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  • Nominations Open for 2011 Hometown Heroes Competition

    PLSN Staff | News | June 6, 2011

    LAS VEGAS — Every year, the readers of PLSN honor some of the top regional lighting companies in the U.S. and Canada. Based on reader nominations, we list the top contenders from five regions in the U.S. and all of Canada. PLSN readers then get to vote for the top regional lighting companies in these six areas.

  • The M1 on tour with R. Kelly

    Alex Skowron Using Martin M1 Controller on R. Kelly’s “Love Letter” Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | June 6, 2011

    LOS ANGELES — American R&B artist R. Kelly recently wrapped up a European leg of his Love Letter world tour, with shows continuing across the U.S. this summer. Lighting Director for the tour is Alex Skowron who programmed and operates the show on a Martin Professional M1 lighting console.

  • Cupid performs in Reesburg, WI

    Elation Consultant James Keeley Lights Cupid for

    PLSN Staff | News | June 3, 2011

    REEDSBURG, WI — For’s First Birthday Bash, which recently took place at Good Times Bar & Grill, American DJ and Elation Professional consultant James Keeley designed and operated the lighting for the headlining act, R&B and hip-hop performer Cupid, best known for his “Cupid Shuffle” and “CU-Step.”

  • Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

    Coachella 2012 To Be Held Over Two Weekends

    PLSN Staff | News | June 1, 2011

    INDIO, CA — Some 200,000 made the trek to the three-day 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and many more would have attended if the event wasn't sold out. The good news for the many lighting professionals hoping to work at the event next year is that, for 2012, the festival will be staged over two consecutive weekends.

  • Rental and Staging Network Expands with New Members

    PLSN Staff | News | May 31, 2011

    PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ – The Rental and Staging Network (RSN), a network of regional rental and staging companies with complete event capabilities, announced the addition of two new companies to the organization: ProStage Event Technology, representing Orlando, FL and Las Vegas, NV, and Stage Right, Inc., representing Chicago.

  • 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    Billboard Latin Music Awards Lit by Paradigm

    PLSN Staff | News | May 27, 2011

    MIAMI — Jorge Valdez, LD and owner of Paradigm Production Services, lit the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony, which was telecast on Telemundo from Bank United Center. Read More...

  • GLAAD Media Awards

    GLAAD Media Awards Supported by Scharff Weisberg, VAI

    PLSN Staff | News | May 26, 2011

    NEW YORK — WorldStage companies Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc. (VAI) teamed for the third year to support Tencue Productions with audio, lighting and video for the 22nd annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards at New York City’s Marriott Marquis Time Square. Read More...

  • PR-5000 Beam

    PR-5000 Spot, PR-5000 Beam

    PLSN Staff | News | May 25, 2011

    PR Lighting’s PR-5000 Beam (pictured here, with 6° beam angle) and PR-5000 Spot (wide beam angle; 10°-67° linearly adjustable zoom) are based around a 1500W Philips or Osram discharge lamp. Both fixtures have fast strobes, rotating and fixed gobos, DMX wireless receivers and firmware that can be updated via a computer. Read More...

  • Arizona High School Fine Arts Center Upgrades with New Rigging System

    PLSN Staff | News | May 23, 2011

    ORO VALLEY, AZ — The Canyon del Oro High School upgraded the old counterweight rigging system in its fine arts complex with a PowerLift automated rigging system designed and manufactured by J. R. Clancy. The system includes a SureTarget 10 rigging controller.

  • Behind the Scenes Tony Awards Party Set for June 12

    PLSN Staff | News | May 23, 2011

    NEW YORK — The ESTA Foundation’s 2011 Behind the Scenes Tony Awards Party will be held in New York on Sunday, June 12. The event brings those who design and support Broadway productions for an evening of schmoozing and to cheer on Tony-nominated shows — all for a good cause. Read More...

  • Martin US Sets Open House Event in NYC for May 23-24

    PLSN Staff | News | May 21, 2011

    NEW YORK — On Monday, May 23rd (9am – 9pm) and Tuesday, May 24th (9am – 5pm) Martin Professional will be showing its lighting and LED screen products at a Open House at New World Stages (Stage #1) at 343 W. 49th St. (between 8th and 9th avenues). Read More...

  • Liberty Bell

    Liberty Bell Lit with LED Lighting

    PLSN Staff | News | May 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA — It may have a crack and has long been silent, but as an icon of American freedom and independence, the Liberty Bell resonates far and wide. It draws viewers 24 hours a day to the glass and steel Liberty Bell Center, where the 2,000 lb. bell has been housed since 2003. Read More...

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