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Showing posts with label Franks Jazz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Franks Jazz. Show all posts

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Frank's Championship DJ Spin Off Round Three

 


The Frank’s Entertainment Group presents a new event, The Championship Dj Spin-Off.  Located poolside at their iconic Frank’s Jazz  venue and occurring biweekly on Sundays from 7pm to 9pm this event features two of FEG's accomplished DJS going at it against one another for the Championship title as well as the coveted Championship belt.

This round of the spin Off will see DJ Sharchrista Quan vs DJ Filo Tani and MCed by DJ Stella Eros.  It promises to be a :"not to be missed event" as proven by the last two rounds ,  The DJs will give it their all offering their signature sets of great music and with DJ Stella urging them on and keeping the audience informed of the progress.  Please join us this Sunday June 26th, 7pm to 9pm, poolside at Frank's Jazz, Dig out your favorite swimwear and come be part of the excitement that builds until a Champion is announced

 

SURL:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%20Club/141/128/23

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Frank's Entertainment Group Presents Frank's Jazz Championship DJ Spin-Off

 


FEG is proud to present " The Championship DJ Spin Off.."

Located poolside at Frank's Jazz, this event is highly spirited as each week, two  FEG's DJ's  pull out all the stops and compete for the Championship title .  Each contender will introduce themselves and their stylistic range and preferences in a 15 minute spin.  After which each will spin a more interactive set by taking requests and dedications as each DJ continues to express their individual style. The last half hour of this two hour event will have the DJs going all out for 15 minutes each, after which the winner will be named and go on to defend their title the following week with a new challenger.


With the more relaxed and casual atmosphere of the pool deck at Frank's Jazz, guests are invited to wear casual attire and swimwear.

Please join us for the launching of this weekly event and root for your favorite, or both, or just kick back and relax while enjoying great music spun by great DJs.  We cannot wait to welcome you!

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%20Club/129/125/23

Thursday, March 17, 2022

FRANKS: SERVING THE SL COMMUNITY FOR 15 YEARS – JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING




No exposĂ©’ on popular romantic sims in SL would be complete without including the various iterations of Franks that are to be found by the intrepid entertainment aficionado.  Long a mainstay of the “Fine Dancing” genre, Franks Entertainment Group, consisting of five separate entertainment venues, ranks among the finest on the grid.  

While attending a Tina Turner tribute concert a few nights ago, I happened upon Mr. William Zeta, Owner of Franks Entertainment Group.  While Miss Turner was off-stage changing costumes, I managed to corral Mr. Zeta and ply him with questions about this most remarkable and Iconic venue.

Josh (Thomas 1 Bellic)  (JB)  Hi William. Thanks for agreeing to chat with me. What a gorgeous place you have here. Frank's Elite has long been iconic among the fine dancing venues in SecondLife. How did you happen to get involved in this business?

William Zeta (WZ):   Thank you very much. Frank's Entertainment Group (FEG) has a very long tradition in second life. Fortunately, from the beginning, I've been part of that (some as inspiration but mainly as a silent partner paying tier fees). For example, folks might not know, Sphynx Jazz Club was where Nanceee (the original founder and sole owner) first danced in SL, my home SL became what is Frank's Elite today, and my home's name Chateau d'Sphynx inspired the name for our famous dining experience—Chateau d'Elite.   And, when Nanceee left, she handed the baton to me. 

I'm proud of the history of Frank's Entertainment Group and excited about the future of Frank's. 


JB:  I understand Frank's Elite is not the only venue you manage. In fact, I have heard there are actually five main venues. Tell me about those please?

WZ:  Frank's has been in existence for 15 years now. We have seen many copy our name, even use our builds, and tag our name in their social media to use all the good nature and experiences we have built over time. But I would like to clear up some misinformation; all of our venues have been in continuous operation, are open, and are the first of their kind venues and experiences in Second Life:

·         Frank's Jazz—This venue is open to all, with DJs, live singers, and an event or two poolside (don't miss the Playdolls monthly pool party:).

·         Frank's Elite Jazz—Our private club with events and shows for members only.

