All posts tagged: Editor’s Note

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 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 …

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 …

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 @ …

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 …