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The 1975 Performs in London with Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX Fixtures

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The 1975 Performs in London with Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX FixturesLONDON — For a Royal Albert Hall concert featuring Manchester, U.K.-based indie band, The 1975, LDs Tobias Rylander and Darren Purves included a dozen Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX luminaires in the rig. The design mirrored the band’s visual aesthetic, which minimizes the use of color and emphasizes the square shape of their logo design.

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Hot Ice Show Producers Upgrade with Jands Vista L5

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From left, AC-ET's UK Sales Director, Jonathan Walters and Amanda Thompson, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and President of Stageworks Worldwide Productions.BLACKPOOL, U.K. — Amanda Thompson, managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and president of Stageworks Worldwide Productions, noted that Stageworks, which had acquired a Jands Vista T2 desk to support its Hot Ice Show production in 2011, recently upgraded to a Jands Vista L5 to support the increasing complexity of its ice skating spectacular. Thompson (right) is pictured here with with AC-ET's Jonathan Walters (left). The latest incarnation of the Hot Ice Show opens July 3. Add a comment

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Museum of Australian Democracy Opts for Robe MiniMe Fixtures

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Museum of Australian Democracy Opts for Robe MiniMe Fixtures. Pictured here, from left, are Darren Russell, managing director of Elite Sound and Lighting, and Kevin Abbott, technical officer from Australia’s Old Parliament CANBERRA, Australia — Elite Sound & Lighting recently demoed Robe Robin MiniMe fixtures for the technical team at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD), which is located at the Old Parliament House Building here. MOAD is now using four of the fixtures for a variety of temporary exhibitions and smaller events. Pictured here, from left, are Darren Russell, managing director of Elite Sound and Lighting, and Kevin Abbott, technical officer from Australia’s Old Parliament.

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Aspiring LDs Attend PANSA Seminar Supported by Philips Selecon in South Africa

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Aspiring LDs Attend PANSA Seminar Supported by Philips Selecon in South AfricaPORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — The next generation of South African theatre lighting designers have got hands on with Philips Selecon's PL range of LED luminaires as part of a two-day seminar focusing on the future of LED technology at The Savoy theatre in Adcockvale. The attendees, between 15-25 years in age, were part of The Performing Arts Network of South Africa's (PANSA) Youth Theatre Project in the Eastern Cape province.

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Swedish Alt Rock Band Kent Tours with SGM Gear

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Swedish Alt Rock Band Kent Tours with SGM GearKONGSBERG, Norway — Swedish alt rockers Kent are touring this year in support of the April 2014 release of their eleventh album, Tigerdrottningen (The Tiger Queen). LD Uffe Jansson is providing some extra visual punch to the band’s festival lighting looks with 120 P-5 wash lights and 35 XC-5 color strobes from SGM. Add a comment

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Rooftop Club in Dubai Equipped with Avolites Gear for Control

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For White Dubai, a rooftop nightspot designed by Addmind, the concept developer of White Beirut, Procom ME helped with an entertainment technology system that includes an Avolites Expert Pro console with a Touch Wing for control.DUBAI, UAE — For White Dubai, a rooftop nightspot here designed by Addmind, the concept developer of White Beirut, Procom ME helped with an entertainment technology system that includes an Avolites Expert Pro console with a Touch Wing for control.

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Russian Company's Annual Event Lit with Clay Paky Gear

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NL International’s Annual Event in Moscow Lit with Clay Paky GearMOSCOW — For NL International’s 13th Anniversary Event at Crocus City Hall here, Novosibirsk-based production company Elkruff included Clay Paky fixtures in the rig, including 30 Alpha Wash 1500s, 26 Alpha Wash 1200s, 64 Sharpys, 16 Alpha Spot HPE 1500s, 10  Alpha Beam 700s and 20 Alpha Beam 300s. Add a comment

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Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus Tours Rely on Mojo Barriers

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ABRIDGE, Essex, U.K. — If you’re a hugely popular artist, you’re going to need crowd control gear wherever you perform. Through its U.K. office here, Mojo Barriers is supplying stage barriers for summer crowds drawn to the U.K. and European performances for Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus.

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Egypt's CBC Relies on Riedel MediorNet for Flexible HD Signal Transport

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CAIRO - Egyptian TV channel Capital Broadcast Center upgraded its Cairo facilities with the installation of a MediorNet real-time media network from Riedel Communications. Riedel MediorNet frames enable flexible transport of 10 HD video signals between two CBC buildings within the Egyptian Media Production City. Going forward, CBC can connect additional sites and increase the signal load by adding additional MediorNet frames to the network.

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Swedish Bridges Lit with CueCore Control Solution

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STOCKHOLM - Visual Productions' CueCores were utilized to control the lighting on the Kista Trafikplats E4/E18 project where two bridges have been built at the largest interchange in Stockholm. CueCore was selected because it offers a solid-state solution that integrates a schedular. Two CueCores were used – one for each bridge – with a total of 400 LED channels per bridge.

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