05/06/2006, Chicago, IL- Blacklight.com is honored to celebrate the legends of rock at the VH1 Rock Honors gala in Las Vegas benefiting VH1's Save the Music Foundation!
Blacklight.com proudly contributed hundreds of poly-stone collectibles as a gift bag sponsor for the VH1 Rock Honors gala in Las Vegas benefiting Save the Music Foundation. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is dedicated to restoring instrumental music programs in public schools around the country. Since VH1 Save The Music was created in 1997, more than $30 million worth of new musical instruments has been donated to 1,200 public schools in 80 cities, improving the lives of more than 700,000 children.
New York, April 20, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 will debut the first ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock with the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors." Hosted by Jaime Pressly of the hit sitcom "My Name Is Earl," this year's celebration will honor the music and influence of KISS, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest. Premiering on Wednesday, May 31 at 9PM, "VH1 Rock Honors," will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25 and will include tribute performances by Foo Fighters, Godsmack, The All-American Rejects and Paul Rodgers. The 2-hour tribute will salute the groundbreaking bands of rock, the once in a lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting mark on the history of hard rock. The influence of these honorees will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today's hottest rock acts as well as the legends themselves.
03/09/2006, Chicago, IL- Blacklight.com teams with Sony Pictures Digital and Terra.com to co-sponsor the "Ultra Elite Party" online sweepstakes for the highly anticipated theatrical release
of Ultra Violet!
Violet is a rogue warrior, fighting against a world in which government labs purposely used a virus to create genetic mutations. That virus took the life that she once knew and changed her life forever. Now, using her elite fighting skills, she is bent on protecting her race and out for revenge.
Now you too can be part of the elite. Enter to win a private screening of Ultraviolet for yourself and 50 of your elite friends, plus a $1000 gift certificate from Blacklight.com to get all of the UV gear you need to throw one insane party! Contest entries must be received between March 9th, 2006 and March 31st, 2006.
Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans called Hemophages has emerged who have been genetically modified, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. To the government's dismay, more and more of the population are being transformed, and they have set out to rid the world of this new subculture that they deem a menace to society.
One rogue warrior is bent on protecting her race - and seeking revenge on those who changed her life forever. With fierce fighting skills and chameleon-like abilities, Violet (Milla Jovovich) sets out to destroy a government-designed time bomb that will eliminate all Hemophages.
IN THEATERS: March 3, 2006
View the trailer at: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/ultraviolet/index.html
02/13/2006, Chicago, IL- Blacklight.com proudly contributes to the Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards benefiting the March of Dimes !
An impressive lineup of some of Chicago's best-known professional athletes will take center stage to receive honors at the Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards benefiting the March of Dimes. The dinner will be held Monday, February 13, 2006 at the Hilton Chicago.
The event features a silent auction and sweepstakes, in which Blacklight.com is a proud contributor. Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes, a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies.
The honorees include top athletes from Chicago's professional teams. They are chosen based on their contributions to their teams and the Chicago community. This year's honorees include Chris Duhon of the Bulls, Mark Bell of the Blackhawks, Michael Barrett of the Cubs, Jim Curtin of the Fire and Muhsin Muhammad of the Bears. William "The Refrigerator" Perry is the Lifetime Achievement recipient, plus, a special award will be given to the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox.
10/26/2005, Boston, MA- Blacklight.com sponsors Coldread - "Spiritual Metal" from Boston, MASS !
Blacklight.com, in association with Jagermusic.com, Dean Markley Strings, Halo Guitars, Coffin Case, and Sik World Productons, proudly present Coldread, a "Spiritual" metal band from MA.
Coldread (pronounced cold-reed) gives the masses an experience; a distinctive harmony of driving guitars, a tribalistic rhythm section, dissonant accents, hooking melodies and a visually stimulating show.
10/13/2005, New York, NY- NBC's LAW & ORDER features Blacklight.com's Black-Ray Portable High Intensity 160 watt Blacklight UV Lamp !
The Blak-Ray 160 watt high powered UV lamp offers brilliant irradiance for optimum fluorescence. It comes with the special heat-resistant plastic Cool-Touch housing which allows users to handle the lamp head regardless of how long the lamp has been operating. This rugged lamp can be placed face down on a working surface without damage to the filter. 160 watt self-ballasted bulb included has an average life of 500 to 2000 hours depending on use patterns.
12/29/2004, New York, NY- ESPN2's Cold Pizza features Blacklight.com's Bubble Pro Bubble Machine on the New Year's Gadgets segment with Gizmo Girl !
