2016 Photos 4 a Cure: Blossoms of Hope Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Photos 4 a Cure: Blossoms of Hope Photo Contest!

The MSABC 2016 Photo Contest was sponsored by .Glitter, {Nantra}, and Spice it up!

All photos will be put up for silent auction to raise funds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in SL.. MSABC raises money for cancer research through The American Cancer Society.

1st place- Cayleene  Blinker

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2nd place- SavannahRaye

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3rd place – Silene Christen

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The Blossoms of Hope Survivors & Caregivers Gala

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The Blossoms of Hope Gala in Honor of Survivors & Caregivers
Sunday, October 30, 2016
12 pm – 3 pm SLT

Please join us as we honor survivors and caregivers.

Formal attire is requested.

Event SLurl:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Reign%20dAlliez/128/130/1501

Non-Committee: 2nd Annual Southern Comfort Rock Club Pink Out

breast-cancer-pink-outSunday, October 30, 2016
10 am – 10 pm SLT

An all day party with 6 awesome DJ’s and hosts, great music, dancing and the best VIP’s on the grid! There is a free t-shirt for men and a crop top for the ladies and other give aways. We’ll be rocking all day long to support this amazing cause! Come have a great time, make some friends, and most of all, support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!!

Event SLurl:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shadow%20Shore/217/190/733

Non-Committee: SLCS Spooktacular Funday for MSABC

SLCS is welcoming all ghouls, goblins, and generally all Halloween lovers to 12 hour concert for RFL’s Making Strides Campaign on October 30th. Listed below are  a list of the performers also showing up at the SLCS funday on the 30th.

9-10 Honey Hills Cheer Team

Honey Hills is SLCS’s sister squad.  They are an extremely talented cheerleading squad and plan to brighten your day.

10-11 Lisa Brune

Lisa arrived in Second Life out of curiosity and since 2009 she listens and discovers artists who are making the treasures of the live performances in SL. Supported by her BF (RL and SL), Lisa started to sing in world in 2011. She was invited in venues from different communities (french, italian, norwegian, german, american). She sings mainly covers but Lisa keeps writing personal tunes as she did with  “Dry tears”, “Mon intru”, “Silence”…
The selection of songs is guided by crushes and meanings of lyrics. It is difficult to give a precise style with Lisa. The only common thread is the pleasure of the musical vibrations that she attempts to share with a voice full of emotion.

11-12 Harmonia Trefoil

Harmonia’s fans say she has one of the best voices SL with the most amazing song list. She is one of the premier singers in SL with many successful shows at many of the top venues in SL. Singing 1-2 times most days of the week, her style is a blend of country, standards, pop and oldies.  She has a fan group with over 1000 when combined with her subscribe-0-matic members. She also does trivia so you can win some LINDENS. No one can inject more fun and audience participation in their show than our Harmonia.

12-1 Madmax Huet

Madmax  (known to his friends as Max ) plays electric blues guitar and blues harp with some blues jazz thrown in. He plays the blues like nobody can and is amongst one of the best blues  harp players in SL. He has been playing the blues since he was 12 years old and has had a Blues Club in RL  in London. He plays his  own blues not covers . He uses backing tracks for the performance. He plays a regular Saturday  gig at Not Too Hot at 1 PM   SLT if  you want to come along and check him out 🙂

1-2 Kris Electricteeth

The Pirates are commonly known as ‘the Best Live Show in SL’. A combination of live music, props, lighting effects, pyrotechnics, humor and stage presence make a pirate show the place to go.Kris is the former RL leader/singer/guitarist for Columbia, The Vypers and The Moxxie Bros Blooz Band. He is joined on stage by Chett Tripsa on lead guitar, Susan Hereter, guitarist and Izzy Tripsa on drums. genre: Original versions of classic rock, originals, and a melting pot of funk, country and pop. A pirate show is unique.

2-3 DJ Chaos

Dj Chaos was a finalist for top DJ on SL in 2015.  She is a huge believer in the goals of Relay for Life and she is a ton of fun to just be around.  Her music library is all over the map so you never know what u will get.  Her shows are not the normal shows they are an experience.

3-4 Russell Eponym

Russell Eponym (Russell Taylor Ashby) is a British folk singer currently resident in the US.  He was one of the first live musicians in Second L ife and has performed in most of the major venues.  Primarily influenced by the British and European folk tradition, Russell has played in bands and ensembles covering many musical genres and as a solo artist and street singer in London, Paris and Vienna.

