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Showing posts with label live music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label live music. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

For Immediate Release - Blues On The Beach - @ The Venue DJGro. , JimmyT49 Dukes, daBluesPreacher, and Mystelle ~ A Rockin Blues Festival @ The Venue

 


For Immediate Release - "Blues On The Beach" - @ The Venue Intro by DJGro. , LIVE MUSIC by the following performers. 7 PM JimmyT49 Dukes, 8 PM daBluesPreacher, and 9 PM Mystelle ~ A Rockin Blues Festival @ The Venue. Come join us Tuesday night for an amazing night of the best rockin blues in Second Life. Come early, settle in DJ Gro will play a one hour lead in set - JimmyT49 Dukes takes the stage at 7 PM followed by daBluezPreacher himself at 8 PM and the intricate and beautiful playing of Mystelle to finish up a perfect night. The dance system is TIS hybrid and includes couples and singles dances . Sim is moderate . Dress code - casual or beachwear. Please note: Due to the expected capacity of the crowd please keep your scripts and complexity reasonable and remove any unnecessary huds . We want everyone to have a good time and enjoy the show.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Venue/173/74/22

Thursday, September 22, 2022

New is the keyword this week at Synful Club!


We have a new Sim and with that a new Club, we are very happy with this place.

We hope to make a place here, where you all can enjoy, live performers, games, and hang out! Friday Sept 23 3pm Roxy Chronotis 4pm Agatha Nowles 5pm Inkaku Capalini 6pm Sheyz 7pm Rice Tyler Saturday Sept 24 5pm Baz aka Avantgarde Frequency 6pm Marqs DeSade 7pm NeoMaxinus Brandenburg Sunday Sept 25 1pm DonFranko 2pm Katia Portugal 3pm Hogan Baily 4pm Raven Zenoria 5pm Anj (andreus.gustafson) See you around Team Synful

Friday, September 16, 2022

Campfire Acoustic Special with NeoMaximus and MORE....


 

πŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒ Synful Club Info > Sunday, Sept 18 we have a special!! 1pm NeoMaximus, live, acoustic, campfire Special. Neo goes acoustic, looping or let's say going to show us a different side of him So join us and don't miss it :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wednesday, Sept 21~ 3pm Aaron Cabott Jones Aaron is a singer/songwriter/musician,His cover songs range from Tom Petty , Allman Bros. Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, U2 Lynyrd Skynrd, and a whole lot more 4pm Mavenn With a selection of over 400 songs, Mavenn engages guests and fans providing an interactive show encouraging requests and dedications and lively chat. 5pm Kris Composer His extensive song list of contemporary covers includes a myriad of genres and artists and a sprinkling of his original tunes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Friday, Sept 23 3pm Roxy Chronotis Singing songs from artists such as Nora Jones, Billy Joel, Calum Scott, and Colbie Caillat with a few show tunes sprinkled in.... 4pm Agatha Nowles Agatha's strong, smooth and sultry voice will take you down the alleyways of Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Pearl Jam, America, and her Bossa Nova will simply take your breath away. 5pm Inkaku Capalini most every genre from the 1920s, oldies to current and classic Rock, country, blues, top 40s & more! 6pm Sheyz Sheyz brings you diversity in her song choices, from old to new, from Latin to rock 7pm RickyLiveMusic Every style of music for any kind of venue. Opera, Country, Jazz, Pop, blues, rnb, rock, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, Latin, etc, all styles, all decades, 5 languages ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saturday, Sept 24 5pm Baz ( Avantgarde Frequency) His ambitious one-off arrangements of classic rock, blues, funk, jazz, and fusion tunes along with his sardonic humor make a Baz show a unique and unrelenting sonic roller coaster ride for the ears, mind & soul. 6pm Marqs DeSade Hearing Marqs is more than going to a show; it is an experience that connects the listener with the music uniquely and intimately. 7pm NeoMaximus Brandenburg His eclectic style encompasses pop, rock and blues, Indie, Classic rock, grunge, and metal. genres. We hope to see you at some point to party with us and have some fun as the performers please our ears with their shows :) Also, we have a Halloween Hunt on our Sim now, there is 10 Treasures to be found!

LM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Synful/193/108/28 FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/synfulclub1 Calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=synfullounge@gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Anniversary Party @ Synful and more :)

 


πŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒ Synful Club Info > This week, we have our 1-year Anniversary Party!!! ANNIVERSARY Wednesday Sept 14 4pm Inkaku Capalini Most every genre from the 1920s, oldies to current and classic Rock, country, blues, top 40s & more! 5pm Seth Regan aka Mankind Tracer Will perform a live unplugged show of his amazing originals and some covers along with audience requests. This gonne be special and amazing, with some extra's, be in time :) Get yr FORMALs out!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Friday Sept 16 2pm Tally Mercury ( Debuting @ Synful) He does a wide range of songs that span genre and time. Some of his choices are recognizable and some will be songs you've not heard before but all are guaranteed to be memorable. 3pm John Rocky Each show can featuring pop, rock, hard rock, metal, 80's, 90's, and even some classic rock ballads! 4pm Inkaku Capalini Most every genre from the 1920s, oldies to current and classic Rock, country, blues, top 40s & more! 5pm Rice Tyler Tyler playing a lot of kind of genres from 80´s, 90´s or even 2000´s, like pop, rock, hard rock, heavy metal, and love metal with the best rock ballads. 6pm Collin Martin ( if RL doesnt take over :) ) Collin’s genre includes includes Coldplay, Counting Crows, Eric Clapton, the Avett Brothers, a little bit of country, and alot of classics from the 70’s. Many have commented on his vocal clarity and range, and his set list will attempt to showcase that clarity and range. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saturday Sept 17 4pm Satin Galli From oldies, country, pop, classic to new rock, you'll hear some of it all listening to Satin. 5pm Khiron Ametza Khiron attracts people from far and wide to hear her singing Jazz, Contemporary Ballads, 70's & 80's, 90's, 00's, Progressive Rock, Disco, and more. 6pm Max Kleene His dynamic musical range and smooth acoustic groove "Max-imizes" tunes ranging from CCR to Foo Fighters; from Train to Jason Mraz. 7pm Beccca Baxton Genres range from Jazz and Blues, Country, Ballads, R&B, Oldies, Pop Current , the ones mama didn't teach us lol songs. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Keep an eye on us, more to come... regulars and special shows You don't want to miss out! Regards Team Synful

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September at The Venue

 


We have a fantastic lineup for the month of September. Some events are yet to be booked and some are rescheduled so please check our calendar link provided below. == MONDAY = 4 PM - Maximillion Kleene (Bi-weekly) Please check the calendar. Streaming from Niagara Falls, Maximillion Kleene brings a vast repertoire of popular music to Second Life. His dynamic musical range and smooth groove have earned Max 11 Avi-Choice Awards over the last 4 years (2012-2016) in multiple categories including Favorite Male Performer. Max brings high energy and a vast repertoire of quirky, classic, and current covers to Second Life. Oozing charisma and charm, he provides his fans with an hour of musical magic. 4 PM - Annette Serenade (Bi-weekly) Please check the calendar.


Annette is not new to the music scene. A trained vocalist, Annette has been singing for most of her life. You will be amazed at her ability to elevate the emotion and depth of each and every song she sings ... she knows how to deliver a performance. From oldies to romance, from the light country and soft rock to more modern Top 40 pop tunes, there is something for everyone. With an extensive song list from many genres, decades, and artists, you will be sure to enjoy her show no matter your musical preference !!! == Tuesday == 7 PM - DJ Grougan plays a 1 hour lead in the set for the legendary Blues performer Mr. JimmyT49 Dukes.


8 PM - Mr. JimmyT takes the stage at 8 PM every Tuesday night. (Rocking Blues musician and vocals ) Rocking Blues Vocals and guitar 9 PM - And for you, late-night music lovers the incredible MYSTELLE ( musician ) takes the stage at 9 pm. == Wednesdays == 8 PM - ARRA performs at 8 PM on a biweekly basis ( so please check our calendar). Arra is from the Philippines where she started singing when she was 5 years old. She has taken voice lessons and has also been a vocal coach. Arra has sung in many competitions and performed in many gigs in Real Life.


== Thursday == 12:00 noon - MR. Dexter Swansen performs LIVE at 12:00 noon SLT. Performing a wide variety of classic pop and rock music, from U2, Depeche Mode, Rem, T Rex, Eagles, Bowie, Roxy Music, Simple Minds, and many more. 1:00 PM SLT - Roxanne Y. Devinna Roxanne Y. Devinna is a jazz singer with a background in musical theatre. A lifelong performer, Roxanne’s musical roots were planted early in life courtesy of her father, whose passion for jazz, blues, soul, and southern rock would go on to form the foundation of her musical repertoire. Back in SL after a brief hiatus, Roxanne’s unforgettable performances are not to be missed! Roxanne’s shows are sure to leave an indelible mark on your soul, creating a long-lasting addiction to robust, sensuous, melodies that only she can provide.


5:00 PM - DJ Justy - His extensive repertoire of all types of music and his great sense of humor and wit make his sets a load of fun. "APPROXIMATELY 15 YEARS. MY EXPERIENCE AS SUCH IS QUITE VARIED. ALL I CAN SAY IS "LET'S HAVE FUN", AND LISTEN TO SOME GREAT MUSIC. SO JOIN US AT "THE VENUE" AND LET"S HAVE FUN!!" 7:00 - 9:00 PM SLT It's DJ Gro "The Sheriff" DJ Grougan is one who believes in music and it reflects in all the song choices he makes when he plays in the different venues on Second Life. DJ Grougan is very versatile in all types of music! Charisma is his utmost talent! == Friday / Saturday = No shows booked on these days.


== Sunday == 1:00 PM SLT - The Marvelous MS. Mavenn The depth of her character and musical insight is on display with every song, each lyric finds Mavenn contributing her emotionally deep meaning. Her interpretations are heartfelt and true, she owns every emotion and melodic nuance, regardless of the composer. 2:00 PM SLT - 'THE BAZ SHOW' The Baz Show! One of SL's most prolific musicians with over 500 original self-produced, one-off arrangements of a broad spectrum of material that includes just about everything from Allman Brothers to Frank Zappa. Acoustic & electric music is designed with your mind in mind. 3:00 PM SLT - LoneWolfGenesis55 LoneWolf55 Genesis is the lead guitar player and vocalist for a Real Life band called "Organized Confusion". In SL, LoneWolf plays 100% live. Showcasing a mixture of Genres including Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Classical Guitar, and Classical Spanish Guitar. LoneWolf's passion for music is shared at his shows. People not only enjoy the music but his wonderful sense of humor.


