Rose Brand won three Best New Product Awards at LDI 2019 including the PLSN Gold Star Award
Rose Brand won three Best New Product Awards at LDI 2019 including the PLSN Gold Star Award

Rose Brand Wins Three Best New Product Awards at 2019 LDI

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The Eco-friendly ReVive™ IFR Velour and Fire Stop 701™ all-purpose flame retardant each won LDI 2019 Best Debuting Product for their respective categories. The T-Lift 2.0 automated curtain rigging system won the PLSN Gold Star Award for Best New Hardware Product.

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Backstage Video: disguise Solutions Powered Video-Intensive Set for Network on Broadway

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When Video Designer and Cinematographer Tal Yarden created the projection design for Network on Broadway he selected disguise gx 2 media servers to drive the video-intensive environment that sets the scene for the iconic story of network anchor Howard Beale. Bryan Cranston won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Beale, an ageing anchor struggling with low ratings, who unravels live on the air only to become a new populist prophet. In this video from the National Theatre Yarden explains the use of cameras in the London production: 

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Finalists Announced For ETCP 15th Anniversary Handbook Cover Contest
Finalists Announced For ETCP 15th Anniversary Handbook Cover Contest

Finalists Announced For ETCP 15th Anniversary Handbook Cover Contest

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This fall, ETCP (The Entertainment Technician Certification Program) invited ETCP Certified Technicians to submit images for the 2020 reprint of the Rigger – Arena/Theatre Candidate Handbook as well as the newly merged Entertainment Electrician/Portable Power Distribution Technician Handbook.

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The interior of the 300-year old Erlangen Theatre in Germany
The interior of the 300-year old Erlangen Theatre in Germany

Erlangen Theatre in Germany Equipped with Stage Tec Crescendo-T Console

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The Erlangen Theatre, located in Erlangen Bavaria, Germany, has modernized its audio technology. A Crescendo-T, a 32-fader mixing console from Berlin-based Stage Tec, was installed in an existing Nexus network. The theater opened on January 10, 1719 and this year celebrated it's 300th Anniversary.

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Brian Kite has been named Interim Dean at The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Brian Kite has been named Interim Dean at The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Brian Kite Named Interim Dean at The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

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The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) announces that Brian Kite has been named interim dean beginning January 1, 2020. Kite currently serves as the special academic senior associate dean at the School and chair of the Department of Theater. He begins his term on January 1, 2020, after current Dean Teri Schwartz steps down on December 31, 2019.

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Adam Hayward has been appointed as General Manager of Vincent Lighting - Cincinnati
Adam Hayward has been appointed as General Manager of Vincent Lighting - Cincinnati

Adam Hayward Appointed General Manager of Vincent Lighting - Cincinnati

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Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) is pleased to announce that Adam Hayward has been named General Manager of its Cincinnati office. Based in Erlanger, KY, this location provides rental and production services, product sales, and systems integration sales and service for entertainment and architectural lighting and rigging installations in southern Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

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Questex Buys LDI Show and Live Design
Questex Buys LDI Show and Live Design

Questex Buys LDI Show and Live Design

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Questex, with holdings that include the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), Nightclub & Bar, and the SIBEC Sports & Health Industry event, announced December 3 that it is acquiring the Live Experience assets including Live Design (LDI), Club Industry, and World Tea Expo. The company said the acquired portfolio “aligns perfectly” with Questex’s focus on the “experience economy,” and the newly acquired entities will join Questex’s other assets focused on the hospitality industry.

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Views of The Argyros Performing Arts Center. Photo Credit: Kevin Syms
Views of The Argyros Performing Arts Center. Photo Credit: Kevin Syms

Meyer Sound Constellation Redefines the Possible at Argyros Performing Arts Center

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Located in Ketchum, the principal city of Idaho’s Sun Valley resort area, The Argyros Performing Arts Center presents a broad spectrum of performances in its 462-capacity theater, ranging from comedy to drama, and dance, as well as film, lectures, and concerts by local and touring classical, jazz, blues, and pop/rock musicians. To provide the optimum acoustic environment and transparent amplification for all events, The Argyros has installed a Meyer Sound Constellation® acoustic system together with a direct reinforcement system based around LINA™ compact line array loudspeakers.

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Blizzard played Celebrity Jeopardy in their LDI booth
Blizzard played Celebrity Jeopardy in their LDI booth

LDI 2019 Show Report from Nook Schoenfeld

Nook Schoenfeld

Nook Schoenfeld, the Editor-in-Chief of PLSN magazine wrote this great show report on what he saw at LDI 2019. Enjoy his musings and photos from the show!

My favorite place to stop and take a break was at the Dot Image booth. This Japanese company had a customized circular truss system that had a wide variety of LED twinkling products going up and down on a set of kinetic winches. There were Saturn-type rings with gyroscope-looking activity, chandeliers of stunning imagery bounced in formation everywhere with so many light sources. I don’t think I ever saw the same thing twice.

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