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ESTA and PERA Announce Merger Plans

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• April 20, 2009
NEW YORK, NY –– The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) and the Production Equipment Rental Association (PERA) agreed to merge, subject to final ratification. Under the agreement, PERA will become the PERA Council within ESTA, retaining its focus on the production of film, television and commercials. The Council’s mission is to focus on development and implementation of programs and services for production rental businesses. Read More...

RCF Group Purchases Majority Stake in SGM

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• April 20, 2009
TAVULLIA, Italy — RCF Group, an audio company which includes RCF and db Technologies brand owner AEB, has purchased 51 percent of SGM Technology for Lighting S.p.A., based here. Read More...

In Memoriam: Tharon Musser, 84

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• April 20, 2009
Tharon Musser, a Tony award-winning lighting designer who worked on more than 150 Broadway shows, passed away at age 84. Her credits include one of the longest-running Broadway musicals, A Chorus Line, which was also the first to use a completely computerized lighting console. Read More...

In Memoriam: Patrick Jordan, 44

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• April 20, 2009
Patrick Jordan, managing director for The Mojo Barriers, died April 10 at age 44. Jordan had worked for the company since 1993. Read More...

ISI Teams With Martin at Spring Fashion Week In St. Louis

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• April 17, 2009
ST. LOUIS — Ironman Sound Industries recently teamed up with Contemporary Productions to present St. Louis Fashion Week––Spring 2009 at the Lumiere Casino, which encompassed six shows in five days for over 2,000 guests. Read More...

Vista Systems’ Spyders Drive Video Pods Touting Fontainebleau’s Condos

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• April 17, 2009
LAS VEGAS — The montly tally of residential foreclosures keep hitting new records, in both Las Vegas’ Clark County and nationally. But the Fontainebleau Hotel isn’t just relying on just a stack of dusty brochures to sell the 1,018 condo units it’s building on the north end of the Las Vegas strip. In a welcome center that recently opened near the future resort’s construction site, three video pods are immersing visitors in curved-screen imagery shaped by a pair of Vista Systems’ Spyders. Read More...

LED Source Named Element Labs Distributor to the Americas

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• April 17, 2009
WELLINGTON, FL — LED Source announced a distribution agreement with Element Labs covering the North and South American lighting markets. This agreement covers successful Element products, including Versa Tube, Versa Tile, Helix G75 and others. Read More...

Wybron Updates Infogate Feedback Software

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• April 17, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Wybron has released an updated version of Infogate software. Version 2.2 of Wybron’s Infogate, which uses RDM, includes a simplified layout for the Device Parameter Spreadsheet, the ability to maintain the Device Parameter Spreadsheet layout when closed, a new ESTA status message to report lamp and cable failure and new RDM throttle to allow users to reduce the number of RDM data packets transmitted along the DMX cable. Read More...

P3 Group Launches AXIS-Environmental Architecture (EA)

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• April 17, 2009
NILES, IL — The P3 Group has launched AXIS-Environmental Architecture (EA), a new company devoted to custom scenic solutions for corporate meetings, themed events, TV and film, museums, theater and retail/commercial environments. Read More...

Jazz In the Gardens Stays Cool with Elation LEDs

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• April 17, 2009
MIAMI — Like jazz itself, the weather can take unexpected turns at outdoor music festivals.  Just ask the organizers of Jazz In The Gardens, a jazz event held annually at Dolphin Stadium, where heavy downpours and winds hammered the stage during much of the rehearsal and second afternoon of the two-day concert. Read More...

Return Of “Hair” to Broadway Supported by grandMA

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• April 17, 2009
NEW YORK — It took a bit more than the alignment of Jupiter and Mars to bring the rock musical, Hair, back to Broadway, but when it finally arrived, some 42 years after its first Broadway debut, it could be lit by a whole new generation of lighting gear, with automated lights and LEDs joining the conventional instruments. Read More...

Martin Rig Used for 3 Doors Down Tour

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• April 16, 2009
3 Doors Down tours with Martin gear
BIRMINGHAM, AL — Matt Mills, who has lit a variety tours, TV shows, corporate events and has served as LD for 3 Doors Down for the past seven years, will rely again on a Martin MAC rig for the band’s 2009 summer tour. Read More...

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