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2015/04/25

Sinners Burlesque


2015/04/23

Elysium Cabaret ONE FABULOUS NIGHT in VEGAS!


Friday at 6pm SLT Elysium Cabaret is taking you to VEGAS!  The drinks are on the house as we bring you the lights, splendor, and lavish excitement of The Entertainment Capital of the World!  Beautiful, sexy dancers, songs that celebrate Viva Las Vegas.  We look forward to dancing for you, here is your stretch limo:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Road/74/64/2754

RFL Butterfly Strong  

A Dance Performance Art presentation created by JenzZa Misfit

Performed by -  Misfit Dance & Performance Art  - dance troupe

JenzZa Misfit -  Producer, Choreographer, Concept & Set Design

Dancers -
Phoebe (darkentippy)
Kate Starfall
Kyrstal Kleinman
Dulcikate Noel
MuseIsle Messenger
Kollin Tendaze

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RFL Butterfly Strong is a 15 minute Dance Performance Art presentation created by JenzZa Misfit to honor cancer Survivors around the world past, present & future.  The production closes with a fun audience participation dance!  Our hope is to offer this piece and perform it at as many RFL Events in SL as possible to inspire other teams and assist them in reaching their fundraising goals.  Contact JenzZa Misfit to arrange a date for your RFL Event!

Misfit Dance & Performance Art is a wonderful group of friends who love being part of the world of SL Theater Dance with JenzZa Misfit.  Our goal is to tell you a story, bring you a smile & make an impact.  Music, Dance, Props, & Special Effects are the paints we use to create an experience for our audience.  Awesome with Precision!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poseidons%20Abyss/132/127/33

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Dates & Times 
Thurs   4/23         4:15 pm
Fri        4/24         4:15 pm
Sat       4/25         4:15 pm
Sun      4/26         8:15 pm
Mon    4/27          4:15 pm
Tues    4/28          4:15 pm
Wed    4/29          4:15 pm
Thurs   4/30         4:15 pm
Fri       5/1            9:15  am
Sat      5/2            4:15 pm


2015/04/22

Virtual Theatre IMAGE "Monsters' Tea Party!" Final Performances This Weekend!!!


Thank you for your kind support of the first day of our "Monsters' Tea Party!" There are just 3 more performances this weekend, and these shows promise to be even bigger and better!

We hope you will come and enjoy this very special event! For those of you who attended last Sunday's show, please come back and bring your friends too!!!

Final Dates:
*Saturday, 25th, 1:00 pm (Open to the Public)
*Sunday, 26th, 6:30 am (Open to the Public)
*Sunday, 26th, 8:00 am (Reservations Only)

A very limited number of reservations are available for the 8:00 am show. Please contact Kyrieholy or misse tigerpaw so that you do not miss out on this incredible presentation!

We look forward to seeing you!!!

SPIRIT LIGHT DANCE COMPANY *** AMIGO


SPIRIT LIGHT DANCE COMPANY INVITES YOU TO THEIR PERFORMANCE OF.
***** AMIGO *****

The Latin influence in our modern music and dance styles has become a huge part of rhythms we listen to and those that move us. Do you really know what you are hearing and seeing when your foot begins to tap the floor and your body begins to sway? Where did they came from?

AMIGO is filled with Classic and Modern, Gypsy, Mexican, Flamenco, Santana, JLO, Martin, Feliciano, Yanni & Ender Thomas -- passionate sole stirring music and dancing that is guaranteed to capture your attention for an hour of moving entertainment.


                                                SUN THE 26th of APRIL
                               
                                  NOON SLT ~  RESERVATIONS ONLY - 250L
                                 
                                    Contact Amari Di ricchezi (amaridiricchezi)
                                 Please leave a notecard if she is not on line..
                                Only two performances and seating is limited so
                                          get your reservations in right away.
                                             Balcony seating upon request
                                              as long as seats are available.
                                       
                                           
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                                                    SHOW ETIQUETTE
 
It's important that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the show begins to allow your computer and viewer to cache all the sets, props, costumes and dance animations. It's important that keep your scripts below 50, so that we can minimize lag conditions.

On arrival at the Theater, please collect a program and select your seat, your reservation will allow you to sit anywhere you choose in the Theater, unless there is a reserved sign over the seat. Please be seated then fix your camera to frame the stage, so that pre-show priming will take best affect.

Please activate your music stream. Please listen to the advice given by the announcer and watch the text in local chat. You will be given information on setting your viewer for the show to achieve maximum enjoyment of the production.

After the show we invite you to join with the company on stage for an after the performance dance to celebrate and socialize. We hope to see you there!


