Yilix Nyn and Merrin Irelund 

Alurel is very pleased to welcome this wonderful couple to the forest. Love, Light and Blessings to you both! 

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Saintess Larnia is bringing [engrama] to The Tea Cozy at 1pm tomorrow (sept. 26 2010). They are a Spanish group based out of Buenous Ares. Though compaired to "White Stripes," they claim influances as diverse as Mogwai, Sonic Youth and The Residents. I have personally heard them play and I would recomend a listen.

Following them at 2 Saintess her self will be playing which will be quite a treat!

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The first of Alurel's Movie Days will be tomorrow (sept 26 2010). We will be showing Daybreakers, the 2009 vampire thriller.

Alurel's first movie day: September 26 starting at 4 am slt at the Story Pavilion located on the Loxingly Estate on the Eastern side of the North stream.

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*Please note that the usual day for movie day will be on Saturdays but this was postponed due to an sl glitch.*

Movie: Daybreakers
Release Date: 8 January 2010 (USA)
Runtime: 98 min

All show times are in sl time. Please notice there are 22 minutes between when the movie ends and when it begins. so if you arrive a few minutes late, you cn still hit play on your viewer and have time to view the entire movie.

The Show Times Are:
4:00am - 5:38am
6:00am - 7:38am
8:00am - 9:38am
10:00am - 11:38am
12:00pm - 1:38pm
2:00pm - 3:38pm
4:00pm - 5:38pm
6:00pm - 7:38pm
8:00pm - 9:38pm
10:00pm - 11:38pm

After this it get's hazy. Unless we can find someone who's time zones match  to start the showing, it's catch as catch can. The dvd will be placed beside the tv and all you must do is click it and click play from the drop down menu. If someone is already there watching, then you should be able to just click play on your own viewer and it will start to play for you since the movie is already in motion. It's when the movie has ended that it won't start from your viewer.

I apologize for the complication. I will install a new system as soon as I have exhausted the movies I have already paid for with this system.

Thank you for you patience.
Love and Light,
Aianna Oh
Lady of Alurel

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Emmaline Pizzaro

We have a new fea on our shores and are very glad for it. Welcome to Alurel and to the family Emmaline. Love, Light and Blessings to you!

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I'm rediculous excited about this. Its my favorate time of year, plus Lady Aianna and I have something in the works for you all. Just a reminder that today starts our Fall Photo Contest. Which I am also excited about. I can't wait to see some of the great pictures we get back from this. If you missed the first posting about this you can find it here.

Also do take note Lady Aianna will be changing the trees to fall colors 1-4 trees at a time each day on each parcel according to the size of the parcel and you have a full month to get your submissions in. So if you wish to wait until there are more fall colors about before you take your shots, that might be a wise idea.

Why not enjoy the new colors with a boat ride? Head over to the boat dock grab a little cruizer and enjoy a ride around our waterways. The rivers through to the lake in the middle are kept clear for boat traffic, so use it and enjoy! TP for boat dock here.

Merry Autumn all!

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On September 23 at 7 pm SLT, Heath Elvehjem, aka Heath Vercher, will be playing at the Alurel Performance Pavilion.

I have been very proud to call Heath Vercher a good friend of mine for a long time. In my experience He is one of the best new age piano composers I have had the pleasure of listening to both in rl and in sl.
You can hear a sampling of his music and buy his CDs at:

In his own words:
"Heartspark Music was founded on the principle that good music drives people’s lives. The project found its way into existence.

In 2006, when Heath Vercher’s first solo piano release, “Patch Work,” was released, he anticipated the eventual need to create an umbrella under which to release his original work, and with that, Heartspark Music was created.
Since the creation of the label, there have been five original music projects released, and a Christmas album in the winter of 2007. The music is from a combination of influences, including artists such as Yanni and Jim Brickman, coupled with the piano stylings of artists such as Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby, and Marc Cohn.

