Holly Kai Park: Caitinara Bar opens with Anthony

Music with Anthony, Wednesdays 16:00-18:00 SLT at Caitinara Bar
Music with Anthony, Wednesdays 16:00-18:00 SLT at Caitinara Bar

When Nber invited me to take over curating art exhibitions at Holy Kai Park, I had no idea where things would lead. As I’ve noted in various reports in this blog, the work offered a lot of attractive elements: working with artists, building on the foundations laid by Nber and Autumnx with Art in the Garden and Art at the Park, to further develop the park for all kinds of artistic expression, as well as establishing a new Art Garden, and also redesigning some of the park  as well.

Part of the redesign at the park saw the installation of a bar on the west side of the park, overlooking the beach. This actually hadn’t been part of the original plan, but when I saw the building on the Marketplace, I had to view it in-world, and Caitlyn agreed that, with a little modification and adjustment, it would make a good addition to the beach and park. Thus was born Caitinara Bar.

Which left only one problem  – what to do with it?

Music with Anthony: Wednesdays 16:00-18:00 SLT at Caitinara Bar
Music with Anthony: Wednesdays 16:00-18:00 SLT at Caitinara Bar

Fortunately, I’m surrounded by good friends, so when Boudicca whispered in my ear that Anthony Wesburn, her partner, a DJ with 10 years experience in SL, and whose music I’ve previously enjoyed at their home region of Hestium (which is itself an absolute delight – read more about it here) – I jumped at the opportunity. And so was born Music with Anthony, a new 2-hour set hosted at the bar by Boudicca, Anthony, Caitlyn and myself every Wednesday  between 16:00 and 18:00 SLT, with the opening event taking place on Wednesday, February 3rd.

I admit to approaching the evening with a little trepidation; as Caledonia Skytower is teaching us in these pages with If you just build it, they might not come, getting a venue established needs a lot of promotion, and that’s something that, in-world, I’ve not had much exposure to (and am still learning by mistakes with the park!). But, the notices and invitations went out, and my fears were quickly put to rest. :); the response was fabulous, and we were quickly into a thoroughly enjoyable two hours of great music from the 1960s, great conversation, great company  – and a lot of fun!

Music with Anthony (clockwise from top left): Anthony; Terrygold and Coittolina; Michelle; BK; Alicia, Kerena, Ty and Romie – pictures by Romie Vella (thank you, Romie :) ) and via the Holy Kai Park blog
Music with Anthony (clockwise from top left): Anthony; Terrygold and Coittolina; Michelle; BK; Alicia, Kerena, Ty and Romie – pictures by Romie Vella on Flickr (thank you, Romie 🙂 ) and via the Holy Kai Park blog

Anthony’s style as a DJ is one of the most pleasant in Second Life, and his eye and ear for music are both superb. The playlist he put together, linked by anecdotes and jokes, and into which he neatly slotted requests from guests, was outstanding, with the music flowing seamlessly through the evening.

Hosting a music venue is a new experience for me, and I’d like to thank Anthony, Boudicca and Caitlyn for making the task so much easier for me (particularly when I was distracted by IMs and things!),. I’d also like to thank everyone for their feedback on the venue and support for the evening. We’re already planned some themed events as a result of the conversations!

I’d especially like to offer a very special thank you to CioTToLiNa Xue for her gift of a name plaque for the bar, which now graces the building and the deck and really completes the place.

Ciottolina's name plaques for the bar really add a touch of style, lit here using projectors.
Ciottolina’s name plaques for the bar really add a touch of style, lit here using projectors.

And finally, but by no means least, thank you to everyone who made the evening a success; we very much hope to see you back next week, and in the weeks to come – and to welcoming new guests and friends to Music with Anthony at Caitinara Bar 🙂 .

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Holly Kai Park: Music with Anthony

Caitinara Bar
Caitinara Bar

Wednesday, February 3rd marks the start of a new weekly music event at Holly Kai Park, and an invitation is extended for anyone so minded to join us.

Music with Anthony will take place on Wednesdays between 16:00 and 18:00 SLT, and will feature music provided by Anthony Wesburn, who has been a Second Life DJ for almost 10 years.

With a passion for music which is focused on, but not exclusive to, the blues, classic rock and jazz, Anthony describes himself as no walking jukebox. Instead, between playing the tunes, he loves to engage with his audience, sharing tidbits about the music and the artists he’s playing, and sometimes the eras in which they performed.

