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  • Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals Set for April 2021 Cancelled, Ultra Music Festival in Miami Also Cancelled

    PLSN Staff | News | January 30, 2021INDIO, CA - Goldenvoice, organizer of the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals that had been set for April 9-11/16-18 and April 23-25, respectively, will have to cancel those dates due to the ongoing pandemic, according to health officials in Riverside County, where the events are held. Read More...
  • Impact Audio Visual Supports Inauguration with Mobile HD LED Screens

    PLSN Staff | News | January 29, 2021WASHINGTON, DC – On Jan. 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as U.S. president and vice president in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. Impact AV (ImpactAV.com) supported the event by providing two “Zeus” 22′ x 42′ digiLED mobile HD LED video screen trailers. The generator-powered mobile units feature […] Read More...
  • Old Man Musings: Spanning a Career in Terms of Truss

    Nook Schoenfeld | News | January 29, 2021Much of the history of lighting is written in truss. Today everything to do with truss seems to be standardized, but when I started in the 70’s every lighting vendor seemingly built their own models. Nowadays some companies make their own copies, but the dimensions and shape of these seem to have become universal. Read More...
  • February 4th Elation Coffee Break:  Evolution of the Ellipsoidal

    PLSN Staff | News | January 28, 2021  LOS ANGELES  – Join hosts Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif on a February 4th Elation Coffee Break as they examine three modern-day ellipsoidals from Elation Professional. With the WW Profile HP™ and CW Profile HP™ the traditional tungsten Leko has been re-engineered from the ground up with efficient LED engines, while the Fuze Profile […] Read More...
  • Robe Presents New Website

    PLSN Staff | News | January 28, 2021  PRAGUE – Capturing the spirit and positive vibes of 2021 – a year full of great hopes and expectations – moving and LED lighting manufacturer Robe reveals a brand-new website, at www.robe.cz  with a fresh contemporary look that is action-packed with useful information and resources for all. More details from Robe (www.robe.cz): Robe.cz is […] Read More...
  • Sharing Their Stories: Crew Members’ Views on Life and Work during the Covid-19 Pandemic

    PLSN Staff | News | January 27, 2021Author Holly Seefeldt reached out to a few veterans of the live event industry to catch up with them to check in on their well being and how they pivoted or dealt with 2020. Here are some comments by Gabi Parra, Danny Pelaez, Rachael Johnston, Rob Koenig and Joe Cabrera II. Read More...
  • Event Safety Alliance Announces OSHA 30 Hour Construction and General Industry Courses

    PLSN Staff | News | January 27, 2021USA - The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) has added two new virtual OSHA 30 Hour courses to their upcoming calendar of events. The OSHA 30 General Industry and OSHA 30 Construction Industry courses begin in early March and are specially curated for individuals working in the live event and entertainment fields. Read More...
  • PPV Concert for Dance Gavin Dance on Sacramento Bridge Lit with Elation Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | January 27, 2021SACRAMENTO, CA - Justin Wade and Sacramento Production & Lighting (SPL) using a rig of Elation Professional luminaires to light a PPV concert staged on Sacramento’s historic Tower Bridge for Dance Gavin Dance on Nov. 8. The show supported the band’s new album, Tree City Sessions 2. Read More...
  • U.S. Live Event Industry Comes Together to Offer Covid-19 Vaccination Infrastructure and Support

    PLSN Staff | News | January 26, 2021WASHINGTON, DC – A group of live event industry organizations offered their venues, staff and expertise to support the speedy rollout of vaccinations to combat Covid-19. AEG, Bandit Lites, Broadway League, IATSE, IAVM, Live Nation, NAMM, NITO, NIVA, OVG, and We Make Events are all supporting the initiative. Read More...
  • PLSN/FOH Pro Production Sessions Available Online

    Michael S. Eddy | News | January 25, 2021LAS VEGAS - PLSN and FRONT of HOUSE Magazine’s 2021 Pro Production Sessions, which were presented in a virtual live stream format Jan. 21 and 22, are now available for online viewing. Moderated by Michael Eddy, the four sessions include Welcome to the XR Revolution, Leading the XR Revolution, Seeing the Music: A Production Design Roundtable and At the Core of the Tour: The Production Manager Roundtable. Read More...
  • ADJ’s Pixie Strip Pixel-mapped LED System Provides Versatile Backdrop For Church Worship Space

    PLSN Staff | News | January 25, 2021  LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA  -Preparing the Way Ministries, a small but thriving local church in Lake Charles, Louisiana, has invested in an ADJ Pixie Strip system to enhance the lighting in its worship space. The new configuration of pixel-mapped linear LED fixtures allows low-resolution video playback across the rear of the church’s stage area. This […] Read More...
  • Parnelli Keep the Torch Lit Presentation/Highlight Reel Now Online

    Kevin M. Mitchell | News | January 25, 2021LOS ANGELES - The Parnelli Awards — 20 Years of Defining Excellence video presentation, which premiered Jan. 22 as part of NAMM’s Believe in Music Week, is now posted on the home page of parnelliawards.com. The video utilizes the 20-year library of past Parnelli Awards shows to create a montage of the best moments in Parnelli history. Read More...
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