12/23/15

The Little Black Dress Competition is slated for Park Place Volvo on January 15th - Come Spy With Us!

Join the fashion and charitable minded at Park Place Volvo on January 15th to help Legal Hospice "Spy" the best Little Black Dress in North Texas. Designers for the Legal Hospice of Texas 10th annual Fashion CITED show will compete in a Little Black Dress competition to see whose dress is best as a preview to the big 10th Anniversary event scheduled later this year at Frontiers of Flight Museum!

Plan to attend so that YOU can help pick THE dress. Each contribution of  $20 provides an attendee with 4 chances to vote at the event for their favorite LBD!! Additional $20 donations secure additional tickets to use as votes. Complimentary valet, food and drinks are part of the evening's fashionable festivities. All proceeds from Little Black Dress benefit the clients of Legal Hospice of Texas.

COME SPY WITH US!  Dallas Light and Sound is honored to be back again this year as the production partner for the Little Black Dress event providing audio, video, staging, a red carpet entry, tables and linens and more. Please join us at Park Place Volvo on January 15th.

Click the following link for additional information...  https://www.facebook.com/events/1737624413133606/

The Little Black Dress preview event is a precursor to Fashion CITED, which celebrates it's 10th year later this year as the chief fund raising event for Legal Hospice of Texas. Joining co-producers Francisco Flores and Cathy Garcia, local fashion plates Leah Frazier and Vanessa Lua will serve as co-chairs for Fashion: CITED 2016. An outstanding lineup of 19 designers and brands will participate in recognition of this milestone year, including Petit Atelier, Jonathan Aparicio, Francisco Flores, Mario Alberto and Edo Popken of Switzerland.

Legal Hospice of Texas is a non-profit law firm with the mission of providing legal advocacy and services for those diagnosed with HIV and for others who are terminally ill.

Presented below for your enjoyment are several images from Little Black Dress Competitions held during the last three years. We hope to see you at Park Place Volvo.

It's a packed house for Little Black Dress 2015 benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas.

Designer Francisco Flores showing his creation for Little Black Dress 2015 held at Ilume Park
The fabulous Rhonda Sargent Chambers of RSC Show Productions
served as MC for the 2015 edition of the Little Black Dress competition.

The 2014 Little Black Dress winning look designed by Mario Alberto Gallegos Jr. with Model Kavo Cat!

Contestant Cathy Garcia posing with several entries at Little Black Dress in 2014.
Little Black Entries from the 2013 Little Black Dress Competition benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas

12/12/15

Impulse Dallas Presents Deck the Hauls


Thank you to Impulse Group Dallas for choosing Dallas Light and Sound as your production resource for the organization's first ever holiday party. Held in the Granite Bar at Station 4, the event saw the space transformed from essentially an empty room into a sexy and sophisticated holiday tableau. 

With signature DLS decor elements, lighting, audio, room layout, and a gorgeous photo area under the direction of Dallas Light and Sound, the event proved hugely successful. We deployed lighted trees and table centerpieces, created a food prep table holiday
display, and provided other holiday decor elements from our inventory complimented the red and blue and green color scheme created by DLS for the event. Uplighting provided depth to the space and the photo area, which was anchored by a DLS red carpet and velvet rope installation to compliment the white drape background we installed for the event. With a Santa's chair flanked by DLS lighted trees and lighted box bases, one of the most memorable elements of the event d├ęcor sprang from the creative mind of our event designer Craig Canant - a simple red AIDS ribbon which overlayed on the white lighted trees.

Organizers collected more than 200 articles of clothing for Out of the Closet and performed more than 30 on-site HIV tests - with testing a core part of the Impulse Group Dallas misssion. Congratulations to the event organizers on such a successful soiree! 

Credit for these gorgeous photos goes to Chris Huffstutler of Chris and His Camera. Check out additional images from the party at ... 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.739078559555739.1073741839.590675861062677&type=3

... and to find out more about the services offered by Dallas Light and Sound visit our webpage at www.dallaslightandsound.com.