THE VENUE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=slcandykisses@gmail.com





Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Basilica@ Shamus bay has tons to offer!

 

Brief History: (Opened Officially August 6th, 2022)

**More Exhaustive History: In the Golden age of Piracy, one Pirate stood out among the many. chased relentlessly by the Spanish and English navies, and even occasionally by the new American Colonial Navy, Being chased for weeks, Captain Shamus H. Wrigglesworth took refuge in a small uncharted bay. Scouring the island, all he and his crew found was an old monastery and mission. Neither were occupied so, as pirates will, they made it their own. Capt. Shamus shamelessly named the area Shamus Bay and conducted many years of raids and very “piratey” things from his bay. Always able to get away and hide, Capt. Shamus made quite a comfortable living. As will happen, the island grew in inhabitants and reluctantly grew and changed with the times. When Capt. Shamus died (or has he?), and his family and remaining crew buried all of the treasure he had accumulated somewhere on the island. Generations passed and one day when rummaging through the remains of the old Mission, a distant relative of Capt. Shamus H Wrigglesworth, his Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandson, Shamus W. Wrigglesworth, discovered the entire fortune and treasure that had been carefully hidden so many years before. Being a partier and having no sense of how to save money, Shamus immediately commissioned builders to build the largest nightclub anyone has ever seen.

Dominating the landscape atop the highest point on the island, the Basilica Dance Club and Live Venue were born! It’s rumored that Shamus has hidden away the rest of the loot he found, but looking around the island, you can see his frivolous spending and it makes you wonder if he is rich or flat broke! Either way, Shamus Bay thrives on and The Basilica is the hottest nightclub destination around! Welcome to Shamus Bay **Shamus Bay Rental Info: There are several rentals available here in the Bay. The rental office (White building) is on the docks and has all of the current properties available. Feel free to contact Shamus Bay Staff if you have ANY questions about rentals. All Land Rentals are parceled out and provide for absolute privacy in chat, voice, or visuals. You can change the music stream via radio and if you ask really nice, Shamus may even change the parcel name for you. Sky-boxes do not have their own parcels nor can anything be done about the parcel names or streams, sorry. All Properties come with a security orb or you may use your own. **Shamus Bay Retail: Are you a creator or retailer? Well, do we have a deal for you! Contact Shamus Bay staff to get moved into your new retail location today...for free! You read that right...free! **Shamus Bay “Things to do”: Volleyball (Yes you can play it) Jet Skis (drivable all around the whole sim) (Private) Quiet getaways for you to meditate or hang with your partner or friends. A Beach Shopping Dining A working Arcade A Pirate Ship!! The Basilica Night Club and Live Venue **The Basilica @ Shamus Bay One of the coolest Venues for a nightclub in all of second life. The Basilica offers live music, Singers, and DJs. Are you a DJ or Singer? Contact the staff at The Basilica and let’s get you on stage! The Basilica has an indoor and equally large, OUTDOOR, venue space. Inside the Basilica there are games and dancing or just a place to sit with your favorite person and enjoy their company. Make sure and check out the backyard with its awesome terrace restaurant and views! YES! YES! YES! we will host Weddings, Receptions, and Private Parties! Well, that’s pretty much all of it. We hope you’ll at least wander the grounds and enjoy all it has to offer. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll decide to move here and become a Shamus Bay Villager. As Capt. Shamus H Wigglesworth Used to say ““Let’s jump on board, and cut them to pieces.”. Wait, no, the wrong quote, I meant…Ah never mind, just have fun and enjoy your visit here, at Shamus Bay! SIM STAFF/MGMT: Shamus Wrigglesworth - Sim Owner / Custodian of The Basilica Rebel Rayn Storm (raynbrimstone) - Sim Administrator/General Manager and Co-Owner of "The Basilica" Wulf Fhang - Sim Administrator - Builder

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atlanta%20Shores/161/114/39

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Alsund Performing Live at CTC Tea Garden August 3 at 11 am

 


Who - ALSUND Live acoustic Musician What - A concert, Seasoned RL Musician Where - Corsica Tourist Center Tea Garden When - August 3 at 11am

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Laserlight/74/36/66

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Your Neighborhood Flutist

 


You have the chance to catch Mae at least nine times over the next week! Mae has grown substantially since your interview with the Second Life Enquirer! She has constantly gained new venues and locations for you to check out! Here's her schedule! 1. Frank's Elite Jazz Club (No group needed) - Tuesday, 1 PM SLT 2. RipTide 7 Club - Wednesday, 5 PM SLT 3. Rocking Sands - Thursday, 2 PM SLT 4. Champagne - Thursday 7 PM SLT 5. Love&Harmony Jazz Ballroom - Thursday, 10 AM SLT 6. Brown Derby Jazz Club - Thursday, 6 PM SLT 7. Kiss Me Hard - Saturday, 11 AM SLT 8. Pemberley Ruins - Saturday, 3 PM SLT 9. Frank's Jazz Club - Saturday, 5 PM SLT See one you can make?! You don't want to miss it! Mae can do all types of music genres. Want to book Mae? Contact her directly, AveryMae Amore. You can follow her socials to be able to grab the landmarks!

