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Where To: Cornell Fine Arts Museum & Orlando Shakespeare Theater


Hello…the long weekend has arrived and there plenty of things to look at here at Shadowboxerinc. First things first. Where To is getting a bit of a makeover. We are in Orlando Florida visiting Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

From their website: 

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Located a few blocks from campus, The Alfond Inn is a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships.  In 1981, the Museum became Florida’s first college museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (currently the American Alliance of Museums) and continues in 2018 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums in greater Orlando. 

Raúl Anguiano, (Mexican, 1915-2006), La espina (The Thorn), 2002, Oil on canvas, Collection of Dr. Zapanta. Courtesy of Brigita Anguiano.

(May 23 – September 8, 2019)

Mexican Modernity: 20th-Century Paintings from the Zapanta Collection

The Zapanta Mexican Art Collection highlights some of the most well-known Mexican artists of the 20th century. Dr. Richard Zapanta, a fourth-generation Mexican-American, began the collection over 35 years ago as a way of reconnecting with his roots. Building the collection has led to travels throughout Mexico to historic sites, museums, and galleries. Each work has a story of its own but the collection, as an entity, offers an enriching study of Mexican 20th-century art.

Through the exhibition, the evolution of Mexico’s cultural landscape unfolds with paintings ranging from religious iconography to scenes of the everyday. Artists from the early part of the century reflected on Mexico’s indigenous past and drew inspiration from religion, politics and folk traditions. As the century progressed, first and second generation Mexican muralists documented Mexico’s transition from an agrarian to an increasingly industrial society. By the turn of the 21st century, artists from the group La Ruptura stressed their concern and the need for Mexico to compete amongst the global stage. The exhibition incites conversations on Mexico’s past, present, and future.

Artists include Miguel Cabrera, Dr. Atl, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Roberto Montenegro, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Raúl Anguiano, Jesús Guerrero Galván, Alfredo Zalce, Federico Cantú, Francisco Zúñiga, Gustavo Montoya, Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, Olga Costa, José Luis Cuevas, Rafael Coronel, Alfredo Castañeda, Emilio Ortiz, Rufino Tamayo, Rodolfo Morales, and Francisco Toledo….


Other exhibitions currently at the museum:

Fran Bull, (American, b. 1938), Lincoln Center/Dusk, 1979, Serigraph, Gift of Saul Taylor, 1980.29.5 ©Fran Bull


Mediated Reality: Cityscapes by Photorealists

May 23-September 8, 2019



from Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Shifting Perspectives: Art by the Students of the Art Time Outreach Program

May 23, 2019-September 8, 2019

from the Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Art at The Alfond Inn

May 15, 2017-December 31, 2020

Go to their website


Monday closed
Tuesday 10 a.m – 7 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.

407.646.2526  •
1000 Holt Avenue-2765
Winter Park, FL 32789



Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

From their website…

Founded in 1989, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Inc.) produces classic, contemporary, and children’s plays. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert, Orlando Shakes has grown into one of the region’s most acclaimed professional Equity theaters, garnering national recognition from The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout. “Hence the high quality of Orlando Shakespeare, a company that deserves to be far more widely known outside Florida.”

Our 31st Season

Snow White

Adapted by Brandon Roberts

June 13 – July 28, 2019

The Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes to life onstage, in a fast-paced, comical rendition of the classic story of love, envy, and magic. More Info.

Other upcoming shows:


Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber | Lyrics and book by Tim Rice

September 4 – October 6, 2019




By William Shakespeare

October 9 – November 24, 2019



Miss Nelson is Missing!

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joan Cushing | Based on the book Miss Nelson is Missing and Miss Nelson is Back by Harry Allard

October 17 – November 22, 2019



Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

December 4 – 29, 2019

For more information please go to

812 E Rollins St
Orlando, FL 32803



Featured & other images: Parade, Wikipedia, Rollins College Cornell Fine Art Museum, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and Shakespeare Theater Association

MidWeek Updates: Calling All Writers!


