Shadow Spotlight: Black Music Month

Shadow Spotlight: Black Music Month

6. 18. 18

Hello all…hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, even though it was short…for some of us. I did say that this month’s Shadow Spotlight will be different. I just discovered that this month is Black Music Month or African-American Music Appreciation Month and I have some good music that needs to have a spotlight put on. Some of you may remember the music growing up and those who are just discovering it for the first time. I’ve created a small video playlist of past, present, and future…













You can find the rest of the playlist on Spotify, yep Shadowboxerinc has a Spotify account. Already have a playlist titled June is Black Music M0nth. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!



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MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

6. 13. 18

Hello all! Spring is ending soon and Summer is pretty much around the corner so I’ve been rummaging around looking for the latest books to read for the Summer of 2018. According to Melanie Yates for, here are the 50 Best Summer Reading Books for 2018, but for this post, there will be only 20 or less…

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I did say 20 and here you have 20 of the 50 best. To read the rest of the article to IT’S BEACH-READ SEASON! SEE WHAT BOOKS FOR SUMMER MADE OUR LIST THIS YEAR by Melanie Yates.


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MidWeek Scene: Calling All Artists & Photographers!

MidWeek Scene: Calling All Artists & Photographers!

6. 6. 18

Hello everyone! Hump Wednesday is here and its time for some midweek updates. This is for artists and photographers who would love to let people see their works in motion. Here some competitions or exhibitions, courtesy of Art Show that may interest you.

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52nd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

The Placerville Arts Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 5-19, 2018 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club in Placerville, California. Anticipated $4,000 in cash, gift certificates, and merchandise. Juror: Frank Ordaz. Open to artists 18 years and older. Media: watercolor, oil, acrylic, alkyd, pastel, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, photography, digital imagery, mixed media, and 3D. Work must be original, less than three years old and not shown previously at a Mother Lode Show. No prints, copies, or reproductions will be accepted. $40 for up to 2 entries; $10 for each additional entry. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Deadline: June 18, 2018 (until midnight Pacific time). More info. Contact: email or call 530-621-2468.






Luxembourg Art Prize 2018

The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international prize organised by the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg, a private not-for-profit exhibition space in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of little-known artists through a group exhibition by the finalists and support from the international network of Prize finalists, in existence since 2015. The winner receives significant help in the form of a grant of 25,000 euros (about US$31,000 or GBP22,000 or CA$40,000) and is entirely free to use the money in any way they choose. All the finalists’ expenses are paid by the organisation during the group exhibition (transport for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a four-star hotel). This also applies to the expenses of one other person who can accompany them. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques). $68 for unlimited submitted worksDeadline: June 18, 2018. More info.






New Horizons: Landscapes

3 Square Art in Fort Collins, CO announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, July 20 – August 17, 2018. $300 in awards. We are looking for all types of works–painting, sculpture, photography and more–works that show off vision for landscape artwork. Small and large formats. Give viewers and collectors a chance to see the beauty of your landscape… The main criteria for selection are creativity and fresh approaches in the artwork. $38 for 3 images, $5 for additional work (up to 5). Deadline: June 18, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 970-373-5880.






2nd International Photography Competition

Fusion Art seeks entries for an online juried exhibition, July 15 – October 14, 2018. Awards will be given to the top 5 winners in each category including worldwide promotion and inclusion in Fusion Art’s new gallery. Guest Juror: Stephen Baumbach. For this open (no theme) competition, the gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best digital art and photography using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes. $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: June 20, 2018. More info. Contact: email






Wasatch Plein Air Paradise 2018

The Midway Art Association (MAA) is pleased to announce the 13th annual Wasatch Plein Air Paradise (WPAP) painting competition and exhibition to take place at the Midway Town Hall (Midway, Utah) June 23rd – July 4th, 2018. Wasatch Plein Air Paradise is now one of the largest in Utah with over 100 artists of all levels from Utah and surrounding areas competing for over $12,000 in awards and prizes. This signature event of the Midway Art Association is the main fundraiser for our non-profit group, which provides art education, demonstrations, competitions and scholarships for deserving students. All of our events are open to the public. $10 per entry prior to May 18, $15 per entry thereafter. Deadline: June 23, 2018More info. Contact: email or call (480) 822-8861.






