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Draft Standard for Power Feeder Cables

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• December 23, 2008
The draft standard BSR E1.18-1 - 200x, Standard for the Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use at 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Entertainment and Live-Event Industries, is available for free download and public review at ESTA's Web site through Feb. 23, 2009. Read More...

Bandit Lites Highlights NASCAR Champions

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• December 22, 2008
NEW YORK — Bandit Lites provided lighting for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, and LD Mark Carver helped put Jimmie Johnson center stage as the second driver in the sport’s history to win three consecutive Cup Series championships. The event also helped NASCAR celebrate 60 years of racing. Read More...

Aerialist Dies From Fall in Christmas Show

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• December 22, 2008
CINCINNATI — Student performer Keri Shryock, 23, died from injuries related to a fall during a Christmas show at a church Dec. 17. She was suspended from a cable, acting the part of a Wise Man in a contemporary Nativity story at Crossroads Community Church in Oakley, Ohio when her harness opened. She fell more than 20 feet and succumbed to her injuries the next day. Read More...

Lighting the Tree for a White House Christmas

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• December 22, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC — Not all Christmas lighting ceremonies are matters of national security, or need to be attended by the Secret Service. For the National Christmas Tree lighting event staged earlier this month, however, LD Stefan DeWilde made sure Atmosphere Inc. provided a grandMA console, and a second one as a backup. Read More...

Vortek Moves to New Facility

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• December 22, 2008
VICTOR, NY — Vortek, a division of Daktronics, is moving its manufacturing facility a mile from the current facility in Victor, N.Y. The theatrical rigging design and manufacturing company was seeking more space and an updated facility to support its plan to expand its capacity to server national and international customers. Read More...

Showgun 2.5 Hybrid Luminaire Released

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• December 22, 2008
AUSTIN, TX — Barco announced that the High End Systems Showgun 2.5 automated luminaire, previewed at trade shows this fall, has been released. The instrument offers 30 percent more photonic output than its predecessor via a new 2500-watt Philips MSR lamp source, producing 130,000 lumens of light. High End Systems co-developed the lamp with Philips. Read More...

Tomcat USA’s Mitch Clark Departs

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• December 22, 2008
Tomcat USA Inc. has announced the departure of Mitch Clark, founder and president of the company. Vitec Group’s Stefano Rosellini made the announcement. Tomcat became part of the U.K.-based Vitec Group in late 2006. Read More...

Donna Cleveland Returns to CSL

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• December 18, 2008
NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting recently named Donna Cleveland sales service manager. Cleveland will oversee CSL’s customer service and various internal projects. Cleveland was previously with Creative Stage Lighting for 10 years as Customer Service manager. She also brings recent experience from The Original Lincoln Logs, a national company with headquarters in Chestertown, N.Y. Read More...

LEDS and “Musica” at Latin Grammy Awards

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• December 17, 2008
HOUSTON — The 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards was the first where a female performer, Gloria Estefan, was named Persona del Año. The awards program’s lighting rig also steered away from the status quo with new LED-based fixtures supplied by Zenith Lighting Inc., including Coemar’s Infinity ACL, Infinity Wash XL and ParLite LEDs. Read More...

Visual Support for Radio City Christmas Tour

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• December 17, 2008
NEW YORK — Every year, more than a million people get their holiday kicks by traveling to New York to see the Rockettes at the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York. Well over 100,000 more wait for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Arena Tour to come to them. In all, 34 trucks and 16 buses travel to 18 arenas with capacities between 7,000 to 12,000 people. Read More...

Bowman Promoted as Wiseman Leaves XLTV

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• December 17, 2008
LOS ANGELES — XL Video announced that John Wiseman has stepped down from his position as president of XL Touring Video, a division of XL Video, and that John Bowman, who has been with XLTV since it got started in 1996, has been promoted to lead operations for the company. Read More...

George Mason University Upgrades Rigging System

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• December 17, 2008
FAIRFAX, VA — George Mason University (GMU) upgraded an outdated rigging system for its 2,000-seat concert hall with 45 of J.R. Clancy’s PowerLift automated line sets and the company’s SceneControl 500. The upgrade gives the venue the ability to mount more elaborate productions and simultaneously addresses safety concerns. Read More...

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