The venue for Music with Anthony is Holly Kai Park’s beach side Caitinara Bar, a cosy spot adjacent to the beach on the west side of the park, and with moorings available for those who wish to attend by boat (60 minute auto-return, and re-rezzing from the docks).

So why not make a note in your diaries and join us Wednesdays from 16:00 SLT through to 18:00 SLT, starting on February 3rd, for dancing, great music and great company? With Art at the Park just a short walk across the beach and along woodland paths, Holly Kai Park, Music with Anthony and the Caitinara Bar have a lot to offer!

Caitinara Bar
Caitinara Bar

We look forward to seeing you there!

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SU2C raises over L$3 million in Second Life

logo-2From September 12th through September 27th 2015, live performers, DJs, entertainers and venues from across Second Life came together for two weeks of music and entertainment to raise money for Stand Up 2 Cancer’s world-wide activities in funding practical cancer research and treatment.

Organised by the incredible Still Braveheart, Stand Up 2 Cancer in Second Life 2015 brought together over 150 entertainers across more than forty venues during the two weeks of the event, and the total amount raised in-world has now been tabulated – and it is impressive:

L$3,040,393

That’s around US $11,784.47. As per SU2C in Second Life’s stated aim, the money raised will be divided equally between SU2C’s work in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

“I watched so many of you put aside everything to come together and make this so successful,” Still states in her blog.

“We did something this year that no one else has done before (at least to my knowledge)….we said global and we did global As Stand Up To Cancer grows so will we.  Many that have refused to do other things came out and worked with us on this. Commenting on the two weeks to me, she added, “thank you to each and everyone that came out to an event, for together we truly made a difference.”

Stand up 2 Cancer 2015; Siobhan Muintir, September 2015, on Flickr Myst and Mew with Paris Cloyd at the Lemonrock Cafe for SU2C in SL – photo by Siobhan Muintir

In addition to being able to make donations in-world, those in the USA and UK also had the option to donate directly to SU2C’s work in those countries to the SU2C in SL Team Pages – and these amounts have yet to be included in the above total. Doubtless, Still will announce those figures as soon as they are available.

In the meantime, the full transaction report for in-world receipts of donations received through the kiosks and boards placed at the participating venues is available,  although as Still notes, it may be liable to additional revision and tidying-up.

Congratulations to Still and all who were involved in SU2C 2015, whether assisting in the organisation, or as venue owners, performers or supporters. And here’s to 2016!

About SU2C

Stand Up 2 Cancer provides an innovative  approach to ending cancer, which puts funds directly where they are needed: into leading-edge cancer research and treatment, and undertaking aggressive research programmes through what is called Translational Research. 100% of all donations made through SU2C goes directly into funding this work, none is lost to “administrative costs” or put aside for CEO or executive salaries, etc.

Such is the success of this approach that as of 2014, and in the USA alone, SU2C has raised over $261 million in seven years. This money has all be used in directly supporting 141 clinical trials of possible cancer treatments, involving 750 scientists and 5,000 cancer patients, and which have spanned 112 US institutions.

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Help SU2C top L$3 million in the final day of events in Second Life!

logo-2On Sunday, September 27th, Stand up 2 Cancer In Second Life relaxes the climax of two weeks of music and fund-raising aright acorss the grid in support of the global efforts of Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C).

Organised by Still Braveheart, the event has this years been supported by over 150 artists and more than 40 venues. Since launching on September 12th. an incredible L$2,700,685 has been raised through the concerts and events just through in-world donations alone (the totals raised through the UK and USA team pages still have to be tallied). This means hitting the L$ 3 million total on the last day is entirely possible!

Things will kick-off at 10:00 at LC Live! with the conclusion of the SU2C in SL Date Auction – your chance to go on a 2-hour date with an SL performer, venue owner or personality. I’ve also heard a whisper that there will be a very special auction prize as well, so be sure to be at LC Live!

