Where Have You Been? S02E19: Rosehaven Caverns

In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we look at things to do and places to see across the Sec­ond Life Grid, Cale and Rik vis­it the Rose­haven Cav­erns — a new devel­op­ment that enables you to nav­i­gate around the estate under­ground! The show goes out Sept 28, and Oct 1, 5 and 8, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT; 8pm and mid­night in the UK.

The sys­tem is grow­ing every day and each of the caves are built by dif­fer­ent denizens of the realm, mak­ing this a huge col­lab­o­ra­tive expe­ri­ence to explore and get lost in.  There’s a sub­way entrance in Lau­danum lead­ing to the Under­ground, a mine shaft out­side a goth­ic cas­tle on the oth­er end of the realm lead­ing into the tun­nels, not to men­tion a hand­ful of secret pirate tun­nels. Each res­i­dent par­tic­i­pat­ing adds their own style and imag­i­na­tion to their design and then con­nects to the nexus. 

The Magic of The Musical: “With Cat-Like Tread” Now On Mixcloud

The lat­est episode of “The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal” is now avail­able on Mix­cloud! Click here to lis­ten

“With Cat-Like Tread” focus­es on the influ­ence of the dis­tinc­tive operettas of W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sul­li­van on Amer­i­can musi­cal theater’s evo­lu­tion years lat­er in the 20th C.  Host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er is joined by guest Elrik Mer­lin as they com­pare and con­trast with views from both sides of “the pond.”

At the height of the Vic­to­ri­an era in Eng­land, a part­ner­ship devel­oped between drama­tist W.S. Gilbert and com­pos­er Arthur Sul­li­van that result­ed in a form of operetta so unique that it is reg­u­lar­ly referred to as its own genre: “G&S” – Gilbert and Sul­li­van.  Their dozen musi­cal shows direct­ly influ­enced musi­cal the­ater in the 20th C, intro­duc­ing inno­va­tions in con­tent and form that are still part of the lan­guage of musi­cals today. They’ve stood the tests of time, pol­i­tics, and par­o­dy – often­times encour­ag­ing the lat­ter. Their shows are still wide­ly per­formed in the Eng­lish speak­ing world, and Gilbert and Sul­li­van soci­eties abound in North America.

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal explores the blend­ing of music and dra­ma — fea­tur­ing the songs, his­to­ry, and lore that make up the musi­cal the­ater canon. Learn more about some of your favorite shows and com­posers as we cue the orches­tra, and the over­ture begins.

NOTE: The actor men­tioned in this episode who por­trayed the Police Con­sta­ble in the 1980 New York Pub­lic The­ater pro­duc­tion was actu­al­ly Tony Azi­to, not Tony Ansel­mo. Azi­to was an Amer­i­can eccen­tric dancer and char­ac­ter actor.  Ansel­mo is an Amer­i­can voice actor, best known as the voice of Don­ald Duck.

Another chance to hear Tarot @ Teatime

While Tarot @ Teatime is on hia­tus, we are repeat­ing the orig­i­nal sea­son of our series of pro­grammes look­ing at the Tarot, begin­ning at Episode 1.

In Tarot @ Teatime, we explore the his­to­ry and mean­ing of the Tarot, and dis­cuss a vari­ety of tech­niques for read­ing the cards.

The Magic of The Musical: “With Cat-Like Tread”

Join us at the VCRa­dio The­ater on Chest­nut Hills in #Sec­ondlife at 2pm pacific/slt on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 17, or tune in and lis­ten to the show live on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio.

This month: “With Cat-Like Tread” focus­es on the influ­ence of the dis­tinc­tive operettas of W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sul­li­van on Amer­i­can musi­cal theater’s evo­lu­tion years lat­er in the 20th C.  Host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er is joined by Guest Elrik Mer­lin as they com­pare and con­trast with views from both sides of “the pond.”