Website: https://gracewins.wixsite.com/musicallymae Discord: https://discord.gg/AmHAkV77nC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mysteriouslymae SL Group: secondlife:///app/group/ae59dcf2-bc9f-4050-8615-150865b05320/about

Friday, July 15, 2022

I Said NO Event SL to Benefit RAINN - July 16, 2022 - August 16,. 2022

 


I Said NO Event SL to Benefit RAINN 2022 is entering its third successful year in Second Life.   The very best designers, creators, artists and entertainers gather in unity to show their support for RAINN (Rape Abuse & Incest National Network), the largest and most vocal not-for-profit anti-sexual violence organization in the United States and most importantly all survivors of sexual violence.  We believe all survivors of sexual violence and stand behind them in solidarity!  In addition, there will be 7 fundraising dances hosted by the very best Second Life DJ's on the grid.   All sales proceeds and donations go to RAINN!

ISNE 2022 Shopping Guide:  https://tinyurl.com/8b7xe695

Monday, July 11, 2022

PETRA STEELE REINVENTED – DIRECTOR OF NEW EVENTS AT FRANK’S ENTERTAINMENT GROUP: JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING


NOTE NOTE NOTE:  When first posted, this article mistakenly said the next DJ Spin-Off is July 17th.  The Corrected date is JULY 24

I first met Petra Steele while reviewing a new sim she was opening – a place called Steele Pointe, In the course of my research for that piece, the more I learned about this amazing woman, the more impressed I became. With an iconic style among the myriad of artists/entertainers than make up this amazing place, Petra has become something of a mainstay in the world of SecondLife entertainment. Her talents as an artist, writer, builder, manager, dancer, comedian, and musician seem to know no bounds. A noteworthy contributor to the world of the virtual, Petra accepts the accolades with grace and style. Never standing still, Miss Steele is always thinking about the next “big idea” in Grid Entertainment.

The other night while I was dancing at one of my favorite dance venues in SL, I bumped into Steele, the newly hired Director of Events at Frank’s Entertainment Group. We agreed to get together in a few days to catch up on her latest projects


Josh (Thomas1 Bellis) (JB): Tell us, Miss Steele, something about your background? What first drew you to SL as a medium for artistic expression?

Petra Steele (PS): Well now the fact is I didn't come to SL to find a medium for my artistic aspirations. I came as a writer who had been tasked with reviewing a book by MIT professor and Lacanian analyst Sherry Turkle, entitled "Together Alone.” It is a marvelous book exploring how the interface of artificial intelligence and the human psyche have substantively changed the way we relate to one another. Inclusive of the subject was the examination of the impact that virtual worlds were making on human psychology. As I had never experienced a virtual world, I chose Second Life. I spent enough time here to write the review for the International Journal of Analytical Psychology and then....and then, I discovered Frank's Jazz and became a lounge lizard.

JB: You have opened retreat centers, musical venues, comedy clubs...the list goes on. Tell us about some of your more noteworthy creations here in SL?

PS: A few corrections...while I built two comedy clubs, I never actually opened them. This was, in part, due to the fact that a few years ago comedy was not considered a form of entertainment that is easily translated to the SL medium. But as for those endeavors I consider noteworthy is my first foray into venue ownership, The SL Playboy Mansion sim. I had very little experience at that point but I did have a large staff and we were able to launch many forms of entertainment in the myriad venues we had on that sim. I've opened Steele Street, a live music and residential venue in an urban setting. Later I reopened the original Petra's on a full sim which I built mostly on my own with some help from a very good friend. It was a beautiful sim and I still look at photos of it when I get sentimental.

But perhaps my greatest achievement in venue ownership was the original Petra's which was located on a half sim and where you can say I cut my teeth on how to run a live music venue, I must mention that I was fortunate enough to have had two remarkable GMs, RJ Dragon and later Hera Titan. I owe a great debt to them both. I miss the old Petra's and in my weaker moments I think of reopening it but honestly, I don't see that happening.



JB. What would you consider to be your greatest achievement and contribution to the SecondLife Grid?

PS. This answer is going to get me into trouble but let me first say that I mean no disrespect to the other very fine venues in SL. The remark I heard most from both entertainers and patrons was that my venues were, beautifully appointed and decorated, that our programming, which relied on the careful crafting of Lineups, and our penchant for 6-to-10-hour Music Festivals. Those were exciting events; I think in large part due not only to the stellar talent we booked but also to the careful and logical progression of acts in the lineup. The other issue that was mentioned to me was that my venues and events were of high standards and, forgive me, "classy". Of course, I had great examples to follow in this regard, especially The Frank's Entertainment Group where I am now employed as Director of New Events.

JB: What’s next in the life of Petra Steele? What can we look forward to in the near future?

