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  • Kylie Minogue on tour, photo by George Masek

    Kylie Minogue Tours with Support from Solotech, MDG

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 21, 2011

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Kylie Minogue’s 77-date, six-month Aphrodite – Les Folies World Tour 2011 visited 28 countries before wrapping up recently. The tour’s lighting, video and sound supplier for the European and North American legs, Solotech, provided MDG’s TheONE and Ice Fog QTM units for atmospherics, at the request of LD, Nick Waterhouse. Read More...

  • Swedish House Mafia at Oxegen 2011

    PSI Lights Vodafone Stage at Oxegen Festival

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 21, 2011

    COUNTY KILDARE, Ireland — Production Services Ireland (PSI) supplied lighting production, rigging, crew and technical support for the Vodafone (second) Stage at the 2011 Oxegen Festival at Punchestown Racecourse. Read More...

  • Million Dollar Drop on GTV 9 in Australia

    LD for TV Shows in Australia Using Clay Paky Sharpy, Alpha Spot 1500 Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 21, 2011

    MELBOURNE, Australia — Rohan Thornton, head of lighting for GTV 9, has been specifying the Clay Paky Sharpy and the Alpha Spot 1500 fixtures — when they’re available, that is. “On all productions I now instantly specify 16 of each model — I would ask for more but that’s all there is available for hire,” he said, noting that “they are becoming so popular I can’t get hold of them.” Read More...

  • Coemar lights fashion show

    Coemar Fixtures Light the Catwalk for Televised Fashion Show

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 21, 2011

    ALGHERO, Italy — For the 11th annual d’Amore e Moda (Love and Fashion) show, televised on Italian TV’s Rete 4 (Retequattro), Franchino Service provide a variety of Coemar lighting fixtures to illuminate the fashion shows that alternated between musical performances by Italy’s Roberto Vecchioni and Dolcenera. Read More...

  • X Japan in Europe

    X Japan Gets Tour Support in Europe from Entec

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 21, 2011

    WEST LONDON, U.K. — Entec Sound & Light coordinated the full European touring production package and sourced key crew for the recent X Japan tour in Europe, and also supplied lighting equipment. Read More...

  • Port Fairy Folk Festival

    Total Events Uses Jands Vista Consoles at Port Fairy Folk Festival

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 21, 2011

    PORT FAIRY, Australia — The Port Fairy Folk Festival, and annual showcase of an eclectic range of music genres now in its 35th year, relied upon Geelong-based Total Events for lighting, staging, transport, rigging and AV requirements. Read More...

  • Wimbledon Victory Celebration for Novak Djokovic in Belgrade, Serbia

    Wimbledon Victory Celebration for Novak Djokovic Lit with Coemar Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 17, 2011

    BELGRADE, Serbia — Newly-crowned Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic drew close to 100,000 fans to the main square in Belgrade for a celebration of the 22-year-old Serbian tennis pro’s victory. He appeared on a stage lit by Infinity ACL S and iWash Flex fixtures from Coemar.

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  • Alderamin Group Ltd. Formed by Four Companies to Serve Large-Scale Lighting Project Needs

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 17, 2011

    LONDON — Alderamin Group Ltd. is a new organization formed through the alliance of four separate companies: Ptarmigan Integration, Artistic Licence Integration, Artistic Licence Engineering and Ten Thousand Things. The new company aims to serve customers in the entertainment, leisure, architectural and retail lighting sectors, particularly large-scale projects requiring purpose-built products. Read More...

  • Robe gear at Teatro Municipal de Las Condes in Santiago, Chile

    New Robe Gear at Theatre in Chile Debuts with Production of “Cabaret”

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 17, 2011

    SANTIAGO, Chile — Teatro Municipal de Las Condes recently added Robe ColorSpot and ColorWash 700E AT moving lights to its rig, supplied via Valook, Robe's Chilean distributor, in a deal coordinated by Leo Macaya.

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  • Vasco Rossi touring set with Pixled LED screens

    Vasco Rossi’s Last Tour Uses Pixled LED Strips as Key Scenic Design Element

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 17, 2011

    ROME — Vasco Rossi’s 2011 tour, Live Kom ‘011, which the Italian singer/songwriter recently announced would be his last, uses LED video — in this case, over 350 square meters of Pixled LED screen, as a key scenic element. Read More...

  • Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Draws Record Attendance

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 15, 2011

    GUANGZHOU, China — The 16th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, held June 9-12 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, drew more than 100,000 visitors and 2,931 exhibitors, breaking the record on both counts with better than a 40 percent surge, driven largely by new LED technologies. The total exhibition area covered 210,000 square meters spread across 20 halls in the complex. In all, 116 countries were represented at the show, which covers a wide spectrum of lighting-related industries and applications. Read More...

  • Tarm Showlaser at Nurburg Castle

    Lasers Light Up Victory for Team Porsche at 24-Hour Race

    PLSN Staff | International News | July 15, 2011

    NURBURG, Germany — If you’ve ever wondered how far you could get in a Porsche over the span of 24 hours, a team of drivers at the Nürburgring Nordschleife have provided an answer: 156 laps of the 25 km track (about 15.5 miles), or a little over 2,400 miles — at an average speed of 100 mph through the track’s matrix of twists and turns, with close to 200 other race cars for company.

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