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The Lighting Design Group Plays Key Role in New Look for PBS Newshour

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The Lighting Design Group Plays Key Role in New Look for PBS NewshourSHIRLINGTON, VA - On Monday, July 20th, PBS Newshour, filmed at the WETA studio A, featured a new look that included new graphics, music, lighting and set. The show now features a clean, open, airy look consisting of large freestanding blue, red, and amber, acrylic panels carved into shapes evoking the PBS logo. Complementing the new set is a new lighting design by Dennis Size, vice president of design for the Lighting Design Group (LDG).

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Miss Kansas Pageant Goes LED with Douglas Production Group-Supplied Chauvet Fixtures

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Miss Kansas Pageant Goes LED with Douglas Production Group-Supplied Chauvet FixturesPRATT, KS – When the Miss Kansas 2015 pageant ended, the crew from Douglas Production Group received an unexpected surprise. The crew from The Texas Tenors, who performed at the event, left a note praising the show’s lighting director. For Kirk Longhofer, General Manager of DPG, it was not only flattering, it also represented validation of their decision to go with an LED rig made up primarily of Chauvet Professional fixtures. “This was the first time we had nearly 100 percent LED lighting,” said Longhofer.

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Brooklyn Venue Reopens with Diana Ross Concert, LED Gear

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Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, NYBROOKLYN -- For the Kings Theatre, which reopened in grand style with a Diana Ross concert earlier this year, the energy-efficient lighting setup includes close to 100 elektraLite 1018 Quad LED fixtures. Installed prior to the reopening in January, the fixtures were supplied by Long Island-based distributor Group One Ltd.

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Apartments.com Makes a Splash with Licensing Expo Pool Party

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Apartments.com Makes a Splash with Licensing Expo Pool PartyLAS VEGAS – Apartments.com made a big splash when it invited 3,000 guests to a poolside soiree at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas during Licensing Expo.  David M. Schulman, who designed the lighting for the pool surround and the wave pool, used a pair of grandMA2 Light consoles to control the rig, which included 26 moving lights. 4Wall supplied the gear, and A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of MA consoles in North America.

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K-LOVE Fan Awards Program Gets Assist from Go Live Productions and PixelFLEX

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K-LOVE Fan Awards Program Gets Assist from Go Live Productions and PixelFLEXNASHVILLE – Go Live Productions is a complete turnkey concert and event production company that enjoys the challenge of creating a unique live experience for each of their clients. As the longtime production company behind the annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, their desire to make each show unique is often put to the test. When preparing for the 2015 awards ceremony, Production Manager Scott Moore created a custom LED video display that needed a truly unique solution, which he found by using 175 PixelFLEX FLEXCurve LED video screens.

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Production Companies Handle the Heavy Lifting for Rolling Stones Tour

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Stageco, Rhino Staging and Beyel Bros Crane and Rigging were among the production companies supporting the Rolling Stones at their 2015 tour stop in Orlando, FL this year. Photo by Julian LeekORLANDO — Stageco, Rhino Staging and Beyel Bros Crane and Rigging were among the production companies supporting the Rolling Stones at their 2015 tour stop in Orlando, FL this year. Writer/photographer Julian Leek, who also took these photos, provided an account of the event’s production to PLSN on behalf of client Beyel Brothers. His account follows.

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The Manor Complex Adds Visual Energy with Chauvet Professional Gear

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The Manor Complex Adds Visual Energy with Chauvet Professional GearFORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The owners of The Manor Complex are drawing patrons to their bi-level, 20,000-square-foot nightclub with visual energy from a collection of fixtures from Chauvet Professional and Chauvet DJ.

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Full Circle Lighting Adds Chroma-Q Color Force LED Battens to Inventory

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Full Circle Lighting Adds Chroma-Q Color Force LED Battens to InventoryATLANTA — Full Circle Lighting & Productions’ president, Noah Hammer, added Chroma-Q’s Color Force LED battens to meet demand from the company's lighting designer, rental and corporate clients. Chroma-Q’s North American distributor, A.C. Lighting Inc., provided 48" and 72" long LED battens.

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Forecastle Music Festival Lit with Bandit-Supplied Gear

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Forecastle Music Festival Lit with Bandit-Supplied GearLOUISVILLE, KY — For the Forecastle Music Festival, which drew close to 60,000 to see performances by Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Cage the Elephant, The War on Drugs and other artists July 17-19, Bandit Lites provided an arsenal of gear including Robe BMFLs, GRN moving wash units, Clay Paky Sharpys and Martin Atomic strobes, among other fixtures.

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Robe Gear Lights Stages at Suwannee River Jam

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The Main Stage featured six of Robe’s super-bright BMFL Spots and six LEDWash 600s (c) Donna JeanLIVE OAK, FL – LD and programmer Thommy Hall selects Robe gear for the Amphitheater Stage at the Suwannee River Jam.

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