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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


2nd place- SavannahRaye


3rd place – Silene Christen


The Blossoms of Hope Survivors & Caregivers Gala


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:

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

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 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

Sponsor spotlight: Entice


Entice is a collaboration of the works of Kira Paderborn and Jolene Carami.  Together, they are Entice. They enjoy creating beautiful women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories.  They focus on casual, business casual and semi-formal attire. These designers make the clothes they love to wear and hope that you enjoy wearing their clothing as much as they enjoy creating them for you.

Visit their shop at Blossoms of Hope Showcase: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Reign%20dAlliez/60/200/22

The following items are 100 percent donations to MSABC:

The following item is their Hunt item:


The following item is their OOAK auction item:




Sponsor spotlight: Unique Obsession


Unique Obsession welcomes you to its store, geared to the fantasy and magic of their hearts and lore of Elven folk, Fairies, Halflings, Drow, Dryads and the like, and bound only by the limits of  imagination.  The designers are Lunaria Eclipse and Tremayne Barbosa, very modest elves with deep magical roots, and they wish you all the brightest of days, and most magical of nights and want to share our passion for the creative magic with you.

Check out their shop at Blossoms of Hope: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Relay%20dAlliez/48/222/22

And now, what they brought to the Showcase:

They thought death was the end, the release from their less than extraordinary lives, free from the mundane and boring….

They were mistaken…

These poor unfortunate souls sadly didn’t get to stay dead. Reanimated, brought back to live, summoned, artificially animated, however you wish to describe it, they are back in the land of the living… willing.. or not… they are angry.. and they are hungry…

As a sponsor for MSABC, Unique Obsession would like to introduce its Undead Collection. These avatars, and accessories, come in 3 stages; Fresh Kill, Rot and Decay.   For MSABC we are making Rot available for this event and all sales of Rot will go to MSABC.

This full avatar includes:



*Body Shape x 2


Our avatars are perfect for any Halloween or scary setting, and for RP scenarios.

We hope you enjoy these avatars, and are carrying a bucket around when bits start to fall off ^^

Lunaria & Tremayne Barbosa Eclipse

.::Unique Obsession::.

The following items are 100 percent donations to MSABC:


The following item is a gatcha:


Unique Obsession would like to introduce our lil’ Sproutlings.  They are a set of smoking pipes themed around the birthstones for each month of the year.  They come as a wearable and a miniature collectible that you can put on a display which is also available through the gacha as a rare item.

The gacha contains 3 rare items and 10 common items.

Enjoy your hunt for all of our Lil’ Sproutlings!!

-Lunaria &Tremayne-