All posts tagged: January 2018

Creative Close-Up: DC Extended Universe is Not Dead

January 29 / 18 Question…Is the DC Extended Universe Dead? For some or most people yes, but for those like me, no. Not even. We eagerly waited for Justice League to hit theaters. We were giving the latest superhero film high hopes, but alas, that wasn’t’ the case. I for one like the film. Don’t get me wrong, it had its share of great and funny moments. There were some scenes that we saw in the trailers didn’t make it to the film. Let’s not forget about Henry Cavill‘s CGI disastrous upper lip. My only complaint is how rushed the film was. Zack Snyder had to leave due to a personal tragedy, so Joss Wheadon finished where Snyder left off. Wheadon wrote the screenplay (along with Chris Terrio) for the film. With both director’s visions put together, what we got was a mess.     Justice League grossed $655 million worldwide, while domestically the total was $227 million. These figures are low. I would’ve expected more from both markets, but again, that’s not the case. According …

What’s Up….

January 26 / 18 Afternoon everyone! Just wanted to give you a heads up on what’s coming during the last week of this month. Is it that time already? Yes, it is. Creative Close-Up: The DC Extended Universe is Not Dead Reflections: Dream Big, Start Doing It Editor’s Note February 2018 Enjoy your weekend, be blessed!     Image source: unknown

@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

January 19 / 18 Friday, Friday, Friday! I’ve been busy getting this post put together. Instead of one city, I’m combining two. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Here are some great cultural activities you can do if you decided to visit these two neighboring cities. Credit source: Visit Dallas & Fort Worth.com Dallas ART & CULTURAL  Dallas Museum of Art DMA PRESENTS THE KEIR COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART GALLERY / JAN 19–APR 16 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 6:00 pm      Crow Collection of Asian Art SCULPTING NATURE: JADE FROM THE COLLECTION / JAN 19–MAR 10 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 9:00 pm   Nasher Sculpture Center SIGHTINGS: NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN / MAR 10–JUL 08 / Next: Mar 10 11:00 am – 5:00 pm   MUSIC EVENTS: Quill JAZZ JAM SESSION / Jan 25–DEC 24 / Next: Thu 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN / JAN 26 / Next: Jan 26 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Moody Performance Hall THE ROBERT E. & JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES AND THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENT: SOPRANO …

Shadow Spotlight: The Untitled Space

January 16 / 18 Hello everyone! Hope everybody enjoyed their three-day weekend in the U.S. This week will be plenty busy, plenty busy. When I do a Shadow Spotlight post, it takes time and research to put together a great piece. It can be a person, group, or a place. So this month’s spotlight focuses on a place. There are many go places to go for great art. The Untitled Space in New York City is one. If this place seems familiar, I’ve posted last week about an exhibition that is taking place this week. What is Untitled Space? I’ll let them tell you…   The Untitled Space art gallery, located in Tribeca, New York, was founded by artist Indira Cesarine in 2014. The gallery specializes in emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary-pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The Untitled Space is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of “Women in Art,” as well as special events aligned with our …

Winter Reads 2018

January 13 / 18 I know, I’m really behind on what to read this winter, but today I’m making up for it. Here are several books that should keep you warm…                                                         These are just a quick peek to add to your must-read list. There are many more, you just have to look really good.     Image source: Amazon, Elle, & Popsugar

Wednz Scene: One Year of Resistance

January 10 / 18 Hey there! Been busy scouring, searching, looking high and low for creative things to share with you. If you’re in New York City, you might want to check this group show exhibition that is happening at The Untitled Space. Credit source: Untitled Space   ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE // GROUP SHOW // JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 4, 2018 ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE  A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit ACLU Foundation OPENING RECEPTION January 16th Preview (by invitation) 4pm – 6pm Opening Reception 6pm – 9pm RSVP: events@untitled-space.com EXHIBITION ON VIEW January 17 –  February 4, 2018 THE UNTITLED SPACE GALLERY 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013     This January, The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to present ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE group exhibition, curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists responding to the political climate in America since the election of President Donald Trump. Opening January 16th, and on view through February 4th, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE marks the one …

New Music January 2018

January 3 / 18 New year, new music. Some familiar faces and some new faces. Thanks to Metacritic, we can see who is putting out new material. Credit source: Metacritic 12 JANUARY 2018 Anderson East Encore Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Wrong Creatures Black Veil Brides Vale Camila Cabello Camila Dirty Sidewalks Bring Down The House Lights Joe Satriani What Happens Next Umphrey’s McGee it’s not us 19 JANUARY 2018 A Grave with No Name Passover Bahamas Earthtones Black Label Society Grimmest Hits Cadence Weapon Cadence Weapon Cane Hill Too Far Gone Charlie Puth Voicenotes Fall Out Boy MANIA First Aid Kit Ruins Glen Hansard Between Two Shores Joe Perry Sweetzerland Manifesto Kimbra Primal Heart Porches The House The Go! Team Semicircle The Shins The Worms Heart [Re-work of Heartworms] The Xcerts Hold On To Your Heart They Might Be Giants I Like Fun tUnE-yArDs I can feel you creep into my private life 26 JANUARY 2018 Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us Django Django Marble Skies Marmozets Knowing What You Know Now Mimicking Birds Layers …