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Friday, June 9, 2023

10 year Rez Day for Ashley - Littlebit31okla - Sunday June 11th 10 am - 6:00 pm SLT

 



Ashley's 10-Year Rez Day Party June 11th 2023 Sunday 10 am Lostsinger Singing Live Host Gaz 11 am Rapid Randy Singing Live Host Gaz 12pm Tillen Singing Live Host Gaz 1 pm Trish Singing Live Host Ash 2 pm Pretty Bella Singing Live Host Phil 3 pm Marina Sharpshire Singing Live Host Phil 4 pm Jackie Lefko Singing Live Host Phil 5pm Hogan Baily Singing Live Host Ash 6pm floor is open for open mic so if anyone wants to get up sing for Miss Ashley can she has had so many amazing performers in her sl life over last 10 years she wants all to feel welcome to take part in this amazing celebration.


Saddles new FB Page- https://www.facebook.com/groups/153894580633567

TELEPORT: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Solana%20Beach/197/87/25



Saturday, May 6, 2023

NEW ! Interactiv Game Show & Live Show Acts at Club Lion. Its Showtime - T O D A Y Saturday 6 May 2023 12pm SLT



Club Lion Entertainment presents The New Interactive Spin and Win Gameshow with Live Show Acts

The official Saturday night Event of Club Lion (Gameshow every first Saturday of the Month)




Come see our new Night Club and Game Show combination at Club Lion!  Enjoy music with our DJ and multiple live singers, dancing and our nice bar. During your dancing experience 3 people will be chosen from the audience to participate. Our Guests will be asked few RL or SL question and the fastest with the right answer will be asked up on the stage with a chance to play and win cash & great prices....


12 pm slt DJ Charly B. 

2 pm slt Gameshow                                              

3 pm slt ElvisAronPresley Lisa   

4 pm slt Austin Moores                                      


We would like to Invite you to our Party. Meet some new Friends and have a Great Fun Time. 

We look forward to welcoming you, to make us a place where you will come to enjoy a happy times with us. 


Event LM http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Lions/219/96/2002


Thursday, January 26, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- February 4th - Amberle, Tally Mercury, and Semina LIVE at Flyte for Ninja's Birthday!



It's that time of year again! Join us at Flyte for a very special event on Saturday, February 4th beginning at 12 pm SLT to celebrate Ninja's real-life birthday with THREE fun-filled hours of live music from some of the hottest entertainers on the grid!  We'll be partying in the Aviary overlooking the beautifully designed Flyte sim, so be prepared to take plenty of pictures and get there early!

Kicking things off at 12 noon is none other than Amberle Janniah!!  A singer/songwriter/musician from the Philippines, Amberle grew up with several influences that are rooted deep within her family's deep ties to structured church music combined with her mom's pop/power ballad techniques and her dad's more playful rock/jazz approach to performances.

Amberle knew from early on that music was one of the things that would always make sense, so each and every melody sung from her formative years to the present would impact her song choices that span from the 80's to the present (and a few handpicked original songs thrown in the mix). Intent on initially focusing on acoustic performances, she has added tracks to her arsenal, choosing to lean into a wider array of sounds and styles to convey a wider range of emotions and topics.

With her ever-growing enthusiasm for guitar, vocals, and deft arrangements, Amberle will give you a deeper sense of a raw, stripped-down musical experience.

Up next at 1 pm SLT,  get ready for more fantastic entertainment with a special LIVE performance from Tally Mercury (formerly Tallyesin), a singer/songwriter performing acoustic shows in SL since 2011. He has a 20-year history as a performer meandering through the UK and abroad.

Tally is a storyteller with a sound that is both soothing and powerful. 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.

From the Beatles to Adele, Coldplay to Bastille, Tally has a distinct style that keeps bringing people back.  

Last but certainly not least, our party continues with another spectacular performance from the lovely Semina! Born and raised on the south coast of Sweden, she is a talented singer-songwriter who has traveled the world playing her music at clubs, festivals, living rooms, and theaters around Scandinavia, Europe, UK, and USA.

With a playful way of mixing genres and a voice that could mend a broken heart, SEMINA now comes to entertain in Second Life with covers from well-known artists.