Hello! For those who love to create and write, there are two contests to enter. Thanks to The Writer.

The Writer

Share Your Story Writing Contest


Thursday, June 6, 2019



Entry Fees

$9.95 to enter this and all contests at


$100 Cash Prize


Share your story to enter this writing contest. Write about a moment in your life that stands out such as the birth of a child, wedding or a traumatic event. Write your story for a chance at the cash prize.

Contact Information




Minute Poetry Contest


Monday, June 3, 2019


Fiction, Poetry

Entry Fees

$9.95 to enter this and all contests at


$100 Cash Prize


Share a Minute Poem to enter this poetry contest. A Minute is a three-stanza poem that has a specific syllable count. Each stanza follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count. So the first line has 8 syllables and every line that follows has 4 syllables. Cash prize to the winner.

Contact Information


I hope these contests spike your interest, enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed. 


Featured image: Unsplash

Shadow Spotlight: 5Rhytms


Hello everyone! Hope everybody enjoyed their weekend, even though it was too fast! 5Rhytms is today’s Shad0w Spotlight. What is 5Rhytms? Read below to find out…

Credit: 5Rhytms

Wikipedia’s description of 5Rhytms: 

5Rhytmsis a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s.[2] It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanisticecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy, the human potential movement, and transpersonal psychology. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns, and rhythms.

Roth was a dancer and a musician. In 1977, she founded the Moving Center. The center offers workshops, which according to the website offers to dive deep into the investigation of the 5Rhytms. 

Rhythm Emotion Stage of life Way of perceiving Aspect of self
Flowing Fear Birth Being Body
Staccato Anger Childhood Loving Heart
Chaos Sadness Puberty Knowing Mind
Lyrical Joy Maturity Seeing Soul
Stillness Compassion Death Healing Spirit

To see more about 5Rhytms here are a few videos. 

There are workshops and classes across the globe. Go to to learn more.


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MidWeek Update: Cannes Film Festival 2019


Hello, dear creatives! How’s everyone’s week so far? Well, we are halfway through this week and what better way than to see what’s happening in Cannes, France, where the 72nd Cannes Film Festival is taking place. The annual event started yesterday, May 14 and will run until May 25. I went online to their official website and found the press kit available to download. Here is some info on the festival…

Cannes jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu, far right, with fellow jurors (from left) Alice Rohrwacher, Elle Fanning and Maimouna N’Diaye. Photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images

Alejandro Gonzalez IÑÁRRITU – President
Director, Producer, Screenwriter / Mexico
Elle FANNING Actress / United-States
Maimouna N’DIAYE Director, Actress / Burkina Faso
Kelly REICHARDT Director, Screenwriter, Editor / United-States
Alice ROHRWACHER Director, Screenwriter, Producer / Italy
Enki BILAL Comic Book Author, Director / France
Robin CAMPILLO Director, Screenwriter, Editor / France
Yorgos LANTHIMOS Director, Screenwriter, Producer / Greece
Pawel PAWLIKOWSKI Director, Screenwriter / Poland

14 to 25 May 2019
Opening Film :
Jim JARMUSCH  / THE DEAD DON’T DIE  / Comp. 1h43
Arnaud DESPLECHIN / OH MERCY! /  1h59
Mati DIOP  / ATLANTICS /  1h44
Jessica HAUSNER / LITTLE JOE / 1h45
Ladj LY  / LES MISÉRABLES /  1st film  / 1h43
Terrence MALICK  / A HIDDEN LIFE  / 2h53
Ira SACHS  / FRANKIE  / 1h38
Justine TRIET  / SIBYL / 1h40
Closing Film :

Out of Competition

German model Barbara Meier poses in a Ziad Nakad dress.Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images


You can download the rest of the press kit at There will be some more coverage to post on the blog. 


