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  • Main Stage at Ottawa Bluesfest Collapses During Cheap Trick Performance

    PLSN Staff | News | July 18, 2011

    OTTAWA — A squall knocked down the main stage overhead rig on the last day of the 12-day Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest on Sunday, July 17, about 20 minutes after Cheap Trick started performing. The band members and most of the crew were reported to be okay and no fatalities were reported. The overhead truss and gear fell backward, away from the crowd, onto some trucks. Three people were hospitalized and released, including Sandy Sanderson, a truck driver for Cheap Trick, who sustained the most serious injuries.

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  • San Francisco City Hall

    LED Gear Turns San Francisco City Hall Into Festive Venue for Private Party

    PLSN Staff | News | July 18, 2011

    SAN FRANCISCO — Allegra Entertainment & Events and interior designer Kaki Hockersmith recently used GDS’ wireless LED battery-powered LiteWareHO (High Output) uplighter to quickly transform the main floor of San Francisco’s City Hall for a private party. Read More...

  • Gateway Church

    Gateway Church Uses grandMA Consoles for Services at Three Campuses

    PLSN Staff | News | July 18, 2011

    SOUTHLAKE, TX — At Gateway Church’s three locations, grandMA consoles play a key role in services for more than 20,000 worshippers. The new, main location for the church, which opened here last fall, uses a full-size grandMA2 with a grandMA 2 lite as backup. Read More...

  • eps america GIGS barriers at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

    Electric Daisy Carnival Uses eps america Barriers for Vegas Festival Debut

    PLSN Staff | News | July 17, 2011

    LAS VEGAS — For Electric Daisy Carnival producer Insomniac, the Las Vegas debut of their 15-year-old event drew record crowds, putting GIGS barricades from eps america to the test.

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  • CeeLo Green: Talking to Strangers

    Jeff Ravitz, 4Wall Light “CeeLo Green: Talking to Strangers”

    PLSN Staff | News | July 17, 2011

    LOS ANGELES, CA - 4Wall Entertainment Los Angeles recently teamed with LD Jeff Ravitz of Intensity Advisors to provide lighting for CeeLo Green: Talking to Strangers, a new show on Fuse TV.

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  • The 14-motorcycle crew lined up for a photo in Yellowstone

    Long Reach Long Riders Log 2,114 Miles, Raise $36,500

    PLSN Staff | News | July 17, 2011

    BILLINGS, MT — For the Long Reach Long Riders’ 8th annual charity motorcycle ride, 14 riders, five passengers and two chase cars covered 2,114 miles from July 2-9 around still-snowy peaks and over snowmelt-gorged rivers in the American West. Read More...

  • Studio One Dance Theatre

    Studio One Dance Theatre Lit with Elation Design Spot 1200C DMX Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | July 15, 2011

    CHICAGO — For Studio One Dance Theatre (SODT)’s annual theatrical production showcasing the talents of close to 400 student dancers from preschool through their 20s, Jason Reberski of JR Lighting Design, Inc. (Orland Park, IL) opted to incorporate seven of Elation Professional’s Design Spot 1200C DMX moving heads.

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  • Town Square at ETC

    ETC CUE End-User Conference Set for July 25-27

    PLSN Staff | News | July 15, 2011

    MADISON, WI — ETC’s first end-user conference, CUE (Create, Understand, Experience) will take place at the Monona Terrace Convention Center here on July 25, 26 and 27. The event includes opportunities to learn about the latest ETC technologies and products, to connect with other ETC users, and to tour ETC’s unique headquarters and production facility. Read More...

  • Fisher Technical Services Schedules “Navigator University” Classes

    PLSN Staff | News | July 15, 2011

    LAS VEGAS — Fisher Technical Services has scheduled classes covering the company’s Navigator system this fall. They will take place at the company’s headquarters here. The classes include Basic Automation Programming and Equipment (Aug. 22-25); Advanced Navigator Programming (Sept. 21-23); and Navigator Axis I/O (Nov. 7-10).

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  • Panamax/Furman Supports IPRO with New Sales Incentive

    PLSN Staff | News | July 13, 2011

    PETALUMA, CA — Panamax/Furman is supporting the Independent Professional Representatives Organization (IPRO) through a new company sales incentive program that pays up to $500 towards IPRO dues or annual conference fees for sales representative firms that achieve their sales target. Read More...

  • Michael B. (Mike) Healy

    In Memoriam: Michael B. Healy

    PLSN Staff | News | July 12, 2011

    RICHMOND, VA — Michael B. Healy, a founding member of The Healy Group, a leading manufacturer’s rep firm serving the music, lighting and consumer electronics industries, passed away suddenly on June 26. He was 59. The Healy Group has represented American DJ, American Audio, Elation Professional, Acclaim Lighting, Global Truss and Arriba Cases on the East Coast for over a decade, along with other brands.

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  • PLSN Hometown Heroes 2011

    Voting for 2011 Hometown Hero Lighting Companies Begins

    PLSN Staff | News | July 12, 2011

    LAS VEGAS — The nominations from PLSN readers are in, the regional finalists for the 2011 Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year awards competition have been chosen, and now it’s time for you, the readers of PLSN, to once again vote on the top regional lighting company in five regions of the U.S. and Canada.

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