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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Mosaic Transforms Cary, NC Town Park into Heart of Community by Frank Hammel

A true gem lies at the heart of Cary, North Carolina. The recently completed Downtown Cary Park spans seven acres of stunningly designed public space. Green space, water features, and recrea…

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LynTec Acquires Juice Goose, Broadens The Chauvet Family of Power Solutions by Frank Hammel

LynTec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chauvet and a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, today anno…

SOURCE: PLSN at 09:55AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Events United Kicks Off Summer at University of New Hampshire with CHAUVET Professional by Frank Hammel

Summer is “the time for the Live Free State to really shine,” declared one website for New Hampshire’s tourism bureau. Anyone who’s walked along the New England state’s pristine At…

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Bandit Lites FlexRax Has Lighting Covered on Our Last Night’s ‘Covers Only’ Tour by Frank Hammel

American post-hardcore band Our Last Night recently hit the road with a versatile lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. With more than 2.62 million followers on YouTube, Our Last Night i…

SOURCE: PLSN at 12:12PM

PRG Deploys Cameo’s New ORON® H2 at OMR Festival in Germany by Frank Hammel

PRG was one of the first users worldwide to use the Cameo ORON H2 IP65 hybrid moving head with phosphor-laser engine in a live production. The pioneering laser moving head provided spectacul…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:45AM

ROE Visual’s LED Technology Shines at Eurovision 2024 by Frank Hammel

ROE Visual was an official event supplier for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, held in Malmö this May. Partnering with Creative Technology, ROE Visual’s cutting-edge LED products deliver…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:04AM
Thursday, June 6, 2024

elektraLite Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Frank Hammel

At InfoComm booth #W1071 at the Las Vegas Convention Center next week, Long Island, New York-based Group One Limited will be celebrating the 30-year milestone for elektraLite. Unlike the oth…

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Malcolm Weldon, Dave Rat, Roy Bickel to Receive Top Parnelli Honors by Frank Hammel

The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced the three top honorees for the 23rd Annual Parnelli Awards: Malcolm Weldon, Lifetime Achievement; Dave Rat, Audio Innovator; and Roy Bickel, Visi…

SOURCE: PLSN at 09:17AM
Friday, May 31, 2024

The ROE Visual Team Prepares to Dazzle at Annual InfoComm Show by Frank Hammel

InfoComm 2024 is just around the corner, and ROE Visual is preparing for an eventful show in Las Vegas on June 12-14. As one of the most anticipated events in the Pro-AV industry, InfoComm 2…

SOURCE: PLSN at 02:27PM

Robe is Key to Eurovision 2024 by Frank Hammel

The 2024 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) was staged in Malmo Arena, Sweden, and was memorable for many elements including a superlative technical presentation which took the show production as…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:56AM

Cort Lawrence and Raw Cereal Team Use CHAUVET Professional STRIKE Bolt IC in Stunning Morgan Wallen Design by Frank Hammel

Morgan Wallen’s touring production for the One Night At A Time World 2024 Tour exemplifies the innovative spirit and technical excellence that defines modern stage design. The use of advan…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:39AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

2024 Event Production Directory (EPD) Now Online! by Frank Hammel

The 2024 edition of the Event Production Directory is now online. There are thousands of companies supporting live entertainment that are categorized by company specialty including lighting,…

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

SES and Concert Stuff Group Welcome Jason Alt as Managing Director of Technology by Frank Hammel

Special Event Services (SES), a subsidiary of Mocksville, NC-based Concert Stuff Group (CSG), named Jason Alt managing director of technology. Alt comes to SES and CSG from Delicate Producti…

SOURCE: PLSN at 03:50PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Parnelli Awards Board of Advisors Adds Four New Members by Frank Hammel

Marshall Bissett, Chairman of the Parnelli Awards Board of Advisors, announced the addition of Butch Allen, Wes Bailey, Carol Dodds, and Anne Militello, to the board overseeing the Award Sho…

SOURCE: PLSN at 06:35PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

In Memoriam: Bill Whittaker, 57 by Frank Hammel

William John “Bill” Whittaker, a former lighting designer and owner of Rainbow Lighting Co. who founded and ran Upstate Case Manufacturing Co. for more than three decades, died Feb. 26, …

SOURCE: PLSN at 02:21PM
Monday, February 19, 2024

USITT Encourages Annual Conference & Stage Expo Attendees to Try SmartMatch by Frank Hammel

