Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Avi Choice Awards - The Arts


Taken from the Avi Choice Wesite....

The voting period for the Avi Choice Awards ~ the Arts will open on Saturday, January 30th, no later than midnight. Voting WILL be limited to one vote per avatar/resident, per category. Avi Choice Awards ~ the Arts voting will close on Sunday, February 21st at 8pm SLT. Winners will be announced at the Avi Choice Awards Show on Feb. 28th.
 
We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you.. the wonderful residents of Second Life, THANK YOU for visiting the site.. for taking the time to give acknowledgement to your SL favorites and for your support of this fun and fantastic way to celebrate the incredible talent across the SL grid.

http://avichoiceawards.com/vote-here-the-arts/

Monday, January 25, 2016

Night Players Moving

Just a little note to say we are moving Night Players theater to another location. So update your landmarks when you can, notices will be sent for a while to remind everyone!

It will also be sharing it's name with another theater, Cavern Cabaret.  The cavern will be operated more during the day to try to entertain some of the Europeans that miss American entertainment. Darn that pesky time.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/karina%20Real%20Estates/58/52/3500

Saturday, January 23, 2016

LAST ONE OF THE MONTH



Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount dancers dance for you January 23rd at 7pm slt, in our new show, Move Your Body. 

Dance is a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin. This month, the Paramount Players, move their bodies along with yours in their show all about... body parts!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Honeywood%20Island/102/198/22

Friday, January 22, 2016

Night Players Show


The Paramount Players will be doing a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 6pm slt... we'll bring you the same performance quality we do at our Saturday shows, maybe a little more skin... little less costume.

What's the diff? You already know what we present at the Paramount; Night Players will have some acts that are similar - but it will also feature acts that are more - Avant Grade - acts that stretch our creative wings - - push our boundaries. Some acts contain adult content.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Honeywood%20Island/102/198/22


Next week, we will be moving the Night Players theatre to a new location, stay tuned!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Move Your Body sneak peek Part 4

For our fourth sneak peek of the month, we have our dancer/photographer dancing to Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." Beautifully dancing around the stage to a very popular song.



Cyndi Lauper - True Colors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPn0KFlbqX8

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
(from Wikipedia)
"True Colors" is a song written by American songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. It was both the title track and the first single released from American singer Cyndi Lauper's second album. It was the only original song on the album that Lauper did not help write.

"True Colors" spent two weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the last single from Lauper to occupy the top of the chart. It received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.


"True Colors" also became a standard in the gay community. In various interviews, Lauper elaborated that the song had resonated with her because of the recent death of her friend, Gregory Natal, from HIV/AIDS. While not directly promoted as a song defending LGBT rights, Lauper is pleased that her song was adopted by that community. Years later, Lauper co-founded the True Colors Fund, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating LGBT youth homelessness.

(from songfacts)
In the UK, this was released as "True Colours." It gave the title a little more British flavour.

This was used in a Kodak campaign to advertise their film processing.
Phil Collins recorded this for his 1998 Greatest Hits compilation. His version was released as a single and became very popular on Adult Contemporary radio stations.


This was covered by Australian country music star Kasey Chambers and used as the 2003 Rugby World Cup theme song. (thanks, Katie - Goulburn, Australia)
 

Fredro Starr and Jill Scott reworked this into a song called "Shining Through," which was used as the theme song to the film Save The Last Dance. On "Shining Through," Jill Scott sings the first bit of the chorus - "I see your true colors shining through, I see your true colors and that's why I love you," and Fredro Starr adds a rap to the song. (thanks, Adam - Dewsbury, England)

In 2007, Lauper launched the "True Colors Tour" in an effort to support gay rights and fight hate crimes. The 2007 tour featured Erasure, The Dresden Dolls and Debbie Harry of Blondie. In 2008, artists included Joan Jett, Regina Spektor, and Tegan and Sara. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Move Your Body sneak peek Part 3

More sneak peeks! This song is one of the dancer's favorites.

It's been said on the internet through various posts that the song is about death but what this dancer does is brings things to life instead. Have a listen and you love it just as much, stop by this Saturday to see it performed.



Fever Ray 'If I Had A Heart'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBAzlNJonO8


Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
(from Wikipedia)
"If I Had a Heart" is a song performed, written and produced by Swedish recording artist Fever Ray. It was released as the lead single from her debut self-titled album, Fever Ray (2009), marking Ray's debut single as a solo artist, after her work with previous band, The Knife. The track was first released digitally in Sweden and across Europe on 15 December 2008 by Rabid Records, followed by a digital EP release on 26 January 2009. It was later released on CD, 7" and 12" formats in early 2009. The single's B-side premiered three days prior to the single release on Stereogum and is a remix of the track done by English experimental duo Fuck Buttons, and has remained as the duo's maiden work as remixers.

The song takes on a generally unconventional, dark and experimental style with its slow tempo, organ backing, repetitive synth beat and distinct vocals. Ray teamed up with long-term production partner Christoffer Berg (well known for his work with The Knife) for the production of "If I Had a Heart". The single, like the rest of the tracks on Ray's debut album, was written by herself. The lyrics were inspired by observation of her young children—a motif evident in the lyrics "Dangling feet from window frame / Will they ever ever reach the floor / More give me more give me more". Also featured on the single is a remix by Stockholm-based techno/electropop artist Familjen.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pictures

Scroll and click on performance pictures, for 2016! Thank you Pan Carfield for taking some wonderful shots for us!

