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Thursday, June 15, 2023

Harman Professional Features Recent Product Introductions at InfoComm 2023 by Frank Hammel

Harman Professional’s InfoComm Booth #4443 features a number of Martin lighting products that have been introduced since InfoComm 2022 last year in Las Vegas, including: Martin MAC Aura XI…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

ETC Introduces 2023 Fred Foster Student Mentees by Frank Hammel

ETC announced the 12 students who will participate in the 2023 Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program. The group will meet industry mentors through a series of networking events. Started by …

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ASG to Offer Zero Density’s Line of Real-time Photorealistic Graphics Solutions by Frank Hammel

Emeryville, CA-based Advanced Systems Group, LLC (ASG), a technology and services provider for media creatives and content owners, has entered into a strategic partnership with Zero Density,…

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Classical Musicians at SXSW in Austin, TX Lit with GLP X4 Bar Battens and FR1 Luminaires by Frank Hammel

This year’s South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX provided a unique classical music showcase into its multi-cultural annual event. The brainchild of Thea Paraskevaides fro…

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Markey’s Adds Elation Proteus Rayzor™ and Fuze MAX™ Luminaires to Inventory by Frank Hammel

AV rental and production company, Markey’s, has recently added Elation Professional Proteus and Fuze series lighting fixtures to inventory. The purchase of 72 Proteus Rayzor 760™, 12 Pro…

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Monday, June 12, 2023

Buford Jones, Carol Dodds, and Jim Brammer to Receive Parnelli Honors for Career Achievement by Frank Hammel

The Parnelli Board of Advisors has announced the three lifetime honorees for the 2024 22nd Annual Parnelli Awards: Buford Jones, Audio Innovator; Carol Dodds, Visionary; and Jim Brammer, Lif…

SOURCE: PLSN at 01:47PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Solotech Names Martin Chouinard Chief Global Operations and Asset Officer by Frank Hammel

Solotech named Martin Chouinard as Chief Global Operations and Asset Officer, a new position. Chouinard, who joined Solotech in 2006, has worked in a variety of roles for the company. Since …

SOURCE: PLSN at 04:39PM
Friday, April 21, 2023

In Memoriam: Ron Smith, Pyrotechnics and Atmospheric Effects expert, 66 by Frank Hammel

Ron Smith, a pyrotechnics and atmospheric effects expert with decades of experience who had been working with Strictly FX in recent years, died earlier this month at age 66. “Ron was a kin…

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

21st Parnelli Awards Offer Surprises, Emotions, and Winners by Frank Hammel

Always full of surprises and the unexpected, the 21st Annual Parnelli Awards held on Friday started out with a big one: Outgoing NAMM CEO/President Joe Lamond was initiated in the Parnelli H…

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

ADJ Group Prepares To Exhibit and Sponsor Stage at NAMM 2023 by Frank Hammel

The ADJ Group of companies will be heavily represented at this year’s NAMM tradeshow in Anaheim, CA. ADJ will once again be the official naming sponsor of the Arena Plaza Stage, which will…

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Ayrton Fixtures Shine in Lighting Designer Jeff Ravitz’s Rig for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2023 Tour by Frank Hammel

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have kicked off their 2023 international tour with a show featuring an array of Ayrton lighting fixtures selected by Lighting Designer Jeff Ravitz.  …

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Team Darmah and CHAUVET Professional Help Daddy Yankee Create Farewell Tour ‘Fit For a King’ by Frank Hammel

How do you say goodbye to a legend? For the creative team involved in designing the production for Daddy Yankee’s La Ultima Vuelta tour, the answer was quite simple, you create something �…

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Måneskin’s Arena Tour Thrills with Powerful Vari-Lite VL10 BeamWash Colors by Frank Hammel

Italian group Måneskin are rocking their way through Europe with their Loud Kids Tour Gets Louder shows, backed by a highly technological lighting system that can morph into multiple differ…

SOURCE: PLSN at 11:27PM

More Than 100 ADJ Fixtures Create Impressive Atmosphere at ‘Vroeger Was Alles Beter 2023’ by Frank Hammel

A significant quantity of ADJ automated luminaires were used to create an impressive atmosphere last month for a huge hardstyle dance event held at the Autotron exhibition center in The Neth…

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Kontra K Tour Powered by ChamSys by Frank Hammel

