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  • Rihanna Concert Fire July 8 Dallas

    Rihanna Concert in Dallas Cut Short by Flames in the Rig

    PLSN Staff | News | July 11, 2011

    DALLAS — Rihanna’s Loud tour concert in Dallas ended abruptly July 8 halfway through the show with a freakish fire in the rig. The singer had just left the stage after the song “California King Bed,” punctuated with a pyro display, when a wayward spark apparently created flames that appeared to grow higher and wider on the top truss. It took on the appearance of a bonfire as debris cascaded onto the stage. It took audience members a few moments to realize that this was not part of the show.

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  • Precise Corporate Staging Revs Up for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

    PLSN Staff | News | July 8, 2011

    PHOENIX – Precise Corporate Staging (PCS) of Phoenix has been awarded the bid to serve as the primary supplier of sound reinforcement and lighting system for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The event typically attracts more than half a million attendees. Since 1938, Sturgis, South Dakota has been home to one of the most famous – and infamous – motorcycle rallies in the nation; however, over the last few decades, it’s been increasingly known for its live music.

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  • Mega Systems, Church Audio Video and ProAudio.com Plan Open House for July 21

    PLSN Staff | News | July 1, 2011

    EULESS, TX — An open house featuring lighting and AV gear is planned for Thursday, July 21, from noon to 5 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 106 North Main Street, Euless, TX 76040. The event, which features a class on Enlighten lighting control software at 2 pm, is sponsored by Mega Systems, Church Audio Video and ProAudio.com, and will feature Mega-Lite and PR Lighting fixtures.

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  • Performance Floor Shock Absorption Standard in Public Review for Reaffirmation

    PLSN Staff | News | July 1, 2011

    NEW YORK — The Floors Working Group, part of PLASA's Technical Standards Program, has announced that it is in the process of considering reaffirming ANSI E1.26 - 2006, Entertainment Technology – Recommended testing methods and values for shock absorption of floors used in live performance venues.

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  • ATC artistic director Tim Midyett with Grundorf Tour 8 Series wardrobe cases

    Associated Theatrical Contractors Using Grundorf Tour 8 Series Wardrobe Cases

    PLSN Staff | News | June 29, 2011

    SPRINGFIELD, MO — Associated Theatrical Contractors (ATC), which handles everything from scenic paint and gaffers tape to full theater rigging, lighting and curtain installation, is using two recently-purchased Grundorf Corp.’s Tour 8 Series wardrobe cases to protect wardrobe items as they get shipped nationwide. Read More...

  • Rosco Share the Swag entry

    Rosco Launches “Share the Work – And Get the Swag” Program

    PLSN Staff | News | June 29, 2011

    STAMFORD, CT — Rosco is offering lighting designers swag for showing off their good work. LDs who submit a pic to to the Rosco website, along with a couple sentences describing which Roscolux/Supergel they used and their design directive, will receive a special Rosco mug printed with a Roscolux color, including the SED curve. It's not a contest — anyone who submits a photo and an explanation will receive a mug.

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  • Ghosts & Gravestones tour in Savannah, GA

    Alcorn McBride Helps Animate Savannah’s Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | June 29, 2011

    SAVANNAH, GA — Behind the scenes at the Ghosts & Gravestones tour in Savannah, Alcorn McBride products are being used for show control, audio playback, lighting control and programming, according to Ryan McCurdy, who handles show control for Historic Tours of America, which operates tours in six cities.

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  • Ultra Music Festival stage lit with Clay Paky fixtures

    Ultra Music Festival in Miami Includes Clay Paky Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | June 28, 2011

    MIAMI — The 13th Ultra Music Festival drew well over 100,000 techno fans to Miami’s Bicentennial Park in late March to hear more than 300 DJs and numerous bands performing on six stages. Clay Paky lighting fixtures played a key role. Headliners on the main stage for the festival, which expanded for the first time to a three-day format, included The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and Tiësto. Other stages included the Live Stage, Carl Cox & Friends, UMF Korea, Root Society and the Heineken Dome.

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  • Jeff Ravitz Lights Opera, Cee Lo, Nick Jr., E3 and More

    PLSN Staff | News | June 28, 2011

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA — LD Jeff Ravitz and Intensity Advisors associate Kristie Roldan have been busy recently on a variety of television projects including an opera telecast, a talk show series starring Cee Lo Green, two music videos for Nick Jr. kiddie idols The Fresh Beat Band, a stand-up comedy special and live studio coverage of the E3 convention in Los Angeles for Spike TV.

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  • Rammstein on tour

    Reed Rigging, Ampco Flashlight Support Rammstein Tour with CyberHoist Motion Control System

    PLSN Staff | News | June 28, 2011

    CHICAGO — Pushing boundaries just like the German metal band Rammstein, Reed Rigging partnered with Ampco Flashlight Rental to support the Rammstein North American Tour with an XLNT CyberHoist Motion Control System. The system included 49 XLNT CyberHoists timed to shift various scenic elements throughout the production.

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  • 4Wall New York Sponsors Skate for Love Cancer Benefit

    4Wall New York Sponsors “Skate for Love” Cancer Benefit

    PLSN Staff | News | June 28, 2011

    MORRISTOWN, NJ - 4Wall New York recently donated entertainment lighting for use at “Skate for Love,” a figure skating and entertainment exhibition benefiting the Susan G. Komen cancer foundation. The event was the idea of competitive figure skaters Corinna Lin and Madison Olivieri.

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  • Dispute over Global Truss Distribution in U.S. Heats Up Again

    PLSN Staff | News | June 27, 2011

    LOS ANGELES — The dispute between California based GLP (German Light Products) US Inc. and Global Truss America, LLC, which had brought a suit against GLP US earlier this year claiming trademark infringement, has heated up again after GLP US issued a press release claiming to have been appointed as “the sole and exclusive distributor of Global Truss products for the United States of America and Canadian markets.”

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