Come celebrate Ninja's birthday with friends, laughter, and a whole lot of fun...and don't forget to stick around after the party and explore the beautifully designed Flyte sim!  Home to Flygearz, one of the most popular interactive dance experiences in SL, you'll discover a new world containing sights you've never seen before, including a few "hidden" gems you can only find by exploring the outer reaches of the sim!  See you there!

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What is FlyGearz you ask? First and foremost, we are a group of like-minded, carefree dance-oriented, party peeps! Award-winning choreographer, Jenna Dirval will have you dancing in the aisles and in sync with great music through memorable themed interactive events, many of which are held at the breathtaking Flyte sim. Costumes are encouraged but never required!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FlyGearZ/190/120/78

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

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

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SPONSOR WEBSITE:

http://www.slenquirer.com/

SPONSOR SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://www.facebook.com/TheSLEnquirer/

https://twitter.com/LanaiJarrico/
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CONTACT:
Ninja, SLE Events Coordinator (ninjaantwoord resident)

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Performer Websites:

Amberle Janniah - https://www.facebook.com/50ShadesofAmber

Tally Mercury - https://www.facebook.com/tallymercurysl

Semina - https://www.facebook.com/semiiiiina

Monday, October 24, 2022

Goulish Halloween Party

 


Live Music by Mr. Wibble and Costume Contest

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chodron/99/160/47

Monday, October 17, 2022

Ready for more events to enjoy?

 


Synful Club Info > Tuesday, Oct 4 Synful's Hot Seat Challenge Its an Open mic, 4- 6pm SLT, ( or later depending on how many people we have) From those performing, John Rocky, NeoMaximus, and Rice Tyler will pick 2 singers that will get a show option that weeks Thursday at our Synful's Road to the Top with 4pm first Singer, 5pm John, 6pm second SInger Wednesday, Oct 5 3pm Aaron Cabott Jones Aaron is a singer/songwriter/muscian ,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. 6pm Austin Moores His vast repertoire might have him doing Country one min, Pop songs the next, and Crooning (like Sinatra, Buble, Como) the next. On top of that is sprinkled in some rock and swing music. Thursday, Oct 6 4- 8pm Synful's Road to the Top 2 chosen performers from Tuesday and John Rocky will perform for you 4pm first chosen 5pm John Rocky 6pm second chosen 7pm Vince Ruissatel Friday, Oct 7 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, and oldies to current and classic Rock, country, blues, top 40s & more! 6pm Sheyz 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, Oct 8 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 in a unique and intimate way. 7pm NeoMaximus Brandenburg His eclectic style encompasses pop, rock and blues, Indie, Classic rock, grunge, and metal. genres. Sunday, Oct 9 1pm DonFranko DonFranko is an outstanding German artist who loves to sing Swing, Jazz, RnB, Country, Rock/Pop, AND HIS ORIGINALS in German and English.. 2pm Katia Portugal Rock, show tunes, ballads, Italian & Spanish songs, and Portuguese. 3pm Hogan Baily Hogan: "I truly enjoy performing. If I can make something smile thru my talent, there is no greater joy. Once I take the stage, I hold nothing back." 4pm Raven Zenobia With a wide variety of genres, Raven has a voice and character that will make your heart sing. 5pm Andreus 'Anj' Gustafson Musical styles include alternative, pop, and progressive rock with a definite electronica influence. This week 6 days of events for you, its gonne be filled with many, divers performers, just for you! Come Party with us, enjoy and dance on some amazing voices :)

URL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Synful/184/116/29 FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086408173596 Calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=synfullounge@gmail.com HYPERLINK "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=synfullounge@gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles"& HYPERLINK "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=synfullounge@gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles"ctz=America/Los_Angeles

Friday, October 14, 2022

SPOTLIGHT ON TEMPORAL RADIO’S WET SPOT BEACH CLUB- SLE REPORTING…




As the seasons change in our natural world, many venues hold to the same theme. Since Second Life is our world, our imagination it is only proper for some venue owners to provide a summer beach-themed paradise all year round. Temporal Radio’s Wet Spot Beach Club features many great amenities on a full sim that boasts an adult playground with a relaxing feel. If you are an explorer looking for something new to do in Second Life, you will find many places around the environment to chill. Play a game or hang out at any of the five different clubs and have great conversations with friendly people. The SL Enquirer sat down with DJ Snaxx and Rebel Rebel Storm to talk about Temporal Radio’s Wet Spot Beach Club and all it has to offer Second Life residents.  




