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  • Obsidian Control Systems to Offer Free Weekly Online Training Classes

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2020LOS ANGELES - Obsidian Control Systems is doing its part to support the needs of the live entertainment industry during the Covid-19 pandemic by offering free weekly training sessions covering the ONYX control platform and new NETRON data distribution range. Read More...
  • Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French Credits Altman Lighting for Supporting the Band in the Early Days

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020YONKERS, NY - Guitarist, manager and record producer Jay Jay French, a founding member of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister who has retired from performing and recording, has become an author and motivational speaker, and his gratitude to Altman Lighting for its support during the band’s early days shines through in French's written and spoken recollections. Read More...
  • Behind the Scenes Announces Free Online Mental Health Screening Program

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020NYC  – Behind the Scenes announces an online behavioral health screening program as part of its Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative. These free screenings are completely anonymous, private, easily accessible, and quick to complete. More details from BTS (www.behindthescenescharity.org): The entertainment industry has unique rewards, practices, stressors and challenges that are not commonly experienced in […] Read More...
  • During Economic Highs and Lows, the Arts Are Key Segment of U.S. Economy

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020WASHINGTON, DC—According to the latest data issued today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts remain a vital component of the U.S. economy. As the United States navigates a time of economic uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-19, it is important to recognize and champion the […] Read More...
  • Kyle Upchruch Warms Stage for Exile Band with CHAUVET Professional

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020MARION, IL – Just about everyone who saw the Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore, left the theatre with the soft sensuous lyric line of “Kiss You All Over” running through their heads.  Familiar as they became with the soundtrack hit, however, few connected it to Exile Band, the Kentucky quintet that recorded the song more […] Read More...
  • IATSE President Calls on Congress to Pass Relief Package That Includes Entertainment Workers

    Michael S. Eddy | News | March 17, 2020NEW YORK – In mid-March, as major entertainment venues were closing and concert tours were being canceled, Matthew D. Loeb, International President of the IATSE, released the following statement with regards to the coronavirus virus: “Right now, thousands of our members across all sectors of the entertainment industry are suffering financial hardship because of government […] Read More...
  • ROBE Takes The Runway at the 2020 NYFW With Enlumen And Zimmermann

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020  NYC – First created in 1943, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a semi-annual gathering of renowned and emerging fashion designers seeking to unveil their latest collections to buyers and media members from around the world. As a featured participant in the highly anticipated event, the Australian clothing brand ZIMMERMANN, led by designer Nicky […] Read More...
  • Shaun Clair Joins Parnelli Board of Advisors

    PLSN Staff | News | March 16, 2020LAS VEGAS - Shaun Clair, third generation member of the Clair audio family, has joined the Parnelli board of advisors. At 36, he is the Parnelli board’s youngest member. Shaun is the son of Troy Clair, Clair Global CEO, and the grandson of the late Gene Clair. Gene, with brother Roy, founded Clair Brothers in the 1960s. In 2008, the brothers received the Parnelli Audio Innovator Award. Read More...
  • Bandit Lites Adds Even More Gear to Touring Inventory

    PLSN Staff | News | March 16, 2020      NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites, the global leader in concert lighting, recently made another investment in growing its touring inventory with a sizeable purchase of Elation Professional Proteus Maximus fixtures, Ayrton Khamsins and Robe BMFL WashBeams. The Elation Professional Proteus Maximus is slated for the Reba McEntire’s upcoming tour featuring a lighting […] Read More...
  • Event Safety Alliance Announce Program Changes In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

    PLSN Staff | News | March 16, 2020In response to the catastrophic effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the live event industry, the Event Safety Alliance is making it easier to access our guidance, training, and membership programs to ensure that they remain available to everyone during this challenging period. These changes are as follows: Read More...
  • Dan Williams Goes Rogue for Kiefer Sutherland’s Band Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | March 16, 2020  LONDON – Kiefer Sutherland is world famous for his prowess on the movie and TV screen, but fans who turned out to see the Emmy and Golden Globe winner perform with his band on their European tour, came away appreciating the Hollywood star for his vocal chops too. With his jagged, smoky voice, reminiscent […] Read More...
  • Cirque du Soleil Suspends Shows in Las Vegas

    PLSN Staff | News | March 16, 2020LAS VEGAS - On March 15, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced that, in addition to cancellations and postponements to numerous shows worldwide, its shows in Las Vegas would temporarily go dark. The shows include Mystère, O, Zumanity, KÀ, The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE and Blue Man Group. Read More...
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