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                            SEATING IS LIMITED FOR BEST AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE SO
                   
                   ***** RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT *****
         
                                      ***** PLEASE ENJOY THE SHOW *****
                             
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2015/04/21

Expanding Horizons



I had predicted and sensed another mini-evolution arising. 

That of original music as part of virtual reality offerings. 

I was privileged to witness it first-hand at Club Image's presentation of Monster's Tea Party which had original cinematic theme music at the introduction and conclusion. I was very happy to see that or more appropriately, hear that.

You are probably asking yourself how that applies to you if you are not an accomplished musician or have no musical training. Well today is not yesteryear. Times have truly changed.

With the latest developments in hardware and software plus the plethora of free YouTube training videos and ever-widening coverage of Wikipedia as a source of learning basic-concepts of creative disciplines as well as other researchable online content, just about anyone can learn music creation and production without going to a formalized school or live-training situation, thanks to the evolution in training and education where the people themselves have taken it upon themselves to control, streamline and concentratethe core basics of various artistic learning disciplines, removing the air and fluff and fast-tracking you to and thru the basics. So if you've always wanted to delve into music but never had the time or knew where to start, don't think it is too late. This even applies to you if you have never played an instrument or had a music lesson. Its not too late.

What you need to have is:

1) Love of music

2) Desire to CREATE ORIGINAL music, be it instrumental or song form)
3 Time on your hands
4) Some extra rainy-day $
5) Drive and determination
6) A fair amount of geek-i-ness
7) Patience

The obstacles to learning which have existed have now been addressed in various forms:

1) Playing the wrong notes. New developments keep you from playing bad or wrong notes.  Learning scales. What notes go with what other notes? Scales are simplified by being predefined. 

2) Chord progressions. They give you chords that work together. All you need is an 'ear' of how you want something to sound. Wrong chord sequences  can be prevented. Sort of like SL animations. You can't really make a wrong awkward move. What you are judged on is your choice of combinations of animations. Music creation has gotten to that point. And I suspect it has or will be that way with other creative disciplines you might want to learn and master, not just music. That being the elimination of 'rule-violating choices'.

3) Confused by black notes with white notes on a keyboard? An option not exists to disable black notes and replace them with white notes, simplifying the matter (for some) so that you only play white notes as part of the allowable scale (notes that work well when played in various combinations).

4) With a keyboard-controller you can play other instruments as there are now 'software instruments' for every real instrument and a lot of unreal ones.

5) Getting to the end. Now digital audio workstations have workflow built in so that you can go from an idea thru rhythm, chords, melody, arrangement, mixing to a finished mastered mp3 or wav file in a day or less. And there are internet distribution methods for getting your creations heard. 

 Don't know how to play an instrument? If you are still alive, you were born at the right time as there are sooooo many people creating music who admittedly cannot play instruments. They just have a good idea of how they want something to sound and know how to make good musical choices and combinations.

6) Want to score cinematic themes? Its made easy as they use actual  sampled musical phrasing from horn sections with automatic part arranging , rules for string arrangements as associated with articulations done automatically, as well as other instruments like guitar. Bottom line is they remove the ability to play something atonal (unless that is your intent). Its been analyzed and simplified and now there are rules that you follow that make you sound more like a seasoned composer in a very compressed time frame. 

7) Fear of playing notes out of time...too fast...to slow..missing the beat?Devices have quantization meaning they will force your notes and chords to land on the proper beat

8) Want to sing but cant sing a note in tune? They have pitch changes and auto-tune and voice-boxes. You can even back up your own lead vocal with a chorus: your own backup singers that you create from yourself. You can sample your voice and use it as an instrument, changing its characteristics.

9) Want to compose different styles of music? Reggae, blues, gospel, hip-hop, dub-step, classical? All learn-able via the web. People are giving away their secrets and  techniques in droves in capsule-sized how-to videos. From how to create a drum-roll, to creating a reggae bass-line and reggae bubble to string-arranging. What instruments are used for different musical styles. 

10) Don't feel you have the manual dexterity to 'play' on time, in key. There is 'step-mode' where you can enter notes (melody & chords or rhythmic beats)  for each instrument into the devices one beat at a time. There is an answer for every musical-creating hurdle that you can imagine, short of time and will and imagination. But even with imagination there are a plethora of pre-created musical loops you can select from or use as inspiration.

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The reason I am mentioning this evolution is that I woke up from a 20 year sleep away from music-stuff to discover incredulous advances in music creation. I am totally amazed at the progress.  It has been compartmentalized to the extreme. The price of equipment required is 1% of what it used to be. 