Interview with Rebel Rayn Storm and  DJ Snaxx (beeker.beeks)


SLE: Rebel Rayn and DJ Snaxx, it is a pleasure to meet up with you to learn more about Temporal Radio’s Wet Spot Beach Club.  Can you tell us a little about Temporal Radio's launch and the many MMO platforms across the metaverse?


DJ Snaxx: Temporal Radio was founded in 2013, to enhance the online gaming experience in Star Trek Online (STO). Since then, it has expanded into Star wars The Old Republic (SWTOR), GTA 5 online, Read Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2), Second Life, and many other platforms. We host “parties” in those games, pretty much as we do in SL.


SLE: Having a radio station that spans many MMO Platforms, you have an advantage when it comes to inviting listeners to your events in Second Life. Can you tell our readers what they can expect from this visual location that represents your radio station?





DJ Snaxx & Rebel Rayn: The Wet Spot Beach Club is more than just a radio station or club, we have 4 venues, the regular club, a Viking village, and a party pool, all where events can be held. The sim is extremely adult and clothing optional. We are proud to be sponsored by Temporal radio and it is a great outreach for us. We have table games, a pool, sauna, jacuzzi, Lil devil, bowling, waterslide, and also a 2700-meter motorcycle track. Open to anyone and everyone!


SLE: With so much to do from live music events, gaming, and even shopping, It must be difficult to manage, Who is part of the team, and what is their role?


DJ Snaxx & Rebel Rayn: Owners are DJ Snaxx (beeker.beeks), Rebel (Rebelbrimstone), and ReaRoo (reagan.velvetleaf)...our GM is Hawk (h4z4rd Neox), the Host trainer is Nat (natalie.tungsten) and dance trainer Persey (persephone.lysette) along with our many amazing DJ's, host/ess and dancers.



SLE: Seems you have good solid staff but could always use good employees so are you currently hiring? If so what positions are available and how do they apply?


DJ Snaxx & Rebel Rayn: We are hiring! We are looking for DJs, Host/ess, and Dancers and are willing to train anyone!


SLE: So help our readers know more about your venue. What type of events do you like to host and how often do these events take place?



DJ Snaxx & Rebel Rayn: We have events on Thursdays from 7-9 pm slt from Ladies Night, Bodwatch by the Bay, and Storytime as well as concerts. Held every Thursday at different venues on the sim.


SLE: That is a very active schedule that is great to hear. So, this venue is geared towards the adult community, Are there any restrictions in attire, conduct, or access to areas of the sim?


DJ Snaxx & Rebel Rayn: Clothing is optional anywhere on the sim. Over 18 only. Conduct is common sense, use respect and there will be no problems. There are no restrictions on access to the sim with the exception of private homes.



SLE: I am sure you two have some stories you can tell about some people attempting to or just not conducting themselves in an adult manner. But we will keep those stories for another time :) Tell our readers do you have a group to join or a calendar people can see for upcoming events?


DJ Snaxx & Rebel Rayn: yes we have a google calendar and the link is...   https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/4fvlr15egsmm5aulbv4c232kr8%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics


SLE: For those that might be confused about your club and another club by a similar name, what sets yours apart and makes Temporal Radio's Wet Spot Beach Club stand out?


DJ Snaxx & Rebel Rayn: Temporal Radios Wet Spot Beach Club is the REAL wet spot. We are friendly and welcome everyone. We have lots to offer as well as many VIPs at our events. We are respectful of people's decisions and welcome them with open arms.



SLE: Keeping people interested and engaged is the name of the game in Second Life. We wish you lasting success in this and the other virtual worlds you are in. Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?


DJ Snaxx & Rebel Rayn: Don't just read this article and pass us by, come check us out and enjoy The REAL Wet Spot, we won't make you sleep in it!


Additional Information


SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Wild%20Eagle/211/185/24

Group: The Wet Spot Beach Club

URL: secondlife:///app/group/32a2200a-9e1f-6b65-a3fe-86db105dce18/about

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/420692843527597

Discord: https://discord.gg/cAYyHe5N

Preferred Contact: DJ Snaxx (beeker.beeks) or Rebel (Raynbrimstone)


Monday, October 3, 2022

An other great week ahead of us !!!

