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  • Up to 10 Workers Injured by A R Rahman Concert Stage Collapse

    PLSN Staff | News | June 21, 2010
    PONTIAC MI - As many as 10 workers setting up for A R Rahman's Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour in the Silverdome sustained minor injuries June 19 when part of the stage setup collapsed, forcing the show to be cancelled. A performance set for June 20 in Toronto also needed to be rescheduled. Read More...
  • Sugarland Set Fuses Steampunk Influences, Mechanics and Artistry

    PLSN Staff | News | June 21, 2010LITITZ, PA - Steve Cohen's set design for Sugarland's Incredible Machine tour has an affinity for the sci-fi "steampunk" style seen in films such as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but rarely seen in concert touring. Read More...
  • Bandit Lites Supports Musical Blasts from the Past

    PLSN Staff | News | June 18, 2010
    NASHVILLE - Yes, Peter Frampton and Stevie Wonder are among the big-name acts from the previous millennium hitting the road once again in North America and Europe, with support on both sides of the Atlantic from Bandit Lites. Read More...
  • Shamokin High School Auditorium Equipped with Coemar StripLite LEDs

    PLSN Staff | News | June 17, 2010
    COAL TOWNSHIP, PA - Shamokin High School replaced the stage lighting in its auditorium with Coemar LEDs and PARs, installed by Enola, Penn.-based Eslinger Lighting, which is also a Coemar dealer. Read More...
  • ETC Unison Mosaic Controllers Drive Choctaw Casino Effects

    PLSN Staff | News | June 16, 2010
    DURANT, OK - Visitors to the Choctaw Casino Resort can see a series of color-changing pylons that flank the boulevard on the way to the resort, and a circle of nine obelisks around an entry fountain attract attention with water effects, lighting and fire as motorists get closer. ETC Unison Mosaic show controllers are used to orchestrate both the synchronized scenic effects and exterior LED wash lighting. Read More...
  • Prolyte Supports ITEAC, ABTT

    PLSN Staff | News | June 16, 2010LONDON - Prolyte was among the companies supporting the quadrennial International Theatre Engineering and Architecture conference (ITEAC), held at the Center Hall Westminster in London from June 13-15. Prolyte also participated in the ABTT's Theatre Show June 16-17. Read More...
  • W-DMX Works Through AT&T Wi-Fi Challenge at Coachella

    PLSN Staff | News | June 16, 2010
    INDIO, CA - Wireless Solution Sweden AB returned to play a role in the wireless control over lighting gear used for the three-day Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival for the third year. The festival featured indie bands Muse, De La Soul, Faith No More and also vintage acts like Echo and the Bunnymen and DEVO among the 130 bands on five stages. Read More...
  • Bandit Lites Stays Busy with Bonnaroo, CMA Music Festival

    PLSN Staff | News | June 15, 2010
    NASHVILLE and MANCHESTER, TN - The heat and humidity didn't slow the pace much for Bandit Lites during a four-day stretch from June 10-13 as the production company served as lighting contractor for two major events: the CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester. The company was also busy prepping and shipping 12 other new tours in the same week. Read More...
  • WWE Touring with Six ChamSys MagicQ Consoles

    PLSN Staff | News | June 15, 2010
    RALEIGH, NC - PRG Distribution North America supplied six ChamSys MagicQ 100Pro consoles to Upstaging, Inc., the lighting supplier for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) tour, which travels year-round with live events in two cities per week. Read More...
  • ESTA Offers Boilerplate Text for Specifiers

    PLSN Staff | News | June 14, 2010NEW YORK - It won't earn anyone plaudits in a creative writing class, but ESTA's document, ESTA Boilerplate for Specifiers, isn't meant to be creative or unique. Instead, it's a cut-and-paste solution for those needing precise specifications as developed in ESTA's Technical Standards Program. Read More...
  • Nominations Open for 2010 Indispensable Technology “IT” Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | June 14, 2010
    LAS VEGAS - Nominations are now being accepted online to recognize technologies that have advanced the state of the art in lighting, projection and staging within the past year. Called the Indispensable Technology "IT" Awards, this competition was added to the Parnelli Awards competition last year, and will be a part of the 10th Annual Parnelli Awards Dinner set for the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on Oct. 22. Read More...
  • Designers for “American Idiot” and “Red” Honored at Tony Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | June 14, 2010
    NEW YORK - Scenic and lighting designers for American Idiot and Red were among those garnering top honors at the 2010 Tony Awards. American Idiot's Kevin Adams and Christine Jones won, respectively, for Best Lighting Design and Best Scenic Design of a Musical. Neil Austin and Christopher Oram won, respectively, for Best Lighting Design and Best Scenic Design of a Play for Red. Read More...
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