Music is meant to move people, and we hope that the music you find here at Heartspark Music will do just that. We invite you to listen, explore, and discover music that will touch you, inspire you, and move you to a higher place. Yours in Music, as in Life."

Alurel is very pleased he could play here at long long last. Welcome Heath!

When the concert is finished, feel free to wander around Alurel and see the sights. There are many parcels available for residency, but even if you just want to walk through the beauty of a our fantasy realm you are most welcome to. Any house that has an Alurel Information sign in front of it is empty and can be walked through. All other homes are lived in and may not be entered. All of the grounds are free to be explored. There is even a strange plant on the south side of the lake that when clicked, will rez a leaf that will carry you to the central Isle of Dreams (be sure to head the plant's warning and turn your world to midnight if it is not already dark before you reach the isle or the dreams may blind you).

Above all we wish you to come and dance and be merry. Dance to Heath's beautiful music then stroll through a fantasy land designed for your pleasure!

Love and Light,
Aianna Oh
Lady of Alurel

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Mercury and Caolite are coming back to The Tree Cozy tomorrow! If you missed the first one you have to make to this one. They are wonderful performers!

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Photos by alphaTest03 Yohkoh
If you have your own Alurel Photos, (either of the sim itself or of the family) send them to Alurel.kingdom@gmail.com or in a notecard to Aianna Oh or Cali Ciaco so we can share them.

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As mentioned, Fall is coming to Alurel, starting, September 22 you will begin to see the leaves of the trees change colors.
Then begins a photo contest for all who choose to enter, be they part of the family or not. There are prizes to be won!
Please read the contest rules below.

Love and Light
Aianna Oh
Lady of Alurel

Seasonal Photo Contest:  Alurel in Autumn
1 All photo submissions are welcomed; both professional and amateur.
2 The photos must be taken in Alurel.
3 Photos must be taken after the start date of the competition. (Sept 22)
4 Photos do not need to be spontaneous so feel free to pose and set up just the right shot.
5 Photos are not required to be fall themed, but that is preferred.
6 Photos can be edited if you so choose.
7 Acceptable photo ratios are 1:2, 1:1, 2:1
8 Photos will be submitted in several different categories with a winner in each category. These winners in addition to a prize will be able to move on to a second round of voting for a grand prize winner for all categories.
$L50 will be awarded to the top in each amateur category
$L100 will be awarded to the top in each professional category
$L1000 will be awarded for top overall
The categories are:
*Professional portrait shots (this includes any where the people in it are the main focus)
*Professional life shots (these are photos that capture general life on the sim and can be taken at events or just generally)
*Professional landscape shots (these are shots that focus on the Forest of Alurel and or the structures within it.)

*Amateur portrait shots (this includes any where the people in it are the main focus)
* Amateur life shots (these are photos that capture general life on the sim and can be taken at events or just generally)
* Amateur landscape shots (these are shots that focus on the Forest of Alurel and or the structures within it.)

9 You may only submit as either or professional or an amateur, not both.
You may submit one photo per category that you qualify for, up to three total.
Photos need to be submitted in world to Cali Ciaco. The Image needs to be named "APC: [category], [Your name]"
The Description should have the title of the photo, if none please say "untitled"
The contest submission begins Sept 22nd and will continue until Oct 24th.
No photos will be considered if they are received after the Oct 24th.
At which point all finalist will have their photos put on display in the Pavilion, and on our blog, and voting will take place for each category for one week, at the end of the week the winners for each catigory will be announced and voting for overall best will take place at the Fall Festival Ball on Oct 31st. The winner will have their photo displayed at the Story Pavilion and receive a $L prize.
$L50 will be awarded to the top in each amateur category
$L100 will be awarded to the top in each professional category
$L1000 will be awarded for top overall
Winner will be announced on Oct 31st at the Fall Festival Ball.

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Fall is coming to Alurel!

The first day of autumn is September 22. Keep your eyes peeled around Alurel, for the trees will begin to slowly take on their autumn finery. All of you fae tend your flowers carefully so that they last through the turning of the coming seasons!