PS: Right now, my sights are set on bringing newly conceptualized events to the FEG venues. We have added the Frank's Championship DJ Spin Off and that event is catching on each round. Currently, we have DJ Sharcrista Quan taking an early lead followed closely by DJ Rosabella and DJ Filo Tani. You can catch the next Spin Off at Frank’s Jazz, poolside on Sunday, July 24 at 7PM (HTTP://maps.secondlife/Frank;s%20Jass%20Club/45/118/24)

There are several other events I am proposing internally and we will announce them as I work these through the details with our GM, Ms Persia Silverblade and our owner, Mr.William Zeta. I am very proud to be a part of the FEG organization. The staff is peerless as is the management..

I think my plate is full at the moment and my focus on being able to make a substantive contribution to an organization that has long held my admiration and respect



JB: What is so unique about this opportunity presented to you?

PS: Well, it’s not every day one is offered a position that allows the opportunity for much freedom in proposing events of my own creation and to see them happen. I love being part of a larger group of people with the same goal but this job also allows me a measure of independence which I believe is enviable and also much appreciated in the confidence that is being placed on me.

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

PS: As per usual Josh, your well-formulated and relevant questions have covered the ground I'd consider most important. Thank you for your time and talent it's always a pleasure.



JB: The pleasure is mine, I assure you, Petra. Mine, and that of our readers. Best of luck in your newest of adventures. It is a pleasure to see you working again.

So, there you have it folks - the inside scoop from the woman who knows. Franks Entertainment Group has long been recognized as one of the best entertainment venues on the grid, and the one by which many others are measured. Now, with Petra Steele as their new Director of New Events, that standard of excellence promises to become even more so. Go check ‘em out. Stay for a dance. Stay for an hour, or stay for an evening. You’ll be glad you did. Tell ‘em “Josh sent ya”

Be There! Aloha!

JB

For more information about Franks Entertainment Group and Petra Steele, go to: SURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franks%20Place%207/128/107/30

FLICKR:         https://www.flickr.com/groups/3166621@N23/

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

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

FRANK’S ELITE CUTS – SLS CUTTING EDGE ROMANTIC ENTERTAINMENT: JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING


Soooooo..I was bouncing around my favorite dance venues and when I got to Frank’s Elite, I stopped.  On the wall was a sign, advertising something called CUTS.  Well…my investigative reporter instincts kick into overdrive, and I simply HAD to learn what this was.  I managed to get some time on the calendars of  a couple of gents who are arguably among the busiest guys on the Grid, William Zeta (WZ) and Patrick Pearson (PP) and they agreed to chat with me about this highly innovative program.   Concert Under The Stars – “CUTS”

Josh (Thomass1 Bellic) JB:  So tell me Patrick.  As the Head organizer of CUTS, have you managed projects of this caliber before?  Share with us some of your background here in SL?

Patrick Pearson (PP):  I've always loved music, and find myself always wanting to explore musical traditions.  Prior to my time here at CUTS, I was a DJ and learned a lot about connecting with audiences.  The opportunity to be involved with CUTS presented itself in 2015 to fill in as producer for our Euro CUTS.  After that Jay Jones, who was running CUTS at the time, asked if I could fill in once a month. Sadly not longer after that he passed way and the mantle fell to me to continue the tradition.  DJ Filo Tani also helped keep CUTS alive when William took over.

JB:  So then, what is it that makes CUTS different from other dance events out there?

PP:  The question itself makes this somewhat incongruent from the concepts of what CUTS means, at least to me as this is not a dance event but an opportunity to provide an experience to enjoy concerts over several genres, touching the styles of romance, jazz, pop or rock as a whole. Under the covers, with the help of the collective of the band referred to as "The Usual Suspects" makes it sustainable and memorable week after week.  Not only is the music different, the stage is different, the costumes are different, and the experience is different.  It's the closest event in SL to being at a concert in RL.


JB:  Where do you find your talent?  And the Tribute bands?  Where do THEY come from?

PP:  The talent of the band referred as The Usual Suspects, who are regulars that help provide a look to the current weeks tribute band members, help to make it so enjoyable as a team as add authenticity to the performers, and they truly  have fun during the shows. As to the source material, I have made it possible to obtain the well recorded concerts ensuring the high-quality sound is maintained. These can be found online or via my own private collection of CDs. 

JB:   Who was the brainchild for CUTS and what were you hoping to accomplish?

William Zeta (WZ): The founder of Frank's, Nanceee Sinatra, was the innovator that create CUTS (and many of Frank's offerings).  She wanted to create a safe space free of drama, to come and enjoy listening, dancing, and being in good company.   She created something special, and we are honored to continue her traditions and add our own little twists.


JB:   Where did you get the inspiration for CUTS?

PP:  As Frank’s Elite (aka FEG Frank’s Entertainment Group) is under the guise of a romantic venue over its main years, we try to lean toward a more romantic leaned set of concerts.  However, we also try to diversify the style of music as well. Given the seasonal climates or some special weekends like Memorial Day, Cinco de Mayo among others, we look to give some Latino influences or some classic rock or some fun pop to reach a broader audience while being true to our regular base to give the variety needed.   It is particularly fun when we find a concert or an artist that we can introduce to our members that they never heard, but learn to love!

