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  • NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith Letter on NAB Show 2020 Cancellation

    PLSN Staff | News | March 20, 2020LAS VEGAS – National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) president and CEO Gordon H. Smith issued a letter March 20 outlining the need to cancel NAB 2020, which had been set for April 19-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More details from NAB (www.nabshow.com): Dear NAB Show Community, The COVID-19 pandemic has created a truly […] Read More...
  • NAMM Presents Webinar on COVID-19 Small Business Relief Resources

    PLSN Staff | News | March 20, 2020NAMM announced plans to conduct a webinar on small business relief resources amid the Covid-19 crisis. More details from NAMM (www.namm.org): NAMM COVID-19 Small Business Relief Resources LIVE Webinar When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Time/12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Topic: COVID-19 Small Business Relief Resources Please register in advance for this webinar at https://namm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vEEOct_rRlqfyUCPZRdQ6A.Limited […] Read More...
  • Petition for Covid-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry Signed by Close to 300,000

    PLSN Staff | News | March 20, 2020A petition on Change.org appealing for government aid amid the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent cancelations of meetings and events that began in March and continue as far ahead as October 2020 was closing in on the 300,000 mark a week after its mid-March launch. To view and sign the petition (it does not cost anything […] Read More...
  • Code Orange Live Streams Album Release Party Lit With Help From CHAUVET Professional

    PLSN Staff | News | March 20, 2020  PITTSBURGH – Expectations were high when Code Orange announced plans for their Underneath album release party. It wasn’t only fans of the award-winning metal band who were licking their chops; the excitement level for Sam Jimenez, their new 20-year old lighting designer and production designer was through the roof too.  Describing himself as an […] Read More...
  • Live Event Industry Organizations Team Up to Support Roadies

    PLSN Staff | News | March 19, 2020LAGUNA HILLS, CA – A group of leading live event industry organizations has joined together to create a GoFundMe campaign to raise $250,000 in donations to provide relief to eligible freelance professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to event cancellations. More details from the Roadie Rescue Campaign (www.roadierescue.com): The Roadie Rescue Campaign is a […] Read More...
  • Brian Lareau Lights Dropkick Murphys’ Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Show with Chauvet Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | March 19, 2020BOSTON - For 2020’s audience-restricted Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day show, livestreamed to fans via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch, LD Brian Lareau served up the looks with an assist from more than 100 Chauvet Professional fixtures and video panels provided by Events United. Read More...
  • Vectorworks 2020 SP3 Launch Brings Quality and Performance Improvements

    PLSN Staff | NewsProduct News | March 19, 2020    COLUMBIA, MD –  Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. releases Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3 (SP3) with quality and performance improvements as the central theme of this update. As part of the SP3 release, Vectorworks is introducing additional partner integrations with Enscape and NBS Chorus, as well as providing key updates for users of […] Read More...
  • Post Malone’s Posty Fest Stadium Show Served as Claypaky Xtylos’ U.S. Debut

    PLSN Staff | News | March 19, 2020DALLAS - For Posty Fest, rapper Post Malone’s second annual live music festival held Nov. 2 in his hometown of Dallas, creative directors and designers Lewis James and Travis Brothers used 178 Claypaky Xtylos fixtures. The event marked the first use of the new Xtylos fixtures in the U.S. Read More...
  • Alter Bridge U.S. Tour Rig Included Elation Smarty Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | NewsNewsroom | March 19, 2020SPOKANE, WA - American rock band Alter Bridge wrapped up a four-week tour of U.S. cities in late February with lighting designer Joshua Light directing a Bandit Lites-supplied lighting system that included Elation’s compact, multi-functional Smarty Hybrid moving head. Read More...
  • AVIXA CEO David Labuskes Statement on Coronavirus

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2020  LAS VEGAS – AVIXA CEO David Labuskes released a statement on Coronavirus and its impact on AVIXA and its trade shows. Major developments include: Full Online Education Catalog open to all through June 12 https://www.avixa.org/avixa-stands-with-the-av-industry Postponement of TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Brasil 2020 https://www.avixa.org/about-avixa/who-we-are/press-room/2020/03/16/postponement-of-tecnomultimedia-infocomm-brasil-2020 Postponement of InfoComm Southeast Asia 2020 https://www.avixa.org/about-avixa/who-we-are/press-room/2020/03/06/postponement-of-infocomm-southeast-asia-2020/ Beijing InfoComm China Moved to […] Read More...
  • Covid-19 Coronavirus Stage Lighting Talent Resources- Educate yourself

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2020  LOS ANGELES – Our friend Adam Raugh over at X-Laser was kind enough to post a list of places folks in our industry can get a little more education on his website. He invites everyone to help further their future abilities in the entertainment biz while you have the time to do it. Got […] Read More...
  • Ayrton GHIBLIs Used Extensively at CES

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2020LAS VEGAS – Dallas-based Freeman, the world’s leading live event and brand experience company, has made a major investment in Ayrton GHIBLI LED spot luminaire lights.  Almost immediately following the purchase, the GHIBLIs were used to light booths and corporate events at CES 2020.  ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton fixtures in […] Read More...
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