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  • New Patent for LEDs Awarded to ilumisys and Altair

    PLSN Staff | News | April 26, 2009TROY, MI — LED maker ilumisys, Inc. and parent company Altair Engineering announced U.S. Patent No. 7,510,299 had been issued, adding to its group of patents held for LEDs that serve as replacements for fluorescent tubes. The company also announced that it would be “aggressively” challenging manufacturers and distributors of competing products with litigation. Read More...
  • Big Effects for Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music” Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | April 24, 2009
    LAS VEGAS — Lil Wayne’s I Am Music world tour is getting some big effects from Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. Lorenzo Cornacchia, vice president of Pyrotek Special Effects, worked with Daunte Kenner, production designer, and Maceo Price, production manager to integrate a series of effects for the tour. Read More...
  • Wicked’s Second Tour Using Tomcat Truss

    PLSN Staff | News | April 24, 2009
    FT. MYERS, FL — Tomcat USA is supporting the second national tour of Wicked with three overhead electric trusses, six Tomcat Dance Towers for stage left and right and a Cyc Tower for stage left and right. Read More...
  • Mike Murphy Named President of J. R. Clancy

    PLSN Staff | News | April 24, 2009
    SYRACUSE, NY — Mike Murphy, executive vice president of J. R. Clancy, Inc., has been named president of the rigging design and manufacturing company. Murphy takes over the president’s responsibilities from Bob Theis, who remains with the company as its chairman and chief executive officer. Read More...
  • Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Chooses J.R. Clancy

    PLSN Staff | News | April 23, 2009
    SYRACUSE, NY—When the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City moves into its new, $78 million home this fall, its 800-seat concert grade auditorium will feature rigging designed and manufactured by J. R. Clancy, Inc. Read More...
  • Nick Jackson Joins Chaos Visual Productions

    PLSN Staff | News | April 23, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — Nick Jackson, co-founder of Light and Sound Design and former vice president of PRG’s concert touring division, has joined John Wiseman as partner at Chaos Visual Productions and will act as COO. Jackson has more than 35 years experience in concert production. Read More...
  • In Memoriam: David Simpson, 54

    PLSN Staff | News | April 23, 2009
    David Simpson, production consultant for Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo, Texas since 2002, died April 20 following a stroke. Simpson also worked as director of production for 4th Wall, Ltd. in Amarillo and on major events on a freelance basis. Read More...
  • Sounds Distribution Inc. Adds Phil Hall to Sales Force

    PLSN Staff | News | April 22, 2009
    TORONTO — Sounds Distribution Inc. announced that it has added Phil Hall to the company’s sales force in Western Canada. Hall will focus his attention on Sound’s dealers across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Read More...
  • Christie Launches Two Projectors at NAB

    PLSN Staff | News | April 21, 2009
    Christie LX400 projector
    LAS VEGAS — Christie introduced two projectors at the NAB conference, the Christie LX400, a XGA 4000 ANSI lumens projector, and the Christie LW650, a WXGA, single-lamp 3LCD projector. Read More...
  • Rose Brand Plants Garden for Earth Day

    PLSN Staff | News | April 21, 2009SECAUCUS, NJ — In a development befitting Earth Day, the Garden State and its own company’s name, theatrical fabrics supplier Rose Brand planted a communal garden at its headquarters. It occupies about 360 square feet on the west side of the building and includes flowers, herbs and vegetables. Rose Brand volunteers will care for the garden and reap the fruits of their labor later this year. Read More...
  • Fragmented Looks for Paul Weller Supported by XL Video

    PLSN Staff | News | April 21, 2009
    Justine Catterral produced the video visuals
    LONDON — Indie rocker Paul Weller took the O2 Arena stage recently with tracks from his new album, 22 Dreams in a one-off performance, and Justine Catterall produced and served up the video visuals for the 12-song set using a MiTrix LED screen, Catalyst control, two camera systems, projection and PPU provided, along with crew, by XL Video. Read More...
  • LD for The Prodigy Adds i-Pix, Video to Visual Mix

    PLSN Staff | News | April 21, 2009
    LONDON — The Prodigy’s Invaders Must Die world tour, the band’s first tour where they’ve been persuaded to use video, also includes 32 i-Pix BB4 LED fixtures in the visual mix dreamed up by lighting and visuals designer Andy Hurst. Read More...
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