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Nissan Revs It Up With Elation At LA Auto Show

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• January 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES — When Nissan unveiled its all-new 370Z sports car at the LA Auto Show, the company wanted to create a roar, since this marked the first major overhaul of the “Z” since 2003.  The revamped roadster was given center stage in the company’s booth, featured on a turntable under a circular canopy of color-changing lights. Read More...

U.S. Air Force Event Lit by Bandit Lites

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• January 14, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN — A recent U.S. Air Force event at McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base, the Order of the Sword, was lit Bandit Lites. General Craig R. McKinley was honored at the ceremony, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. Read More...

Lightswitch Adds Design Team Partner

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• January 14, 2009
TOWER LAKES, IL — Lightswitch, a provider of lighting design services, has announced the formation of a new division, Lightswitch Architectural, to be headed in Chicago by longtime design team member, Avraham (Avi) Mor.  Mor has also become a full partner of Lightswitch. Read More...

Chauvet Launches New Web Site

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• January 14, 2009
HOLLYWOOD, FL — Chauvet recently launched a redesigned Web site with a new look, format and an expanded range of content. “The updated and fresh site reflects our commitment to stay innovative and ahead of the curve as a leader in professional lighting,” said CEO Albert Chauvet. Read More...

Bandit Stocks Up on $2M in New Gear for 2009

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• January 14, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN —Bandit Lites has recently added $2 million in new Vari*Lite 3000 Spots, 3500 Washes and 2500 Spots to its inventory. “We feel blessed to be able to continue expanding our inventory considering the current economic conditions,” said Michael T. Strickland, chairman of the board.  “We will continue to do everything we can to provide the best quality service to our clients.” Read More...

West Coast LDs, Venues Relying on ETC Eos Control

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• January 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES — More lighting designers and venues are using ETC’s Eos control system since it was launched in 2006, particularly in California, including the Los Angeles Opera (LAO), shown here. The Hollywood Bowl also upgraded to an Eos console last year to handle all the conventional lights and some of the moving lights on its rig. Since then, more than 100 shows have been lit by the board, including many tours where guest lighting designers used Eos to control the show. Read More...

Blue Line Studios, New Fabrication and Rental Company, Opens

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• January 13, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Byron Autrey, John Hayes, Fred Josephs and John Saltonstall have formed a new company, Blue Line Studios, Inc. (BLS). BLS is being formed as a fabrication and rental company to handle the needs of the corporate events, themed environments, millwork, film, trade show exhibits, rentals and live theatrical markets. Read More...

Panasonic Partners with AEG for L.A. Venues

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• January 13, 2009
LOS ANGELES — AEG has named Panasonic as a “Founding Partner” of L.A. Live, the sports and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, and also for the nearby Staples Center, both of which are to be dubbed “Panasonic Powered Properties.” Read More...

Projecting a Big Image for Columbus NHL Fans

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• January 13, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio —New Christie dealer Bartha Audio Visual selected the Christie Roadster HD18K 3-chip DLP projector for the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL home opener. The company also used Christie gear for the 81st National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention. Read More...

AOL Road Show Gets AV Support for Museum Kickoff

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• January 13, 2009
NEW YORK — Scharff Weisberg partnered with Production Glue on the kickoff of AOL’s five-city road show to promote its ad business.  Dubbed “The Wider Web: Achieving Growth in a Fragmented Market,” the event was held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, showcasing AOL’s web properties and the capabilities of its Platform-A ad division. Read More...

Bandit Lites Adds New Staff in Nashville, U.K.

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• January 13, 2009
NASHVILLE — Bandit Lites has named Shawn Lear, left, project manager at the company’s Nashville location and James Prince, right, as electronics technician at the company’s facility in the U.K.  Lear’s responsibilities include organizing and supporting clients’ lighting systems for touring and TV production. Prince’s responsibilities include repairing, servicing and maintaining Bandit’s moving lights inventory.  Read More...

Patriots Gain Visual Yardage at New Fan Venue

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• January 12, 2009
FOXBOROUGH, MA —NFL’s New England Patriots’ Hall at Patriot Place, adjacent to Gillette Stadium, has an array of interactive and immersive multimedia exhibits and an AV system engineered, installed and supplied by Electrosonic. Visitors to the 36,000-square foot facility can see a variety of projected video and audio content. Read More...

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