Thursday, 27 June 2013

Closed for Summer

As all of our staff is on annual leave, there won't be any events until 22.07.

Tempelhof Management (sitting on packed bags)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Body Found in Sewers?

Body wrapped in sack?
Tempelhof in Sl has been given a photo that appears to be of a body wrapped in a burlap sack. We have been informed that the photo was taken in the Sewers of Tempelhof.
Tempelhof in SL have asked the authorities to comment, but so far they refuse to confirm or deny whether this is indeed a bod or not.  
If you have any information about this story please contact the editor.
Body in Sewers

This Week's Event

Liebe Tempelhofers,

it's holiday time, and so we have just one event, scheduled for this week:

Tue, 25.06. - 01:00 pm SLT - PhoenixJ plays and sings live.

Hope to see you around.
Tempelhof Stab

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Clyde Barrow Perfoms at Tempelhof accompanied by MissUnderstood Lighthouse

Clyde Barrow @ Tempelhof

Clyde Barrow returned to the Tempelhof Theatre this evening to do a show without his usual dancers.  This evening he was accompanied on various instruments by one of the Tempelhof Girls MissUnderstood Lighthouse. 

Clyde's songs this evening were with only one exception dedicated to Tempelhof and its staff and residents.

Clyde a regular performer at Tempelhof has a devoted following and he always puts on a good show.  Clyde is most famous for his Sinatra songs and other Rat Pack classics, but he also performs songs made famous by The Doors, The Kinks and Dire Straits.

Clyde Barrow & MissUnderstood Lighthouse

Animated Tempelhof

Time Lapse of Tempelhof

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Live Free with Hogan Baily - or Die!

Hogan Baily and Hogan's Hi-Steppers
Hogan Baily took the Tempelhof Theatre by storm accompanied by his Hi-Steppers! Hogan entertained the customers with a range of music including songs originally by Van Morrison, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Bruce Springsteen and many more.

As always Hogan wowed his audience with his energetic performance and lovely dancers.

50% Extrea Value at Burlesque in Tempelhof

Our regular burlesque performers Jasmine and Jini were joined by a new dancer Rhys at todays Burlesque.

The extra performer made the act 50% more exciting said one customer straining to hide his "excitement."  This reporter said that she would take his word for it.

Monday, 17 June 2013

This week's events

Guten Tag Tempelhofers,

we'll be hosting three events this week:

Tue, 18.06. 01:15pm SLT: Burlesque-show with Yasmine and Jini.
Tue, 18.06. 02:00pm SLT: Hogan Baily sings live.

Wed, 19.06. 01:00pm SLT: Clyde Barrow sings live.

Hope to see you all.
Tempelhof Stab

Sunday, 16 June 2013

More Missing Emilie Paintings Found

 Last night 6 more paintings by Emilie that had been stolen from the Kommandantur  were found. 

Paintings by trawler
 These paintings were found in the open at the harbour front, near a fishing trawler that had arrived earlier that day. 

It is unknown at this time whether the trawler arriving that day was linked or is purely coincidental.

The paintings in question were not protected from the elements and experts say that is very fortunate that the weather was good last night as the paintings could have been easily ruined by rain or salt water from the waves. 

Missing portraits by Emilie
The paintings have been identified as portraits by Emilie.  So far the recovered paintings recovered were mostly of the Tempelhof area, with the notable exception of the previously unknown nude that was donated to the museum.  As Emilie was famous for her paintings of the locals this recovery is considered quite important.

The authorities have said that they are happy for the Emilie Museum to hold and display the paintings until the rightful owners are identified. 

