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    SL Contestants On World Stage


    Second Life Becomes World Stage in First Life


    V Starr Incorporated to the SL stage and the Real Life Air.



    met with Redd Jiagu, the owner of V Starr , recently and talked about a

    new event coming to SL. After Redd had heard so many horror stories

    about other talent contests, she took matters into her own hands.



    enlisted the talents of Attim Hokkigai to help build the islands of V

    Starr Inc. and the corporation's contest starting with 4 complete sims, a complete sim each dedicated to a mall, orientation, green room,

    and contest island conjoined together. These are the four foundation

    islands which will later have eight more complete sim islands conjoined

    for a total of 12 in all.


    This amazing project also boasts the

    largest suspension bridge built in SL spanning 3 sims in length and

    topping out at 90 meters with the walking platform topping 60 meters,

    which will be covered later in related stories. The monorail/maglev

    system will speed residents and contestants from one end of the sim (mall island) all

    the way to the other end of the four islands (event/contest center)

    alongside the walking path of the suspension bridge, bypassing all the

    foot traffic and getting you from your shopping to the contest in high

    class style, speed and efficiency.


    "The event center is a out

    door pavillian meets the sydney opera house theme" explains Redd,

    "I started it about 3 months ago. Nobody else would do it, so I put my

    money where my mouth is and did it."


    So what is this all about?

    "In association with the Leadership in Music Council, Purdue

    Univeristy and many others we are proud to be bringing the World Wide

    Talent Contest to Second Life. A One Year Contract with Graham

    Entertainment Nashville/ LA, $100,000.00 USD and a One Million Dollar

    Recording contract  to include classes, professonal photo shoots,

    management, production, studio time, product placement, radio teams and

    distribution for our Grand Prize Winner. "


    Redd's efforts have

    not gone unnoticed in building her company and the SL sims to house her

    company and the contest. She has garnered the attention of Purdue

    University and it is no shock that they are particpating in a case

    study and are working with V Starr Corp on the execution of key points of

    their business model in conjunction with the Economic Development

    Center, and Business Development Center.


    From the CEO of

    Advanced Content Services: ( Joint Venture Partnership) "This is quite

    an honor for the company's business model to be used in a case study

    for a prestigious Big Ten University such as Purdue. The case study

    will be a project for a select group in the MBA program and staff. In

    return for the project I am looking forward to having several minds

    working with me to create, optimize and implement the plan for this

    awesome opportunity. I am extremely honored to be able to work with Dr.



    V Starr has also started collaborating efforts

    with leaders in the music industry by participating in a case study for

    the music industry directly related to the internet audience and this

    contest. A Senior Executive with Echo Music related, "Our Leadership

    Music project isn't a secret. Share the word. We'll want to include you

    in our PR activities."


    It is as easy as going to the company

    web page to join the contest! The show will be entirely 100% produced

    in SL and post produced in RL for a one hour show broadcast world wide

    (32 countries) on network TV once a week.


    Redd says, "It is

    the first network TV show 100% SL content. This is about getting people

    noticed for their ability to sing, a fair contest about singing, not

    closed door meetings deciding who the winner should be this year."



    truly amazed me about Redd was her charisma and character, her drive

    and determination. In months of hard work, she has created a company,

    built the sims in SL and done all the footwork to put this show

    together. Redd Jiagu, former kindergarten school teacher, age.......23.


    With more on this story later,

    this is Rocket Flasheart, reporting for CNN from Second Life.

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