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Rigger Ryan Lipman, 31, Dies in Fall Near NFL Super Bowl Site

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GLENDALE, AZ — Ryan “Scrappy” Lipman, 31, died Jan. 14 after falling more than 25 feet to a stage under construction for the NFL’s Super Bowl XLIX tailgate party outside the University of Phoenix Stadium. Emergency responders transported Lipman from the work site to the hospital about noon. Lipman succumbed to his injuries after reaching the hospital.

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GoVision Names Kevin Faciane Partner and VP of Business Development

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Kevin Faciane, Partner & Vice President of Business Development, GoVision ARGYLE, TX – GoVision LP named Kevin Faciane partner and vice president of business development. Faciane will oversee the integration of GoVision’s acquisitions, partnerships and strategic alliances while also leading the company’s expansion into new areas of business. The company expanded significantly in 2014 with the acquisition of two West Coast-based companies, a Los Angeles-based LED rental company, InnoVision Media Group; and Graystone Media, a Portland, OR-based provider of graphics, production services and live-event video content.

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Chris King Celebrates Ten Years with LightParts

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(L-R) Robert Mokry, Chris King, Don PughAUSTIN, TX - Founded in 2004 by Don Pugh and Robert Mokry, LightParts recently celebrated their tenth anniversary as the first dedicated lighting parts and repair center for the entertainment industry. This year, the company is also marking 10 years since Chris King joined LightParts. King (pictured here, center, and flanked, L-R, by Mokry and Pugh) is known as the company's "king of electronics repair." 

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Blizzard Lighting Names John Grandinetti Western Regional Sales Manager

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John Grandinetti, Western Regional Sales Manager, Blizzard LightingWAUKESHA, WI – Blizzard Lighting LLC named John Grandinetti as the company's Western Regional Sales Manager. Grandinetti will oversee the company's growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. He brings extensive industry experience, having worked on behalf of Alesis, Akai, Numark, Samson and other companies.

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LD Preston Hoffman Lights New Years Gig for Jam Band moe.

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LD Preston Hoffman Lights New Years Gig for Jam Band moe. ALBANY, NY — American Jam band moe. ended 2014 with a sold out concert at The Palace Theater in Albany, NY. LD Preston Hoffman once again made Robe Pointe moving lights the centerpiece of his rig. The lighting for this special one-off - which also celebrated the start of moe.’s 25th year - was designed as a larger version of their recent touring system which had featured 12 Pointes hung on a custom structure and used to create most of the signature looks. Add a comment

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WIcreations Designs Custom Video Cube for Germany’s Fanta 4

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WIcreations Designs Custom Video Cube for Germany’s Fanta 4. Photo by Louise SticklandSTUTTGART, Germany — Die Fantastischen Vier (Fanta 4) has been touring in support of their latest album, Rekord, with visual support from WIcreations. The Belgian based engineering and automation specialists designed the four-meter-square, six-faceted video cube that serves as a visual centerpiece for the shows.

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Morris Light & Sound Stocks Up on Clay Paky Fixtures, grandMA consoles, MDG Fogger/Hazers

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Morris Light & Sound Stocks Up on Clay Paky Fixtures, grandMA consoles, MDG Fogger/HazersNASHVILLE — Morris Light & Sound has been stocking up on Clay Paky lighting fixtures, MA Lighting’s grandMA consoles and MDG’s theONE fogger/hazers.  All are distributed in North America by A.C.T Lighting, Inc.

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LD Edward Brantley Lights Isley Brothers with HES Shapeshifter C1 Fixtures

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LD Edward Brantley Lights Isley Brothers with HES Shapeshifter C1 FixturesAUSTIN, TX — A rock ’n’ roll institution for more than 50 years, the Isley Brothers embody high energy live performance, and still make audiences want to kick their heels up and 'shout.’ For a recent radio station one-off, the group's LD, Edward Brantley of Storyteller Lighting Design, got to put High End Systems' Shapeshifter C1 fixtures through their paces. Brantley said he’s glad to have the C1s in his designer arsenal.

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Belgian Pop Group’s Year-End Shows Get Visual Support from Painting With Light

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Clouseau Centraal photo by Dirk Kestens courtesy Painting with LightANTWERP, Belgium —2014 was a noteworthy year for Belgian pop group Clouseau. The band completed a six-month tour and capped off the year with four sold-out shows at the Antwerp Sportpalais. Luc Peumans, LD with Painting With Light, used a wide variety of gear for the elaborate looks that accompanied innovative staging and set elements from StageCo and Inventdesign for the shows, dubbed “Clouseau Central” (a.k.a. Clouseau Centraal).

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Nashville New Years Eve Rocks with Bandit Lites

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Bandit Lites worked with LD John Lucksinger and production manager Chris Lisle to provide the lighting for the sixth annual Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway in Nashville, TN.NASHVILLE, TN – More than 20 pounds of confetti rained down on 130,000 people in Music City as the sixth annual Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway rang in 2015. Bandit Lites worked with LD John Lucksinger and production manager Chris Lisle to provide the lighting for the event.

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