Month: April 2019

News: Out of the Office / Alien: Night Shift

4.17.19 Hello everybody! It’s Wednesday and I just wanted to let you guys know that I will be out of the office for the whole week.  Shadow Spotlight, Where To, MidWk and Weekend Updates will return next week. In the meantime, take a look at the third Alien short film Night Shift. Enjoy the rest of your week, be blessed! To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. Written and directed by Aidan Brezonick, the synopsis for Night Shift reads: “When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker’s condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands.”   Featured image: unknown Advertisements

MidWeek Update: Coachella 2019 Guide

4.10.19 Hello, lovelies! Coachella is already here, well it will be tomorrow. April 12-14 + 19-21, 2019 are the dates. Here is sort of a guide of this yearly music event.   Credit source: Coachella LIMITED AMOUNT OF WEEKEND 2 PASSES RELEASED ON SALE NOW   WK 1 – JOIN WAITLIST PURCHASE WEEKEND 2 PASSES LEARN MORE ABOUT SUNDAY SERVICE      Artist Line Up Sales Wallows Little People Nina Kraviz Christine and The Queens Sheck Wes and many more…   EVERY ONE Persons of any gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, age or ability are welcome at Coachella. LEARN MORE   BUYING PASSES Everything you need to attend Coachella—wristbands, camping, premium options and more. Please review all info before you buy.  LEARN MORE   CAMPING Grab your sleeping bag and get ready for non-stop fun with overnight options that let you stay at Coachella all weekend long. LEARN MORE   HOTEL TRAVEL PACKAGES Leave the planning to VMT with a pre-bundled package that includes GA or VIP Passes, local resort accommodations, and …

Wknd Update: Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film: Specimen

4.6.19 Hello. A second short film for Alien 40th Anniversary is already here, called Specimen.  Directed by Kelsey Taylor, the synopsis for “Specimen” reads: “It’s the night shift in a colony greenhouse, and Julie, a botanist, does her best to contain suspicious soil samples that have triggered her sensitive lab dog. Despite her best efforts the lab unexpectedly goes into full shutdown and she is trapped inside. Little does she know, an alien specimen has escaped the mysterious cargo, and a game of cat and mouse ensues as the creature searches for a host.”   20th Fox has partnered with Tongal, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary with 5 short films, leading up to Alien Day on April 26. This one is just as good as the first. Just three more to go.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.      Featured image: Bloody Disgusting 

MidWk Update: Alien 40th Anniversary / ‘Alien Containment’

4.3.19 Hey again! The last post for today and I’m pretty excited about this one. May 25, 1979…a new sci-fi, horror film was released. Alien has been a favorite of mine for a long time and now it’s the film’s 40th Anniversary. IGN, the video game, and entertainment media site has something to share with us… Credit source: IGN Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film: “Containment” To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. Written and directed by Chris Reading, the synopsis for “Containment” reads: “Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected.”   This is just the first of six short films. Can’t wait to see the rest! What did you think of Containment? Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, …

Music Festival / April 2019

4.3.19 Good Morning creative peeps! Time to see what’s up with music festivals happening this month in April. Music Festival Wizard has not failed me yet with this information… Credit source: Music Festival Wizard’ PHOENIX LIGHTS 2019 PHOENIX, AZAPRIL 5-6, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         DREAMVILLE FESTIVAL 2019 RALEIGH, NCAPRIL 6, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         COUNTRY THUNDER ARIZONA 2019 FLORENCE, AZAPRIL 11-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 DALE, TXAPRIL 11-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 INDIO, CAAPRIL 12-21, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLAPRIL 12-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         LUCIDITY FESTIVAL 2019 SANTA BARBARA, CAAPRIL 12-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         HIGH WATER FEST 2019 NORTH CHARLESTON, SCAPRIL 13-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         BATON ROUGE BLUES FESTIVAL 2019 BATON ROGUE, LAAPRIL 13-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         SWEETWATER 420 FESTIVAL 2019 ATLANTA, GAAPRIL 19-21, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS     …

New Music / April 2019

4.2.19 Hello…our usual early post for new music is here. Metacritic has new music or album releases from these artists… Credit source: Metacritic 5 APRIL 2019 Bella Novela Incinerate   Bryce Dessner El Chan [Classical music album] Circa Waves What’s It Like Over There?   Don Felder American Rock ‘n’ Roll   Idlewild Interview Music   Ioanna Gika Thalassa   Jai Wolf The Cure To Loneliness   Khalid Free Spirit   Lee Fields & the Expressions It Rains Love   Molly Tuttle When You’re Ready   Periphery Periphery IV: Hail Stan   Priests The Seduction Of Kansas   PUP Morbid Stuff   Reba McEntire Stronger Than The Truth   Sara Bareilles Amidst The Chaos   Sego Sego Sucks   The Drums Brutalism   Weyes Blood Titanic Rising   12 APRIL 2019 Aaron Lewis State I’m In   Anderson .Paak Ventura   Bibio Ribbons   Broken Social Scene Let’s Try the After – Vol. 2   Bruce Hornsby Absolute Zero   BTS Map Of The Soul: Persona   Damien Jurado In The Shape Of A Storm …

Editor’s Note: April 2019

4.1.19 Vol. 7 / #4 Hello! We have left March and now April is here.  New things to cover this month like Idelwild, Kahlid, Anderson.Paak, Cage the Elephant, and more are releasing new albums this month, along with a slew of music festivals, including Coachella 2019. Lots of art workshops and retreats this year and some literature workshops, conferences too.  We are still in the state of Florida and the last pit stop for Where To is Orlando. I’m focusing on an actor or actress for Shadow Spotlight…someone who is making some people talk… For this month’s Creative Close-Up, I’m looking to put some great posts from other creative people.  I keep saying that I’m going to do a film review…but I’m doing some for real this time!  Later this month, I will start with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Alien. Yes since it’s film debut in May 1979, a lot is going on. 20th Century Fox, along with its partnership with Tongal, is releasing six Alien-universe-fan-made short films. All leading up to …