Tempelhof in SL views these paintings of great cultural significance to the island and encourage resident and visitors to go to the Emilie museum to see them.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Emilie Museum to Open

Emilie Museum
An anonymous benefactor  has acquired the house that local artist Emilie used to live in and has donated it to Tempelhof along with his own 2 pieces of work by Emilie to the people of Tempelhof.  The museum will be operated as a trust for the benefit of the public.    The 2 pieces donated have never been seen before as they were private commissions as well as Emilie's sketchbook.  As the benefactor of these pieces is anonymous there is quite a lot of interest in the art world about the exhibition of these paintings.
After being informed of the opening of the Museum Tempelhof in SL has put pressure on the local authorities to allow the display of the four Emilie paintings that have so far been recovered from the collection that was stolen. We are proud to announce that these paintings will also be displayed in the Emilie Museum until such time as the rightful owners are identified and the items are claimed, and that all further pieces that are recovered will also be displayed at the Museum.
The Emilie museum will be open to the public at no charge however donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the museum.
The Emilie Museum is actually privately rented from Tempelhof, it is done so to add to the atmosphere for the  benefit of residents and visitors to Tempelhof.  
While the museum is not run by Tempelhof itself, all donations collected from tip jars will go straight into Tempelhof's accounts for the upkeep of the entire sim. Tempelhof is a spectacularly unique location in SL that should be supported.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

New reoccuring Event!

Dear Tempelhofers,

the theatre-management is proud to announce that we could win our-long-term resident
Clyde Barrow to sing for us every other wednesday.

This man truely is the last living Saloon singer, in this world and in any other, and his shows are famous all over the grid and in RL.
Please check the Events Calendar for details.
Tempelhof Stab

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Phoenix J in Tempelhof 11/06/13

Phoenix J, one of Tempelhof's regular performers again thrilled her audience.  Phoenix plays every other Tuesday right here, so if you missed her please come and see her at her next show at 1pm SLT on 25th June 2013 at the Tempelhof Theatre.

Phoenix has a huge repertoire of music ranging from the truly ancient to very modern, accompanying herself on piano and guitar.


Topless Surfing in Tempelhof 11/06/13

Tempelhof is famous for it's choppy seas, is this what attracted surfer babes Yasmine and Jini to do their surfing themed Burlesque here?

Whether that is the case or not they certainly thrilled the crowds again with their skimpy outfits and flirtatious nature.

Yasmine and Jeni always put on a great show that gets the audience going, today possibly more noticeably than usual.

I overheard one gentleman in  in the audience saying it reminded him of the Meat Loaf lyric "Surfs up and so am I!" (video for song at bottom or article for reference) - I decided not to check too carefully for the accuracy of the statement.


Monday, 10 June 2013

This week's events

Dear Tempelhofers,

as usual, we'll be hosting some musical events, this week:

Mon. 10.06. - 01:00 SLT - Pippa Exonar sings live.

Tue. 11.06. - 01:00 SLT - PhoenixJ Plays piano and sings live.

Wed. 12.06. - 02:00 SLT -  Ian Bleac "The Godfather of Swing" sings live.

Thu. 13.06. - 01:00 SLT - DJ Otawan Fouquet spins classic tunes.

Have loads of fun with this week's shows... see you all in the theatre.
Viele Grüße
Tempelhof Stab

Friday, 7 June 2013

Emilie Paintings Found! - Updated for accuracy

Some of the missing paintings by Emilie have been found by authorities in the back room of  Hafenmeister, located next to the Unsink  Bar on the harbourfront.

The paintings were found by a structural engineer who was examining the building to see if it could be brought back into use.

Hafenmeister (Harbour Master's Office)
The Hafenmeister building has been abandoned since there was an unexplained grenade accident there which took the Harbour Master's life. When asked about the paintings being  in the back room the Engineer said "I have no idea what these paintings are doing there, obviously no one should be using the building at all at present.  There is a sewer entrance in that room and I believe the paintings may have been put into the room from there, which would explain how someone got into the building without being noticed walking with a number of large paintings along the sea front."

As of yet authorities have not been able to establish why these paintings were there or who may have taken them in the first place. 

Evidence of sewer access
Upon investigation it does indeed appear that there is sewer access to this room.

It must be noted that only four of the missing paintings have been found and this represents only a very small portion of the missing collection.

The authorities say that they will be ceasing  the paintings as evidence and cannot determine if or when they will be returned to the Kommandantur for display with the rest of the currently unclaimed artwork displayed there.

Fortunately prior to the paintings being confiscated we were able to take these photos of them.

Tempelhof Coast
The Lighthouse

The Girl in the World


Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Yasmine & Jini again thrilled Tempelhof Theatre goers with another unique and risqué show of theirs. Today they did a Mod themed burlesque  that I like to call:

"Lambrettas and Booty" -  something that I personally had never experienced before. 