Featured and other images: On the Scene, CNN, & The Guardian

MidWeek Updates: Santa Barbara Writing Conference 2019


Hello and Hump Day Wednesday is here and I have just one thing to share with you so let’s get started with the Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Credit source: Santa Barbara Writers Conference

My apologies for the bottom poster being small, but here is a small description of the event:


Every June since 1972, writers from around the
world have gathered at the Santa Barbara Writers
Conference to rub elbows with fellow writers, wellknown authors, and publishing professionals.You’ll
participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on craft, marketing, and networking.
The full conference June 16-21, 2019 includes:
• 5 full days of workshops led by 30 talented teachers
• One-on-one manuscript consultations
• Afternoon speakers and panels
• Opportunity to register for agent appointments
• 5 evening keynotes by well-known authors
• Book signings and chances to meet author-speakers
• Opening night banquet on Sunday
• Poolside cocktail reception
• Awards banquet on Friday evening
• A week of networking, support and camaraderie
SBWC likes to brag about our successful alumni –
Fannie Flagg, Spencer Johnson, Gayle Lynds, Monte
Schulz, Gillian Roberts, Catherine Ryan Hyde, and
Christopher Moore, to name just a few.
Join us this summer for our 47th anniversary, June
16-21, 2019, and become a part of this ongoing literary legacy.
See you there,
Grace Rachow, SBWC Director




If you’re interested in going, you still have a chance to register! Go to for even more details. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed. 


Featured and other images: Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Music Festivals / May 2019


Music festivals for this month, courtesy of Music Festivals Wizard. Forty in all!

Credit: Music Festivals Wizard

Click on the links above to book tickets and other useful information. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be always blessed. 
Featured  and other images: Unsplashed & Music Festival Wizard

@ The Event: Sacramento, CA

June 16 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! Our next stop is Sacramento. Little is known about the capital city of California, but let’s see what you can do there.






Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814 / (916) 808-7000



Elliot Fouts Gallery

1831 P St, Sacramento, CA 95811 /  (916) 736-1429













Crest Theatre

1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814 /  (916) 476-3356













B Street Theatre

2711 B St, Sacramento, CA 95816 / (916) 443-5300










Sacramento Music Festival

Took place last month in May, but you can see their website:



Sacramento French Film Festival: 

Winter Short Film Screening – February 25th, 2017
Film Festival – June 16th – 25th 2017.










Check out to see more events to see and do. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed, and come back tomorrow for some Weekend Scene.




















featured images: Expedia, Wikipedia, Sacramento Sidetracks,, Sacramento French Film Festival,, and WallpaperSafari

@ The Event: Los Angeles

April 21 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, we’re taking a tour of LaLa Land. This time Shadowboxerinc is doing something different.








10:00 AM
USC: LOS ANGELES  / 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles CA 90089


12:30 PM
Los Angeles CA 90012


12:00 PM
Los Angeles CA 90049


7:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA CA 90012


9:00 PM
Los Angeles CA

I hope this will help in wondering what to do in LA. If not, you can click on these websites:


























































































featured image: SHXimaI

Spring Reads 2017

March 21 / 17

Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for Spring Read 2017. Found twelve that just may interest you….









Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders














The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen














The Child – Fiona Barton













Amberlough: A Novel – Lara Elena Donnelly













The Devil Crept In – Ania Ahlborn













The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley













The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince – Mayte Garcia












Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell – David Yaffe













Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life – Jonathon Gould













Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus – Laura Kipris













The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny – Michael Wallis














South & West: From a Notebook – Joan Didion



There are more books out there. You can go to GoodReads, Amazon, and other sites to find your Spring time read. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.




























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@ The Event: Vancouver

Feb. 17 / 17

Friday, Friday, Friday….We can all agree that we’re all glad it’s Friday right? Well, Vancouver is the final stop of our tour of Canada for @ The Event. This city has lots of things to do. Here is just a peek of what they have in store…

cred: tourism vancouver

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Dates: June 1 – September 23, 2017

Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core.


