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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

PLSN Staff •
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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...

FLDA Uses LEDs to Keep TV Sports Studios Eco-Friendly, Earthquake-Ready

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• October 2, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO — For its new multi-studio newsroom and production facility dedicated to Northern California’s sports teams, Comcast SportsNet had to balance visual dynamics with power limits imposed by the need to be eco-friendly and earthquake-ready. The network turned to Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) for a lighting solution. Read More...

Da-Lite Offers “Angles of Reflection” Educational Articles

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• October 2, 2009
WARSAW, IN —Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc. has produced a series of educational articles entitled “Angles of Reflection” which cover many of the guidelines in use today for visual displays.  The articles also look at how these guidelines should be applied to advances in technology in recent years. Read More...

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Ship Using Medialon Control System

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• October 2, 2009
MIAMI — FUNA installed used a Medialon show and media control system for the 1,000-seat Solstice Theatre for the recently-built Celebrity Solstice cruise ship — the first of five — which sails the Caribbean with up to 2,850 guests and more than 1,250 crew members. Read More...

Tinc Design & Productions Lights Band of Outsiders at NY Fashion Week

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• October 2, 2009
NEW YORK — There may have been five tons of sand covering the concrete floor and radio-controlled boats plying a miniature ocean set up in the loft gallery at Milk Studios, but for LD Seth Bernstein, figuring out how to light the launch of designer Scott Sternberg’s Band of Outsiders fashions with a Malibu theme wasn’t exactly a day at the beach. Read More...

GoVision, Daktronics Video Displays Outside Dallas Cowboys Stadium

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• September 29, 2009
ARLINGTON, TX — The huge video display hanging in the center of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium isn’t the only video element fans have been encountering lately. The football team’s management also opted to install eight Daktronics portable modular LED displays on their new stadium’s outdoor plaza. Read More...

Clay Paky Knight of Illumination Awards Announced

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• September 29, 2009
LONDON — The second annual Knight of Illumination Awards, organized by Clay Paky in collaboration with the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) and the Society of Television Lighting and Design (STLD), was held at the Ibis Hotel during PLASA 2009. Read More...

Parnelli Awards Voting Begins

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• September 28, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Voting for the 2009 Parnelli Awards has begun! Go to www.parnelliawards.com/vote and let your voice be heard. There are four new Indispensable Technology “IT” award categories along with returning categories for Lighting Company of the Year, Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year, Lighting Designer of the Year and more. To purchase tickets, go to www.parnelliawards.com/reservations. Read More...
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