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  • Elton John Concert Cut Short by Bad Weather

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 20, 2012

    BLACKPOOL, U.K. — Worsening weather forced an early end to an Elton John concert at the Blackpool Tower Headland outdoor arena on June 17. Some 11,000 were attending the performance at the new outdoor venue, which was able to proceed for close to two hours before being cut short by about half an hour. Read More...

  • Global Rainbow

    Lasers Power Global Rainbow Across UK

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 20, 2012

    NORTH TYNESIDE, UK - The skies of North Tyneside in the UK were lit up on the last day of February with vibrant shafts of laser light marking the start of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Artist Yvette Mattern brought her "Global Rainbow" work to the UK, powered by lasers from Lightwave International. She intends the rainbow to encompass geographical and social diversity in its reach and symbolize hope.
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  • Carmen

    HSL Supplies Lighting for Israeli Opera’s Carmen

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 20, 2012

    MASADA, Israel - HSL sent crew and more than 500 lighting fixtures to the Dead Sea for the third consecutive year to service the 2012 Israeli Opera Festival at Masada, which premiered a production of Bizet’s “Carmen.” Working in the desert with the heat, dust and hostile terrain offered challenges, with plenty of cable runs and other infrastructure having to be buried into the ground.
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  • The Clock installation

    Jands Staging Brings The Clock In On Time

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 20, 2012

    SYDNEY - Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a 24-hour video collage that is attracting audiences in the art world. Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art hosted the Southern Hemisphere premiere of the piece, working with Jands’ staging department to create the proper curtained cinema environment for the three-month art installation.

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  • Example

    Example’s Tour a Clay Paky Showcase

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 19, 2012

    LONDON - Clay Paky equipment figured heavily in rapper Example’s first arena tour. LD Graham “Grum” Leesmith spec’d 50 Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures, along with 30 Sharpys and 20 Alpha Wash 1500s, all from rental house Neg Earth.

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  • Big Comedy Night

    Entec Scopes Out Big Comedy Night

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 19, 2012

    LONDON - Entec Sound & Light supplied full technical production and crew for the recent Big Comedy Night event for charity Scope at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The line-up included a rare stand-up appearance by comedian Ben Elton, plus a host of other high profile acts.
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  • Titanic ceremonies

    Titanic Weekend for PSI

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 18, 2012

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Irish lighting rental company Production Services Ireland (PSI) became fully embroiled in the weekend commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the world’s most famous cruise ship: Titanic. They supplied lighting, rigging and crew to three major events to mark this moment in maritime history. On the same weekend, PSI also supplied lighting to three major boxing and wrestling events, so it proved a real brain-teaser for logistics and pre-planning and left PSI’s Belfast warehouse bare.

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  • War Memorial

    PR Lighting LEDs Shine On Ukraine War Memorial

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 18, 2012

    DONETSK, Ukraine - CORTMI Ltd. has carried out an innovative lighting installation at a war memorial in their native city using PR Lighting’s new ARC LED 3216, among other lighting. The three LED spotlights have been placed on specially installed masts around the monument, illuminating it with red light to symbolize the bloody years of war.

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  • Coldplay

    XL Video Steps Up to Stadiums with Coldplay

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 15, 2012

    LONDON - XL Video continues to supply Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto (MX) world tour, which has stepped up to play stadiums shows in the UK and Europe. The expanded design features XL Video’s new Pixled F-12 LED screen product.

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  • South African Music Awards

    Robe Lights South African Music Awards

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 15, 2012

    SUN CITY, South Africa - More than 200 Robe moving lights illuminated 18th annual South African Music Awards show, staged at the Sun City Superbowl. As part of the main design element, LD Joshua Cutts was asked to energize an inflatable set, comprising giant interlocking circles and tubes which spanned most of the ceiling.

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  • Volvo event

    Robe LEDBeam 100s Make Impact in South Africa

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 14, 2012

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - MJ Event Gear is one of the first in South Africa to purchase Robe LEDBeam 100s, which went straight out onto a show for Swedish automotive company Volvo. The event was staged at the Hilton Hotel, honoring the car company’s outgoing president with dinner and entertainment.
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  • Dry Hire Lighting Gears Up with Clay Paky

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 14, 2012

    LONDON - Dry Hire Lighting has purchased a large number of Clay Paky products in anticipation of their busy summer event season. With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee just past and the Olympics gathering steam, Dry Hire Lighting is ensuring it is well prepared to service the increase in demand for rental gear.
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