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Dates: May 2017

A 10-day annual festival presenting Canadian and international documentaries.


International Jazz Festival

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

  • 295 W 7th Avenue
  • 2nd Floor
  • Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9
  • Phone: 604.872.5200

No dates posted yet…..


Theatre Under The Stars

Each summer through July and August, Theatre Under the Stars presents soaring musical theatre productions at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.

  • Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
  • Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
  • Phone: 604.734.1917

No dates yet, but tickets are sold out.


Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Dates: July 14, 15, 16, 2017 / Jericho Beach Park


Vancouver International Film Festival

  • 1181 Seymour St
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
  • Phone: 604.683.FILM (3456)

Check the website above for dates


Other Events

February 1, 2017 – March 5, 2017


November 11, 2016 – June 26, 2017


Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 9, 2017


February 3, 2017 – February 25, 2017


If you’re planning to visit this beautiful city, go to































featured image: DrWallpaper

Winter Reads 2017

cred: harper’s bazaar







































Article: 14 Best Books You Need to Read in January by Lauren Christensen

















featured images: harper's bazaar & Wallpaper Abyss 




@ The Event: Montreal, Canada

November 18 / 16

Hello and Good Morning! The week is coming to a close and today’s @ The Event, we’re heading over to Montreal. Lots of great things to do up there. Wanna see? Ok, let’s see what they have to offer……



Niykee Heaton

Nov 19 – 9:00 PM / L’Astral


*In Flames, Hellyeah & From Ashes To New

Nov 22 – 7:00 PM / Metropolis


Straight No Chaser

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Theatre Maisonneuve – PdA



*Festival Les Coups de Théâtre

Nov 1 – Nov 30 / Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Nov 26 – 10:00 AM / Santa Cruz Church Hall

Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Bell Centre



Animated Movie: La guerre des tuques …

Nov 20 – 2:00 PM / La Maison Culturelle de Montréal-Nord

Movie: Histoires À Faire Rêver, Histo…

Nov 27 – 3:00 PM / Maison De La Culture Notre Dame De Grace

Le laboratoire de l’humour

Dec 1 – 8:30 PM / Hôtel Les Trois Tilleuls



Yoga & Books (Mile End)

Nov 24 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

*Fun with Books (Mile End)

Dec 1 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End


The Magic of Books (Maisonneuve)

Dec 3 – 11:00 AM / Maisonneuve Library


Visites guidées express « spécial 5 a…

Nov 29 – 12:15 PM / Maison du développement durable

Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Oct 2 – Nov 27 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum


Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Dec 4 – Mar 12 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

* Featured Events

This is what’s going on in Montreal. For more information, please go to Go to to see what other events are going on across the globe. Read through the site to see what you’re looking for and you’ll be on your way. Come back Sunday for two more posts.

featured image: full hd pictures

@ The Event: San Antonio

September 23 / 16

Hey everyone! Friday is hear….yea! We’re stopping in San Antonio, Texas for some great events. Here’s what happening in the heart of Texas…..

cred: visit san antonio



Fright Fest Presented By Snickers

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 IH W 10, San Antonio, Texas 78257

Visit Website

Hear The Globe  / $15

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 – Saturday, Dec 17, 2016


Carmens de la Calle

320 North Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78205

210-281-4349 ♦   Visit Website


Party On The Plaza  / Free

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Tower of the Americas 4D Theater

739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-223-3101    Visit Website

Party On The Tower Plaza: Free Concert Series  / Free

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 – Friday, Oct 28, 2016

7 pm – 11 pm

Tower of the Americas

739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205

Visit Website

Second Sunday Jazz At The Witte / Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 – Sunday, Nov 13, 2016

3 – 5 PM

The Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St., San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-357-1900    Visit Website


Alamo City Comic Con

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

Art In The Garden – Alyson Shotz

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 – Monday, Jun 19, 2017

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Visit Website

Exhibition Opening: Carlos Merida

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78215

210-978-8100    Visit Website

Girl’s Eye View  / $10 Adult, $8 Seniors And Children (6-17)