Love and Light
Aianna Oh
Lady of Alurel

It is our sincerest hope that you enjoy our forest as the weather begins to cool and the breeze starts to pick up. Dress warmly, enjoy the leaves, and maybe spend an autumn evening by the fire or enjoying a cup of tea at The Tree Cozy.

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The Tree Cozy was host to its first live event. Caoilte was scheduled to play at 1pm but had some problems with his connection and as a result we were treated to the music of Mercury Madzuko and one song from Saintess Larnia herself until Caoilte was able to get on and set up. All of the performers were wonderful and diverse. Those in attendance, and there were quite a few, were treated to Lady Gaga acoustical mash up and traditional Irish folk.

Mercury, who came as a last minute stand in when Caoilte had trouble getting on, is a Alternative Acoustic Singer/Songwriter. Influenced by artists as varied as Jethro Tull, David Bowie, and The Cure he brought a comedic approach to his music. If you enjoy an open and playful performance with a tongue in cheek approach to music then you will really enjoy his work. You can see more about him and his upcoming shows on the web here. I am looking forward to hearing him play at The Tree Cozy again.

Caoilte did make it and had a wonderful show despite being a little late. If you like Irish Folk then you need to attend one of his performances. This is a man cloaked in Irish musical heritage and he wears it well. His mother, Irish by birth, was a pianist.... she was very good. Her brother, was choir director in Belfast for the 2nd largest Catholic Church. His Dad was a hillbilly cowboy from Missouri, a singer and guitarist. He’s parents met in Newcastle at a dance during WWII. Caoilte grew up in the Irish musical tradition performing from the age of 9 at Highland games and then later in life moving to perform at his local renaissance festival and in December of last year began to play in Second Life as well. His name (pronounced KOOL tcha) is the name of an old Irish hero who was a warrior and a poet. He is also known for his speed as a runner and as the legends go lived to 400 years old so that he could meet St. Patrick.

His music was wonderful it hit the heart of what Irish music is touching on the story pieces and the love songs, the poignant and the laugh out loud funny pub songs, as well as old songs and some newer ones. And each was wonderfully done. I am very much looking forward to his next performance.

I am sure I speak for all who came when I say that both were wonderful and enjoyable and much fun was had by all.

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Event: Caoilte Skytower; performing Irish Folk, 9/14/10 1pm SL time at The Tree Cozy (Landmark here)

Alurel is happy to Welcome Saintess Larnia and her Tavern The Tree Cozy to our sim. As the name implies The Tree Cozy is a beautiful and comfortable place. Think Elven, meets coffee shop, meets tea room. The setting is perfect for a relaxing afternoon listening to acoustic music or just chatting with some friends.

Saintess has made the best possible use of the space with full landscaping, roof top seating and even an extra gazebo for when the white washed deck gets a little to full of dancers. She has also taken full advantage of the lovely view the location affords and the place is simple wonderful to be in.
Just a lovely as the setting is the owner herself. In the time I spoke to her for this interview I was made to feel very welcomed and we got along as though we had know each other much longer than the few moments before hand when I asked if I could talk to her about a blog spot.
She is a British singer musician. Citing Pink Floyd, U2, Cream Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Eva Cassidy, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, Clapton Crowded House, Serena Ryder, Florence and the Machine, K T Tunstall, and Guns N Roses in her influences she says she hopes to hold live musical performances of both her own music and friends in the tavern though keeping the styles more suited to the feel leaning toward acoustic and beautiful sounds.

She is available to play elsewhere though and suggests you contact Lingual Markus or Jenna Dirval for booking. (Her Calender can be found here)

She was drawn to Alurel because she wanted a quiet and friendly place, a relaxing place to live and invite friends.
She is kicking of the music at The Tree Cozy with the Irish Folk music of Caoilte Skytower.
He will be performing at 1pm SL time on the 14th day of September, 2010. You are invited to come and enjoy the music.

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