Shadow Spotlight: Marsai Martin

1.14.19 Hello creative peeps, Monday has come upon us. I almost couldn’t figure out what to do with Shadow Spotlight and then it hit me. Ms. Marsai Martin is in the spotlight and there is a valid reason. She’s only been in the world of LaLa Land for a minute, but she’s been making some big waves. Case in point…For the past few days, I caught a new trailer for a film titled Little. It stars Regina Hall, as Jordan Sanders, Issa Rae as April, and Martin as a young Jordan Sanders.  As I watched the trailer Martin pretty much … Continue reading Shadow Spotlight: Marsai Martin

Music Focus: Alice Merton

1.11.19 I’ve been cooking some new things to add to the blog site and this is one of them. Music Focus. Every second Friday, Shadowboxerinc is putting the spotlight on past, present, and future music’s artists and/or groups. January’s music focus is on Alice Merton. Growing up around the world, singer/songwriter Alice Merton was as influenced by other cultures as by transience itself. Born in Frankfurt and raised in Canada and England, Merton‘s absorption of different styles and sounds helped craft the worldly progressive pop leanings on her debut, which came out in 2017. As a child, she learned classical piano and singing … Continue reading Music Focus: Alice Merton


1.9.19 Hey again! Someone tipped me about this event coming up and it starts in several days. Again, I received this information late, but for those living in Jackson Mississippi and you want to do something fun, this event might be for you. Credit source: Jackson Indie Music Week 2019   JANUARY 13-20, 2019 | JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI   Jackson Indie Music Week is a celebration of Central Mississippi’s independent music scene. It is a week-long series of concerts, showcases, panels, and parties, spotlighting creatives from ALL genres including Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, and Independent Film & Video. Jackson … Continue reading MidWeek Update: JACKSON INDIE MUSIC WEEK

Golden Globe 2019 Winners

1.7.19 Hello all! Awards season is starting early this year. I was surprised that the Golden Globes was announced to air on the first Sunday of 2019. I didn’t get to see it, but I was on top of who won and here is the full list of those who won last night. Congrats to all the winners! Credit source: Vox Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America Jim Carrey, Kidding Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method **WINNER** Donald Glover, Atlanta Bill Hader, Barry   Best Motion Picture — Animated Incredibles 2 Isle of … Continue reading Golden Globe 2019 Winners

New Music Releases: January 2019

1.2.19 Hello and Good Morning! First Wednesday of the year and new releases in music, courtesy of Metacritic… Credit source: Metacritic 11 JANUARY 2019 Jacob Banks Village   Randy Houser Magnolia   Rob Baird After All   Soilwork Verkligheten   You Tell Me You Tell Me [Field Music’s Peter Brewis & Sarah Hayes of Admiral Fallow] 18 JANUARY 2019 Aesop Rock and Tobacco Malibu Ken   Alice Merton Mint   Cody Johnson Ain’t Nothin’ To It   Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?   Guster Look Alive   Joe Jackson Fool   Juliana Hatfield Weird   Lost Under Heaven Love … Continue reading New Music Releases: January 2019