Friday, July 29, 2016

Night Players show tonight

LAST SHOW THIS MONTH,
then we are moving back to the Paramount grounds in August

The Paramount Players does a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 8pm slt... we bring 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.


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Saturday's pictures!

Lotta and Fenrir were able to take some pictures of last night's show! YAY! Almost every act, but most are there! She was busy watching the show!!

Click here for the pictures of last night and from Friday's show!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Last Paramount show this month!


Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount Players dance for you July 23rd at 7pm slt, in our new show, How the West Was Danced.

Country music is a genre of United States popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of United States such as folk music, Blues music, and Western music. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, and fiddles as well as harmonicas. The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music.

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Pictures!

Lotta took some pictures of the Night Players show last night! YAY! Hopefully tonight we can get some of our Country show! Click on 2016 picture to see 'em!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Night Players tonight

TWO MORE SHOWS THIS MONTH,
then we are moving back to the Paramount grounds!

The Paramount Players does a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 8pm slt... we bring 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.


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Canceled

Due to a few things and a few real life sicknesses, we are canceling the show tonight. Have no fear, we still have one more week to go!!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

How the West Was Dance Sneeky Peeky Part 2

This song in particular is a rather upbeat fun one. One of our dancers that is not into country music chose it, so we are happy to see what she's comes up with!



"She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" by Kenny Chesney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWu4aynBK7E

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...

(from Wikipedia)

"She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" is a song written by Jim Collins and Paul Overstreet, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in October 1999 as the third single from his album Everywhere We Go. The song peaked at number 11 in early 2000 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
(from songfacts)
Jim Collins and David Lee Murphy wrote this song about a couple riding a tractor on a date. Collins appears to have a thing for penning "tractor" songs having previously co-written Kenny Chesney's 1999 hit single "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy."

Aldean commented in publicity materials with a grin: "There's nothin' more romantic than a tractor. If you live in South Georgia, a Saturday night out on the tractor with your girl is probably not that far-fetched of what could be considered a good 'date night.' The song seems to be connecting already, so maybe tractors have always been romantic, and everybody just needed reminding."
 

This was Aldean's third #1 on the Country chart and his second successful chart-topper following "She's Country." The song was the first to spend four weeks at #1 since Brad Paisley's "Letter to Me" reigned for four weeks 19 months previously in February 2008.
 

The huge success of this song has caused a huge increase in attendance at Aldean's concerts. He commented to AOL's The Boot: "As an artist you look for a career-changing song and that was definitely one of those. Now we're seeing crowds of 8,000 to 9,000 where we were seeing 3,000 people. 'She's Country' changed a lot of things, but 'Tractor' really changed it for me. If someone had asked me which song on the album would have been that, I'd never have picked 'Big Green Tractor.' I loved the song and wanted it to be a single, but to have it do what it's done, I'd have never thought it. Apparently there are a bunch of people who like to get freaky on a tractor!"
 

David Lee Murphy, who had a successful solo career in the 1990s including the hits "Party Crowd" and "Dust on the Bottle," told The Boot the story of the song: "I live outside of Nashville. I spend a lot of time out on my farm and on my tractor. The night before [Jim and I] had gotten together to write, I was out bush-hogging. One of my favorite things to do is get out and bush-hog at night and play around with my tractor. I was out riding around one night, and I just got the idea for that song. I started singing the chorus in my head.
 

I was supposed to write with Jim the next day. I walked into his office and I said, "Hey man, do you feel like writing another tractor song?" He just busted out laughing and said, "It's been about eight years since 'She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy'... I think I'm through!" We sat down and wrote that song. When you write songs sometimes, you just have a feeling that "this is going to be a hit song." I had that feeling with 'Party Crowd,' and I had that feeling with 'Dust on the Bottle.' When we wrote 'Big Green Tractor,' it just felt like, "Man, this song feels really great. It's special and it's different." You just feel fortunate to be around when something like that happens. Songwriters, we just sit around there and wait for the ideas to come. Some days it doesn't happen, and some days it does. That was just one of those days that I was lucky enough to be there when that one came up."
 

The song was originally pitched to Jake Owen but he passed on it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Night Players Show tonight


The Paramount Players does a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 8pm slt... we bring 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


Saturday, July 9, 2016

How the west was Danced Tonight!


Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount Players dance for you July 9th at 7pm slt, in our new show, How the West Was Danced.

Country music is a genre of United States popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of United States such as folk music, Blues music, and Western music. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, and fiddles as well as harmonicas. The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

How the West Was Danced Sneek Peek!

This month at Paramount, we've gone Country! We have some happy, some sad, some Indian, some cowboy songs for you to enjoy. If you aren't a country music genre lover, we hope you come to the show and become one!



This song has been covered by many artist and is one of this dancers favorite country songs.



Dolly Parton - "Jolene"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGEubdH8m0s

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...

(from Wikipedia)
"Jolene" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in October 1973 as the first single and title track from her album of the same name, produced by Bob Ferguson.

The song was ranked No. 217 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004. According to Parton, "Jolene" is the song most-recorded by other artists of all the songs she has written.


"Jolene" tells the tale of a woman confronting Jolene, a stunningly beautiful woman, who she believes is trying to steal away her lover and begging her "please don't take my man." Throughout the song, the woman implores Jolene "please don't take him just because you can". According to Parton, the song was inspired by a red-headed bank clerk who flirted with her husband Carl Dean at his local bank branch around the time they were newly married. In an interview, she also revealed that Jolene's name and appearance are based on that of a young fan who came on stage for her autograph.

The song became Parton's second solo number-one single on the country charts after being released as a single in late 1973 (prior to the album's release). It reached the top position in February 1974; it was also a moderate pop hit for her and a minor adult contemporary chart entry. The song has sold 680,000 digital copies in the US since it became available for digital download.


(from songfacts)
This was inspired by an encounter with a 10-year-old fan. "She had this beautiful red hair, this beautiful skin, these beautiful green eyes, and she was looking up at me, holding [out] for an autograph," Parton recalled to NPR in 2008. "I said, 'Well, you're the prettiest little thing I ever saw. So what is your name?' And she said, 'Jolene.' And I said, 'Jolene. Jolene. Jolene. Jolene. That is pretty. That sounds like a song. I'm going to write a song about that.'"
 

This was written and recorded around the time Parton was leaving one-time singing partner and manager Porter Wagoner. The song became the first of five consecutive #1 Country hits and created momentum as Dolly embarked on her solo career. It was also the only one out of the five to cross over to the American Pop charts.
 

Some of the many artists who have covered this: The White Stripes, Reba McEntire, Olivia Newton-John and 10,000 Maniacs. (thanks, Mark - Boston, MA, for all above)
 

The song was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014. It was Parton's second tune to receive the prestigious honor - "I Will Always Love You" was included in 2007.
 

Bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent recorded a cover of this song that became a fan favorite and one of those fans happened to be Dolly Parton. She was so impressed with the version, that she invited the singer and her band to perform it at Dollywood. Rhonda was in for a big surprise when she took up Dolly's offer, she said in our interview: "Now, I thought we were just going to back her up. She's there. Isn't she going to sing it? We got there expecting to back her up, and she goes, 'Oh, no. I'm not going to sing it. You're going to sing it, and I'm going to sing harmony with you.' And all I could think of is, 'Please don't let me forget the words.' Because we are nose to nose singing her song at the theater there at Dollywood to a full house. So it was a very memorable day for us. I was so glad I remembered all the words. There's nothing like singing with Dolly."