. Read More...

Production Advantage’s John Camm Dies at 64

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• April 6, 2009
WILLISTON, VT — Production Advantage announced the unexpected passing its founder and president, John Camm, 64, on April 1, 2009. The company said that Camm’s widow, Penny Camm, would immediately assume the role of president and chairman, as confirmed by the company’s board of directors. The company also expressed its appreciation for the support and kind wishes it has received. Read More...

ClearView Baptist Church Grows With Elation, Again

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• March 31, 2009

NASHVILLE — Pastor Mark Marshall may not be able to physically be in two places at one time, but thanks to a fiber optic system linking a new 450-seat chapel and main church on its 50-acre suburban Nashville campus, he’s able to appear before groups of worshippers at the two houses of worship simultaneously. Read More...

Mark de Gruyter Joins Kinesys

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• March 31, 2009
LONDON — Mark de Gruyter has joined Kinesys as head of sales and business development. de Gruyter has previously worked with Element Labs, High End Systems and PRG. Read More...

Thin Films Division of Ocean Optics Forms New Company

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• March 31, 2009
DUNEDIN, FL — Ocean Optics, a manufacturer of miniature photonics, has announced that its Thin Films Division is now become a separate company. Ocean Thin Films, as the new entity will be known, designs and manufactures patented dichroic filters and precision optics entertainment technology and other applications. Read More...

ESTA/USITT Add Rigging, Electrical Training Sessions

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• March 30, 2009
CANTON, MI — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT announces Electrical and Rigging Training Sessions to be held at the Village Theatre at Cherry Hill in Canton,  Mich.  The event will be hosted and co-produced by Eastern Michigan University at Ypsilanti in association with The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill. Read More...

DOE Honors Philips Color Kinetics for LED Advances

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• March 30, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored Philips Color Kinetics with a "Significant Achievement in Solid-State Lighting Research & Development" award. It was the second year for the company's research efforts to be chosen to join a select few from more than 50 DOE-funded projects for the honor. Read More...

CSL Hosts Second Webinar on the Art of Illumination

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• March 29, 2009
NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting will host a Webinar titled “Lighting Design 101: The Art of Illumination, Part II” on April 16 at 3:30 p.m. EST. It follows Part I, which took place in February, and features guest speakers Richard Cadena and Jeff Ravitz. Read More...

Interesting Products LN2 Foggers Endorsed by AGMA

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• March 27, 2009
LOS ANGELES — After a year of testing on stages at the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera and  Washington National Opera, AGMA (the American Guild of Musical Artists) has issued a  Certificate of Compliance to Interesting Products allowing the use of their LN2 (liquid  nitrogen) foggers on stage by all AGMA signatory Opera and Ballet Companies. Read More...

Vortek Hoists Used for “One-of-a-Kind” Theatre

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• March 27, 2009
DALLAS — Custom hoists made by Vortek, a division of Daktronics Inc., have been installed at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. The hoists manipulate hanging seating sections and work with Vortek Pro Series hoists in the theatre’s complex fly system. Read More...

Stump the Rigger Trophy Awarded at USITT

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• March 27, 2009
CINCINNATI —Scott Mollman, technical director for the Theatre Department at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D. won the Jack Suesse Memorial "Stump The Rigger" trophy at the USITT conference in Cincinnati. Bill Sapsis of Sapsis Rigging, Inc., pictured left, presents the award to Mollman, right.
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