JB:    And how have the crowds been since you started the CUTS series.  Are the Guests responding in the numbers you had hoped?

WZ: Elite is a member-only venue, so it's not so much about the number but about the quality we provide our members.  With that said, we have between 40-90 avatars attend.  We have managed to keep the base over the years and some shows by their nature are very popular and will a greater audience.  That being said, overall it’s been quite good and sustainable even now, in spite of copy-cats trying to duplicate what we do. 


JB:    How might someone learn of any special events coming up at any of your venues.

WZ:  If you belong to any of the Frank's groups (e.g., Franks Place Elite Club, Franks Jazz ***VIP***) you will get notices.   Or you can stop by Frank's Jazz or Frank's Elite and look at the board in front of the clubs.  It contains a lot of info about upcoming concerts, DJs, live singers.  There is quite a lot going on.

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

WZ:  It's called Frank's STARS.   You earn STARS for the time you spend and enjoy our venues.  For example if you spend two hours dancing the night away with us, you will earn 20 Frank’s STARS.  You can redeem your STARS for the goods and services we provide at Frank’s Entertainment Group, such as Private Events and Parties, Chateau d’Elite Dinning, Weddings.   You can also buy a day pass for Elite or a night pass for CUTS.  There are STAR vendors around the club which have that and other merchandise you can get in exchange for your points.  

JB:   And what of the future? Any new developments on the horizon.

PP:  We are always looking for ways to improve CUTS from the music to the technology for putting on shows.  We're also looking at ways to expand how DJs and Artists can reach an audience.  Lastly, we have been working on visual interactive experiences that immerse members in art and music, a completely different way to experience SL.  


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

WZ:   Sure.  Here are some upcoming shows:

 

July 1, Canada Day @ Frank's Elite

~ C.U.T.S. 12PM & 8PM: Nickelback Live in Rock in Rio 2013

 

July 1-4 Elite Beach Weekend @ Frank's Elite

~ 4th of July Celebration

 

July 3, Sunday 7-9pm @ Frank's Jazz

~ Etta James

 

July 17, Sunday @ Frank's Jazz

~ Fleetwood Mac Tribute

 

July 21, Thursday. Amazon Dancers @ Frank's Elite

~ Michael Jackson dance show, 5PM

 

July 31 Sunday @ Frank's Jazz

~Marilyn Monroe Tribute

 

Also stop by Bogart's for some Karaoke, and Sphynx Jazz for close intimate performances.

 


Sooo...there you have it, Folks.  Straight from the Man who Knows.  See if you can “Make the CUTS” and join the team for a night of romance and dancing under the stars to the grid’s favorite tribute bands, every Friday at Frank’s Elite.  Believe me.  You’ll be glad you did.  And so will your dance partner.

Be There!  Aloha

-          Josh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MORNING COFFEE AND JAZZ WITH DJ JOHNNY SHOES AT THE JAZZ CLUB AT MAUI on Sat, JUL 2, 2022 at 5:00 AM SLT

 


Morning Coffee And Jazz With DJ Johnny Shoes Yes Folks, that “Dynamic Duo of Dance” have done it again! Augustlilac Luckstone (Augi) and Lucius Skinstad (Lucius) teamed up to bring to Maui yet another in the continuing series of awesomely fun events to the discriminating audience at “The Jazz Club at Maui”. Grab your morning cup of coffee (or your mimosa) and join Augi as she hosts the best in jazz with the oh so lovable and sexy DJ Johnny Shoes at the Jazz Club at Maui on Saturday, July 2nd. Everyone is welcome, members and non-members alike. Johnny will be playing his blend of classic jazz, nu jazz and swing...along with a few other surprises. The 2-hour party starts at 5am SLT. Dress is club formal. Johnny Shoes is an Italian American from New York, currently living on a Tiny Island in the Pacific Enjoying the Tropics! Semi Retired. He Enjoys Music, Photos, Sunsets, Percussion, and Karaoke. He DJs and dabbles with Intros. He has even taught people how to DJ. He prefers to play High Energy Tunes that makes people want to dance! So grab the LM below and swing on by. You’ll be glad you did!

SURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Maui%20Beach%20Club/138/18/22

Thursday, June 9, 2022

June 12th - Phemie + Banjo & Jakbnimbl Riddle LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase

 


Join us on Sunday, June 12th beginning at 1 pm SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!   Joining us this week for a special live bluegrass duo performance will be Phemie, along with her RL bandmate Banjo McFeelies!  

You will get sucked into the stories Phemie weaves in the songs she covers as well as the haunting originals she shares with us.  Her song selection is varied spanning both time and genre. From the moment you hear those first few keys break through the quiet until the last notes she sings at the end of the hour you'll be glad you stopped by and looking forward to the next time.

This will be a rare, mostly acoustic set with a primarily bluegrass/Americana feel to it, so it's definitely one you won't want to miss!

Coming up at 2 pm SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with another very special guest, Jakbnimbl Riddle!