·         Bogart's Karaoke Bar & Cafe—Our fun and informal space that releases the singing performer in you.

·         Sphynx Jazz—Our small intimate performance venue, with the tagline, "bring your ID, not your EGO."

·         Chateau d'Elite—Our private dining venue

We also have many smaller spaces to enjoy from Nina's Hall, Chez Frank, Elite's Chapel, Frank's Jazz Pool & Beach, etc.

JB:  Surely an operation this size is more than a one-man show. Who are some of the key folks who help in sim development and management?

WZ:  “Man show” is probably the wrong gender! We have a great team of women that are inspiring! First is Ms. Persia, our GM, and my right (also left) hand woman. She has an incredible work ethic and attention to operations that allow Frank's, to be Frank's. Sphynx Jazz Club is run by Ms. Yukie Le.   Ms. Pru is our decorating expert. DJ Patrick produces CUTS. DJ Filo focuses on marketing. And, our builds are done by Mr. Wetherby. Ms. Nina, Ms. Tali, Ms. Quinn, Ms. Rosa, Ms. Ninette, Ms. Jenn, Ms. Rati, and Ms. Jolie are critical parts of our management team. And we're excited that Ms. Petra Steele recently joined us, focusing on creating new types of events.    Talk about a powerhouse team!   And, of course, our team is supported by many wonderful hosts, DJs, and live singers! 


JB:  So…what is it that makes your venues different from all the other Dance venues out there?

WZ:  We never forget who is first and foremost in our minds every day. All our decisions begin with and end with how this benefits those who visit our venues. In fact, I spend a significant amount of time talking with members about their experiences. They have taught me much. We know that people feel better when they leave our venues. It is always reassuring to hear from our VIPs, members, and guests who say their first or significant second life events happen at a FEG venue.

Another key difference is that our purpose is the experience in our venues and the quality of our services. I mean, look at our team! Have you ever seen a large and talented group like ours focusing on guests and members? That's their sole job. That's meant to engage and delight! 

Lastly, we invest heavily in developing our own technology specific to our venues. For example, none of the karaoke systems were available as simple and easy to use for streams and voice, so we wrote our own.   We use a new event production system for CUTS and new immersive shows. Stop by Nina’s Hall to see what I mean:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%20Club/68/82/24  There is a lot behind the scenes, such as a custom loyalty program--Frank's Star Points, and so much more.

JB:  I understand you also have a Loyalty Program? Tell me about that, please?

WZ:  This is another exciting innovation, and nothing like it existed in SL before. Today our guests collect Frank's Star points by visiting and engaging in our venues. You can use those Star points toward services, such as our award-winning Chateau d'Elite dining experience, Forevermore Weddings, gift certificates, flowers, and various cute and fun gift items. You use our STAR point vendors like you would use $L in vendors you are used to seeing. But that's just the beginning. The future is exciting as we focus on the total experience and have the capability to build a unique experience for our VIPs and members.   Our guests and members create value for themselves just by engaging with our venues.


JB:  I imagine there must be a lot of details to take care of in managing an operation of this magnitude. How do you prioritize them all?

WZ:  Frank's has been great at creating safe and engaging spaces for folks in Second Life for over 15 years, always honoring our past while innovating and changing continuously. You know you are successful when there are many copy-cat clubs out there. We've never worried about copy-cats. Instead, we focus on what we bring today and how we innovate in the future.

Creating the musical experiences, we have a great lineup of live singers and DJs that call our venues home. Many performers partner with us and work collaboratively on supporting and improving their show in ways that go beyond just their performance. 

Lastly, but equally important, is a safe environment and memorable experience for our guests and members ensured by our fantastic staff. They make all the difference.

To put it simply, our priority in order is VIPs, Members, Guests, Entertainers, and Employees.  

JB:  And what of the future? Any new developments on the horizon. Or additional Venues planned?

WZ:  I'm excited by all the focus on metaverses in the tech world. We are in the initial stages of leveraging the new tech we created last year. We will push that as far as we can, creating unique experiences! We will be producing new types of entertainment (more on that soon)! And a new venue? Hmm... possibly!  

