Haunted Mansion Halloween in a Crystal Tent for Jim Lee Events

Jim Lee Events, one of the leading event production companies and caterers in Dallas, delivered the premiere Halloween party in Lakewood, and Dallas Light and Sound provided the lighting, audio and decor to make the night special. Inspired by a vision from Jim Lee, DLS event designer Neale Jones and our team turned a beautiful home and back yard into a "Haunted Louisiana Mansion". The Dallas Light and Sound design crew, in collaboration with Jim Lee and his staff, transformed the front of the house, the bottom floor, back porch and a crystal tent pitched in the back yard into a Halloween wonderland.

From a truly spooky front entry with sinister blue lighting and lots of foggy haze, to a DJ Altar in the tent, guests were left gasping as they went from room to room. The transformation became complete as the sun set and guests arrived....with lighting effects and moody music welcoming revelers.

The evening turned up the volume as the lights came down and Dallas Light and Sound activated a special color changing lighting effect on a chandelier that DLS hung in the tent (as seen in this video.)

High end LED candles played a major role in creating the overall look, with dozens deployed to help create the overall ambiance for the party. The photos below show the difference that great special event lighting can make for the overall look of the party. The first picture shows what guests saw as they entered the crystal tent. The second was taken in broad daylight.

Jim Lee dressed his service staff in period costumes, brought in a medium for a seance, and a sketch artist to capture memories of the night. Serving a combination of Cajun and Asian themed food, the Jim Lee menu remained true to the  time period with Crayfish empanads accompanied by a very modern and delish sushi bar.

In addition to providing and installing decor, pipe and drape, staging and lighting in the tent, DLS created a beautifully lit transition space between the house and the tent. Notice the blue cobwebs shinging through the window from the inside of the house.

Coming soon to  Dallas Light and Sound on Facebook - a photo gallery from the event including more before and after pictures. http://www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound

For additional information on Jim Lee Events, visit...  http://jimleeevents.com/ .


DLS Collaborates with Carmen and Mark Menza, this Friday for Aurora

Artist Carmen Menza to Exhibit at Aurora
On October 28th, Aurora 2011 arrives in Dallas! Aurora is a night of FREE public art that will transform the Dallas Arts District. This Friday, emerging and established artists from around the country will create site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection art. The events kicks off at 7:30pm and lasts until midnight.

All are welcome to come experience the Arts District neighborhood in an unexpected way, with art in unexpected places.

Artist Mark Menza to Exhibit at Aurora

Dallas Light and Sound is collaborating with noted Dallas artists Carmen and Mark Menza as they create an interactive installation at the Crowe Museum of Asian Art. Carmen is creating a piece of art that will gradually diminish and eventually disappear as the evening progresses. Attendees will be invited to take a piece of the Menza experience in light with them as they visit installations from other artists. Mark Menza has composed new, original music for the installation. Dallas Light and Sound designed the lighting for the Menza’s art space at the Crowe Museum, upper and lower levels.

For additional information on the Aurora event, visit http://dallasaurora.com .

For additional information on Carmen Menza’s work, visit  http://www.carmenmenza.com .

For info on Mark Menza, see http://www.menzamusic.com .

Mirror Balls in the Sky... at Ilume Halloween

These pictures are from an over-the-top special event held to celebrate Halloween at the mixed use residential community Ilume. Jagermeister and Pinnacle Vodka sonsored the event. Dallas Light and Sound provided both lighting and sound for the night. The first image is of the bar area in an early, pre-party state. It's looking great with mirror balls spinning, waiting to welcome revelers. Notice the giant bottles, a great branding strategy from Jager.

With the assistance of Ilume staff  DLS suspended a mirror ball three stories in the air over the pool and created a stunning light show for the entertainment and costume contest. Dual spotlights added energy and unique effects to the show. In the picture above, a white spot overlays an orange spot to bring focus to the performer. The interior couryard walls benefitted from a swirling diamond lighting effect. Uplighting in orange at both ends of the pool  rounded out the overall look and complimented freshly instaled seasonal color in the Ilume flowerbeds.

Watch for additional pictures from this event in our Ilume Halloween special event photo gallery, coming soon to the Dallas Light and Sound page on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound

For additional information on the Ilume, visit http://www.ilume.com.


The Legendary Tommie Ross - hits the roof!

The Legendary Tommie Ross appearing rooftop on a stage designed by Dallas Light and Sound event designer Craig Canant. Notice how the silhouettes are different! Now THAT is a creative special event lighting effect...... delivered by Dallas Light and Sound.

An entrance suitable for a Legend. The drama was palpable on the roof deck as the crowd waited for the Star to emerge.

Tommie performed a medley of Diana Ross hits, followed by a medley of Supremes classics. In the second act, Billy Holiday took the stage and the lady sang the blues.

Visit our photo gallery on Facebook for more pictures from this exciting evening.


Appearing above is a closeup shot of a spandex bar backdrop that provides visual interest to the rooftop while camouflaging an ugly wooden fence.


BoConcept hosts HGTV Design Star Leslie Ezelle at Komen fundraiser

Leslie Ezelle
Artist, Designer & Breast Cancer Survivor
BoConcept, at their Dallas showroom located in the Design District, hosted a fundraiser on October 14th with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation - Dallas County. The event featured HGTV Design Star Leslie Ezelle and local celebrity chef Kent Rathbun..... and Dallas Light and Sound was there! Event designer Craig Canant created a stunning design, including pink carpet entry, store entrance uplighting, and lighting of a temporary installation of an enormous sculpture created by Ezelle that is now touring the nation.

