DFW Federal Club Transforms Grand Hall at Fair Park into Casino Royale

Visitors to Fair Park earlier this month were treated to special event lighting of the Grand Hall entrance at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. The facility, rented by the DFW Federal Club for their Annual Holiday Party, underwent a transformation, becoming a sophisticated Monte Carlo style casino. The event, "Casino Royale", brought more than 15 gaming tables, world class entertainment, and delicious food and drinks to Fair Park.

With more than 400 in attendance, the black tie affair was the first casino party for the DFW Federal Club. Dallas Light and Sound provided lighting, decor, video projection and audio for the evening. A performance by local celebrity vocalist Terry Loftis added old world glamour to the evening, with food by Jim Lee Events providing tasty bites for revelers. Seen here are two of the food tables which feature 7+ foot tall holiday themed poinsettia centerpieces designed by Dallas Light and Sound. When placed on the tables, they reached more than 10 feet into the air.

The gaming areas were lighted in brilliant reds and pinks and featured a special projection welcoming guests to gamble. All new "Stylebar" cocktail bars from Dallas Light and Sound made their debut at the event and can be seen in this photo and the photo above. Their stainless look provided an elegant focal point for the corners and back wall of the Grand Hall.

To view additional images of the event visit the Dallas Light and Sound photo galleries on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound.


New Full Service Linen Selection - Available Now from DLS

Table linens are integral to any event or wedding reception, and Dallas Light and Sound is pleased to announce our new full-service event linens department! Featuring traditional and pintuck styles, the most popular colors can now be yours for your next special event. Watch for announcements in the coming months as we add colors and options and styles to our already extensive inventory.

At Dallas Light and Sound we're working on a new concept in wedding receptions that promises to revolutionize the way brides choose linens. Stay tuned as we debut that concept in the first quarter of 2012 with a new website dedicated to the discriminating yet budget conscious bride. We've added a new page to this site - accessible on the upper right side of the page. Visit that new page in a couple of weeks for the latest updates on linen developments at Dallas Light and Sound - Designer Receptions.


Texas PTA 2011 Statewide Student Awards Ceremony

Students, parents and educators from across Texas came to the Grand Hall at the Texas Discovery Gardens earlier this year to receive statewide honors in a variety of competitive categories. The governing organization for PTA chapters across Texas selected Dallas Light and Sound to provide audio and projection services for their event "Reflections". With four separate sessions of awards, hundreds attended and all could hear the crystal clear audio provided by Dallas Light and Sound. Notice – not a speaker in sight!

Other event production companies might have used speakers on poles to supply audio for this event….. marring sight lines and ruining pictures for awards recipients. NOT Dallas Light and Sound…. Our no-poles approach to audio does the trick every time!
Video projection took place on a motorized screen that is permanently installed in the Grand Hall, as seen in these pictures.
For additional information about renting The Grand Hall or any of the facilities at Texas Discovery Gardens, visit http://texasdiscoverygardens.org/rentals_and_weddings.php .
Additional images from this event are available in the Dallas Light and Sound photo galleries on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound .


World AIDS Day 2011 in Main Street Garden - Downtown Dallas

A beautiful and moving remembrance....

What an honor to be selected by the event organizers to provide audio, video and lighting for the World AIDS Day 2011 Commemoration at Main Street Gardens Park in Dallas. Featuring panels from the Names Project Quilt, performances from the Women's Chorus of Dallas, and speeches from many DFW notables, this Dec 1st event brought together 30 community organizations and hundreds of participants in remembrance of those lost in the last three decades to AIDS.

In the video above: Dallas Councilwoman Angela Hunt, Dallas Cowboy tight end Martellus Bennett, Aids Interfaith Network Executive Director the Reverend Steven Pace, AIN Development Director Travis Gaspar , the voice of Event Chair Todd Hedrick during the candlelight ceremony, all surrounded by the beautiful music of the The Women's Chorus of Dallas.

 For additional information on World Aids Day 2011, the Dallas ceremonies, and the event participants, please visit the following websites:

For World Aids Day visit www.worldaidsday.org.
For information on the Dallas Commemoration, visit www.aidsinterfaithnetwork.org.
Dallas City Councilwoman Angela Hunt can be reached at www.angelahunt.com.

The video clip appearing at the start of this article was produced by oaklawntv.


DFW Jingle Mingle at Dallas Contemporary Benefits Dream Fund

Q. What do you get when the members of nine marketing, media, advertising, communication and creative organizations from North Texas gather for a party with a purpose?

 A. The 2011 DFW Jingle Mingle holiday party at the Dallas Contemporary!

Dallas Light and Sound was there on December 1st to provide video projection and uplighting for this hugely successful event. Live posting of tweets about the event kept participants up to the minute in social media. DLS hi-definition projection equipment made those posts larger than life in a gallery space uplit in red and white for the holiday season.

The event benefited the Dream Fund, a media industry charity that steps in to help media professionals when the unexpected happens. For additional information about the 2011 DFW Jingle Mingle including a list of sponsors and participating organizations, visit www.dfwjinglemingle.com.

Paticipants at the event enjoyed noshing on heavy appetizers plus a dessert bar, from Doug Boster Gourmet Catering.

The evening featured an open bar, a raffle benefiting the Dream Fund, with fabulous prizes like a free Chevrolet car loan for a week, hotel packages, sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, and more! Dance tunes from a rockin DJ rounded out the night.

Diamond level sponsor Digital People provided access to a photo booth to create personalized flip books, while Chevrolet underwrote the social media entertainment experience. The Dallas Contemporary served as a stunning and fresh backdrop for the event, with guests invited to visit the galleries at The Contemporary, one of which is currently showing "Nutcrackers" by Jennifer Rubell. The event took place in the west gallery, which is pictured above and which contains numerous works by Aaron Prazette. "North Swell" is the title of this exhibition. For additional information about the museum, visit http://dallascontemporary.org/.