Reflections: Inside the Creative Mind

Reflections: Inside the Creative Mind

April 29 / 17

Three artists, three sides to the creative mind. Enjoy.





Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Be always blessed!






























































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Creative Close-Up: Read Up On This….

Creative Close-Up: Read Up On This….

April 24 / 17

Hello! April is coming to a close and it’s time from some Creative Close-Up. Today a found a few articles you may want to read….

cred: artsy shark, arts business institute, skinny artist

6 Ways to Boost Your Online Art Sales

By Carolyn Edlund



Are You Disorganized? It Could be Hurting Your Art Business 

by guest blogger Katie Carey



Here three from Skinny Artist….

Your Creativity Changes Lives–Know It, Believe It, Live It!

by Liz DeMarco


How to be Creative While on the Road

by Millie Swaby-Pritchard


Living a More Creative Life

by JoAnneh Nagler


I hope these articles put a bit of creative fire in you for the week. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!




























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@ The Event: Los Angeles

@ 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:


























































































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Music Festivals April 2017 Pt. 2

Music Festivals April 2017 Pt. 2

April 19 / 17 

More music festivals!

cred: music festival wizard

Wanee Music Festival 2017 Live Oak, FL ♦ April 20-22, 2017


Las Rageous 2017 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ April 21-22, 2017


SweetWater 420 Festival 2017 ♦ Atlanta, GA ♦ April 21-23, 2017


High Water Festival 2017 ♦ North Charleston, SC ♦ April 22-23, 2017


Old Settler’s Music Festival 2017 ♦ Driftwood, TX ♦ April 20-23, 2017

Something Wonderful 2017 ♦ Dallas, TX ♦ April 22-23, 2017

Norman Music Festival 2017 ♦ Norman, OK ♦ April 27-29, 2017

Stagecoach Music Festival 2017 ♦ Indio, CA ♦ April 28-30, 2017

Fort Rock 2017 ♦ Fort Myers, FL ♦ April 29-30, 2017


Welcome to Rockville 2017 ♦ Jacksonville, FL ♦ April 29-30, 2017

MerleFest 2017 ♦ Wilkesboro, NC ♦ April 27-30, 2017


Fortress Festival 2017 ♦ Fort Worth, TX ♦ April 29-30. 2017


M3 Rock Festival 2017 ♦ Columbia, MD ♦ April 28-30, 2017


New Orleans Jazz Festival 2017 ♦ New Orleans, LA ♦ April 28-May 7, 2017


Click on the colored links to get all the information you need. Hope you have a great Wednesday, be blessed.





















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Shadow Spotlight: Chance the Rapper

Shadow Spotlight: Chance the Rapper

April 10 / 17

Hello, everyone! It’s that time again for Shadow Spotlight and it’s on Chance the Rapper.

Born Chancelor Bennett, Chance the Rapper resume adds singer, songwriter record producer, and philanthropist.

Coming from Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of West Chatham, in 2011 the rapper recorded his first full-length mixtape, titled 10 Day or #10Day. This was recorded following a 10-day suspension during his senior year in high school for marijuana possession on campus. Even before the 10 Day was released, Chance was already getting recognition as one of Complex magazine’s ’10 New Chicago Rapper to Watch Out for’.  The mixtape was released in April 2012, which gained the one of Forbes magazine’s Cheap Tunes column. By July 2012, Chance appeared on Childish Gambino‘s single, ‘They Don’t Like Me’, from Gambino’s sixth mixtape titled Royalty.

Chance released his second mixtape, Acid Rap in April 2013. It was released as a free digital download and received accolades from Spin and Rolling Stone, and was nominated for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Music Awards.

His third mixtape, Coloring Book was released in May 2016 and was streamed exclusively on Apple Music. It also earned the rapper to win a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy.

Chance is also lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment. They released the album titled, Surf in May 2015.

Here is an article I read from Quartz. Written by Amy X. Wang, Why Chance the Rapper-who just made Grammy history-gives his music away for free. It’s quite interesting. Is it the future of music? Maybe so.





Hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!
























































































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New Music April 2017

New Music April 2017

April 12 / 17

New music releases time! Take a look at what’s coming in April….