At the height of the Vic­to­ri­an era in Eng­land, a part­ner­ship devel­oped between drama­tist W.S. Gilbert and com­pos­er Arthur Sul­li­van that result­ed in a form of operetta so unique that it is reg­u­lar­ly referred to as its own genre: “G&S” – Gilbert and Sul­li­van.  Their dozen musi­cal shows direct­ly influ­enced musi­cal the­ater in the 20th C, intro­duc­ing inno­va­tions in con­tent and form that are still part of the lan­guage of musi­cals today. They’ve stood the tests of time, pol­i­tics, and par­o­dy – often­times encour­ag­ing the lat­ter. Their shows are still wide­ly per­formed in the Eng­lish speak­ing world, and Gilbert and Sul­li­van soci­eties abound in North America.

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal explores the blend­ing of music and dra­ma — fea­tur­ing the songs, his­to­ry, and lore that make up the musi­cal the­ater canon. Learn more about some of your favorite shows and com­posers as we cue the orches­tra, and the over­ture begins.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chestnut%20Hills/135/105/3802

Also Today … 

  • Fea­tured Music
  • Where Have You Been? vis­its the Duran Duran Uni­verse (replay)
  • The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity plays every four hours begin­ning at 4am slt/pacific

NOTE: The actor men­tioned in this episode who por­trayed the Police Con­sta­ble in the 1980 New York Pub­lic The­ater pro­duc­tion was actu­al­ly Tony Azi­to, not Tony Ansel­mo. Azi­to was an Amer­i­can eccen­tric dancer and char­ac­ter actor.  Ansel­mo is an Amer­i­can voice actor, best known as the voice of Don­ald Duck.

The Mystery of Jaguar Reef — A Classic Jack Flanders Adventure

Tune in on Fri­day for the next episode of this excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: The Mys­tery of Jaguar Reef! This is the lat­est of four half-hour episodes, one every Fri­day at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT.

THE MYSTERY OF JAGUAR REEF — A JACK FLANDERS ADVENTURE

Jack inves­ti­gates a puz­zling case of per­son­al­i­ty change and soon finds him­self scu­ba-div­ing into a dilem­ma off the shores of Belize. Where did this mys­te­ri­ous pirate wreck come from? Is Jack real­ly a pawn in a cos­mic chess game? And why does every­one around him seem to be “Walk-ins”, except (per­haps) Cap­tain Coco, his local liai­son? Puls­ing fes­ti­val rhythms, a dose of potent “Viper Rum” — and the pirate ship ascends into the trop­i­cal night sky. Jack is sud­den­ly at the helm sus­pect­ing that some kind of alien plot is afloat. And so it is… Here are some samples…

Cap­tain Morgans

Skele­ton Chess

​​For fans of audio dra­ma, radio dra­ma, radio adven­ture, adven­ture radio dra­ma, radio mys­ter­ies and exot­ic meta­phys­i­cal mys­ter­ies. And don’t for­get that if you enjoy this or any of our pre­sen­ta­tions of ZBS radio dra­mas, you can buy the series from zbs.org or stream them from ZBS Media.

Tarot & Teatime: Catch Programmes You Missed!

Our orig­i­nal series on the his­to­ry of the Tarot and how the cards may be read is cur­rent­ly on hia­tus. We intend to bring you a new series soon in its famil­iar Thurs­day and Sun­day slots.

In the mean­time, it’s easy to lis­ten to the exist­ing shows again — maybe to refresh your mem­o­ry or because you missed them first time round. Just go to Mixcloud.com and search for “Tarot@Teatime”.

In addi­tion, if you vis­it our Mix­cloud Pro­file, you’ll find all the orig­i­nal series that are avail­able since we opened at the start of 2021.

Where Have You Been S02E18: Duran Duran Universe

In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we look at things to do and places to see across the Sec­ond Life Grid, Cale and Rik vis­it the Duran Duran Uni­verse.

Whether Simon, Nick, John and Roger are logged in or not, the four-region Duran Duran Uni­verse is a mar­velous place to explore and hang out. One of the most suc­cess­ful things about the estate is that it real­ly con­veys the ener­gy of the 1980s visu­al­ly — from the Patrick Nagel flag wink­ing at you from the fly­ing micro­phone, to the gigan­tic lip­stick tow­er, to the mud wrestling pit (!), it is just total­ly suf­fused with the vibe of those times.

