Saturday, February 27, 2016

Last show of the month!

TONIGHT TONIGHT!!

Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount dancers dance for you February 27th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Fab-U-Lous. 

Our show, "Fab-U-Lous", the ultimate expression of enthusiasm and joy. This month we take on the theme of dance songs. Isn't any song a dance song? Yes, but these songs, get your foot tapping and you out of your seat to dance!

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

Friday, February 26, 2016

Night Players!



The Paramount Players does a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 6pm slt... we bring you the same performance quality we do at our Saturday shows, maybe a little more skin... little less costume. Some acts do contain adult content.

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.

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sneek Peek - Fab-U-Lous Part 3

Time once again for...HUMP DAY! Well yes and no. It's time once again to do a sneek peek at this month's show. Part 3! It's the last show of the month at Paramount, awwww.... have no fear, we'll be back in March with a brand new show! This week we peek at Patricia the Stripper. 


Chris de burgh " Patricia the stripper"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1a_nXU4jX8

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
(from Wikipedia)
"Patricia the Stripper" is the title to songs by:

Chris de Burgh on his 1975 album, Spanish Train and Other Stories
 

The Wombats on their 2007 album, The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation

(from songfacts)
Chris de Burgh set this comic/novelty song in 1924, and has captured the essence of the 1920s jazz band. Lyrically it lacks nothing for charm either:
"To tremendous applause
She took off her drawers."
The joint is raided, and Patricia ends up in the dock, but happily a sympathetic judge dismisses the case on a creative technicality. (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Avi Awards for the Arts

We don't know if we won any awards yet or if we will, but we thank you all for your continued support of Paramount, our dancers, our hosts and our dj. We wish all the nominees luck. The winners will be announced on the 28th.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

It's FAB-ULOUS tonight!

TONIGHT TONIGHT!!

Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount dancers dance for you February 20th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Fab-U-Lous. 

Our show, "Fab-U-Lous", the ultimate expression of enthusiasm and joy. This month we take on the theme of dance songs. Isn't any song a dance song? Yes, but these songs, get your foot tapping and you out of your seat to dance!

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sneek Peek - Fab-U-Lous Part 2

Time once again for...HUMP DAY! Well yes and no. It's time once again to do a sneek peek at this month's show.

This peek, if you haven't made it to the show last week, it's for Adam and Muse's dance for Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry". It's a fun dance routine and well, it'll get you squeeky clean!!
Dirty Laundry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNC4FHR4XLA

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
(from Wikipedia)
"Dirty Laundry" is a hit song written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar, from Henley's debut solo album I Can't Stand Still, released in 1982. The song hit #1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart in October 1982, prior to being issued as a 45. Lyrically, the song describes mass media sensationalism and yellow journalism, featuring sound effects such as ringing phones and cameras taking pictures.

The song is about the callousness (and callowness) of TV news reporting as well as the tabloidization of all news. Henley sings from the standpoint of a news anchorman who "could have been an actor, but I wound up here", and thus is not a real journalist. The song's theme is that TV news coverage focuses too much on negative and sensationalist news; in particular, deaths, disasters, and scandals, with little regard to the consequences or for what is important ("We all know that crap is king"). The song was inspired by the intrusive press coverage surrounding the deaths of John Belushi and Natalie Wood, and Henley's own arrest in 1980.[2] Lines in the second verse, "Is the head dead yet?", actually comes from journalism lingo, and refers to the major headline story being ready to post or print. If a head is dead, it has already been set and is being printed or created, and it is now too late to make changes to the story.

(from songfacts)
This song is about unscrupulous newspeople doing anything for a story. Henley values his privacy, and hates it when reporters pry into his personal life. He had to deal with increased press attention when his girlfriend, Maren Jensen, came down with Epstein-Barr Syndrome. She recovered, but they broke up soon after.

The lyrics make fun of news anchors who are more concerned with their looks than accurately reporting the news. Many local news stations have at least one "bubble headed bleach blond." The folks who work behind the scenes in local news are usually well aware of the superficial and vapid product they create, and many stations have used this song on their TV station blooper reels. Before YouTube, these local news bloopers lived on tapes tucked away in the dark corners of newsrooms.

This was Henley's first Top 40 hit as a solo artist, but it wasn't his first single. "Johnny Can't Read," which peaked at #42, was released first.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pictures!



Some pictures were taken from last night's show! Submitted by Hitomi, click on page 2016 for the pictures!!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Fab-U-Lous tonight!


Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount dancers dance for you February 13th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Fab-U-Lous. 

Our show, "Fab-U-Lous", the ultimate expression of enthusiasm and joy. This month we take on the theme of dance songs. Isn't any song a dance song? Yes, but these songs, get your foot tapping and you out of your seat to dance!

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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sneek Peek - Fab-U-Lous Part 1

Fab-U-Lous, it's February! YAY! Which means, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and Paramount's new show, Fab-U-Lous!

Time for a new month, time for a new sneeky peeky!
This time we've dug around and find our very own hostess dancing to a quite familiar song that will sure leave a smile on your face.

If I Only Had A Heart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aE-nMS9Mnk

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
(from Wikipedia)
"If I Only Had a Brain" (also "If I Only Had a Heart" and "If I Only Had the Nerve") is a song by Harold Arlen (music) and E.Y. Harburg (lyrics). The song is sung in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz by the characters that meet Dorothy. The characters pine about what each wants from the Wizard. It was also sung in Jeremy Sams and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2011 musical adaptation with an additional reprise called "If We Only Had a Plan" when the characters discuss on how to rescue Dorothy in Act II.

Originally written by Arlen and Harburg as "I'm Hanging On to You" for the 1937 Broadway musical Hooray for What!, the song was ultimately dropped from that show, and when the pair was later hired to do the songs for Oz, Harburg simply wrote new lyrics to the tune.


(from songfacts)
This short song written in 4/4 time has lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and music by Harold Arlen. It appears in The Wizard Of Oz where it is sung by the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr in the film), and is included in a medley with "We're Off To See The Wizard". Although the song itself is not that memorable, it has found its way into the Movie Mistakes on-line database because during its performance:
"You can see the cameraman's shadow pass over Dorothy, the Lion, and then the log on the side of the road. Watch carefully, it comes back."
This is, apparently, one of no less than 304 mistakes in the same film!


There are two variants on this song, "If I Only Had A Heart" and "If I Only Had A Brain", which are sung by the Tin Man and the Scarecrow respectively. Although they are in essence the same song with fairly minor variations of the words, and appear in the same film, they are generally classified as different songs, and have been covered as such by various artists over the years.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Brand new Night Players show tonight



The Paramount Players does a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 6pm slt... we bringyou the same performance quality we do at our Saturday shows, maybe a little more skin... little less costume. Some acts do contain adult content.

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.

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Art Gallery

Paramount has moved the Night Players Theatre to a new location, so what to do with that open space?! Make an art gallery!

The one of two buildings in front of the Paramount will be used for showing off people's art work. Do you know of someone that does fantastic artwork and/or photography? Let us know, we would love to show it off.

One building for someone's art and another for Paramount history. History?! Yes! Previous posters, pictures anything we want to show you

Like the idea? Let us know if you can help find us some artists to showcase! Contact Pathmaker Resident and Lotta Difference.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We were nominated!


Paramount was nominated for a categories and a few of our employees! Please go take time to vote for them.

PLEASE NO CHEATING!

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