Oscar 2016 Winners

February 29 / 16 Hello….Good Morning! Most of you guys probably didn’t see the Oscars last night. I saw bits and pieces, but I did get to see who won Best Supporting Actor, Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, and so on. Here are the winners for the main awards….   BEST ACTOR – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (finally!) BEST ACTRESS – Brie Larson, Room BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl BEST DIRECTOR – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant BEST PICTURE – Spotlight   If you want … Continue reading Oscar 2016 Winners

Scene Weekend: Silver Scream Fest 2016

February 27 / 16 Good Evening friends….I found this festival last night and for those of you who are horror fans, this should be a treat. Read on….. (cred: Silver Scream Fest) SILVER SCREAM FEST 2016 March 4 – 6, 2016 Roxy 14 85 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95404 Welcome to the first annual awards-based competition calling for both films and comics! Famous Monsters has partnered with the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group to seek out the next generation of great genre filmmakers in order to share their creations with the world! Designed to discover new talent, unite the entertainment … Continue reading Scene Weekend: Silver Scream Fest 2016

Reflections: Keeping Black History Alive

February 26 / 16  Hello! February is winding down and it’s time to reflect. I’ve decided to this with poems. Poems always reflect what the poet is saying. They are writing from a place of experience, a place of pure emotions and letting the reader know their story. I think I’ve said this before, this generation and the next generation need to know what our ancestors went through for us. How we are able to vote, to speak, to get the best education, the jobs…..we have our ancestors to thank for that and I want future generations to see that … Continue reading Reflections: Keeping Black History Alive

Celebrating Black History Month / Music: A Look in the Present

February 22 / 16 Hello! We’re now into the final leg of celebrating Black History Month. We’re getting into Music, but I’m not looking to the past, I’m looking in the present, those that are getting our attention now. Here are a few that have already or about to break into the music scene….   Anderson Paak Janelle Monae Johnny Rain Lianne La Havas Kenzie May http://www.andersonpaak.com http://www.jmonae.com (site may be hacked…) odrepublic.com http://www.liannelahavas.com http://www.kenziemay.com You can find their music on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and other music stream services. I hope you enjoyed their music as much I did listen … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month / Music: A Look in the Present

Celebrating Black History / Literature: Toni Morrison

February 15 / 16 Hello….Monday is here, Shadowbox is continuing its celebration of Black History Month. Now we’re looking at literature and who better to represent than Toni Morrison.   Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford. According to an interview, She received the baptismal name of Antony, which became the basis for her nickname Toni, when she became a Catholic at age 12. Her best known novels are The Bluest Eyes (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved (1987) to name a few…. Commissioned to write the libretto for Margaret Garner, a new opera performed in 2005. Won the Pulitzer … Continue reading Celebrating Black History / Literature: Toni Morrison