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  • Covid-Related Border Restrictions Ease for Vaccinated Tourists

    PLSN Staff | News | November 8, 2021NEW YORK – On Nov. 8, for the first time since March 20, 2020, a planeload of tourists from the U.K. touched down at New York’s JFK airport, marking a milestone as restrictions curbing international travel were finally eased after a 20-month span. U.S. land border restrictions barring tourist travel from Canada and Mexico have […] Read More...
  • Applications Now Open for the Second Year of The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | November 8, 2021NEW YORK - Applications for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program are now open. The program seeks to honor, uplift and support the next generation of Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) theatermakers working behind the scenes. Submissions are being accepted through Sunday, Dec. 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Read More...
  • Adelman on Venues: Last Night at Astroworld

    Michael S. Eddy | NewsNewsroom | November 6, 2021HOUSTON - On Nov. 6, lawyer and VP of the Event Safety Alliance Steve Adelman addressed the tragedy that happened Nov. 5 at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, TX. On Adelman on Venues, Adelman offered advice to "ask the right questions first, then see what the facts reveal," and then proceed to work toward ensuring safer gatherings in the future, rather than simply indulging in a hasty rush to judgment. Read More...
  • Ten Dead, Multiple Injuries at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival Performance in Houston

    Debi Moen | News | November 6, 2021HOUSTON - At least eight confirmed deaths and scores of injuries were reported as a result of a crowd surge during rapper Travis Scott’s performance Nov. 5 at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston. According to reports, the 50,000-strong crowd began compressing toward the stage around 9:15 p.m., causing panic and injuries until it was quickly declared a mass casualty incident. Read More...
  • GLP Creative Light 1 Plus Creates Extra Dimension for Ellie Goulding

    PLSN Staff | News | November 5, 2021San Fernando, CA – When Ellie Goulding announced a short, six-date tour this autumn to promote her most recent album, Brightest Blue, the artist’s long-standing lighting designer, Cate Carter, started working on a design. She had been looking into color-tunable LED sources with a CRMX receiver. Andy Scott from Lite Alternative, the designer’s equipment vendor, […] Read More...
  • Robe Takes Off at SAGA Festival

    PLSN Staff | International NewsNews | November 5, 2021BUCHAREST, Romania - Dance world wunderkinds ALDA Events and Insomniac teamed up to launch the first SAGA Festival on the grounds of aerospace company Romaero in Bucharest. Andre Beekmans and his team from Netherlands-based The Art of Light specified more than 200 Robe moving lights for the largest stage. Read More...
  • $100M Music City Studios Complex to Break Ground in Middle Tennessee

    PLSN Staff | News | November 4, 2021Nashville, TN—Music City Studios, a media campus that will blend multiple creative industries has announced plans to break ground in the Metro Nashville area. Located in Hendersonville, Music City Studios is a 47+ acre creative campus dedicated to the future of content, production, film, live touring, broadcast, virtual production, and technical and business support for […] Read More...
  • PLASA and #WeMakeEvents Launch Covid Recovery Survey

    PLSN Staff | International NewsNews | November 4, 2021U.K. – PLASA and #WeMakeEvents have launched a survey to investigate the recovery of the live sector following the Covid-19 pandemic. All types of industry professionals are invited to take the survey, from freelancers and sole traders to manufacturing companies and venues. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Read More...
  • Awaken Conference Lighting Rig Controlled by Vista

    PLSN Staff | News | November 4, 2021DALLAS – Watermark Church in Dallas hosted The Porch’s Awaken Conference during the Labor Day weekend. The event was held inside and outside of the church, and required a large auditorium seating more than 4,000 attendees. The Christian conference is aimed at young adults to help them find and deepen their faith. To create a […] Read More...
  • Bandit Lites Supports Alice Cooper’s 2021 Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | November 4, 2021NASHVILLE - Alice Cooper has spent half a century entrancing, shocking, and entertaining the masses with his signature brand of rock psycho-drama. The music legend recently wrapped a fall tour with longtime lighting partner, Bandit Lites. Read More...
  • Proteus Hybrid™ Joins Proteus Maximus™ in Main Light Inventory

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | November 4, 2021WILMINGTON, DE - Industry-leading dry hire provider Main Light has added to their stock of IP65-rated lighting with purchase of the Proteus Hybrid™, Elation’s groundbreaking multi-functional arc source moving head. The market-leading all-weather hybrid luminaire joins Elation’s Proteus Maximus™ as new additions in Main Light’s inventory of IP65 moving heads. Read More...
  • CHAUVET Professional onAir Panels Create Smooth Looks for The Lighting Design Group at NLCS Broadcast on TBS

    Michael S. Eddy | News | November 4, 2021NEW YORK—The Atlanta Braves hadn’t won a National League pennant since 1999, and few “experts” expected them to do so this year, even though they managed to squeak into the post season playoffs. But baseball is, if nothing else, a game that has a way of turning improbabilities into realities. Read More...
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