Night Players Show tonight


The Paramount Players will be doing a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 6pm slt... we'll bring you the same performance quality we do at our Saturday shows, maybe a little more skin... little less costume.

What's the diff? You already know what we present at the Paramount; Night Players will have some acts that are similar - but it will also feature acts that are more - Avant Grade - acts that stretch our creative wings - - push our boundaries. Some acts contain adult content.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Honeywood%20Island/102/198/22

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie

R.I.P. David Bowie

 
Silky's - Major Tom
 
 Lotta w/Path - Dance Magic Dance



 

Avi Choice Awards - The Arts

Ever wonder, does Second Life have award shows? Award shows for dancers?
They do! Click the link below to nominate your favorites in Second Life. Categories are endless... well they do end, but think about your nominations and .... nominate Paramount for favorite venue! Nominate a favorite dancer, choreographer, radio station, magazine....

http://avichoiceawards.com/enter-your-nominations-here/

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Move Your Body...to Paramount tonight




Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount dancers dance for you January 9th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Move Your Body. 

Dance is a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin. This month, the Paramount Players, move their bodies along with yours in their show all about... body parts!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Honeywood%20Island/102/198/22

Friday, January 8, 2016

Move Your Body sneak peek Part 2

Move Your Body, our newest Paramount show, is well... about body parts. BODY PARTS?! Yes! So everything from top to bottom is covered in our show.

This song is upbeat and will get you dancing. It's about hair... that's a body part! Hope you see you Saturday!




Amanda Lepore - My Hair Looks Fierce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SstxSdpdFM


Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
(from Wikipedia)
Her first single, "Deeper," is a 2003 trance dance song written by Wigstock drag queen Lady Bunny.

In 2005, Lepore released her first album, Introducing... Amanda Lepore, which contains "Champagne" and "My Hair Looks Fierce". In 2007, she released two remix albums, Fierce Pussy and My Pussy E.P. Lepore also sings the main title for Another Gay Movie, "I Know What Boys Like". She also performs "Cotton Candy", from the soundtrack of Another Gay Sequel.

Lepore was a part of True Colors Tour 2007, a 15-city North American benefit tour sponsored by the Logo channel, hosted by comedian Margaret Cho and headlined by Cyndi Lauper. The tour benefited the Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG and the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and it included Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Gossip, Rufus Wainwright, The Dresden Dolls, The MisShapes, Rosie O'Donnell, Indigo Girls, The Cliks and other special guests. In 2009, Lepore performed at the Majestic Theatre during Metro Pride Fest in Detroit with The Divas of the Majestic: A Divine Lites Productions and Founder, Electra Lites. In June 2011 she debuted her album I...Amanda Lepore at the Highline Ballroom with Cazwell, Kat Deluna, Neon Hitch, Ana Matronic, Jonté and many others.

Her debut full-length album I...Amanda Lepore was released in 2011 on Peace Bisquit.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Move Your Body sneak peek

IT'S 2016! Dang 2015 was a strange year was it not?! It's over and I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I've enjoyed not dancing for awhile but it's time to get back on that stage!

Time for a sneaky peeky! First one of the year, woohoo! One dancer picked Lady Gaga's "Teeth." If you are a fan of Gaga, you know this song well. Have a listen while you read song song facts!


Lady GaGa - Teeth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk5vRoc0_nk


Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
(from Wikipedia)
"Teeth" is a song recorded by American recording artist Lady Gaga. The track appears on The Fame Monster (2009), her second major release and her third extended play. The song was written by Gaga, Taja Riley, Pete Wyoming Bender, and Teddy Riley,[a] and produced by Gaga and Teddy Riley. It peaked at number 107 on the UK Singles Chart. Gaga performed "Teeth" during The Monster Ball Tour. In 2013, Riley sued Gaga for US$500,000 and punitive damages over the songwriting credits, saying he was not given 25 percent of royalties as he had been promised.

"Teeth" received a mixed reception from critics; some complimented the song and others called it the album's worst track. Gaga's vocals was compared to those of Christina Aguilera. Slant Magazine '​s Sal Cinquemani said the song "sounds like something from Michael Jackson's last studio album as sung by Christina Aguilera ... that the closest she gets to another human being involves being tied up and bitten is revealing." Blogcritics' Clayton Perry said "Teeth", along with the tracks "Monster" and "Telephone", "thump harder than anything she's released thus far". In his review for Consequence of Sound, Tony Hardy describes the song as a "repetitive chant which gets its point across in the first verse, rendering the rest of it almost redundant". Nick Levine of Digital Spy said "Teeth" is "the most sonically intriguing thing GaGa's put her name to, an ode to rough sex conducted over an intense, tribal production that recalls Cher's 'Half Breed' and Fleetwood Mac's 'Tusk'."

(from songfacts)
This sexual romp is a bouncy marching song full of horns, looped samples, cossack-like music and call-and-response vocals. It finds Gaga singing of a S&M desire for being tied up and bitten. The tune was produced by Teddy Riley, who was an architect of the late 1980s and early '90s New Jack Swing sound and was responsible for hits by Bobby Brown, Guy, and Keith Sweat. He went on to work with many leading names in the music industry including Boyz II Men, Snoop Dogg and the late Michael Jackson.

Riley's daughter Taja Riley was credited with co-writing the song. However, her father sued her in 2013 for copyright infringement and fraud claiming that she didn't co-pen the tune. The New Jack Swing pioneer said that she lied about the songwriting credit and should not have received a publishing deal from EMI Music.

Teddy Riley also filed suit against Lady Gaga later in the same year, claiming he was promised 25% of writing fees, but has received nothing.