Yamsine and Jini came down off stage onto the theatre floor thrilling the audience. (Probably in more ways than one.)

Due to illness a previously scheduled act had to be cancelled, so Yasmine & Jini kindly did an encore performance to the delight of the audience.

Today's events

We have two shows today:

01:15 pm SLT - Burlesque with Yasmine and Jini.

02:00 pm SLT - Hogan Baily sings live.

Hope to see you around
The Staff

Monday, 3 June 2013

British Conuslate Office?

Controversial dancer and journalist MissUnderstood Lighthouse has opened what is described as an "Unofficial British Consulate Office" in Tempelhof.  Considering the current hostilities between our countries,  this could be viewed to be in incredibly bad taste. The office is located at the Old Water Tower where Miss Lighthouse had already come under criticism for her flying a Union Flag.
Tempelhof in SL queried the British born Miss Lighthouse about her decision to open this office and she said that she had several reasons for opening the "office." She stated that while the residents of Tempelhof are lovely people and had made her and other "misplaced allies" as at home as possible under the circumstances in Tempelhof, there was a feeling among many of these people that they needed a form of support group and a place to meet and that this was a "tongue in cheek" way of doing it.  She went on to say that the fact she called the place a "Consulate Office" showed that she did not have any animosity to the people of Tempelhof itself.  Lastly she said "In Britain it is believed that Germans have no sense of humour, I figure this kind of put this theory to the test, if they do (as I believe) actually have a sense of humour then they should get a bit of an ironic laugh out of this... if not I'll end up in front of the firing squad and the stereotype will be proved true."

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Disapearence of Paintings - Updated for accuracy

Selection of paintings at Kommandantur
It has come to the attention of Tempelhof in SL that all of the paintings by beloved local artist Emilie have disappeared from The Kommandantur since we told her story and gave you a free copy of the song about her in our 20 May edition "The Legend of Emilie." 

Prior to the war the Kommandantur was a Casino, which was taken over to use as a command post by the Nazis at the beginning of the war. Following the Nazis departure a large stash of artwork was found by the local residents, so of the art is local, others are famous pieces from across Europe. The locals decided to display the art in a public place both out of respect of the art and to make the place look prettier until the pieces can restored to their rightful owners. Because of this the Kommandantur currently houses most of the fine art in Tempelhof and so the disappearance of these locally cherished pieces of work will cause great distress to the local residents.

Ironically it has been suggested that the owner of the largest collection of Emilie paintings was in fact the Casino, and so it is quite possible that the items that have been stolen were the only art work that truly belonged in the building to start with.

It has been speculated that the paintings may have been stolen as a result of the attention that Tempelhof in SL had brought to them by linking the song Emilie to the specific artist that inspired it, and that the firm link may lead to an increase in the paintings value.

There has been no official comment regarding the disappearance of these paintings of the Tempelhof area and its residents and this is further fuelling speculation into what has happened. 

Tempelhof in SL calls for a public enquiry into the disappearance of these most beloved art works and asks that anyone who has any knowledge of what has happened to them to assist in finding them so that they can be returned to their rightful place here.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Union Flag Over Tempelhof?

Union Flag over old water tower
For the past week a Union Flag*  has been spotted on top of the Old Water Tower in Tempelhof.  This is the residence of dancer and reporter MissUnderstood Lighthouse who is a British Citizen.

The appearance of this flag has naturally caused anger among certain residents considering the current state of hostilities with Britain.

When asked about the flag Miss Lighthouse did not deny that she has a certain amount of national pride but explained that she had put up the flag in an attempt to reduce the further destruction to Tempelhof by the allies.  She pointed out that the British are incredibly patriotic and that no true blooded Briton would attack in an area where the Union Flag is flying.

If there is any truth in this theory then "Tempelhof in SL" will be among the most likely to benefit as the Old Water Tower is located right next door to our offices.

* The Union Flag is more commonly known as the Union Jack and also as the British Flag.  It has been referred to as the Union Flag here as many believe it should only be referred to as the Union Jack when it is flown from the bows of a warship, while this is considered untrue by experts we have used the term Union Flag (which is definitely right) to avoid such debate.