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  • Post Malone’s Posty Fest Stadium Show Served as Claypaky Xtylos’ U.S. Debut

    PLSN Staff | News | March 19, 2020DALLAS - For Posty Fest, rapper Post Malone’s second annual live music festival held Nov. 2 in his hometown of Dallas, creative directors and designers Lewis James and Travis Brothers used 178 Claypaky Xtylos fixtures. The event marked the first use of the new Xtylos fixtures in the U.S. Read More...
  • Alter Bridge U.S. Tour Rig Included Elation Smarty Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | NewsNewsroom | March 19, 2020SPOKANE, WA - American rock band Alter Bridge wrapped up a four-week tour of U.S. cities in late February with lighting designer Joshua Light directing a Bandit Lites-supplied lighting system that included Elation’s compact, multi-functional Smarty Hybrid moving head. Read More...
  • AVIXA CEO David Labuskes Statement on Coronavirus

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2020  LAS VEGAS – AVIXA CEO David Labuskes released a statement on Coronavirus and its impact on AVIXA and its trade shows. Major developments include: Full Online Education Catalog open to all through June 12 https://www.avixa.org/avixa-stands-with-the-av-industry Postponement of TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Brasil 2020 https://www.avixa.org/about-avixa/who-we-are/press-room/2020/03/16/postponement-of-tecnomultimedia-infocomm-brasil-2020 Postponement of InfoComm Southeast Asia 2020 https://www.avixa.org/about-avixa/who-we-are/press-room/2020/03/06/postponement-of-infocomm-southeast-asia-2020/ Beijing InfoComm China Moved to […] Read More...
  • Covid-19 Coronavirus Stage Lighting Talent Resources- Educate yourself

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2020  LOS ANGELES – Our friend Adam Raugh over at X-Laser was kind enough to post a list of places folks in our industry can get a little more education on his website. He invites everyone to help further their future abilities in the entertainment biz while you have the time to do it. Got […] Read More...
  • Ayrton GHIBLIs Used Extensively at CES

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2020LAS VEGAS – Dallas-based Freeman, the world’s leading live event and brand experience company, has made a major investment in Ayrton GHIBLI LED spot luminaire lights.  Almost immediately following the purchase, the GHIBLIs were used to light booths and corporate events at CES 2020.  ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton fixtures in […] Read More...
  • Obsidian Control Systems to Offer Free Weekly Online Training Classes

    PLSN Staff | News | March 18, 2020LOS ANGELES - Obsidian Control Systems is doing its part to support the needs of the live entertainment industry during the Covid-19 pandemic by offering free weekly training sessions covering the ONYX control platform and new NETRON data distribution range. Read More...
  • Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French Credits Altman Lighting for Supporting the Band in the Early Days

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020YONKERS, NY - Guitarist, manager and record producer Jay Jay French, a founding member of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister who has retired from performing and recording, has become an author and motivational speaker, and his gratitude to Altman Lighting for its support during the band’s early days shines through in French's written and spoken recollections. Read More...
  • Behind the Scenes Announces Free Online Mental Health Screening Program

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020NYC  – Behind the Scenes announces an online behavioral health screening program as part of its Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative. These free screenings are completely anonymous, private, easily accessible, and quick to complete. More details from BTS (www.behindthescenescharity.org): The entertainment industry has unique rewards, practices, stressors and challenges that are not commonly experienced in […] Read More...
  • During Economic Highs and Lows, the Arts Are Key Segment of U.S. Economy

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020WASHINGTON, DC—According to the latest data issued today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts remain a vital component of the U.S. economy. As the United States navigates a time of economic uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-19, it is important to recognize and champion the […] Read More...
  • Kyle Upchruch Warms Stage for Exile Band with CHAUVET Professional

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020MARION, IL – Just about everyone who saw the Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore, left the theatre with the soft sensuous lyric line of “Kiss You All Over” running through their heads.  Familiar as they became with the soundtrack hit, however, few connected it to Exile Band, the Kentucky quintet that recorded the song more […] Read More...
  • IATSE President Calls on Congress to Pass Relief Package That Includes Entertainment Workers

    Michael S. Eddy | News | March 17, 2020NEW YORK – In mid-March, as major entertainment venues were closing and concert tours were being canceled, Matthew D. Loeb, International President of the IATSE, released the following statement with regards to the coronavirus virus: “Right now, thousands of our members across all sectors of the entertainment industry are suffering financial hardship because of government […] Read More...
  • ROBE Takes The Runway at the 2020 NYFW With Enlumen And Zimmermann

    PLSN Staff | News | March 17, 2020  NYC – First created in 1943, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a semi-annual gathering of renowned and emerging fashion designers seeking to unveil their latest collections to buyers and media members from around the world. As a featured participant in the highly anticipated event, the Australian clothing brand ZIMMERMANN, led by designer Nicky […] Read More...
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