All posts tagged: July 2017

Reflections: Enjoying the Summer

July 29 / 17 No poetry, no short story, no post….no nothing. Just take the time to enjoy the summer. Kids that means you because school is just around the corner. Be thankful and happy to enjoy your vacation with family and friends or to just be creative. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be always blessed.                           Image source: Best Wallpapers & WallpaperSafar

Creative Close-Up: From Digital Music News…..

July 29 / 17 Hey everybody…it’s time for a Creative Close-Up. I found a recent article about music streaming, courtesy of Digital Music News. This has been updated to show you how much the artists are making. Read it and see for yourself. Digital Music News What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2017) Daniel Adrian Sanchez    July 24, 2017 So, how much can you expect to get from Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms? Music streaming services have helped to spark a revival in the music industry.  This year alone, major labels have reported record-breaking revenue. But how much are artists actually earning? We’ve been compiling data on this for a few years.  But getting a comprehensive, overarching look is pretty difficult.  Now, Information is Beautiful has released a new infograph showing how much major streaming services actually pay.  It reflects their best efforts to amass per-stream data into one diagram. + Calculate Your Earnings from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play & More Two years ago, the team at Information is Beautiful did the same analysis.  They …

Film Review: It Follows (2015)

July 27 / 17 Picture yourself at the park enjoying the scenery, minding your own business, just enjoying the day. That changes completely when you see a woman half-naked, disheveled, but the face is just not right. There is no smile, no anger, just no emotion…She’s slowly walking towards you. The other people in the park don’t even know she’s there, that’s because they don’t see her, but you do….. This is the premise of It Follows. Confused? Well, you shouldn’t be. This supernatural horror film is different from films that you’re used to seeing. It keeps you guessing and you want to know more. Jay Height is your average college student. Everything is going well in her life. She has her family, her friends, her health, and now a new boyfriend name Hugh. The pair ends up making out in his car after a date. Everything is fine, but Jay’s world changes for the worse. She learns from Hugh that she inherited a curse, all by having sexual intercourse. He tells her that an …

The Editor’s Laptop…..New Stuff for the Blog

July 23 / 17 Goodbye News….Welcome to The Editor’s Laptop! Here is where I can give you updates about what’s going on with Shadowboxerinc. As you can see, there have been changes. First, there have been videos added, just to give the blog site something interesting, keep the reader’s eyes focused. Second, thing is that two new subjects have been added to art, literature, music, film, photography, fashion…..tv and games. So there will be posts added for games and tv really soon. You can now read some articles that on the right-hand side of the blog site. They will be updated every Sunday, along with This Week’s Quotes and Life Quotes. Lastly, today is the last day of Comic-Con 2017. For those of you who have attended, I hope you had a great time. I’m planning on taking my first trip there next year. I’m sure everyone is hyped about Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and many other things. So now is time to plan for next year’s Comic-Con. July is pretty much over …

@The Event: San Diego….Comic-Con International 2017

July 21 / 17 Friday is here….In this special edition of @ The Event, we’re heading over to San Diego, our last stop in the state of California. This time we’re focusing on a big event that is happening right now: Comic-Con International. Since 1970, Comic-Con has become a mecca of comics, science-fiction, film, game, art, and tv. Preview started Wednesday, July 19 and yesterday was the beginning of the event. The dates are July 19-23, 2017. Here are several other tidbits about Comic-Con. credit source: comic-con international  MISSION STATEMENT Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. Let’s not forget the cosplay……. So now you have a pretty good idea what Comic-Con is. If you plan on going next year, head on over to http://www.comic-con.org for more information.  Enjoy your Friday, be blessed. For those who are at Comic-Con, …

Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark Calling for Artists

July 19 / 17 Hello! One more thing….Artsy Shark is calling for submissions between July 19-27, 2017. Please read the following below….. credit source: artsy shark ARTSY SHARK  Call for Artists Submissions accepted July 19-27, 2017 We need 48 artists to feature and promote through individual portfolio articles in the coming months. Submissions are now being accepted from visual artists  in every medium and category, including painting, drawing, mixed media, wood, glass, fiber, ceramic, metal, photography, digital art, printmaking, collage, jewelry, sculpture, and others. Go to http://www.artsyshark.com/become-a-featured-artist.  Submissions will be accepted starting July 19, 2017. Deadline is midnight EST on July 27, 2017.  Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed! image source: unknown

Shadow Spotlight: World Photography Organisation

July 10 / 17 Hello, everyone. Today we’re putting the spotlight on The World Photography Organisation. Here are a few tidbits on what this organization is about. cred: world photography organisation The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 180 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world. “We work with the best in the industry, forging strong, international partnerships to bring our photographers the exposure they deserve.” – Scott Gray, CEO, Founder   The organisation has year round events such as…. Sony World Photography Awards Free to enter and open to all photographers, the world’s largest photography competition celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. Winning photographers are flown to London to receive their prizes at the annual awards ceremony. Winning, shortlisted and commended photographers are showcased at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition each Spring in London, United Kingdom. Find out more PHOTOFAIRS, …

Music Festivals July 2017

July 7 / 17 Time for some more Summer Music Festivals. Take a look at these for this month of July…. cred: music festival wizard       80/35 Music Festival 2017 /Des                                 Moines, IA / July 7-8, 2016 Summerfest 2017 /Milwaukee, WI / June 28-July 9, 2017 The Ride Festival 2017 / Telluride, CO / July 8-9, 2017 Levitate Festival 2017 / Marshfield, MA / July 8-9, 2017 Rock Fest Wisconsin 2017/ Cadott, WI / July 13-15, 2017 Camp Bisco 2017 / Scranton, PA / July 13-15, 2017 Pitchfork Festival 2017 / Chicago, IL / July 14-16, 2017 Country Thunder Wisconsin 2017 / Twin Lakes, WI / July 13-16, 2017 Forecastle Festival 2017 / Louisville, KY / July 14-16, 2017 Northwest String Summit 2017 / North Plains, OR / July 13-16, 2017 Great South Bay Music Festival 2017 / Patchogue, NY / July 13-16, 2017 Chicago Open Air 2017/ Bridgeview, IL / July 14-16, 2017 Sloss Festival 2017 / Birmingham, AL / July 15-16, 2016 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2017 / Brooklyn, NY / July 10-16, 2017 Jamboree in the Hills 2017 / Morristown, OH …