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Renegade Lights Corporate Anniversary Event at Tate Modern Art Gallery

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Renegade LD Nick Gray provided a unique design for the 10th anniversary for Mission, a brand and live communications agency. The event was held within the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern art gallery in London.LONDON — Renegade LD Nick Gray provided a unique, limited-palette lighting design for the 10th anniversary for Mission, a brand and live communications agency. The event, with monochromatic beams emphasizing the number 10, was held within the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern art gallery here. Add a comment

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Roscolux #359 Keeps Giving to Behind the Scenes

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FORT WORTH, TX — Rosco Laboratories and The ESTA Foundation noted the sixth annual presentation by Rosco of the royalty check from the sales of Roscolux #359 Medium Violet to Behind the Scenes, the charity that assists entertainment technology professionals in need due to serious illness or injury. Add a comment

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Live UK Tour Version of "Grumpy Old Women" Lit with Chroma-Q Color Force LED Battens

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LD Matt Veitch specified Chroma-Q Color Force 48 LED battens to provide vivid cyclorama lighting for a touring comedy show titled Grumpy Old Women Live: Fifty Shades of BeigeLONDON — LD Matt Veitch specified Chroma-Q Color Force 48 LED battens to provide vivid cyclorama lighting for a touring comedy show titled Grumpy Old Women Live: Fifty Shades of Beige. The show, featuring Jenny Eclair along with Susie Blake and Kate Robbins, is based on the popular British TV show, which Veitch has lit since 2007. Add a comment

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UK’s Heaven’s Basement Tours with Platinum Beam 5R Extreme Fixtures

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Heaven's Basement tour photo by Hannah MeadowsLONDON — For British hard rock band Heaven’s Basement recent European tour, LD Trevor Fairclough included Elation’s Platinum Beam 5R Extreme Fixtures. He credited the units for their speed and practicality along with the range of high-impact effects. Add a comment

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Excision Tours with Clay Paky, grandMA2 Gear

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Excision Tours with Clay Paky, grandMA2 GearNEW YORK — DJ and dubstep producer Excision is touring the U.S. and Canada this year with a visual assist from Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20- LED-based moving lights, a cadre of Sharpys and grandMA2 lighting and laser control.   A.C.T Lighting distributes both Clay Paky fixtures and MA Lighting in North America.

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Solaris LED Flare Jr

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Solaris LED Flare Jr, distributed by TMBFlare Jr, a compact companion to the Solaris LED Flare, also distributed worldwide by TMB, made its debut at Prolight+Sound 2014 in Frankfurt. The Solaris LED Flare Jr fixture, now shipping, measures about one-third the size of the original. Add a comment

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Dream Theater Brings PixelFLEX Along for the Ride

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Dream Theater performs at The Chicago Theatre on April 5, 2014. Photo by David VenusNASHVILLE — Dream Theater, which kicked off the North American leg of their “Along for the Ride” tour with a March 20 show in Toronto, is using 20mm FLEXCurtain LED displays from PixelFLEX to add to the show’s visual impact. (The band's April 5 show at The Chicago Theatre is pictured here.) PixelFLEX notes that Dream Theater’s trek is also the company’s first big splash on the international touring scene. Photos of the band's gigs in Europe are posted below.

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Steve Angello EDM Concert Uses 38-by-20-Foot MVP 12 LED Video Wall

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MIAMI - To help DJ Steve Angello, formerly with Swedish House Mafia, turn an abandoned RC Cola plant into a one-night EDM playground pulsing with color and sound, Design Oasis provided a 38 by 20 foot (WxH) wall of MVP 12 LED video panels from Chauvet Professional. Angello's #Decade concert, staged on March 27, coincided with Miami Music Week. 

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ETC Rigging Offering New Gear and Product Enhancements

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Judging from the new products and feature enhancements ETC Rigging is presenting this year, the company's R&D department has been pretty busy lately. New developments include the Prodigy P75 Hoist, with 75 feet of vertical travel, up to 3,300 pounds of lifting capacity, and eight lift lines with quarter-inch wire rope. Also new: their retrofit-friendly Fixed-Speed Motor Starter, the Foundation Handheld Remote (FHHR) and a new QuickTouch+ Merge control board option that lets users alternate control between as many as six QuickTouch+ controllers on one rigging system.

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Designer Uses Rose Brand Kaos to Give Alaskan Productions a Deep South Look

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JUNEAU and ANCHORAGE, AK - Attempting to recreate the hot, humid environment of Mississippi onstage in Alaska, set designer Akiko Nishijima Rotch turned to Rose Brand's Kaos material. It "was the exact texture I was looking for," she said. "The gaps in the material are uneven, and Kaos is also paintable.  The uneven gaps allowed us to express the organic shape of Spanish moss. The ease of painting allowed us to create the depth of colors we needed to complete the illusion of the moss."

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