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Editor’s Letter: September 2018

9. 1. 18 Vol. 6 / #9 Hello everyone! September is here. 2018 is going by fast and we have some great stuff to pass along with you. This was supposed to be posted earlier yesterday, but the wifi has been sketchy. September is the beginning of Fall and after a hot summer, I’m ready for it. The 11th Annual Governors Island Art Fair is starting today on the 1st of September and will continue every weekend of this month. If you’re in the NYC area, you might want to go and see what’s happening. I will post details and information. Lenny Kravitz, Macy Gray, Everlast, and others are coming with new album releases and like last month, September is teaming with music festivals. KAABOO, Telluride Blues and Brews, and lots more are scheduled for this year. What’s our next stop for Where To? How about London? Yes, we’re going across the pond into swinging London town to find what you can do there. Out Shadow Spotlight is taking a look at photographers who are …

Editor’s Desk: August 2018

8. 1. 18 Vol. 6 –  #8 Hello all…a new month has started. Not too much going on in August, to be honest, this month is a bit quieter than the other months. That doesn’t mean it won’t be boring! Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Jason Mraz, Nicki Minaj, Alice in Chains, and Mac Miller are bringing new music this month with their new albums. Like last month, August has a full packed month of music festivals such as Elements Festival NY, Moonrise Festival, Afropunk, and many more. Gamers…Professional Gamers will be featured for this month’s Shadow Spotlight. I never thought that you can get paid very well for playing video games, but these people are. I’m searching for workshops in literature, art, and all the other categories, so I’m on the lookout for them. Film reviews…when was the last time did I do a film review? A while, but hopefully that will change. And Television…I need to do a television series review too. This month’s Creative Close-Up will focus on the rise or slow rise …

Editor’s Note: July 2018

6. 30. 18 #7. Vol 6 Hello, hello, July is here. Yes, really July is here. Just like June, this month is going to be a bit quiet, but there will be lots of great things happening for this month. New music coming from Drake, Florence + the Machine, Gorillaz, John Coltrane, Cowboy Junkies, Daughtry, and many more will be releasing albums in July. As for Summer music festivals, there are a lot coming this month! 80/35 Music Festival 2018, Summerfest 2018, Rockfest Wisconsin 2018, MoPop Festival 2018, and Essence Music Festival 2018, and many many more will be on the list. The 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair is coming to Portland Oregon March 27-30. If this is up your alley, then it’s time to register, which starts on August 1, 2018. Event proposal dates have already passed, but again if you are interested in registering, August 1 is the date. They will be more information coming soon. Writers conferences, retreats, residencies, and festivals are coming up and I’ve found quite a handful for this …

Editor’s Note: June 2018

6. 1. 18 #6 / Vol. 6 Hello! Another month passes by and we are in the middle of the year 2018. Not too much going on for this month, but a few things are happening this month… New album releases for June like Ben Howard, Sons of An Illustrious Father, Lilly Allen, Christina Aguilera, and many more are coming. Lots and lots of music festivals in June, like Bonnaroo, CMA Music Festival, and Bunbury are at the top of the long list. From music to films. The American Black Film Festival will be located in Miami, Florida during the dates of June 13 – 17, 2018. All the details will be available soon. There are many more film festivals coming in June and you know that I will be on the hunt for that! Music, film, and now literary festivals, well conferences or workshops. There are plenty to choose from. I just need to figure out which one…I have something different in store for Shadow Spotlight. There will be film reviews too. Where To? …

Editor’s Desk for May 2018

April 29 / 18 #5 / Vol. 6 Hey! Last day of April and tomorrow we’ll be moving into May. Not too much going on this month, in fact, I think it’s going to be a quiet month. Arctic Monkeys, Charlie Puth, Snow Patrol, and other artists are ready to release some new tunes for this month. Zac Posen is our Shadow Spotlight for May, while I’m going to see what Kansas City has to offer for our Where To segment. Are you ready for Comic-Con in San Diego this year? You should be. I’m sure some of you have all the information you need, but for those of you still in the dark, I will find and scour for what you need to know. When it comes to sex and art, it can be a tricky thing. Some find it art and some find it trashy. Yes, the human body is art, yet there is some opposition to this. That’s whats going on with Creative Close-Up. I’m doing my research on this subject and I …

Editor’s Desk: April 2018

March 31 / 18 Vol. 6 / #4 We’re moving right along into the month of April. Yes, Spring has arrived and it’s time to do some Spring stuff, creative and artistically wise. I’ve been tracking down contests, residencies in art and literature. For literature, I’ve found several that may be of interests to those who love to write. The Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts is gearing for an eventful Summer. Their 24 Pearl Street Online Writing Program is already starting, along with their Summer Workshops. All will be revealed this month. If you have deep pockets and I mean seriously deep pockets, then Swann Auction Galleries will be the place to test those pockets. They are having their Auction of African-American Fine Art, April 5, at 2:30 pm. The 25th Annual Benefit and Award Ceremony will be taking place later on this month New York City. All details will be coming soon. Artexpo New York 2018 is coming. You still have a chance to get tickets to this event. The dates are April 19-22 in …

Editor’s Note: March 2018

March 1 / 18 Vol. 6 / # 3     Hello, hello, hello! March is here. Let’s take a look at what’s in store this month… Toni Braxton, Kate Nash, The Breeders, Snoop Dog, and others are putting out new music for this month. Botanica, McDowell Mountain, and Savannah Stopover, just a taste of what music festivals are going on here in the States. There will be more music festivals from around the globe. We’re not out of the state of Texas just yet. Next stop for @ The Event is in Houston. Just a reminder: Frieze Art NY, SXSW Conference & Festival, and let’s not forget Coachella. There are many writing competitions out there and yes they will be posted. Got several gaming conventions going on this year, like Southern-Fried Gaming Expo, Momocon, and others that will be happening this year. Fashion Week in New York, London, and Milan have come and gone, but we still have Paris, from February 27 till March 6, we’ll see what’s latest on the runway. Lastly, I will …

Editor’s Note February 2018

February 1 / 18 Vol 6 / #2 Hello February! This month will be busy. We’ll be focusing on in the creativity of love and let’s not forget…it’s Black History Month so you’ll see creativity in African-American culture. It will be a packed filled fun month! Association of Writer’s & Writers Conference & Bookfair 2018 will be here soon, so I’m already on the look out for this event, also trying to find out about any updates for the AWP Conference & Bookfair, then Artexpo New York, photography contests, and a lot more. This month is slightly short with new music. Justin Timberlake‘s smoking new album, Man of the Woods will arrive tomorrow, along with Simple Minds, and Son Lux. It’s a short month for music festivals in the US. Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 and Noise Pop 2018 are on the list. Since this month is Black History Month, why not put the focus on upcoming African-American artists for this month’s Shadow Spotlight? @ the Event is continuing its tour through the state of …