 

JB:  Is there anything else you would like to share with our SL Enquirer readers?

WZ:  We have some great events coming up! 

NEW!! SpinMasters DJ—A fun competition between DJs. March 27th at 7PM-9PM. Poolside at Frank's Jazz. Smart casual and swimwear are recommended. You should soon see an announcement of our competing DJ's.

Saint Patrick's Weekend—Irish fun from March 17th to March 20th in all venues. It's not just a day for us, but an entire weekend! Dress like a Leprechaun.

Our 15th Anniversary Celebration. June 19th at all of our venues! A fantastic run enjoyed by so many guests, members, staff, and owners!


So, there you have it folks,  Grab your dance partner – or meet one there – and head on over to a Franks Entertainment Group venue for what is truly destined to be a Night to Remember.  Even if you used to go there, but haven’t lately,  give them a look-see.  It will be well worth your time.

Be There!

Aloha!

JB

Franks Jazz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%20Club/140/128/23

Franks Elite http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Place%207/132/49/26

Bogart’s Karaoke Bar & CafĂ© http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%20Club/75/186/24

Sphynx Jazz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sphynx%20Forest/133/173/60

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/145473596358291/

Twitter https://twitter.com/KittVicy

Web  www.franks-sl.com

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Monday, June 7, 2021

FRANK’S JAZZ 2: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN – JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING


This past March, I had the pleasure of peering behind the curtain and seeing how they make the magic at Frank’s Jazz.  Over 1,100 of you read the resulting article at
http://www.slenquirer.com/2021/03/franks-jazz-club-setting-standard-for.html

Much has gone on since then and things have really been happening at Frank’s Jazz.  I recently had the chance to sit down with Frank and William and ask them to share some of the many exciting things they had planned for your entertainment and what is happening at their new builds.

Josh (Thomas1 Bellic) (JB):  Franks Jazz 2 is your newest sim, what is it and what’s it all about?

MrSinatraFrank (Frank): Hello Josh, and thank you for sharing your time with us today. The new sim is home to Club Dino’s by Frank’s Jazz or as we like to call it Dino’s…  a casual, fun, relaxed atmosphere away from the formality of Frank’s to just chill out and enjoy some good music and good friends along with the home of The Terrazzo, our very own fine dining experience for groups and couples here in SL and finally Elegant Affair Weddings at Frank’s Jazz.

WilliamBatason (William): I will just add that by introducing a dedicated sim for our concerts and events at Dino’s or private parties at Terrazzo gives us much more latitude to present a wide range of entertainment and concerts in SL to a larger audience without overloading or creating lag on the main sim.  Frank’s Jazz can get pretty full as we all know, having a public concert area and private event venue big enough without the lag is a big bonus for everyone and the flexibility to appeal to a wide range of genres.


JB:  Is Dino’s just like Frank’s Jazz?

Frank: LOL!  I think as soon as you land, you’ll not only feel the vibe but feel right at home. I think the team here at Dino’s did an extraordinary job to not only create something unique here in SL but also put together a dynamic team of hosts, DJs, and entertainers  not found anywhere else on the grid, all with the same single-minded focus of just having a little bit of fun and enjoying the escape.

Frank’s has always been about entertainment, good people and good times and we think that’s what people know us most for.  So, whether it’s a romantic, formal night out at Frank’s Jazz or  you feel like throwing something comfortable on and dropping in on a good concert or some kickback tunes at Dino’s, I think we’ve got you covered no matter your mood.

JB:  What can visitors expect when they drop into Dino’s?

William:  Based on your last question Josh, I’d say expect the unexpected!  It’s definitely a brand-new experience.  We’ve gone out of our way to hook up with some extremely talented professional DJs who each bring their own style and fresh attitude to the club and their own element of fun.  It is casual/no dress code of course so come as you are, bring some friends and just hang out a while.  Most can expect some good chat, a good vibe a fantastic variety of music – we’re not all rock or all anything but a great mix of a little bit of 70s, 80s, 90s, rock, pop, RnB, and a lot of what you may hit the DJs with requests.  I think we are more in tune with adapting to the mood of the audience vs. the expectation of everyone joining what we’re doing.  I think it’s much more fun that way.


