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Mall of Africa photo by Peter Hassall
Mall of Africa photo by Peter Hassall

A Thousand Anolis LED Fixtures Illuminate Mall of Africa

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MIDRAND, Gauteng, South Africa —Over a thousand Anolis LED lighting fixtures are lighting three major areas of the Mall of Africa in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa as part of a collaboration between architectural lighting designer Deryl Jan, European LED manufacturer Anolis and South African distributor DWR Distribution, who also took on the exacting specialist installation of this high profile project.

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Moving and Grooving for Clouseau Danst

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ANTWERP, BE. - Entertainment engineering specialists WIcreations supplied automation elements to help Belgian superstar rockers Clouseau ramp-up the drama and fun for their biennial end-of-year spectacular shows at the 20,000 capacity Antwerp Sportpaleis venue. The band is in the middle of playing four sold-out shows that started in December and conclude in January – following an extensive theatre tour ongoing through most of the year to support their innovative and popular “Clouseau Danst” album.

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Gaining Citizenship with Agnes Obel

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BERLIN - It’s always exciting and interesting to be working with rising stars, and LD Luke Edwards is currently touring with the highly talented Berlin based Danish singer, songwriter and keyboardist Agnes Obel, whose mellow, mystical electronica and dynamic vocals are as unique as they are becoming acclaimed as she steadily builds her alt. fan base.The live touring  campaign for the newly released “Citizen of Glass”, Obel’s third album, started gently with a 6-week bus-and-trailer tour around Europe.

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Reina nightclub logo

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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'An Inspector Calls'
'An Inspector Calls'

'An Inspector Calls' on White Light for GLP X4 Bar 20s

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON  – Stephen Daldry’s multi-award winning production of An Inspector Calls has returned to London’s West End. This now famous revival was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and has since won 19 major awards across the globe. Lighting designer Rick Fisher has lit the production since its infancy and returns once again for this latest run at the Playhouse Theatre. Fischer approached White Light to provide the lighting equipment, which included quantities of the GLP impression X4 Bar 20s which the company has recently invested in.

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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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Nothing But Thieves
Nothing But Thieves

Claypaky Provides Atmospheric Lighting Effects for Nothing But Thieves

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - In demand lighting and production designer Steven Bewley selected the Claypaky Mythos and Sharpy fixtures to create signature lighting looks for alternative rock band 'Nothing But Thieves' on their debut album tour, which ended with a sensational show at London's iconic O2 Academy Brixton. For the tour's UK leg Bewley, whose recent production design for rapper Wretch 32 received significant recognition across social media, enlisted 32 x Mythos and 10 x Sharpys from audio and lighting production specialist Nitelites.

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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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Clouseau plays the Sports Palais

Painting with Light Delivers Stunning Show Design for Clouseau

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ANTWERP, BE - Belgian superstar rockers Clouseau ended the year and start 2017 on a high note with a large-scale version of their ‘Clouseau Danst’ tour concept, staged over four sold-out nights in December and January at the 20,000 capacity Antwerps Sportpaleis.Painting with Light delivered another spectacular show design encompassing lighting, video, stage, set and automation ... plus DMX controlled wristbands worn by  the audience each night.

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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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