Debuting at Terry's this week, Jak has had an award-winning career as a touring musician, playing with name acts all over the world. After a hiatus from SL, he has returned, breathing new life into some great tunes from 'the day', and even some of his own songs.

Jak is an accomplished writer, arranger, guitarist, & vocalist. His solo show includes work on acoustic & electric guitar, covering the great writers of the past 50 years - The Beatles, Chicago, Led Zep, Jackson Browne, Pete Townshend & The Who, Joe Jackson, & Steely Dan, along with some more obscure artists that you won't want to miss!

Come support live music with friends, laughter and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!

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Terry's Place, a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJ's and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real life with friends, great music and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystic%20River%20Cove/214/82/2501

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terrysplacesl

Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrysplace

Discord- https://discord.gg/WAP9RrtdcV

VENUE CONTACT:
Ninja (ninjaantwoord resident)

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Live Performer Websites:

Phemie Garfield (Phemie Alcott)- https://www.facebook.com/Pheemz

Jakbnimbl Riddle - https://jakbnimbl.com

Thursday, June 2, 2022

June 5th - Bart Hoorenbeek & Grace McDunnough LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase

 


Join us on Sunday, June 5th beginning at 2 pm SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is Bart Hoorenbeek!  

Performing his debut at Terry's this week, Bart has his own recording studio where he produces music both for himself and others . All tracks your will hear are remakes from the original artists. He plays the bass 5 string and Fender strat electric guitar , keyboards and works with a drum computer.

Bart has had nearly 40 years playing Bass/Lead guitar and keyboards,and performed RL as singer/lead/bass guitarist in a famous Pink Floyd Tribute band - after some time away and traveling the world he now returns live to SL.

Next up at 3 pm SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from Grace McDunnough!

Some say Grace may have been the unlikely digital love child of Andy Warhol (without the soup) and Janis Joplin (without the drugs) - a hypnotic mix of subtle yet defiant artistic imagery blended with evocative, heart stopping musical highlights that permeates the veils of geography, culture and genre.  

On the digital landscape words, prims and melodies find themselves "Graceified" - twisted, reshaped and lovingly crafted into experiences that defy categorization.

While at any single moment, Grace may be a thinker, a bard, a singer/songwriter, a game author, a virtual worlds traveler or an experiential artist, it's the passionate blend of these that will leave your heart pounding, your soul laughing and your mind racing toward the possibilities of our new existence in virtual spaces.

Grace is the creator and producer of Musimmersion, founder of the Mill Pond Folk Festival, and a virtual world-touring singer-songwriter.  She has performed on stages large and small across the Second Life grid since 2006; she was the first live musician to perform in Metaplace and is a member of the groundbreaking live music tour called Rocking The Metaverse presented by Koinup - bringing live music into several virtual worlds including Second Life, Reaction Grid, Metaplace, Twinity, and Active Worlds - Europe.

Come support live music with friends, laughter, and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!

__________________________________________________________________________

Terry's Place, a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJ's and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real-life with friends, great music and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystic%20River%20Cove/214/82/2501

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terrysplacesl

Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrysplace

Discord- https://discord.gg/WAP9RrtdcV

VENUE CONTACT:
Ninja (ninjaantwoord resident)

______________________________________________________________________

Live Performer Websites:

Bart Hoorenbeek - https://www.facebook.com/bart.hoorenbeek.1

Grace McDunnough - https://grace.weebly.com/

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Serena Arts Center invites you to join the event "WILD WILD WEST"- May 27th- June 10th


Hosted by Serena Estates from May 27th to June 10th in a small classic Wild West town of the 19th and early 20th century: a very special place for photos and a little roleplay made by Kasama Lagan. There is a railway, a station, classical houses of that era, and a gold mine. For gambling guests of the city, there are many gambling games.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

In this event, we would like to offer you not just the Wild West, but to show how representatives of different countries have united in their diversity on the continent of America, creating a new unique culture and art direction based on freedom, equality, and independence.

The event includes:

1. Official Opening on May, 27 with the theme The New World costume contest! Prizes  + free gifts for everyone!

2. Musical parties with the best "Wild West " singers and DJs. You wouldn't miss it, there will be a lot of special tunes you never heard before!

3. We support a PHOTO CONTEST with the theme: America, arranged by Museum for Art (MUFA) - Square Photo contest, with CASH PRIZE 2000L, 1000L, 500L, organizers: Vandeverre and Art C. All entries must be submitted before June 1st, 2022.

***CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CREATORS***

2 weeks "WILD WILD WEST"  event 

May, 27- June, 10

!!place is FREE for rent but LIMITED!!

For Creators: 10 houses for setting up vendors - please avoid multi-vendors and choose low script vendors. First come, first served!

You may set up 4-8 vendors + info (total of 10 prims). You don't need New releases, use what you already have. Take it easy, we do it for fun for everyone!

For Artists: First come, first served!

You may set up 2-4 pcs + info (total 5 prims). You don't need a New Art, use what you already have. Take it easy, we do it for fun for everyone!

****CALL FOR SINGERs & DJs****

We have an open schedule for you to choose your personal performance day, including

May, 27 (opening party) -June, 10 (closing party)

Please, bring us your passion, your tip jar, and your fans!

The theme for all artists, creators, and performers is... 

