Editor’s Note February 2018

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 Texas and we’re heading over to Austin. Great things to do while your over there.

Two superhero films are coming to digital soon. Can you guess what those films are? Lastly, Shadowboxerinc is adding another social media account in the form of Snapchat.

Ready to dive into February? Bye JanuaryHello February!






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The Editor’s Desk – January 2018

The Editor’s Desk – January 2018

January 1 / 18

Vol. 6 / #1

Happy New Year! New year, new beginnings and new changes. I think we are experiencing a creative awakening in every aspect. From art to music, from film to photography, and so on and so on.

First off, keeping the updates on the AWP Conference & Bookfair which will be held on March 7-10 in Tampa, Florida. I will get the updates up for the first Wednesday Scene this week. Frieze New York and London 2018 will be arriving this year and don’t worry, I’m keeping up on that too…

New year, new albums so that means new music. Camila Cabello, Black Label Society, and several others will have new music for the month. Music festivals for January…short, but it’s still enough to get you going for 2018.

I’m taking Shadow Spotlight in a different direction this month. The Untitled Space in NYC will be the spotlight focus. @ The Event is still traveling through Texas. Will the next stop be Austin, Dallas, or Houston? You’ll have to wait on that one.

One last thing, be prepared for some changes coming this month, including a new theme. It’s a new year with new changes.

Goodbye 2017…Hello 2018






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Editor’s Note: December 2017

Editor’s Note: December 2017

December 1 / 17

Vol. 5 / # 12

Hello everyone! The last month of 2017 has arrived….December. Can you believe that? I’ve said this several times, the year is going by fast, too fast.

What’s happening this month? The usual suspects: new music and music festivals. I’m getting updates on events for 2018 such as AWP Conference and Bookfair, Frieze New York 2018, Governor’s Island Art Fair, and many more events to come in photography, music, and games.

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is ready. Badges are on sale shortly after 9am PST on December 9, 2017. Waiting room will be open for entry at 8am PST. For this month’s Shadow Spotlight, I’m putting together five artists that made their mark this year.

I like to do something different for this month. With all the films there were released this year, Shadowboxerinc is making a list of the best films for 2017. Films are not the only category getting a list ready. A list for the best reads, music, and games are getting ready too.

Lastly, I’ve got something up my sleeve for Creative Close-Up. Goodbye November….Hello December.






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Editor Note: November 2017

Editor Note: November 2017

November 1 / 17

Vol.5 / #11

Hello folks! October is over, on to November. So much to do this month. The usual posts of New Music, Music Festivals, are on the agenda.

I’m really excited to see ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Justice League’. You know there will be a review for those two flicks, which leads to Creative Close-Up: Why I Like Both DC & Marvel. I was supposed to have this in October but decided to have it this month. Which really makes sense.

Cardi B is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. If some of you have Bodak Yellow on replay, then you know who I’m talking about. She’s been on the scene for a good while or so and she has no plans of stopping anytime soon!

Ever been to San Antonio, Texas? I’ve lived there for several years until me and my family moved in 1990. So much you can do, really you can. It’s been a goal of mine to return there. So Yes, San Antonio is the latest stop for @ The Event.

Lastly, Shadowboxerinc is celebrating 5 years. Yes, five years! All month long, I’m celebrating the anniversary, which is on November 10, and I do have some great things to give away.

Goodbye October…..Hello November!







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Editor’s Note: October 2017

Editor’s Note: October 2017

September 30 / 17

Vol 5 / #10

October….What is great about October? Well, the start of a new month that’s for sure, but also a lot of things to cover for this month. Of course, there will be some things to scare you a bit. I hope you enjoyed Governors Island Art Fair. This is the last weekend for the event this year. It’s free, tomorrow’s the final day. You may want to visit.

Shadow Spotlight belongs to actor Lee Pace. If you don’t know who he is, think Ned the Piemaker or Thranduil in The Hobbit film series. Denver, Colorado is our next pit stop for @ The Event. New music from Pink, St. Vincent, Wu-Tang Clan, and more to come for New Music October. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017, Austin City Limits 2017….those are the music festivals coming this month.

