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  • In Memoriam: Randall “Poodie” Locke, 56

    PLSN Staff | News | May 7, 2009
    Randall “Poodie” Locke, road manager for Willie Nelson, died May 6 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Briarcliff, Texas. Locke was 56. Having worked with Nelson since 1974, Locke was described as “the heart and soul of the road crew” by Nelson’s biographer, Joe Nick Patoski, author of An Epic Life. Read More...
  • Peterson Automotive Museum Lights Up with Mega Systems’ Enigma Net

    PLSN Staff | News | May 5, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — Sid Khera of Aspect Lighting using Mega Systems Inc.’s Enigma Net to complement the event design by Jay Calhoun of Beguiled Events for a bar mitzvah at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Read More...
  • Carnival Ship’s Show Lounge to Light Up with LaserNet ScannerPros

    PLSN Staff | News | May 5, 2009
    MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line’s soon-to-be-launched Dream is planning to give berth space to three of LaserNet’s new 5.2W RGBW ScannerPros. The mega-ship, the biggest in Carnival’s fleet, will offer its guests a wide range of dining and entertainment options when it’s launched this fall. Read More...
  • Epic Production Technologies Names Kelley Senior Account Executive

    PLSN Staff | News | May 4, 2009TORONTO — Epic Production Technologies named Martin Kelley senior account executive. Kelley has worked as a technician, lighting consultant and designer of music videos and tours, and, most recently, on the sales and account representation side of the business with bands including Rage Against the Machine, The Killers, Feist, Daughtry, Virgin Festivals and Linkin Park. Read More...
  • Chauvet LEDs Help Turn Civic Center Arena into House of Worship

    PLSN Staff | News | May 4, 2009
    TUCSON, AZ — Total Lighting Support used Chauvet LED fixtures for Calvary Chapel Tucson’s Easter service, which effectively turned the Tucson Civic Center into a house of worship for 9,000 attendees. Read More...
  • Iluminarc Line Debuts at Lightfair in New York

    PLSN Staff | News | May 4, 2009NEW YORK — Chauvet & Sons, Inc. launched its Iluminarc subsidiary and brand of architectural lighting products at Lightfair International, May 5-7. More than 20 LED-fitted products were on display. Read More...
  • Anvil Cases Launch C.E.R.V.

    PLSN Staff | News | May 4, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — Anvil Cases has a new service for the Southern California region for case repairs and modifications. The company’s Case Emergency Repair Vehicle (C.E.R.V.) is equipped to repair, modify, re-foam and replace hardware and casters at the customer’s site. Read More...
  • FBE Juggles Press Events At NY International Auto Show

    PLSN Staff | News | May 2, 2009
    NEW YORK — “Not really a big deal.” That’s how Full-Blown Events co-founder Dave Judy described his company’s staging back-to-back press events for Subaru of America and Mitsubishi Motors, N.A. at the recently-held New York International Auto Show. Read More...
  • MTV’s “Real World: Brooklyn” Taps Vibrant Design for Sets

    PLSN Staff | News | May 2, 2009
    NEW YORK — MTV’s reality series, Real World, kicked off its 21st season this year with a move to Brooklyn and an eco-friendly facelift by production designer Ellen Waggett of Vibrant Design, LLC.  The third person to design the show during its two-decade run, Waggett has a wide range of film and broadcast television credits. Read More...
  • ESTA Foundation Announces Training Updates

    PLSN Staff | News | May 2, 2009BOWIE, MD — The ESTA Foundation said that its Fall Protection and Rescue session recently held at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts here was attended by close to 40. The attendees spent two days with arena rigging specialist Rocky Paulson and MSA representative Morgan Neff.  Read More...
  • 44 Production Designs Expands with Nashville Studio

    PLSN Staff | News | May 2, 2009
    NASHVILLE — 44 Production Designs expanded into a larger facility in Nashville. The lighting and video design and production firm has a client list that includes Trace Adkins, the Newsboys, Mute Math, Paramore, The Fray, Hank Williams Jr., Matchbox 20, Kutless, and Lorrie Morgan. The team customizes lighting and video for each client and also manages rental, production and staffing. Read More...
  • FLDA Gets its Game On with Sports Gigs from ESPN, MLB

    PLSN Staff | News | May 2, 2009
    SECAUCUS, NJ — If there’s any professional lighting project where you need to have your game on, it’s lighting a TV sports show. Bruce Ferri, principal of Ferri Lighting Design & Associates, should know. FLDA recently took on the task of providing the lighting for both the new West Coast studio for ESPN’s SportsCenter in Los Angeles and the MLB Network’s new digs in this New York suburb. Read More...
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