‘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

Storm Septimus: Invictus in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Inara reviews the latest exhibit by Storm Septimus:

Invictus (Latin: “unconquerable“) is the name of the full region installation by Storm Septimus, which is now open through until the end of 2016. It is a stunning visual interpretation of William Ernest Henley’s famous 1875 poem of the same name.

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The Fandangos present The Circus of Dreams at Avilion Arts Festival in September

When Toulouse Lautrec tried to paint them he woke each morning to find his canvas was blank. Hardly surprising, given the nature of the Circus of Dreams. They are restless and always move on.You may ask why is there a door that seems to lead nowhere.

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AMBCo: Phoenix Theatre Matinee Show | Avilion Arts

More information on all the matinee performances and Phoenix Theater available here.

Source: AMBCo: Phoenix Theatre Matinee Show | Avilion Arts

SL Etiquette 101: How to Date in Second Life Part 1

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

Most of us would love a partner or even a spouse in Second Life! Of course this may be just as hard to find as it can be in real life. I have had my share of partners and even married twice in Second Life, before giving up dating and marriage in Second Life all together (due to getting married in real life and not really spending the same amount of time as I once did in Second Life).

I have decided to make this a 3 part series and will focus on communication, appearance, and dating. For this first part I decided to start with communication.

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‘La Serva Padrona’ | Avilion Arts

This comic opera by early 18th century composer, Giovanni Battista Perlogesi, is a joint production between ACT and Rocca Sorrentina players. The opera will be presented in Rocca Sorrentina on Saturday, August 13th at 12 noon and in Avilion on Sunday, August 14th at 12 noon.

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August Issue of Kultivate Magazine is Now Available!

The August 2016 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features Igor Ballyhoo, Pam Astonia, Sparkie Cyberstar, Brook Hill Gallery, Marcus Lefevre, Miss Virtual Diva 2016, Maven Homes, Maximalism, Ocean Photography, Autism Speaks, Wild Angels Rock Club, and The August 2016 Edge Stylists! Click the image below to access the issue:

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‘Legend of Arthur and Avalon’ | Avilion Arts

Inspired by Marion Zimmer Bradley’s book, Mists of Avalon, Maathator has created a new play based on the legend of King Arthur.  Her narrative theatre piece  will be presented at 1pm on Sunday, August 7th, on the ACT Stage.  Maathator’s vision of Arthurian times focuses on some of the key events in Arthur’s reign, such as: his coronation,  his desire to have a heir, and his eventual downfall at the hand of Mordred, his son.  In addition, the audience meets some of the women who influenced his life, including: Guinevere and Morgana. Not only has Maathator developed the script, but she has sourced the costumes and created the sets to accompany her staged production. Choreographer Kalia and Dramaturge Bajoy have also contributed to the production.  Congratulations to Maathator and everyone else associated with the production for bringing this epic tale to life on the stage!

Source: ‘Legend of Arthur and Avalon’ | Avilion Arts

Galleria Kakku: Theda D A N C I N G with S P I R I TS Sat.30thJuly 1pmSLT

Theda Tammas: D A N C I N G with S P I R I TS at Galleria Kakku

Opening party Saturday, 30th of July, 2016 1pm SLT

Live music by singer Samm Qendra

Dress code free, no nudity, moderate sim

Attendance: freeEvent lasts 1 hour, but please feel welcome to look around exhibit and the gallery.

Exhibit will run through August and September, 2016.

Source: Galleria Kakku: Theda D A N C I N G with S P I R I TS Sat.30thJuly 1pmSLT

SL Etiquette 101: Perfecting Your SL Profile

Windlight Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, Jessi, is back with another SL Etiquette post! This time she explores SL Profiles:

Hi everyone! I am back with another slice of SL Etiquette 101, this time I am going to cover tips on how to perfect your SL profile. Please note that your profile is yours and that this article is merely tips to help a variety of people who may want to gear their profile towards a specific genre in Second Life.

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Long Time Dreaming | Avilion Arts

On Sunday, July 24th at 1 pm on the ACT Stage, the play ‘Long Time Dreaming’ had its premiere.   When the cook’s daughter, Sanya, is away from the castle when the enchantment takes place, she finds she must learn to survive while everyone else sleeps for 100 years. The play was well attended and ACT’s sponsor, Suzie Le Fae, congratulated the cast on their achievement following the performance.The next performance of  ‘Long Time Dreaming’ will be at The Globe Theatre on Renaissance Island on Friday, August 5th at 3 pm.

Source: Long Time Dreaming | Avilion Arts

Google’s new Arts & Culture app brings the world’s art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone | TechCrunch

Experiencing the world’s art just got a little easier, thanks to Google’s newly launched Arts & Culture application which puts works of art from over a thousand museums across 70 countries into the palm of your hand. But the app goes beyond offering only static images and text – instead, it now offers tools to search art works by any keyword, browse by color, as well as see an artists’ works evolve over time. It even supports 360-degree virtual tours, which you can view in Google Cardboard, and an “Shazam for art”-like feature that will identify the painting in your camera’s viewfinder.

