Saturday, October 15, 2011

One in a Million Designer Challenge continues....


BOSL Radio is broadcasting live from Patch Thibauld Auditorium. It's the final event of the One in A Million Designer Challenge.   BOSL will stream until 2PM and then Sofia Diage will take over to do the actual show.    The SLurl is:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Round Two - One In A Million Challenge

The events continued today at The Runway Cafe!
The grande finale is next week. 

Visit Runway Cafe's Website at for a list of all the designers and scheduled events.   See my blog from last week.

The Runway Cafe,

Monday, September 26, 2011

One in a Million Designer Challenge

Come to the Runway Cafe for the next round of the One In A Million Designer Challenge. One of the producers that I spoke to was Nino Heartsdale (photo above).

Be sure to follow this challenge round-by-round -  and if all goes as planned, I will share some photos and the story for the Society/Events section of the November issue of Best of SL Magazine.  But it is more fun to see the designs in person.  Here's some photos from Saturday's round featuring 23 designers.

Runway Cafe Team:
Alix Abruzzo, CEO (directly above)
Nino Heartsdale, Director
Jena Adder, Producer

Visit Runway Cafe's Website at for a list of all the designers and scheduled events.

 :) Sonicity

Saturday, September 17, 2011

BOSL Fashion Week

BOSL Fashion Week kicks off Sunday, September 17th.  Join the BOSL readers group for all the information at Renaissance Galleria - where our BOSL Radio Booth is located as well.

See ya on the grid!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Follow Exhibit at Esoterica

First of all, as I write this, The Follow is beginning its 7PM SLT show for Mankind Tracer's manager Kalli Birman's birthday.  The celebration started earlier in the day with a special concert from Mankind Tracer.  As most of you know, I have followed The Follow for eBOSL Magazine and BOSL Radio.   This circus-themed event brings together two power bands under the virtual Big Top - Mankind Tracer and The Follow trio - AJ, Troy and Powers. 

I came across a very cool exhibit of The Follow's 2011 album Building Machines to Reach The Stars. You can check out their real life pics and the music there.  Also featured is my interview with the band for the July issue of Best of SL Magazine.     

The Follow Music HUB, Esoterica is located at

:) Soni

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Feed A Smile Music Festival (Live And Learn in Kenya)

‘Feed A Smile’-Music Festival is a special event that will bring smiles to children.   It is SL helping RL once again.   The music begins Saturday 30th July from 8AM SLT.

Here's the backstory, compliments of the official press release (sent to me by BOSL Radio CEO' Persia Bravin):
100L$’s not much money…….

In fact-100L$ is small change to most people in Second Life™ but that same 100L$ could make a very big difference to the real life of a child in Kenya.

Because, that small amount of Linden dollars is enough to buy one warm meal for child living in the Rhonda slums of Nakuru, Kenya, where hunger, thirst and hopelessness are all too common.

Since it started fundraising in SL, the ‘Feed a Smile’ charity has paid for 18,538 meals-all thanks to donations made by generous residents from across the grid; but we need to keep fundraising to help even more children.

On Saturday 30th July, some of SL’s star musicians and performers are joining together in a day long music festival for fun and fundraising. Covering all genres of music, this huge event will be a highlight in the SL social calendar!

Brique Topaz from the ‘Feed a Smile’ charity says: “Be a part of really making a difference in real life while enjoying the pleasures of Second Life. All donations go directly to Kenya to feed the children.”

View latest donations here:

Have fun, dance and donate!

Line Up of Musicians:

Saturday July 30th
AM 07:00 - TerryLynn Melody  LIVE
AM  08.00 - Lyn Carlberg  LIVE
AM  09.00 - Avantgarde Frequency  LIVE
AM  10.00 - Rock Doghouse  LIVE
AM  11.00 - MommaLuv Skytower  LIVE
PM  12.00 - James Corachea  LIVE
PM  01.00 - Morgue McMillan  POETRY READING LIVE
PM  02.00 - Unity Productions  with the play "Come Away My
Beloved" LIVE
PM  03.00 - Virtual Live Band  LIVE
PM  04.00 - KevinMThomas Carpool  LIVE
PM  05.00 - Starrfish Ohmai  LIVE
PM  06.00 -  Mojopolis  LIVE
PM  07.00 - Tone Uriza  LIVE
PM  08.00 - VladVoivode Diavolo  LIVE
PM  09.00 - Veronica Weksler  LIVE
PM  10.00 - Ichie Kamachi  LIVE
PM  11.00 - LaidBack Celt  LIVE
PM  12.00 - Steveeolio  LIVE
AM  01.00 - Rara Destiny LIVE
AM  02.00 - Jana Kyomoon  LIVE
AM  03.00 - David Perdu  LIVE
AM  04:00 - Mimm Xue  LIVE

