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Scharff Weisberg Lights USGA Learning Tents

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• September 28, 2009
NEW YORK — Scharff Weisberg lit “Learning Tents” for two professional golf events this summer, working on behalf of Momentum Worldwide.  The events were the US Open 2009 in Farmingdale, N.Y. and the 91st PGA Championship in Chaska, Minn., where a second hospitality tent for corporate VIPs was added.  Scharff Weisberg supplied all the lighting and A/V equipment for the venues. Read More...

ZFX and Stage Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance

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• September 27, 2009
LOUISVILLE, KY — ZFX Flying Effects and Las Vegas-based Stage Technologies have announced a strategic alliance to offer automated solutions for productions that require complex flying sequences. Read More...

Revised Fog Effects Standard Available for Public Review

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• September 27, 2009
NEW YORK — ESTA’s Technical Standards Program has posted BSR E1.23 — 20XX Entertainment Technology — Design and Execution of Theatrical Fog Effects on its Web site for public review. It is a proposed revision of the existing ANSI E1.23-2006 standard related to glycol, glycerin or white mineral oil theatrical fog effects. Read More...

LEDs Light Up El Paso Shopping Center, Club

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• September 25, 2009
EL PASO, TX — It may have sounded a bit quixotic at first, but developer Alex Dias gave his Windmill Shopping Center here the look of a Las Vegas nightclub in order to attract customers. On closer inspection, however, the 600-foot run of LED video appears to make more sense — Diaz also owns Nova Luna, a Vegas-style nightclub located in the center. Read More...

In Memoriam: Harry Donovan, 1943-2009

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• September 24, 2009
Harry Donovan, one of the world’s foremost rigging experts and author of Entertainment Rigging, died Sept. 23 after an ongoing battle with cancer. Donovan, 66, was both an engineer and one of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected riggers, a unique combination. He devoted his career to studying the art and science of rigging. Read More...

Lighting Control is Child’s Play at Pretend City Childrens Museum

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• September 24, 2009
IRVINE, CA — An amphitheater with LED theatrical lighting is one of 20 exhibits in the newly opened Pretend City Children’s Museum, a 28,000-square foot pint-sized city where kids up to 8 years in age are invited to explore, play and learn. Read More...

Kentucky Church Using Broadcast Pix for Sunday Broadcasts

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• September 24, 2009
LEXINGTON, KY — Immanuel Baptist Church broadcasts its Sunday service to thousands of households live on WLEX-TV, the local NBC affiliate. In June, the church installed a Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 integrated production system to ensure a polished look. Read More...

Dennis DeYoung to Host Parnelli Awards

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• September 21, 2009
LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Directors has announced that Dennis DeYoung will be hosting the Parnelli Awards Nov. 20 in Orlando. DeYoung wrote and performed “Come Sail Away,” “Babe," "Lady" and many other hits for Styx, and he also played a key role in the band’s themed albums and theatrical and visually groundbreaking shows. Read More...

Solotech US Expands, Plans Open House Sept. 25

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• September 17, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Known for its sound, lighting, video, and rigging, Solotech will open the doors of its new Las Vegas office with an open house event on Sept. 25, 2009. The event is set for 5 to 9 p.m. at the expanded location: Solotech US, Inc.; 7465 Dean Martin Drive, Suite108; Las Vegas, NV 89139; Phone: 702.614.8882; Fax: 702.614.8883. Read More...

E/T/C London Projects for Rockestra Fundraising Event in Malta

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• September 16, 2009
VALLETTA, Malta — The president of Malta, George Abela, asked E/T/C London’s Ross Ashton to create a video projection show to accompany the island’s two-hour Rockestra concert, a fundraising event for the Malta Community Chest charity. Read More...

Creative Stage Lighting Announces Open House Series

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• September 16, 2009
NORTH CREEK, NY —Creative Stage Lighting has announced its first touring open house series. Hosted with CSL dealer members, CSL open houses provide an opportunity for dealer members to demonstrate new products to their clients. Read More...

Southern Comfort Concert Tour Gets UV/FX Visuals

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• September 16, 2009
CHICAGO — When Mowalla Productions was looking to give their client Southern Comfort a new look for their underCOVER concert tour, they contacted UV/FX. The 2009 10-city tour featuring Polyphonic Spree, The Hold Steady, and Ghostland Observatory. Read More...
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