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2014 Hometown Hero Nominations: A Sneak Peak

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2014 Hometown Hero NominationsLAS VEGAS — Earlier this month, PLSN’s newsletter called for nominations for regional lighting production companies worthy of receiving the Parnelli Award for Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year. PLSN readers responded almost instantly, with a steady influx of names including a variety of well-known companies along with some others who are being nominated for the Hometown Hero award for the first time.

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Neil Young Concert Canceled Amid Middle East Strife, Rocket Fears

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TEL AVIV — A concert featuring Neil Young and Crazy Horse that was expected to draw more than 30,000 to Hayarkon Park here July 17 was canceled on July 13 by Israeli authorities. Police cited safety risks from a possible rocket attack from the Gaza Strip as the reason for the cancellation. Add a comment

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Temple Media Boosts Tall Ships With PR Lighting Products

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PR Lighting and Temple Media teamed up to provide all staging and technical infrastructure for the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta Constanta 2014. The lighting design incorporated PR Lighting's XR 200 Beam and XLED 1037 wash lights. “The artists’ production teams were delighted by our choice of lights — particularly the XR 200 Beams,” said Dan Chiorcioiu. “In fact they told us these beams were so bright and powerful that they could be seen way out at sea, like a light from a lighthouse.”

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‘Bet on Your Baby’ Bets on Team Imagination and 4Wall LA

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LOS ANGELES - Team Imagination paired with 4Wall Los Angeles to provide lighting for ABC’s Bet on Your Baby. “One thing we wanted to focus on with a show like this was creating an environment that was both kid-friendly and safe,” said LD Michael Veerkamp.  “That led to us using a large amount of LED fixtures to keep everyone cool and comfortable.”

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Clay Paky B-EYE Creates Spectacular Looks for Postgirobygget

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LD Petter Nilssen used 12 Clay Paky B-EYE K20s on his vibrant lighting design for Norwegian pop-stars Postgirobygget.

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Painting With Light Illuminates the Spektakel Musical

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MECHELEN, BelgiumPainting With Light provided the lighting for Spektakel Musical, which commemorates the death and destruction of the First World War which started a century ago in 1914. Virtual wing space with light curtains were created to conceal mobile scenery trucks offstage. The same concept is used to mask off different depths along the performance space as the location of the action shifts up and down the hall. There is a left and right vertical light curtain and four horizontal ones made up from a total of 465 Vari*Lite V*L5s and 28 bars of four ACLs.

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Lakewood Church Upgrades Visual Elements with Daktronics Video Displays

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HOUSTON, TX –Daktronics designed, manufactured and installed two new LED video displays for Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The new displays supplant the previously existing Daktronics displays and use the existing structure to support the more than 12-foot high by 22-foot wide displays.

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On the Move

Jeff Steele Joins Clearwing Productions’ Phoenix Pro Shop Staff

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PHOENIX, AZ – Clearwing Productions has hired Jeff Steele as a member of the Pro Shop in their Phoenix office.  Steele has been a fixture in the industry for over 15 years, including time spent with Masque Sound, Precise Corporate Staging, and AV Dimensions. Over the past six years, Steele has worked in operations and production at Clearwing, and returns after two years away from the company.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Jeff back.  He is an excellent addition to the Phoenix Pro Shop staff,” says Pro Shop Manager, William Irwin. “His product knowledge is keen and his experience is invaluable.  With the rapid retail growth we’ve experienced here in Phoenix, we needed someone who could hit the ground running.  Jeff is just that person.”

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The Prodigy at Sonisphere Lit with HSL-supplied Gear

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STEVENAGE, U.K. - Lighting rental company HSL supplied an extensive lighting package – including 140 new Philips Nitro LED strobes along with 60 Robe LEDBeam 100s – for the Prodigy at Sonisphere 2014, which was held in Knebworth Park here this year. The lighting rig, which includes  complements the "aircraft hangar" look created by show designer Andy Hurst. He also deployed that look for the band's New Years Eve show at London's O2 Arena earlier this year.

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Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Breaks Attendance Record

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GUANGZHOU – The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition increased its attendance by 11% compared to last year with the final count being 129,885 from 132 countries and regions. Energy efficiency and the application of intelligent lighting were the show’s core theme.

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