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ACT performs at The Globe | Avilion Arts

Mist rises from inside The Globe Theatre on Renaissance Island as set designer, Layne Thomas makes the final modifications to the forest scene from ‘The Unicorn Tapestries’.  Avilion’s ACT has been invited to present an encore performance of this play on Saturday, June 18th at 1 pm at The Globe. Everyone is invited to attend.

Source: ACT performs at The Globe | Avilion Arts

SL Etiquette 101: How to Handle Gossip & Rumors

Windlight Magazine’s Marketing Coordinator, Jessi is back with another SL Etiquette 101! This time she discusses how to handle gossip and rumors in Second Life:

Welcome to another helping of SL Etiquette 101! In this edition, I will discuss how to handle gossiping and rumors from both sides of the equation…

“Gossip Folks” by Missy Elliot:

Imagine that you are logging into Second Life from a very long day at work, you are looking forward to spending time with your friends or just relaxing in world. Once you log in, you notice several off lines and two notecards listed as urgent in your inventory. You open up the notecards and see that someone has started a nasty rumor about you. You next read the flashing ims and also find out that someone you trusted, has started to gossip about you to others. What do you do?

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Olafur Eliasson has revived Louis XIV’s 17th-century dream of waterfalls at Versailles — Quartz

Since 2008, the Palace of Versailles—the iconic 17th century château that was once the court of Louis XIV and has since become a symbol of France’s royal history—has been transformed by some of the world’s foremost artists, from Jeff Koons to Anish Kapoor.

Starting today (June 7) is Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s four-month exhibition at the lavish palace. It includes an imposing waterfall behind the Fountain of Apollo in the estate’s vast gardens, from which the water drops at a height of 40 meters (131 ft), reports The Art Newspaper.“

This waterfall reinvigorates the engineering ingenuity of the past,” Eliasson said, writing on Instagram that Louis XIV’s architect, André Le Nôtre, had plans in mind for a grand water feature that never came to fruition in the late 1600s…..

Source: Olafur Eliasson has revived Louis XIV’s 17th-century dream of waterfalls at Versailles — Quartz

SL Etiquette 101: Stop the Mass TP’s!

Hi everyone! I am back with another side of SL Etiquette 101!

Imagine that you are with your loved one, both of you are in the nude and in that special place…you both start to get into the sensual mood…you begin typing away and noticed that your other half is vanished…you instantly im her and she says angrily, I accidentally took a mass tp..

The above scenario has more than likely happened to you or someone you know and I am here to explain how you can deal with mass teleports on both sides.

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Only 12 More Days to Submit to The Windlight Quill & Pen!!

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You only have 12 more days to submit to The Windlight Quill and Pen, the newest literary journal from Windlight Magazine! Below are details:

As part of Windlight Magazine’s commitment to the arts, I am pleased to announce the formation of The Windlight Quill & Pen! The Windlight Quill & Pen aims to highlight the voices of gifted and innovative writers in both real life and Second Life.

Windlight Magazine will release The Windlight Quill & Pen in digital issues every June and December. We will also publish this book in ebook format so that you have a chance to become published! Categories include nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. Mini shorts aka flash stories can also be submitted.

CATEGORY GUIDELINES:
Nonfiction – one essay up to 1500 words, no extra space between paragraphs, white space for section breaks only

Poems-one poem per page, no more than six pages, single spaced and left justified

Mini Shorts (flash stories)-Up to 500 words, double spaced, no extra space between paragraphs. White space for section breaks only

Fiction-One story up to 1500 words, double spaced, no extra space between paragraphs. White space for section breaks only

Please see our submission link for additional guidelines and terms

Windlight Quill and Pen Literary Journal Submission Form

Everyone’s favorite musical “Hamilton” just earned a record 16 Tony nominations — Quartz

There are a million things Hamilton hasn’t done, just you wait. And that includes winning a Tony award. Judging by the hit musical’s record-setting performance today, you won’t have to wait long.

The Tony Awards—the Oscars of Broadway—announced this year’s nominations today (May 3) at the Diamond Horseshoe in the Paramount Hotel in New York City. Hamilton earned a whopping 16 nominations including best musical, beating the record set by The Producers and Billy Elliot, which had each earned 15 nods in 2001 and 2009, respectively.

One might say the musical is passionately smashin’ every expectation.

Hamilton creator-writer-actor and genius extraordinaire Lin-Manuel Miranda was nominated for best performance by a leading actor in a musical for his role as Alexander Hamilton, the titular American Founding Father. Also nominated in the category was Leslie Odom, who plays Hamilton’s political rival Aaron Burr. Burr notoriously killed Hamilton in a duel—we assume the fight for this acting award will not have come to that….

Source: Everyone’s favorite musical “Hamilton” just earned a record 16 Tony nominations — Quartz