The E.V.A Project Website Goes Live & Teasers!

The latest fusion from Kultivate Magazine is The E.V.A Project! This exciting concept combines the main elements of art and fashion for a unique experience! The first show from The E.V.A Project, which is appropriately titled !Show! will take place on June 10, 2017 at 1pm slt. !Show! is part of the Kultivate Magazine Anniversary Summer of events, as we celebrate our second birthday!

You can visit the new E.V.A Project website and our teaser trailers below:

https://theevaproject.wordpress.com/

Parthenon of Books: Access a database of 70,000 books banned around the world going back to 1575 — Quartz

Soon the world will have a massive physical monument to censorship.This year, Argentine artist Marta Minujín will open an installation built from books, all of which were banned around the world at some point in history. The “Parthenon of Books,” a re-creation of her 1983 installation in Buenos Aires, will be unveiled in June at art festival documenta in Kassel, Germany.Minujín and her team worked with researchers from the University of Kassel to identify book bans of regimes past. The resulting list, which will help books be vetted for the installation, names around 72,000 forbidden titles going back to the 1500s.

The list, last updated in January, highlights extensive censorship in Nazi Germany, 18th-century Austria, and the Soviet Union, and draws on a huge list of banned books kept by the Catholic Church from 1559 to 1966.(Quartz/Thu-Huong Ha)It would be “simply impossible” to create a comprehensive list for all regimes for all of time, says Florian Gassner, who co-leads the project. But the list does contain a fascinating smattering of censorship attempts from the rest of the world:

In China where the state continues to censor political discourse, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was also restricted in 1931.

In the 1970s, books by Karl Marx and Fidel Castro were banned in Argentina, as well as El Principito (Le Petit Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. During the country’s period of extensive censorship in the 1970s and ’80s, the government banned a host of children’s books, including those of icon María Elena Walsh, whose songs and poems criticized the dictatorship.

During the 1940s, Canada restricted Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead, while the Soviet Union banned George Orwell’s 1984. The University of Kassel database also shows that in 1870s United States, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron and Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales were both banned from sale for their obscene material under the Comstock Laws.

The project aims to collect 100,000 books to build the installation. Anyone can donate books for consideration, but only those legal in Germany will be included.

Source: Parthenon of Books: Access a database of 70,000 books banned around the world going back to 1575 — Quartz

Elysium Cabaret Celebrates Black History Month Friday at 6pm SLT | Elysium Cabaret

Music – Movement – Creation – Joy – Friendship

This Friday, February 24th, Elysium Cabaret honours Black History Month through music and dance.  Featuring acts inspired by some of our most-loved black singers and musicians.  Come on out and celebrate with us!Elysium Cabaret takes you there every Friday at 6pm.  Let your imagination come out to play!  In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, we strive to bring you an eclectic mix of music genres, dance styles, elaborate staging and dazzling costumes.  At the end of our shows, we invite you on stage to dance with us and celebrate the simple joy of dance!  Welcome to the weekend!

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SL Etiquette 101 Poll: Does Politics Belong in Second Life?

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Hi everyone! I am back with a piece on SL Etiquette 101! With the recent commentary about politics in Second Life from social media, to Linden Labs’ statement about the recent immigration changes by President Trump, politics is on everyone’s minds. My next SL Etiquette 101 article will address how to talk about politics in Second Life, but before I write this article, I would like some feedback. I am asking that Kultivate’s readers take the quick poll below. The poll will be up for about 5 days. Thanks to everyone who responds!

Jessi

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Today at the Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event!

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The Fashion event for Kultivate is now open! Today’s schedule at the fashion event:

-10 am slt-Exclusives Fashion Show

-1pm slt-live performer Dimivan Ludwig

-4pm slt-Bliensen & Mai Tai, Sonatta Morales, & The Bohemian Underground Fashion Show

**The Rose Hunt & Fashion Quest, Shopping are open 24.7**
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“European culture” is an invented tradition — Quartz

Think of culture, of literature, music, philosophy, the fine arts, and it means thinking of Europe. “The idea of culture, of intelligence, of great works,” wrote the French poet and essayist Paul Valéry in 1919, “has for us a very ancient connection with the idea of Europe.” In an anthropological sense, of course, all peoples possess culture. But high culture—as conceived of by most people—continues to be essentially European. The notion that there is an essentially European culture, and that culture distinguishes Europe from the rest of the world, is very much alive. This idea, which Valéry thought “very ancient” even in 1919, animates political discussion all over Europe today.