 


πŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒ Synful Club Info > This week we also have lots of events to present to you Tuesday, Oct 4 Synful's Hot Seat Challenge
Its an Open mic, 4- 6pm SLT, ( or later depending on how many people we have)
From those performing, John Rocky, NeoMaximus, and Rice Tyler will pick 2 singers
that will get a show option that weeks Thursday at our Synful's Road to the Top
with 4pm first Singer, 5pm John, 6pm second SInger

Wednesday, Oct 5 3pm Mimi Carpenter Mimi’s extensive song list doesn't just highlight the eclectic tastes and influences upon her development as an artist, which includes rock, indie, and pop. The inclusion of English, French, and German language songs 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. 6pm Austin Moores His vast repertoire might have him doing Country one min, Pop songs the next, and Crooning (like Sinatra, Buble, Como) the next. On top of that is sprinkled in some rock and swing music. Thursday, Oct 6 4- 8pm Synful's Road to the Top 2 chosen performers from Tuesday and John Rocky will perform for you 4pm first chosen 5pm John Rocky 6pm second chosen 7pm Vince Ruissatel Friday, Oct 7 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, and oldies to current and classic Rock, country, blues, top 40s & more! 6pm Sheyz Sheyz 3500 + tips Her self 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, Oct 8 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 in a unique and intimate way. 7pm NeoMaximus Brandenburg His eclectic style encompasses pop, rock and blues, Indie, Classic rock, grunge, and metal. genres. Sunday, Oct 9 1pm DonFranko DonFranko is an outstanding German artist who loves to sing Swing, Jazz, RnB, Country, Rock/Pop, AND HIS ORIGINALS in German and English.. 2pm Katia Portugal Rock, show tunes, ballads, Italian & Spanish songs, and Portuguese. 3pm Hogan Baily Hogan: "I truly enjoy performing. If I can make something smile thru my talent, there is no greater joy. Once I take the stage, I hold nothing back." 4pm Raven Zenobia With a wide variety of genres, Raven has a voice and character that will make your heart sing. 5pm Andreus 'Anj' Gustafson Musical styles include alternative, pop, and progressive rock with a definite electronica influence. We hope to see you around and come have a good time !

URL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Synful/184/116/29 FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086408173596 Calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=synfullounge@gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles

SPOTLIGHT ON DRAMA LIBRA- LEADING THE REVOLUTION AGAINST DRAMA, ONE PARTY AT A TIME. Lanai Jarrico Reporting…

 




DRAMA LIBRE is a 16-yr old club with a weekly immersive themed party every Saturday from 7-10 pm SLT, with over 400 different themes to date.  Created by owners Xerxes Sismondi and Peachy Sassoon, their attention to detail mixed with creativity and the entertainment they provide makes it one of the most talked about venues on the grid. The SL Enquirer caught up with this dynamic duo leading the revolution against drama, one party at a time!


Interview with Peachy Sassoon and Xerxes Sismondi



SLE: It is a pleasure to meet you both, where are you from and how did you discover Second Life?

 

Peachy: I am from Pittsburgh Pa. Friends of mine were DJs on the Web and asked me to join SL. I always told folks I came kicking and screaming... giggles. but once I joined I knew I was hooked. Then I met Xerxes and it changed everything.  I never looked back.

 

Xerxes: I’m in Jacksonville FL. I read about Second Life in a BusinessWeek article back in the exciting days of 2006, and that led me to see what the fuss was all about. Been here ever since.

 

SLE: It is always interesting to hear where people came from all over the country and world and how they come together. That is the greatest thing about Second Life! What inspired you two to create Drama Libre? 

 

Peachy: Honestly way back when, lol I got tired of going to places that offered Best In Blue and Escorts and etc... I knew there had to be so much more. There had to be ways to create and me who knew nothing of building, long story short, Xer taught me how to build.

 

Xerxes: Peachy and I observed that most events that we attended were narrowly applying what Second Life could offer. They all focused on holding different themed events in a fixed club-like structure. We envisioned flipping that philosophy by having different thematic environments that just happened to be music and dance events. Why just dress as a pirate in a dance club when you can rock it up on the main deck of a 40-gun galleon sailing the Spanish Main? Why not party as Godzilla and other monsters stomping around a miniaturized city where you can cause monster-sized mayhem? Instead of adorning a club with the Eiffel Tower and french flags for a French-themed event, why not party at the Palace of Versailles… at the Court of King Louis the 16th?  Second Life really has the power to bring forth great imagination, so why hold back?

