Another Great Week at Ce Soir Arts – and THURSDAY Will Kick Off Le Weekend in Style!

RUSSELL READINGWe have enjoyed this week at Ce Soir Arts, and we greeted one of the largest – and sweetest – crowds ever to attend a reading at The Magic Tree this past Tuesday. Our Poet Laureate, Russell Eponym, returned  from several days off for health reasons to be greeted by a lovely gathering of friends and fans to welcome him. Russell reported feeling much better, and gave a marvelous reading – complete with excellent music and a very special Thought for the Day.  The good news continued, as Russell plans to play at the delightful End of Time venue on Wednesday (we’ll be there!) and at Château Ce Soir on Thursday. We are so pleased, and wish Russell continued health and happiness!

BRYN READINGAnother fine reading came along on Wednesday at The Magic Tree when master storyteller Bryn Taleweaver popped in to share a set of readings on HERE BE DRAGONS. These mythical creatures fill our fantasies with tales of wonder – and woe. Monumental battles and moments sweet and serene were related in stories by various writers including R.R.R. Tolkein. We so enjoyed the mystical stories and were delighted at every turn of the page. From sleeping dragons to fire-breathing behemoths, we had it all! Bryn will return on August 03 when he’ll regale us with Sea Stories. By the way, Nessie was mentioned…and I bet we’ll hear something more next time!

RUSSELL SINGS SUMMERYes, it’s been a wonderful summer week at Ce Soir Arts…and it’s not over yet! Music will waft over the sim on Thursday, when honoured troubadour Russell Eponym steps to the stage at Château Ce Soir. Come along at 2 PM to delight with 90 minutes of folk, blues, and beyond! It’s always a grand time that we enjoy with friends and some new folks who manage to find us on their way. Russell always brings his kindly energy – and a host of instruments including Monica the Harmonica and Martina the Martin Guitar – to sing for us an array of very special songs. Some pieces are of his own composition, and I often post the lyrics in local chat so that the beautiful poesy of his hand may be even more fully enjoyed. Don’t miss this show…

ANJ GUSTAFSONThe fun continues at 6 PM the talented and multifaceted musician Anj Gustafson will take the stage. He has quite a set-up, as he plays several instruments throughout the show. His musical prowess with both acoustic and electric guitar is just the beginning, as Anj brings lovely piano and a lilting flute along as well. He will take us on a tuneful journey with contemporary rock hits and some special tunes of his own writing (I’m very fond of Crystal Lake…!). Songs from the likes of Radiohead, Matchbox 20, and even Pink Floyd make every show with Anj fun – and very danceable! We invite you to come along every-other-Thursday to get your weekend party started with a good time and just the right fun attitude with Anj and friends!

MOSHANG 1aContinuing the mood, MoShang Zhao joins us for an hour of his inimitable CHILL. MoShang brings this cool and unique electronica to us, live from Taiwan each Thursday at 7 PM. This energizing yet soothing sound is one-of-a-kind and helps us to both celebrate and relax as Le Weekend comes along. These audio gems from The Sound Jeweler himself provide a perfect end-of-the-day respite – but can get your day started with an infusion of sweetness and vitality that is in perfect balance and harmony. MoShang offers smart banter peppered with humour and fascinating information about musical technology; add to that a bit of haiku from creative audience members and friends (especially Aladuns and Syrah!), and you’ve got an exceptional mix just right for a summer night.

So…we hope to see you soon! Grab a breeze and join us! The Magic Tree and Château Ce Soir 

Summer continues…and the poetry, stories, and music flow!

It’s hard to believe that we are over the halfway mark of the summer now. It’s been so much fun, so far, that we can’t help but look ahead with enthusiasm! Each week seems to bring its own treasures at Ce Soir Arts, and this one is no exception! Note the schedule below to see what I mean…

Jojo Songlark Exhibit at Ce Soir Arts Open through June

We have bid a fond adieu to the lovely Jojo Songlark and her stunning exhibit of SL landscapes. Such beauty our virtual world holds – and Jojo captured it beautifully in the “Through My Eyes” exhibit that was open through 18 July.

