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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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Belgium Nightclub Installs Big Robe Rig

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Robe distributor Controllux provided 38 Pointes, 30 MMX WashBeams, 24 LEDWash 300s, eight LEDWash 600s, eight 600E Spots, four DLXs and 30 ClubScan 250s for Versuz in BelgiumHASSELT, Belgium — For the new 3,000-capacity location for Versuz, a nightclub that draws revelers from Belgium, The Netherlands and beyond with resident DJ Laurent Wery, Robe distributor Controllux provided 38 Pointes, 30 MMX WashBeams, 24 LEDWash 300s, eight LEDWash 600s, eight 600E Spots, four DLXs and 30 ClubScan 250s. Most of them are in the main room, one of three spaces at the club, which features 11 meters (36 feet) of headroom. Add a comment

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In Memoriam: Paul Marin, 31

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In Memoriam: Paul Marin, 31SYDNEY — Paul Marin, 31, whose design work at dance clubs and stages included lighting and laser effects along with set design, died Feb. 14 from Glioblastoma Multiforme, a form of brain cancer. He had been fighting the disease since it was diagnosed last September. Marin had provided the lighting design for events around the world, including Peter Rauhofer's WORK! party at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, the Circuit Festival in Barcelona, Spain, various gCircuit events, the Sidney Mardi Gras and many more.

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Rudimental Tours U.K. with Robe Moving Lights

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LONDON - LD Jonny Gaskell included Robe moving lights for the latest UK leg of Rudimental’s ongoing tour. The rig for the tour, which visited both theatre- and arena-sized venues, included 28 Robe Robin MMX Spots and 34 Robin LEDWash 600s. The fixtures worked with a key visual element for the shows - a backdrop inspired by the Hackney Peace Memorial mural, created for the stage by Hangman. Colour Sound Experiment provided the gear.

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GLP Celebrates 20 Year Milestone at PL+S 2014

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Udo Künzler photo by Arpad Ikuma CsizmaziaFRANKFURT - German Light Products celebrated 20 years at the recent Prolight+Sound Show here earlier this month. Udo Künzler, who founded the company in 1994, hosted a get-together attended by the company's distributors and members of the press. The event, also attended by Kasper Gissel and Mark Ravenhill, featured some of the company's products hits (and misses) along with observations by industry-leading LDs who have relied upon the gear.

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Tom Grant, Jack Sayer Use Avolites Gear for Wembley R&B Show Visuals

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Tom Grant, Jack Sayer Rely on Avolites for Wembley R&B Show VisualsLONDON - Powering a lighting rig with more than 100 fixtures, the Avolites Ai Media Server lit up The Show: R&B Superstars Valentine's Special, a night of performances by 90's R&B legends at Wembley Arena here. LD Tom Grant from Siyan Ltd. worked alongside programmer Jack Sayer using Sayer Lighting Productions-supplied gear. The control setup included an Avolites Expert Pro with Titan Mobile Wing to control the lighting and media, which was run from an Avolites Media Ai T4 Media Server. Add a comment
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Avicii U.K. Tour Supported by HSL Group

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Avicii U.K. Tour Supported by HSL GroupLONDON - For a recent Avicii tour, tour director Curly Jobson and production manager Robin Scott relied once again on HSL Group for HSL lighting equipment and crew. The show was designed by Simon Barrington and Ian Tomlinson and directed live by video artist/VJ Harry Bird. It included lighting, video visuals, pyro, special FX and lasers, complementing Avicii’s performance in real-time.

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U.K. Bhangra Showdown Lit with Entec Gear

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WEST LONDON - Entec Sound & Light supplied a full production package for the 2014 Bhangra Showdown staged by Imperial College’s Punjabi Society. The vibrant event was a full-on dance competition that showcased the color, style and energy of Bhangra, with eight of the best university Bhangra dance teams in the UK battling for the title. Entec has been involved since the start of the show in 2008.

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PLSN 60 Second Update from Frankfurt, Day Three

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