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Jan. 1 Nightclub Shooting in Turkey: 39 Killed, 65 Injured

PLSN Staff
International News

ISTANBUL — Authorities in Turkey are still searching for a gunman who fired 180 bullets from an AK 47, killing 39 and wounding 65 people celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. The Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack. About 600 people were in the club at the time of the seven-minute attack, according to reports. Witnesses reported that the gunman shouted “Allahu akbar” while firing his weapon inside the venue after killing a police officer and bystander outside. He then left his weapon, changed clothes and exited the back door, blending into the crowd.

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Robe Has the Time of Its Life

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Popular musical “Dirty Dancing” returned to London’s West End in December playing the Phoenix Theatre following a regional UK tour with a lively production that originally premiered in Italy in 2015 where it played Milan and Rome. This production has also toured in Spain and Mexico with additional troupes. Lighting has been created by leading Italian LD Valerio Tibeiri who seized the opportunity in London to upgrade the original lighting rig and use nearly 70 x Robe moving lights - a combination of BMFL Blades and LEDBeam 1000s - as the primary luminaires.

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Sundown Festival aided by Claypaky Fixtures

U.K.'s Sundown Festival Lighting Rig Includes Claypaky Sharpy, B-Eye Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

NORWICH, U.K. -The lighting designers of musicians Jason Derulo, Dizzee Rascal and Chase and Status requested Claypaky Sharpys and A.leda B-EYE K10s as key fixtures in their rigs at the UK urban music festival Sundown. Responsible for the mainstage festival rig was Mick Freer, Head of Concert Touring at award-winning production and hire outfit Hawthorn that provided the lighting, rigging, drapes, FOH control systems and followspots for Sundown's mainstage.

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Claypaky illuminates Alternative Festival Experiences at Bluedot and Festival No.6

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ENGLAND AND WALES -  An array of Claypaky fixtures were selected by leading Manchester-based technical supplier Audile to provide extraordinary stage lighting for two of last summer's more alternative festivals; the inaugural Bluedot 'festival of discovery' and boutique arts and music experience Festival No.6. Held at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire underneath the famous Lovell telescope and debuting this year, Bluedot offers a three-day program of music, art and culture, flavored with science and space exploration.

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Claypaky Scenius Makes High-Impact Kazakhstan Debut

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ALMATY, Kazakhstan - For Madina Saduakasova's recent concert in the Palace of the Republic, Almaty, Scenius Profile and Scenius Spot fixtures made their Kazakhstan debut. The 24 Scenius Spots and eight Scenius Profiles joined close to 200 other Claypaky luminaires to deliver impressive lighting looks for the popular Kazakh artist's concert.

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Avolites Is Quick Off The Draw For Bullet For My Valentine

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

WORLDWIDE - Lighting designer Tom Campbell has selected an Avolites Tiger Touch II and backup Quartz to control his richly empathetic lighting design for metal-core band Bullet for my Valentine (BFMV) on their recent worldwide tour in support of their 2015 album 'Venom'. The Welsh rockers returned with a show-stopper of a tour, studiously lit, designed and controlled by Campbell who counts Anna Calvi for which he won a Knight Of Illumination Award in 2015, Katy B, Leon Bridges and John Grant in his resume.

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U.K.-Based Architects Tour Europe with Claypaky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BRIGHTON, U.K. - British metalcore outfit Architects have stormed through Europe in support of their critically acclaimed new album 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us', with Claypaky fixtures providing blast-beat perfect strobing and high-impact gobo projection to complement the band's exhilaratingly relentless sound. The Brighton-based juggernauts rounded off the tour by playing a sold-out show at Brixton's O2 Academy for the first time.

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Bullet for My Valentine Tours U.K. with Claypaky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON — Knight of Illumination Award-winning lighting designer Tom Campbell has used a predominantly Claypaky rig in his recent redesign of Welsh heavy metal rock legends Bullet for my Valentine's (BFMV) current fifth studio album tour Venom. Campbell's full touring rig contains 26 Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20s, 20 Claypaky Sharpys, 14 Claypaky Stormy CCs and six Claypaky Mythos.

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Hands in the Air for Robe at Amsterdam Music Festival 2016

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AMSTERDAM - André Beekmans from creative lighting design practice The Art of Light based in the Netherlands produced three stunning lighting schemes and supplied programming / operating crews for the three major live venues at the 2016 Amsterdam Music Festival. AMF is an integral element of the wider Amsterdam Dance Event conference, a 5-day EDM extravaganza staged in the spiritual hub of electronic music and culture. 

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Open-Air Lounge Bar on Beachfront in Cyprus Lit with ADJ Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LIMASSOL, Cyprus — A new day-and-night lounge bar in Cyprus, BedRoom Day N’ Night, has an open-air design that gives the whole venue a sea view and an exciting light show by night. The Breeze Group brought in Nicosia, Cyprus-based SP Megasound Ltd, which provided eight Inno Spot LED moving head spot fixtures along with four Inno Color Beam LED beam effects from ADJ for the the open-air venue.

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Avolites Gets Festive On Oxford Street For NSPCC Little Stars

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Avolites has powered lighting for a one-off star-studded concert at the official switch-on of Oxford Street's Christmas lights, where charity partner for the 2016 display the NSPCC hosted a 'Children's VIP day' to celebrate the launch of its festive fundraising campaign 'Little Stars'. Oxford Street was completely closed to traffic between 9:30am and 8:30pm for the well-attended event, produced by London-based production company Wilde Ones.

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