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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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Bandit Lites Names Barbee Director of Sales and Installations

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• March 26, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN — Bandit Lites has named Chris Barbee as the company’s national director of sales and installations. He had served the company for eight years as sales and installations design specialist, helping the company forge design-build relationships and expand its client base. Read More...

Compact Coemars Keep Up with Beauty Contestants

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• March 26, 2009
MIAMI — When you’re dealing with a TV reality show set’s limited trim height, size matters. Carlos Collina, LD for Univision’s reality TV show, Nuestra Belleza Latina, needed a compact fixture that could deliver a big look. Working with Rick Rudolph of Stage Equipment and Lighting, he chose Coemar Infinity S Series lights for the job. Read More...

Scharff Weisberg Names Rossello Senior Account Rep

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• March 26, 2009
NEW YORK— Scharff Weisberg has named Tony Rossello senior account representative. He had been senior event manager for the company for the last nine years. In his new role, Rossello will develop the company’s video and audio business and serve as the primary sales contact for those markets. Read More...

Bill Sapsis Named USITT Fellow

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• March 25, 2009
CINCINNATI — Sapsis Rigging, Inc. founder and president, Bill Sapsis, has been named a Fellow of the USITT. The presentation was made during the Fellows address and award ceremony on at the USITT’s annual conference. Read More...

grandMA2 Achieves NRTL Certification

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• March 25, 2009
LOS ANGELES — The grandMA2, the new console from MA Lighting, has received TÜV-NRTL-C/US Certification. The TÜV-NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) mark is equivalent to the UL, ETL or CSA mark. Read More...

Elation Provides Economic Bailout at Toronto Auto Show

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• March 25, 2009
TORONTO — In today’s troubled economy every client group is looking to hold down costs — and no one more than the Big Three auto manufacturers. When Christie Lites (Toronto) began working on plans for lighting the General Motors booth at the 2009 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS), keeping the budget lean but replicating the successful design elements in years past was a tough order to fill. Read More...

Starlite Makes Multifunctional Conference Room Easy to Use

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• March 25, 2009
CHERRY HILL, NJ — Starlite Productions, a production and integration company, helped accounting firm Bowman & Co. LLP transform a conference and training room into a simple yet multi-purpose facility. "We wanted to use new technology since we expanded the room to make it more user-friendly," said Robert E. Biddle, Bowman & Co.’s president. Read More...

Lightswitch Architectural Observes “Earth Hour”

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• March 24, 2009
CHICAGO — Lightswitch Architectural, an architectural lighting design firm, participated in Earth Hour on March 28 and encouraged clients, colleagues, associates and friends to do the same. Read More...

RDM Rigging Renovates Historic Strand Theater

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• March 23, 2009
LAKEWOOD, NJ — RDM Rigging recently renovated the rigging system for the Strand Theater.  Since 1922, the theatre has been a center for plays, musicals and touring productions.  As part of the rigging renovation, all the on stage circuitry and associated support structures were replaced. Read More...

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