Jamie Sorcher of ESPN2's Cold Pizza presents the Bubble Pro Bubble Machine during the New Year's Gadgets segment of her weekly Wednesday spot, Gizmo Girl.
She gets the bubbly festivities going with the Bubble Pro as she and her colleagues toast in the New Year.
"What a more festive way to ring in the New Year, than with some bubbles," Sorcher grins. "I think this is very festive and...I love them, I think they are so fun!"
Cold Pizza features hosts Jay Crawford and Dana Jacobson, along side with Woody Paige and Skip Bayless. Guests and regular contributors from the sports world, and various walks of life, appear regularly to offer their insights. Cold Pizza combines a unique blend of sports, pop culture and lifestyle features - all customized for ESPN viewers.
Check out the entire line of bubble machines and bubble juice at Blacklight.com.
08/28/2004, Bensenville, IL- Blacklight.com opens another new store; Continues Flextail™ initiative in Chicago, IL area. More stores planned for 2005-2006 !
Blacklight.com is a internet-based specialty retailer distinctly offering apparel, accessories, gifts, lighting, and music for teenagers and young adults. Just walk into a retail location and the first thing you'll feel is energy. Energy from the music, energy from the merchandise, energy from the people. All of this is what makes Blacklight.com different.
The merchandise reflects a variety of lifestyles and tastes. Add to that the wide selection of unique gifts and unusual accessories and there you have it: Blacklight.com is like no other store on the planet. Blacklight.com has the hippest digs for that concert tonight, wicked motion lighting, posters, candles, body jewelry, and the most insane collectibles found on Earth.
Today, Blacklight.com is defying convention and positioning itself for future Internet and store growth and will become the most outrageous retail brand on the planet! Cool culture is where Blacklight.com began, and it firmly remains at the core of everything Blacklight.com does.
Blacklight.com 239 W. Irving Park Rd. Bensenville, IL 60106
Phone: (630) 860-4590
Hours: Mon - Fri 12pm - 9pm Sat 11am - 9pm
Contact: Troy Grow – Director of Operations
03/29/2004, Villa Park, IL- Blacklight.com launches first Flextail™ flagship store in Chicago, IL area. Plans new store openings soon after huge initial success !
Retailing has become somber. It's expensive to open stores and stock them with enough merchandise to make customers care about your concept. Blacklight.com seeks to combat those problems by developing Flextail™, a first ever retail solution that establishes a low cost brick and mortar kiosk, while simultaneously enforcing a virtual on-line market place.
“Our goal is to provide maximum entertainment to our customers via the selection of our products,” states Brian Schoening, President and Co-Founder of Blacklight.com. “We studied the retail environment and saw a true demand to provide a multifaceted stage to motivate and captivate consumers and entertain them. That's what we are all about.”
“It's the best of three worlds,” comments Troy Grow, Director of Operations for Blacklight.com. “First, we serve the online marketplace, our true origin, which allows consumers to buy hundreds of unique lighting and party gadgets. Second, we built the kiosk that allows them to see, try, and buy many of these products. Third, we have placed the 240 sq. ft. kiosk in a value-centered marketplace, much like a fair. These components keep our costs low and allow us to expand quickly to larger store and web concepts immediately when sales warrant. Sure, we share foot traffic with other retailers, but they build our traffic while we help build theirs.”
“Our product focus is specialized in tech gadgets and special effect party lighting. This segment of merchandise has seen explosive growth beginning in the late 1990's and continuing through the 2000's," states Schoening. “We are looking to capitalize on the millions of blacklights, and blacklight reactive items, sold during this period. These customers are still hungry for 'like' products and we are going to be the answer to that segment. Our vision is to provide captivating products in a distinctive format that reduces risk, while delivering a stimulating shopping experience."
Troy Grow defines the goal by one simple statement: “We don't want to just sell you, we want to entertain you.”
Flextail™ Location: Blacklight.com North Park Mall Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: (877) 213-9049 Contact: Troy Grow – Director of Operations
10/03/2003, Champaign, IL- Blacklight.com sponsors Premo Records' Freestyle Battle and Open Mic Nights !
Blacklight.com sponsors Premo Records' incredible energy filled evening at Tonic Nightclub, where talented artists from all over come to lyrically battle it out on the Mic every Tuesday night. Artists that battle compete for cash prizes and give-a-ways sponosored in-part by Blacklight.com, Budweiser, Buildaposter.com, Chaser, and Premo Records.
On the first Friday Championship Battle of every month, Premo Records also invites A/R representatives and executives from various major record labels in the industry. They come to listen for new talent and potential recruits. It is an amazing opportunity for young artists to be heard by someone who can actually help their future music career.