USITT is encouraging job seekers and hiring companies to ramp up their networking plans by connecting with SmartMatch, which will be available before, during and after USITT24. More details …

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Attendees Give Sold-out 22nd Parnelli Awards Ceremony Rave Reviews; Terry Lowe Thanks Sponsors for Their Support by Frank Hammel

The 22nd annual Parnelli Awards took place on Jan. 26 during NAMM 2024 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The ceremony, which honored the career achievements of Buford Jones (Audio Innovator)…

SOURCE: PLSN at 06:21PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

ISE 2024 Breaks Records at 20th Anniversary Show by Frank Hammel

Integrated Systems Europe 2024 was the most successful edition in its 20-year history, according to Integrated Systems Events, the convention’s organizers. Taking place at the Fira de Barc…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:49AM

2024 NAMM Show by the Numbers: Attendees, Exhibitors, Influencers and More by Frank Hammel

The stats are in for the 2024 NAMM Show, and while the annual event is still working its way back from its pre-pandemic glory in January 2020, with 62,000+ show attendees in January 2024 vs.…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:47AM

NAMM Announces Eight New Board Members by Frank Hammel

The annual meeting of members convened on the first day of The NAMM Show, the largest global gathering of the music industry, and officially NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:45AM
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Parnelli Winners Announced! by Frank Hammel

The 22nd annual Parnelli Awards took place at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 26 during NAMM 2024. The awards honored the career achievements of Jim Brammer (Parnelli Lifetime Achie…

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Timeless Communications Honored by NAMM for 25-Year Milestone by Frank Hammel

While the whole world joined Prince and partied like it was 1999–or nervously awaiting the global calamity of the much-feared Y2K meltdown of the world’s computer systems–Timeless Comm…

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Robe at ISE 2024 by Frank Hammel

Robe Lighting will exhibit on booths 1C700 and 1D700 in Hall 1 at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) expo 30th January to 2nd Feb February 2024 at Fira Barcelona in Spain, where it and sist…

SOURCE: PLSN at 12:37PM
Monday, January 15, 2024

22nd Parnelli Awards Nearly Sold Out, Limited Number of Tickets Still Available by Frank Hammel

Just one week from this Friday, on Jan. 26, 2024, the 22nd Annual Parnelli Awards will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the NAMM show. And with the live event industry and …

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

JP Ridgard Turns to Obsidian NX4 Console for Lowveld Gin Fest in South Africa by Frank Hammel

JP Ridgard, an avid user of Obsidian Control Systems’ ONYX lighting control platform, turned to the growing brand’s feature-packed NX4 lighting console for the Lowveld Gin Fest in Mbombe…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:39AM
Friday, December 8, 2023

Hayden Borgars Brings Lighting Musicality to Creeper Tour with CHAUVET Professional by Frank Hammel

Hayden Borgars says that he’s always tended to view the lighting fixtures in his rig as musical instruments, not merely illuminating with them, but also “playing” them in ways that flo…

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ESTA Announces 2024-2026 Board of Directors Election Results by Frank Hammel

ESTA recently announced the newest members of the 2024-2026 ESTA Board of Directors: Ben Hague of IATSE has been elected as Vice President, Patrick Wallace of Encore Global has been elected …

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Unilumin Rental Solution Spices up LDI 2023 by Frank Hammel

On December 3-5, Unilumin showcased its top-notch solution at the LDI Exhibition (Lighting and Audio Technology Exhibition) in Las Vegas, USA. XR virtual shooting stage, LED creative display…

SOURCE: PLSN at 01:57PM

Seamless Looks for Gryffin by Julien Reux with CHAUVET Professional and 4Wall by Frank Hammel

Even those who might be a little leery about attending an EDM or rave show would probably walk away from a Gryffin concert impressed by what they just heard and saw. Praised by one critic fo…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:55AM
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Proteus Excalibur and Proteus Maximus Shape the Look and Feel of Wacken Open Air 2023 by Frank Hammel

Jerry Appelt creates classic Wacken lighting architecture on the “Holy Ground” with weatherproof moving lights As many know, real Wacken fans don’t let the weather stop them. It’s no…

SOURCE: PLSN at 12:48PM

John Garberson Opens Doors at Desert Sky Music Festival with CHAUVET Professional by Frank Hammel

CHANDLER, AZ – At times it seemed that everything that could go wrong would go wrong at the one-day Desert Sky Music Festival. Not only did rain delay the 2pm start of the first act by ov…

SOURCE: PLSN at 10:20AM

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