Reflections: Keeping Black History Alive

February 26 / 16  Hello! February is winding down and it’s time to reflect. I’ve decided to this with poems. Poems always reflect what the poet is saying. They are writing from a place of experience, a place of pure emotions and letting the reader know their story. I think I’ve said this before, this generation and the next generation need to know what our ancestors went through for us. How we are able to vote, to speak, to get the best education, the jobs…..we have our ancestors to thank for that and I want future generations to see that … Continue reading Reflections: Keeping Black History Alive

Celebrating Black History Month / Music: A Look in the Present

February 22 / 16 Hello! We’re now into the final leg of celebrating Black History Month. We’re getting into Music, but I’m not looking to the past, I’m looking in the present, those that are getting our attention now. Here are a few that have already or about to break into the music scene….   Anderson Paak Janelle Monae Johnny Rain Lianne La Havas Kenzie May http://www.andersonpaak.com http://www.jmonae.com (site may be hacked…) odrepublic.com http://www.liannelahavas.com http://www.kenziemay.com You can find their music on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and other music stream services. I hope you enjoyed their music as much I did listen … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month / Music: A Look in the Present

Celebrating Black History / Literature: Toni Morrison

February 15 / 16 Hello….Monday is here, Shadowbox is continuing its celebration of Black History Month. Now we’re looking at literature and who better to represent than Toni Morrison.   Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford. According to an interview, She received the baptismal name of Antony, which became the basis for her nickname Toni, when she became a Catholic at age 12. Her best known novels are The Bluest Eyes (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved (1987) to name a few…. Commissioned to write the libretto for Margaret Garner, a new opera performed in 2005. Won the Pulitzer … Continue reading Celebrating Black History / Literature: Toni Morrison

@ The Museum: San Diego

February 12 / 16 Happy, Happy Friday creative peeps! We are in San Diego California, taking a look at what the city has to offer in the museums area. Some have art, photography, and history museums. Here are several you can check out…..   San Diego Museum of Art / 1450 El Prado / (619). 232.7931 / http://www.sdmart.org Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego  / 700 Prospect St. / (858).454.3541 / http://www.mcasd.org Timken Museum of Art / 1500 El Prado / (619).239.5548 / http://www.timkenmuseum.org San Diego Art Institute / 1439 El Prado / (619).236.0011 / http://www.sandiego-art.org Museum of Photographic Arts … Continue reading @ The Museum: San Diego

Scene Wednesday: 28th Folk Alliance International Conference, Camp, Fair & Awards

February 10 / 16 Hello again….found this piece of news to share with you music lovers, Folk Alliance International……. all credit: Folk Alliance International   WHEN: February 17-21, 2016 WHERE: Kansas City, MO, USA Registration and all submissions for showcases opened July 1st, 2015 for the 2016 Conference. The annual February conference (now in its 28th year) draws over 2,000 artists and industry (agents, managers, publishers, labels, festival/venue presenters, promoters, media) dedicated to folk music.   Pricing: Member vs. Non-Member    Overview   The Folk Alliance International Conference is the world’s largest gathering of the Folk music industry and community (crossing … Continue reading Scene Wednesday: 28th Folk Alliance International Conference, Camp, Fair & Awards

The Scene Wednesday: TIFF Next Wave Film Festival

February 3 / 16 Afternoon! Got only one post to put up today…….The Toronto International Film Festival has something for next generation of filmmakers. (courtesy of TIFF) The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival is back! From February 12–14, TIFF Bell Lightbox will transform into a film paradise for young film lovers. We’ll have free movies for high-school students (you heard us!), amazing guests and Q&A sessions, industry workshops, the 24-Hour Film Challenge, and the always epic kickoff at Battle of the Scores. Did we mention there’s free wifi throughout the building? You might never want to leave. I’M IN. SHOW ME … Continue reading The Scene Wednesday: TIFF Next Wave Film Festival

Celebrating Black History Month / Artist: Kehinde Wiley

  February 2 / 16 Hey! February is Black History Month…for this week we have artist Kehinde Wiley. Here are some facts about this artist….. All works by Kehinde Wiley Wiley is known for highly naturalistic paintings of people in heroic poses and often uses Old Masters paintings for the poses of the figure. In my opinion, his has created a tapestry, a representation of Black America.   I’ll let him speak…….           To see and know more about this artist, go to kehindewiley.com. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed always!         … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month / Artist: Kehinde Wiley