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Howard Ungerleider receives the Parnelli Visionary Award

Tue, Nov 25, 2014@8:16PM | comments

UPDATE - 11/28@10:37PM: Here's a profile of Howard from the October issue of PLSN (thanks RushFanForever).

UPDATE - 11/26@9:04AM: Reader Craig J has also put the video on YouTube here.

Back in June we learned that longtime Rush lighting director Howard Ungerleider would be receiving the 2014 Parnelli Visionary Award for his outstanding career and scores of innovations in the lighting and special effect fields. Howard received the award at the 2014 Parnelli Awards this past weekend in Las Vegas as reported by PLSN:

... Richard Belliveau easily made the case for lighting designer Howard Ungerleider receiving the Parnelli Visionary award. He recited the seven signs of a visionary is saying, "They are imaginative ... for Howard that is an understatement. His imagination is always on turbo and like fueled on a continuous supply of five hour energy drinks." Ungerleider was also congratulated in a video presentation by Geddy Lee from Rush. ...

PLSN also posted a video interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where the pair gush over Howard. They talk about how they met him, his many contributions to Rush's live shows over the years, and share some fun anecdotes and stories about Howard. You can watch the 14-minute video interview at this location. Congratulations Howard!