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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...

Gearhouse SA Hippotizes Coke Zero Festival

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 21, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse South Africa supplied lighting, video, staging and power for the 2009 Coca Cola Zero festival at Riversands Farm and the Lourensford Wine Estate in Cape Town. The events gave the Media and Lighting divisions a chance to use the Green Hippo Hippotizer HD digital media server for the first time. It was specified by Gearhouse director Tim Dunn. Read More...

Juanita du Plessis Celebration Uses Robe DigitalSpots

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 21, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — A concert staged for South African singer/songwriter Juanita du Plessis at the Big Top Arena in Carnival City used Robe DigitalSpots to project images onto a screen just upstage from an 18-piece band, using onboard keystoning to avoid shadows by beaming the images above the musicians’ heads. Read More...

Christie Launches Two Projectors at NAB

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 21, 2009
Christie LX400 projector
LAS VEGAS — Christie introduced two projectors at the NAB conference, the Christie LX400, a XGA 4000 ANSI lumens projector, and the Christie LW650, a WXGA, single-lamp 3LCD projector. Read More...

Rose Brand Plants Garden for Earth Day

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 21, 2009
SECAUCUS, NJ — In a development befitting Earth Day, the Garden State and its own company’s name, theatrical fabrics supplier Rose Brand planted a communal garden at its headquarters. It occupies about 360 square feet on the west side of the building and includes flowers, herbs and vegetables. Rose Brand volunteers will care for the garden and reap the fruits of their labor later this year. Read More...

Fragmented Looks for Paul Weller Supported by XL Video

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 21, 2009
Justine Catterral produced the video visuals
LONDON — Indie rocker Paul Weller took the O2 Arena stage recently with tracks from his new album, 22 Dreams in a one-off performance, and Justine Catterall produced and served up the video visuals for the 12-song set using a MiTrix LED screen, Catalyst control, two camera systems, projection and PPU provided, along with crew, by XL Video. Read More...

LD for The Prodigy Adds i-Pix, Video to Visual Mix

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• April 21, 2009
LONDON — The Prodigy’s Invaders Must Die world tour, the band’s first tour where they’ve been persuaded to use video, also includes 32 i-Pix BB4 LED fixtures in the visual mix dreamed up by lighting and visuals designer Andy Hurst. Read More...

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