11/8/15

Inaugural Army Scholarship Foundation at Brookhollow Golf Club Welcomes General John Abizaid

General John Abizaid addresses the Army Scholarship
Foundation Luncheon at Brookhollow Golf Club
The Army Scholarship Foundation held its first ever Stand Up for Heroes Luncheon in Dallas on Oct 27 at Brookhollow Golf Club. General John Abizaid, US Army retired was our guest speaker. Also attending were LTG Jay Garner, LTG Stan Green, Congressman Allen West & Ambassador Bob Jordan, along with many soldiers and friends of the Foundation and the Army.
Ms Samantha Nance, 2015 Army Scholarship Foundation recipient of the Fluor Scholarship told her story and expressed appreciation at the Luncheon. Samantha is the wife of PFC Marty Nance stationed at Ft Sill. She is a senior full time student at TWU in Denton, works full time, and the mother of 2 young kids. This is the type of student who needs help from the Army Scholarship Foundation and who represents the type of young Army family members today who are making sacrifices daily in defense of freedom.
Dallas Light and Sound provided a professional audio system used by presenters at the event, large format video screens and projection services for the event.
To find out more about the Army Scholarship Foundation visit their website at http://www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org. The organization can also be found on Faceboo at https://www.facebook.com/ArmyScholarshipFoundation

5/5/15

AIN Presents Bloomin Ball on Saturday, May 9th at the Hilton Anatole

AIN’s Bloomin’ Ball…sowing seeds of hope is one of Dallas’ most inspiring events. Scheduled for this Saturday, May 9, 2015, Bloomin’ Ball is the annual charity gala event that benefits AIDS Interfaith Network and is an evening of appreciation, inspiration, motivation, and hope.

Bloomin’ Ball takes place in May when the floral blooms of spring symbolize renewal and hope. Through Bloomin’ Ball the AIN organization seeks to sow seeds of hope… Hope for people who are living with HIV/AIDS, and Hope that we will see the end of the pandemic of HIV/AIDS. The support of patrons who attend help to foster that hope and support client services provided by the organization.
Now in its 9th year (and the 29th year of AIN), Bloomin’ Ball returns to the Hilton Anatole Hotel for the 2015 edition of the event, and are anticipating more than 450 patrons to attend. Xylia Rosenzweig and Jason Day serve as Co-Chairs for the 2015 event.
Last year’s Chairs Parkland Pride are the Honorary Chairs. Friend and former AIN staff member Travis Gasper joins us Emcee, and Gary L. Floyd returns again this year to produce the live entertainment. The organization is grateful to have Texas Instruments returning this year as Presenting Sponsor.
Bloomin Ball 2014 saw An enthusiastic crowd pack the Hilton Anatole for a
meaningful and memorable evening.
Beginning at 5:00 pm guests arrive at a reception that features live entertainers, cash bars, and an impressive silent auction. The evening continues at 7:00 pm with a delectable three-course seated dinner with complementary wine service. During dinner enjoy a program that includes live musical performances, video, inspirational speaking, a live service auction, and conferring of the respected Crystal Hope Awards. The event ends at 10:00 pm.
Bloomin Ball 2013 was a vision in green.

Through their mission, AIN works to prevent the spread of HIV and serves people living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable populations. Currently they provide service to 2,000 men, women, youth and children who have HIV/AIDS. Through their prevention programs they also reach another 10,000 people who are at-risk of contracting HIV.
Proceeds of the event benefit the client services of AIN and are tax deductible. To purchase tickets for the event visit CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!.
The Bloomin Ball Ensemble wows the crowd with
their vocal talents at the Hilton Anatole
Dallas Light and Sound is proud to have provided turnkey production services for Bloomin Ball for what will be our 7th year. With an exclusive and custom event design that includes audio, video, lighting, set design, and more, Bloomin Ball is one of our favorite nights of the year.

4/10/15

Kibble and Cocktails Raises $43,000 for DFW Rescue Me at 3015 Trinity Groves

 When dog lovers, their dogs and their friends and families come together in one of the hippest destinations in Dallas to raise funds for DFW Rescue Me – one could bet that the evening would be fun. And what an incredible night it was on Tuesday, March 31st as a packed house enjoyed bites, drinks, and an auction to raise a total of $43,000 for an organization that rescues battered, abused and abandoned dogs. It is the goal of DFW Rescue Me to have a positive impact for those that can't speak for themselves through adoption programs, teaching responsible pet ownership, and emphasizing the importance of spaying and neutering to control overpopulation. Their mission is to provide a “new leash on life” by finding permanent and loving homes for lost, abused, and abandoned dogs.  

