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Adel Tawil European Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky, MA Lighting Gear

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Adel Tawil European Tour Rig Includes Clay Paky, MA Lighting GearBERLIN, Germany — Adel Tawil has been touring recently with a lighting design by Bertil Mark (art director), JoJo Tilmann (image director) and Justus Molthan (lighting director), who together form LesUrbanProgressives. The tour rig includes 25 Clay Paky Sharpy Beams and 16 Sharpy Washes along with a control setup that includes two full size grandMA2 consoles, one grandMA2 light, two grandMA2 fader wings and four Network Processing Units (NPUs).

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LD Toby Hoggarth Uses Avolites Gear for Angus and Julia Stone in London

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LD Toby Hoggarth Uses Avolites Gear for Angus and Julia Stone in LondonLONDON — The Stones performed at Wilton’s Music Hall here recently, and the concert sold to capacity — with the audience knowing full well that they were paying to see an Australia-based brother and sister folk-pop duo, Angus and Julia Stone — not the legendary British rock group. LD Toby Hoggarth controlled the lighting rig with an Avolites Titan Mobile and Fader Wing. Add a comment

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Dutch Rental Company Adds LEDWash 800s to Robe Inventory

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Akim Bwefar has strong ties with Robe and most recently added LEDWash 800s to his company's rental inventory.ZWOLLE, The Netherlands — Bwefar, a rental company based here, supports a variety of events, specializing in rentals for auto shows. Led by Akim Bwefar, pictured here, the company has strong ties with Robe. Bwefar’s most recent Robe purchase: a batch of LEDWash 800 fixtures, which Bwefar calls “a small fixture with a serious amount of output.” He also credited Robe’s distributor, Controllux, for its service and support. Add a comment

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Bootsy Collins and Band Lit with D.T.S. Fixtures at Fiest’a Sète 2014

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Bootsy Collins and Band Lit with D.T.S. Fixtures at Fiest’a Sète 2014SÈTE, France – Bootsy Collins and his accompanying band brought their brand of funk to the French Riviera with their performance at Fiest’a Sète 2014 here in August, performing songs off Collins’ most recent album, Tha Funk Capital of the World. LD Jean Marc Jolive’s lighting design included Max L and Wonder fixtures from D.T.S. Lighting.

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Green Hippo’s Internship Program Continues

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LONDON — Green Hippo noted that it is continuing with its internship program, which it launched two years ago, and has appointed two new trainees: Bella Reid from Brunel University; and Aleks Ivanov from Newham College and City University. Add a comment

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Elation Gear Lights University of Bonn Buildings on Science Night

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Elation Gear Lights University of Bonn Buildings on Science NightBONN, Germany – For “Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht,” or “Science Night Bonn,” a biennial celebration of the sciences at the University of Bonn here, the school’s Event Management Department had an artistic idea: to create a “bridge of light beams” linking two key buildings on campus. After visiting Elation’s Dutch showroom, Sebastian Pagen incorporated Elation Platinum Beam 5R Extremes into the design for the late May event. Pagen worked with programmer and lighting operator Pierre Weber from Specialight Eventtechnic on the project. Add a comment

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Dutch Theatre Upgrades with New Robe Fixtures

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Controllux recently upgraded the Theater Markant in UDEN, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands with a new lighting system that includes Robe fixtures.UDEN, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands — The Theater Markant, based here, is a municipally run theatre space that features a variety of original and touring productions. Controllux recently upgraded it with a new lighting system that includes Robe fixtures. The new lighting rig, designed by Controllux’s Kuno Van Velzen, includes Robe’s Actor LED fixtures, LEDWash 300s, LEDWash 600s and LEDBeam 100 moving lights — all from Robe’s ROBIN series - together with Robe LEDForce 18 PARs. Add a comment

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Russian City’s Street Festival Stage Gets ETC Cobalt Support

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For a major street festival drawing close to 10,000 to the main stage set up in this city in northwestern Russia in June, Ivan Malakhov of SMK provided ETC’s Cobalt 20 console for the event’s headliner, Bravo, along with local dance acts and orchestra ensemblesPETROZAVODSK, Russia — For a major street festival drawing close to 10,000 to the main stage set up in this city in northwestern Russia in June, Ivan Malakhov of SMK provided ETC’s Cobalt 20 console for the event’s headliner, Bravo, along with local dance acts and orchestra ensembles. The event marked 70 years since the liberation of the city from Finnish armed forces.

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Temporary Set for Hotel M TV Show in Belgium Lit with Robe Fixtures

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Temporary Set for Hotel M TV Show in Belgium Lit with Robe Fixtures. Photos by Louise SticklandROESELARE and KNOKKE-HEIST, Belgium -- Belgian talk show host Marcel Vanthilt took Hotel M, his Flemish TV show, to both these Belgian cities for a number of weeks this summer.  Pièce Montée’s temporary Hotel M set was constructed as the studio facility and backdrop to the daily magazine program broadcast on national TV channel EEN, concluding each evening with a live music performance on a set lit with 35 Robe Robin LEDWash 300s. Belgian LD Michiel Milbou specified the gear. Add a comment

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ESL Provides D.T.S. Titan FC Fixtures for French Palace in Versailles

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ESL Provides D.T.S. Titan FC Fixtures for French Palace in Versailles. Photo courtesy of D.T.S. by Jerome BernosVERSAILLES, France – The Palace of Versailles, home to France’s royals and aristocrats from 1682 until the French revolution of 1789, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an architectural marvel, drawing close to 5.9 visitors annually, according to Travel & Leisure Magazine. D.T.S. notes that French production company ESL has provided 100 of its Titan FC LED fixtures to light various buildings within the palace complex. Crews will be able to benefit from the colorimetric properties and light output the IP65-rated fixtures for special events, and their IP65 rating makes them suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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