Author: L. Richelle Murry

Music Festivals / July 2019

7.2.19 Looks like Music Festival Wizard has a bucket load of music festivals for July! Credit source: Music Festival Wizard MOE.DOWN 2019 TURIN, NYJULY 4-6, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS       ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 NEW ORLEANS, LAJULY 4-7, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS       HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 QUINCY, CAJULY 4-7, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS       WATERFRONT BLUES FEST 2019 PORTLAND, ORJULY 4-7, 2019       PEAK TO SKY FESTIVAL 2019 BIG SKY, MTJULY 5-6, 2019       GREAT BLUE HERON FESTIVAL 2019 SHERMAN, NYJULY 5-7, 2019       BURGER BOOGALOO 2019 OAKLAND, CAJULY 6-7. 2019 / BOOK TICKETS       BASILICA BLOCK PARTY 2019 MINNEAPOLIS, MNJULY 12-13, 2019       FORECASTLE FESTIVAL 2019 LOUISVILLE, KYJULY 12-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS       THE RIDE FESTIVAL 2019 TELLURIDE, COJULY 12-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS       LEVITATE FESTIVAL 2019 MARSHFIELD, MAJULY 12-14, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS       80/35 MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 DES MOINES, IAJULY 12-13, 2019       GREATEST DAY EVER FESTIVAL 2019 NEW YORK CITY, …

New Music / July 2019

7.2.19 Hey there! New album releases for July has arrived, courtesy of Metacritic…   5 JULY 2019 Machine Gun Kelly Hotel Diablo   The Soft Cavalry The Soft Cavalry [Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell and Steve Clarke] 12 JULY 2019 311 Voyager   Africa Express EGOLI   Banks III   Big K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T. IZ HERE   Bleached Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?   Girlfriend Material Cool Car [Tokyo Police Club’s Graham Wright, Josh Hook & Hollerado’s Jake Boyd] Imperial Teen Now We Are Timeless   K.Flay Solutions   Kool Keith KEITH   Merzbow Noise Mass   New Order ∑(No,12k, Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes…   Purple Mountains Purple Mountains [Silver Jews’ David Berman project] Scott Stapp The Space Between The Shadows   Torche Admission   Tycho Weather   Wear Your Wounds Rust On The Gates Of Heaven   ​Ed Sheeran No. 6 Collaborations Project   19 JULY 2019 Ada Lea what we say in private   Davina And The Vagabonds Sugar Drops   Generationals Reader As Detective   HUNNY Yes. Yes. Yes. …

Editor’s Note / July 2019

7.1.19 Vol. 7 / #7 Hello! A new month has crept up upon us. This going to be a short editor’s note from me… Machine Gun Kelly has a new album coming, along with other artists, newbies, and veterans. I’m keeping my eye on the Governor’s Art Show that will be held on every weekend in September in NYC. If only could be there for that! During this time of the year there are quite a few workshops, conferences, and other events in art, literature, and other creative outlets, so I am on the lookout. Where to? You’ll have to visit the blog site for that. I always say that there will be changes to the site and that is true. I’m gonna need some help to run it soon.  So goodbye June…Hello July!         Featured image: Wallpaper HD

MidWeek Updates: TV Land News…

6.26.19 Hello…now time to see what’s going on in TV land. Credit source: The Hollywood Reporter (THR) Happy, happy news…Mary J. Blige signs first-look TV deal with Lionsgate. According to the Hollywood Reporter by Rick Porter… Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige is moving into TV production. The singer/songwriter/actress has signed a first-look TV deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce series via her newly launched Blue Butterfly Productions. The deal also includes a component by which Blige can create content for the studio’s array of platforms. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Lionsgate,” said Blige. “They are incredible collaborators and have been natural partners from when we first started talking. I can’t wait to bring all of our projects to life.” Added Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs, “Mary is a very talented artist, fearless visionary and an incredible human being. We’re delighted to be working with someone with such a powerful and impactful creative voice. Every art she touches blossoms, and we’re humbled she’s chosen us as her home. We …

Summer Reads 2019

6.26.19 Summer is here and you know what that means right? It’s time to pick out which books to read at the beach, on the front porch, in a hammock, or anywhere to tuck your feet. I did this list a bit different, I picked four from some other lists. Books that not only looked interesting, but the details were just what peeked my curiosity. Take a look for yourself Credit source: Pop Sugar, Oprah Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Refinery 29 First of I chose four books from Pop Sugar‘s 34 best lists. Brenda Janowitz puts her spin on these three from the list… Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn From the acclaimed writer of Here Comes the Sun comes Nicole Dennis-Benn’s second novel, Patsy. It’s the story of a Jamaican woman who comes to America, where she hopes to reunite with a childhood friend. She is forced to leave behind her 5-year-old child, and as she struggles to find work and come to terms with the life her childhood friend has chosen, we also see what her daughter’s …

Creative Close-Up: Are Movie Trailers Revealing Too Much?

6.24.19 When we see the latest trailer for a film, we get a bit excited, curious, and somewhat skeptical. For the last several years it seems that movie trailers are giving away a bit too much. That’s what most folks are saying. I don’t complain too much about it.  I haven’t been to too many movies, due to the fact that my other job keeps me exhausted. The last film I did see was Godzilla King of the Monsters. I truly loved it! It was everything I knew it would be. Of course, the storyline could’ve been a little bit better. As of yesterday, the film grossed $102,345,637 domestically, worldwide $349,945,637. Domestically it could’ve done better. When you think about it, the film was not a failure. Warner Bros. worked overtime with marketing, especially the trailers. Some people said that they felt like they have seen the whole movie while watching the trailers. That’s probably the problem.  Less is more right? Well, that depends. To get people to see films, studios big and small need to …

Where To: Fox Theater / Atlanta, Georgia

6.22.19 Hello everyone. Our Where To segment heads over to the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.  Fox Theater has been a part of the city of Atlanta for a long time. Here are a few tib bits about this venue… The theater was opened in 1929. A former movie palace, the Fox Theater has hosted a variety of events such as the Atlanta Ballets, concerts and national touring shows of Broadway Companies.    Upcoming Events happening at Fox Theater…   June 23, 2019 OutRising: 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Pride Presented by Lexus at the Marquee Club     June 25 – 30, 2019 Come From Away Presented by Fifth Third Bank Broadway In Atlanta     July 5 – 6, 2019 The String Cheese Incident     July 14, 2019 Disney’s The Little Mermaid Sing-along 30th Anniversary     July 14, 2019 To Kill a Mockingbird     July 20, 2019 Champions Of Magic   Of course, there are more events coming in the next several months. If you live in the Atlanta area or planning to visit, make Fox Theater a must on your …