Held at 3015 Trinity Groves, Kibble and Cocktails was presented by a number of sponsors including Fiat of Dallas, Wells Fargo and Barking Hound Village and featured culinary delights from food sponsors Gemma, Nick and Sam's, LUCK, Kitchen LTO, Amberjax, Chef Sharon Van Meter from 3015 at Trinity Groves, Souk, Baboush, Rodeo Goat and Bark Chocolate, along with alcohol sponsors Stoli Vodka, Texas Ale Project and Bottled Poetry Wines

The event also included live music by David Cote, a raffle, live auction and puppies for adoption. 100% of the proceeds go directly to DFW Rescue Me and their "Justice Fund."

Fiat of Dallas showcased two of their new
models at Kibble and Cocktails under
lighting from Dallas Light and Sound
Dallas Light and Sound provided event production services that included floorplanning the event, and provide production elements including a red carpet lighted entry to showcase two Fiat automobiles, a VIP Lounge, and linens and highboys and other incidentals for the event.

For additional information about DFW Rescue Me visit the organization’s website at …. http://dfwrescueme.org .

A breezy and beautiful white lounge furniture installation from Dallas Light and Sound provides a
relaxing space for patrons of Kibble and Cocktails to rest while enjoying the event.
Turquoise linens from Dallas Light and Sound provide a beautiful pop of color at
Kibble and Cocktails 2015 at Trinity Groves


2/28/15

No Tie Dinner is Sat, March 28th at Frontiers of Flight Museum - Benefitting AIDS Services of Dallas

Dallas Light and Sound is thrilled to be back with ASD again this year for what will be the 10th Anniversary edition of this annual soiree. Featuring audio, video, lighting, grand entry and the creation of the exclusive Purple Foundation VIP Lounge by Dallas Light and Sound - our 4th year of providing production services for this event will be the BEST EVER.  This annual event is a benefit to raise funds for AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD), which provides housing and supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS.
 
No Tie Dinner 2014 Was at Blast!
Held at Frontiers of Flight Museum, this event drew more than 2500 patrons to support the work of ASD.
Shown here just prior to the arrival of guests, the event is ready to welcome a near capacity crowd.


On Saturday, March 28, 2015 groups of people across DFW will host social gatherings – from backyard barbecues for as few as 10 people to formal dinners for 30 or more. These socials can be casual or formal, large or small, gourmet to potluck. In return for their host’s hospitality, guests are asked to make a donation of $75 or more to ASD, of which ALL proceeds go towards housing and supportive services for ASD clients.


DJ Brandon Olds will be spinning
at No Tie Dinner 2015
On the evening of Saturday, March 28, 2015, all dinner hosts and guests are invited to Frontiers of Flight Museum where more than 1,500 people will gather for an exciting evening of entertainment, dancing, music, drinks and delightful desserts donated by some of Dallas’s finest caterers. Fabulous items from Dallas designers, restaurants and stores to luxury prizes and exotic getaways will also be available for silent & live auction bidding that night!

Dinner hosts and sponsors will be invited to a VIP Sponsor and Host Appreciation Party located in an intimate, exclusive setting. the presenting sponsor for 2015 is the Purple Foundation. DJ Brandon Olds is slated to entertain from a spot perched above the crowd, playing his mix of party favorites over a sound system supplied by Dallas Light and Sound.

Join us in celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of No Tie Dinner! This event is a fantastic and fun way to make a difference for the men, women and children living at AIDS Services of Dallas.  To purchase tickets, visit... http://www.notiedinner.org.

The videos appearing below show some of the fun found at previous incarnations of No Tie Dinner.

 
 
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Dallas Light and Sound Launches All New Website

Dallas Light and Sound is pleased to announce that we have launched an all new website. Found at www.dallaslightandsound.com, the new site provides an in-depth overview of the types of work our company does within the special events and wedding industries. The new site includes specific pages for non-profit galas, corporate events, fashions shows and other types of events we produce, plus includes a page dedicated to our work with weddings and wedding receptions. An easy contact form allows visitors to reach out to our company.

Extensive photo galleries showcase wedding and special events produced since our company produced our first event in 2008. Handy links to event venues we love, and to event professionals we trust are also included on the site. Links to this blog, and the other blogs we maintain, plus to our Facebook page, Pintrest pages and Twitter site are also present on the site. All of the images that appear on the new website are from events we have produced, or for which we have assisted our clients with production services, nd provide a great representation fo the quality and scope of the services we provide.

Check out the new www.dallaslightandsound.com!