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Campaign Defends Funds for Arts in Stimulus Package

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced an amendment to the $800+ billion stimulus package before Congress that would deny any “community park, museum, theater” or “arts center” from receiving any money to use for “renovation, remodeling, construction, salaries, furniture” or “rotating pastel lights,” among other items. Read More...

ESTA/USITT Announce Fall Protection Workshop

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT have announced a new course, Fall Protection and Rescue System Requirements and Methods, to be taught in Bowie, Md., with one session set for April 6-7, and the same session repeated April  8-9, giving potential participants two chances at attending the course. Read More...

LRLR’s USITT Raffle to Benefit Behind the Scenes

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 5, 2009
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA—The Long Reach Long Riders and the ESTA Foundation will once again hold their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT conference.  This drawing will be held on March 21, 2009 at the Behind the Scenes booth (#1321) on the trade show floor of the USITT Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets, which are $5 each or 5 for $20, may be purchased at the booth throughout the show. Read More...

USITT Conference to Feature Olympic Designers

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• February 5, 2009
CINCINNATI — The lighting designer for both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the costume designer for the closing ceremonies will be part of the upcoming USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Lighting designer Sha Xiaolan has been called the most influential lighting designer in China and has won numerous awards. He has designed many national events in China as well as lighting for theatre, opera, dance, and television. Read More...

Barco Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and 2008

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 5, 2009
KORTRIJK, Belgium — Barco announced its results for its fourth quarter and for all of 2008. While incoming orders booked in the company’s fourth quarter were, at 203.9 million euro, actually up 11.1 percent compared to the previous year, sales for the quarter declined to euro 207.9 million, down 6.6 percent compared to the same period of 2007. Earnings for the quarter were down 24.2 million euro after restructuring and impairment provisions. Before the same provisions, EBIT was down 2.0 million euro. Read More...

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...

RAI’s Voyager, Clay Paky Light Up Ancient Mysteries

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 5, 2009
CAIRO — For a special episode Italian RAI TV2’s Voyager, Franco Rondana, photography director, used 60 Clay Paky projectors to shed light on some ancient mysteries along the Nile. “For the ‘Night of the Pharaohs,’ we took modern technology to ancient Egypt to create a unique meeting of cultures that are millenia apart,” Rondana said. 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...

Figi Hotel Sets the Mood with Anolis LEDs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 4, 2009
ZEIST, The Netherlands — The Figi Hotel is using Anolis LED fixtures as a practical lighting solution for six multi-functional rooms, three conference rooms, the hotel’s restaurant and the separate espresso bar. The hotel’s management approached Arnhem-based lighting supplier Relight when they wanted a change of lights for the six multifunctional rooms that double as bedrooms and conference suites with the aid of a movable partition, foldaway beds, electric roll-down screen and beamers. Read More...

Global Truss LED Truss Warmer

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• February 4, 2009
Global Truss America has launched its first-ever lighting product: a color-changing LED truss warmer designed specifically to fit inside the company’s square truss. Powered by nine 1-watt LEDs (three red, three green, three blue), the new TW-RGB9 Truss Warmer uses RGB color mixing for a wide array of colors and color changing and fade effects for concerts, stage productions, nightclubs, DJ shows or other entertainment applications. The units use DMX-512 protocol for control and come with preprogrammed color macros and a built-in microphone for sound-active operation. Built with truss-warming in mind, the units are designed with a compact triangular shape, allowing them to be inserted into F34 and F44 square truss. The silver finish is also designed to blend in with steel or aluminum trussing. The TW-RGB9 Truss Warmer has an MSRP of $358.95. Read More...

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