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Sharpys, Chromlech Elidy LEDs Help Pink Reveal Truth About Love

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PinkLOS ANGELES – Pink’s The Truth About Love world tour is underway with Clay Paky Sharpys and Chromlech Elidy LEDs accompanying the pop star on more than 130 show dates in North America, Europe and Australia.  LD Baz Halpin has placed 100 Sharpys all over the set, while 40 Elidy LEDs are used on the downstage truss as audience blinders and for dynamic effects.

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Clay Paky Lights Sports Awards

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Sky Sports' Living For Sport AwardsLONDON - For 10 years Sky Sports has been sponsoring young people in schools by providing mentors from the top people in sport. This year Sky mounted an awards ceremony to mark their achievements. LD Iain Davidson used four groups of Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s for the ‘big beams’ and a couple of Clay Paky Sharpys, all from Richard Martin Lighting. With a tight turnaround, Davidson and his crew worked through the night to get the rig in place, keeping the design uncomplicated but dramatic enough to give a sense of occasion for the participants. For more details, visit www.claypaky.it

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XL Video Continues with Muse World Tour

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MuseLONDON - Continuing a long-running working relationship, XL Video is supplying LED screens, cameras and control for Muse’s current ‘The 2nd Law’ world tour featuring another collaboration between stage/visual designer, Oli Metcalf and video director Tom Kirk.
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Dataton Watchout Refreshes the Moon Spa

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Moon Spa with WatchoutROME - Covering more than 100 square meters inside Rome’s luxurious Trilussa Palace Hotel, the new Moon Spa is a private wellness area unlike any other. Using Dataton Watchout, Andrea de Martino, CEO of Engineering Solutions, has created what he calls “a space that can be transformed according to customers’ requirements with lighting, multimedia and environmental control solutions.”

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Robe is the Word for Estonia's 'Grease'

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GreaseTARTU, Estonia - Estonia’s Vanemuine Teater launches its new production of “Grease” with more than 100 Robe moving lights. The installation is part of a much wider upgrade program which has seen all eight Estonian state supported arts and culture venues receive a major lighting refit – with Robe moving lights deployed across all sites.

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Tait Creates Inflatable Car for Bon Jovi's Stadium Tour

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Bon Jovi's inflatable BuickLONDON - The second leg of Bon Jovi’s current tour opened in Bulgaria earlier this month, revealing an Americana-themed set, designed by PEDG’s Spike Brant. Serving as production / lighting designer / show director for the tour, Brant turned to Tait to create the 30 meter inflatable 1959 Buick Electra, which spans the length of the mainstage.

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Red Bull X-Fighters World Series Motocross Relies on Riedel Gear

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Red Bull partner Riedel Communications is providing radio and intercom systems for the energy drink maker’s 2013 X-Fighters World Series Motocross events around the world. Pictured here, the event that took place in Glen Helen, CA on May 11.GLEN HELEN, CA — Red Bull’s X-Fighters freestyle motocross stunt competitions date back to 2001, when the first such event was staged by the energy drink maker at a bullfighting ring in Valencia, Spain. This year, the competitions are taking place around the world, in Mexico City (March 8), Dubai (April 12), the California desert here (May 11), Osaka, Japan (June 1), Madrid (July 19) and Pretoria, South Africa (Aug. 31.) Red Bull partner Riedel Communications is providing radio and intercom systems.

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Full Compass’ Susan Lipp Honored by WWIG

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Susan Lipp of Full Compass Systems (Courtesy of UW Health)MADISON, WI — Full Compass owner Susan Lipp was honored by Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) with their Woman of Achievement Award.  Lipp was one of four women chosen statewide, earning recognition for her role in creating the fourth-largest woman-owned business in Wisconsin and for leadership of many non-profit and charitable organizations.

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Eurovision Setup Includes 11 Consoles for Lighting, Video

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Eurovision 2013 photo by Ralph LarmannMALMO, Sweden — The 58th annual Eurovision Song Contest featured top singers from 39 countries competing at Malmo Arena here May 14-16 before the finals were broadcast live to the world May 18. Ola Melzig served as technical director, overseeing lighting, sound, staging, rigging, automation, LED, projection and pyro. Eleven grandMA2 light consoles and 22 media servers controlled the extensive video elements and lighting rig, which included close to 1,400 fixtures. Add a comment

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PAL Show Returns to Toronto for 2013

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The PAL ShowTORONTO – The Music Industries Association of Canada (MIAC) has announced the preliminary details for the 12th annual PAL Show. This year’s show will take place Sept. 8-9, 2013, at the International Centre in Toronto. Exhibits will feature the latest in recording, live sound, broadcast, contracting, video and lighting products and services. Both show days will feature educational seminars as well as networking events, industry approved training programs, show specials and live demonstrations.

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