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  • Al Murray Comedy Quiz Show Lit with Clay Paky Fixtures

    Al Murray Comedy Quiz Show Lit with Clay Paky Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 28, 2011

    LONDON — After his sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it was just a matter of time before Britain’s most notorious pub landlord, Al Murray, was given his own TV game show. Now the British stand-up (or rather his beer-swilling alter-ego) is hosting his own pub quiz on UK comedy channel Dave.

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  • Showtech Survey Shows Less Economic Gloom Among Attendees, Exhibitors

    Showtech Survey Shows Less Economic Gloom Among Attendees, Exhibitors

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 23, 2011

    BERLIN, Germany — The 15th Showtech, a biannual trade event which ran from June 7-9, drew more than 7,520 attendees to the Exhibition Center Berlin. The turnout was just a slight dip from the previous record (7,813 in 2009) and included a noticeable increase in international visitors. Surveys also revealed less economic gloom among attendees and exhibitors.

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  • Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi Lit with Martin Fixtures

    Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi Lit with Martin Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 23, 2011

    ABU DHABI, UAE — The 842-meter-long, 60-meter-high Sheikh Zayed Bridge, which connects mainland Dubai to the island of Abu Dhabi and acts as a gateway to the city, features a color-changing lighting design using fixtures from Martin Professional, including 204 Martin Exterior 600 and 130 Martin Exterior 200 color changing luminaires, as well as 956 Martin Cyclo 01  linear fluorescent luminaires.

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  • Flaming Moving Light Fixtures Used for Vivid Festival’s FireDance on Sydney Waterfront

    Flaming Moving Light Fixtures Used for Vivid Festival’s FireDance on Sydney Waterfront

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 23, 2011

    SYDNEY — It sounds like an LD’s nightmare: an array of cheap moving light fixtures blasting forth with flames instead of beams. But for FireDance, a display produced and created by Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics for the Vivid Festival at Sydney’s Campbells Cove in the Rocks, the flames were 100 percent intentional.

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  • 2011 Summer Night Concert with Robe gear

    Robe Lights 2011 Summer Night Concert at Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 22, 2011

    VIENNA — Lighting designer Helmut Krammer used over 100 Robe fixtures - a mixture of moving lights and units from Robe's innovative LED series - for the 2011 Summer Night Concert, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra in the Baroque gardens at Schönbrunn Palace. The event was attended by 150,000 people and broadcast by ORF to approximately 60 other countries.

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  • Robe Lights Aida at Masada

    Robe Helps Light Aida at Masada, Israel

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 21, 2011

    ISRAEL — Robe moving lights once again were the primary moving light fixtures used for the Israeli Opera's "Aida" at the 2011 Dead Sea & Jerusalem Opera Festival, a co-production with the Les Choragies d'Orange in France, staged in the outdoor purpose built amphitheatre at the foot of Masada Mountain by the Dead Sea, Israel.

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  • Coemar Lights Nomads Nightclub in Instanbul

    Istanbul’s Nomads Nightclub Equipped with Coemar Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 21, 2011

    ISTANBUL — “Nomads,” a well-known Amsterdam nightclub, has chosen Istanbul as its second city, and the new venue has been equipped with Coemar's moving lights, lighting singers and musicians who perform nightly amid a blend of modern and traditional Turkish design features. The club is using Coemar’s iSpot 575 MB fixtures, with a Director 768 mixer for control.

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  • Martin Representative Office Celebration in Russia

    Martin Representative Office in Russia Celebrates 1st Anniversary

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 21, 2011

    MOSCOW — Martin Professional’s representative office in Russia recently celebrated its first anniversary at a special party with partners and friends at club Lookin Rooms in Moscow. Key rental companies, representatives of installation firms, major dealers, industrial retailers and journalists were on hand to share in the celebration with Martin’s Russian team.

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  • Colour Sound Experiment at the Get Loaded festival

    Colour Sound Experiment Stays Busy as U.K. Festival Season Kicks Off

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 21, 2011

    LONDON — Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting equipment and crew to four major festivals on a recent weekend - Rockness in Inverness, the re-launched Glade in Norfolk, "Get Loaded In The Park" in Clapham, London, plus the VIP areas at the Isle of Wight Festival.

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  • Jesus Christ Superstar, supported with gear from Gearhouse Splitbeam

    Gearhouse Splitbeam Supplements JCS Vari-Lite Rig with Robert Juliat, Wybron Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 21, 2011

    JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse Splitbeam recently acquired Robert Juliat 2500W Aramis followspots for its rental inventory, and the new gear has already been used for a production of Jesus Christ Superstar, pictured here. The rental company also acquired a number of Wybron Coloram IT 7.5-inch color changers.

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  • NRK uses Clay Paky gear

    NRK Uses Clay Paky Sharpy on Norwegian TV Show

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 20, 2011

    OSLO, Norway — Rental company Rubicon provided the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) with 12 Sharpy units for their new musical game show, Popstokk, where glowing stripes and beams play a central role in senior lighting designer Tore Rødseth’s visual design. Read More...

  • Bath Abbey, lit with Robe and Anolis fixtures

    Architectural Landmarks in Bath, U.K. Lit with Robe and Anolis Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | June 16, 2011

    BATH, U.K. — To mark the opening night of the 2011 Bath International Music Festival, themed “Party in the City,” LD Simon Marcus from Enlightened specified Robe moving lights and Anolis LED fixtures. Landmarks bathed in a new glow included Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and other key architectural features around the UK World Heritage spa town's city center. Read More...

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