Author: L. Richelle Murry

Wknd Updates: PHOTOPLUS 2019 & Emerging Photographers

6.15.19 Ahh, the weekend has arrived. Time to recharge our batteries from the last five days and look into some upcoming events. Like PHOTOPLUS and Emerging Photographers. First, PHOTOPLUS. What is Photoplus? Read below and you’ll know… Credit source: PHOTOPLUS PHOTOPLUS was founded in 1983 and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America. The show features over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest equipment, products, and services for you to touch, try, and compare. EXPO HOURS:Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 – 10am-5pmFriday, Oct. 25, 2019 – 10am-5pmSaturday, Oct. 26, 2019 – 10am-4pm A Show That Brings the Photography Community Together Professional, amateur and emerging photographers, enthusiasts, cinematographers, students and educators from around the world attend PHOTOPLUS, which is held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This is the must-attend event of the year—join the entire photography and videography community at PHOTOPLUS 2019, October 24–26 at the Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. Show Policy: Each year people from over 70 countries register to attend PHOTOPLUS. …

MidWeek Updates: Gaming Events 2019

6.12.19 Another midweek update, this time games. Festivals, conferences, and other events for the upcoming months across the globe, courtesy of gamesindustry.biz.  Credit source: gamesindustry.biz JULY 2019 GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop: Brighton The annual GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop: Brighton is back. To take part in the tournament and guarantee one of 60 places, games industry players need to register their £50 donation/buy-in and name on our dedicated Justgiving Page. The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit with a £50 donation/buy-in. Re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. There won’t be cash prizes available, however, a number of other exciting prizes will be announced. As always, all levels of players are welcome!  9th July 2019  Brighton Hilton Metropole https://justgiving.com/fundraising/gamesaidpokeratdevelop2019 Develop: Brighton Develop: Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies – since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network …

MidWeek Updates: Literature Conferences…

6.12.19 Morning! I have two literary conferences that need some attention. First, it’s the Romance Writers of America RWA2019 Conference. Here are the details… Credit source: RWA Conference   Join Romance Writers of America for RWA2019 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, July 24–27, 2019. At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate: education and information, networking with fellow writers, interaction with editors, agents, publishers, vendors, retailers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.   Romance Writers of America RWA2019 Conference Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements their main income.   RWA is: a non-profit association of 9,000+ members based in Houston, Texas dedicated to advancing the interests of career-focused romance writers home …

Film Review: X-Men Dark Phoenix

6.10.19 Hello again…got a film review for you courtesy of Mr. H Reviews and boy does he have a lot to say on this film here, X-Men Dark Phoenix. As for me, I think I’ve seen enough X-Men films to know that they might as well hang it up. HANG.IT.UP! Unless Disney takes it and makes it better, which I doubt, just hang it up. I knew this one wasn’t up to good standards. Here is Mr. H’s take on Dark Pheonix…oh Spoiler Warnings. For those who haven’t seen it, don’t look at the rest of the film review video.  If you enjoyed this review like I did, please follow him on his YouTube channel Mr. H Reviews. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.   Featured image: Digital Spy

Tony Awards 2019 Winners

6.10.19 Hello and Good Afternoon! I decided to add some theater, starting with the 73rd Tony Awards which aired on CBS. Here is the list of winners for this year’s awards… Credit source: Tony Awards BEST PLAY The Ferryman Author Jez Butterworth ABOUT THE SHOW  BEST MUSICAL Hadestown ABOUT THE SHOW BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL Tootsie   Robert Horn ABOUT THE SHOW BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE Hadestown Music & Lyrics Anaïs Mitchell ABOUT THE SHOW  BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY The Boys in the Band Author Mart Crowley ABOUT THE SHOW BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! ABOUT THE SHOW BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY Bryan Cranston For Network ABOUT THE SHOW BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY Elaine May For The Waverly Gallery ABOUT THE SHOW BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL Santino Fontana For Tootsie ABOUT THE SHOW BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN …

MidWeek Update: An Art Fair & Comic-Con

6.5.19 Hello all! First Wednesday of June and I have two things go along to you. First off, Portal: Governors Island, formerly Governor’s Island Art Fair and then Comic-Con International San Diego… Credit source: Governors Island Fair & Comic-Con For those living in NYC or visiting, here are a few facts about this annual event. FAQs – Portal: GI 2019› Portal: Governors Islandformerly known as Governors Island Art Fair The 11th Annual Art Fair on Governors Island Organized by the Nonprofit 4heads, Inc. On Saturday, August 31, 2019, 4heads will open Portal: Governors Island (formerly known as Governors Island Art Fair), featuring a diverse range of artists from across the U.S. and abroad. Installations, which span the spectrum of artistic genre and media, will be presented across eight of the historic homes on Colonels Row, with each artist installing in an individual room or connective space. Now in its 12th year, Portal: GI heralds the start of the fall visual arts season in New York, with a spirited atmosphere that encourages conversation between artists and visitors and challenges the established fair …

Music Festivals / June 2019

6.3.19 Music festivals coming to you in June, courtesy of Music Festival Wizard.  Credit source: Music Festival Wizard ROOTS PICNIC 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PAJUNE 1, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS     HOT 97 SUMMER JAM 2019 EAST RUTHERFORD, NJJUNE 2, 2019     CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 MYRTLE BEACH, SCJUNE 6-9, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS     CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 NASHVILLE, TNJUNE 6-9, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS     DISC JAM 2019 STEPHENTOWN, NYJUNE 6-9, 2019     NELSONVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 NELSONVILLE, OHJUNE 6-9, 2019     CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2019 CHICAGO, ILJUNE 7-9, 2019     HUICHICA FESTIVAL 2019 SONOMA, CAJUNE 7-8, 2019     SPRING AWAKENING 2019 HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILJUNE 7-9, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS     TASTE OF COUNTRY 2019 HUNTER MOUNTAIN, NYJUNE 7-9, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS     LAURELIVE 2019 RUSSEL TOWNSHIP, OHJUNE 8-9, 2019     BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 MANCHESTER, TNJUNE 13-16, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS     MOUNTAIN JAM 2019 BETHEL NYJUNE 13-16, 2019     BLUE OX MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 EAU CLAIRE, WIJUNE 13-15, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS     COUNTRY …

New Music / June 2019

6.3.19 New music…album releases for June 2019, courtesy of Metacritic.  Credit source: Metacritic 6 JUNE 2019 Avicii Tim [Posthumous album] 7 JUNE 2019 Aurora A Different Kind Of Human   Cave In Final Transmission   Dinosaur Pile-Up Celebrity Mansions   Dylan LeBlanc Renegade   Froth Duress   Gloria Gaynor Testimony   Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins   Keel Her With Kindness   Kevin Richard Martin Sirens [Solo release for The Bug] Lust for Youth Lust for Youth   Mark Mulcahy The Gus   Neil Young TUSCALOOSA [Live 1973 concert] Palehound Black Friday   Pelican Nighttime Stories   Perry Farrell Kind Heaven   Peter Frampton All Blues [Covers album] Peter Perrett Humanworld   Pixx Small Mercies   Plague Vendor By Night   Plaid Polymer   Santana Africa Speak   Silversun Pickups Widow’s Weeds   The Divine Comedy Office Politics   Tim Heidecker What The Brokenhearted Do…   Younghusband Swimmers   ​Yeasayer Erotic Reruns   14 JUNE 2019 Bad Books III   Baroness Gold & Grey   Bastille Doom Days   Bill Callahan Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest …