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  • Patent Issued to J. R. Clancy for SureGrip Rope

    PLSN Staff | News | February 5, 2009
    SYRACUSE, NY — The US Patent Office has issued patent 7,461,500 to J. R. Clancy for a “System for Determining Wear to Rigging System Lines,” more commonly known as SureGrip™ rope.  The company says this is the only theatrical rope with a wear indicator, to tell users when the rope should be replaced. Read More...
  • ETCP Council Welcomes Disney Theatrical Productions

    PLSN Staff | News | February 5, 2009
    NEW YORK — Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP) has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council. The Council is the governing body that manages the development and implementation of ETCP, the certification program for entertainment technicians. Read More...
  • Light Sources Stay Discreet in The Living Room

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The Living Room nightclub chain, with locations in London, Paris, Tokyo and New York, added a new 11,000-square-foot location on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Riverfront in October, and the location has proved popular enough to warrant plans for a 10,000-square-foot expansion, with additional LED fixtures from Chauvet. Read More...
  • Bandit Helps with Belmont’s Curb College Showcase

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    NASHVILLE- Bandit Lites is working with the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business again in 2009 for the fourth year in a row, providing equipment and assisting in the lighting design and direction for the six-concert showcase series. Read More...
  • Stadium for Super Bowl XLIII Lit by LEDs

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    TAMPA, FL — As Super Bowl XLIII approached, Tampa's Raymond James Stadium was lit with a new kind of LED floodlight, Philips ColorReach Powercore fixtures. The lighting project was part of a city-wide beautification effort leading up to the game, and the stadium was lit from dusk until dawn. Read More...
  • Martin N. Cohen Joins Visual Terrain

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    VAN NUYS, CA — Visual Terrain, Inc. has added Martin N. Cohen as a senior lighting designer with a specialty in newsroom and studio lighting design.  Cohen joined Visual Terrain after having designed and consulted on over 60 newsroom lighting systems and upgrades. Read More...
  • Jands Vista I3 Joins The Great Moscow Circus

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    LISMORE, Australia — The Great Moscow Circus has been touring Australia for 50 years, and now offers 50 international performers from Brazil, Mongolia, Australia, Asia, and, of course, Russia. Brian Anslow, a lecturer in technical production at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, designed and programmed the lighting for this latest show using a Jands Vista I3 for control. Read More...
  • Bulbtronics LED Lighting Guide Now Online

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009
    NEW YORK —Bulbtronics, Inc. has released an LED catalog on the Internet, which includes the full spectrum of the company’s LED retrofit offerings to replace halogens, incandescents, miniature based bulbs and more. The company, which reviews different products as they evolve, has selected 80 LED products for a variety of products and applications. Read More...
  • Creative Stage Lighting Offers Free Lighting Webinar

    PLSN Staff | News | February 4, 2009NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting Co., Inc. is offering a free online seminar on lighting design. It will take place on Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. EST. Called “Lighting Design 101: The Art of Illumination,” it is geared for a broad range of lighting professionals and aspiring professionals, providing a crash course on lighting a live music show, from conception to realization. It has been designed to provide a foundation for building a show from the ground up. Read More...
  • Daktronics Celebrates 40 Years

    PLSN Staff | News | January 29, 2009
    BROOKINGS, SD — The LED displays used by GoVision and Upstage Video to transform Barack Obama from a visual speck to a newly-elected president for the crowds on Jan. 20, 2009 (to see story, click here ) were manufactured by a company that was incorporated on Dec. 9, 1968, when Richard Nixon was president-elect. Read More...
  • Dallas High School Using J.R. Clancy Rigging

    PLSN Staff | News | January 28, 2009

    DALLAS—The new building for the Booker T. Washington High School of Performing and Visual Arts features a theatre stocked with J. R. Clancy, Inc. automated rigging and control equipment and controlled by a software interface, with a screen shot shown here.

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  • PRG Distribution, Clay Paky Light the U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    PLSN Staff | News | January 27, 2009CLEVELAND, OH — The 2009 US Figure Skating Championships were held January 18-25 at the Quicken Loans Arena. Held annually since 1914, it awards 12 national champions in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing on the senior, junior and novice levels. The event was broadcast live all weekend on NBC, with the Ladies Singles events appearing in prime time on Saturday and Sunday nights. Read More...
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