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U.K.-Based Rental Company Siyan Expands Robe Inventory

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U.K.-Based Rental Company Siyan Expands Robe Inventory HIGH WYCOMBE, U.K. – Siyan, a lighting rental company based here, expanded its stock of Robe fixtures earlier this year with the addition of Robe Pointes and more LEDBeam 100 moving lights. The fixtures were quickly deployed on a variety of projects right after they were delivered by Robe UK.

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The Phantom of the Opera Opens in Estonia; Lighting Rig Includes Robe Gear

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The Phantom of the Opera Opens in Estonia; Lighting Rig Includes Robe Gear. Photos by Louise SticklandTARTU, Estonia — The Vanemuine Theatre here recently debuted its version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Phantom of The Opera. Pallé Palme specified more than 100 Robe moving lights in the rig, including 50 LEDWash 1200s, 20 LEDWash 600s and 24 MMX Spots and eight ROBIN 600E Spots, all from Robe’s Robin series. The rig also includes four Robe DigitalSpot 7000 DTs, which are used for projecting mapped video onto the various scenic pieces. Add a comment

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U.K. Retail Trading Group Gala Lit by dbn

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dbn lit Co-Operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG)’s 2014 Supporters Awards and gala dinner event. Photo by David Lake PhotographyMANCHESTER, U.K. — Lighting specialist dbn was once again involved in the production on behalf of Co-Operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG)’s annual Supporters Awards and gala dinner event, staged at the city’s Manchester Central venue.

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RG Light Services Turns to wysiwyg for Outdoor Dance Festival

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RG Light Services Turns to wysiwyg for the 26th Gedinne Open Air outdoor dance event in Belgium.GEDINNE, Belgium – From concept to design to pre-cueing to execution, all lighting for the 26th Gedinne Open Air outdoor dance event here was created by RG Light Service using the wysiwyg R33 lighting design software suite from CAST Software. An actual photo of the event is shown alongside the wysiwyg rendering (at left).
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White Light Adds CORE Lighting ColourPoints to Rental Stock

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 CORE Lighting ColourPoint fixtures in use at Cheltenham Town Hall. Photo by Anne Marie RandallLONDON — White Light customers can now rent ColourPoint uplighters directly from White Light. The London based lighting supplier has added more than 100 new CORE Lighting ColourPoint uplighters to its rental stock, further expanding the company’s range of all-weather event lighting.

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2014 PLASA Show Report

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PLASA returned to London’s ExCeL center from October 5 to 8, 2014.  Photo by George PetersenLONDON — PLASA ranks as one of the premier shows of its kind, presenting groundbreaking technology to an international audience of pro audio, lighting and stage technology experts. Here are some highlights from this year’s event, staged for the second year at London’s ExCeL Convention Center.

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Martin Announces MAC TW1 Fixture Refurbishment Program

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Martin Announces MAC TW1 Fixture Refurbishment Program AARHUS, Denmark —Harman’s Martin Professional announced the return of its MAC TW1 Tungsten wash light as a certified refurbished product to satisfy the global demands of lighting professionals. All Martin MAC TW1 refurbished fixtures will bear a “pre-owned /certified by Martin” label and meet the same performance standards and quality level of new Martin products. Add a comment

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Paines Plough's Portable Roundabout Theatre Using Avolites Console for 627 LEDs in Roof Panels

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Lighting programmer Peter Small specified the Sapphire Touch to program, control, and pixel map the 627 LEDs in the complex panels built into the touring venue's roof.EDINBURGH, U.K. — Theatre company Paines Plough's portable Roundabout Theatre has been popping up for performances around the U.K., including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this past summer. Lighting programmer Peter Small opted for Avolites’ Sapphire Touch console to generate pixel mapped effects using 627 LEDs in panels built into the touring venue’s roof.

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16 Killed, 11 Injured at K-Pop Concert; Festival Safety Official Takes Own Life

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SEONGNAM, South Korea — As a crowd of about 700 gathered Oct. 17 near an outdoor stage featuring different K-pop bands, some spectators hopped over a short wall to stand on a ventilation grate. The grate and 27 spectators fell more than 60 feet to an underground parking area. Fourteen died on site; two others succumbed from injuries later. The remaining 11 were severely injured.

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Slovenian Castle Lit with Robe CitySource 96s

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Pictured here is Tomaz Novak, Ljubljana Castle’s technical manager, with MK Light Sound’s Dean Karov and the Robe CitySource 96s.LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Ljubljana Castle, which dates back to the 12th century, is one of the landmark attractions of Slovenia. Robe distributor MK Light Sound provided the castle’s caretakers with Robe CitySource 96 LED flood fixtures to light the courtyard for summer evenings and various events. Pictured here is Tomaz Novak, Ljubljana Castle’s technical manager, with MK Light Sound’s Dean Karov and the CitySource 96s.

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