As a musician, Russell’s major influences include Davy Graham, Bert Jansch and John Renbourne.  It is not surprising therefore that he is a versatile and accomplished guitarist.  His unique sound is characterized by his meticulous fingerpicking style, his soft lulling voice and charming British stage presence.  Russell also plays mandolin, banjo and harmonica, though it is as a guitar player that he has become so well known and popular in Second Life.

Russell is also a songwriter and poet and his many fine compositions have become regularly requested at his performances.

4-5 LibertyBelle Lyric

One Hour of FUN Country Music by the Talented Queen of Country! Join Us as Libby takes the stage and does your favorite country tunes. All Donations go to Relay for Life.

5-6 Rod Hyx

Rod comes to us live from West Palm Beach, FL.  His performances in Second Life are acoustic and electric along the lines of classic rock and blues.  His voice is deep and smooth and shows just how much he loves to sing.  In RL, Rod does several open mics and really loves to get people up and dancing. Rod is in a band called RH Factor and can be seen on the band website RHFactor.us.  ( the one with the hat playing lead guitar on the left. ) Come listen sometime and enjoy the show 🙂

6-7 Eric Steffensen

Eric is a singer/songwriter Utah, USA. His voice and acoustic guitar captivate as his lyrics shoot you through a range of emotions. From his comical and laugh out loud songs to his serious heartfelt songs he has been compared to the likes of Cat Stevens and Barenaked Ladies. Combining rock, folk, blues and classical Eric creates a sound that is familiar yet unique. Eric pours his very spirit into his music pleasing audiences at every show! Eric delivers an incredible show with each of his performances. He has a smooth easy style that makes fans of first time listeners. Ecnad is delighted to bring him back to our stage for our Rare Groove line up. He is joined by many other tremendous musicians today.

7-8 Krisie Snowdrop
Krisie is  just a regular lady-next-door that loves to sing..
She hopes that you enjoy the shows She does here in SL.  Krisie sings a variety of genres, depending on my mood and the venue I am performing at.  She has approximately 475 songs on her songlist and love the challenge of learning new ones to keep the shows new and interesting and fun.

8-9 J Lively

JLIVELY is a singer/songwriter in RL as well as SL. She plays the piano, guitar and the ukelele. She also sings to backing tracks as well . She loves sharing her love of music with the world. She covers a little bit of everything Oldies, Country, Rock, Pop, Indie.. .and she also has originals.She has been away from SL for a bit due to RL but she is back !!  Do come and join us for great music and  fun … She will have you dancing and singing right along with me! That’s a promise 🙂

Event SLurl:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheertopia/126/86/362

Non-committee event: Bellydancing for a Cure, 3 p.m. SLT today

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“ Dancing Dream For A Cure „Bellydance Goddess*
Caricativ Grup sait 2012 Suport Foundation for Life.
The best place in Second Life to experience and understand the Art of Bellydance.
Fall in love with Arabic and oriental music, designs, art and culture. Join the frequent dance events, contests and parties.

Website: https://lunavonrandolfkenin.wordpress.com/

Event SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Foundation%20for%20Life/56/60/25

Non-committee event: Foundation’s Halloween Celebration Today

Join us at the Foundation for Life
Saturday, 10/29/2016. October 3PM SLT
And because this is a special feature we got a very special presentation with
2-6 Pm slt – Dj´s for Life
So wear our the Halloween outfit in whole SL and join us Tonight😀
We look forward to see you!
A grim party needs an injection of funk and fun!

Website: https://lunavonrandolfkenin.wordpress.com/

Event SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Foundation%20for%20Life/56/60/25

Strides Walk today starting at 10 a.m. SLT!

Strides Walk

It’s Here! Get your walking shoes on and come over to the Blossoms of Hope Showcase!

Everyone is invited and encouraged to sign up for the walk.  If you can’t be a walker… make sure you sponsor a walker.  Want more information click here.. https://makingstridessecondlife.org/blossoms-of-hope-showcase/strides-walk-2016/
or  IM Leala Spire or Sandie Loxingly.

The Showcase landing point and lap start on the track:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Relay%20dAlliez/129/18/23

We’ve got entertainment lined for the entire day as you walk, walk walk!