Visions In Clay

The LH Horton Jr Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 4-21, 2018. Best of Show $800 | 2nd Place $600 | 3rd Place $400 | San Joaquin Potters Guild Founders Award ~ $300 | Arts Lecture/Demo Award: $400. Juror: Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California. Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4ft. in any direction. Visions In Clay hosts a gallery and an online exhibition, selecting 60-65 works per show. $30 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional entry. Deadline: June 25, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 209-954-5507.






Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, 6th Annual

Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 1-30, 2018 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twenty-nine Palms, California. $5,000 in cash awards, exhibition catalog, and month-long exhibition. Artwork must depict or be inspired by the natural aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. Open to living artists around the world, age 18 and over, 2D or 3D original artwork created within the last 5 years. $35 for up to three artwork images. Deadline: June 25, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email






2nd Annual Skies Art Competition

Fusion Art announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, July 1-31, 2018. Top 5 winners in each category included in Fusion Art’s gallery. Artists can only show and sell on Artsy through a gallery partner. Juror: Chris Hoffman. For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art’s 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: June 27, 2018More info. Contact: email






7th Annual Square Foot Exhibit

The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association in Bismarck, ND announces a call to artists for a non-juried art exhibition, August 7-31, 2018. Open to oil, watercolor, acrylic, or mixed media. $25 for one entry; $30 for two entries. Deadline: June 29, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 701-223-5986.






9th International Painting Annual Publication

The International Painting Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three-plus years (2015 – 2018). Artists, designers, illustrators, and creative visual artists in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of painting in a wide range of applications. $2000 in cash awards. Note: As this is a book project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) may be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. All artists selected for inclusion receive a complimentary copy of the finished book. $40 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.






Open Call for Art

Artist Portfolio Magazine announces a call to artists. Awards: 1st Place $1k + cover art & 4 page spread, 2nd Place $500 + 4 page spread, 3rd Place $250 + 4 page spread, 17 Honorable Mentions 4 page spread. Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 20 is an open art competition that is available to all artists worldwide regardless of your standing in the art world. All visual art mediums and styles are welcome. Issue 35 will be over 80 pages of nothing but art and available online and in print. $25 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info.






Strange Figurations

SlowArt Productions seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 6-30, 2018 at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. Open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 518-828-2343.






Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 7-29, 2018. Cash Awards over $2500, with Best in Show at $1000. Juror: Andrew Ross. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older. Photographs must be original photographs or photographically derived work, and not done under supervision. All work submitted must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2014, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried photography show. $35 for three images. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 434-528-3256, ext. 127.






Art Elevated

Artists from around the world are invited to submit images of their works to be considered for Art Elevated, a public art initiative launched by the Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius, a technology platform for the arts community. 1st Prize: $1500, 2nd: $1000, 3rd: $500. 90 Finalists will have their artwork displayed on banners throughout the Garment District in the heart of midtown Manhattan, creating a fantastic aerial art gallery that will remain on view from September 3 to October 30, 2018. Open to any type of visual artist, working in any medium, context or geographical location. The submission must be from a living artist, 18 years or older. Only an individual artist can enter. If a work is created by more than one person, the submission must be from a primary creator or copyright holder with permission to submit the work. Entries cannot be submitted by Orangenius or GDA affiliated entities, agents, officers, directors, owners, employees, or their immediate families, nor can work commissioned by Orangenius or GDA be submitted. $15 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 919-619-2327.






31st annual Northern National Art Competition

The Nicolet College Art Gallery and The Northern Arts Council announce a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 29 – November 9, 2018, at the Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, WI. More than $8,500 will be awarded, including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence and several $500 Special Merit awards. Juror: Mark Steven Greenfield. Open to all artists 18 years or older who are US residents. Each artist may submit one or two images of recent, original, 2D hang-able artwork in any medium including drawing, painting, collage, photography, fiber, and mixed media. There is no theme. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 715-365-4556.






