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Goodbye 2017….Till 2018

Goodbye 2017….Till 2018

December 24 / 17

Just wanted to say hi to you guys. This is my final post for 2017. Shadowboxerinc will be out for this week but will return January 2, 2018.

I want to say a big thank you to my followers, who’ve been on this creative journey to find great works in all forms. I can only pray and hope that 2018 will be a year of great changes. So on that note…

 

Have a safe and Joyous Christmas! Be always, always blessed! See you in January 2018!

 

Image source: 123greetingmessage & Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018 Wishes Greetings Images
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Best of 2017: Film

Best of 2017: Film

December 23 / 17

Hello! Best of 2017 has come to a close and what better way to close it with the Best of Film. 2017 gave us what we needed in this department. The big blockbusters and the small indie hits. Here is the top ten…

 

 

Wonder Woman

 

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it, including me!)

 

 

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

 

 

 

Thor: Ragnarok

 

 

 

Kong: Skull Island

 

 

 

It

 

 

 

Annabell: Creation

 

 

 

Wind River

 

 

 

Justice League

 

 

 

Murder on the Orient Express

 

Spiderman: Homecoming and Alien Covenant are not on the list, but both these films did well for this year. Can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring.

 

 

Image source: Cinema Blend & Variety

 

 

Best of 2017: Music

Best of 2017: Music

December 22 / 17

Alright. Music in 2017 was ok. I’m sure most of you might agree on that or not. There were a few artists that perked my attention, so all in all this year in music wasn’t that bad. I put together the 10 Best Songs for 2017. I hope you like it…

 

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

 

 

 

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

 

 

 

Fake Love – Drake

 

 

 

Bodak Yellow – Cardi B.

 

 

 

Ascension (feat. Vince Staples) – Gorillaz

 

 

 

Lust for Life (feat. The Weekend) – Lana Del Ray

 

 

 

End Game (feat. Ed Sheeran & Future) – Taylor Swift

 

 

 

Baby I’m Dying – Lolawolf

 

 

 

Immortal – Elley Duhe

 

 

 

Rocket (feat. Moe Moks) – Lion Babe

Hope you like these songs. Do you think one or more songs need to be added to the list? Oh, by the way…Here is a pick of 50 yes, 50 Best Albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone. Click below to see what albums made the list. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!

50 Best Albums of 2017 | Rolling Stone 

By Christopher R. Weingarten, Jon Dolan, Hank Shteamer, Brittany Spanos, Suzy Exposito, Joseph Hudak, Simon Vozick-Levinson, Keith Harris, Maura Johnston, Joe Levy, Will Hermes, Rob Sheffield

 

 

Image source: Twitter

Best of 2017: Photography

Best of 2017: Photography

December 20 / 17

Happy Hump Wednesday everybody! Continuing on with the Best of 2017 with Photography. Check out 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year website. Here are some awesome works by Sergio Tapiro Velasco, Clane Gessel, Y. Takafuji, and Reynold Dewantara.


Credit source: National Geographic Travel 

 

Photo by Sergio Tapiro Velasco

A powerful eruption illuminates the slopes of Mexico’s Colima Volcano on December 13, 2015. I was in the town of Comala when I suddenly saw incandescence above the volcano’s crater and started shooting. Seconds later, a powerful volcanic explosion expelled a cloud of ash particles and a massive lightning bolt illuminated most of the dark scene. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. – Sergio Tapiro Velasco

 

 

Photo by Clane Gessel

My dad and I traveled to Patagonia earlier this year, and we wanted to see something off the beaten path. After a 10-hour drive and traversing a long, dirt trail, we finally came upon the marble caves. We chartered a boat to take us closer, and I waited for the perfect light to capture these intricate blue swirls. The extra effort it took to reach the caves was worth it. – Clane Gessel 

 

 

Photo by Y. Takafuji

In a remote village in the Tamba region of Japan, twinkling fireflies light up the Forest of the Gods on a summer evening. The fireflies carpet a stairway leading to a small shrine revered by the local people, creating a magical atmosphere.