 

 

SLE: What creative minds you both have! I love the idea of creating an immersive interactive environment like the ones you described. With over 400 different themes over the past 14 years, it is impressive that you haven't done any repeats of the same event. How do you come up with the themes and who designs them?

 

Peachy: We get together and put our thinking hats on and discuss what kind of themes we could do, also we take ideas from any DL'ers and if we use their idea we pay them 500L. As far as the designs go each of us takes a turn being the lead builder.

 

Xerxes: To be specific, we always build a brand new set every week, and we have never re-used any set we have already built – although we are willing to sell them if there is an interested party. We do sometimes repeat broad themes, but we always execute them differently with each new build. For instance, we’ve done many pirate themes e.g., we’ve danced on a pirate sloop, in the pirate town of Tortuga, a Goonies set with an underground cavern and pirate treasure, and even a modern-day scene involving Somalian pirates. We’ve also done a steampunk version dancing on flying dirigibles. We always look at different angles to build a theme. As Peachy said, we have a very creative and skillful build team, all of whom learned how to build, script, texture, etc from scratch. We also all taught each other as well using various tools like Photoshop, Audacity, etc. No one is an island, and there is power in many. We brainstorm with each other regularly and come up with different ideas that we each want to realize, so we take turns each week leading the build to bring our ideas to life. And as Peachy said, we also ask for ideas from our guests that they want to see built. We draw inspiration from many sources, from current events to historical events to movies to our own memories and experiences. So we have a varied pool of ideas to pull from and each of our sets is very personal to us.

 

 

SLE: Power in many is a great approach when working together because you produce amazing things!  I love your motto of Leading the revolution against Drama one party at a time, I heard from a few people that this is the place to be! Can you tell our readers what they can expect at each event? 

 

Peachy: I can say that once you come to one event you will be back time and time again. Always a good time to be had. There is a lot of chatter going on at Drama Libre. No private chats but openly chats we talk about food, weather, what's new, and the likes of things, we strive to make new people feel welcome.

 

Xerxes: We‘re primarily in the people business, and we want everyone to be comfortable with each other, and with everything that happens at Drama Libre. As our name indicates, we work hard to steer clear of drama as discreetly as we can at our events. We welcome everyone here and welcome as much creativity as they can come up with,  but we know we’re not for everyone. Clothing is not optional, for instance, and we do not tolerate any form of harassment or abuse.  Peachy and I do our best to help every guest who has a concern or difficulty, and sometimes our patrons beat us to it!  We have a large number of regular visitors, many of who have been coming here for years and who we practically consider to be family.

 

We also invest a lot of time and effort in what we do. We spend at least 35-40 person-hours planning and building each set, and that does not include time spent by the DJs in planning their playlists and the additional work to create the teaser audio clips and posters for the following events, brainstorming sessions, website change, and maintenance, taking pictures and videos of each set, etc. All this work for one 3-hour event, and we repeat this whole process 50 times a year. This does not work, but a labor of love and of the creative process.  Our reward is the smile on people’s faces and the fun they have each week, and a job well done. I do believe that shows in every event we produce.
 

 

SLE: I can relate to working in SL. It really is a labor of love. Especially with the ability to be creative in many different ways. I’m sure you have had lots of fun stories over the years. Can you share one of your most memorable moments at the themed parties?

 

Peachy: OMG there are many but I remember one that makes me laugh every time I think of it. We had a cartoon set and I was clicking on things and moving them around and bam I deleted the floor and everyone... giggles went falling to the ground. I was so embarrassed, but it was funny. We all laughed about it.

 

Xerxes: We’ve been doing this for 16 years, so there are too many stories to count. Back when we started the sim servers were prone to crashing when you overloaded them, so we would crash a lot when we got too many people at our parties. It was fun to watch folks rez back in-world after each crash, and amazing that they cared enough to return as well. One time the Lindens announced that on one particular Saturday evening that all their servers would go down for maintenance, so we held a crash party i.e, we partied until the servers went down. And we still managed to crash the sim minutes before the servers were taken offline, and everyone still came back. I guess we were determined to go down fighting!  Peachy also mentioned accidentally deleting the floors at our parties, which are usually held at 1000m altitude, so it was hilarious to see 30 or more avatars falling at the same time. It took us a while to learn that lesson.