What a joy it has been to host Jojo and her personal curator, Jan for this exhibit. We thank everyone who visited during her stay, and we know you enjoyed it; many comments – both in the Guest Book and personally – demonstrated that. Don’t worry, she’ll be back, definitely, and we look forward to her next collection!

Côte de la Mer Galerie & Lawn sits empty now, only being used over the next couple of weeks for a bit of spatial experimentation. What does that mean? Stay tuned! BUT FIRST…start anticipating one of the most ardently awaited exhibits to land at Ce Soir Arts in some time: the work of exceptional photographer WILDSTAR BEAUMONT! Yes, ’tis true! The wonderful Wildstar will open an exhibit with us on 01 August. To say that we are excited would be an understatement, so join us in the happy anticipation as we await the new month – and the opening of this exciting exhibit!

For now…check the schedule below for some outstanding readings with Poet Laureate Russell Eponym and the fine storyteller Bryn Taleweaver at The Magic Tree this week – along with three hours of the finest music anywhere at  Château Ce Soir. MORE ON EACH in my next post…and don’t forget that the sim is open for your enjoyment! Check for ALL the LMs including areas that float above by clicking Mr. Crane at landing.

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The last week for “Through My Eyes” Exhibit – and even more summer fun…for sunny – or rainy – days!

NEWS: Don’t let yourself miss the last week of Jojo Songlark with her stunning art exhibit – “Through My Eyes” at Côte de la Mer Galerie & Lawn in Ce Soir Arts. It has been a privilege and honour to host Jojo and her lovely SL landscapes for all to enjoy these past weeks. We thank her and her personal curator, Jan, for their exemplary work and kindness during this six-week exhibit. Exploring the natural beauty that is so rich and wonderful in SL, Jojo brings a sweet sensitivity to her photographs – and she will be back with more beauty to share. In this exhibit, wide open spaces, inviting skies, fields strewn with flowers, and paths traveled by various folk and beautiful animal companions lift the spirit. How refreshing! What treasures await you – so don’t miss it!

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“Through My Eyes” by Jojo Songlark

We’ve especially been enjoying this work from Jojo, as it’s been raining where we are this summer – many “surprise” or “pop-up” showers have broken tree branches and caused little rivulets of muddy water to run down the hills. Whilst it surely could be worse, we miss the all-day sunny clime that is our usual summery weather, and look forward to perhaps a bit more sun in coming weeks. We’ve watched “The Weather Channel” and so we know that both rain and heavy heat is a common occurrence across the USA at the moment. Please take care, wherever you are, by monitoring the skies and watching those temps!

Ah….! As Æon often remarks: “It’s always a balmy 72⁰  in SecondLife™! This is true for most sims, unless there’s a storm brewing somewhere or winter weather has descended. Isn’t it fun to visit a sim that’s off-season? I love to do that! Here at Ce Soir Arts, we have – floating above – the wonderful wintry escape, The Conservatory and The Oracle Parlour (just next door!) Swirling snow, sweet winter birds, and a warming fire offer us a chance to cool our heels – no matter how hot the RL weather may be!

Speaking of cooling our heels, this week is full of opportunity for doing just that! See the schedule posted below, and come along. Starting with a beautiful reading with Poet Laureate Russell Eponym, we have some special times coming your way. Russell has a very special reading in store with beautiful music to share as well – both in his own voice and that of Anna Ternheim; his musical finds are always a treat! It will be a lovely hour when he will share this Thought for the Day and read from his own work, “Extraordinary Tales from Ordinary Life” as well as other special poems and stories. Come join us at The Magic Tree!

