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  • In Memoriam: Harry Donovan, 1943-2009

    PLSN Staff | News | September 24, 2009
    Harry Donovan, one of the world’s foremost rigging experts and author of Entertainment Rigging, died Sept. 23 after an ongoing battle with cancer. Donovan, 66, was both an engineer and one of the entertainment industry’s most experienced and respected riggers, a unique combination. He devoted his career to studying the art and science of rigging. Read More...
  • Lighting Control is Child’s Play at Pretend City Childrens Museum

    PLSN Staff | News | September 24, 2009
    IRVINE, CA — An amphitheater with LED theatrical lighting is one of 20 exhibits in the newly opened Pretend City Children’s Museum, a 28,000-square foot pint-sized city where kids up to 8 years in age are invited to explore, play and learn. Read More...
  • Kentucky Church Using Broadcast Pix for Sunday Broadcasts

    PLSN Staff | News | September 24, 2009
    LEXINGTON, KY — Immanuel Baptist Church broadcasts its Sunday service to thousands of households live on WLEX-TV, the local NBC affiliate. In June, the church installed a Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 integrated production system to ensure a polished look. Read More...
  • Dennis DeYoung to Host Parnelli Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | September 21, 2009
    LAS VEGAS — The Parnelli Board of Directors has announced that Dennis DeYoung will be hosting the Parnelli Awards Nov. 20 in Orlando. DeYoung wrote and performed “Come Sail Away,” “Babe," "Lady" and many other hits for Styx, and he also played a key role in the band’s themed albums and theatrical and visually groundbreaking shows. Read More...
  • Solotech US Expands, Plans Open House Sept. 25

    PLSN Staff | News | September 17, 2009LAS VEGAS — Known for its sound, lighting, video, and rigging, Solotech will open the doors of its new Las Vegas office with an open house event on Sept. 25, 2009. The event is set for 5 to 9 p.m. at the expanded location: Solotech US, Inc.; 7465 Dean Martin Drive, Suite108; Las Vegas, NV 89139; Phone: 702.614.8882; Fax: 702.614.8883. Read More...
  • E/T/C London Projects for Rockestra Fundraising Event in Malta

    PLSN Staff | News | September 16, 2009
    VALLETTA, Malta — The president of Malta, George Abela, asked E/T/C London’s Ross Ashton to create a video projection show to accompany the island’s two-hour Rockestra concert, a fundraising event for the Malta Community Chest charity. Read More...
  • Creative Stage Lighting Announces Open House Series

    PLSN Staff | News | September 16, 2009NORTH CREEK, NY —Creative Stage Lighting has announced its first touring open house series. Hosted with CSL dealer members, CSL open houses provide an opportunity for dealer members to demonstrate new products to their clients. Read More...
  • Southern Comfort Concert Tour Gets UV/FX Visuals

    PLSN Staff | News | September 16, 2009
    CHICAGO — When Mowalla Productions was looking to give their client Southern Comfort a new look for their underCOVER concert tour, they contacted UV/FX. The 2009 10-city tour featuring Polyphonic Spree, The Hold Steady, and Ghostland Observatory. Read More...
  • Scharff Weisberg Adds Infinity Wash XL To Inventory

    PLSN Staff | News | September 15, 2009
    NEW YORK — Scharff Weisberg has recently added a number of Coemar Infinity Wash XL automated fixtures from Inner Circle Distribution, Sunrise, Fla. Some of the fixtures were used by LD Tom Kenny for the MTV 2009 Video Music Awards, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall. Read More...
  • Nemetschek NA Releases Vectorworks 2010

    PLSN Staff | News | September 15, 2009COLUMBIA, MD — Nemetschek North America announced the 2010 release of their Vectorworks line of design software, including: Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks. Read More...
  • Parnelli IT Award Nominations Close Tuesday, Sept. 15

    PLSN Staff | News | September 14, 2009
    LAS VEGAS  — This year’s Parnelli Awards will be presenting a new group of categories to honor distinguished products that are essential to live event production: the Indispensable Technology Awards. The “IT” Awards were created with the intention of providing recognition for the innovative manufacturers of our industry and their drive to enhance the experience of live events for both audience members and production crews.  Read More...
  • First Pentecostal Church Lit with Mega-Lite LEDs

    PLSN Staff | News | September 11, 2009
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR — The First Pentecostal Church’s assistant pastor Nathan Holmes hired LD Gary Howard of SFH Productions for a LED lighting system that would give the church a new array of seasonal and special event looks. Howard used fixtures from Mega-Lite for the task. Read More...
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