Ezelle feels a close connection to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This beautiful 43-year-old former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader fought a two-year battle with breast cancer. During her illness she endured six weeks of radiation, six serious infections, and six surgeries. Simultaneously, she and her family struggled with financial problems in the wake of the stock market crash. Miraculously, four months after her final surgery, she auditioned for HGTV's "Design Star" and made the cast.... and an indelible impression on viewers. Ezelle is a designer, artist, sculptor, mother, wife, survivor of breast cancer, and fundraiser for causes she believes in! 

In the photo at left, a crane prepares to lift the Ezelle sculpture out of a park area located across the street from the BoConcept showroom. The sculpture occupied a principal role as one of the highlights for patrons at the event. Dallas Light and Sound washed the sculpture in pink light in observance of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's work, raising funds to defeat Breast Cancer. The sculpture, which was on loan from Ezelle's private collection, departed Dallas immediately following the event and will appear at other events across the nation. Ezelle's "Bra Scuplture" reflects both her struggle with and triumph over breast cancer, and serves as a larger than life reminder that the fight continues.

The "Design For A Cure" attracted hundreds and was widely covered in Dallas media, making several lists of recommended and best events to attend that Friday. Pre-event coverage appeared on the website supporting DHome Magaine


and appeared prominently on the list of Best Things to Do this Weekend at the Dallas Observer.


Ezelle served as Honorary Race Chair for the Komen Dallas Race for A Cure.


Emmy Winner Leslie Jordan - One Man Show in Dallas

It was a pleasure providing audio, lighting, stage design and event production services for a private event featuring Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan.   Both gracious and hilarious, Leslie Jordan flew into Dallas on Saturday, October 15th fresh from filming an episode on the set of Desperate Housewives, and presented his raucous one man show to an appreciative audience.   Following his performance, Jordan conducted a book and dvd signing behind red velvet ropes and visited one on one with his fans at length. 

Jordan spoke about his life for nearly an hour, a whirlwind and veritable tour de force on the stage as he regaled the audience with funny, and often touching stories. His no holds barred style of comedy resonates with audiences who know the truth when they hear it, and who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves.

Whether recounting his exploits on the set of Will and Grace as Beverly Leslie, or telling family stories involving his twin sisters, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the evening. As the evening grew later, Jordan recounted some never before told stories that were not for the faint of heart.

If your organization is bringing star power to North Texas, consider calling Dallas Light & Sound at 214-943-4238 for event production services for your next public or private event. Our talented team of event professionals are adept at working with talent, including fetching iced tea when the star of the show insists he might "perish from thirst without a drink of cold iced tea." Leslie Jordan you make us laugh in the best way. Welcome back to Dallas!


Red Party at Frontiers of Flight Museum ....sooooo RED!

Stunning decor and lighting provided by Dallas Light and Sound..... premium vodka from Hudson Ferus....audio design in support of Billboard #1 recording artist Wynter Gordon.....the Red Party at Frontiers of Flight!

Dallas Light and Sound provided the total look, from decor elements, to spotlights, to wall washes, and high energy stage lighting. We also provided a killer audio system.

We also created a stunning VIP area with backlit sheer white drapes, highboys with brilliant red linens, red carpet and stanchions with red velvet ropes.

All of these items reside in our inventory. Call Dallas Light and Sound at 214-943-4238 to tap into our creative team of event designers and our outstanding inventory of event resources.

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Decor from Dallas Light & Light at Red Party Dallas

So red - the VIP balcony overlooking the main event space.

Wynter Gordon Performs at Red Party Dallas

 Billboard #1 Dance Chart recording artist Wynter Gordon entertains the crowd at the
Red Party at Frontiers of Flight Museum.

DJ Brandon Moses at Red Party Dallas

DJ Brandon Moses spinning hi-nrg tracks in our
specially created burgundy velour DJ Booth at the Red Party.


Heat of the Night Casino Party at Studios 1019

In the Heat of the Night held at Studios 1019 was a tremendous success for Legal Hospice of Texas. Dallas Light and Sound provided lighting, large format video projection, and highboys for the event. We supplied casino table lighting and wall warmers for the main gaming area to produce a warm incandescent glow like old school Vegas Casinos. In the secondary poker room, a soothing light lavender glow provided plenty of light for gaming.

Call us at 214-943-4238 for information on services we can supply for your next event.


Fashion's Night Out - Fantastic Review!

The reviews for Fashion's Night Out at Tootsie's are glowing. See what Dena Miller has to say on the Miss A - Charity Meets Style website.


On Sept. 8th, Tootsie’s turned into a New York-style nightclub, dressed to the nines in pink, black and white for the nation’s 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out. Disco balls, pink lighting and dance floor were provided by Dallas Light and Sound. Upon entering, guests walked the “pink” carpet before heading upstairs where the entire second floor had been transformed. “Club” Tootsie’s now featured an in-store dance floor, guest DJ Red Bull spinning hot tunes, two bars serving craft cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace Bourbon. An animal skin lounge VIP area was roped off for guests of the hosts for the evening, Tara Harper and Drew Ginsburg, cast mates from Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas reality show. A second VIP lounge for Buffalo Trace executives featured a white leather trimmed spot.

Fashion's Night Out - Event of the Night in Dallas!

Oh So Cynthia named the Fashion's Night Out event at Tootsie's as the best party of the night in Dallas. Thank you to Alison Volk from Tootsie's and to Bri Crum & Jarrod Fresquez from Plan B PR for selecting Dallas Light & Sound to provide event decor and lighting for the event. The entire Tootsie's team was a delight to work with!