  1. Week of Apr 2, 2017

  2. Week of Apr 9, 2017

  1. Week of Apr 16, 2017

  2. Week of Apr 23, 2017

14 APRIL 2017
Actress AZD
Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions
John Mayer The Search For Everything
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Leslie Mendelson Love And Murder
Lillie Mae Forever And Then Some
Little Dragon Season High
Splashh Waiting A Lifetime
The String Cheese Incident Believe
21 APRIL 2017
Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow
Angaleena Presley Wrangled
Arto Lindsay Cuidado Madame
Brad Paisley Love And War
GAS Narkopop
Have Mercy Make The Best Of It
Incubus 8
Jason Eady Jason Eady
Joe Goddard Electric Lines
Justin Walter Unseen Forces
Matt And Sam’s Brother My Brain Hurts A Lot [solo debut of JPNSGRLS’ Charlie Kerr]
Maxïmo Park Risk To Exist
Ray Davies Americana
Richie Kotzen Salting Earth
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
Ron Sexsmith The Last Rider
Sheryl Crow Be Myself
The Black Angels Death Song
Woods Love Is Love
28 APRIL 2017
Anamai What Mountain
BNQT Volume 1 [Midlake, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, and Travis’ Fran Healy]
Bruce Robison Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band
Colin Stetson All This I Do For Glory:
Feist Pleasure
Figure Walking The Big Other [Greg MacPherson & Rob Gardiner]
Gorillaz Humanz
JMSN Whatever Makes U Happy
John Mellencamp Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
Juliana Hatfield Pussycat
Kasabian For Crying Out Loud
Life Of Agony A Place Where There’s No More Pain
Little Cub Still Life
Lonely Robot The Big Dream
Mark Lanegan Band Gargoyle
Mary J. Blige Strength Of A Woman
Mew Visuals
New Found Glory Makes Me Sick
Ryuichi Sakamoto async
Sylvan Esso What Now
The Cranberries Something Else
The New Year Snow
Thurston Moore Rock n Roll Consciousness
WALL Untitled
Weed Born Wrong Love [Final album]
Willie Nelson God’s Problem Child

These are the releases, but the dates can change. Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend, be always blessed!



















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Music Festivals April 2017 Pt.1

Music Festivals April 2017 Pt.1

April 5 / 17

Got a great list of music festivals for this month and this is just the first part of it….

cred: music festival wizard

Savannah Music Festival 2017 ♦ Savannah, GA ♦ March 23-April 8, 2017


Euphoria Festival 2017 ♦ Austin, TX ♦ April 6-9, 2017



Country Thunder Arizona 2017 ♦ Florence, AZ ♦ April 6-9, 2017


Rhythm N Blooms 2017 ♦ Knoxville, TN ♦ April 7-9, 2017

Phoenix Lights 2017 ♦ Phoenix, AZ ♦ April 8-9, 2017

Lucidity Festival 2017 ♦ Santa Barbara, CA ♦ April 7-9, 2017

When We Were Young Fest 2017 ♦ Santa Ana, CA ♦ April 8-9, 2017


Wanee Music Festival 2017 ♦ Live Oak, FL ♦ April 20-22, 2017

Las Rageous 2017 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ April 21-22, 2017

Coachella Music Festival 2017 ♦ Indio, CA ♦ April 14-23, 2017


Old Settler’s Music Festival 2017 ♦ Driftwood, TX ♦ April 20-23, 2017


There will be more to come. Just click on the colored links to get the information you need. There is one more post to come…..




















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Editor’s Note….April 2017

Editor’s Note….April 2017

April 3 / 17

Vol. 5 / #4

Hi! We’re now in the fourth month of 2017. Spring Break is over and now it’s time for a renewal of the mind. The creative mind.






Shadowbox is now Shadowboxerinc. There have been changes going on with the site and expect to see more in the following months ahead. I’ve been thinking about adding a page or post where you can feature your artwork, stories, and poetry. Some sort of thing like that. Events that are featured this month: 4Heads Governor’s Island Art Fair 2017, Literature events, conferences, MoMA, New Music for this month, and much more. Chance the Rapper is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. We’re still traveling through the state of California for @ The Event, but you’ll have to drop by to see where the next stop is. More changes, more surprises. April showers……































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