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Lily Allen's Backdrop of Baby Bottles Light Up with Avolites Ai Control Solution

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Avollites Ai Lily AllenLONDON - British singer Lily Allen has been touring both the festival and venue circuit in front of a backdrop of baby bottles laced with LED strips and controlled by Avolites Ai. Allen first unveiled her baby bottles set - a concept conceived by acclaimed stage designer Es Devlin - at Glastonbury 2014 and went on to perform with the bottles throughout the U.S., U.K. and Europe in the autumn as part of her Sheezus tour. In January and February 2015, the tour continues to Asia.

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LD Petter Nilssen Cuts the Cables with Norwegian Band Seigmen

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Seigmen, c. Elektrik Solutions and Silke Jochum

TØNSBERG, Sweden – Norwegian alternative rock band Seigmen took the stage for a 3-day show that was lit with a rig designed by LD Petter Nilssen. Nilssen used W-DMX F-2500 G4 and 3 W-DMX BlackBox F-1 G4 MK2 units with 16 W-DMX Micro R-512 G4 receivers spread across 4 truss sections and the floor. In total, 5 universes were run via W-DMX by Wireless Solution.

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Robe Reborn at TribalTech Brazil

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Robe TribalTech, c. Eduardo RibeiroCURITIBA, Brazil - The Main and VuuV stages at the 2014 TribalTech “Reborn” Festival in Brazil buzzed with energy and over 200 Robe moving lights which were integrated into two very different but equally eye-catching lighting designs, by UK based LD Alex “Junior” Cerio of Smash Productions.

The vibrant 20,000 capacity multicultural dance / trance extravaganza staged at the Fazenda Heimari showground in Parana, Brazil, was completely sold out, offering 13 enigmatic live music stages delivering the very best of techno, house, electronica, trance and psytrance action over 20 hours of non-stop intense dance music and entertainment!

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Finnish LDs Use Clay Paky Fixtures to Light Cheek's Sold-Out Rap Concert in Helsinki

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Finnish LDs Use Clay Paky Fixtures to Light Cheek's Sold-Out Rap Concert in Helsinki. Photo by Ralph LarmannHELSINKI, Finland – Eero Helle and Mikko Linnavuori from visual design company Visual45 used an array of Clay Paky fixtures to add power and reliability to their bold design for a sold-out show featuring Finnish rapper Cheek at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki

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UK-Based BBC Charity Marathon Lit with Next NXT-1 LEDs

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UK-Based BBC Charity Marathon Lit with Next NXT-1 LEDs from Chauvet ProfessionalWELLS, UK – The BBC Children in Need annual marathon TV spectacular is vigorously supported each year by local outside broadcasts spanning the breadth of the British Isles. This year, wanting to stand out with extra pizzazz, BBC Bristol appointed TV Lighting Director, Paul Middleton, to bring the ‘wow factor’ to the outside broadcast from the West Country’s Wookey Hole Circus School, near Wells.  The well-known LD did just that with help from a collection of intense fixtures from Chauvet Professional.

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Queen + Adam Lambert’s Worldwide Tour Rig Includes Ayrton MagicPanel 602 Fixtures

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Ayrton MagicPanel 602 fixtures light up the large Q seen on the Queen + Adam Lambert tour. Photo by LD Rob Sinclair.AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Ayrton's MagicPanel 602 LED panels are part of the rig specified by LD Rob Sinclair for the 2014/15 Queen + Adam Lambert world tour. The fixtures play an integral role in ensuring that the giant "Q" centerpiece packs visual interest. Upstaging provided the gear, with an assist from Chameleon in Australia/New Zealand and Neg Earth in Europe.

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Staged Production of Cinderella in U.K. Uses Triple E Unitrack

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Cinderella photo by Pamela Raith PhotographyLEICESTER, U.K. - For a production of Cinderella that coincided with the holidays at De Montfort Hall here, principle technician Jim O'Mahoney used Triple E gear to overcome some vexing rigging challenges within the 1,490-seat venue, starting with its lack of a fly tower. The solution involved the use of 92 meters of Unitrack.

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Trinity Christian Centre in Singapore Lit with Harman's Martin Fixtures

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Trinity Christian Centre in Paya Lebar on the outskirts of Singapore lights up with Martin Professional lighting fixtures.SINGAPORE — In a prominent intersection on the outskirts of Singapore City in Paya Lebar lies the Trinity Christian Centre, Trinity@Paya Lebar. Designed to imitate the vast canyons of the Israeli deserts, the building’s beige-colored facade mimics the folds of the desert landscape. The lighting includes Harman's Martin Professional gear.

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Stockholm Concert Hall Lighting Gets Wireless Assist

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Stockholm Concert HallSTOCKHOLM, Sweden – W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is currently controlling a holiday lighting display at the Stockholm Concert Hall. The installation includes 32 SGM P5’s equipped with W-DMX OEM boards. The lighting is controlled from a grandMA PC Wing located inside the hall.

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Pointes and MiniMes for Vatel Producciones

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Miriam Villalobos (left) and Vatel's StaffMEXICO CITY, Mexico - Vatel Producciones, founded and managed by Miriam Villalobos is celebrating its eighth birthday with a wide range of events utilising their eight Robe Pointes and two MiniMes in Mexico City.

Vatel’s owner, Miriam Villalobos – born in Córdoba, Veracruz, and grew up in Querétaro -  was curious to learn about the production industry, and back in 2000 took a job in public relations at local company A 1 Audio ... during a show by Mexican band Molotov.

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