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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Talk! with Marie Presents Musician-Songwriter @JamesOlmos

Songwriter-Photographer James Olmos joins Marie on the show to share his inspirations, music and photography. James performs monthly at Gallery Rouge to a packed house.  Make sure to check out his website for shows.

About James Olmos
Songwriter & Photographer finds creative outlets through life's moments. His inspiration and muse, along with his medium often changes as he discovers and crosses new paths. His social network posts range from songs he's written, photographs captured and blog ramblings about his philosophical thoughts and life's moments. He also enjoys a healthful lifestyle and passionate about obstacle course racing (OCR), mud runs, trail runs and the all-out, kick ass times while breathing, living and journeying through life's moments.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Talk! with Marie Presents Gentle Heron, Virtual Ability & International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference in Second Life

Marie interviews Gentle Heron of Virtual Ability in Second Life. Virtual Ability, Inc. is a non-profit based in Colorado. Its mission is to enable people with a wide range of disabilities by providing a supporting environment for them to enter and thrive in online virtual worlds like Second Life.  November 13-14 is the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference. The theme is: It’s All About the People. Listen in to learn more about Gentle's work, Virtual Ability, Inc and the upcoming conference. Make sure to check out Virtual Ability's page.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Talk with Marie Presents Be The Match & Live Music Concert in Second Life

Marie interviews Be The Match event organizers, Brianna Beresford and Katsii Tennen about the mission of the organization, how to get involved and upcoming fundraiser on Saturday, October 17 from 12:00p-6pm slt. If you are in Second Life, make sure to join us to support this life saving organization.

 About Be The Match
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match ® , operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ®  (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant. Check out the Be The Match website for ways to get involved today:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Talk with Marie Presents Microfiction Writer John Paul Mahofski, James Olmos & Live Music on Concert Window & in Second Life

Today's guest on Talk! with Marie is microfiction writer John Paul Mahofski. He re-launched his blog, mircrofiction and more to share more stories with his fans. Listen in to hear some of his recent short stories. We discuss our admiration of authors Lydia Davis (recent Can't and Won't) and Douglas Kennedy.John Paul recently read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The song of the day is Silent I Fall by James Olmos. Right after the show, I'm heading to The Refuge in Second Life to hear Tukso Okey performs live at 4pm slt. 
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Talk with Marie Presents Writer Bonchance Longfall

On today's show, Marie interviews Bonchance Longfall from Second Life. He shares some of his poetry and Cheritas live. Lindsey Sterling is the featured musician. 
About Lindsey Sterling 
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over 675 million views on YouTube, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide.
Lindsey’s self-titled debut album featured twelve original tracks; including the viral smash “Crystallize,” which has racked up over 97 million YouTube views. The album has sold over 350,000 copies in the US without the backing of a major label, and has gone platinum in Germany and gold in Poland and Switzerland. The album reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart and the Billboard Classical Album Chart and also peaked at #22 on the Billboard Top 200.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

TALK! with Marie Presents Gina Singer/Songwriter Chavez 2015 Austin Musician of the Year

Today's show features Musician Gina Chavez. Marie also shares books she's reading this week: The Myth of You & Me by Leah Stewart and Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Stay connected on twitter!
Gina Chavez is a bilingual Latin-folk singer/songwriter who blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. Her latest independent release, Up.Rooted, is a passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk combined with dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary.
An eight-time Austin Music Award winner, Chavez and her band swept the 2015 awards, winning Musician of the YearAlbum of the Year (Up.Rooted), Song of the Year (“Siete-D”), Best Latin Band, and the Esme Barrera Award for Music Activism and Education, while placing in six other categories.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Hotel Diaries of Lola Reading, SLB12 & Live Music Events in Second Life

It's officially the first day of summer! Whoo! I'm beyond excited for some sunshine after a nasty winter. In celebration of summer, and the launch of ReadFest, I have a chance to read loads of Lola stories on Book Island. But First, we will have live entertainment from MrMulti and Meetu-Hannu Writer, two musicians who perform originals, covers and harmonies.
On Sunday, June 21, I will host the weekly open mic poetry, 11am slt at SpeakEasy & Gallery Rouge. Then at noon slt, I'll welcome back Musician James Olmos to the stage for his heart-felt original songs and covers. This is my kind of weekend, filled with music, spoken words and friends.

In addition to poetry, stories and music, Second Life is also celebrating its 12th anniversary this month. If you're a resident in Second Life, join us! This is the perfect time to discover virtual worlds while we have so much festivities going on.