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  • 2011 Parnelli Awards

    Parnelli Awards Supporters Signing Up as Sponsors for 2011 Gala

    PLSN Staff | News | June 27, 2011

    LAS VEGAS — A key group of forward-thinking companies have already confirmed their spots as sponsors of the 11th Annual Parnelli Awards, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Peabody Orlando. This year’s Parnelli Awards ceremony will honor Ed Wannebo, winner of the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award; Jim Fackert, the Parnelli Visionary Award winner; Kenton Forsythe, the Parnelli Audio Innovator; plus two dozen yet-to-be-determined winners of awards in the converging worlds of lighting, video and sound. It will take place at 8 pm, following a cocktail reception at 7 pm.

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  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Day Two

    Electric Daisy Carnival’s Three Nights in Vegas Go According to Plan

    PLSN Staff | News | June 24, 2011

    LAS VEGAS — The Electric Daisy Carnival’s dusk-to-dawn electronic music and arts extravaganza moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas this summer, adding a third night to the schedule. The total attendee count was near 250,000, far exceeding the 130,000 who attended the two-day event in Los Angeles last year.

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  • WWE WrestleMania 27 Features Digital Cyclorama, Other Martin Gear

    WWE WrestleMania 27 Features Digital Cyclorama, Other Martin Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | June 23, 2011

    ATLANTA — The 27th edition of WrestleMania muscled its way into the Georgia Dome in Atlanta with some hefty visual firepower for the 70,000 live spectators and PPV broadcast to 35 countries. The centerpiece was a digital cyclorama that helped the event set a new high mark for the greatest number of Martin LED panels ever used. The lighting rig also included close to 500 Martin MAC moving light fixtures. Upstaging provided the gear.

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  • SEAL, A.C.T to Demo Clay Paky Sharpy, Shotlight Wash Fixtures June 30

    PLSN Staff | News | June 23, 2011

    MIAMI — A.C.T Lighting will be on hand at Stage Equipment and Lighting's (SEAL) Miami office on June 30 to showcase the Clay Paky range of automated fixtures, featuring the Sharpy and the new Shotlight Wash. Attendees will also have an opportunity to get hands on with the grandMA2.

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  • XS Lighting Uses RevEAL Color Wash from Prism Projection for Fundraising Event

    XS Lighting Uses RevEAL Color Wash from Prism Projection for Fundraising Event

    PLSN Staff | News | June 23, 2011

    KANSAS CITY, MO — XS Lighting used 10 RevEAL Color Wash fixtures from Prism Projection for Dining by Design, a fundraising event held May 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Exhibit Hall. The event, sponsored by the Kansas City chapter of DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), which has raised more than $1 million for HIV and AIDS education, showcased the work done by regional visual designers, and included a dinner and dancing.

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  • Morris Light and Sound Supports CMT’s Storm Relief Fundraiser, Xtreme Muzik Tour with Clay Paky, grandMA Gear

    Morris Light and Sound Supports CMT’s Storm Relief Fundraiser, Xtreme Muzik Tour with New Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | June 23, 2011

    MURFREESBORO, TN — Morris Light and Sound Inc. is doing a brisk business with Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures and grandMA light consoles, both distributed by A.C.T. Lighting. Recent projects included the Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert and the Xtreme Muzik The Tour this summer and fall for performances by Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson

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  • IATSE New Training Center Celebration

    IATSE Opens $6 Million Education Training Facility in Philadelphia

    PLSN Staff | News | June 23, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — The International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees Local 8 (IATSE) celebrated the grand opening of its new $6 million Education and Training Center at 2401 Swanson Street in South Philadelphia.

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  • World Series Of Poker Lit with Elation Gear

    World Series Of Poker Lit with Elation Gear

    PLSN Staff | News | June 23, 2011

    LAS VEGAS – Anyone who walks into the Amazon Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, where the 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is being played, immediately turns their gaze upward to a glowing circular object. Positioned above the featured final table at the card-playing tournament, the saucer-like object is actually a giant structure of circular trusses designed off the WSOP bracelet, created by Innovative Show Design (Longwood, FL). Its purpose is to “provide a 360° “JumboTron” view above the poker table, just as you would find in any sport venue,” said Justin Garrone of Innovative Show Design (ISD). Illuminated with LED lights, the structure features a wraparound row of EVLED Video Panels from Elation Professional to provide added special effects.

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  • Sapsis Rigging Supports Castleton Festival

    Sapsis Rigging Provides Rigging Package for Third Annual Castleton Festival

    PLSN Staff | News | June 21, 2011

    LANSDOWNE, PA – Sapsis Rigging, Inc. (SRI) designed and installed a self-climbing truss rig for the third annual Castleton Festival, which is being held in Castleton, VA from June 25 -July 24.

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  • Kuttemperoor Auditorium

    Wisconsin Theater Puts ETC Congo Kid to the Test

    PLSN Staff | News | June 21, 2011

    MIDDLETON, WI – The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin a venue that supports arts programs in area schools, as well as local artists – has employed ETC lighting solutions in its theater spaces for the last decade. The complex caters to a broad range of events, from high school musicals and student orchestra recitals, to dance productions and cabaret acts.

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  • Kenny Chesney 2011 Tour

    Mike Swinford Uses Vari-Lite Gear for Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | June 21, 2011

    DALLAS — With over 1 million tickets already sold, Kenny Chesney's Goin' Coastal Tour presented by Corona is selling out at stadiums and arenas alike, dazzling fans with a lighting design by Mike Swinford, who has opted for a rig that includes Vari*Lite luminaires from Morris Sound and Light.

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  • American DJ and American Audio Hit The Road

    PLSN Staff | News | June 20, 2011

    SAN JOSE, CA — American DJ and American Audio announced plans for a tour giving industry professionals the chance to get hands-on access to new products, and to attend DMX and LED seminars led by ADJ national sales manager Alfred Gonzales and more. As of June 20, nine tour stops had been confirmed, starting with a stop in San Jose, CA on Thursday, June 23, 4-8 pm, at Club DJ, 901 Commercial Street, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95112.

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