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StageHand Assists with PSA Member's Convalescence

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StageHand, formerly known as the PSA Welfare & Benevolent FundLONDON– StageHand, formerly known as the PSA Welfare & Benevolent Fund, has used its resources to help a PSA member during a period of convalescence from a serious illness. The PSA Welfare & Benevolent Fund was founded in 1998 with the backing of the Production Services Association on behalf of people working in the UK entertainment production industry.

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Mountain Productions’ Largest Scaffold Structure Used for EDC Las Vegas

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Mountain Productions at EDC 2013LAS VEGAS — Mountain Productions, Inc. announced the largest scaffold structure in its history at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas, which was held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway here from June 21-23. The main stage structure was constructed using over 670,000 pounds of scaffolding and structures and stood 85 feet tall. With an overall width of 480 feet (180 feet wider than a football field), all of the scaffolding used for the main stage would span over 50 miles if laid end to end.

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Visions Lighting Helps Create Memorable Bass Pod Stage Experience at EDC Las Vegas

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EDC 2013 Bass Pod Stage photo by Gilbert Baghramian, courtesy Visions LightingLAS VEGAS — The 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, produced by Insomniac Events, drew 90,000 per day for their 3-day visual and audio music festival June 21-23, 2013.  Visions Lighting was there to build and produce the Bass Pod Stage, one of several dynamic production and performance areas featuring the world’s top DJs in the EDM arena.

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Ambersphere Solutions to Host London Open Day

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Ambersphere logoLONDON - Ambersphere Solutions has announced a London Open Day at their West London headquarters on Friday, July 19. The open day will allow customers to view the expanded facilities at Ambersphere Solutions, and meet the team behind the exclusive sales, service, support and training for Clay Paky, MA Lighting and Robert Juliat in the UK.

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Clay Paky Sharpys Added to 'Norwegian Idol' Finale

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Norwegian IdolOSLO - An array of Clay Paky Sharpys, rigged in a two-tier array around the Oslo Spektrum Stadium and pointing directly at the audience, has added sparkle to the final of Norwegian Idol. LD Anders Busch specified a host of Sharpys for the closing show of the international TV show.

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Chauvet Professional Sponsors Chester Mystery Plays

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Chester Mystery PlayCHESTER, UK — Dating from the 13th century, the “Chester Mystery Plays” production involves hundreds of amateur actors, volumes of volunteer work and a great audience from different corners of the UK and from all over the world. Organized every five years outdoors, this year’s performances took place for the first time in the Chester Cathedral’s nave, where about 100 Chauvet Professional fixtures lit the set.

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Morpheus Lights Supports Slash On Summer Tour

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SlashLAS VEGAS - Morpheus Lights was chosen as the lighting vendor for the North American leg of the 2013 summer tour of guitarist Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. LD Scott Dell of Prismatic Haze Designs, working with Morpheus Touring Rep Chris Lose, specified Ayrton LED fixtures including WildSun 500C, RollaPix 100, and VersaPix 100, along with fixtures by Clay Paky and Martin, all prerigged in Morpheus FlipBox truss. Front end is a grandMA1, power distribution by Morpheus and data distribution by Fleenor round out the touring package.

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Gallagher Staging Plays Supporting Role in 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival

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LAS VEGAS — Gallagher Staging noted its involvement in the production of the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway here, including 40 of its G-Blocks which were used with a 200-foot-wide staging structure. That structure was also complemented by four GS scaffolding structures for video, lighting and audio.

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Steen Matthiesen Named Harman Martin's EMEA Sales Director

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Steen MatthiesenAARHUS, Denmark — Harman Professional today announced the appointment of Steen Matthiesen to sales director, EMEA, for its Lighting Strategic Business Unit (SBU), Martin Professional. Matthiesen, a 14-year veteran of Martin Professional and former chief financial officer of EMEA, fills the role previously held by Villads Thomsen, who was recently promoted to global sales director.

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Concert Fraudsters Scam AZ Town to the Tune of $50,000

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SAN LUIS, AZ — Scam artists who posed as concert bookers lining up a well-known Mexican rock band, Mana, for an event here reportedly lined their pockets instead and made off with $50,000. The Mexico-based bookers reportedly accepted the money transfer in late 2011 for the city’s Barrier 2 Bridge conference in Feb. 2012, but the band never showed up. Despite an ongoing investigation, no arrests have been made. Although the police investigation remains open, the town council here recently voted to close their books and write off the loss.

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