ArtisTTable Women’s Show – Her Story

ArtisTTable announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, July 12 – September 20, 2018. Cash Prizes for the first 3 places. Juror: Ilana Weiler. Her Story is an open themed exhibition that is for female artists only. This is an all media show that will include photography, and video as well, as drawing, painting and 3-dimensional work. You may submit up to 5 pieces per $25 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 231.883.1681.






24th Annual Regional Art Exhibition

Artists of Northwest Arkansas seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 6-28, 2018 at Art Ventures in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Over $6000 in Cash plus Merchandise Certificates, $2000 Best of Show. Entry Judges: Simon Kogan, Phil Starke, Thelma Blackburn. Award judge to be announced. The exhibition may be entered by any artist, 18 years of age or older, currently living in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma. All 2- and 3-dimensional media are eligible. The categories include Drawing/Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography/Digital Art, Water Media (watercolor and acrylic), and 3D Sculpture. $50 for 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry up to 5 total. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 480-432-5000.






NVAL 33rd Annual Juried National Show

The North Valley Art League seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 4 – October 6, 2018, at the NVAL Carter House Gallery in Redding, CA. Total Awards: $2000, Best of Show $1000. Juror: Robert Burridge, Internationally Acclaimed Painter residing in Arroyo Grande, California. Open to all artists 18 years old and over, who are residents of the United States. Work must be original, both in concept and execution. Eligible Media: All two-dimensional media done in Oil, Pastel (Oil or Soft), Water Media, Drawing Media, Alcohol Ink, Printmaking, Mixed Media, and Collage. Non-Eligible Media: Giclées, Photography, Computer-generated art, work done in a class or workshop; copied work or work previously shown in any NVAL National Juried Show. Entries must be framed or be on 1.5 – 2 inches deep gallery-wrapped canvas with sides finished. Maximum size: 40 x 40 inches, including frame. $40 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional entry. Deadline: June 30, 5pm PDT. More info. Contact: email or call 530-221-1993.






StoriesToArt 2018 Call for Artists

StoriesToArt is accepting 300 artists through a juried application process to exhibit and sell work on a unique platform. Artists are judged on a first-come, first-served basis. We currently welcome distinguished artists from every field and recent art school graduates residing in the U.S. to apply, and we hope to expand internationally in the near future. Free to enter! Deadline: June 30, 2018. Apply here. Contact: email or call 571-344-0082.






The Gateway International Painting Competition

Painters over 18 years of age living anywhere in the world may enter this online painting competition. $1,000 cash Best in Show; 12 finalists receive entry credits; 1 Artists Choice $100 cash. Juror: John Buxton, professional artist. All 2-D works created using traditional physical painting media are eligible: oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, charcoal, acrylic, and mixed media. Submit your high-resolution image online. (No digital art, no photography– no work area /background showing–no frames). $25 annual membership fee; $10 per painting entry/enter as often as you wish. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 928-282-4326; 928-201-5082.

That is it for the month of June. Go to for more call for artists, workshops, tutorials, and more.



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Wknd Scene: American Black Film Festival 2018

Wknd Scene: American Black Film Festival 2018

6. 2. 18

Last post for today. I’m glad that I found this and I wish I could go, well maybe next year! The American Black  Film Festival 2018 will be held in Miami Florida. Got the short detailed description and ticket information below…

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JUNE 13 – 17, 2018


Overview of the festival…


The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Founded by Jeff Friday, it supports emerging artists to foster a wider range of images, stories, and storytellers represented in the entertainment industry. The ABFF is committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, and is recognized as a vital pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera. Annually held during the month of June, the festival is comprised of five action-packed days of films, engaging panels, networking events and more…from the star-studded opening night screening to the inspirational closing filmmaker ceremony.

Since its inception in 1997, the festival has been held in several locations — from Acapulco, Mexico, to Miami, Florida. The festival is today the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts, with approximately 10,000 attendees. The 22nd annual ABFF will take place in Miami Beach, June 13-17, 2018. The Founding and Presenting Sponsor is HBO®.


