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  • Tomcat USA’s Mitch Clark Departs

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008Tomcat USA Inc. has announced the departure of Mitch Clark, founder and president of the company. Vitec Group’s Stefano Rosellini made the announcement. Tomcat became part of the U.K.-based Vitec Group in late 2006. Read More...
  • Donna Cleveland Returns to CSL

    PLSN Staff | News | December 18, 2008
    NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting recently named Donna Cleveland sales service manager. Cleveland will oversee CSL’s customer service and various internal projects. Cleveland was previously with Creative Stage Lighting for 10 years as Customer Service manager. She also brings recent experience from The Original Lincoln Logs, a national company with headquarters in Chestertown, N.Y. Read More...
  • LEDS and “Musica” at Latin Grammy Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | December 17, 2008
    HOUSTON — The 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards was the first where a female performer, Gloria Estefan, was named Persona del Año. The awards program’s lighting rig also steered away from the status quo with new LED-based fixtures supplied by Zenith Lighting Inc., including Coemar’s Infinity ACL, Infinity Wash XL and ParLite LEDs. Read More...
  • Visual Support for Radio City Christmas Tour

    PLSN Staff | News | December 17, 2008
    NEW YORK — Every year, more than a million people get their holiday kicks by traveling to New York to see the Rockettes at the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York. Well over 100,000 more wait for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Arena Tour to come to them. In all, 34 trucks and 16 buses travel to 18 arenas with capacities between 7,000 to 12,000 people. Read More...
  • Bowman Promoted as Wiseman Leaves XLTV

    PLSN Staff | News | December 17, 2008LOS ANGELES — XL Video announced that John Wiseman has stepped down from his position as president of XL Touring Video, a division of XL Video, and that John Bowman, who has been with XLTV since it got started in 1996, has been promoted to lead operations for the company. Read More...
  • George Mason University Upgrades Rigging System

    PLSN Staff | News | December 17, 2008
    FAIRFAX, VA — George Mason University (GMU) upgraded an outdated rigging system for its 2,000-seat concert hall with 45 of J.R. Clancy’s PowerLift automated line sets and the company’s SceneControl 500. The upgrade gives the venue the ability to mount more elaborate productions and simultaneously addresses safety concerns. Read More...
  • Moving Lights for “Billy Elliot – The Musical”

    PLSN Staff | News | December 17, 2008
    NEW YORK — Billy Elliot – The Musical, staged in both the U.K. and Australia, is stepping up to Broadway with more than 100 moving lights including 50 ETC Source Four Revolution fixtures. LD Rick Fisher has been using the automated fixtures for the show since it opened in London. Read More...
  • Stage Lighting Super Saturday 2009

    PLSN Staff | News | December 17, 2008
    LOS ANGELES — The fourth annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday all-day training seminar is set for Feb. 7, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presented by Sonny Sonnenfeld and Scott C. Parker, the seminar will take place at the West Adams Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, with a training sessions led by stage lighting professionals covering basic and advanced topics. Read More...
  • ESTA/USITT Training Calendar Available Online

    PLSN Staff | News | December 15, 2008NEW YORK — The ESTA Foundation / USITT Joint Training Initiative has posted a calendar online that lists industry training events available at  Anyone who wants to add a training event to the list can send information Read More...
  • ColorBug Wireless Testing Device

    PLSN Staff | News | December 15, 2008
    Ocean Thin Films, a division of Ocean Optics, has introduced the ColorBug handheld wireless device. ColorBug measures CIE color values and luminance, with software that allows technicians to wirelessly share data with their iPhone or iPod touch. Read More...
  • American DJ 46HP LED Pro

    PLSN Staff | News | December 12, 2008
    American DJ’s 46HP LED Pro plays different roles, serving as a stage light or for decorative effects in nightclubs and entertainment halls. It’s a DMX-compatible LED PAR can, with features including RGB color mixing, electronic dimming and color strobing. It uses 18 1-watt LEDs — six red, six green and six blue. Read More...
  • Full Sail Degree Program Marks 10 Years

    PLSN Staff | News | December 11, 2008WINTER PARK, FL — Full Sail University marked 10 years since its Show Production & Touring degree program was launched in 1998. The 13-month degree program gives students hands-on experience learning about and working in the areas of live sound, video, and lighting design. Read More...
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