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  • Vienna State Opera lighting booth

    ETC Gio Controls Vienna State Opera

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 20, 2013

    VIENNA - Ready to retire their 16-year-old lighting console, the Vienna State Opera has taken delivery of an ETC Gio lighting system, following an extensive search over a number of years. The theater invested in four Gio desks, along with two ETC Remote Processor Units (RPUs) and an ETC Ion system to cover the main stage lighting, auditorium and Kinderzelt, a tent on the roof for children.

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  • Orbital

    Sharpys Create Beam Matrix for Orbital Live

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 18, 2013

    LONDON – LD Jonny Gaskell used Clay Paky’s Sharpy fixtures to create an architectural “beam matrix” look for electronic dance music duo Orbital on their UK tour. Colour Sound Experiment supplied the fixtures.

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  • Summafieldayze 2013

    Robe for Summafieldayze Gold Coast

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 18, 2013

    BRISBANE, Australia - More than 150 Robe moving lights were spread around multiple stages on Summafieldayze 2013, a popular marathon dance music festival staged at Doug Jennings Park, The Spit on Australia’s Gold Coast. Clifton Productions supplied the gear for the 24-hour event .

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  • Sleeping Beauty

    Martin MAC Vipers Make Australian Operatic Debut

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 18, 2013

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Martin MAC Vipers made their Australian operatic debut on a children’s pantomime of “Sleeping Beauty” at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne.

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  • Milos roof system for A.R. Rahman

    Milos Roof Covers A.R. Rahman Concert

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 16, 2013

    CHENNAI, India - A Milos MR5 roof system was recently used for a high profile open-air concert by Indian star A.R. Rahman, staged at the YMCA Grounds in Chennai, India. The multideck layered stage was designed by Bollywood set designer Varsha Jain.  This, along with the Milos roof system, trussing, rigging and assorted scaffolding and structures, were supplied by Chennai-based Men At Work Stagecraft Management Pvt Ltd and project manager Mankaran Singh.

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  • Officially Amazing Science Live

    XL Events Tours with Guinness World Records Show

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 13, 2013

    LONDON - In an unusual event, Guinness World Records has departed its London headquarters and has gone out “on the road” with its Officially Amazing Science Live! show. The 12-week tour spans across the UK with XL Events and M4 Entertainment.

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  • Accident During Load-In Kills Tour Manager, Singer in U.K.

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 13, 2013

    GUILDFORD, U.K. — The tour manager and one of the 10 singers for Fisherman’s Friends, a male vocal group, died from injuries caused by a falling steel loading dock door at the G Live venue here. Tour manager Paul McMullen, 44, died at the scene of the freakish accident, which occurred during the mid-day load-in for a performance Feb. 9. The show was cancelled. Singer Trevor Grills, 54, was also pinned by the heavy steel door. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries Feb. 11. Read More...

  • MMX Spots at FM Formato Musical

    Portugal Takes its First Robe MMX Spots

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 12, 2013

    AVEIRO, Portugal - The first Robe ROBIN MMX Spots in Portugal have been delivered to rental company, FM Formato Musical, by Robe’s Portuguese distributors, NAN. The delivery was quick - FM received the fixtures just a week after they confirmed their order.

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  • An event using Robe for Ranger Son Eclairage

    Ranger Son Eclairage Invests in Robe Products

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 11, 2013

    LONGUEIL, QUEBEC - Canadian rental specialist Ranger Son Éclairage has invested in Robe moving lights, initially buying 16 Robin MMX Spots and then following up with 24 LEDBeam 100s. LD Anthony Ranger of Ranger Son Eclairage has put the fixtures out on a number of projects he is designing, including large festivals, private events and parties.

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  • Metric on tour

    Canada’s Metric Band Tours with GLP’s Spot One

    PLSN Staff | International News | February 11, 2013

    TORONTO - Canadian new wave /indie band, Metric, recently completed a tour in support of their fifth album, Synthetica. LD Ian MacDonald designed the lighting to be diverse to scale from 1,000-seat theaters to arenas and amphitheaters. This tour involved five different set-ups, each including GLP’s new Spot One LED moving heads.

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  • Skyfall gala

    Sharpys Welcome VIPs to ‘Skyfall’ Gala

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 31, 2013

    LONDON – LD Nick Gray used Clay Paky Sharpys to welcome VIPs for the James Bond film release of ‘Skyfall.’ Gray’s concept was to use lighting to create an environment of “mystery, action and intrigue” to mirror the Bond film. The gala was held at London’s Tate Modern museum.

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  • LEDWash 1200

    Phlippo Showlights Adds to its Robe Inventory

    PLSN Staff | International News | January 25, 2013

    ANTWERP, Belgium - Phlippo Showlights has increased its inventory of Robe moving LED lights with more Robe LEDWash fixtures – all to service current work. The latest investment of 32 Robe LEDWash 300s, 32 LEDWash 800s and 120 LEDWash 1200s boosts their Robe LED fixture stock to more than 450 units.

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