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Courteeners U.K. Festival Gigs Lit with Robe Fixtures

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Courteeners U.K. Festival Gigs Lit with Robe Fixtures. Pictured here, the band performing at the Reading festival. Photo by Louise SticklandREADING and LEEDS, U.K. — U.K.-based indie rockers The Courteeners headlined the NME and Radio One stages for this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. Their LD, Dan Hill, specified a rig of Robe moving lights for the band, performing in support of their new studio album, Concrete Love. Siyan provided the gear for both events.

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Edinburgh Festival Crew Members Give ETC Nomad Puck a Try

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ETC’s recently-introduced Nomad Puck — a tiny, self-contained computer that takes the place of either an Eos-family or Cobalt-family lighting desk — was put through its paces at the Edinburgh Festival EDINBURGH, Scotland — ETC’s recently-introduced Nomad Puck — a tiny, self-contained computer that takes the place of either an Eos-family or Cobalt-family lighting desk — was put through its paces at the Edinburgh Festival here. Add a comment

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Macau Tower Wedding Banquet Hall Upgrade Includes Martin Gear

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A recent upgrade to the wedding banquet hall at Macau Tower here included a variety of Martin lighting equipment, including Martin MAC 350 Entour LED fixtures, MAC Auras, Rush PAR 2 RGBW Zoom cans, an M2GOTM lighting console and an iOS MAXRemote.MACAU, China – David McKinney, head of Harman China Operations, noted that the recent upgrade to the wedding banquet hall at Macau Tower here included a variety of Martin lighting equipment, including Martin MAC 350 Entour LED fixtures, MAC Auras, Rush PAR 2 RGBW Zoom cans, an M2GOTM lighting console and an iOS MAXRemote. Add a comment

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The Script Cancels Melbourne, Australia Show After Staging Mishap

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Irish pop-rock trio The Script canceled the show set for Oct. 11 after staging elements collapsed during setup prior to the show, according to reports. Although workers were on site at the horseracing track where the band had been scheduled to perform, no injuries were reported in the Oct. 10 mishap. "So sorry we can't play,” band members tweeted to fans after the accident. “The stage collapsed, thank God nobody was hurt. We'll be back soon.” Add a comment

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Pasquale Quadri Honored Posthumously with 2014 Gottelier Award

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Pasquale Quadri Honored Posthumously with 2014 Gottelier AwardLONDON — The late Pasquale ‘Paky’ Quadri, who founded Clay Paky in 1976, was honored posthumously with the 2014 Gottelier Award during a ceremony at PLASA 2014 here earlier this month. The award honors members of the industry who have made significant and sustained contributions to the advancement of event, entertainment or installation technology.

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Seventh Knight of Illumination Awards Winners Announced

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Seventh Knight of Illumination Awards Winners Announced LONDON — The seventh Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI), held at the at the Troxy Theatre here on Oct. 5, honored the creative achievements of lighting and video professionals working on shows across the U.K. The awards, organized by The Society of Television & Lighting Design (STLD), The Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), Clay Paky and Ambersphere Solutions, included touring, television and theatrical lighting and video design categories. LD Mark Jonathan served as host at the event.

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Childish Gambino Performance in London Lit with Vari-Lite Gear

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Childish Gambino London show lit with Philips Vari-Lite fixturesLONDON - US rapper Childish Gambino's recent London show used 18 VL3000 Wash luminaires and 16 VL2000 spots. "Childish Gambino's show is very theatrical, not a typical rap concert," explains LD Sarah Landau. "The visual design is focused on projections - four 20K projectors mapped onto an upstage screen, a downstage scrim, side columns, and stage set pieces. The Vari-Lite luminaires illuminated the artists without obstructing or washing out any of the projections, as well as matched their colours and textures to create a cohesive environment onstage."

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Glasgow Nautical Spectacle Lit with dbn Gear

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Glasgow Nautical Spectacle Lit with dbn Gear. Photos courtesy CrypticGLASGOW, Scotland – Lighting and rigging specialists dbn provided lighting for ‘Sound To Sea’, a night-time nautical spectacle staged on the River Clyde here. The visuals spanned a large distance, from the top of the Science Centre roof, where the aerialists performed, to the boats maneuvering in the dock, reaching right along to Glasgow Tower at the end of the Science Centre, which was lit up with carefully choreographed pyro sequences.

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London Production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" Lit with Showline SL Bar 640s

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London Production of LONDON - Lighting designer Jon Clark has specified Showline's SL Bar 640 luminaries production of A Streetcar Named Desire at The Young Vic. "The SL BAR 640 luminaires allow us to achieve a deep and intense color saturation," notes Clark. "The range of colors the units can accurately reproduce is impressive; from dirty, sickly yellows and greens to deeply saturated reds and low frequency blues."

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Set Designer Patrick Rizzotti to Visit USITT's PLASA Booth on Oct. 6

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Patrick Rizzotti LONDON - Patrick Rizzotti will give a presentation on his set designs at USITT's PLASA booth at London's ExCeL Center, Stand R42, on Oct. 6. Rizzotti won USITT's 2014 Scene Design Award, which is sponsored by Rose Brand. USITT Executive Director David Grindle and several USITT officers and staff also will be at the show promoting USITT programs and the Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Rizzotti was among 11 Young Designers & Technicians honored at USITT 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas, last March.

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