Friday, April 21, 2017

Austim Awareness Show


** A little background to Lighting The Way - Autism Awareness Event **

Just to give you all a little background on this show. I had started the Lighting The Way - Autism Awareness events here in SL back in 2010. Every year since I 1st started, I generally had one month long event, however, with some RL health issues, I had to dramatically cut back this year.

The reason I started Lighting The Way was because of my two children, whom both are on the autism spectrum. It was during this time I craved a means in which I could play an instrumental role in lighting the path from darkness for people who were diagnosed autistic.  My son suffers from the most severe form of autism while my daughter has the milder form known as Aspergers, so I decided to utilize SL as my platform for building awareness.

I started to have the dance community take part in the Lighting The Way event back in 2013 with a few acts here and there. Since most on the spectrum love all types of music, I thought this would be a wonderful way to help raise awareness. Over the years, I have watched Dancing For Autism grow into something that brings me to tears. The thought and dedication that each director and dancer brings to the stage, words can't even begin to explain.

The feedback has been such a positive one from not only through the dance community but from the audience members as well, whom some have been on the spectrum. To receive an IM from an audience member thanking me for having something here in SL to help raise awareness on what Autism is, they stated..... " having a place to go where I don't have to be judged and can be myself, makes me feel comfortable, I don't worry". Comments like that, is what drives me year after year to do this. It does HELP more than any of us can ever realize.

With every act, with every kind word, with every song choice, it does help. 



Paramount hits the stage at 4pm slt, Saturday, April 22nd

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Stowaway/26/151/1303


Videos

Tristan took some videos of our last show so please take a look if you missed the performances!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Color My world tonight



Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount Players dance for you April 15th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Color My World.

It's a month of color! We take time to find song and and dances to inspire us to dance in full color.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hell%20Lust/81/81/22

Sunday, April 9, 2017

PICTURES!

Tristan once again came through for us and took some wonderful pictures of our show last night, Color My World. Go to the picture page !!!

https://paramountplayhouse.blogspot.com/p/performance-pictures-2017.html

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Color My world!



Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount Players dance for you April 8th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Color My World.

It's a month of color! We take time to find song and and dances to inspire us to dance in full color.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hell%20Lust/81/81/22

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Color My World Sneek Peek


So our new show coming up is all about COLOR! We have a wide range of songs, there is a wide range of color sin the world afterall! So for your enjoyment, please have a  listen to Yellow Submarine by the Beatles. Ever seen the movie? It's quit.... interesting.
The Beatles - Yellow Submarine 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLIcQf47TQ


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


(from Wikipedia)
The album...
Yellow Submarine is the tenth studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 13 January 1969 in the United States and on 17 January 1969 in the United Kingdom. It was issued as the soundtrack to the animated film of the same name, which premiered in London in July 1968. The album contains six songs by the Beatles, including four new songs and the previously released "Yellow Submarine" (1966) and "All You Need Is Love" (1967). The remainder of the album was a re-recording of the film's orchestral soundtrack by the band's producer, George Martin.

The project was regarded as a contractual obligation by the Beatles, who were asked to supply four new songs for the film. Some songs were written and recorded specifically for the soundtrack, while others were unreleased tracks from other projects. The album was issued two months after the band's self-titled double LP (also known as the "White Album") and was therefore not viewed by the band as a significant release. Yellow Submarine has since been afforded a mixed reception from music critics, some of whom consider that it falls short of the high standard generally associated with the Beatles' work. It reached the top 5 in the UK and the US, and has been reissued on compact disc several times.


The film...
Yellow Submarine (also known as The Beatles: Yellow Submarine) is a 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film inspired by the music of the Beatles, directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. Initial press reports stated that the Beatles themselves would provide their own character voices; however, aside from composing and performing the songs, the real Beatles participated only in the closing scene of the film, while their cartoon counterparts were voiced by other actors.

The film received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike, in contrary to some of the Beatles' previous film ventures. It has also been credited with bringing more interest in animation as a serious art form. Time commented that it "turned into a smash hit, delighting adolescents and esthetes alike".