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All Access Opens U.K. Rental Hub

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• October 29, 2008
TORRANCE, CA — All Access Staging & Productions, Inc. announced the opening of a new storage depot 40 miles southwest of London. The facility now houses the company’s Versa Deck and will be used for more of the company’s Versa Stage products to support the tours of clients in Europe. Read More...

City Theatrical Announces SHoW DMX OEM Partners

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• October 29, 2008
CARLSTADT, NJ — City Theatrical announced its first eight SHoW DMX technology partners, each of whom have agreed to use SHoW DMX technology inside their products, which include wireless dimmers, wireless distributed dimming, wireless DMX transmitters and receivers, wireless lighting controllers and wireless remote circuit breaker panels. Read More...

A Building Rises for NY Fashion Week Party

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• October 29, 2008

NEW YORK — Fashion Week once again brought a variety of lighting designers and show producers to venerable New York landmarks, but one of Scharff Weisberg’s most impressive projects this year was on a vacant lot on the corner of 30th Street and Tenth Avenue: a temporary, three-story white building, used for a multi-million dollar bash thrown to mark Calvin Klein’s 40 years in business, which also served as a benefit for New York’s Highline urban redevelopment project. Read More...

LEDs Create Rock, Pop Looks for Tina Turner Tour

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• October 28, 2008
GLENDALE, AZ — Regarding Tina Turner’s 2008 North American tour, LD Baz Halpin noted that the show is “at times a full-on rock concert to rival AC/DC, and at other times a heavy production show similar to that of any major pop performer.” LEDs, including Coemar Infinity Wash XL lights, are helping the age-defying vocalist glisten and glow. Read More...

American River College Updates Rigging System

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• October 28, 2008

SACRAMENTO, CA — When the Theatre Arts department at American River College began making plans for its new performance space, an up-to-date rigging system was one of the department’s top priorities.  So was student safety and speedy changeovers.  The two-year community college, which serves 30,000 students, chose to update its rigging with the PowerAssist system from J.R. Clancy. Read More...

CNBC’s “Fast Money” Telecast from Uptown Venue

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• October 28, 2008
NEW YORK — Wall Street may have been caught in the grip of panic, with a stampede of bulls turning into bears overnight. But if the recent manifestation of the ongoing subprime lending crisis was giving fits to traders and investors, CNBC’s Fast Money program made a smooth transition to an uptown venue — Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room. Read More...

PRG Acquiring U.K.-Based Essential Lighting

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• October 28, 2008
NEW WINDSOR, NY — Production Resource Group, LLC, (PRG) announced that it is acquiring Essential Lighting Group from the Staging Connections Group in the U.K.  The transaction is expected to close by the end of October. Read More...

Apollo Design Technology Names CFO

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• October 28, 2008
FORT WAYNE, IN — Apollo Design Technology, Inc. announces the appointment of Caryn Myrice as Chief Financial Officer.  Myrice will oversee the accounting, reporting, and financial planning activities for the company. Read More...

Panasonic Systems Integration Changes Name

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• October 27, 2008
SECAUCUS, NJ — Panasonic Systems Integration has changed its name to Panasonic System Solutions Company. The company changed its name to reflect its goal of delivering a broad range for solutions for its clients. Read More...

Stolzle, PDA Event Highlights Design Ideas

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• October 25, 2008
CHARLESTON, SC —Glassware company Stolzle USA and Production Design Associates (PDA) co-hosted an event at Memminger Auditorium recently that served as a showcase for PDA’s staging technology and design ideas.  The theme for the evening involved the four elements — air, fire, earth and water. Read More...

Elation Professional ELED Fresnel

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• October 24, 2008
Elation Professional’s ELED Fresnel, powered by LEDs, is an updated version of a classic white Fresnel stage light. Instead of the traditional halogen lamp, the ELED Fresnel uses a 50-watt, 6,000k white LED module as its light source. This module, comprised of a cluster of white LEDs, emits an output equivalent to a 500-watt halogen lamp, but draws only 75 watts of power. Along with energy savings, the LEDs generate less heat and are rated for 100,000 hours under normal operating conditions. The ELED Fresnel also has a built-in strobe, 0% to 100% electronic dimming and a 10° to 50° manual zoom. Adjustable barn doors allow for a variety of flat, square and circular beam shaping options. The units also feature internal DMX control, an LDC menu display on the rear of the unit, a 3-pin and 5-pin DMX connection and a multi-voltage internal power supply.  Each unit measures 14.5 inches long, 9.84 inches wide and 14.5 inches high and weighs 11.6 pounds. The MSRP is $899.95. Read More...

12th and Porter Club Expands Moving Light Rig

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• October 24, 2008
NASHVILLE — The 12th and Porter club, a venue that has served as a launching pad for up-and-coming bands, overhauled its stage lighting system three years ago with 16 Clay Paky light fixtures, added by Daniel Slezinger, who was then the club’s production manager. Read More...

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