It is affordable to the common man now with a recording-studio you can hold in your hands. The approach and intensity to offer "more" and "more" at approachable price-points seems never-ending; on a record-frenzied pace thatis out of this world. Accompany that with the availability of 'how-to' for every part of the creative process is 'there' on the web and 'searchable'. I had no idea how many people were sharing 'know-how'. So many 'common-man' presentations.

Also the fact that you can learn at your own pace and time-schedule, one-on-one with internet video that you can stop, rewind, replay...you can even ask questions in the comments and get them answered. You can even become an internet star in your own right, on small to respectable scales. But beware, the scene is crowded. But get enough subscribers and you could even bring in a few extra $ to accompany well-deserved accolades.

Another HUGE advantage is that because you can choose your own song tempo, you can compose original works that match predefined SL animation tempos and have perfect synchronization. Granted, you can already do that using free existing audio editing software's abilities to time-stretch (changing the tempo/length of a sound clip without changing its pitch). Some upscale music software even allows for embedded video so you have the convenience of seeing how well your composition matches a 'video of your dance'.

Its not too late to learn even if you have never ever played a musical instrument in your life. If you have taken piano or guitar or other instrument or some basic music theory, it will only help you along your journey.

What would an ideal system cost? From about 1k to 3k depending on your budget. This assumes you have a computer. If you are reading this then you probably do. Then you need a controller or control-surface (either a with keyboard and/or padded device) and a digital-audio-workstation which is software. Keyboard controllers come in a range of sizes from 25 to 49 to 61 to 88 keys. So if you are cramped for space...there is one for you. Each has 'octave-shifting' up and down so you don't sacrifice not having a full set of keys. Padded devices are also used in place of a keyboard. they have soft pres-sable square pads that trigger sounds, great for creating a beat but also have the ability to play chords and melodies.

Now days they are blurring the line between controller and digital-audio-workstations (called DAWs) into single devices, simplifying even more. That might be a recommended starting place. And there are devices well under 1k.

On the flip-side, because everyone can now be artistically musical and appeasing to our aural senses with much less effort and or natural skill, there is a wide sea of "mediocrity of very good talent". A lot of 'good' musical creations and creators. So many that you could get lost in the 15-minutes-of-fame carousel if you are looking to break and become an overnight sensation or make a statement, a living, and/or standout. 

The man at the music store said that "it almost seems like cheating" when I talked to him about where music-creation is today from where it used to be. I got where he was coming from. Shouldn't sounding good take time and effort, blood, sweat and tears like it used to? Well now we are at the point of 'how well you make choices and combine those choices. Not unlike how well we choose combine animations into a sequence. Some will fair better than others and the will likely result in how much blood, sweat, and tears, time and effort, goes into that process.

Sort of akin to spell-checkers and grammar-checkers helping to make writing more palatable from to the trained language-rule-ear, these writing technical auto-correctors don't make you a more interesting writer. Such are the modern-day tools of musical creations. They won't make you an overnight YouTube sensation, (well there is that remote chance) ...but they will help you avoid the most common troublesome and discouraging technical aural missteps. Your musical spelling and musical  grammar will be auto-corrected.

 You still must have a musical-voice that you feel needs to be heard that has integrity and originality. So perhaps a more modest reasonable and attainable goal would be personal satisfaction and a sharing amongst friends along with faithful social-media fans and followers. Also, scoring your own and/or others dance creations in part or in total is nothing to turn ones nose up at.

So in conclusion, if you have time and inclination, the learning of new craft is at hand, be it music or some other artistic endeavor. Research it online. See how it might translate and or augment your creative virtual-world endeavors. Does it feed your cravings? I know of at least one SL venue that allows for the performance of original musical works. I am sure there are a lot more.

Also the internet not allows for but is ideal for artistic collaborations. 

 And don't forget the sheer fun of 'learning something new' enjoying your own creations, sharing them with others, and being something tomorrow that you were not today and seeing that pattern repeat for days, weeks, months, even years to come.


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One Night In Vegas






The Foxy Ladies are back with an all new show!  Join us for a whirlwind tour of Vegas, Baby!  There will be full nudity, adult avis only please!  It's gonna be great!  Curtain goes up at 6:00pm SLT, Wednesday, April 22!  See you there!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fun%20Time/228/150/21

The Grand Opening of Night Werx "Steam"


Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, May 5th at 6pm SLT
The Grand Opening of Night Werx "Steam"
Held in the most curious venue on the gird ;)

The ONLY aerial silks arena and BurlesQue establishment in SL, and the Proud home of Qtinuum Aerials Dance Troupe, professionals in the art of aerial entertainment.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Puro/192/208/3002