Showtime

Halestorm

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Halestorm photo by Rob FennLighting Co
Bandit Lites

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Various (Tour)

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Wide Angle

Bette Midler "Divine Intervention" 2015 Tour

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Bette Midler tour photo by Steve JenningsLighting designer Peter Morse has had a long history with the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, supporting tours since the Experience The Divine world tour (1993-1994). Subsequent tours and shows have included the Return of the Divine world tour (1996-1997), the Emmy Award-winning Diva Las Vegas HBO Special (1997), the Kiss My Brass tour (2004-2005), The Showgirl Must Go On (at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, 2008-2010, which was also taped for a special that debuted on HBO on NYE 2011). The current Divine Intervention tour kicked off May 8, 2015 in Hollywood, FL and toured North America through the end of June. The production has since shifted to the U.K. for five more shows this month.

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Showtime

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

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Bob Seger tour photo by Steve JenningsLighting Co
Upstaging Inc

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Various (Tour)

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Festival Spotlight

Staging Companies Support NYC-Area Electric Daisy Carnival at MetLife Stadium

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The main Stageco stage was adorned with inflatable owls from Netherlands-based Airworks. Photo by Todd KaplanGirls in kabuki-style makeup donning butterfly wings, dancers in floppy panda suits, faux hippie chicks in rose-colored sunglasses and a halo of flowers around their heads, giant daisies like something straight out of a Lewis Carroll opium delusion. Welcome to the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), often dubbed North America’s largest electronic music festival, where the phrase “making a scene” has never been more apt.

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Buyer's Guide

LED Lekos

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PLSN Buyers Guide - LED LekosLED Lekos came on the scene 10 years ago. They weren’t bright enough, especially the ones that mixed color. But that was just a matter of time. Nowadays if you are still stuffing FEL lamps into Leko caps, your days are numbered. I could explain, but why bother. The options for change are all there for you now, and the fixtures are brighter than their ancestors. The PRG Renew allows the user to keep his old ellipsoidal body and just switch the old head for one with an LED source. Chauvet makes a fixture that allows the buyer to still use their old cable and dimmers, just replace the fixture. One can adjust the white color temperature now so they work great for film use. Whatever your need, LED Lekos of all types, sizes and abilities are displayed this month so choose wisely.

To download a PDF of the PLSN July 2015 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE.

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Buyer's Guide

Strobes

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PLSN Magazine July 2015 Buyers Guide on StrobesStroboscopic lamps are defined as a fixture that emits flashes of light. Since being invented back in the 1930s, they were predominantly made of xenon flash tubes that emitted discharges of light that were about 5600° Kelvin and lasting only milliseconds. Strobes have really come to life lately in the advent of LED technology. These advances are happening rapidly and there are now a ton of options in a market that was quite limited just a few years ago.

To download a PDF of the PLSN July 2015 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE.

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Company 411

DPS Inc. - Multi-faceted Production Company Rides Explosive Growth

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Members of the DPS team hanging out in their Burbank warehouse. From left: Alan Sherin, Rob Kurtz, Jon Tunstall, R.J. Lynn, Anthony Dever, John Lee and Andrew ‘Hamish’ Mills.I’m in an Audi riding over to the DPS warehouse from their HQ in Burbank along with GM Robert “R.J.” Lynn and the director of marketing, Alan Sherin. At a stop light, CEO/Creative Director Anthony Dever pulls up in his Tesla, rolls down his window and jokes, “Wanna race?” Lynn laughs and points out that maybe that’s not prudent, cop-wise. The light turns green and Dever hits the pedal, if only for a short spurt.

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Company 411

Harting USA: A Family Business with Global Connections

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From left, Philip Harting, Maresa Harting-Hertz, Dietmar Harting and Margrit Harting“Part of our vision which was developed in the mid 1990s was to become a global company. In order for us to achieve that, we needed to be near to our customers, understand their requirements and grow with them.” So says Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of Harting USA. This explains the reasoning behind Harting opening up a branch in the USA back in 1986, and their continuous growth all over the planet for that matter.

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Company 411

Catching Up with Parasol’s Latest Moves

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Parasol Advanced Systems inventor/co-founder Hermann Fruhm with the system used for American Idol. Like a few others, Hermann Fruhm imagined lights moving. Unlike others, he took a wholly unique approach to the proposition, and after nearly three decades of gestation, his vision of a truss rig that moves lights is coming to fruition.

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Event Design

The Rio in Las Vegas Goes All-In for 2015 World Series of Poker

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Innovative Show Design (ISD) worked with CYM Lighting and Rio Casino’s in-house AV arm, Encore Event Technologies, on the visual design. Photo by Stephanie MooreThe 46th annual World Series of Poker will have 23,000 players this year according to executive producer Mori Eskandani. The event returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV May 27-July 14, 2015, a 2,522-room property owned by Caesars Entertainment. An enormous undertaking, the WSOP occupies the Pavilion, Miranda and Brasilia Ballrooms, with the main event and set in the Amazon Ballroom.

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