Following Russell, Caledonia Skytower has an hour of exceptional readings from women writers to share. “Wild Western Women!” is a collection to showcase deft writing, drama, and humour of western tales. Strong, wise women with complicated but clear relationships out on the prairie will delight us with their courage and pluck. You’ll chuckle and truly enjoy these views of the wild west as viewed by talented women writers – and told by the gifted storyteller, Caledonia! See you there!

On Wednesday, BRYN TALEWEAVER returns to regale us with stories of war. Join us under the branches of The Magic Tree to enjoy an hour of historical folktales highlighting the Centenary of the Battle of Sommes. Bryn will relate letters home from the battlegrounds and humorous poems as well. It’s always an enjoyable hour when Bryn visits, so do come along; you will be warmly welcomed!

Soon, Thursday will arrive, and with it comes two hours of outstanding trance and chill music for our listening and dancing pleasure! First up at Château Ce Soir, Nuvolino will get us grooving with the fantastic beat of his exceptional original trance and electronica sound. There’s nothing like it anywhere, so don’t miss it. Come…let the beat that Nuvolino brings move you!

Then, after we’re all primed with sonic awesomeness from Nuvolino, none other than the one-and-only MOSHANG ZAHO will drop in on his travels round the metaverse to sweep us up in the sounds of his transcendent Chinese CHILL. This cool electronica will sweep us away as the weekend truly begins on Thursday night! Come enjoy the sonic deliciousness that MoShang creates as it wraps us in smooth sound and energy…

Come...be inspired tonight!

Come…be inspired tonight!

More summer fun at Ce Soir Arts!

We’re having a fun summer both RL and SL – with happy times for the Fourth of July, the summer is in full swing! The fireworks! The yummy fare! We hope you’ve been enjoying it too, and so we offer another week of readings and musical shows that should bring some smiles your way. Check out the schedule – and remember that Ce Soir Arts is open all hours, so come relax and rest in the ambience…and – whatever you do – do not miss the stunning exhibit by Jojo Songlark with her lovely landscapes in at Côte de la Mer Galerie & LawnIt is absolutely wondrous…and we thank Jojo and her personal curator, Jan, for their exceptional work and graciousness including a sweet gift for gallery visitors. Marvellous!

Readings with multi-talented Poet Laureate Russell Eponym and the gifted writer Dubhna Rhiadra will sweep you away with poetry and stories fit for a summer’s night – and special music with Russell, the multi-instrumentalist Anj Gustafson, and CHILLmaster MoShang Zhao will leave you with happy feet, lifted spirits, and a relaxed mood for resting under the stars – on your own or with someone special at any of a number of sweet locations in Ce Soir Arts. Ah…the smooth breezes blow…

Happy Summer!

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Another great week ahead…”Through My Eyes” art exhibit has been extended…

As my dear one, Æon would say, “Greetings and salutations, friends!” It’s another summery week at Ce Soir Arts, and there is much to enjoy here as well as throughout the world. Even if you are in the Southern hemisphere – as our present exhibiting artist, Jojo Songlark is – there is much beauty to enjoy in your RL environment. More beauty awaits you in-world, and you are invited to explore….

Jojo‘s “Through My Eyes” art exhibit has been extended until mid-July, when another special (albeit short-term) exhibit will open. You must visit Côte de la Mer Galerie & Lawn in Ce Soir Arts to explore this stunning photographer’s magnificent landscapes! Many of her beautiful photographs are available for viewing and sale, both inside the gallery and on the lawn. Come be enchanted by her wonderful work through mid-July. Rest amidst these photographs that showcase SL’s natural world in all its beauty!

(Pssst! August will bring us a spectacular exhibit from SL photographer Wildstar Beaumont! More information to come…)

Below is the weekly schedule at Ce Soir Arts for this, the last week of June 2016. Come along and relax under the arms of The Magic Tree for some outstanding poetry and stories by both Poet Laureate Russell Eponym and the excellent storyteller, Bryn Taleweaver. Russell‘s eclectic readings and the wonderful music he shares with us is always a distinctive pleasure – and Bryn will share some exciting and engaging Tales of the Gods from across cultures. Both will be exceptionally enjoyable hours in a welcoming atmosphere…so please join us!

