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Nominations Open for USITT Young Designer Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• October 9, 2009
SYRACUSE, NY — USITT will again be giving its Awards for Young Designers & Technicians in the Performing Arts based on a review of portfolios and letters of nomination from current USITT members. Students can start the nominations process at http://www.usitt.org/YoungDesignersTechnicians.aspx. Read More...

Barco/High End Systems Cyberlight 2.0

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• October 9, 2009
Barco announced the release of a new lighting product from High End Systems — the Cyberlight 2.0, which was recently unveiled in a preview at the Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas. Read More...

Projectiondesign Announces Change in Ownership

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 9, 2009
FREDRIKSTAD, Norway — Norwegian projector manufacturer projectiondesign announced a change in ownership to include Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital AS.  The move follows the purchase of a 54 percent share in projectiondesign from previous main shareholder, Eker Group AS, headed by Norwegian industrial designer Bård Eker. Read More...

Proel Names Trabes New Trussing Partner

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 9, 2009
SANT’OMERO, Italy —Proel and Trabes have announced a commercial partnership agreement concerning trussing products. Proel cited “a more flexible support policy” and “problem-solving efficiency” as potential benefits from the new partnership. Read More...

LDI

PLSN Staff •
  • Upcoming Events
• October 9, 2009
Nov. 20-22, 2009 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla. www.ldishow.com   Read More...

Beyonce Tour Includes 24 MAC III Profiles

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
KOBE, Japan — Justin Collie, LD for Beyonce’s I am… tour, and Pat Brannon, lighting director, are using Martin’s MAC III Profile for their brightness and ability to work effectively with other scenic elements that are part of the overall production. Read More...

E/T/C London Lights Germania for Rheinpartie Festival of Light

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
RÜDESHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany — E/T/C London’s Ross Ashton was invited to create a video projection art work on the Germania statue located in the Niederwald Landscape Park as part of the 2009 Rheinpartie Festival of Light. Read More...

New Venue in Kentucky Distillery Lit by Chauvet

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• October 8, 2009
LEXINGTON, KY — A relocated bar and billiards business is helping revitalize an abandoned warehouse district by turning its historic buildings into a cultural hub of live music. Jessica and Clark Case took over Buster’s when they learned that the property as well as the entire block of Lexington’s Main Street was slated for demolition. Read More...

DBN Illuminates Manchester’s Band On the Wall Venue

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
MANCHESTER, U.K. — DBN installed the house lighting rig at Band On the Wall, an iconic 300-capacity live music venue in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The landmark venue dates back some 200 years and has been associated with live music for much of that span. (The name comes from the 1930s, when musicians used to perform standing on precarious platforms, strapped to the wall.) Read More...

Portugal’s Tempo Theatre Equipped with JR Clancy Rigging

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
PORTIMAO, Portugal — The technical staff for the Tempo Theatre knew they wanted an automated rigging system, but didn’t know which manufacturer to choose. To help decide, they opted to visit actual installations in the U.S., to consult with users, and to get hands-on experience. Read More...

Robert Juliat Names P Vassiliou SA Exclusive Dealer for Greece

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
ATHENS — Robert Juliat named P Vassiliou SA as its exclusive dealer for Greece. P Vassiliou SA will focus its attention on the Greek theatre and architectural markets and will try to help Robert Juliat expand its presence in those markets. Read More...

Milos Truss Supports Projection Screen at Opera Gala

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
VERONA, Italy — Over three quarters of a mile of Milos M290 QuickTruss was used to construct the support structure for a large projection screen at a gala evening featuring Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, 40 years after he made his singing debut in this north Italian town. Read More...

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