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Bad Uncles' Big Gig in Germany Includes Avolites Media Servers

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Bad Uncles' Big Gig in Germany Includes Avolites Media ServersMANNHEIM, Germany — German rock band Böhse Onkelz (Bad Uncles) performed a reunion show on one of the largest stages ever constructed in Europe. The event was staged at the Hockenheimring race track, south of Mannheim, and drew close to 200,000 fans. On stage were four 35-meter high LED towers, spanning over one hundred meters, which were pixel mapped with an assist from Avolites Media’s Ai S8 HD media servers provided by Einstein and Sons.

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Puppet Theater in Slovenia Expands, Adds to its Collection of Robe Fixtures

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Puppet Theater in Slovenia Expands, Adds to its Collection of Robe Fixtures. Housed in a building once affiliated with a Minorite monastery dating back to 1271, the venue added a 522-seat auditorium recently.MARIBOR, Slovenia — A puppet theater here, housed in a building once affiliated with a Minorite monastery dating back to 1271, added a 522-seat auditorium recently. The venue also expanded its inventory of Robe lighting fixtures.

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Vibiana Event Facility in Los Angeles Upgrades with Elation LED Fixtures

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Vibiana Event Facility in Los Angeles Upgrades with Elation LED FixturesLOS ANGELES — Vibiana, originally St. Vibiana, Los Angeles’ first Archdiocese Catholic cathedral and one of the city’s few remaining 19th century landmarks, was transformed into a full service event facility in the late 2000’s, and more recently has been outfitted with a new lighting system that includes Elation Professional LED fixtures.

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Lollapalooza LDs Get Support from Bandit Lites

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Lollapalooza LDs Get Support from Bandit Lites CHICAGO — 3SRcreative, the design firm comprised of lighting designers Seth Jackson and Nathan W. Scheuer, media/video director Brent Sandrock and project manager Jack Rushen, played a key role at this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park here Aug. 1-3, 2014. They also got a big assist from Bandit Lites, which provided lighting fixtures from Chauvet, Clay Paky, Martin, TMB/Solaris, Vari-Lite and their own GRNLite brand along with 140 motors, 2,000+ feet of truss and grandMA2 and HES Road Hog consoles for control.

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TLS Productions Announces Open House Event Sept. 23-24

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ANN ARBOR, MI — TLS Productions is holding an open house and new product showcase event at its headquarters here Sept. 23-24. The event will include lighting, rigging, AV and special effects product demos. Partnering vendors and brands include ETC, Creative Stage Lighting, High End Systems, Altman Lighting, Clay Paky, MDG, Robert Juliat, American DJ, Global Truss, Elation, Robe, Apollo, A.C.T Lighting, grandMA2, Stagemaker, LSC Lighting Systems, LynTec, Leprecon, AAdynTech, Martin/Harman, Total Structures, The Light Source, VMB and GLP. Add a comment

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Electrosonic Names Josh Cottrell System Consultant for the Entertainment Market

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Electrosonic Names Josh Cottrell System Consultant for the Entertainment MarketBURBANK, CA — Electrosonic names Josh Cottrell system consultant for sales. Cottrell, based in the company’s office here, will focus on Electrosonic’s Entertainment business that includes themed environments and attractions. He has more than 16 years of industry experience. Add a comment

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Absen Certified Engineer (ACE) Training Program Set for Oct. 15-17, 2014 in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, CA – From Oct 15 to 17, 2014, Absen American Inc. (Absen LED) is going to hold the sixth Absen Certified Engineer (ACE) training, in cooperation with Branam Enterprises here.  This is the third ACE training in the US. The first ACE training was held in Absen American facility in Orlando, FL in March with 17 participating companies and 38 trainees, and the second ACE training was held in April exclusively for Freeman Audiovisual in Dallas, TX with 28 participants.

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VISS Lighting ES 6/9/12 LED Curtain

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VISS Lighting ES 6/9/12 LED CurtainVISS Lighting’s ES 6/9/12 Series transparent LED curtain series, with pixel pitch options including P6 (6mm, pictured here), P9 (9mm) and P12 (12mm) available, is designed for applications including stage events, concerts, shows, weddings, clubs, bars and indoor/outdoor rental applications. Add a comment

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International News

La Production Adds Robe Fixtures to Rental Inventory

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From left, Elie Battah (general manager, Robe Middle East Trading LLC), Roger Bakhos (owner, La Production) and Elie Harfouche (chief technician, La Production)BEIRUT, Lebanon — La Production, owned and operated by Roger Bakhos (pictured here, center), is a lighting rental company based in Hazmieh, near Beirut. The company recently added 48 Robe LEDWash 600s to their inventory. Bakhos (center) is pictured here with Elie Battah, GM, Robe Middle East Trading LLC (left); and La Production chief technician Elie Harfouche (right).

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Marvel's Guardians Premiere Gets Visual Boost from Avolites Pixel Mapper

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Marvel's Guardians Premiere Gets Visual Boost from Avolites Pixel MapperLONDON – The London premiere of the Marvel superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy got a visual assist from Luke Edwards, who used his Avolites Tiger Touch II for effects that could be seen by the throngs drawn to the environs of the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square. The event featured stars including Vin Diesel (pictured here). They were interviewed on a specially created structure that included 20 x LED pixel tracks, amongst other fixtures.
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