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  • Northern Sound & Light Goes Green with Solar Power Install

    PLSN Staff | News | September 14, 2010
    PITTSBURGH, PA - Northern Sound & Light (NSL) has invested in a new solar power system as part of a larger green strategy for the firm. NSL's solar power system is comprised of 117 photovoltaic solar panels feeding three current inverters. The 117 panels cover nearly the entire southern facing roof of NSL's facility. The system is estimated to produce approximately 25,170 kW annual average, enough electricity that NSL will achieve energy-positive status and be able to sell electricity back to the utility. Read More...
  • Lightswitch Helps Barry Manilow Shift from Concert to Theatrical Show

    PLSN Staff | News | September 14, 2010
    LAS VEGAS - When Barry Manilow moved his show from the Las Vegas Hilton to the Paris Las Vegas for a new two-year residency, the production team wanted to make a few changes to better reflect and adapt to their new home. To do so, they brought in lighting designer Chris Medvitz of Lightswitch to create an intimate yet potent lighting design. Lightswitch then enlisted the assistance of PRG and 65 Vari*Lite luminaires from Philips Vari-Lite. Read More...
  • Stage Barriers Contain Bieber Fever at State Fair

    PLSN Staff | News | September 14, 2010
    TIMONIUM, MD - Maryland had a serious case of "Bieber Fever" over Labor Day weekend as Justin Bieber and his My World 2.0 tour came to the infield of the Timonium Race Track at the state fairgrounds. To prepare for an enthusiastic audience of 12,500, the production brought in eps' heavy-duty GIGS barricades. More than 600 feet of barricade was positioned to keep legions of screaming fans safe and secure during the highlight concert of the State Fair, which also featured young acts Sean Kingston and Vita Chambers. Read More...
  • Daktronics, Upstage Video Engage Attendees at Greenbrier Classic

    PLSN Staff | News | September 13, 2010
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - Golfers and others at the Old White Course at The Greenbrier during an official stop on the PGA Tour stayed informed with an LED video display from Upstage Video, a Daktronics rental partner. Read More...
  • Tomcat’s “Safely Building the Beast” Workshop Offers ETCP Renewal Credits

    PLSN Staff | News | September 13, 2010LAS VEGAS - Tomcat USA announced that attendees for its day-and-a-half "Safely Building the Beast" workshop, set for Oct. 20-21 in conjunction with the LDI show, are eligible to earn 12 ETCP renewal credits. Read More...
  • ESTA Announces Finalists for 3rd Annual Rock Our World Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | September 7, 2010NEW YORK - ESTA announced the finalists in the third annual Rock Our World Awards to be presented at the ESTA Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony at LDI 2010. Read More...
  • Philips Vari-Lite Discontinues VL550 80V Luminaire

    PLSN Staff | News | September 7, 2010DALLAS - Philips Vari-Lite is discontinuing the VL550 80V Wash luminaire product line in favor of more energy-efficient alternatives, including the VLX Wash luminaire. The company will also continue to make and sell the VL550, VL550D and the VL550CD Wash luminaires. Read More...
  • J. R. Clancy Posts Photos of Really Bad Rigging on Facebook Page

    PLSN Staff | News | September 7, 2010
    SYRACUSE, NY - Want to see something really scary? Go to J. R. Clancy's Facebook page to see some of the worst examples of rigging nightmares, in real photos sent to the company by rigging inspectors and theatre managers. Read More...
  • Draft Guide for Luminaire Inspection Now Available for Review

    PLSN Staff | News | September 6, 2010NEW YORK - BSR E1.32 - 201x, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Luminaires, is available for public review on the ESTA website through Oct. 25, 2010. Read More...
  • Parnelli Voting Now Open

    PLSN Staff | News | September 6, 2010
    LAS VEGAS - The regional winners of PLSN's 2010 Hometown Hero voting competition have been announced, and voting for coast-to-coast 2010 Hometown Hero honors and all the other Parnelli awards categories is now underway at Support for the 10th Annual Parnelli awards program has also increased to record levels as the Oct. 22, 2010 ceremony approaches. Read More...
  • Mile High Music Festival Protects Turf with eps Ground Cover

    PLSN Staff | News | September 2, 2010
    DENVER - The load-in and load-out for the third annual Mile High Music Festival on the soccer fields of Dick's Sporting Goods Park got an assist from eps' heavy-duty Arena Panels ground cover system, which made its U.S. festival debut at the mid-August two-day event. Read More...
  • J. R. Clancy Makes Inc.’s List of 5000 Fast-Growing Private Companies

    PLSN Staff | News | August 30, 2010SYRACUSE, NY - J. R. Clancy, Inc. was number 3891 on Inc. Magazine's list of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The complete list is published in Inc.'s September 2010 issue. Read More...
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