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New Soccer Complex To Use Panasonic Gear

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• February 8, 2009
CHESTER, PA — Panasonic Systems Solutions Company has been named the “official technology partner,” for an 18,500-seat major league soccer stadium and Delaware River waterfront complex set to open in this Philadelphia suburb in 2010. The company will supply the complex’s large screen displays, digital signage, broadcast and TV production systems, security/surveillance systems and point-of-sale systems. Read More...

Tower of David Spectacular Controlled by Medialon

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• February 8, 2009
JERUSULEM — ETC France and Protech Integration are using Medialon Manager to control a light and sound spectacular projected onto the restored citadel surrounding the Tower of David in the center of Jerusulem. The 45-minute show, which runs four times per week, was created by Skertzo, and joins a tradition of exhibits and projects at the site that illuminate its historic significance with modern technology. Read More...

USITT ETCP Exam Application Deadline is Feb. 27

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• February 8, 2009
CINCINNATI — The deadline to apply for the paper and pencil ETCP certification exams at the 2009 USITT Conference & Stage Expo March is Feb. 27. Certification candidates for the entertainment electrician exam set for March 20, or for the theatre-style rigging and arena-style rigging exams set for March 21, will need to have their application, supporting materials and fee postmarked no later than Feb. 27 in order to take those tests. Read More...

PRG Distribution Named ArKaos Distributor

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• February 7, 2009
DALLAS — PRG Distribution LLC was named North American distributor for the show and lighting range of products from Belgium-based ArKaos S.A., which makes media servers and software for visual performances. Read More...

Event Tech Moves to New Facility

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• February 7, 2009
BALTIMORE, MD — After 15 years in Hanover, Md., Event Tech has moved to a new facility in Baltimore that is twice the size of the company’s old location. The 30,000 square-foot facility includes 22,000 square feet of warehouse space and about 5,000 square feet of office space, including a glass-walled conference room and technician’s lounge. Read More...

Treasure Island’s Toucan Lit with PixelArc LEDs

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• February 7, 2009
RED WING, MN — Aye, matey, a toucan may be a twist on the legendary parrot-and-pirate partnership that has its origins with Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island character, Long John Silver. But it’s still a colorful, tropical bird, and it’s a big part of the logo for the Treasure Island Resort and Casino owned by the Prairie Island Indian Community. Read More...

Previsualizing a Dubai Resort’s $20 Million Gala

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• February 7, 2009
NEW YORK — The first person to catch a glimpse of the lighting effects that accompanied the grand opening of Atlantis the Palm in Dubai last fall was, of course, the LD for the event, Jeffrey Smith. And he didn’t have to travel to the UAE to see them. He used the previsualization capabilities of Prelite in New York. Read More...

Designers Support Light Relief, Behind the Scenes

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• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK — The U.S. and U.K. based charities Behind the Scenes and Light Relief are joining together with an opportunity on April 24 for designers on both sides of the Atlantic to donate their royalties to help their colleagues in need. Read More...

Campaign Defends Funds for Arts in Stimulus Package

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• February 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced an amendment to the $800+ billion stimulus package before Congress that would deny any “community park, museum, theater” or “arts center” from receiving any money to use for “renovation, remodeling, construction, salaries, furniture” or “rotating pastel lights,” among other items. Read More...

ESTA/USITT Announce Fall Protection Workshop

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• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have announced a new course, Fall Protection and Rescue System Requirements and Methods, to be taught in Bowie, Md., with one session set for April 6-7, and the same session repeated April  8-9, giving potential participants two chances at attending the course. Read More...

LRLR’s USITT Raffle to Benefit Behind the Scenes

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• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA—The Long Reach Long Riders and the ESTA Foundation will once again hold their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT conference.  This drawing will be held on March 21, 2009 at the Behind the Scenes booth (#1321) on the trade show floor of the USITT Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets, which are $5 each or 5 for $20, may be purchased at the booth throughout the show. Read More...

USITT Conference to Feature Olympic Designers

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• February 5, 2009
CINCINNATI — The lighting designer for both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the costume designer for the closing ceremonies will be part of the upcoming USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Lighting designer Sha Xiaolan has been called the most influential lighting designer in China and has won numerous awards. He has designed many national events in China as well as lighting for theatre, opera, dance, and television. Read More...

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