More Than 1500 Attend No Tie Dinner at Frontiers of Flight Museum

A huge crowd of patrons turn out for No Tie Dinner 2012.
More than 1500 ASD patrons turned out on March 24th for No Tie Dinner, an evening of food, drink and entertainment benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas. The dessert portion of the evening was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The evening saw both silent and live auctions bring in tens of thousands for the agency. With a revised format under the guidance of event chair David Nelson, the addition of live entertainment, video messages from ASD supporters, and a new layout for the floor, the evening was in many ways like none that had come before.

A custom designed DJ booth and video projection installation
from Dallas Light and Sound at No Tie Dinner 2012
No Tie Dinner is a complicated event to produce, with attendees starting the evening at dozens of private homes and restaurants before converging on Frontiers of Flight for a dessert party and the end of the night festivities. Adding video and a performance this year, Nelson relied on Dallas Light and Sound to deliver the look for the evening. Another first for the event saw DLS provide professional silent auction lighting, which helped patrons see what they were bidding upon, read bid sheets, and place bids!

A sophisticated, custom designed DJ booth, concert quality audio including audio on the upstairs mezzanine, stretch spandex video screens, and black and white linens rounded out the look. Branding for the event included projection of the No Tie Logo in gobo format on the elevator shaft leading to the upstairs mezzanine. Uplighting in the upstairs art and auction lounge extended the event's signature color of teal throughout the facility.  

For additonal images from the event, visit the Dallas Light and Sound photo galleries on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound.

Silent auction lighting is so important in helping deliver big returns from what is
often the largest source of non-sponsor revenue for many events.
Dallas Light and Sound posesses extensive experience in lighting silent auctions.

For additional information on Not Tie Dinner visit www.notiedinner.org.


Touching Moments Shared at Attitudes and Attire Luncheon

Providing audio, video and lighting for Fashion Shows is a major part of our business.....  However sometimes "The Show" isn't the most memorable part of the overall experience.

The photos at left were taken at the Attitudes and Attire 15th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon held at the Dallas Market Center and show one of the clients of the agency recounting her personal triumphs after availing herself of the amazing services offered by this Dallas based charity. Crystal clear audio from Dallas Light and Sound delivered memorable and touching moments as clients of the agency recounted how the programs and resources at Attitudes and Attire had propelled them to secure meaningful jobs and thus be able to leave lives of drug abuse and prostitution and poverty behind. Three clients spoke powerfully of how this organization has changed their lives forever. Some clients of Attitudes and Attire have troubled pasts involving use of drugs and alcohol, some are victims of domestic violence, and some just victims of the economy. Each story was different and powerful, and each with a happy ending. The tools Attitudes and Attire provides for their clients result in life changing opportunities.

Attitudes and Attire’s multi-tiered programs instill in women the resources necessary for gaining confidence and self-worth—enabling them to get back into the workplace. Attitudes and Attire workshops focus on self-esteem, communication skills, interview preparation and work ethic.

And then there was the show....... Elements, a Dallas clothing boutique located at 4400 Lovers Lane, provided stunning fashions which were modeled by professional models and local celebrities and style trendsetters. Amy Vanderoef from Good Morning Texas, actress and model LeeAnne Locken, the ever-stylish Allison Volk with Plan B PR, and many more philanthropic women were spotted on the catwalk.
With tens of thousands of dollars raised and an enjoyable and memorable experience delivered for the crowd, Attitudes and Attire 15th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon was a tremendous success!

For more information about Attitudes and Attire visit www.attitudesandattire.org.


Tickets Available for Fashion CITED 2012 at Frontiers of Flight March 22

Tickets are available now or Fashion CITED 2012, benefiting the Legal Hospice of Texas. A total of 17 local designers are scheduled to showcase their fashions at Frontiers of Flight, on a nearly 60 foot custom designed runway! The event is set for Thursday, March 22nd and begins at 6 pm.

