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Singapore Celebrates Vibrant SG50 National Day with Aid from Robe

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For SG50, Singapore's 50th Anniversary, Dick Lee directed the National Day Parade (NDP) in the Padang, right in the heart of the city, with a design by Javier Tanrations that included 350 Robe BMFL Blades supplied by Showtec Communications Pte Ltd. Photo by Louise SticklandSINGAPORE - For SG50, Singapore's 50th Anniversary, Dick Lee directed the National Day Parade (NDP) in the Padang, right in the heart of the city, with a design by Javier Tanrations that included 350 Robe BMFL Blades supplied by Showtec Communications Pte Ltd.

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Philips Lighting Brands On Display at Mediatech Africa 2015

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Philips' Martin Palmer supported the DWR team on stand to offer visitors in-depth product knowledge and demos.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Philips' entertainment lighting brands Vari-Lite and Strand Lighting, along with the Showline product range, were on display for the three-day Mediatech Africa exhibition in Johannesburg. Philips' Martin Palmer, pictured here, supported the DWR Distribution team on stand to offer visitors in-depth product knowledge and demos. Philips exhibited the Vari-Lite VL4000 Series, Strand Lighting NEO and 500ML Consoles and the Showline SL NITRO 510 and 510C LED strobes.

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The Scorpions, Other Acts Perform on German TV Show, Lit with Ayrton Fixtures

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Gerdon chose 24 Ayrton IntelliPix-R panels, 24 Ayrton  MagicPanel-R fixtures, 16 Ayrton NandoBeam-S3 moving heads and 6 giant Ayrton MagicRing-R9 units. Pictured here are the Scorpions. Photo by Ralph LarmannMUNICH, Germany - For Verstehen sie Spass, a ‘hidden camera’ television series of two live and two recorded shows, the format included music performed by The Scorpions;  Germany’s 2015 Eurovision representative, Ann Sophie; and baritone crooner, Marc Marshall. LD Thomas Gerdon included Ayrton lighting fixtures to light the live broadcast from Munich’s Bavaria Studios no 9 in April.

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T in the Park Festival Visuals Rely on Hippotizer from Green Hippo

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Green Hippo noted that Lanz Short, content designer and programmer, had relied on its Hippotizer technologies for visuals seen at the T in the Park festival, which ran from July 10-12. Green Hippo also interviewed Short and provided a brief Q&A with the content designer. Pictured here is a moment from Twin Atlantic's performance on the Radio1 stage.PERTH, Scotland - Green Hippo noted that Lanz Short, content designer and programmer, had relied on its Hippotizer technologies for visuals seen at the T in the Park festival, which ran from July 10-12. Green Hippo also interviewed Short and provided a brief Q&A with the content designer. Pictured here is a moment from Twin Atlantic's performance on the Radio1 stage.

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CPL Helps Create Bright Summer Festival Vibes

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CPL Helps Create Bright Summer Festival VibesBRISTOL, UK – CPL  provided technical production – sound and lighting – for production company Bright who produced a very successful micro festival event for a specialist energy company. Staged on the Mojo Active site at Cribb’s Causeway, Bristol, UK, the CPL team of six led by Mike Radford supplied equipment to the one day event, bringing their experience and talents of working on high profile festival events like Glastonbury and BoomTown to the field.

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Strictly Ballroom the Musical Tours Australia with GLP impression X4 Fixtures

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LD Hugh Vanstone included GLP impression X4s in the show's rig. Head Electrician Ben Wilcocks is pictured with the fixture here.SYDNEY – Since premiering with a flourish of sequins and feathers in Sydney back in April 2014, Strictly Ballroom the Musical has been touring Australia, currently residing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. The musical is produced by the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, including director and co-writer, Baz Luhrmann and set and costume designer, Catherine Martin. LD Hugh Vanstone included GLP impression X4s in the show's rig. Head Electrician Ben Wilcocks is pictured with the fixture here.

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Mark Knopfler Hits the Road with Nexus Aw 7x7 Panels

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Mark Knopfler Hits the Road with Nexus Aw 7x7 PanelsNOTTINGHAM, UK - Currently on the road until the end of October, the Mark Knopfler & Band tour brings all-time Dire Straits and Knopfler classics such as "Sultans of Swing" and "Brothers in Arms" to packed arenas throughout Europe and North America. LD Mark Henderson's tour rig includes 22 Nexus Aw 7x7 panels from Chauvet Professional.

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UK's National Theatre Using Advances in Show Control Automation with Eos Ti, OSC and Ableton Live

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The National's production of Everyman is lit by Paul Anderson, with a set design by Ian MacNeil, video design by Tal Rosner and sound design by Paul Arditti. Photo by Richard Hubert Smith.LONDON – The National Theatre's production of Everyman is lit by Paul Anderson, with a set design by Ian MacNeil, video design by Tal Rosner and sound design by Paul Arditti. Dan Murfin, the lighting control supervisor at The National, is using features in the new v2.3 software and an Eos Ti desk along with Ableton Live to turn the parameters of the actor’s voice into OSC commands in real time.

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White Light Deploys Recently Acquired MAC Aura XB, Brolyte S36PRA Truss on Variety of Events Proving

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White Light's new Prolyte truss was first used by White Light on the recent UK Tour of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, produced by BBC Worldwide and Vision Nine. Photo by Sam Neill Photography.LONDON - After adding Prolyte S36PRA truss to its inventory, White Light has used it for a variety of shows and events. The truss was first used by White Light on the recent UK Tour of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, produced by BBC Worldwide and Vision Nine (pictured here). The company has also put its recently acquired Martin MAC Aura XB fixtures to work at big events including the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House.

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Manchester International Festival’s 10x10 event lit by dbn

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Manchester based lighting and visual specialists dbn provided lighting and visuals for the 10x10 Day and Night event. Photo by Decoy Media.MANCHESTER,UK - The ‘10x10' Day & Night’ event at the Manchester International Festival, featured two special evenings energized with 12 hours of non-stop pumping music, great DJs and live music plus the very best dance vibes to mark 10 years in the city for both the Warehouse Project (WHP) and the biennial Manchester International festival (MIF). Manchester based lighting and visual specialists dbn, working for these two regular clients –– supplied lighting and visuals.

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