 

Most of our fun is in seeing what everyone is wearing. We have patrons who are quite imaginative and competitive. Peachy and I are always oohing and ahhing at every event like tourists.

 


SLE: LOL, those are great stories! Do you have a calendar of events so guests can plan accordingly for the events? 

 

Peachy: No we have not done a calendar for the events. It is something to think about.

 

Xerxes: I’m not sure this is something that would fit but we are open to considering different ideas. I think the weekly theme reveal is part of our charm and evens the playing field among our patrons by giving them each a week to come up with a costume. We do make a big deal about the next theme at the end of every event. We create a 2 - 3 minute audio teaser that the DJ plays, and make a poster, so even the theme reveal is a production in itself. We do have a schedule of who will lead the build and who our DJs will be for each event, though, but we really don’t make that public to maintain the weekly suspense lol. While it would be nice to announce our themes well in advance, we really only decide on themes the week prior.  Still, this is something we should think about. We’re not wed to our current format, but we do want to make sure any change we make is thoughtful and within our abilities and our brand.

 

 

SLE: We should definitely talk about a Sponsorship so we can make sure our readers always know what is going on and can be prepared with a costume! With theme parties, it's always fun to dress up! Are costumes mandatory and are there contests?

 

Peachy: Costumes are not mandatory, but if you want to join in on the contest you will need to join the Drama Libre group, which is not an open group. It is free to join. All ya have to do is let Xerxes or myself know. The reason we do not have open enrollment is that we want everyone at the party to know who is joining and welcome them to the family.

 

Xerxes: We hold a costume contest with every weekly event we throw. Costumes are not mandatory, but clothes definitely are. The more creative the costume, the better we like it. And there are many ways to interpret our themes for costumes, and we welcome different dimensions that we hadn’t even thought of. For example, we once did a Safari-themed set, and one person came with an iPhone running the Safari web browser. Love those tangential executions!

 

SLE: Very cool! I see that your next theme is House of Borgia! Can you share with our readers what guests can expect on October 1st?

 

Peachy: Our next theme is called The day the Dinosaur died.

 During our event after the contest is over, we have a teaser that the DJ plays which was recorded. We never speak of our next theme until the teaser has been played.

 

Xerxes: You have to come and see. We never talk about what a set build will look like before the evening of the event itself. Our lips are sealed!

 

 

SLE: Surprises are exciting! We look forward to popping in on these events. Are you currently hiring? If so, what positions are you looking to fill and how can people apply?

 

Peachy: We have not talked about hiring.

 

Xerxes: Drama Libre is not really a typical club. We hold one party every Saturday evening (7-10 pm slt) for 50 weeks a year so it’s not like we need lots of people. Peachy and I host for the most part, and have a few guest hosts when we are not available. We have 6 DJs who rotate, so they get airtime only 8 or 9 times a year. However, they do work hard as each event is 3 hours long. We have a team of 5 builders/creators, including Peachy and myself. We have one builder who doubles as our website manager. Peachy and I work on administrative duties and planning while Peachy doubles (triples?) as the event photographer. However, if anyone wants to participate or see different roles that can help streamline and add to the Drama Libre experience, please reach out directly to Peachy or me. For instance, one of our patrons came to us and wanted to do a weekly reveal video at our events, and she is now practically our videographer–of-record. Katheryn Llewelyn, posts videos of our events to her YouTube channel, Adventures in Second Life, each week so check out her channel to see our events.

 

 

 

SLE: It sounds like you have dotted all your i’s and crossed all your t’s to create the perfect party experience in Second Life and we wish you the very best for years to come! It has been a pleasure chatting with you both. Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

 

Peachy: All I can add is that we welcome all to come and enjoy a 3-hour event with us. As stated no need to wear a costume, just come and relax and enjoy a drama-free night. You will be hooked.

 

Xerxes: Come on down and check us out. You don’t have to be in costume, We’d love to have you at our events. You can see our profiles, pics of our previous events, and upcoming event announcements at www.dramalibre.com  You can even see videos of our events by going on YouTube and searching for Drama Libre or going on the following channels: Adventures in Second Life and Alexxy’s Adventures.



Additional Information:


Website: https://www.dramalibre.com 

URL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Drama%20Libre/116/226/22 

Preferred Contact: Peachy Sassoon or Xerxes Sismondi

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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