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  • “Family Feud” Shows in Africa Lit with Robe Esprites

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 15, 2020JOHANNESBURG - New versions of the popular TV show, Family Feud, are now airing in Africa. The game show was taped for South Africa and Ghana in December and January at the Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg, with lighting designed by Joshua Cutts and supplied by Blond Productions. The rig included 12 Robe Esprite LED profiles recently added to Blond’s rental inventory. Read More...
  • Lambda Light and Media Design Evokes Timeless Beauty at St. Hippolytus with CHAUVET Professional

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 14, 2020  GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – With its green copper capped spire reaching 75 meters toward the sky, Saint Hippolytus Church stands high above the houses, shops and modern, small industrial buildings that surround it. Those who step inside the impressive neo-Gothic structure encounter an interior that rivals its exterior in splendor. From the beauty of its […] Read More...
  • CPL Lights Coventry Landmarks to celebrate Florence Nightingale Bicentenary

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 14, 2020  UK –  Full technical production specialist CPL lit two landmark buildings in central Coventry, UK, to commemorate International Nurses Day and the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The action also recognized the central role the nursing profession has played worldwide in fighting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the World Health Organization which […] Read More...
  • South Korea Reopens, then Re-shuts, Nightclubs after Spike in Covid-19 Cases

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 12, 2020SEOUL, South Korea – On May 9, South Korea ordered nightclubs to be closed following a new surge in Covid-19 cases. By then, health authorities had traced more than a dozen new Covid-19 cases to a single infected 29-year-old reveler who visited several clubs in Seoul’s Itaewon district on the night of May 1 and […] Read More...
  • Kari Kola drenches Connemara Mountains in GLP Color for Galway 2020

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 11, 2020IRELAND – To celebrate Galway’s status as European Capital of Culture, Finnish light artist Kari Kola was commissioned to turn the beautiful Connemara Mountains emerald green and sapphire blue. The result—a massive artwork called Savage Beauty, with Lough Na Fuaiche in the foreground—owed its success to around 900 lighting fixtures, many from the GLP catalog. […] Read More...
  • Sound Kalcha Reflects Power of Margaret Mwamuka with CHAUVET DJ

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 6, 2020  BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE – The words “soaring” and “uplifting” come up often when critics and fans describe a performance by the award-winning Gospel singer Margaret Mwamuka. A dignified, commanding figure on stage, Mwamuka avoids ostentation, both in her vocals and movements, yet by summoning up a deep resonant power with every lyric, she has a […] Read More...
  • Astera Factory Assists with Global Face Mask Supply

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 5, 2020  DE- LED lighting manufacturer Astera has energized its 10,000 square metre factory in Shenzhen, China together with its knowledgeable and adaptable workforce to assist with the delivery of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) items, including face masks. More  details from Astera (https://astera-led.com/): These are desperately needed worldwide as countries continue to combat the Coronavirus […] Read More...
  • ‘Feed Our Crew’ Initiative in South Africa

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 5, 2020  JOHANNESBURG – Feed Our Crew is an NGO initiative (non-government organization) in South Africa co-founded by Johannesburg-based Tamsyn Strydom (project manager from production and rental company MGG), Kagiso Moima Wa Masimini (KG) who owns Blackmotion Production and Marcia Alves from We Are Boundless. More details from Robe (www.robe.cz): The goal is to focus on […] Read More...
  • Ayrton Appoints Bespoke Entertainment Solutions as exclusive distributor for South Africa

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 4, 2020JOHANNESBURG – Ayrton is delighted to announce Bespoke Entertainment Solutions as its new exclusive distributor for South Africa with immediate effect. Currently based in Randburg, Johannesburg, Bespoke, has plans to expand into other major cities with strategic partnerships. More details from Ayrton (www.ayrton.eu): Bespoke Entertainment Solutions’ technical director, Suren Lutchman explained how this exciting new […] Read More...
  • Showlight 2021 Postponed due to Coronavirus

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 4, 2020  FONTAINEBLEAU, FRANCE – 22-25 May 2021- It is with great disappointment that we announce the postponement of Showlight 2021, scheduled for May 2021 in Fontainebleau, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been an extremely difficult decision, which has been made in view of both the immediate effects and anticipated recovery period that will […] Read More...
  • Mass Hysteria Streams Recorded Show Powered by Chirac Design and ChamSys

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 1, 2020NANTES, France - French heavy metal band Mass Hysteria performed an April 8 show for livestream at Club Le Ferrailleur. Romain Dronne kept up with the 75 minutes of nonstop intensity, powering his 32-fixture light show with a ChamSys MagicQ MQ80 with an Extra Wing. Read More...
  • Fire Fight Australia Fundraising Tops $10.7 Million

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 1, 2020AUSTRALIA – #FireFightAustralia surpassed $10.7 million, with more than $1.2 million in additional funds coming in since the historic sold-out concert at ANZ Stadium in Sydney’s Olympic Park on February 16. More details from FirefightAustralia (https://firefightaustralia.com/): The money raised is helping Australian rural and regional communities with short, medium and long-term recovery from the worst […] Read More...
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