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coolux To Host Real-Time Tracking Event Nov. 7

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COLOGNE, Germany – coolux will host an event focusing on real-time tracking applications for  users of its Pandoras Box family of products at the company’s facility at Richard-Byrd-Str. 19, 50829; Cologne, Germany on Nov. 7. The event promises to have a relaxed networking atmosphere along with the presentations and will take place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Add a comment

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White Light Provides National Theatre of Scotland with New Lighting Gear

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GLASGOW, Scotland – For the National Theatre of Scotland, based here, White Light provided new lighting and control gear including Martin MAC Vipers, Auras and a new ETC Gio console for current and future productions. The 2014 season includes performances of The Tin Forest and The James Plays.

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Lighting for Invictus Games Events Controlled via Avolites Tiger Touch II Consoles

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Lighting for Invictus Games Events Controlled via Avolites Tiger Touch II Consoles. LONDON – LD Matt Mawdsley specified Avolites Tiger Touch II consoles to control the lighting for inaugural Invictus Games, which were held mainly at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London from Sept. 10-14. Stage Electrics in Bristol provided the gear.

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Le Maitre Announces Enhancements in U.K.-Based Pyro Production

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PETERBOROUGH, U.K. – Le Maitre noted recently that its increased investment in pyro factory here is yielding an increase in the quantity and quality of its pyro products, with less fallout material, more consistent colors, and reformulated magnesium compositions to keep environmental impact to a minimum.

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M'era Luna Festival Features Covenant, Lit with SGM Gear

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Covenant on stage. Copyright: Dani Vorndran, black-cat-net.deHILDESHEIM, Germany – The annual M’era Luna Festival, staged Aug. 9 at a former British Army airbase here, featured its usual mix of goth, metal and industrial music with headliners including Marilyn Manson, Paradise Lost and In Extremo. But this year’s lineup also included Covenant, an electronic dance band from Sweden, into the lineup. LD Stephan Aue and lighting operator Rico Münzer used LED gear from SGM to light the group’s synth-pop stylings.

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Rock in Rio’s Return to Portugal in 2014 Included GLP Gear for Main Stage Façade

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Rock in Rio’s Return to Portugal in 2014 Included GLP Gear for Main Stage FaçadeLISBON, Portugal — Rock in Rio may have gotten its start in Rio, with festivals staged there in 1985, 1991, 2001, 2011 and 2013, but the music festival has been able to successfully export its event overseas, with six events in Lisbon, Portugal (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014) and three in Madrid, Spain (2008, 2010 and 2012). A 2015 event is set for the U.S. (Las Vegas). Add a comment

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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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Lady Gaga Tour Stop in Tel Aviv Goes On as Planned

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TEL AVIV – Although big concerts planned for Tel Aviv this summer have been cancelled, starting with a July 17 Neil Young/Crazy Horse appearance that was canceled by police out of safety concerns, Lady Gaga’s artRave: the ArtPop Ball tour stop at the same outdoor Tel Aviv site, Hayarkon Park, went on as planned. Add a comment

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Elation Platinum BX and Platinum SBX Debut with Summer Youth Olympic Games in China

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Elation Professional’s new Platinum BX beam and hybrid Platinum SBX moving heads debuted with the opening ceremony of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, China on Aug 16.NANJING, China — Elation Professional’s new Platinum BX beam and hybrid Platinum SBX moving heads debuted with the opening ceremony of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games held here on Aug 16. LD Sha Xiao Lan used 400 Platinum BX and SBX fixtures. Beijing Fengshang Shiji Culture Art Co., Ltd. served as production company for the event. Add a comment

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2014 Masada Opera Festival Lit with Martin Fixtures

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2014 Masada Opera Festival Rig Includes Martin GearMASADA, Israel — The fifth annual Masada Opera Festival, held at the foot of Mount Masada, featured Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata opera for an audience of thousands over the course of six days. Lighting director Bogumil Palewicz, who worked with stage director Michal Znaniecki and set designer Luigi Scoglio on the project, used Martin’s MAC Aura LED Wash, MAC Quantum Wash, MAC III Performance, MAC Viper Profile, MAC Viper Performance and MAC Viper Beam moving head fixtures to light the stage and MAC III AirFX fixtures for the surrounding area. The production company involved with the project was Israel’s Stage Design Israel.

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