International News

Photo by Greg Westwood
Photo by Greg Westwood

Foxes U.K. Tour Includes Robe Moving Lights

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Singer / songwriter Foxes (Louisa Rose Allen), whose vocals were featured on "Clarity" by Zedd, recently toured the U.K. with a new lighting design created by Jake Vernum. Working with LD Cate Carter of Bryte Design, the lighting looks relied upon Robe fixtures included five LEDWash 1200s, six Pointes and six LEDBeam 100s. At larger venues such as London's Roundhouse, the tour rig was complemented by house-supplied lighting including additional Robe moving lights.

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Nick Charalampidis
Nick Charalampidis

FIX8Group Expands Rental Inventory Overseen by Nick Charalampidis

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MANCHESTER, U.K. - Visual production expert FIX8Group has been adding to its rental inventory under the direction of the company's Technical Director, Nick Charalampidis. Charalampidis, who has been with FIX8Group since early 2013, is now responsible for enhancing the division's dry hire inventory with industry-leading products, carefully selected to suit almost all requirements.

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Moon Won Jun of Lite Factory used Clay Paky fixtures supplied by PMX Trading and Technical Services. Photo by Joel H. Garcia
Moon Won Jun of Lite Factory used Clay Paky fixtures supplied by PMX Trading and Technical Services. Photo by Joel H. Garcia

Lite Factory Lights K-Pop Boy Band EXO in Manila with Clay Paky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MANILA, The Philippines – One of the biggest boy bands in K-pop, EXO, have played their first two concerts outside of Korea with a high-impact lighting design by Moon Won Jun of Lite Factory for two consecutive shows in Manila. The LD used more than 200 Clay Paky fixtures supplied by PMX Trading and Technical Services, which upplied a full technical package. The lighting rig included 130 Clay Paky Sharpys, 50 Sharpy Wash 330s, 16 A.leda B-EYE K20s and a mix of 42 Stormy CC and Stormy LED strobes. The sold-out concerts took place at Manila’s 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia arena in Pasay, in the Manila area.

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 Pictured here from left are Dr. Karsten Walther, Harting IT Software Development GmbH & Co. KG, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minster of Education and Research, and Philip Harting, CEO, Board Connectivity & Networks, Harting Technology Group.
Pictured here from left are Dr. Karsten Walther, Harting IT Software Development GmbH & Co. KG, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minster of Education and Research, and Philip Harting, CEO, Board Connectivity & Networks, Harting Technology Group.

Harting Technology Group Honored with 2016 Hermes Award in Germany

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HANNOVER, Germany - The Harting Technology Group, which is affiliated with Harting USA in Elgin, IL, was honored April 24 with the 2016 Hermes Award. Harting and four other companies had been nominated for the 2016 honor. Harting won for its MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) mini-industrial computer. Pictured here from left are Dr. Karsten Walther, Harting IT Software Development GmbH & Co. KG, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minster of Education and Research, and Philip Harting, CEO, Board Connectivity & Networks, Harting Technology Group.

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The event took place at the museum near the company's headquarters in Seriate on March 15.
The event took place at the museum near the company's headquarters in Seriate on March 15.

Clay Paky's Museum of Modern Show Lighting Welcomes Teachers for March 15 Event

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SERIATE, Italy - Clay Paky, which opened MoMS - the Museum of Modern Show Lighting last year, welcomed a delagation of teachers from schools in Italy's Bergamo province on March 15. The delegation of teachers from a dozen schools in the region was sponsored by the provincial education authority and included the participation of an inspector from the Italian Ministry of Education.

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The Bank Nightclub in Cape Town, South Africa
The Bank Nightclub in Cape Town, South Africa

The Bank Nightclub in Cape Town Lit with Robe MiniMe and MiniPoint Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Since just before Christmas 2015, The Bank nightclub has been operating three days a week out of the art deco QV54 (54 Queen Victoria Street) building in downtown Cape Town. The lounge style environment – with comfortable, sociable seating areas and strategically placed dancing surfaces rather than a central dancefloor – is attracting crowds with a mix of hip hop Caribbean, Miami and deep house. Lighting and effects are provided by a combination of Robe MiniMes and miniPointe fixtures.

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The Knight of Illumination Awards to be Staged at Eventim Apollo Sept. 18, 2016

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Organizers for the Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) have announced that this year's ceremony will take place at the Eventim Apollo (formerly the Hammersmith Odeon, pictured here) on Sept. 18, 2016. Clay Paky will be Headline Sponsor for this year's event, the ninth year the awards ceremony has been staged. Other key sponsors include Ambersphere Solutions, Ayrton, ETC, FIX8Group, Hawthorn, Light Initiative, MA Lighting, Philips Vari-Lite, PLASA, PRG XL Video, Robert Juliat and VER.

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Hermes Music Mexico used PR Lighting's LED fixtures to light the tower.
Hermes Music Mexico used PR Lighting's LED fixtures to light the tower.

Hermes Illuminates Mexico City's Paragon Tower with PR Lighting LEDs

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MEXICO CITY - The 489-foot-high tower that's part of the Paragon Business & Residential Suites in Mexico City's Santa Fe district is adding a new dose of color to the Mexico City skyline with an architectural lighting project completed by Hermes Music México. The design called for LED color washes from one of their principal suppliers, PR Lighting. Hermes Music Mexico lighting specialist Ricardo R Segura de la Cruz made use of four of PR Lighting’s Arc Led 3216 fixtures to light the top of the building and XPar 390 fixtures to light the base.

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Protec LD Aaron Russ lit Flo Rida and Tyga. Photo from Kathy Beer.
Protec LD Aaron Russ lit Flo Rida and Tyga. Photo from Kathy Beer.

Protec Lights Up the Autism Rocks Celebration In Dubai

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DUBAI, UAE -  On April 1, the day before the UN-designated World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), Protec LD Aaron Russ lit Flo Rida and Tyga on a temporary stage dubbed the "Autism Rocks Arena." Kicking off Autism Awareness Month, Austism Rocks awareness-and-fundraising concerts were launched by British born businessman and philanthropist Sanjay Shah, whose young son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with autism in 2011. Since Autism Rocks concerts began, performers have included Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone, Drake and Prince.

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