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Ultimate Eagles Tour U.K. with Elation Platinum Beams and Spots

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The Ultimate Eagles toured the U.K. with Elation Platinum Beams and Spots. Photo by Marty Moffatt shows the band performing at Cheltenham Town Hall, September 21, 2014CHELTENHAM, U.K. — Eagles tribute band The Ultimate Eagles marked the 20th anniversary of the Eagles’ album, When Hell Froze Over, with a special tour of the U.K.  The tour rig included Elation Platinum Beam 5R and Platinum Spot 5R Pro moving heads. Pacific Sound & Light provided the gear. The band is pictured here performing at Cheltenham Town Hall in late September.

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InfoComm’s “Networking for the AV Industry” Event Set for Dec. 9-11 in London

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InfoComm’s “Networking for the AV Industry” Event Set for Dec. 9-11 in LondonLONDON — InfoComm International, organizer of various educational programs for the AV industry, announced plans for another of its “Networking for the AV Industry” events, set to take place here Dec. 9-11, 2014. AMX by Harman is the principal sponsor of the three—day intensive course. Add a comment

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Manufacturers Honored for Innovation in London

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Clay Paky's Pio Nahum accepted the Gottelier Award on behalf of the late Pasquale (Paky) Quadri, founder of Clay Paky. The company was also honored for its new Mythos hybrid moving light fixture.LONDON — In addition to the Gottelier Award, given posthumously to Pasquale “Paky” Quadri, founder of Clay Paky, and accepted by Pio Nahum, pictured here, a number of manufacturers were honored for product innovation at PLASA 2014. They included (with products in parentheses) Clay Paky (Mythos), Elation (Sniper), Philips Vari-Lite (VL4000 Spot), Philips Strand Lighting (Emergency DMX Bypass Switch), GDS (ArcLamp), RC4 Wireless (DMX4dim Series 3), Neutrik (XIRIUM X) and  Robe (BMFL). This year, the optional Gold Award was also presented, to LumenRadio for its CRMXchip. The awards ceremony was held Oct. 7, 2014.

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Behind the Scenes UK Launched at PLASA 2014

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Amber Etra, winner of the Third Prize, a £500 hotel voucher, with John Simpson, Chair of the Behind the Scenes UK Board of TrusteesLONDON — The industry stepped up at PLASA 2014 to care for its own by supporting Behind the Scenes UK, the new charity that will provide financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals in need due to serious illness or injury. Through its raffle and other charitable donations, the charity received close to £40,000. Pictured here is White Light's John Simpson, who also serves as chair of the Behind the Scenes UK Board of Trustees, with Amber Etra, winner of the Third Prize, a £500 hotel voucher. The Second Prize  (£1,000 Amazon gift card) went to Phil Hurley of Stage Sound Services Ltd in Cardiff. The First Prize was won by an American - Jerome Dunn of StageLight in Texas.

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Chichester Festival Theatre Renovates with Charcoalblue Assist

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Chichester Festival Theatre Renovates with Charcoalblue AssistCHICHESTER, UK -- Stephen Sondheim's Gypsy is playing at the renewed Chichester Festival Theatre this month following a £22 million refurbishment project by architects Haworth Tompkins and theatre design consultant Charcoalblue. Add a comment

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Stageco Supports Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga One-Off in Belgium

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed in Brussels in late September, as their collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek, was being released.BRUSSELS – Stageco supported a special one-off performance staged at the Grand Place here on the eve of the release of the Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek. Add a comment

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White Light Adds SGM G-Spots to Inventory

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G-Spots in action at Horse Guards Parade Ground. Photo by MPP Image Creation/Spectra DMC.LONDON — White Light, based here, has added SGM’s IP65-rated LED G-Spot fixtures to its inventory. The fixtures, which make use of an 850W RGBY LED light source, were used an event for a legal consortium at Westminster Abbey and Horse Guards Parade Ground, pictured here. The G-Spots join other SGM fixtures in White Light’s inventory, including the P-5 washlights acquired by White Light last year. Add a comment

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Pool Lighting at Spanish Resort Controlled with LightMouse LM 5

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Pool Lighting at Spanish Resort Controlled with LightMouse LM 5VALENCIA, Spain — For the pool area at Las Arenas Hotel-Spa here, José García from Sistec Lite used Work Pro’s LightMouse LM 5 to control the architectural lighting in the area.

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White Light Provides ETC LED Fixtures for Royal Court Theatre

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Pictured here, “The Wolf From the Door” at Royal Court Theatre. Photo by Stephen CummiskeyLONDON — When London’s Royal Court Theatre (RCT) sought to upgrade their existing lighting stock they turned to White Light for more than 50 of ETC’s Source Four LED Series 2 Profile fixtures across two venue spaces. LDs Peter Mumford and James Farncombe were the first to make use of the new energy-efficient fixtures. “Now is the right time to invest in LED,” noted Jack Williams, RCT’s head of lighting. Pictured here, a scene from The Wolf From the Door.

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Ricky Martin Tour Looks Including Nexus Fixtures, Effects

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Ricky Martin Tour Looks Including Nexus 4x4, Next NXT-1 Pixel Mapping EffectsMEXICO CITY — The lighting crew for Ricky Martin’s latest tour are making good use of the pixel-mapping capabilities of Chauvet Professional’s Nexus 4x4 and Next NXT-1 panel fixtures. The Nexus panels are arrayed in various-sized wall configurations upstage; the Next NXT-1 panels are used with the geometric overhead truss.

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