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  • Christie Lites Takes On WrestleMania XXV with grandMA Consoles

    PLSN Staff | News | May 8, 2009
    HOUSTON — Christie Lites supplied four grandMA consoles, four grandMA Lites and a 12-person crew for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)’s WrestleMania XXV, telecast on pay-per-view from Reliant Stadium in Houston. Read More...
  • ESTA/USITT Rigging Safety Course Set for July 24-26

    PLSN Staff | News | May 8, 2009NEW YORK — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT announces a Rigging Safety Training Session to be held at Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, Wash. The event will be hosted and co-produced by Highline PAC in association with Highline Public Schools. Read More...
  • IGNITE Music Festival Stays Lit with GoVision Display

    PLSN Staff | News | May 8, 2009
    BURLESON, TX — Heavy rain couldn’t extinguish  the IGNITE Passion, Compassion, Justice festival, one of the Southwest’s biggest Christian music festivals recently. The soggy conditions also failed to short-circuit the wide-screen LED visuals provided by Keller, Texas-based GoVision. Read More...
  • Elton John Lit by Martin MAC Gear in Mexico, South America

    PLSN Staff | News | May 8, 2009
    MEXICO CITY — Before launching his current world tour with a full band, Elton John performed a series of solo concerts in South America and Mexico with a rig equipped with Martin MAC moving lights. The concerts benefited Buchanan’s Forever, a charity that supports local community enrichment programs. Read More...
  • Hard Rock Hotel’s $60M Venue, The New Joint, Ups Ante with New Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | May 8, 2009
    LAS VEGAS — The New Joint, a $60 million venue that opened last month at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, is equipped with lighting and control products from High End Systems. LD Alex Ares, pictured here, and Montreal-based Solotech worked with a gear list that includes 13 Showguns, four DL.3 digital lights with a D-Tek D-Mix Pro switcher, two Showpix pixelation luminaires and a Road Hog Full Boar console. Read More...
  • Elation Lights Up Thunder Hockey Team At Stockton Arena

    PLSN Staff | News | May 8, 2009
    STOCKTON, CA — Since arriving here for the 2005/2006 season, the Thunder hockey team has resonated with Stockton area sports fans, leading the ECHL league in attendance for four consecutive seasons.  The team plays every game before a packed house at Stockton Arena, a 10,000-seat facility located along the city’s downtown waterfront. Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Randall “Poodie” Locke, 56

    PLSN Staff | News | May 7, 2009
    Randall “Poodie” Locke, road manager for Willie Nelson, died May 6 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Briarcliff, Texas. Locke was 56. Having worked with Nelson since 1974, Locke was described as “the heart and soul of the road crew” by Nelson’s biographer, Joe Nick Patoski, author of An Epic Life. Read More...
  • Peterson Automotive Museum Lights Up with Mega Systems’ Enigma Net

    PLSN Staff | News | May 5, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — Sid Khera of Aspect Lighting using Mega Systems Inc.’s Enigma Net to complement the event design by Jay Calhoun of Beguiled Events for a bar mitzvah at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Read More...
  • Carnival Ship’s Show Lounge to Light Up with LaserNet ScannerPros

    PLSN Staff | News | May 5, 2009
    MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line’s soon-to-be-launched Dream is planning to give berth space to three of LaserNet’s new 5.2W RGBW ScannerPros. The mega-ship, the biggest in Carnival’s fleet, will offer its guests a wide range of dining and entertainment options when it’s launched this fall. Read More...
  • Epic Production Technologies Names Kelley Senior Account Executive

    PLSN Staff | News | May 4, 2009TORONTO — Epic Production Technologies named Martin Kelley senior account executive. Kelley has worked as a technician, lighting consultant and designer of music videos and tours, and, most recently, on the sales and account representation side of the business with bands including Rage Against the Machine, The Killers, Feist, Daughtry, Virgin Festivals and Linkin Park. Read More...
  • Chauvet LEDs Help Turn Civic Center Arena into House of Worship

    PLSN Staff | News | May 4, 2009
    TUCSON, AZ — Total Lighting Support used Chauvet LED fixtures for Calvary Chapel Tucson’s Easter service, which effectively turned the Tucson Civic Center into a house of worship for 9,000 attendees. Read More...
  • Iluminarc Line Debuts at Lightfair in New York

    PLSN Staff | News | May 4, 2009NEW YORK — Chauvet & Sons, Inc. launched its Iluminarc subsidiary and brand of architectural lighting products at Lightfair International, May 5-7. More than 20 LED-fitted products were on display. Read More...
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