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January 27, 2017 – Elysium’s “Gods and Goddesses” Show!

Relieve the magic at Elysium Cabaret this week:

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WOW what a night at The Empire Room on Copperhead Road!  It was Friday and that could only mean, Elysium Cabaret… the big ticket of the night!  Welcome to the weekend!  Tonight featured a “Gods and Goddesses” theme.  DJ Gunner was looking sexeh as he spun the tunes, warming up the gathering crowd who were welcomed by Paul and Jilley.  Wiz wrangled backstage details.  In the dressing rooms, dancers and choreographers were busy stretching and doing warm-ups as makeup, wigs, glitter and faux fur were fluttering around flowing champagne and  hors d’oeuvres.  Did I mention the topless cigar/cigarette girls?  Good, cause we don’t have those at Elysium Cabaret.  But you could step outside for a smoak or head to the bar for a free cigar.  Everything was on the house tonight, so guests had a grand time enjoying cocktails, cracked crab, and Oysters Rockefeller.  Never mind the food!  On to the…

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Old and new: a building that simulates time passing

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In what we are used to calling real life, the choice between conservation of past-time architecture and the replacement of old buildings by new structures often represents a dilemma in an ever-changing world where new necessities recurrently clash with tradition. One of the responses to such a challenge is the intervention on historic buildings in order to add new spaces to them and adapt their general configuration to the new uses that we may require. It surely makes sense in many cases, in the atomic world. Nonetheless, it is surprising to find a “modified building” in a virtual world, where the problem of conservation doesn’t really occur – at least not in the same way. In Second Life, I’ve recently spotted a construction like that at Meshworx, the store…

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SL Etiquette 101: How to Date in Second Life Part 3

Kultivate Marketing and Social Media Coordinator Jessii Warrhol is back with another edition of SL Etiquette 101! This time she finishes her series on how to date in Second Life, with a focus on where to go on a date:

We have come to the end of this series, How to Date in Second Life. But do not fret, I am sure that this is a topic that will be revisited in the future and you can recap parts 1 and 2. In our last installment I will focus on where to take that special someone on a date.

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Elysium’s “Lure of the Siren” MONDAY 6pm SLT | Elysium Cabaret

Elysium Cabaret is happy to invite you to attend a very special show, in celebration of WATERWORLD, the spectacular and super fun new build by Lex and Misty at LEA9. Another Linden Endowment for the Arts project, this time Lex and Misty will take you under the sea for exploration, adventure, and a heap of fun! This show will be followed by a underwater ball. Dress as your fave sea creature for a chance to win a prize!  Come by any time and explore the sim, have fun with the many activities and events planned!

Monday October 3rd at 6pm SLT

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Stunning Selections at the September Matinee

Elysium Cabaret reviews their performances from September:

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The house was packed, the lights were dimmed, the DJ warmed up his mic setting the stage for yet another action packed Matinee at Elysium Cabaret. SL seemed to play nice as the afternoon kicked off, leaving most in peace to enjoy the smorgasbord of dance presented by the talented choreographers. Without further ado, here comes the review for the first Fall matinee.

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The first to grace our stage was the beautiful Eva with her routine stunning the audience with a simple, changing backdrop that made use of highly effective graphics to accompany the bittersweet melody. Joining Eva were Misha Selene, Nadi, Tauriel, Cowgrl, Si De Brit and Zach Starostin who danced their way through several astounding astounding costume changes, leaving even myself wondering how she did it. A breathtaking routine for not only the use of choeography, sets and costuming but -more importantly- for the message…

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Avilion Harvest Arts Festival Begins! | Avilion Arts

Read more about it here: Second Life Destinations

Here is your landmark. Medieval dresscode applies.

