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  • Solotech Garners CITT Supplier Achievement Award

    PLSN Staff | News | September 7, 2012

    LONDON, Ontario, Canada — Solotech Inc. received the CITT Supplier Achievement Award from the Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology (CITT). The award was presented Aug. 18 at a banquet during the conference held here. Solotech president Denis Lefrançois, pictured here, accepted the award. It is presented annually to the individual or company that has shown sustained commitment to providing excellent service and products to the Canadian cultural industries community.

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  • Space Shuttle Display on USS Intrepid Lit by Focus Lighting Using Gear from Times Square Lighting, photo by Juan Pablo Lira

    Space Shuttle Display on USS Intrepid Lit by Focus Using Gear from Times Square Lighting

    PLSN Staff | News | September 7, 2012

    NEW YORK — To help launch the Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum here this summer, Focus Lighting worked with the architects at H3 Hardy Collaboration and the in-house exhibit and aircraft restoration team to light the 1976-vintage prototype for the space shuttle program.

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    Rosco Partners with Black Tank for LED Products

    PLSN Staff | News | September 7, 2012

    STAMFORD, CT - Rosco has formed a joint venture partnership with Boston-based engineering group The Black Tank to design, develop and distribute LED lighting fixtures to the entertainment and architecture markets. At PLASA 2012 Rosco is debuting the Miro Cube, its new line of wash lights based on Black Tank’s Brick Blaster fixtures. Three luminaires make up the range: Miro Cube 4C, Miro Cube WNC and Miro Cube UV.

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  • Daily Planet

    Electrosonic Provides AV Systems to Nature Research Center

    PLSN Staff | News | September 7, 2012

    RALEIGH, NC  – The Nature Research Center (NRC) wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences dazzled visitors at its recent opening with its array of interactive exhibits and experiences featuring audio-visual systems by Electrosonic. Its new, 80,000-sq.ft. Nature Research Center offers labs, research opportunities, interactive exhibits and live presentations designed to make science a tangible and fun experience. Small Design Firm was charged with designing the interactives; Batwin & Robin Productions was the content producer.

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  • Miss Mississippi

    Robe Beautifies Rig of Miss Mississippi Pageant

    PLSN Staff | News | September 7, 2012

    VICKSBURG, MS - LD Andre Huff specified Robe moving lights as core elements of his rig for the 2012 Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Lighting equipment was supplied by Knoxville, TN-based TERI Productions. There were many technical challenges involved in transforming a conference center hall into a vibrant setting for the beauty pageant. A complicated system of air conditioning and ducting in the roof added to this in terms of being able to get everything positioned in the correct places.
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    Sapsis Rigging Improves School Safety with Upgrades

    PLSN Staff | News | September 6, 2012

    WILLIAMSBURG, VA - When the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA., and the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, made renovations involving their theatre fire curtains this summer, they called on Sapsis Rigging, Inc. (SRI). Project leader Michael Sapsis led the team on both projects.

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  • The Voice

    Clay Paky Sharpys Sing on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

    PLSN Staff | News | September 6, 2012

    LOS ANGELES – LD Oscar Dominguez has added Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures to the extensive lighting complement he deploys for NBC’s hit reality talent show, “The Voice.”  Dominguez uses approximately 48 Sharpys for each of the show’s three components, some placed on the floor and some hung among other fixtures.

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  • Product featuring COB technology

    ICD Represents Chip On Board LED Products in Americas

    PLSN Staff | News | September 5, 2012

    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - The first of more than new 50 lighting products featuring new Chip On Board (COB) LED technology have arrived in the US from the German brands Eurolite and Futurelight. In this technology, numerous single LEDs are mounted extremely close together on each chip, the closeness of the elements giving the impression of a single light source. Its design provides a uniform light area with no single points of light visible, output ability previously unheard of in LEDs, and better heat dissipation, according to exclusive distributor Inner Circle Distribution (ICD).
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  • Freakish Weather, Isaac Play Havoc with Late Summer Productions

    PLSN Staff | News | September 2, 2012

    NEW ORLEANS — Wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac forced a wave of concert cancellations in late August and over Labor Day weekend as remnants of the storm moved inland. Although 2012 wasn’t the worst year on record for named storms from the Atlantic — thanks partly to better infrastructure, Isaac wasn’t nearly as costly as Katrina in 2005 — freakish weather has cancelled a number of events this summer.

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    Draft for Orchestra Pit Lift Standard in Public Review

    PLSN Staff | News | August 31, 2012

    NEW YORK - A draft for the safety standard of orchestra pit and forestage lifts is available for public review on the PLASA website. BSR E1.42 is being written to address the lack of a national standard in North America for orchestra pit and forestage lifts and to help establish minimum safety requirements and inspection procedures.

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  • Vaddio Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

    PLSN Staff | News | August 31, 2012

    CONCORD, CA — D-Tools announced that Vaddio, based in Minneapolis, has joined its Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. The partnership program is geared to offer a detailed product information library to AV system integrators. Read More...

  • Cory Wells to host the 2012 Parnelli Awards

    3 Dog Night’s Cory Wells to Host 2012 Parnellis

    PLSN Staff | News | August 30, 2012

    LAS VEGAS — Cory Wells, one of the founders of the seminal rock band 3 Dog Night, will be hosting the Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas on Oct. 20, executive producer Terry Lowe announced. The band had 21 Top 40 hits, and Wells sang nine of them, including “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Never Been to Spain” and “Try a Little Tenderness.”

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