JB:  Where did you get the idea of Dino’s?

William:  Dino’s was a part of Frank’s many years ago and was retired in favor of other expansion at the time.  It’s been a while, we missed it and thought it was time!    Like Frank’s is a nod to Frank Sinatra and his ‘Fly me to the Moon’ romantic, ‘Blue Eyes’ and Fedora romance style…..  Dino’s is a nod to the cigarette in one hand, a glass of scotch in the other, girl on each arm style of Dean Martin.  I guess if you’re thinking about the Rat Pack… if you had to choose the guy known for chasin’ the girls, the drinking and smoking and partying, at least by reputation -  that would be Dino – right?  So how can you have Frank’s with Dino’s to compliment it?   Can’t think of a better pair.

JB:  The two of you seem to have a lot of work on your hands.  How do you do it all?

Frank:  It is a lot of work to be sure, often a full-time job.   I think most people in SL pop in, have a dance and move on without realizing the time and people involved, or at least I doubt many ever thought about it.   However, it’s not Will & me.  We might have an idea or have to pay the bill when LL comes calling.   On sim #1, there is Annamaria and her team and on sim #2 there is Victoria and her team.  Will & I are so fortunate to have been able to meet and work with so many talented and dedicated people who have all been a part in their own way to bring these things to life and keep them alive. Could be the hosts who greet you as you arrive to the entertainers who create the mood you enjoy or the artists who help create the various surroundings.  All of them do it because they enjoy doing it and they enjoy seeing others enjoy it.  If anything, we have all of them to thank, we all do for bringing it all to life for so many to enjoy.


JB:  Tell us about The Terrazzo, please.

William:  The Terrazzo is an elegant and private dining experience we created to specifically cater to the many guests of Frank’s sims and those looking for a special and unique experience in SL.  Our team creates the perfect night out and tends to every detail to ensure your date night or special event is expertly planned and your experience is a night to remember.

JB:  What types of events do you expect to host here?

Frank:  We are very flexible with the types of events hosted at The Terrazzo.  We do host many dinners for couples and date nights.  But we also have hosted many private parties such as rez-day celebrations and other events as well as rehearsal dinners for weddings being performed on sim by Elegant Affair Weddings.  So, the variety of events hosted by The Terrazzo is limited only by the needs of our patrons. We are pleased to work out almost any detail to suit any event of any size.

JB:  Elegant Affair Weddings at Franks is a lovely venue for wedding receptions and such.  Have you hosted any of those yet?

William:  Actually, we are in the middle of the June wedding season and have quite a few eager and excited couples in their final stages before tying the knot!  So, it’s very exciting indeed and probably the most fun.  Being able to be a part of creating so much happiness for others has always been apart of Frank’s.  Creating the perfect wedding day and working with our brides and grooms is always such an honor for our entire team!


JB:  What makes Elegant Affair Weddings at Frank’s different?

Frank:  Above all, you want the very best experience. Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive so the bride and groom only need to worry about what to wear and being on time!   To the very last detail, our experienced bridal team handles it all and on a dedicated location, no bridal party is out of reach for our team to handle. Each wedding is a custom event on its own and something to remember.

JB:  Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

William: If I may, we shared a lot of information here on the sim Frank’s Jazz 2 but if anyone would like more info, please reach out here:

Dino’s

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%202/208/7/1102

The Terrazzo

Reservations & Info  Victoria Compton / Gabriela Seubert

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%202/102/155/32

Elegant Affair Weddings at Frank’s

Tour & Information  Sha (aayeesha.sapphire) / Knight (knightsarmour)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Jazz%202/55/104/20


So, there you have it, folks.  For the best in Formal Dancing, visit Frank’s Jazz.   But when you are in the mood for something completely different, check out Frank’s Jazz 2.

Be there!  Aloha!

JB

 
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