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  • BackStage Pass: Reflections on Life in the Theatre

    PLSN Staff | News | May 4, 2021      PENNSYLVANIA – BackStage Pass is very happy to announce the release of the latest in a series of video interviews with people who have helped create the history and shape the future of the live entertainment industry. This interview highlights industrial hygienist, safety officer and professional performer, Monona Rossol. Bill Sapsis, BackStage […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Brian “Tuffy” Knight, 49; Peter C. Mitchell, 74

    PLSN Staff | News | May 3, 2021CHICAGO - The Chicago entertainment community suffered some tough losses this past week with the passing of rigger and touring professional Brian “Tuffy” Knight, 49, who died on April 27; and Peter C. Mitchell, 74, former owner and operator of Chicago Spotlight and Moveable Power, who died on April 24. Read More...
  • USITT Continues Demographic Survey to Gather Concrete Data on Today’s Design and Technology Industry

    PLSN Staff | News | May 3, 2021LIVERPOOL, N.Y. — USITT is continuing its campaign to learn as much as possible about the theatrical design and technology industry. The Institute has partnered with SMU DataArts Workforce Demographics to collect key demographic data. The Entertainment Design and Technology Workforce Demographics Survey is a first-of-its-kind data gathering instrument to focus on the industry and […] Read More...
  • How does your power luminaire match up? Artiste Mondrian™ on May 6th Elation Coffee Break

    PLSN Staff | NewsNewsroom | May 3, 2021  LOS ANGELES – Elation’s artistic power luminaire, the Artiste Mondrian™, takes center stage on the May 6th Elation Coffee Break. Filling out the top of Elation’s award-winning Artiste LED moving head series, the Mondrian LED Profile FX partners alongside and uses the same technology as the highly acclaimed Artiste Monet™ and Artiste Rembrandt™, including […] Read More...
  • Vax4Live Coalition Pushes for Vaccine Awareness and the Safe Return of Live Events

    PLSN Staff | News | April 30, 2021USA - The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) and several partners with a big stake in the safe return of live events are launching a campaign for vaccine awareness. It’s called Vax4Live. Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Peter C. Mitchell, 74

    PLSN Staff | News | April 30, 2021CHICAGO – Peter Mitchell (74) of Chicago, IL passed away peacefully on April 24 with his family by his side. Peter was a hard working entrepreneur, who will be remembered for the impact he made in the Chicagoland Entertainment Industry during his time owning and operating Chicago Spotlight and Moveable Power. He was know for […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Brian “Tuffy” Knight, 49

    PLSN Staff | News | April 29, 2021  CHICAGO – Long time rigger and touring professional Brian Knight passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday April 27th. Tuffy was a legendary statesman in the live event industry and loved by all that worked with him. Knight had most recently served as the rigger on Jimmy Buffet’s tours for several years. Born […] Read More...
  • Herbalife Corporate Event in L.A. Lit with 1,000+ Astera Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | April 29, 2021LOS ANGELES - Herbalife lauded its top sale force and distributors with a spectacular awards event staged at the L.A. Convention Center in March. Produced by Raj Kapoor Productions and Steffan Jones for CG Creative Studios, LD Tom Sutherland’s design included 1,145 Astera AX5 LED PARs from Felix Lighting. Read More...
  • Gerry Dintelman Creates Balance with CHAUVET Professional for “I Watched Music On The Internet”

    PLSN Staff | News | April 29, 2021ST. LOUIS – Harmony arises when opposite forces are balanced. Gerry Dintelman demonstrated this ancient philosophical principle in convincing fashion in late March and early April when he lit “I Watched Music On The Internet,” a four-part six-hour livestream marathon featuring 11 different bands. More details from Chauvet (www.chauvetprofessional.com): Dintelman’s harmony wasn’t  of the gentle […] Read More...
  • Icon Media Transforms Sanctuary at Lighthouse Church in California using Elation Fuze Pendant Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | April 28, 2021VENTURA, CA - Icon Media of Georgia is transforming a sanctuary space at Lighthouse Church in Ventura, CA from everyday to extraordinary with an assist from Elation Professional’s dynamic Fuze Pendant downlights. Read More...
  • Stark Raving Solutions Holistic Upgrade With CHAUVET Professional at Marysville Christian Fellowship

    PLSN Staff | News | April 28, 2021  MARYSVILLE, KS – Creating a more camera-friendly stage became a pressing need for many churches during the pandemic, as they turned to livestream services to reach worshippers during lockdowns. Marysville Christian Fellowship was no exception to this rule. More details from Chauvet (www.chauvetprofessional.com): Not surprisingly, this dynamic, small  church, which serves a rural community […] Read More...
  • Florida’s Northland Church Upgrades Sanctuary Stage Lighting with Ayrton Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | April 28, 2021LONGWOOD, Fl. – Northland Church in Longwood, Florida has invested in 36 versatile 300 W Ayrton Diablo profile luminaires from Orlando’s Zenith Lighting for its sanctuary stage.  ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor of Ayrton fixtures. More details from Ayrton (www.ayrton.eu): The church’s first LED moving lights replace a full rig of […] Read More...
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