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Events such as Master Classes, ABFF Talks, Business of Entertainment Seminars, and others will be featured during the festival.


Tickets and Passes: Splash Pass and Sobe Pass + Patron Circle Membership are SOLD OUT. The only available one is the Sobe Pass, which is $675, yes that how much it is. If you can afford it, you still have a chance to buy it now!

To know more about tickets passes, and other information, go to Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!




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Wknd Update: 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Wknd Update: 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

6. 2. 18

It’s going to be a busy Saturday! The Sony World Photography Awards are back! For those of you who are professional or amateur photographers, this is right for you. Here is a short detailed information about the competition.

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2019 Sony World Photography Awards

A 12-year partnership
with Sony bringing you one of the world’s leading
photography competitions


The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide. 

The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, to established professionals. There is a competition and a category for everyone, from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture, and more.

All images are judged by leading industry experts, who come together each year in London to decide the best images. A total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers.

With the power to kick-start and shape careers, photographers are provided with an unprecedented stage to showcase their work, powered by a series of tailored global press and media campaigns. Previous winners and shortlisted photographers have gone on to be represented by renowned galleries and institutions, and their work has been featured in major publications around the world.

Equally, each year we recognise one of the world’s most influential photographers through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award; previous recipients have included Martin Parr, William Eggleston and Candida Höfer.

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:

  • Professional – Recognising outstanding bodies of work​

  • Open – Rewarding the world’s best single images ​

  • Youth – Best single images by photographers aged 12-19

  • Student – For photography students worldwide

Please note: You can only enter one of the following competitions: Professional, Open or Youth. 

To know even more About the competition, Exposure & Benefits and Success Stories go to the link:

Again this is a great opportunity to get your work out there and a little prayer to those who enter and win!



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Music Festival / June 2018

Music Festival / June 2018

6. 2. 18

Hello again! Lots of music festivals for June 2018, thanks to Music Festival Wizard. When I say lots, I mean lots!

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Mountain Music Festival 2018  New River Gorge, WV May 31-June 2, 2018

Roots Picnic 2018  Philadelphia, PA  June 2, 2018

Bunbury Music Festival 2018  Cincinnati, OH  June 1-3, 2018

Governors Ball Music Festival 2018  New York City, NY  June 1-3, 2018

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018  Nelsonville, OH  May 31-June 3, 2018

The Untz Festival 2018  Mariposa, CA  June 1-3, 2018

Upstream Music Fest 2018  Seattle, WA  June 1-3, 2018

Huichica Festival 2018  Sonoma, CA  June 8-9, 2018

Northside Festival Brooklyn 2018  Brooklyn, NY  June 6-10, 2018

CMA Music Festival 2018  Nashville, TN  June 6-10, 2018

Bonnaroo Music Festival 2018  Manchester, TN  June 7-10, 2018

Taste of Country 2018  Hunter Mountain, NY  June 8-10, 2018

Carolina Country Music Festival 2018  Myrtle Beach, SC  June 7-10, 2018

Spring Awakening 2018  Chicago, IL  June 8-10, 2018

LaureLive 2018  Russel Township, OH  June 9-10, 2018



Hot 97 Summer Jam 2018  East Rutherford, NJ  June 10, 2018

Riverbend Festival 2018  Chattanooga, TN  June 8-16, 2018

Blue Ox Music Festival 2018  Eau Claire, WI  June 14-16, 2018

Firefly Music Festival 2018  Dover, DE  June 15-18, 2017

Country Summer Music Festival 2018  Santa Rosa, CA  June 15-17, 2018

Mountain Jam 2018  Hunter Mountain, NY  June 15-17, 2018

Clearwater Festival 2018  Croton-On-Hudson, NY  June 16-17, 2018

Sonic Bloom 2018  Rye, CO  June 14-17, 2018

Country Jam Colorado 2018  Grand Junction, CO  June 14-17, 2018

Mad Tea Party Jam 2018  Artemas, PA  June 14-17, 2018

Paradiso Festival 2018  George, WA June 15-16, 2018

Country Fest 2018  Cadott, WI June 21-23, 2018

Moondance Jammin Country 2018  Walker, MN  June 21-23, 2018

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2018  Telluride, CO  June 21-24, 2018

