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Big Effects for Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music” Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 24, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Lil Wayne’s I Am Music world tour is getting some big effects from Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. Lorenzo Cornacchia, vice president of Pyrotek Special Effects, worked with Daunte Kenner, production designer, and Maceo Price, production manager to integrate a series of effects for the tour. Read More...

Wicked’s Second Tour Using Tomcat Truss

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 24, 2009
FT. MYERS, FL — Tomcat USA is supporting the second national tour of Wicked with three overhead electric trusses, six Tomcat Dance Towers for stage left and right and a Cyc Tower for stage left and right. Read More...

Mike Murphy Named President of J. R. Clancy

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 24, 2009
SYRACUSE, NY — Mike Murphy, executive vice president of J. R. Clancy, Inc., has been named president of the rigging design and manufacturing company. Murphy takes over the president’s responsibilities from Bob Theis, who remains with the company as its chairman and chief executive officer. Read More...

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Chooses J.R. Clancy

PLSN Staff •
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• April 23, 2009
SYRACUSE, NY—When the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City moves into its new, $78 million home this fall, its 800-seat concert grade auditorium will feature rigging designed and manufactured by J. R. Clancy, Inc. Read More...

Nick Jackson Joins Chaos Visual Productions

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Nick Jackson, co-founder of Light and Sound Design and former vice president of PRG’s concert touring division, has joined John Wiseman as partner at Chaos Visual Productions and will act as COO. Jackson has more than 35 years experience in concert production. Read More...

PRG’s New Bad Boy Already Well-Traveled after Oasis Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 23, 2009
PARIS —  PRG noted the debut of its Bad Boy luminaire on the recently completed first leg of the Oasis Dig Out Your Soul tour. “The Bad Boy was just what I had been looking for—a big bright large-format luminaire, that could be used as a narrow washlight with a couple of gobos as a bonus,” said LD Rob Gawler.  Read More...

In Memoriam: David Simpson, 54

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 23, 2009
David Simpson, production consultant for Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo, Texas since 2002, died April 20 following a stroke. Simpson also worked as director of production for 4th Wall, Ltd. in Amarillo and on major events on a freelance basis. Read More...

Martin MACs, LED Panels Gives Flashy Looks to Cozy Club

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 22, 2009
BURGOS, Spain — With little more than 2,000 square feet in floorspace, dmode Club is ”cozy” compared to bigger clubs like the almost 70,000-square-foot Privelege in Ibiza. Read More...

Video Applications Supports Dubai Mega-Launches

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 22, 2009
DUBAI, UAE — Video Applications, Inc. (VAI) recently supported two projects in Dubai, the first marking the launch of a skyscraper and harbor complex and the second the debut of a new built-from-scratch community. Read More...

“Lighting Hospital” to Open for Sick Gear in U.K.

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 22, 2009
BRISTOL, U.K. — Dik Welland, who saw a need in the market to repair, rather than just replace, faulty lighting gear, has opened a lighting repair facility and dubbed it “The Lighting Hospital.” Read More...

Sounds Distribution Inc. Adds Phil Hall to Sales Force

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 22, 2009
TORONTO — Sounds Distribution Inc. announced that it has added Phil Hall to the company’s sales force in Western Canada. Hall will focus his attention on Sound’s dealers across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Read More...

N&M Dubai Named Distributor for Prolyte in UAE

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 22, 2009
DUBAI, U.A.E. — Prolyte announced that Neumann & Mueller Dubai will distribute its complete line of products, including trussing, staging and Prolyft hoists, in the United Arab Emirates. Prolyte also announced that it would be closing its Prolyte Middle East (PME) office. Read More...

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