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  • Coachella

    Prelite’s Previsualization Helps Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg at Coachella

    PLSN Staff | News | June 12, 2012

    INDIGO, CA – The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, with its 24/7 schedule and desert location, poses a challenge for performers and their lighting and media crews alike.  So when the lighting designer, lighting programmer/director and media programmer for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg opted to use Prelite Studios’ previsualization services prior to the show, they gained some distinct advantages.
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  • Unique2.1 hazer

    Look Solutions’ Hazer Debuts on Penn State’s ‘Aida’

    PLSN Staff | News | June 12, 2012

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Look Solutions’ Unique2.1 hazer debuted with the Penn State Thespians’ musical “Aida” at the Schwab Auditorium on campus. LD Andrew Markosky liked the hazer's ability to vary the amount of haze autonomously for atmospheric effects during select scenes.
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  • In Memoriam: Eddy Shenker, Jam Industries Co-Chairman

    PLSN Staff | News | June 11, 2012

    TORONTO — Eddy Shenker, co-chairman of Jam Industries Ltd., died June 11, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. He was 70. Shenker and Marty Golden formed Jam Industries in 1974. During his 38 years with the company, Shenker played a key role in developing it into a unique distribution network made up of 13 Canadian and U.S. divisions.

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  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine

    Sapsis Sets the Stage for NY Philharmonic

    PLSN Staff | News | June 11, 2012

    NEW YORK - The New York Philharmonic’s Memorial Day free concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan gets its decorative looks every year from Sapsis Rigging. As there are no hanging points in the cathedral, built back in the late 1800s, Sapsis provides more than a dozen chain hoists for the lighting and row of flags. They also set the stage for the orchestra.

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  • Parnelli Awards 2012 to be held at Mirage Resort Oct 20

    Parnelli Awards To Be Held at Mirage Resort, More than A Dozen Sponsors Announced

    PLSN Staff | News | June 11, 2012

    LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Advisors announces that the 12th Annual Parnelli Awards will be held Oct. 20 at the Mirage Resort and Casino. To date, more than a dozen sponsors have signed on in support of the annual awards gala. “It’s a big, beautiful room, and it’s the perfect setting for what will be our best awards show yet,” says Parnelli executive producer and PLSN/FOH publisher Terry Lowe. “It’s conveniently close to the convention center where LDI is held, and is certainly suitable for the amazing group of industry pioneers we’ll be honoring that evening.”

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  • Once, lit by Natasha Katz. Photo by Joan Marcus

    Once, Peter and the Starcatcher Take Tony Honors for Lighting, Scenic Design

    PLSN Staff | News | June 11, 2012

    NEW YORK — The Broadway musical Once was honored with eight Tony Awards this year. Along with “Best Musical,” it swept production categories honoring designers for lighting (Natasha Katz), scenic design (Bob Crowley) and sound (Clive Goodwin). Read More...

  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2012

    High Winds Force Cancellation of Some Electric Daisy Carnival Performances in Las Vegas

    PLSN Staff | News | June 11, 2012

    LAS VEGAS — Day Two of the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival, held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from dusk to dawn June 8-10, was hampered by winds estimated at 30 mph, with gusts strong enough to kick sand into the air. The high winds had been building since about 8 pm June 9. After meeting with local safety officials, the festival organizer, Insomniac Events, announced a temporary shutdown to the event’s seven stages at about 1 am, and cancelled the event for the night by 2:45 am.

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  • NATEAC

    NATEAC 2012 Conference Schedule Available Online

    PLSN Staff | News | June 7, 2012

    NEW YORK - Theatre design professionals attending the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) can begin to choose the sessions they will attend, using the session schedule on the website. The conference, set for July 22-23, features 24 sessions,  11 of which offer AIA/CES Continuing Education Credits.

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  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Clay Paky Fixtures Light Up Electric Daisy Carnival in NYC Area

    PLSN Staff | News | June 7, 2012

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Clay Paky lighting fixtures turned out in force for the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC).  Show designer/director Stephen Lieberman of SJ Lighting, Inc. chose a large complement of Clay Paky Sharpy, Alpha Spot HPE 1500 and Shotlight fixtures for all the moving lights on the EDC’s main stage. Lieberman’s design philosophy this year was ‘Go big!’

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  • Andrew Bird

    Andrew Bird’s Tour Flies with VL440 Spots

    PLSN Staff | News | June 5, 2012

    DALLAS – LD Ryan Patrick Murphy chose VL440 Spot luminaires from Intelligent Lighting Creations for Andrew Bird’s “Break it Yourself” tour. Murphy wanted to travel lightly with a minimal lighting rig, yet he also wanted the power to create his vision of “shadows and silhouettes” in his design.

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  • MDG Hazers, Sharpys and grandMA Tour with Bruce Springsteen

    PLSN Staff | News | June 4, 2012

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  • HES

    HES Announces Vegas, San Francisco Events

    PLSN Staff | News | June 4, 2012

    AUSTIN, TX - High End Systems announces open house events in Las Vegas June 14 and in San Francisco June 20. Wholehog training seminars are also set in conjunction with the events.

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