Information on ‘Feed a Smile’

All donations go directly Kenya to feed the children. Transfer fees are paid for by Live and Learn in Kenya and the Paypal account is registered to be paid directly into the Live and Learn in Kenya NGO account.

LLK is a member of Nonprofit Commons in SL:

SL contact: Brique Topaz

Additional Information:

Press Release: ‘Feed A Smile/Live And Learn in Kenya

(Registered Charities)

Duché de Coeur Music & Arts Festival

Just thought you might like something different in way of music - a bit artsy and traditional.

The July 30th Festival ~ Live Music & Art
Live music at the Duché de Coeur Music & Arts Festival:
11:00 AM Heath Elvehjem
12:00 PM Russell Eponym
1:00 PM    Ichie Kamachi
and more details at:

See the accompanying art gallery that opened yesterday, at:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quiet Day at BOSL Radio

Bel (Belinda Barnes) chilled with me during my BOSL radio show, Slow Bake, on Saturday (noon-1pm SLT).   Got a pic of her and CC (CottonCandy) Teardrop, the wonderful dj that follows me every week.   We broadcast live from the Renaissance Galleria when we are not live from a special event.   Catch you on the grid :).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

BOSL Happenings

Last few weeks, BOSL Radio has been broadcasting live at the Japan Relief Project Fundraiser.  Miss Virtual World Serene Faith was the lead organizer, and the event was a success with many vendor raffles for fashions from top designers and other specialty items.

Incredible bargains on lovely gowns, among the many fashions available, with proceeds going to the JRP fundraiser.   Fun times, and I won a lovely steampunkish design from the JRP sim.   Plus Editorial Clarity (4th photo) joined the BOSL Brown's Cheerleaders for a spectacular demonstration of his agility.   Definitely some good thoughts, love, and fun was in the air.

This week BOSL Radio is broadcasting live from the MENstuff Fashion Hunt for the fashion conscious men of Second Life. The hunt is on June 3rd - July 3rd.   This is a MAJOR HUNT!  There are 60 Welcome Gifts at the main teleport center.   Worth a visit, I think, if you are a guy - or maybe check it out for your guy friends, and tell them about it.   Come for the fun and the guys at our live broadcast all weekend (6/2-6/5) with DJS on hand for the entertainment.  The owner of Maverick - Ivy Maverick - is featured below.

See you there - Soni!

Friday, March 25, 2011

PAL Machinima Expo 2011 Press Release

Date: Saturday, March 26
Time: 2-6pm SLT/PST (22:00-01:00 CET)
Place: Giana Factory Stage, Pop Art Lab
Schedule here.

Pop Art Lab Machinima Expo 2011

The making of the official music video for Giana Factorys new single Pixelated Truth

2.00: Opening Introduction with Persia Bravin & Claus Uriza
2.15: Rhett Linden-Guest Speaker
2.30: Machinima Screenings
3.10: GIANA FACTORY interview
3.30: Announcement of winning entry plus guest speaker Toxic Menges
3.45: Chantal Harvey-Guest Speaker
4.00: After show party with guest DJ’s

Musicvideo Jury: Toxic Menges, Adam Heshemi, Rhett Linden
Live web broadcasted by Treet.TV at
Made in partnership with Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark and Treet.TV


Press Release!!!! Virtually Speaking

Sunday, March 27
7pm pacific/ 10pm eastern

Simulcast on BlogTalkRadio - Live and through Monday night:
Beginning Tuesday:
Subscribe via iTunes -

MSNBC science editor ALAN BOYLE and Space Studies Institute's ROCKET SELLERS visit with Caltech astrophysicist CURIOUS GEORGE aka GEORGE DJORGOVSKI. Possible topics range from black holes and dark energy to the use of Second Life for science, and the future of virtual worlds.
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A Caltech astrophysicist who focuses on galaxy formation and other cosmological subjects, George is a pioneer in the use of virtual worlds for scientific purposes, and is better-known in Second Life as "Curious George." Djorgovski is director of the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. "The #1 lesson I learned here [in Second Life] is that we are meant to interact in 3D, with each other, objects, information..."