I’m already in the process of passing along any writing, art, game, or any conferences that are happening in the coming months. A new theme is coming for Shadowboxerinc. I feel this one has outlived itself. So if you see some things amiss, don’t worry.

Lastly my article for Creative Close-Up: Why I Like Both DC & Marvel. I’m taking lots of time to get this written as interesting as I can. This month is going to be busy, but I like it busy. I can now focus on November!

Goodbye September, Hello October……








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Editor’s Note September 2017

Editor’s Note September 2017

September 1 / 17

Vol 5. / #9

Hey! The first Friday of September is here and a three day weekend is upon us! Firstly, there is a new theme. To be honest, I’m not too much liking it, but hopefully, that will change down the road.

Governors Island Art Fair starts tomorrow and it will be every weekend this month. Admission is free. It’s already posted so please take a look to get the information you need. This is not the only art fair there are others. Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, Red Dot Miami, Artexpo Las Vegas, and so on.

Shadow Spotlight will focus on Music. New Fall Music that is. Music festivals are also on the horizon for fall. Phoenix, Arizona is our next stop for @ The Event.

Fashion….Fall fashion is already here and I’ll be doing some scoping and checking this and that. Let’s not forget about books….new literature coming soon and already Shadowboxerinc is compiling our list for great books to curl up for this season.

More to come this month and it’s gonna be quite busy so I hope you guys can keep up!

Goodbye August 2017….hello September 2017.








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Editor’s Note: July 2017

Editor’s Note: July 2017

June 29 / 17

Vol. 5 / #7

When I was younger, I liked Summer because of the weather and the fact that school was out and we could do all the fun stuff. Now it’s not the weather, it’s the attitude. Summer is one of those seasons that wants you to stop and just breathe. Why do you think people like to take vacations during this time of the year? To relax, take a break, or to recuperate…all those things.

This month it is time to step away from the daily routine from the hubbub of life.  Actually, it’s time for your creative mind to step away from all the madness and cleaning out the creative closet.  I’m doing some research on the subject and I think you guys will find it interesting and you may have ideas of your own on how to refresh your creative thinking.

First, there are a few things we need to talk about. 4Heads 10th Annual Governors Island Art Fair is coming September 2017. June 20 was the deadline for any artist interested, but you can still attend the event. Admission is free. I’m going to keep reminding you guys if you’re coming or in NYC. Other upcoming events such as AWP Conference and Bookfair dates will be available as well.

Ever thought about starting your art residency? There are ways to do it. I’ve also done some research and for those of you who have thought about this, I’m sure these tips will come in handy.

Lots of information to share with you from Artsy Shark, World Photography Organisation, and others. Music festivals for this month and new music. A film review of It Follows will be coming this month, plus putting the Shadow Spotlight on Photography.

Our last stop in California for @ The Event is in San Diego. For some reason, I thought I did a post on this, but I don’t think I haven’t thought…anyway San Diego it is. Almost forgot….Comic-Con is coming to San Diego. I hope you guys are able to attend.

Lots of fun and creative stuff coming this month and there may be something new added to the site. Hello, July!





























































































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Editor’s Note / June 2017

Editor’s Note / June 2017

May 31 / 17

Vol. 5 / #6

Summer doesn’t start until June 21, but here at Shadowboxerinc, Summer is already here. Lots of workshops to cover for this summer of 2017. Got a few events too. For example, 2017 Out of Chicago Conference is coming this month, June 23, 2017. Besides events, there are plenty of writers conferences, workshops, and retreats. So be ready to see some of that in the coming months.

For Shadow Spotlight, I’m doing something different. There will be five artists that will be featured.

I haven’t forgotten about AWP Writer’s Conference & Bookfair and Governors Island Art Fair. I’m getting all the information that I can about those, but of course, I can do better.

We’re still traveling through California and this month’s stop is the capital, Sacramento for @ The Event. I got the list for Summer Reads 2017 and it’s quite an impressive one too.

Lastly, I’m sure you’ve noticed a few changes on the site. I’ve added a few articles just to make the site a bit more interesting. Of course there will be more changes to come in the following months.

Goodbye May….Hello June!

















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