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LD Tom Campbell Overcomes Challenges Lighting Anna Calvi Show with Robe Gear

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Anna Calvi, Robe (c) Louise Stickland

LONDON - To meed the challenges of lighting singer, writer and guitarist Anna Calvi’s performance with the Heritage Orchestra at St John’s Church, lighting designer Tom Campbell came up with an imaginative solution using a Robe moving light rig. Challenges included the need for everything to be ground-supported and minimal power for the production's sound, lighting and full camera shoot needs.

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St. Pauls School's Samuel Pepys Theatre Opens with Assist from PG Stage

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Samuel Pepys TheaterLONDON - St. Pauls School, one of England's leading independent college preparatory schools, dates back to 1509 and is now undergoing a 30-year refurbishment program. The school's new 280-seat Samuel Pepys Theatre was completed in Nov. 2014. PG Stage worked with Charcoal Blue Theatre Consultants and the Elliott Thomas Group on the project.

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Third coolux Connect Conference Draws 220+ Attendees

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coolux Connect 2015COLOGNE, Germany - The third coolux connect conference, held Jan. 8-9, 2015 at the Vulkanhalle in Cologne, was attended by more than 220 AV professionals from 25 countries. Designers, programmers, content creators and rental specialists immersed themselves in coolux Pandoras Box technology over the course of the two-day event.

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Brilliant Stages for Helene Fischer’s Farbenspiel Tour

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Helene Fischer performs on a Brilliant Stage © Stufish Entertainment ArchitectsEUROPE - Helene Fischer’s Farbenspiel tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in late 2014 marked the first set built by Brilliant Stages under Dark Arches Holdings ownership.

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MIA Awards in Belgium Lit by Painting with Light

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Painting with Lights 2014 MIAs (c) Elke Briars, Concert PhotographyRIBBON, Belgium - Luc Peumans of Painting With Light lit the Belgian TV Music Industry Awards (MIA) event for the first time last year. Producers VRT (Vlaamse Radio en Televisieomroeporganisatie) Belgium have already invited the designer back for the 2015 event, where he will oversee full production design - incorporating lighting, set and video / visuals.

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PL+S 2015 to Feature New "Stagery" Theatrical Focus

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FRANKFURT, Germany - Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt is expanding the spectrum of subjects and segments covered at the coming event from April 15-18, 2015. With a set of new offerings, the trade show will also be of particular interest to companies and trade visitors from the theatre and theatre-technology sectors. An extensive seminar program for this target group, a special ‘Quickfinder’ guide to relevant exhibitors and a special VIP program for theatre planners are all part of the exhibition's new ‘Stagery’ segment.

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King of Kings Kickboxing Events Lit with Elation Platinum SBX

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King of Kings EventsCHISINAU, Moldova - For the King of Kings Eagles Series and King of Kings World Grand Prix kickboxing tournaments held Dec. 20 at Manej Sports Arena here in this northern Balkan Peninsula republic, LD Serghei Mosin with Elation dealer Eventica Grup SRL relied on the company's Platinum SBX.

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Shanghai Symphony Hall Lighting Installation Includes ETC Gear

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Main Hall, Shanghai Symphony Hall (c) Shanghai Symphony OrchestraSHANGHAI, China – The 135-year-old Shanghai Symphony Orchestra now has a new home in the Shanghai Symphony Hall, which celebrated its long-awaited grand opening in September 2014. The venue was equipped with a full complement of ETC equipment, including a Sensor3 Power Control system with ThruPower modules, Source Four PAR fixtures and an Eos-family lighting control system.

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Blue Parrot Adds 12 Martin Quantum Profiles to Rental Inventory

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National Museum LatesEDINBURGH, Scotland – Blue Parrot, a lighting rental and production company, added 12 Martin Quantum Profiles to their rental inventory recently. Blue Parrot credited the 475W white LED engine as the "first real alternative to a more traditional 700/800 watt discharge moving head."

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d3 Technologies at ISE 2015 Collaborating with Panasonic, Tesla Motors and The Projection Studio

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d3 at ISE 2015LONDON - d3 Technologies will be presenting their d3 products during ISE 2015 as part of the Panasonic display, in a unique collaboration between Panasonic Europe, Tesla Motors and The Projection Studio.

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