A recent arena tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria for German Rapper Kontra K had an immersive and fast-moving light show designed by Gunther Hecker and run by Marcus Herzog on ChamSys …

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ACME Lighting Refracted Lightstand by Frank Hammel

The Refracted Lightstand™ is a new, original product available from ACME Lighting, that is more than just a light stand but a stunning visual product unto itself. With pixel mapping capabi…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Vectorworks Connection to NVIDIA Omniverse Expands Designers’ Opportunities in the Metaverse by Frank Hammel

Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has released an integrated Omniverse Connector, providing Windows users a direct connection to the NVIDIA Omniverse platformfor buil…

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Monday, March 20, 2023

T11 Profiles Join T1s and T2s at the Opera National de Paris by Frank Hammel

As part an inventory renewal of static profile luminaires, the Paris Opera has ordered nearly 300 Robe T11 Profile and T11 PCs, which will join the 200 T1 and T2 Profiles already in place at…

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Dolly Dots End Tour with High Profile Symphonica in Rosso Performance by Frank Hammel

The 2022 Symphonica in Rosso concert staged at Amsterdam Ziggo Dome was headlined by legendary Netherlands girlband Dolly Dots, who originally enchanted the poposphere with their foot-tappin…

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Westley Palmer Creates Unifying Looks for Mammoth WVH and Alter Bridge with CHAUVET Professional by Frank Hammel

When Mammoth WVH, the rock band formed by Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang Van Halen, released their debut album in June 2021, their sound was hailed by critics as being, fresh, original and…

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FOR-A Strengthens System Offerings Through Partnership with Alfalite by Frank Hammel

FOR-A announced a strategic partnership with Alfalite, manufacturer of high-quality LED panels for screens and volumes. Initially the agreement allows FOR-A to market the screens in selected…

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Ayrton Huracan LT and Eurus Fixtures Play Major Role in Worship Center Renovation at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas by Frank Hammel

Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX has completed the renovation of its worship center involving a stage remodel and lighting upgrade that marked the first major technology overhaul for …

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YES TECH’s Innovative New Product Delivers Creative Ideas by Frank Hammel

The MG7S Cube series is the newest addition to YES TECH’s best-selling MG series. MG series’ versatility and universality have created countless amazing stages. Through seamless splicing…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Antone’s Nightclub in Austin, TX Relies on Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pros to Capture Live Music Performances by Frank Hammel

Blackmagic Design noted that the Austin, TX-based blues club, Antone’s Nightclub, relies on four Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pros to capture artist performances, which are live streamed to…

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Purdue Offering Online ‘Prequalified Structures for the Stage’ Course by Frank Hammel

For theater lovers, there is a kind of magic to watching a play come to life on stage. Good stage productions transport audience members into the story, making them momentarily forget their …

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GLP Helps DJ BoBo Celebrate 30 Years with Evolut30n Tour by Frank Hammel

DJ BoBo is a phenomenon. After 30 years on stage and 15 studio albums behind him – many of them gold and platinum – the Swiss artist is still selling out major venues. In 2023 there will…

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CHAUVET Professional and 4Wall Help Rene Garcia and Chris Fernandez Design Accent Premios Los Nuestro Red Carpet Event by Frank Hammel

There is no shortage of glitz at the red-carpet festivities that precede the Premios Los Nuestro Awards. Year after year, many of Latin Music’s biggest stars dazzle the assembled crowd, as…

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Caesars Palace New Year’s Eve Party Celebrates with PIXERA by Frank Hammel

BC Video Services supported the New Year’s Eve party at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas by using PIXERA media server technology. Caesars Palace is famous for offering its cu…

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Claypaky Lighting Fixtures Elevate Stage Productions for NTPA Collegiate Pursuits Troupe by Frank Hammel

Jacob Kaplan has learned a valuable life lesson early in his burgeoning lighting design career: It never hurts to ask. A high school senior at Fusion Academy Plano, Texas, Kaplan is also the…

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Elation KL Panel™ Hits the Mark on PDC European Darts Tour by Frank Hammel

The sport of darts has been enjoying increasing popularity in recent years with fans packing large-capacity arenas for competitions and many more tuning in at home. German company Audio Werf…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Kinetic Lighting Expands Rental Inventory with Ayrton’s Zonda 9 FX by Frank Hammel

Glendale, California-based Kinetic Lighting, Inc. has added 80 Ayrton Zonda 9 FX fixtures to its lighting rental inventory.  ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lightin…

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