The music also commences at 10:00, with Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile opening the line up, and both Jimbo’s and The Dirty Grind sharing the load. At the time of writing, the schedule stood as follows: (all times SLT):

Time
Venue
Artist
10:00-11:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Wolfie Moonshadow
10:00-1100
Mavenn
11:00-12:00
Jimbo’s Bill473
12:00-13:00
Luv of Music
12:00-13:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Russell Eponym
13:00-14:00
DJ “Blues Mama” Rhia
13:00-14:00
Jimbo’s Professor Showbiz
14:00-15:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Josie Anderton
14:00-15:00
Jimbo’s Toby Kip
15:00-16:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Dom
16:00-17:00
Hogan Baily
BS's Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile
BS’s Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile
Time
Venue
Artist
16:00-17:00
The Dirty Grind KatRose
17:00-18:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Tristyn Homewood
17:00-18:00
The Dirty Grind Denny Mac
18:00-19:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Collin Martin
18:00-19:00
The Dirty Grind Lyndon Heart
19:00-20:00
Reggie Sunset
19:00-20:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Parker
20:00-21:00
Max
21:00
Bones Writer Performs “Stand Up”  – the anthem for Stand Up 2 Cancer in Second Life 2015

Jasmine's Hollow; Inara Pey, June 2015, on Flickr The Dirty Grind over Jasmine’s Hollow will be helping to close-out SU2C in SL 2015 on Sunday, September 27th

All donations made during Stand Up 2 Cancer in Second Life will be divided equally between Stand up 2 Cancer’s work in Canada, the UK, and the USA. Those who prefer, can donate directly to Stand Up 2 Cancer in the UK and the USA by visiting the SU2C in SL UK team donation page or the SU2C in SL USA donation page.

Stand Up 2 Cancer provides an innovative  approach to ending cancer, which puts funds directly where they are needed: into leading-edge cancer research and treatment, and undertaking aggressive research programmes. 100% of all donations made through SU2C goes directly into funding this work, none is lost to “administrative costs” or put aside for CEO or executive salaries, etc. So you can be sure your donations are going directly to where they can do the most good.

This is a great opportunity to support efforts to bring about an end to cancer. so if you’ve not already done so, don’t forget to hop over to one of the venues and enjoy some great entertainment and support a great cause!

Be sure to visit LC Live before 10:00 SLT on Sunday, September 27th, 2015, and bid for a date with one of SL top live performers or venue owners!
Be sure to visit LC Live! before 10:00 SLT on Sunday, September 27th, 2015, and bid for a date with one of SL top live performers or venue owners!

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Stand up 2 Cancer in Second Life: the 1/2 way weekend

logo-2Stand up 2 Cancer In Second Life, organised by Still Braveheart, this weekend reaches the half-way mark in a marathon series of concerts and DJ sits taking place at over 40 venues across the grid and which features over 150 artists, performers and DJs.

The events are to raise funds for Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) and their ground-breaking and innovative  approach to ending cancer, which puts funds directly where they are needed: into leading-edge cancer research and treatment, and undertaking aggressive research programmes. 100% of all donations made through SU2C goes directly into funding this work, none is lost to “administrative costs” or put aside for CEO or executive salaries, etc.

Since launching on September 12th, Stand Up 2 Cancer in Second Life 2015 has already brought-in donations of almost L$800,000 (approx US $3,200) in the course of its first week through in-world donations alone (people can also donate directly through the SU2C SL Team web pages – see the links at the end of this article), which has been a phenomenal response for SL residents.

The best way to keep fully abreast of SU2C activities in-world is via the Google calender of events and via Still Braveheart’s blog. – and remember, SU2C runs right through until Sunday, September 27th.  In the meantime, here’s the weekend’s line up, which may be subject to last-minute changes.

As always, all times SLT. Where a time or venue has ” against it, it means it is the same as the last entry to provide either.

Friday, September 18th

Time
Venue
Artist
11:00-12:00 noon
 Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Garth Lannock
12:00-13:00
 “ REALLYMAD Morpork
13:00-:1400
 “ Crash Landfall
14:00-:15:00
 “ OneSummer Oh

 Kickin Mr Kev Cockney Crash Tyson
15:00-16:00
 Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Starflower

 1st Chapter Starkz Voom
16:00-17:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile ELiz Watanabe

 1st Chapter Chief Blaisdale
17:00-18:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile David Csiszer

 1st Chapter Annette Wildrose
BS's Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile
BS’s Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile
Time
Venue
Artist
18:00-1900
1st Chapter Krell Karu

 Place of Grace Harmonia Trefoil

 The Only Venue Shaye Dezno

Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Leeman Convel
19:00-20:00
 The Only Venue Parker Static

  Place of Grace Denny Mac

 Coconut Beach Bandit Eddingham
20:00-21:00
The Only Venue Dango

Coconut Beach Savannah Coronet
21:00-22:00
 “ Samm Quendra
The Only Venue
The Only Venue

