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J. R. Clancy to Introduce SureBrake II on PowerLifts

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• May 13, 2009
SYRACUSE, NY — J. R. Clancy has developed a new braking system for its PowerLift hoist system.  “Our engineering department has developed an even faster acting load brake, to catch any failure before it becomes a runaway,” said Mike Murphy, president. Read More...

YouTube Symphony Visuals Rely on grandMA for Control

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• May 13, 2009
NEW YORK — The first-ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra, with 96 musicians from over 30 countries culled from over 3,000 submissions online, met to perform in Carnegie Hall after two and a half days of intense rehearsals. The live performance was conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Read More...

War-Torn Theatre Shines Again with ETC Lighting

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 13, 2009
GROZNY — Last year, after a six-year rebuilding effort, the State Theater and Concert Hall reopened in this war-torn capital of the Republic of Chechnya with a new lighting system provided by ETC dealer Sistema. Read More...

Outer Critics Circle Awards for Lighting, Set Design Go to Fisher, Hatley

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• May 12, 2009
NEW YORK— The Outer Critics Circle, the official organization of writers on the New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, gave top honors this year for lighting and set design to Rick Fisher, LD for Billy Elliot the Musical and Tim Hatley, set designer for Shrek the Musical. Read More...

Christie Supplies Digital Projection Gear to Cannes

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 12, 2009
CANNES, France — Christie is serving as the technical D-Cinema partner for the Cannes Film Festival for the third year in a row, and announced a significant increase in movies being screened in the digital format — at least 50 out of the total 53 shown, vs. 37 in 2008 and 20 in 2007. Read More...

Sarah Brightman Tour Uses Tomcat for Rolling Stage Components

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 12, 2009
Tomcat components for the Sarah Brightman tour
LONDON — When the time came to create the setting for Sarah Brightman’s Symphony tour, the soprano’s design team turned to Tomcat for custom stage components. The tour kicked off last fall with dates throughout North America and played a series of dates across Asia through April 2009.  Read More...

GoVision Gear Supports NCAA Final Four Weekend

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• May 12, 2009
DETROIT — The NCAA’s Final Four Weekend got an eight-faceted form of video support this year with GoVision assisting with LED screens above the basketball court. The Keller, Texas-based company also rolled its GoBigger unit to support related events outside the arena. Read More...

Airport Visuals Use Electrosonic ImageStar HD Video Processors

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• May 12, 2009
RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC — A new advertising display from Clear Channel Interspace Airport is greeting travelers passing through Raleigh-Durham International Airport with imagery provided by a pair of Electrosonic ImageStar HD video processors. Read More...

UVLD Lights Debut for Harley-Davidson Branded Semi

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• May 12, 2009
LOUISVILLE, KY — Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) lit one of the highlights at the 38th annual Mid-America Trucking Show with the reveal for Navistar’s new International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition Semi. Read More...

Impression Fixtures Get Chrome Looks for German Talent Show

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 11, 2009
COLOGNE, Germany — For the finale of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS), a TV talent show featuring vocalists from Germany that has completed five seasons, six of the 30 GLP Impression XL luminaires sported a chrome finish. Read More...

Falcon Illuminates North Atlanta’s Sovereign Tower

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• May 11, 2009
ATLANTA — On a clear night, the Sovereign Tower in north Atlanta is visible from up to 30 miles away.  CD+M Lighting Design Group chose six Falcon Static Arc 3k Xenon fixtures made by Alpha One for the architectural installation. Read More...

Rig for Rock Induction Ceremony Included Coemar Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• May 11, 2009
CLEVELAND — The honorees at the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony have lit up crowds who have, in turn, showed their appreciation by lighting up everything over the decades from butane lighters to cell phones. Read More...

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