THE NEW WORLD

Please, show us your art and creations in any way you wish (keep it in a moderate rating please). How it could be if YOU discover for yourself a new big world, a new big land? What you would bring there?

Where: Serena Estates Wild West area

When: May, 27 - June, 10. 

Opening party on May, 27  at

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SERENA%20HUB/168/173/4045

If you like to take a part in the event, please, contact:

Ty Silvercloud, Serena Estates or Vita Theas, Serena Arts CTR 

with the support of  Viktor Savior, Unity Art & Unity Fashion CEO

Saturday, May 21, 2022

FOLLOW THE SUN FESTIVAL IS BACK!

 


The fun & friendly festival that rocked Second Life in May and November 2021 will be back from May 18-22, 2022. We are proud to announce that Second Life Endowment for the Arts SLEAwill be sponsoring the third edition of the Follow the Sun festival! We are looking forward to welcoming you to our dance floor, our music stages and our Boulevard of Arts. Of course, there will be another unique transport system (who does not remember our UFO or our hand-held balloon?). And for the lovers of speed and competition, we have a challenging surprise! We have always called Follow the Sun a celebration of Second Life friendships and we hope you will join us again in that celebration! The Follow the Sun crew: Aeon, Dulcis, Dy1an, Kate, Renee, Resi and Toni

LM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA8/164/106/23 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SL.FollowTheSun/

Thursday, May 19, 2022

May 22nd - Luciano Lionheart & Fly Kugin LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase



Join us on Sunday, May 22nd beginning at 10 am SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is Luciano Lionheart!  

Performing his debut at Terry's this week, Luciano is a Norwegian crossover singer, known for his interpretations of musical, classical, and jazz standards. He has a famously powerful voice that stretches over four and a half octaves and has been dubbed "The Voice" by his loyal SL followers.

Luciano has also won multiple awards for his SL performances, including the very prestigious "Favorite Male Singer" award at the Avi Choice Awards 2016.

Last but certainly not least, following Luciano at 11 am SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from none other than the lovely and talented Fly Kugin, a professional violinist that will make your toes tap and your soul sing with her amazing music.  She performs traditional improvisation &  Jazz, as well as Rock and Pop tunes  With the help of high-quality instrumental tracks, FLY adds her violin to make beautiful music.  

Fly currently resides in Istanbul and teaches music when she Is not performing.  She has performed in the United States and Europe and looks forward to sharing her amazing talent with SL audiences from around the world.

So whether you looking for traditional classical violin pieces, Broadway tunes, Tango, movie soundtracks or the Scorpions, Queen, Sinatra or Leonard Cohen, Fly and her violin will make your heart soar.

Come support live music with friends, laughter and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!

__________________________________________________________________________

Terry's Place, a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJ's and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real life with friends, great music and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystic%20River%20Cove/214/82/2501

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terrysplacesl

Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrysplace

Discord- https://discord.gg/WAP9RrtdcV

VENUE CONTACT:
Ninja (ninjaantwoord resident)

______________________________________________________________________

Live Performer Websites:

Luciano Lionheart - https://www.facebook.com/luciano.lionhaert

Fly Kugin - https://www.flyofficial.org/music

 


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Camping For A Cure presents Freedom Rock 4 - The Wild West

 


Camping For A Cure brings you Freedom Rock 4 - The Wild West 10 days of live music and DJs showcasing some of the best musicians and spinners on the grid.

With plenty of vendors, raffles, and theme nights there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. Dust off those cowboy boots, saddle up your horse, and come get your boot scootin on 20th - 29th May at ACS Island.

All proceeds raised from this event go to The American Cancer Society.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society2/168/79/3032

Thursday, May 12, 2022

May 15th - Mark Taylor & Maribol Inshan DEBUT LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase

 


Join us on Sunday, May 15th beginning at 12 pm noon SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is Mark Taylor!  

Debuting at Terry's this week, Mark has been a real life singer and acoustic guitarist for over 2 decades. He has a unique voice that grabs you and brings you into the music he is singing.  Mark can sing virtually everything from ballads to love songs and of course rock and roll.

Seen frequently performing on SL at the German jams, Mark's only intention is that when you leave his show you know you have seen a true performer.

Following Mark at 1 pm SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from the amazing Maribol Inshan!

Also performing her debut at Terry's this week, Maribol is led to music and expression by what touches her heart and spirit, which can be anything from Patsy Cline to Lana Del Rey or  the Bee Gees to Robbie Williams or Adele to Melissa Etheridge.

The one constant you'll always find at Mari's show is passion and something a little sultry. The world is filled with beautiful things, which all influence her into creating a spectacular performance.

Come support live music with friends, laughter and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!

__________________________________________________________________________

Terry's Place, a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJ's and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real life with friends, great music and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystic%20River%20Cove/214/82/2501

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terrysplacesl

Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrysplace

Discord- https://discord.gg/WAP9RrtdcV

VENUE CONTACT:
Ninja (ninjaantwoord resident)

______________________________________________________________________

Live Performer Websites:

Mark Taylor - https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Taylor-on-Stage-855520574656634/

Maribol Inshan - https://www.facebook.com/maribol.inshan.5

 
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