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  • Gerry Dintelman Calls On CHAUVET Professional to Match Firepower Of Fister

    PLSN Staff | News | February 19, 2021  ST LOUIS – There is no sugar coating it. An unapologetic, brutal intensity tears its way through the music of sludge icons Fister, exhilarating fans bold enough to brace themselves for the wild ride. Reflecting the hardcore essence of this menacing metallic sound in light requires pushing beyond brightness and color, believes Gerry Dintelman, […] Read More...
  • USITT Announces 2021 Award Winners

    PLSN Staff | News | February 19, 2021LIVERPOOL, NY — USITT is pleased to announce and congratulate our 2021 award winners. Winners will be honored during our 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo taking place virtually, March 8-12, 2021. Help us in congratulating this year’s award winners: More details from USITT (www.usitt.org): Distinguished Achievement Award Winners Education & Lighting Design Kathy Perkins Kathy A. Perkins, […] Read More...
  • The Metropolitan Opera’s Union Says Opera Season May Not Happen Unless Management Reinstates Workers and Acts Fairly

    PLSN Staff | News | February 19, 2021  NEW YORK – The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents roughly 800 artistic and technical workers at the Metropolitan Opera, this week is warning in a print advertisement and through social media that “unless the Met’s management returns to the bargaining table and treats workers fairly, there will be no opera in 2021.” More […] Read More...
  • Events United Produces Governor’s Inaugural Address with CHAUVET Professional

    PLSN Staff | News | February 18, 2021  DERRY, NH – How far have livestream studios come since the start of the pandemic? For Tim Messina and his team at Events United, the answer is all the way to the top elected official in their state.  This January, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu passed up a long list of other possible sites, […] Read More...
  • TPT Global Tech, Inc. and Events.com Partner to Resume Public & Private Events Safely

    PLSN Staff | News | February 18, 2021SAN DIEGO - TPT Global Tech, Inc., its subsidiary TPT MedTech and Events.com recently announced a partnership. TPT will deploy its "QuikLAB" and "QuikPASS" technology platforms as the "Check and Verify" health systems for Events.com events. Events.com provides the software platform that powers event management, ticketing, registration, sponsorship, discovery and marketing for millions of events around the globe, including live concerts, festivals, corporate events, fundraising events, art shows and more. Read More...
  • Ayrton Mistral-S used on Trey Anastasio’s The Beacon Jams

    PLSN Staff | News | February 18, 2021  NYC – Marc Janowitz, of e26 design, chose 30 Ayrton Mistral-S LED spot fixtures as key features of his lighting design for Trey Anastasio’s The Beacon Jams. The 8-week ‘virtual residency’ was live-streamed weekly from New York’s historic Beacon Theatre throughout October and November 2020. More details from Ayrton visit (www.ayrton.eu): The jam sessions […] Read More...
  • The Severe Weather Summit is Back, and This Time it’s Free for ESA Members

    PLSN Staff | News | February 17, 2021PHILADELPHIA – Event professionals thrive in an environment that requires both careful preparation and the ability to adapt to frequently changing circumstances. But as history has repeatedly shown, severe weather can disrupt even the best-laid plans. With COVID-19 driving most events outdoors for the foreseeable future, weather preparedness is more important than ever. More details […] Read More...
  • Ambience Addition with Image Production Services and CHAUVET Professional at Annie Brobst Livestream

    PLSN Staff | News | February 17, 2021SHREWSBURY, MA – Over 1,700 miles separate Image Productions Services from Ryman Auditorium, but that didn’t matter much on Saturday January 23 when Annie Brobst and The Jake Ash Band took the stage at the improvised livestream studio in the company’s warehouse. More details from Chauvet (www.chauvetprofessional.com): Brobst, the New England Country Music Awards Artist […] Read More...
  • Roy Bickel to Receive 2021 ESTA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award

    PLSN Staff | News | February 17, 2021NY – Roy Bickel will receive the ESTA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on April 6, 2021, at the virtual New World Rigging Symposium. More details from ESTA (www.esta.org): The ESTA Board of Directors and Technical Standards Council created this award in 2017 to recognize individuals whose technical contributions have had a significant impact on our […] Read More...
  • Tennessee Church Gets a Fresh New Look with Elation House Lighting Solution

    PLSN Staff | News | February 16, 2021COLUMBIA, TN - The First Family/First Baptist Church has transformed its sanctuary from an ordinary space with uneven illumination to a modern-looking house of worship with a fresh wash of dynamic light from Elation Fuze Pendant house downlights. Read More...
  • Liberty University Adds Khamsin-S Fixtures to New Sports Arena t0 Enhance Fan Experience

    PLSN Staff | News | February 16, 2021LYCHBURG, VA. – Liberty University has invested in a complement of 20 Ayrton Khamsin-S LED profile luminaires for the new Liberty Arena on the Lynchburg, Virginia campus. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton fixtures in North America. More details from Ayrton (www.ayrton.eu): Liberty Arena seats 4,500 spectators and is the home of […] Read More...
  • Robe Joins The Beacon Jams

    PLSN Staff | News | February 16, 2021  NYC – The Beacon Jams were a hugely successful 8-week ‘virtual residency’ presented by guitarist and singer-songwriter Trey Anastasio (AKA lead singer of Phish) and MSG Entertainment in New York City’s iconic Beacon Theatre. The shows were live-streamed free exclusively on Twitch at 8 p.m. every Friday through October and November 2020. More details […] Read More...
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