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Aqua Festival Launched with Support from Gearhouse SA

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 7, 2010
CAPE TOWN - Gearhouse South Africa supported the first Cape Town Aqua Festival, a three-week arts event presented by MNet and produced by Hunta Live. It featured performances by local and international artists on a custom-built floating stage moored in the North Wharf area of Victoria & Albert harbor. Read More...

Rammstein Tour Forges Ahead with Brilliant Stages

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 7, 2010
MANCHESTER, U.K. - Jon Perry of Perry Scenic approached Brilliant Stages to collaborate on the supply of the staging for German industrial metal rock band Rammstein for their latest tour in Europe. Read More...

NAMM, PLSN Offer Hands-On Training

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 7, 2010
ANAHEIM, CA - If you haven't been to the NAMM Show in a while, there are plenty of reasons for production professionals to go this year. PLSN is providing three educational opportunities to registered attendees at no additional charge. Read More...

In Memoriam: Ryan Gregory, 29

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 5, 2010
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Ryan Gregory, 29, a longtime employee of Olden Lighting in Austin, Texas, died Jan. 4 after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing. Read More...

4Wall Acquires BSL Assets, Opens 4Wall-DC, Partners with Showcall

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - 4Wall has announced a move into the Washington, D.C. market with the acquisition of the assets of theatrical lighting company BSL Productions, which had operated for some 35 years. 4Wall opened the doors of 4Wall-DC, the company's newest location, on Jan. 4, 2009. Read More...

Ampco Belgium and Candela Go Independent

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 4, 2010
UTRECHT, Belgium - Ampco Belgium and Candela, which specialize in the distribution, supply and installation of professional audio and lighting equipment for the Belgian market, have become fully independent from the Ampco Flashlight Group. Read More...

Excel Lighting Services LLC Opens Baltimore Location

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• January 4, 2010
BALTIMORE, MD - Excel Lighting Services LLC opened a storefront and warehouse location in Baltimore, Maryland that will serve as a centralized source for all sales, rental, production, and installation services in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. Read More...

Clay Paky Alpha Beam 1500s Used for Junior Eurovision

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 4, 2010
KIEV, Ukraine - The 2009 Junior Eurovision Song Contest recently wrapped up its 7th season, with representatives from 13 competing countries watched by an estimated 13 million viewers. The show, staged at the Palace of Sports, was lit by 22 Clay Paky Alpha Beam 1500 fixtures. All lighting equipment was supplied by Zinteco Design. Read More...

Robe Fixtures Used for Blackpool Lightshow

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 4, 2010
BLACKPOOL, U.K. - Robe moving lights are playing a key role in the installed artwork, "Brilliance." The £3.5 million artwork consist of six aluminum-clad arches traversing Birley Street in the downtown area and lit by fixtures arranged along surrounding streets. The light show takes place every 10 minutes. Read More...

By Design Day 2010 Fundraising Event Announced

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 4, 2010
NEW YORK - The By Design Day fundraising event for Behind the Scenes and Light Relief in the U.K. will return in 2010, with support once again from lighting designers Paule Constable, Ken Billington and Ken Posner, along with Light Relief's co-founder, Rick Fisher. Read More...

In Memoriam: Robert S. Barber, 54

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 4, 2010
Robert S. Barber, president and CEO of BMI Supply, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. He was 54 years old. BMI Supply noted that Barber took great pride in serving his customers and pledged to continue operating with the same customer service and business principles. Read More...

coolux Opens Offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 4, 2010
COLOGNE, Germany - coolux GmbH, opened offices recently in Shanghai and Hong Kong, which are operated by a newly-formed business unit, coolux China Limited, which aims to serve the growing market for projection and digital signage in the region. Read More...

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