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Elysium’s Time, Silence and Schism – 9/9/16

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On Friday, September 9, 2016, Elysium used the dance floor to explore the landscape of the human mind and spirit. The glory of dance became a journey through ideal and isolation, agony and mortality, ecstasy and frivolity. From the fun-loving to the heart-rending, this performance toured the spectrum of experience, ending with a dance where – as in the global community known as Second Life – we all joined hands. Paul Woodrunner kept everyone in line as the house host. Gunner Von Phoenix kept us in harmony as emcee on the microphone. The artists carried us away, playing tunes set to the rhythm of the heart and mind.

Act One: Tray – ‘Write On Me’ – Fifth Harmony

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The audience was drawn into the evening’s opening act – literally – as Tray used the latest in SL camera direction technology to guide the audience into a performance that appeared to…

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Unwriting 1: The Twig Oracle | Million Happy Endings

The Twig Oracle, by Klaus Bereznyak, is currently on exhibition at Wanderlust Cafe in Quentin.  From the notecard obtained by clicking on the white info piece:The series currently holds 8 naturally-occurring glyphs, taken from the forest floor and scanned on a flatbed scanner to create the image.

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Avilion Arts Festive: Avilon MerBallet Co | Avilion Arts

2016 is Avilion’s 10 Anniversary. A significant milestone to be celebrated! The mer dancers are preening and rehearsing for our next performances – to celebrate the anniversary and to usher the inaugural Avilion Arts Festival from September 16th to 18th.

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Avilion Arts Festival Performances by ACT and the Fandangos | Avilion Arts

The Avilion Arts Festival, that runs from September 15th through the 18th, will feature four ACT productions and a new Fandangos show.Encore Productions include:’Dance-a-long’ that is an audience-participation show designed by Bajoy tracing the development of popular dance;

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Saturday @ 3pm slt-The Jewel Theater Presents “A Lucid Journey”

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The Jewell Theatre presents

“The Lucid Journey”
Written & Directed by Fake Jewell.
Inspired by our 2011 48HFP Machinima:
https://youtu.be/x0EeM2pt5pg

Remaining Tour Dates:

Saturday, September 10th 3pm – Windlight Art Gallery
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One Enchanted Evening at Sweetwater’s Magic Moments! | Elysium Cabaret

It’s One Enchanted Evening with Elysium Cabaret performing at Sweetwater’s Magic Moments! A mini-show featuring four enchanting acts, followed by a dance party with Best Whimsical Costume contest. Dress in what is enchanting to you. Promises to be an ethereal evening with magical moments, nice people, smiles and laughter, and plenty of music and dance! Make it a date and bring friends, let’s celebrate friendship and creativity.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MagicMoments/90/121/3000

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The Jewell Theater’s “Lucid Journey” to tour at Windlight Art Gallery on September 10, 2016!

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We are pleased to announce a special show at Windlight Art Gallery on September 10, 2016 at 3pm slt! The show is Lucid Journey and is presented by the Jewell Theater! This event is also a Stand Up to Cancer benefit event, with all proceeds going to Stand Up to Cancer!

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‘Albert and the Lion’ | Avilion Arts

The Scottish poet, Marriott Edgar created monologues about Albert and the Lion for Stanley Holloway to perform. Inspired by these performances, Iddy Schmooz presents her own adaptation for the stage featuring the tale of the young lad, Albert, who was swallowed on a visit to the zoo by the lion, Wallace. Her script and imaginative sets capture all the hilarity of the situation as Albert disappears and finally returns. The script is punctuated by several peppy song and dance numbers from the 1920s. Iddy Schmooz is the director and Moon Aerandir is the Dramaturge. This play is one of two new offerings in ACT’s ‘Double Bill’ to be performed on August 28th at 1 p.m..Share this:

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‘Double Bill’ features new plays | Avilion Arts

One of the plays to be featured in ACT’s August 28th production of ‘Double Bill’ is Bardy’s ‘Meredith & the Wood Elf.’  Based on his own original story, this stage adaptation is a magical tale of friendship that turns to love.  The play is enhanced by Sea and Rat Runo’s set that provides the perfect forest environment for the tale to unfold.  The show is directed by Bardy with Kat as dramaturge.

Source: ‘Double Bill’ features new plays | Avilion Arts