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Bastille Tour LD Relies upon Avolites and Avolites Media Gear

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LD Jamie Thompson is using an Avolites and Avolites Media system for U.K.-based rockers Bastille's tour.CALGARY, AB, Canada - LD Jamie Thompson is using an Avolites and Avolites Media system for U.K.-based rockers Bastille's tour. Thompson is using Avolites Sapphire Touch as his main control console, with backup console Avolites Tiger Touch Pro. For the show's projection mapping Thompson specified two Avolites Media Ai Infinity 4 Media Servers, one main and one backup, with full redundancy at every point.

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Meizhou Dongpo Turns to LEDSource for First U.S. Restaurant's Lighting Design

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LOS ANGELES - For its first restaurant in the U.S., Meizhou Dongpo Chinese Restaurant worked with LED Source's Gavin Cooper and Lee Braddock on a design that turns ceilings and walls into expressive canvases of color. The design scheme also incorporates 475 lit vases set in glass-lined cubby holes along interior walls.

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Winter Paralympics Ceremony Rig Includes Clay Paky B-Eye, Other Gear

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Winter Paralympics Ceremony Rig Includes Clay Paky B-Eye, Other GearSOCHI, Russia - For the Winter Paralympic Games, LD Durham Marenghi used a lighting rig originally specified for the Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies to create a dramatic new design. “Most of the equipment was supplied and installed by PRG and the system already, included a large array of Sharpys and Sharpy Washes. We added some Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1500 and A.leda B-Eye K10 for specific tasks in the Paralympics,” he said.

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Estonian TV Song Competition Lit with Robe Fixtures

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LD Rene Johve's design for The Song of Estonia competition, whose winner represents the country in the Eurovision Song Contest, used more 80 Robe moving lights, including 32 Robin PointesTALLINN, Estonia - LD Rene Johve's design for The Song of Estonia competition, whose winner represents the country in the Eurovision Song Contest, used more 80 Robe moving lights, including 32 Robin Pointes. The Pointes were used to create the core look and feel of most of the major lighting scenes in conjunction with the set lighting. 

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Clay Paky’s Pasquale Quadri Receives 2014 MIPA/PIPA Lifetime Achievement Award

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Clay Paky’s Pasquale Quadri Receives 2014 MIPA/PIPA Lifetime Achievement AwardFRANKFURT, Germany — Pasquale Quadri, founder and chairman of Bergamo-based Clay Paky SpA, received the lifetime achievement prize at the MIPA/PIPA awards on March 13 during Prolight + Sound.

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New Club in Melbourne, Australia Installs Martin Rush Fixtures

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MELBOURNE, Australia - The Emerson, an entertainment venue here that offers patrons dining, drinking and dancing options, is also adding visual flash with Martin Rush lighting fixtures sourced via Australian distributor Show Technology. South West Solutions designed and installed a system that includes six MH2 Wash, four MH1 Profile and four MH3 Beam fixtures, with a control solution that includes Martin M-PC V3 controller software accessed via a touch screen along with a M2PC control surface for live control.

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SGM Honors German Rental Company for 1,000th P-5 Wash Light Order

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Pictured here, from left, are Thorsten Sattler (SGM Deutschland), Hans Günter Dünkel (Motion Light) and Michael Herweg (SGM Deutschland).FRANKFURT, Germany - At this year’s Prolight+Sound Show, Hans Günter Dünkel from Motion in Fürth, Germany received a special award to commemorate the purchase of their 1000th SGM P-5 wash light. Pictured here, from left, are Thorsten Sattler (SGM Deutschland), Hans Günter Dünkel (Motion Light) and Michael Herweg (SGM Deutschland). Add a comment

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ChainMaster Celebrates 20 Years Serving the Staging Industry

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EILENBURG, Germany - ChainMaster Bühnentechnik GmbH, based here, recently celebrated 20 years since the introduction of the first VBG70-certified chain-hoist controller for the entertainment production industry.

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Robe for Olympic Park Sochi in Prague

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic - AV Media added to the festive look of Prague’s hilltop Letná Park area during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics with a lighting installation that included more than 100 Robe moving lights. Olympijsky Park Soci-Letna 2014 was also the first big event for Cesko Sportuje, an initiative launched by the Czech Olympic Committee to promote a healthy lifestyle especially for children.

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Failure of Century-Old “Wadding Ties” Implicated in Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse

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LONDON — An investigation has determined that wooden ceiling frames held up by cloth and plaster ceiling ties since 1901 gave way in the Dec. 19, 2013 partial ceiling collapse at London's historic Apollo Theatre, according to news reports. Add a comment

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