Author: L. Richelle Murry

Shadowboxerinc’s Best Top Five Songs 2018

12.12.18 Hump Day Wednesday…Continuing with my pick with the Best of Music 2018. Now I’m choosing the top five songs. Here is my pick of songs that have become favorites…   Ape Shit – The Carters  Extraordinary Rendition – Sons of An Illustrious Father  I’ll Never Know – Exitmusic  Tenderness – Laura Gibson  The Wave – Lion Babe (feat. Leikeli47)    I hope you like these songs as much as I do. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!   Featured image source: Man of the Hour Advertisements

MidWeek Update: Calling All Artists!

12.12.18 Hello Hump Day Wednesday! Calling all artists…courtesy of Art Show, found some exhibitions or contests to get your creativity running. Deadlines ending throughout the month of January 2019.  Credit source: Art Show FrontierSpace 2019 Call for Exhibition Proposals FrontierSpace in Missoula, MT seeks solo, two-person and group exhibition proposals in any medium. FrontierSpace strives to connect new creative and critical thinkers from outside, as well as from within the regional community to enrich artistic dialogue. We strive to provide opportunities for new work to be exposed to Montana while also fostering possibilities for Montana to interact with a broader artistic community. It is our intention to consistently look towards possibilities, welcome ideas, and expand the artistic horizon. $10 submission fee. Deadline: January 1, 2019. More info. Contact: email     2nd Annual Women Artists’ Art Competition Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with the 2nd Annual Women Artists online art competition, January 15 – April 14, 2019. Best in Show winners invited to the 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs. Top 5 winners invited to …

Best of…Music 2018

12.10.18 Hello everyone. A new week and I’m compiling a list of Best of 2018 in art, photography, film, etc. Today I’m looking at the best in music of 2018. Lots of great albums, songs that imprinted into your brain, you know the type that stays in your head for a long period of time. I’ve been influenced by Instagram, Tumblr, and other internet platforms, including Apple and Spotify. Here is a list of artists and groups that really stood out for me this year…   Low Leaf  Moses Sumney Cardi B.  Sons Of An Illustrious Father  Kendrick Lamar  Exitmusic  Alessia Cara  Laura Gibson  A Perfect Circle  Makeness  That is my pick for 2018. Check them out!   Featured image source: Saint Heron

Wknd Update: AWP Conference 2019 Update & Other Stuff

12.8.18 Hello…I haven’t forgotten. This is just a reminder about the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference 2019. I visited their page and I will post the same information as I did last time, along with registration, other information.  Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Program (AWP) 2019 Conference & Bookfair Registration Preregistration ends January 3. Click here to register today! Conference events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The book fair is open at 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30, 2019. Students & adjuncts: interested in volunteering? Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period; the exception to this is the new Bookfair Only Saturday Pass. Meals, lodging, and travel are not included. Hotel & Travel information on lodging at AWP’s official conference hotels is scheduled to be released in August. The purchase of a bookfair table or booth includes two complimentary Bookfair Setup Access (BSA) registrations, …

MidWeek Updates: Calling All Amazon Prime Members…Early Screening of DC’s Aquaman

12.5.18 Yes, you read it right. If you’re an Amazon Prime Member, you can get tickets for an early screening of DC’s upcoming superhero film, Aquaman. December 21 is the release date, you can see the film a week early before that time. Here’s a snippet from an article from The Wrap by Umberto Gonzalez.  Due to popular demand, Amazon has added over 100 additional venues for Prime members to experience its upcoming exclusive early showing of “Aquaman” on Dec. 15, a week before the movie’s wide release. Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets through Atom Ticketsfor the showing at more than 1,120 Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas and National Amusements theaters.   Isn’t that cool? So click on the link above to get the ticket information you need. This film is getting positive reviews already and that’s a good sign!   Image source: Cleveland.com

Music Festivals / December 2018

12.3.18 Hey there again! Looked to Music Festival Wizard for upcoming festivals and there is a short list for this month, but I think these look promising. Credit source: Music Festival Wizard   ROLLING LOUD LA 2018 LOS ANGELES, CADECEMBER 14-15, 2018       LIGHTS ALL NIGHT 2018 DALLAS, TXDECEMBER 28-29, 2018       SNOWGLOBE 2018 SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CADECEMBER 29-31, 2018     DECADENCE COLORADO 2018 DENVER, CODECEMBER 30-31, 2018     DECADENCE ARIZONA 2018 PHOENIX, ARIZONADECEMBER 30-31, 2018     HIJINX FESTIVAL 2018 PHILADELPHIA, PADECEMBER 30-31, 2018     COUNTDOWN NYE 2018 SAN BERNARDINO, CADECEMBER 31, 2018   You can go to http://www.musicfestivalwizard.com for festivals nationwide or international. Click on the color links above to get more information. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!     Image source: Music Festival Wizard & unknown

New Music / December 2018

12.3.18 Hello…new music. As I said before, veteran artists and new artists are getting ready to release new tunes. I’ve trusted Metacritic to give me and you guys a look at who and when new album releases are coming. December is a short list, but that’s all good. Credit source: Metacritic 7 DECEMBER 2018 7Horse Superfecta   Brett Young Ticket To L.A.   Gucci Mane Evil Genius   Ice Cube Everythang’s Corrupt   Van Morrison The Prophet Speaks   XXL Puff O’Gigio [Xiu Xiu and Larsen] XXXTentacion Skins [Posthumous release] 11 DECEMBER 2018 Method Man Meth Lab II: The Lithium   14 DECEMBER 2018 Offset [Title TBA]   ZAYN Icarus Falls   ​Bruce Springsteen Springsteen On Broadway Almost forgot… Week of Dec 2, 2018 Shades Week of Dec 9, 2018 On Reflection   As always the date can change. You can go to http://www.metacritic.com for more information. 

Note from the Editor, December 2018

12.1.18 Vol. 6 / #12 December, the last and final month of 2018. November may have been quiet, but this month…not so. Lots of stuff will be stuffed into December.  A few things to post with music and Metacritic never fails! You have veteran and new artists making new creativity with music. Gucci Mane, Van Morrison, Meghan Trainor, and others are lining up with their new releases. On the music festival front, not a lot going on. Like November, this list a bit short, but how can you miss these great festivals? Riptide, Rolling Loud, and Snowglobe, just to name a few.  I’ve haven’t been to the movie theaters a lot this year, but I’m able to pick up what looks like a winner of a film. So be on the lookout for a list of best films for 2018 from a few film critics and moviegoers.  Books, books, and more books! Winter will be around the corner, meaning that we will see what great reads will be…well already will be on the list.  This …