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 – Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.; Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-458-2300    Visit Website


Friday, Aug 26, 2016 – Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Galleries and Exhibition Venues throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

333 West Olmos Drive #103, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Visit Website


Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography  / $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students, Free For Members, <19 Yo, Current Military

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

the McNay Art Museum

6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209

(210) 824-5368    Visit Website




Voices Of The West: Adrienne Keene

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 – Thursday, Sep 29, 2016


Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

210-299-4499    Visit Website


For more events happening in San Antonio, go to If you live in the area, or just visiting, see what the city has in store. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.


















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@ The Event: London

August 19 / 16

Good Morning and Happy Friday! No more @ The Museum….it is now @ The Event. Today we’re visiting across the pond in London, England. Lots of things are always happening in London…..

(cred: & music festival wizard)


William Kentridge: Thick Time ♦ September 21, 2016 – January 15, 2017 / Whitechapel Art Gallery / 80-82 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX / +44 (0) 20 7522 7888 /

Discover the South African artist’s fascinating works with William Kentridge: Thick Time at the Whitechapel Gallery, his first major solo exhibition in the UK.

Known for his drawings, theatre productions and films, Kentridge also specialises in complex installations. The exhibition features six large-scale works created between 2003 and 2016, which gives an insight into the artist’s vision throughout his career

Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy of Arts ♦ September 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017 / Burlington House London W1J 0BD / +44 (0) 20 7300 8000 /

Rediscover one of the greatest art movements of the 20th century with Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Micheal Clark Company: New York 2016 ♦ October 6-15, 2016 / The Barbican Theatre / Silk St. London EC2Y 8DS /

Catch the return of Michael Clark Company at the Barbican Theatre with New Work 2016.

After opening Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage last year, Michael Clark Company returns to the Barbican stage where they last performed two years ago, with a new dance production.

Wonderlab: The Satoil Gallery ♦ October 12 – January 1, 2020 / Science Museum, London / Exhibition Road London SW7 2DD / +44 870 870 4868 /

Spark your curiosity in the Science Museum’s new permanent gallery Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery.

Museums @ Night ♦ October 27-29, 2016 /

Soak up some culture after dark with Museums at Night, as museums and galleries across London throw open their doors after hours during the three-day biannual festival.

With late-night exhibitions and a range of talks, guided tours and special events, Museums at Night is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy London’s culture and history in a new light.

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photograph From the Sir Elton John Collection @ Tate Modern ♦ November 10 – May 7, 2018 / Tate Modern / Bankside London SE1 9TG / +44 (0) 20 7887 8888 /

See great masterpieces of modernist photography with The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern.

Showcasing a selection of rare vintage prints from the 1920s to the 1950s, all collected by Sir Elton John through his lifetime, the exhibition features more than 150 photographs from 60 artists.

Design Museum Opening ♦ November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2020 / Design Museum 224-238 Kensington High Street Kensington London W8 6AG / +44 (020) 7940 8783 /

Delve into the fascinating world of contemporary design as the Design Museum reopens in an impressive new building in Kensington.



London Fashion Weekend AW16 @ Saatchi Gallery ♦ September 22-25, 2016 / Saatchi Gallery / Duke of York’s HQ Kings Road London SW3 4SQ / +44 (0) 20 7823 2363 /

Experience a day out as a fashion insider with the London Fashion Weekend at Saatchi Gallery.




Aug 28 2016 / South West Four (SW4) 2016 / London, UK


South West Four 2016 / London, UK /August 27-28, 2016



Dreamgirls @ The Savoy Theatre ♦ November 19, 2016 – March 11, 2017 / The Strand London WC2R 0ET / +44 844 871 7687 /

Discover the revolutionary sound of 1960s America as the Tony Award-winning musical, Dreamgirls, bursts onto the stage at the Savoy Theatre.

Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End début as Effie White



The Lord Mayor’s Show ♦ November 12, 2016 /

Cheer on the new mayor and the spectacular procession, as they wind their way between Bank and Aldwych for The Lord Mayor’s Show.

The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor.

Lots of choices, lots of activities, and a whole lotta fun too. So if you’re in London, make a stop to visit. If you want to know what’s happening in London for the next few months go to for information.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.








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Scene Wednesday: VONA Voices & Arts & Letters

February 17 / 16

Hey there again! If you have inching writing fingers this could be for you!

(cred: University of Miami and Georgia College)

VONA Voices Writing Workshop for Writers of Color

Where do writers of color go:

  • For community?
  • For support?
  • For growth?
  • For mentoring with renowned writers of color?

University of Miami’s VONA/Voices Summer Writing Workshop

Join Patricia Smith, M.Evelina Galang, Tananarive Due, Willie Perdomo, David Mura, Faith Adiele, Elmaz Abinader, Minal Hakratwala, Andrew X. Pham, and more in a week-long workshop on

June 19 – 25 & June 26 – July 2

Applications are available via our website January 1 (you still have a chance!)

For more information:

University of Miami / College of Arts & Sciences




Rumi Poetry Prize & Fiction Prize / Susan Atefat Creative Nonfiction Prize

Prizes judge include

  • Carol Frost (poetry)
  • Faith Adiele (creative nonfiction)
  • Kate Christensen (fiction)

Prize Winners receive $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters

Non-Winning entries are considered for regular publication

Submit online between February 1 and March 31

Visit us at AWP Booth 906!




If your interested, you know what to do…..enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed!















photo cred: unknown,, and


Shadowbox Off for the Christmas Holidays!


Hello again! Shadowbox will be gone for the Christmas Holidays and I wanted to make sure you guys will receive this reminder. 

These are the dates: December 21, 2015 – January 4, 2016

There will be an early Editor’s Desk posted on December 31.

Again, just to let you readers know what’s going on at Shadowbox! I always try to keep my readers up-to-date!

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Crimson Peak Fan Contest 2015 Is Closed!

August 16, 2015

In honor of Universal’s & Legendary’s upcoming film Crimson Peak, Shadowbox is holding its first fan art and writing contest! The film will premiere Friday, October 16, 2015. This contest is purely simple just follow these rules…..

Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing  falls in love and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe  but then discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. His home harbors ghostly, mysterious entities, which he and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, desperately and fiercely try to hide.

The Rules

1. Watch Trailer

2. Choose by creating your art or your story! 

Fan Art: You can illustrate the characters from the film. You may use pencil, color pencil, pastel, and watercolor. Size: It can be either 8″ x 11″ or 12″ x 9″. NO DIGITAL ARTWORK! I’M ASKING FOR GOOD ‘OL OLDSCHOOL ARTWORK!

Fan Fiction:  Create your fan fiction, like short stories or poetry on the characters of the film. Word count for short stories: 1,500 or less. Poetry: Doesn’t have to be no type of line or stanza.

Eligibility: Competition is open to legal residents of the United States, 18 yrs of age and older.
Competition begins August 17, 2015 @ 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time and ends October 2, 2015 @12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. You can send the artwork and writing to my email address:
  • First Prize: 2 Gift Cards from Fandango (One for Artwork, one for Short Story or Poem) to see the film & your featured artwork or short story or poem on Shadowbox
  • Second Prize: a poster of the film & your featured artwork or short story or poem on Shadowbox
 It’s nothing too big, I just want to start small and go from there. Just simple.
Visit Let the contest begin!
featured image and others courtesy of and, synopsisplot: Paul Shirley, Characters are property of Legendary Pictures & Universal Studios

Summer Spotlight Artist 2015: Saulius

August 17 2015

Morning all! Saulius is this Summer’s Spotlight Artist and he is a talent to watch for. Here is the artist in his own words.