Country LakeShake 2018  Chicago, IL  June 22-24, 2018



Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2018  Boonville, CA  June 22-24, 2018

4 Peaks Music Festival 2018  Bend, OR  June 21-24, 2018

Bonanza Campout 2018  Heber, Utah  June 22-24, 2018

Mamby on the Beach 2018  Chicago, IL  June 23-24, 2018

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018  Pasadena, CA  June 23-24, 2018

ROMP Fest 2018  Owensboro, KY  June 27-30, 2018

Middle of the Map Fest 2018  Kansas City, MO  June 29-30, 2018

Electric Forest 2018  Rothbury, MI  June 21-July 1, 2018

Summerfest 2018  Milwaukee, WI  June 27-July 8, 2018

Warped Tour 2018  US Tour  June 21-August 5, 2018



If you live in or near these areas, click on the links above to find all the information you need. If I’m not mistaken, one of these festivals may have sold out, but again please be sure to click on the links to find out.


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New Music / June 2018

New Music / June 2018

6. 1. 18

Hello and Happy Weekend…New music for the month of June has arrived. Thanks to Metacritic we can see what artists are getting ready for their album releases…

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1 JUNE 2018

American Aquarium

Things Change

Ben Howard

Noonday Dream

Black Thought x 9th Wonder & The Soul Council

Streams of Thought Vol. 1.

Father John Misty

God’s Favorite Customer



Joan of Arc


Kanye West

[Title TBA]



[Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay]

mazzy star


Constant Image

Natalie Prass

The Future And The Past

Neko Case


Oneohtrix Point Never

Age of

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson



Richard Edwards


[Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s]

Roger Daltrey

As Long As I Have You

Sons Of An Illustrious Father

Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla

[Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller]

8 JUNE 2018

Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Adrian Younge

The Midnight Hour

Dave Matthews Band

Come Tomorrow

Dierks Bentley

The Mountain


Constant Image

Gruff Rhys


Jorja Smith

Lost & Found

Kids See Ghosts

[Title TBA]

[Kanye West & Kid Cudi]

Lily Allen

No Shame

Lykke Li

So Sad So Sexy

Snail Mail




The Get Up Kids



15 JUNE 2018

5 Seconds of Summer


Arthur Buck

Arthur Buck

[Joseph Arthur & R.E.M.’s Peter Buck]

Ben Caplan

Old Stock

Buddy Guy

The Blues Is Alive And Well

Christina Aguilera



Head Over Heels

Chuck Auerbach

Remember Me

[father of the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach]

Jay Rock


John Parish

Bird Dog Dante

Johnny Marr

Call The Comet

Leon Vynehall

Nothing Is Still

Mayday Parade


Melody’s Echo Chamber

Bon Voyage

Mike Shinoda

Post Traumatic

[Solo EP for Linkin Park member]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Hope Downs

Stuart A. Staples


[of Tindersticks]

The English Beat

Here We Go Love

Yumi Zouma


22 JUNE 2018



Gang Gang Dance



Chapel Perilous

[UK release May 4]

Jack River

Sugar Mountain

Jill Barber


Kamasi Washington

Heaven And Earth

Nine Inch Nails

Bad Witch

Panic! At the Disco

Pray For The Wicked

Project Pablo

Come To Canada You Will Like It

The Record Company

All Of This Life

29 JUNE 2018

Florence + the Machine

High As Hope


The Now Now

Jim James

Uniform Distortion

Let’s Eat Grandma

I’m All Ears

Ray Davies

Our Country: Americana Act II

The Essex Green

Hardly Electronic

As always check the release dates cause they can change.


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Editor’s Note: June 2018

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? How about Chicago? Yep, we’re heading toward the Windy City to for some cultural sites. I also have something different for Creative Close-Up for artists who want to reach more in the business of art.

Goodbye May, Hello June!







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