Burlesque with Hedy Patrucci at Lyrics Entertainment June 13, 1am and 1pm

When I envision a Burlesque show, a grand theater comes to mind in glamourous gold and flirty red, bright with spotlights — but not without a few shadowed corners where the walls whisper and trysts are schemed. The place is filled with beautiful people, some brightly adorned with colorful ostrich feathers, dressed with the intent to entertain and seduce. And last but not least is the talented host on stage, eager to make us laugh, maybe even cry a bit, but definitely to raise the temperature.

In a word, Burlesque is provocative. And no one does it better than Hedy Patrucci.

If you follow live music in Second Life, you’re probably familiar with the name Hedy Patrucci. She is a talented singer in SL who regularly spoils us with her unique voice. Every year, Chant Lyric of Lyric’s Entertainment hosts a Grand Burlesque show that features Hedy Petrucci, her best friend, singing live from The Netherlands. This year, the show date is fast approaching on Sunday, June13th.

These two lovely ladies combine their skills to produce a show unlike any other in Second Life. Hedy, no doubt dressed to impress, will have a few new songs this year, but we can also look forward to her staple Burlesque repertoire like “Welcome to Burlesque” originally sung by Cher. I’ve also heard on good authority that Dr. Long John will be making an appearance!

The show will take place on Sunday, June 13th at 1am and 1pm to accommodate most timezones. And after the show, curious lovers of art should stick around and explore what’s happening at Lyrics. For photogs looking for a fun photo sim, animations abound. Also, there’s a quirky café with a few surprise animations should you be the brave sort, unafraid to click and see! Then there is the Marakin Resort, complete with lobby, bar and chefs hard at work in the kitchen.

There are other music venues on the sim as well, including an intimate blues club where Chant will be hosting the incredible blues singer, JimmyT Dukes this summer. Side note: If you have never heard JimmyT sing, google him and you will be amazed that his kind of talent and warm, fun personality is just an IM away in SL!

So, save the date: Sunday, June 13th.
And just like the Perseids, if you miss it this year, you will have to wait an entire year for your next chance.
See you there!

Angela♥

HERE IS YOUR RIDE!

Attend a FREE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS with Kent Nowicka June 6th

Hi Everyone,

Kent Nowicka is going to hold a class on June 6th from 1-3pm at FOCUS. Enrollment is limited, so sign up soon. The classes are small so if you miss this one, be sure to get on the waiting list.

Participants will receive free material, coaching and feedback. The class is appropriate for beginners to experts.

Contact Kent Nowicka in-world to enroll.

Angela♥

The MAY 2021 Issue of FOCUS Art Magazine is here!

EDITOR’S NOTE …. 2
Tip of the Month ….. 4
Meet the FOCUS Team …. 10
ART ON TOUR TRAVEL HUD ….. 26
EXPLORATORIUM NEWS ….. 36
FOCUS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE ….. 37
MONTH IN REVIEW …. 54
PHOTO CONTEST …. 56
FEATURED ARTIST Lika Cameo ….. 70
FOCUS ON Stores – Blackheart Kustoms …. 94
FOCUS ON Music Venues – Portofino’s …. 104
FOCUS ON Learning – Silverspar Library …. 120
FOCUS ON Art Galleries – Inspira Art Gallery …. 134
FOCUS ON Fashion – Haute Pinay …. 144
FOCUS ON Bloggers – Crann Bethadh …. 156
VIRTUALLY SPIRITUAL …. 160
FOCUS ON Landscapes with the Magics …. 164
Ilyra’s Corner …. 166
FOCUS ON Live Music – Luna Amore …. 176
FotoBomb – Kaijah Chrome …. 182
FOCUS ON Book Reviews …. 186
EDITOR’S PICKS …. 190

Click on the magazine cover to read the current issue!

The APRIL 2021 Issue of FOCUS Art Magazine is here!

EDITOR’S NOTE …. 2
Tip of the Month ….. 4
Meet the FOCUS Team …. 10
ART ON TOUR TRAVEL HUD ….. 24
Breaking Cody ….. 26
EXPLORATORIUM NEWS ….. 28
FOCUS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE ….. 29
MONTH IN REVIEW …. 46
PHOTO CONTEST …. 48
FEATURED ARTISTS ….. 62
FOCUS ON Fashion – HAVOC …. 104
FOCUS ON Bloggers – Belen’s Booth …. 114
FOCUS ON Learning – Hermes Kondor …. 118
FOCUS ON Music Venues – CLARITY …. 126
VIRTUALLY SPIRITUAL …. 132
FOCUS ON Landscapes with the Magics …. 134
FOCUS ON Galleries – Limoncello Gallery …. 136
FOCUS ON Stores – Luna Fatale …. 146
FOCUS ON Live Music – Vinalyn …. 154
FOCUS ON Book Reviews …. 160
EDITOR’S PICKS …. 164

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND LINDENS!!!!

We are having a HUGE EVENT Saturday March 3rd at 12pm SLT! We have over 150 artists who will be awarded lindens! You have to see it to believe it! We will also have Shady singing LIVE at 12pm following by Thera D.! Come and share your Saturday with US at FOCUS Magazine & Galleries! There will also be awards and giveaways for visitors! See you there! https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/136/125/22

FEBRUARY ISSUE OF FOCUS MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED! READ YOURS INWORLD OR ON THE WEB PAGE!

I always write the Editor’s Note when I have finished with the month’s entire issue so I have a broad — and final — idea of what it holds. And WOW… This is another astonishing issue that is PACKED with incredible information about art, people, music, love, life, education and HOPE!

This month we have Rage Darkstorm and Terra Merhyem! When I say their names, I half expect to hear applause follow! I mentioned in the December issue how I chatted a bit with Bryn Oh and, while I felt a bit intimidated, she turned out to be the coolest, nicest, down-to-earth person! The same thing happened when I met Rage and Terra. As soon as we met, they were both so engaging and fun that an hour and a half flew by. Terra even thanked me for showcasing them in our “prestigious” gallery and magazine. I’m not sure a higher compliment can be given for this love’s labor.

Also, featured is Kent Nowicka. I met him yeeears ago when he invited me to his studio to take my photo. The photo never happened but he stayed on my friends list! And this is a reason why people should not clear out their friends lists. A few years later, we began seeing each other more often and then, what seems like a natural transition, he let me know he would like to teach a workshop! In his interview, we learn where his creativity stems from and also a bit about his interesting life!

There is also an incredible amount to see in this issue including OBR photos, feature articles and, last but not least, VALENTINE’S DAY CLASSIFIEDS!!!

Enjoy everyone! See you next month!