All posts tagged: editor’s desk

Editor’s Note / November 2018

11.1.18 Vol.6 / #11 Hello! It is now November…can you believe it? One more month for 2018. October was busy, but this month is quieter.  Alessia Cara, Barbra Streisand, Rita Ora, Dead Can Dance are just a few but many that are releasing new music this month. Only five music festivals this November, yes five, but if you live near Reno, Nevada, or San Bernadino, California, you just might miss these gems! There will be a few film reviews coming soon, I need to compile a list of best films of this year, don’t I? Music, there has been great music from familiar and new faces. I’m going to be doing a list who has been shelling out great tunes so far. Shadow Spotlight, well I’m not telling. It will all be revealed this month. Our Where To is heading to Washington D.C.  I have a question to ask. What are you thankful for?  Goodbye October, Hello November.             Image source: SF Wallpaper Advertisements

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 …

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 …

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 …

Editor’s Note: May 2017

May 1 / 17 Vol. 5 / #5 The fifth month and already Shadowboxerinc is in motion. Not too much going on, but I’m getting ready for summer. New music, new films…well some old, new conferences, workshops…and so on and so on. Updates on the 4 Heads Governor’s Island Art Fair 2017, Frieze New York, AWP Conference & Bookfair and a few others. Shadowboxerinc has fashion on the brain. A few fashion designers or stylist will be featured in the Shadow Spotlight post. @ The Event is headed to Palm Springs California for this month. I’m sure you notice a few changes here and there on the blog and there will be plenty more. Goodbye April…Hello, May!                                                                 featured image: We Heart It

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……                                                     …