Music will fill the sim on Thursday, with troubadour Russell Eponym taking the Château Ce Soir stage at 2 PM for 90 minutes of folk, blues, and beyond! It’s always a fun time with friends! At 6 PM the astounding trance and electronica musician Nuvolino will take us on a tuneful journey that’s not to be missed. He’s returning to SL from a time away, and we’ve got him coming in every other Thursday opposite another favourite, the talented Anj Gustafson (he’ll be in next week!). Then, our beloved CHILL-master, MoShang Zhao will drop in on his travels around the metaverse to help us relax and unwind – starting the weekend with energy and grace.

Note the schedule below – and catch the breezes noted to join us for summer relaxation and fun! Don’t forget that there’s a whole sim (and more above!) for you to enjoy. LMs are located in the cranes at landing, the gallery, and the venue.

The Magic TreeCôte de la Mer Galerie & Lawn and Château Ce Soir 

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Don’t miss this…

We love art, poetry, theatre, dance, and music. THE ARTS are such a wonderful means of expression and they spark our imaginations, thereby creating MORE beauty and adventure. Come along and enjoy all the wonder that awaits you at Ce Soir Arts – a varying schedule of artistic expression and a ground of beauty on the sim itself. Everything from the beach to the mountains – snow and (sometimes) rain up above – are here for your enjoyment. There’s the castle on the hill and underground dungeons for a bit of intrigue…and all the rest, with some sweet animations and music for dancing. Relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere alone or with friends can be quite restorative and enjoyable.

Check the photographic schedule for this week in an earlier post, but here’s a bit more information about the stellar artist, poets, and musicians who bring such wonder to us:

˜*•. ˜*• THIS WEEK at Ce Soir Arts – 21-22-23 June •*˜ .•*˜

JUNE: “Through My Eyes” Art Exhibit with JOJO SONGLARK

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Stunning SL landscape photography by the lovely and talented JOJO. Her lens reveals tender views. Come immerse yourself in the beauty that is Jojo‘s work at Côte de la Mer Galerie & Lawn!

TUESDAY, 21 JUNE at The Magic Tree 

1:30 PM SLT – CALEDONIA SKYTOWER: “Beauty on the Interstate”

Caledonia SkytowerCale will share from her collection of short stories recounting travelling adventures and the wonder and beauty of what can be found on the road – both in nature and experience. Come enjoy her intriguing and oft-times humourous tales!

WEDNESDAY, 22 JUNE at The Magic Tree

3 PM SLT – DUBHNA RHIADRA

Dubhna at The Magic Tree March 2016 5Dubhna is known for reading deeply expressive poetry and writings by known and unknown writers – and by her own pen. Join us for a fascinating hour as she takes us on a journey that leads to everywhere. You will be welcomed!

THURSDAY, 23 JUNE at Château Ce Soir

2 PM SLT – RUSSELL EPONYM with Folk, Blues & Beyond

RUSSELL - 16 June 2016Russell delights with musical folk tales & his own lovely compositions, acoustic finger-style guitar & exceptional lyrics. His velvety voice is magical! 90 minutes of wonderful!

6 PM SLT – ANJ GUSTAFSON Rocks Ce Soir!

ANJAnj brings compelling vocals & a multi-instrument musical experience with alternative, pop and progressive rock with a strong electronica influence. Very cool!

7 PM SLT – MOSHANG ZHAO Delivers the CHILL…

MOSHANG 1aMoShang enchants with the ever-evolving and transcendent Chinese Chill, a captivating blend of original downbeat electronica with deep musical history & an eye to the future…

8 PM SLT – NUVOLINO Debuts with Ultra-Cool Ambient Magic

nuvolinoNuvolino returns to SecondLife™ with a powerful collection of original ambient tunes that will sweep you away on a magic carpet ride of sound & energy.

COME! Be inspired tonight!