Hello, I’m Saulius. I’m a 25 yr-old artist from Lithuania. It all began in school, when I would get bored during class, I would start sketching. It was 5 years ago, when I drew my first sketch, which you see below.


My friends saw my drawings and encouraged and motivated me to give it a try. They suggested that I try tattoos, but I was never interested in that, so I started to draw portraits of people. I was surprised by how well I drew them. I made this first portrait, the first portrait I was paid for.


When I acquired more skills, I was interested in anamorphic and 3D illusions on paper. The first drawing I made were from my own eyes and then I would use my phone camera to correct these drawings, like this one here.


I was practising with photorealistic drawings, things from still life. Years later I decided to make my first color drawing, with color pencils and soft pastels. I made Super Mario in 3D on paper and I began to get a better understanding about anamorphic art. People began to really like the Mario portrait.


After a few weeks, I had the desire to make more anamorphic art and then I began to take that art to the streets. My routine started after work. Once I got off work, I would go home to get the materials I needed. I would take one of my drawings as a market, using only chalk and charcoal to make this drawing in the picture below.


It took two days to complete. A journalist from the city newspaper saw me working on the drawing and decided right away to take a photo and write a story about it. By the time I got to my job Monday, I was told about my art work near the school. They called it a “monster.” The directors of the school said that I need to clean this art from the ground, because it scared the children, but I didn’t listen. I got support from a lot of people.



A few weeks later I took to the streets again. I began to draw with colors to improve my skills and this time I chose Super Mario so that my work wouldn’t frighten the children. When summer was over, I drew my first piece of art in the shopping center and continued to improve my skills with 3D art on paper.


I always prefered to make art with something more mystic and scary, to attract more people. During the winter, I would work on 3D art at home. Take a look at this video to see how it’s all done:

By this point, I was drawing 3D portraits of cars, movie characters, you name it. In Summer of last year, I was getting invitations to organizations to draw with permanent colors of 3D street art and I had three jobs in the works. Again with permanent colors, I was making traditional methods as a street artist. My first job during the summer in Lithuania:


The same work after one week:

And here is the finished product:

Like I said before, because of my work, these organizations took notice and invited me. I just have to make everything in my style. With summer finished, I started to draw realistic art from still life. I would make time-lapse videos, improve my skills in pastoralism, and I have more ideas. I hope my 3D art will be better this summer. I have plans to make mystic 3D illusion art again to the streets, because it’s my passion.

In all, I like to try many techniques on wood, soft pastels, graphite, charcoal, simple pencils, color pencils, water-color, and markers. I’m in the middle of making my latest artwork.

Watch my videos here:, follow my art. I’m still learning everyday.

I hope you liked this June edition of Spotlight Artist. I have a feeling will be hearing more about Saulius for years to come. To get to know more about him you can go to It may show in Lithuanian, so please be sure you can translate.

Come back Wednesday for some Artscene Stuff. Until then, enjoy the rest of your Monday and be blessed!

All works by Saulius Art, including featured image.


Alien 40th Anniversary Six Short Films


Hey there again…I promised to post all six of the short films for Alien 40th Anniversary. For those of you who haven’t seen these, take a look at them…

From IGN: 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 which was held on April 26th. But the Alien fun isn’t over just yet! 20th Century Fox revealed that to mark the 40th anniversary of Alien, the movie will return to more than 600 theaters for three days only — October 13, 15 and 16 — as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ yearlong TCM Big Screen Classic Series. For more information, visit

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.”



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.

👍👍 and a half…


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.”




Written and directed by the Spear Sisters, the synopsis for “Ore” reads: “As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family.




Written and directed by Noah Miller, the synopsis for “Alone” reads, “Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life.

👍👍👍 and a half



Directed by Benjamin Howdeshell, the synopsis for “Harvest” reads: “The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester have minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a creature in the shadows terrorizes the crew. However, the greatest threat might have been hiding in plain sight all along.


As you can see I rated each one. In the next several days I will do a movie review of all the Alien films, leading to the first on May 25, the day Alien premiered forty years ago! 


Featured image: Yutani


New Music / May 2019


Time to see who is releasing new music this month, all thanks to Metacritic

Credit: Metacritic

3 MAY 2019

Bad Religion Age Of Unreason  
Barrie Happy to Be Here  
Big Thief U.F.O.F.  
Caroline Spence Mint Condition  
Drahla Useless Coordinates  
Editors The Blanck Mass Sessions  
Filthy Friends Emerald Valley  
Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes End Of Suffering  
L7 Scatter The Rats  
Looms The Way Up  
Lucy Spraggan Today Was A Good Day  
Patience Dizzy Spells [Debut release for ex-Veronica Falls’ Roxanne Clifford]
Rhiannon Giddens There Is No Other  
Tacocat This Mess Is A Place  
The Dream Syndicate These Times  
Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride  

10 MAY 2019

A.A. Bondy Enderness  
Charly Bliss Young Enough  
Ciara Beauty Marks  
Clinic Wheeltappers and Shunters  
Craig Leon Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon  
Dark Morph Dark Morph [Jónsi and Carl Michael von Hausswolff]
Defeater Defeater  
Doomsquad Let Yourself Be Free  
Efrim Manuel Menuck and Kevin Doria are SING SINCK, SING  
Guitar Wolf LOVE&JETT  
Holly Herndon PROTO  
Hælos Any Random Kindness  
Indianola Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye  
Jamila Woods Legacy! Legacy!  
Mac DeMarco Here Comes The Cowboy  
Maps Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.  
Mavis Staples We Get By  
Meat Beat Manifesto Opaque Couché  
Nots 3  
Rhye Spirit  
Rosie Lowe YU  
Sammy Hagar & The Circle Space Between  
Shaggy Wah Gwaan?!  
The Get Up Kids Problems  
Tim Hecker Anoyo  
Whitesnake Flesh & Blood  

17 MAY 2019

Alex Lahey The Best Of Luck Club  
Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated  
Dionne Warwick She’s Back  
Institute Readjusting The Locks  
Interpol A Fine Mess [EP]
Josephine Wiggs We Fall [Debut solo LP for ex-bassist of the Breeders]
Lil Kim 9  
Motionless in White Disguise  
Operators Radiant Dawn  
Rammstein [Title TBA]  
Siskiyou Not Somewhere  
Steel Pulse Mass Manipulation  
The Head and the Heart Living Mirage  
The National I Am Easy to Find  
Zomby Vanta [EP]

22 MAY 2019

Guards Modern Hymns  

24 MAY 2019

Amyl And The Sniffers Monsoon Rock  
Cate Le Bon Reward  
Flying Lotus Flamagra  
Hayden Thorpe Diviner [Ex-Wild Beasts singer’s debut]
Honeyblood In Plain Sight  
Hundred Watt Heart Turbulent Times [Debut solo LP for The Roots’ “Captain” Kirk Douglas]
JETS ZOOSPA [Machinedrum & Jimmy Edgar]
Joan as Police Woman Joanthology  
Justin Townes Earle The Saint Of Lost Causes  
Morrissey California Son [Covers album]
Sebadoh Act Surprised  
Sting My Songs  
​Black Mountain Destroyer  

31 MAY 2019

Bedouine Bird Songs Of A Killjoy  
Frank Iero And The Future Violents Barriers  
J. Robbins Un-becoming [Jawbox co-founder’s solo debut]
Pip Blom Boat  
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets And Now For The Whatchamacallit  
Remo Drive Natural, Everyday Degradation  
Sacred Paws Run Around The Sun  
Sarah Davachi Pale Bloom  
Sinkane Dépaysé  
Skepta Ignorance Is Bliss  
Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith The Peyote Dance  
Thomas Rhett Center Point Road

That’s it unless the release dates change of course. Go to for more music, and great stuff.


Featured image: Getty Images/Ringer illustration