Jae Sands @ Jae Sands' LaLuna
Grand Opening of Jae Sands' La Luna Dinner and Theater
As I mentioned in my blog post about Lady, yesterday marked the eagerly awaited Grand Opening of Jae Sands' LaLuna Dinner and Theater! This significant event has been a cherished aspiration of Jae's for a considerable period, as he has longed for a venue precisely like this to showcase his extraordinary performances.
Within the boundaries of the sim that now hosts LaLuna, there lies a remarkable history. It was originally owned by the beloved Sky Wildmist, a name that holds a special place in the hearts of many. Although her passing brings a touch of sadness, her legacy continues through Lady Queenbsxy. Jae will help carry forward the cherished memories of Sky Wildmist, honoring her with every note he sings.
As I arrived at LaLuna prior to the start of the performances, I was warmly greeted by Lady Queenbsxy and ͜͡ĄŁĄƝĄ. Cytraveler, the tech person, has done an exceptional job with the lighting, creating a mesmerizing ambiance. They all exude incredible friendliness, and
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LaLuna, a name that translates to "The Moon" in both Italian and Spanish, presents an extraordinary and enchanting experience. As you zoom out within the boundaries of LaLuna, you'll be amazed to find that the entire club is nestled within the captivating sphere of the moon. Casting your eyes skyward, you'll witness a mesmerizing sight as the celestial canopy gracefully rotates, unveiling a breathtaking display of shimmering stars. Undeniably, LaLuna stands as a truly remarkable and magical club.
The evening commenced with an exceptional performance by Lady Queenbsxy, and now we eagerly anticipate the upcoming act by none other than Jae Sands, the owner of LaLuna. As some of you may already know, I had the privilege of managing Jae for several years, and those moments hold a special place in my heart. I have countless fond memories of our time together. Wishing you the best of luck, Jae! Break a leg!
As many of you are aware, Jae is renowned for his incredible renditions of Sinatra's classics, which has become his signature style. While I've been informed that he has an exciting lineup of diverse shows planned for LaLuna in the future, for tonight and the upcoming weeks, he will be dedicating his performances to the timeless songs of Sinatra. This enduring tribute to Sinatra will always remain a cherished staple here at LaLuna.
Kicking off with a timeless Sinatra classic, we have "Let's Fly Away." This beloved song, written by Cole Porter in 1930, has stood the test of time, enchanting audiences with its enduring charm.
Up next, we have "My Kind of Town," a delightful song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Originally featured in the musical score of "Robin and the 7 Hoods," a 1964 film that showcased the talents of the iconic Rat Pack, of which Frank Sinatra was a notable member. This song captures the spirit of a beloved era and invites us to embrace the charm of a city that holds a special place in our hearts.
Jae seamlessly continues his Sinatra tribute with two more captivating songs. First, he treats us to "I Get a Kick Out of You" from the beloved musical "Anything Goes." The lively beat of this song never fails to bring joy and excitement. Then, he transitions into the poignant and soulful "Angel Eyes." The combination of these timeless classics showcases Jae's remarkable versatility and captures the essence of Sinatra's musical legacy.
Jae possesses an extraordinary ability to ignite the crowd! His vibrant personality is infectious, and he effortlessly stirs up the energy, inspiring people to hit the dance floor. His magnetic presence sets the room ablaze, creating an atmosphere that is filled with joy and enthusiasm. I have always loved this about Jae!
And now, Jae delivers another crowd-pleaser with "Summerwind." While this captivating song has been sung by various artists, it is most famously associated with the incomparable Frank Sinatra. Its melodic charm never fails to captivate the audience, and it's a personal favorite of mine. Following that, Jae seamlessly transitions into the enchanting "Witchcraft." With its alluring lyrics and unforgettable melody, it's a song that we all know and love. These two songs complement each other perfectly, creating a seamless and delightful musical experience. Both finger snapping songs!
One thing I have always loved about Jae is he recognizes his audience members and he interacts seamlessly with them.
Next up is a lovely slow song, "Let Me Try," setting a heartfelt and intimate atmosphere. Following that, Jae dedicates "The Way You Look Tonight" to all the beautiful ladies gracing us with their presence tonight. It's a touching gesture that acknowledges their elegance and radiance. Indeed, everyone looked absolutely stunning, adding an extra touch of glamour to this memorable evening. By the way, you men looked awesome too!
Let's take a moment to indulge in the timeless classic "Swinging on a Star." It's the perfect song to uplift our spirits and savor the remaining moments of this extraordinary night. So let's embrace the magic and sway to the enchanting rhythm.
Get ready for a real crowd-pleaser, folks! The next song holds a special place in my heart and I'm sure you'll love it too. It's none other than "Mack the Knife," a true classic. And here's the exciting part—Jae loves to perform the version that features the legendary Jimmy Buffett! This rendition always gets the crowd on their feet, snapping their fingers to the infectious beat. So get ready to join in the fun and let the energy of this exhilarating song fill the air!
Jae brings the Grand Opening of LaLuna to a captivating conclusion with two sensational performances. First up is "Love Me Tender," a heartfelt ballad that never fails to touch the soul. Jae's rendition adds an extra layer of warmth and tenderness to this timeless Elvis Presley classic. And to top it off, he delivers a scintillating rendition of "Fever," igniting the stage with his electrifying presence. These final songs leave us with a lasting impression and a desire for more incredible performances to come at LaLuna.
The Grand Opening was truly a splendid event! I had an absolutely delightful evening, thoroughly enjoying every moment. It was a well-deserved opportunity to spend quality time with my beloved Leon. The atmosphere, the performances, and the overall experience were simply unforgettable. It was a night to cherish, creating beautiful memories that will be treasured for years to come.
Thank you for your patience Leon! Leon also helped me with the photos in both these blogs tonight!
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