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ETC Gio Controls Vienna State Opera

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Vienna State Opera lighting boothVIENNA - Ready to retire their 16-year-old lighting console, the Vienna State Opera has taken delivery of an ETC Gio lighting system, following an extensive search over a number of years. The theater invested in four Gio desks, along with two ETC Remote Processor Units (RPUs) and an ETC Ion system to cover the main stage lighting, auditorium and Kinderzelt, a tent on the roof for children.

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Chauvet Professional Legend 412 Lights Justin Moore

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Justin MooreSUNRISE, FL - Country singer Justin Moore opened for Eric Church’s tour with Chauvet Professional Legend 412 pixel-mapping moving yokes in his rig. LD Sooner Routhier specified 44 Legend 412 fixtures from Special Event Services, placing them on carts behind the singer and both sides of the stage.

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Deadline to Add or Update EPD Listings is Feb. 28, 2013

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Event Production Directory (EPD)The 2013 edition of The Event Production Directory will be published and poly-bagged with the April issues of PLSN and FRONT of HOUSE magazines. If your company hasn't been listed in the past, now's the time to do it! Join thousands of other production companies and get listed in the largest resource in the event production industry.  Go to epdweb.com and update or create a new listing today.  Only the most-recent listings and updated records will have a chance of being published in this year's directory.  Deadline for updates is Feb. 28, 2013.

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In Memoriam: David Whitehead, 1953-2013

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David Whitehead, 1953-2013LONDON — David Whitehead, founder and majority shareholder of Stage Electrics, died Feb. 18 after a 15-month battle with cancer. After founding the company in Exeter in 1979, Whitehead made it his life’s work, bringing to it his abiding passion for lighting design. After his diagnosis, and before stepping down as managing director, Whitehead completed a transition plan for the company. Whitehead, an active member of his church, is survived by his wife, Caroline, and three children. Add a comment

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Pete's Big TVs Supplies Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards

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Hall of Game Awards 2013SANTA MONICA, CA - Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs of New Castle, DE, supplied equipment and crew for the Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards 2013 in Santa Monica, CA. Designed for fans to honor their favorite sports celebrities and sports moments of the year, the event design called for a “high energy, off-the-wall, multi-platform experience.” Pete’s Big TVs worked with Dempsey Productions, LD Tom Kenny and set designer Anton Goss to fulfill the experiential requisite, using digiLED high resolution video panels for the visual environment.

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LMG Named Onsite AV Provider at Music City Center

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Music City Center (MCC) named LMG as its preferred onsite AV vendorNASHVILLE — Music City Center (MCC), set for a grand opening later this year, named LMG as its preferred AV supplier recently. LMG hired Curt Wallen as accounts manager for the site. The grand opening is set for May 19-20, 2013.

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American DJ Hosts Open House

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ADJ Open HouseLOS ANGELES - American DJ is hosting an Open House on March 6, 10 am-6 pm at the ADJ world headquarters in Los Angeles. The event will include new products, hands-on demos, educational seminars, networking and live DJs, an ADJ and Elation programmed light show, prizes and more. For more details, visit the website at http://www.americandj.com

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Michael MacDonald Joins Parnelli Board of Advisors

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Michael MacDonaldLAS VEGAS — The governing body of the Parnelli Awards announces that Michael MacDonald has joined its Board of Advisors. MacDonald, who has more than three decades of experience in the pro-audio/video industry, was named President of ATK Audiotek, a leading audio production and systems integration vendor, in Sept. 2012.

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WorldStage Supports Vibrant Design on CBS Series 'The Job'

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The Job setNEW YORK – When the new reality competition series “The Job” debuts on CBS early in 2013 studio segments will showcase lighting design by Christopher Landy of Vibrant Design LLC with support from WorldStage. Set inside the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, the challenge was to handle the intense production schedule of 10 shows during Superstorm Sandy.

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International News

Sharpys Create Beam Matrix for Orbital Live

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OrbitalLONDON – LD Jonny Gaskell used Clay Paky’s Sharpy fixtures to create an architectural “beam matrix” look for electronic dance music duo Orbital on their UK tour. Colour Sound Experiment supplied the fixtures.

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