Widely regarded as one of the top fashion events of the year for local designers, Fashion CITED will feature 170 looks in this year's show.

Legal Hospice of Texas works tirelessly to build a community in which people, regardless of health or economic status, have access to justice. Their mission is to provide timely and compassionate legal services to low income persons diagnosed with terminal illnesses or HIV-disease

Dallas Light Sound has worked for weeks on a custom production design for the event that incorporates lighting, stage design, runway, audio, video projection, and staging to help make the 2012 event the biggest ever. This year makes our fourth as technical producers for Fashion CITED. Images from shows from each of the last three years can be found on our facebook page in the photo galleries section at www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound.

For additional information or to purchase a ticket, visit... www.legalhospice.org.

Ashard Richley Viewing Party Celebrates 24-Hour Catwalk Win

A model strikes a pose while elevated above the crowd
on a Dallas Light and Sound model box.
More than a hundred influential fashion industry experts and North Texas style setters turned out on March 1st to meet Ashley Burghardt and celebrate her win on television's 24-Hour Catwalk with a night of cocktails, fashion and music at the Candle Room. The event showcased the Ashard Richley 2012 collection of handbags, and saw the head designer and co-founder debut her Spring 2012 apparel collection.
Ashley Burghardt was chosen by D-Magazine in 2010 as one of Dallas’s Ten Most Beautiful Women and is also listed amongst the state’s top twenty designers by Texas’ Next Top Designer. She has served as a coach to a young Dallas girl on MTV’s hit show, Made. Her most recent triumph was on the new Lifetime series 24 Hour Catwalk where she competed against three other talented designers to craft a three look collection from designated materials within a period of only 24 hours. Ashley’s design championed the runway and secured the monetary grand prize of $10,000.

Dallas Light and Sound assisted Plan B PR's Alison Volk in producing the Candle Room event, supplying flatscreens for the viewing party, model riser boxes for the fashion show, pinspot lighting, and hours of Hi NRG tunes from DJ Tony Dean.

Additional images compiled from photographers who covered the event are available by visiting the DLS facebook page at www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound.

Fashionable DFW celebrities pose in front of a Dallas Light and Sound flatscreen monitor that just happens to be showing a clip of Ashley Burghardt from Lifetime televisions's series 24-Hour Catwalk

Flat Screens Available Now for Your Next Event, Party, Marketing Effort

With addition of new, hi-definition flatscreen monitors to the Dallas Light and Sound inventory, the services we can provide to our clients have just expanded exponentially! Live twitter feeds, sponsor reels, a memory collage, videos and other programming - the possibilities are endless. Already an in-demand item, these 46" monitors are perfect for smaller venues where large format video projection isn't practical. They can be used for focused branding messages next to bars, provide details at check-in or other information stations, and are a great way to display live twitter feeds without overwhelming the other visual elements of an event. Accepting PC, broadcast, DVD and cable input, their versatility is boundless. Call 214-943-4238 to discuss booking this technology for your next event.

One of the new Dallas Light and Sound flatscreen monitors used to display images representing our work at the Grand Reopening and Open House at the Grand Hall at Texas Discovery Gardens.


You're Invited to Texas Discovery Gardens Grand Hall - Sun, March 4th

Join Dallas Light and Sound at Texas Discovery Gardens to rediscover why this venue is a perfect option for any wedding and a great choice for many types of events. An Open House and Re-Opening of the Grand Hall at TDG will showcase a number of vendors, including Dallas Light and Sound.

Date - Sunday, March 4th
Time -   5:30 - 8 pm.
RSVP - send an email to rental@TexasDiscoveryGardens.org or call 214-428-7476 x 290.
Directions - Enter the State Fair of Texas Fairgrounds at Gate 6 and you are there!
Parking - Parking is free, if you tell the gate attendant you are coming to the Texas Discovery Gardens.

Here's a link to the article appearing at D Magazine online...