Here’s the list of entertainers and we thank them for being so generous with their time and talents:

MSABC Performers

10am- Mavenn
11 am- Max Kleene
12 pm- Bud Williams
1 pm – Chicago Sax
2 pm- MadMax Huet
3 pm- Suzen Juel
4 pm- Ricky DeNarro
5 pm- Freddy
6 pm- Jacq Luik
7 pm- Cryptic Harmony
8 pm – Bella

Maveen
Mavenn steps onto stages to feature jazz, soul, rock and blues and country. She pours her heart into every song and out on the stage as she presents her favorite songs in each genre in that way. Mavenn’s way.

Max Kleene
Maximillion Kleene, winner of the 2012 Avi Choice Award for “Favorite Pop Singer” and 2013 Avi Choice Award winner for  Favorite Pop Singer, Favorite Rock Singer, Favorite Male Musician and Favorite Singing Duo with Lisa Brune.has been amazing his audiences since 2007.  His dynamic musical range and smooth acoustic groove “Max-imizes” tunes ranging from CCR to Foo Fighters; from Train to Jason Mraz. Streaming from Niagara Falls Canada, Max provides his fans with an hour of musical magic and brings a vast repertoire of quirky, classic, and current covers to Second Life.

Chicago Sax
Founding Member of  of the rock, jazz, blues fusion band “The Missing Links” (1964-1967) -who opened for the Rolling Stones in ’65..The Missing Links after a revision, became “The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) -“CHICAGO”
George Buetow, “Chicagosax”, a grad of DePaul University School of Music “68, taught in the school systems as a band director and Gener49778644.jpgal Music teacher while continuing his eduation towards a  Master’s in Music Education. Professsional Musician in RL.

MadMax Huet
Madmax  (known to his friends as Max ) plays electric blues guitar and blues harp with some blues jazz thrown in. He plays the blues like nobody can and is amongst one of the best blues  harp players in SL. He has been playing the blues since he was 12 years old and has had a Blues Club in RL  in London. He plays his  own blues not covers . He uses backing tracks for the performance.

Suzen Juel
Suzen JueL,  is a self taught musician who has been performing since she was 13 years old.  She has perfected the weaving of her mind’s eye and heart’s passion into lyrical paintings richly embedded with emotional hues from her personal experiences. Her lyrics feed the listener’s soul and stirs the heart and sentiment of any who have been privileged to hear her perform them. Suzen Juel does a wide variety of both covers and originals. Her style and sound have been compared, both lyrically and vocally, to such legendary greats as Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Sue Foley, LeonardCohen, Janis Joplin, Mazzy Star, Kurt Cobain as well as a generous handful of other talent.

Ricky DeNarro

Funky Freddy
FunkyFreddy brings a very unique sound to Second Life and performs 100% live,  no tracks! In a typical show he will use up to 6 different guitars and weave a dazzling web of ambiance, using a variety of effects and loopers. Within the same hour Freddy can go from acoustic soft folk ballads to heavy rock psychedelia. He also plays new age, blues, funk, country, Americana and nearly everything in between. He does this all with a sense of humor and wants his audiences to have as much fun as he does!

Jacq Luik
Jacqueline Luik, one of the premier entertainers in SL, is originally from Dallas, Texas.  She has been performing most of her life with her first public engagement at 7 years old.  Jacqueline holds a semi-professional background in music through vocal training, songwriting and several contest wins.  Back in Texas, Jacq was lead vocals in a band traveling to different dance halls.  Through the years as a lead vocal, contest wins which took her to Nashville and a true love of performing in front larger audiences, Jacq hopes you leave her show feeling you’ve been entertained at a professional level.  Although Jacqueline’s roots are straight from Texas in country and gospel, she has widened her genre and now sings her heart out to jazz, ballads and pop.

Cryptic Harmony

Cryptic Harmony is a friendly, sassy, Canadian female.  She was born in 1989, but don’t let her age fool you; this girl is wise beyond her years.  Growing up in a religious household she was heavily involved in her church choir from age 10.  During her time in choir she was heavily criticized for her vocals and vowed never to sing again.  She quit singing altogether for 6 years. In 2012, she was rushed to the hospital for emergency brain surgery! She was told she might never see or talk again, or worse, lose all memories.  It was during her recovery that she found a new lease on life and began to sing again.  She throws passion and soul into all her performances.  Her main goal is to touch people’s emotions through singing and to have a positive impact on those around her.

Bella
Bella has the voice of an angel! She is truly an amazing musician who will blow you away with her angelic voice and harmonic guitar playing! She plays a variety of tunes and hits which some may surprise you!  Many of her influences range from Classical to Heavy Metal and especially from the late 70’s to 90’s