 

 

 

Photo by Reynold Dewantara

Mount Bromo is a small but active volcano on East Java, Indonesia. On January 17, 2016, I was nearby when an increase in seismic activity triggered an alert. This photo was taken from the patio of a local hotel, where I was waiting with my camera. Just as the volcano erupted, the ashes seemed to glow with light. This photo is very special to me—a rare eruption of Mount Bromo with excellent lighting. – Reynold Dewantara

You can check out the rest of these amazing photos from other photographers at travel.nationalgeographic.com/photographer-of-the-year-2017.

 

 

Image source: National Geographic Your Shot & unknown

 

Best of 2017: Books

Best of 2017: Books

December 19 / 17

Hello! Top 10…Best of 2017…Time to see which books made the list. Courtesy of Goodreads, the site had the annual Choice Awards. I chose those that were picked the winners and ones that came close behind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well? Any thoughts? Which book do you think should’ve made the list? Enjoy your Tuesday, be blessed.

 

 

Image source: Brigid Ashwood

Best of 2017: TV

Best of 2017: TV

December 18 / 17

Hey there! Hope everybody enjoyed their weekend. The Best of 2017 is continuing this week and we are looking at what TV series made their mark this year. Some I have watched and then there are others that I know I need to watch. Here are the top 10 lists of shows that put us into bingeing mode.

  1. Big Little Lies

  2. Insecure  

  3. Halt and Catch Fire

  4. Handmaid’s Tale

  5. Stranger Things

  6. Game of Thrones    

  7. The Crown

  8. Black Mirror

  9. The Deuce

  10. The Gifted 

 

Do you agree or disagree with the list? Tell me what other shows should be on the list. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!

 

 

Image sources: Vulture, NME.com, Indiewire.com, & Fox

Best of @ The Event: San Francisco, CA

Best of @ The Event: San Francisco, CA

December 15 / 17

Lastly, for today, I’ve chosen my favorite @ The Event post. San Francisco, California. This was featured in March of this year. Let’s read it again shall we…..

cred: trip advisor

Art Museums & Galleries

Secession Art & Design /  Address: 3235 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA94110 / Phone Number: +1 415-279-3058

secessionsf.com  

 

San Francisco Women Artist GalleryAddress: 647 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122-2401 / Phone Number: 14155668550

sfwomenartists.org

Asian Art MuseumAddress: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 / Phone Number: +1 415-581-3500

www.asianart.org

 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) / 151 3rd St, Enter on Howard or Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107 / Phone Number: +1 415-357-4000

www.sfmoma.org

 

 

CONCERTS & SHOWS

 

San Francisco Opera / 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509 / Phone Number: +1 415-861-4008

sfopera.com

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002 / Phone Number: +1 415 563 6504

palaceoffinearts.org

The Speakeasy644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 / Phone Number: +1 415-891-9744

www.thespeakeasysf.com

SFJazz Center201 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5108 / Phone Number: +1 866-920-5299

www.sfjazz.org

San Francisco Playhouse450 Post St Fl 2, San Francisco, CA 94102-1528 / Phone Number: +1 415-677-9596

www.facebook.com/SFPlayhouse

 

FILM FESTIVALS 

San Francisco Internaional Film Festival / April 5 – 19, 2017 / www.sffilm.org

San Francisco Green Film Festival / April 20 – 26, 2017 / www.greenfilmfest.org

just to name a few….

 

 

MUSIC FESTIVALS 

Treasure Island Music Festival / October 14 – 16, 2017 / www.treasureislandfestival.com

Noise Pop Music & Art Festival / February 16 – 26, 2018 / www.noisepop.com

I’m sure there more….

So there you have it. Go to Trip Advisor or go to San Francisco Travel, www.sftravel.com for more information.

Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

featured image: WallpaperPulse, Wikimedia Commons, Museums - Wikia

 

Best of Fashion 2017

Best of Fashion 2017

December 14 / 17

Friday is here and we continue with Best of 2017 in Fashion. Not too much going on in the world of fashion, but there were plenty of creative lines and colors that pop with imagination. Here are five that really stood out for me…courtesy of the FF Channel.

 

 

 

 

Are you happy with these five selections? If not, tell me which fashion labels came away with wonderous creative spunk.

 

Image source: Harper's Bazaar