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  • Ben Hur Live was staged at the O2 in London in 2009.

    MRG Gears Up for Ben Hur Live

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 21, 2011

    ROME — In preparation for the supporting role they will play in the production of Ben Hur Live, which premiered at London’s O2 Arena in 2009 and is set to open in Rome on Sept. 29, 2011, Media Resource Group (MRG) recently added 52 items of Barco/High End Systems gear including intellaspot automated luminaires, Road Hog Full Boar consoles, Road Hog wings and DMX Processor 8000s. (The live spectacle, which includes chariot races, has also been staged in Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich). Read More...

  • 4th Knight of Illumination Awards

    Winners of 4th Knight of Illumination Awards Announced

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 20, 2011

    LONDON — The fourth Knight of Illumination Awards were held in London on Sept. 11 to honor the achievements of touring, television and theatre lighting designers working in the U.K. The annual event is sponsored and organized by The Society of Television & Lighting Design (STLD), The Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) and Clay Paky. Read More...

  • Avolites + Immersive = Ai

    Avolites Launches Media Division, Partners with Immersive Ltd., Debuts Ai Media Server Range

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 19, 2011

    LONDON — Avolites launched its Media division, which is partnering with Immersive Ltd., a global provider of design, animation, motion graphics and show production services. Avolites also announced that it is now sole manufacturer of the Ai-branded suite of products. Avolites Media also acquired the intellectual property rights of the Addict Show Control System.

  • Mute Meadow image by Brian Morrison

    Art Installation Glows in Northern Ireland with Iluminarc Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 17, 2011

    DERRY~LONDONDERRY , Northern Ireland — "Mute Meadow" is a riverside art installation that includes 40 pairs of steel columns, varying in height from 6-8 meters and lit at night with pulsing hues inspired by stained glass and evoking the wordless “breath” of the city.

  • Batman Live

    Tait/FTSI Seminar at PLASA Details Production of Batman Live

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 12, 2011

    LONDON — Key members of the Batman Live production team joined Tait Towers staff to reveal the details behind the show at a seminar Sept. 12 during this year’s PLASA exhibition in Earls Court, London. Production director Jake Berry and set designer Es Devlin, who sought out Tait Towers for the ambitious live touring production, were joined at the seminar by James “Winky” Fairorth, president of Tait Towers, along with Dana Bartholomew from Fisher Technical Services (FTSI), also part of the Tait Tower’s group.

  • Creamfields 2011

    Creamfields 2011 Gets an Assist from LarMac Live

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 11, 2011

    DARESBURY, U.K. — The Loudsound-produced dance festival, Creamfields, returned for 2011 with LarMac Live (LML) coordinated technical production for a second year. LML also facilitates production on Rockness, Bestival and other Loundsound-produced events. For Creamfields, production manager Ian “Lar” Greenway played a key role, assisted by Anthony Norris. Read More...

  • Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science

    Lighting at Warsaw’s Palace of Culture Controlled Via W-DMX

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 10, 2011

    WARSAW, Poland — Warsaw’s skyline became more colorful when the central tower for the city’s Palace of Culture and Science received a lighting update from Prolight, using Griven Powershine D RGBW fixtures controlled by Wireless Solution’s W-DMX.

  • Roger Daltrey on tour

    Roger Daltrey U.K. Tour Rig Includes Robe Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 10, 2011

    LONDON — LD Tom Kenny designed the original lighting scheme for Roger Daltrey’s U.K. tour, which features songs from The Who’s rock opera, Tommy. But Kenny was busy with prior commitments in the U.S., and had LD Dave Farmer step in.

  • Hellbillies

    Hellbillies LD Tours with Jands Vista T2 Console, v2 Software

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 10, 2011

    OSLO — For The Hellbillies, a Norwegian rock/country band, LD Roy Arne Wold is using a Jands Vista T2 console and Vista v2 software to control lighting and video. Read More...

  • 2011 Makkah Awards

    Bright Star Stages Makkah Awards with Milos Truss, Staging Products

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 10, 2011

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Along with lighting, sound, AV and projection, Bright Star Events supported the 2011 Makkah Awards at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel with a custom stage and truss structure that incorporated Milos products. The event honored leaders in a variety of fields and disciplines for achievements within the Saudi Arabian province of Makkah, including its capital city, Mecca. Honorees receive a certificate of appreciation from Makkah’s governor, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. Read More...

  • Ambersphere Solutions Ltd. Formed to Support MA Lighting and Clay Paky Gear in U.K.

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 9, 2011

    LONDON — Ambersphere Solutions Ltd. has been formed from MA Lighting Ltd. to support MA Lighting and Clay Paky gear in the U.K. Now in the process of moving into a large facility in Park Royal, West London, which will feature an expanded showroom along with training, service and support center, Ambersphere will be located close to several U.K. television and theatrical lighting suppliers, staffed with skilled technicians, and offer spare parts and a service workshop. Read More...

  • Theatr Brycheiniog

    Solar-Powered Theatre in Wales Equipped with Chauvet Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | September 9, 2011

    BRECON, Wales — Theatr Brycheiniog, which uses solar panels to cover some of its energy requirements, also has a lighting rig with a mix of LED and conventional fixtures. On the LED side are 20 Chauvet COLORado Batten 72 Tour linear wash lights specified by Stage Electrics.

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