Saturday, September 19th

Time
Venue
Artist
09:00-10:00
The Lemonrock Cafe Liam Defoe

 Bound Elegance Bones Writer
10:00-11:00
 The Lemonrock Cafe Anek Fuchs

 LC Live! TrickyLicks
10:00-12:00
 Bound Elegance DJ Emma
11:00-12:00 noon
 Wonderful Dreams Phil Setner

 The Lemonrock Cafe Bones Writer

 LC Live! Stickle Back
12:00-13:00
The Lemonrock Cafe Reallymad Morkpork

Wonderful Dreams Donny Collazo

 LC Live! Maximillion Kleene
12:00-14:00
Bound Elegance DJ Firewater Firecaster
The Lemonrock Cafe
The Lemonrock Cafe

Continue reading “Stand up 2 Cancer in Second Life: the 1/2 way weekend”

Stand Up 2 Cancer in Second Life this September

logo-2Saturday, September 12th marks the start of the 2015 Stand up 2 Cancer (SU2C) campaign in Second Life, and the venue schedules are shaping up nicely. I previewed this year’s campaign, at the end of August, so feel to treat this as a small update / teaser.

This year builds on the 2014 début event, which saw L$ 1.5 million raised over 4 days, and will see more than 150 performers, DJs and tribute bands perform at around 40 venues across Second Life in two weeks of music and fund-raising to assist the ground-breaking work of Stand Up 2 Cancer. Activities commence on Saturday, September 12th and run through until Sunday, September 27th, all brought together through the leadership of Still Braveheart, who pioneered the 2014 inaugural weekend.

Jasmine's Hollow; Inara Pey, June 2015, on Flickr The Dirty Grind over Jasmine’s Hollow  will host multiple events across the 2 weeks of SU2C fund-raising

As I noted last time around, the focus this year is not only on a much broader time span for fund-raising, but it is also looking to support far more of SU2C’s work by splitting donations between SU2C’s activities in Canada, the UK and the USA. In addition, people will be able to donate directly to SU2C’s work in through three countries by following the special donation links available at all participating venues if they’d prefer to pay direct, rather than via in-world L$ donations.

Obviously, with so many performers and venues participating, listing them in a blog like this is impossible – so do please keep a track of the SU2C in SL event schedule on Google, and via Stills’ own blog, which will have daily events, times and LMs to venues as things get under-way, as well as all the very latest news. However, to help whet appetites, here is a small sampling of what is to come (note schedules subject to possible last minute change).

Saturday, September 12th: BS’s Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile

09:00
KeivnMThomas Carpool
10:00
Manu Aurell
11:00
wolfie Moonshadow
12:00 noon
LaidBack Celt
13:00
Bandit Eddingham
14:00
Leannan Wolfgang
18:00
Erin & Satin
BS's Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile - kicking things off for SU2C 2015
BS’s Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile – kicking things off for SU2C 2015

Thursday, September 17th: Breakwaters New England Community

15:00
emptypockets88240
15:30
Bo Hayes
16:00
Premium Composer
16:30
Automatic Quandry
17:00
Manu Aurell
17:30
Luvofmusic
18:00
Travis Overrland
18:30
Glenn Bunjie
19:00
MrMulti Write
19:30
Ariangels Resident
20:00
Dilah Halostar
Breakwaters New England Community
Breakwaters New England Community

Monday, September 21st: RMS Titanic

16:00
Saxy and Romantic
17:00
MusicMan Appletor
RMS Titanic, another stately 2015 SU2C venue
RMS Titanic, another stately 2015 SU2C venue

So, do please keep an eye on Still’s blog for the full schedule of events, together with the Google calendar, and who knows – we might bump into one another at one of the venues! If so, do please say hello.

About Stand Up 2 Cancer

SU2C takes an innovative  approach to ending cancer by focusing on forming “dream teams” of doctors and researchers who are directly involved in leading-edge cancer research and treatment, and then undertaking aggressive research programmes. 100% of all donations made through SU2C goes directly into funding cancer research and treatment and paying for these teams; none is lost to “administrative costs” or put aside for CEO or executive salaries, etc.

Such is the success of this approach that as of 2014, and in the USA alone, SU2C has raised over $261 million in seven years. This money has all be used in directly supporting 141 clinical trials of possible cancer treatments, involving 750 scientists and 5,000 cancer patients, and which have spanned 112 US institutions.

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