As's science editor, ALAN BOYLE runs a virtual curiosity shop of the physical sciences and space exploration, paleontology, archaeology and other ologies that strike his fancy.

He is the author of "The Case for Pluto," a contributor to "A Field Guide for Science Writers," and the blogger behind Cosmic Log, the 2008 recipient of the National Academies Communication Award.

researches the potential of Second Life for communication, collaboration and outreach for the non-profit community concerned with space settlement and commercial space industrialization. Frontier Spaceport in Second Life is a joint project of Space Studies Institute and Space Frontier Foundation. and

Friday, March 18, 2011

Love Abounds for Japan

Fundraiser-for-Japan Relief, with donations of more than 150,000 Lindens at Romance Abounds/The Laundromat by midnight SLT Saturday. Just one of the many organizations helping to raise money in Second Life for RL Japan!!! The 12 hour event kept the club packed, with a variety of djs spinning tunes - one per hour. All proceeds go to the Red Cross. Be sure to donate at any one of these organizations, if you can.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 12 What's Up, Soni?!

SoWhat'sUp! Big Weekend on the Grid!

Relay for Life at the New BOSL Amphitheatre, at 10am SLT,

Fashion for Life follows the opening ceremonies. Nine sims for RFL. March 12-22,

This year’s theme will be “Beyond Black and White,” embodying the spirit of cancer survivors everywhere as they find hope rising out of the dark diagnosis of cancer. Spread over the sims will be over 200 stores with a hunt and gatcha areas, all with the goal of raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Fashion for Life will feature the best designers from around the globe. 100% of donated funds will go directly to the American Cancer Society.


The Return of the DynaFleur

Douglas Story & Desdemona Enfield
Dizzy Banjo - music and sound

After an absence of nearly 8 months, the popular and beloved DynaFleur immersive art installation has returned to Second Life. Spanning an entire sim high above StellaNova, the sim belonging to MICA (Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics,) DynaFleur is the kind of experience that truly is possible only in Second Life.
There will be a reception with the witty and charming artists on Saturday, March 12 at 12:30 pm SLT, followed by ballroom dancing between 1 and 2 pm with pianist/singer Zachh Cale. Please come help celebrate with us!

The DynaFleur has been augmented in this incarnation with new graphic and design elements, including a landscape composed of 25 interlocking sculpted megaprims, over which video rolls on a sim-wide scale.

Now open to the public, the piece may be visited in Second Life at the following location:

Other tidbits....

Steam Punk Hunt IV continues this weekend, and month

NAG Live music, Bara Jonson at noon, and MommaLuv Skytower at 1pm
Live Music, Bonaire67 (73, 68, 25)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Friday at Key West

Saturday - Cuba Rosa at Key West

I came across this at Key West, and thought you might be interested.

***Saturday March 12th, 12PM to 4PM SLT***

Cuba Rosa and Key West going just a few miles south to Havana for 4 hours of Latin loving fun.

Key West has prepared a special venue in the style of Cuba and its Capitol. Palms, Hacienda like things, rum drinks, bright and colorful. So get into your brightest clothing, or your nice dark Latin Lover suit, slick back your hair and get yourself there.

The DJ line up:

12-1230 DJ Eaton Wachter

1230-200 DJ Messalina Lavendel

200-400 DJ MoonMaiden 'Moonie' Horner

International Women's Day

Sunday, March 6th was International Women's Day at Minerva Pier. I caught some photos of singer/musician Gina Stella and classical violinist Isabel Jaworower near the end of day. Other performers included: Sonya Jevette Charisma (original blues), AMFORTE Clarity (singer/songwriter), and Prowess Rayna (original piano works & improvisations).

The program was sponsored by Department of Women's Studies, Ohio State University, and the America Association of University Women - and produced by Music Island Concerts.