There are 16 list­ings for the Duran Duran Uni­verse in the Sec­ond Life Des­ti­na­tion Guide, and it has its own sub-head­ing in the des­ti­na­tion menu. And that’s just scratch­ing the sur­face: whether you are explor­ing the Lip­stick Tow­er, the Mediter­ranean Spa, the Tow­er of Hades, the Tea­house or The Love Chapel … There’s just a whole lot to see and explore.

The episode pre­mieres on Sep­tem­ber 14th and runs on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day at noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) until Sep­tem­ber 24.

S02E18 — Duran Duran Universe
Own­er: Duran Duran (Yes, them)
SLURLS/URLS:
Duran Duran Uni­verse (Estate) Main Land­ing Point
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Azizi/79/56/26
Regions: Aziz, Khana­da, San­hedralite, & Tlon — General

You were a fan  back in the day and you are sur­prised that they are still play­ing?  There’s no time like the present to catch up. Check out their web­site at duranduran.com

Queen Elizabeth II 1926 — 2022

We at Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio extend our con­do­lences to our friends and col­leagues in the Unit­ed King­dom and the Com­mon­wealth on the death of Her Majesty Queen Eliz­a­beth II. Her reign was long, and filled with many events that both chal­lenged and advanced the lives of her peo­ple, while she inspired the world.  We pay our respects and hon­our her memory.

We are cur­rent­ly pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of music by a vari­ety of British com­posers fol­low­ing this sad event.

 

It’s the MOST — Music from the Original Sound Track — Episode 11

*This show is now avail­able on MixCloud.

Plan­ning a heist? How about a mur­der? Attend­ing a love-in? Or is your bik­er gang plan­ning an out­ing? Have we got the show for you!

Join your host Susan­nah, on Sat­ur­day Sep­tem­ber 3rd, at 12:30pm and 4:30pm Pacific/SLT – that’s 8:30pm and half past mid­night in the UK – for the 11th show in our month­ly series, The MOST – Music from the Orig­i­nal Sound Track. Ded­i­cat­ed to crime, spy, sus­pense, exploita­tion, and psy­che­del­ic movie and tele­vi­sion sound­tracks from the 50s, the 60s and beyond, The MOST is the best accom­pa­ni­ment for all your police-blot­ter high-jinks. PLUS… “Where Have You Been?” takes a pre-Hal­lowe’en trip, “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every 4 hours, and much more!

Where Have You Been S02E17: Susan’s Diary

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In the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?”, where we look at things to do and places to see across the Sec­ond Life Grid, Cale and Rik make a pre-Hal­lowe’en vis­it to “Susan’s Diary”, at Delacruz Park, owned by Ser­gio Delacrus, an Ital­ian builder and pro­gram­mer who works as a free­lance VR Expe­ri­ence cre­ator, 3D mod­el­er and tex­ture artist.

Not only has he cre­at­ed prod­ucts and expe­ri­ences in Sec­ond Life, but he has done a sig­nif­i­cant amount of work in Sansar as well. His expe­ri­ence, “Susan’s Diary”, in Sec­ond Life involves a miss­ing child: to solve the mys­tery of Susan’s dis­ap­pear­ance involves a HUD-based game, hunt­ing for clues, and find­ing the pages of Susan’s diary to unlock the mys­tery of her fate. There’s also an asso­ci­at­ed YouTube chan­nel. It makes for an excel­lent pre-Hal­lowe’en entertainment.

“Susan’s Diary” is part of a larg­er games park with flight rides, roller coast­er, boats, hang glid­ers, bungee jump­ing, a sci-fi area, and a fly­ing drag­on — all free to explore. The tele­port to “Susan’s Diary” in Delacruz Park is right by the main land­ing area.

The episode pre­mieres on August 31st and runs on Wednes­day and Sat­ur­day at noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) until Sep­tem­ber 10.

S02E17 — Susan’s Diary
Own­er: Ser­gio Delacruz
SLURLS/URLS:
Delacruz Tech­nolo­gies Island
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Persius/186/116/23
Regions: Per­sius, General

You Tube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/DelacruzSL/featured

Face­book
https://www.facebook.com/DelacruzTechnologies