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The Academy Nightclub in Canberra, Australia Adds Robe Fixtures, Reduces Power Needs

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The Academy Nightclub in Canberra, Australia Adds Robe Fixtures, Reduces Power NeedsCANBERRA, Australia – The large Academy nightclub, based here, has been equipped with Robe moving lights. The installation, which triples the previous moving light fixture count, yet chops the power usage in half, includes LEDWash 600s, DLS Spots and Pointes, all from the ROBIN series - eight of each. “We are hearing plenty of comments saying that the club is completely new,” said LD Darren Russell, even though only the lighting rig has changed.

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Lighting Gear for Emley Moor Mast Provided by HSL

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EMLEY, U.K. - Rental specialist HSL supplied equipment for "Control t’force," a light art installation created by LD James Bawn, that illuminated the 330 meter high Emley Moor Mast here, the tallest freestanding structure in the U.K. HSL supplied A&O Technology Falcon 6000 searchlights, Robe CitySkape Xtreme LED floods, Chroma-Q Color Force 48 LED battens and Clay Paky Sharpys and a custom Luminex fiber optic system.

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George Benson UK Tour Supported by White Light

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White Light provided a complete lighting package for George Benson's 2014 UK Tour. The lighting rig is based around a core of Martin Professional Mac Viper Profiles – while also incorporating conventional fixtures. In addition to fixtures, White Light provided followspots, control, power distribution, effects, and consumables to for the tour. “The Mac Viper Profiles were a great choice,” LD Simon Tutchener said. ”They give a nice bright beam and are very responsive. They offered a lot of flexibility overall.”

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London Grammar U.K. Tour Lit with Clay Paky Gear

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London Grammar U.K. Tour Lit with Clay Paky GearLONDON - LD Steven Bewley is using a primarily Clay Paky rig to light trip-hop trio London Grammar for the band’s current U.K. tour. The rig includes 36 Sharpy, 8 Sharpy Wash, 16 A.leda B-EYE, 18 Alpha Spot 1500 HPE and 16 A.Leda K5 Wash fixtures.

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Radio Italia Live in Milan Lit with B-EYEs, Other Clay Paky Fixtures

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Radio Italia Live in Milan Lit with B-EYEs, Other Clay Paky FixturesMILAN, Italy - "Radio Italia Live" has emerged as an annual showcase for Italian performers since the extravaganza was first staged in 2012 to mark Radio Italia's 30th anniversary. Designer Giancarlo Toscani opted to make Clay Paky's A.leda B-EYEs a big part of the 2014's event's lighting looks. They joined a rig that was also brightened with Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s, Alpha Spot HPE 700s, Alpha Wash 700s and Alpha Profile 1500s.

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The Knight of Illumination Awards To Be Held at The Troxy in East London

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The TroxyLONDON — Organizers of the annual Knight of Illumination (KOI) awards, to be held Oct. 5, 2014 during PLASA London, announced a new venue for this year's ceremony: The Troxy, an Art Deco theatre and concert venue in East London. The venue, originally built as one of the largest cinemas in 1930's England, is a grade II listed building that has played host to such 1940s-era standouts as the Andrews Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn to, in more recent years, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and electro-pop trio London Grammar. This year's event, the seventh annual ceremony, is being organized by the ALD, Ambersphere, Clay Paky and the STLD.

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Lightconverse Offers Workshops in Shanghai and Guangzhou, China

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CHINA - Lightconverse held a series of workshops featuring the company's lighting visualization software products in Shanghai and Guangzhou earlier this year.

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Serious Stages on Tour With Elton John

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Serious Stages supported Sir Elton John's show at Leigh Sports Village Stadium, Manchester, U.K.LONDON - Serious Stages, which first worked with Elton John in 2012, has once again been entrusted to provide the staging for concerts in two newly built sports stadia, Leigh Sports Village Stadium, Manchester (the setup for the June 21 concert is pictured here) and Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium (June 29). Tour promoter Marshall Arts has supported Sir Elton in finding new venues away from the usual touring circuit to take his music to the fans.

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PRG Provides Lighting, Rigging and Crew Solution for Arcade Fire at Earls Court

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PRG Provides Lighting, Rigging and Crew Solution for Arcade Fire at Earls Court LONDON — PRG UK worked with Arcade Fire's design team and touring and production management to supply the lighting, rigging and crew package for the indie rockers' headline European Tour, including their shows at Earls Court in June.

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Jakarta’s Colosseum Club Relies on Madrix LED Control Solution

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Jakarta’s Colosseum Club Relies on Madrix LED Control SolutionJAKARTA, Indonesia – With a footprint exceeding 10,000 square feet (1,000 square meters) and a 50+-foot ceiling (16 meters), the Colosseum Club lives up to its name in terms of sheer size. To add new energy inside, club operators 1001 have relocated their operation within the space, and LEDsControl provided an elaborate lighting design that relies on a Madrix LED control solution. Add a comment

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