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Creative Close-Up: Art Talks w/Stephen Silver 26-30

Creative Close-Up: Art Talks w/Stephen Silver 26-30

November 29 / 16

Good Morning! Shadowbox is back in the office. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday and didn’t eat too much. Time to get back to business. It’s time for some Art Talk with Stephen Silver 26 to 30.


 

Art Talk 26 Stephen Silver The Chaos of Being Creative

 

 

Art Talk 27 Stephen Silver Experiencing Frustration as an Artist

 

Art Talk 28 Stephen Silver The Professional Artists Hidden Secret

 

Art Talk 29 Stephen Silver Are your friends REAL?

 

Art Talk 30 Stephen Silver Difficult vs Impossible

 

There you have it. The last five will be posted in December, but it will be early. I clearly enjoy watching them and I hope you do to. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have A Safe & Happy Thanksgiving…..Will Return Nov. 29

Have A Safe & Happy Thanksgiving…..Will Return Nov. 29

November 20/ 16

Just wanted to say to my readers to have a Blessed, Happy, and Safe Thanksgiving. Don’t eat too much, enjoy your family and loved ones! 
Shadowbox is officially out of the office, but will return November 29. 
P.S….you might see a few rearrangements going on the blog. 

 

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featured image: wallpapers4u.org & happy diwali 2016

Film Review: I Saw the Light

Film Review: I Saw the Light

November 20 / 16

Tom Hiddleston as the late Hank Williams, one of the bright spots on this film.

“You got to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly.”

Hank Williams

What word do I use to describe Hank Williams? A musical genius? A true songwriter? Lost soul? well, you could say all three. I Saw the Light is not just another biopic, but this biopic has failed in many ways than one.

First I will say this, Tom Hiddleston was a great treat to see. An Englishmen playing a country crooner was a surprise. Williams’s grandson Hank III wasn’t too pleased, but who really cares. I wish he could give Hiddleston the credit for the hard work to portray such a legend in country music and what a legend. Not only did the film did touch about William’s as a great performer, but it also touched on his demons. His spinal condition called Spina bifida, caused him lifelong pain, and the fact that this was one of the cause for his abuse of drugs and alcohol didn’t make it any easier. Hiddleston’s work has paid off greatly. It also helped that he did his own singing in the film, that was one of the highlights.

Audrey (Elizabeth Olsen) and Hank in happier times.

Elizabeth Olsen, who portrayed William’s first wife Audrey, was also a great addition. Audrey wanted to have a career in music as well. Even though she lacked vocal talent, that wasn’t going didn’t stop her. When you see Hiddleston and Olsen together, that’s pure chemistry right there. The relationship between Hank and Audrey had it’s highs and terrible lows, due to his drinking of course.

There is one problem I have with this film. Based on Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, with George Merritt and William MacEwen, there are some issues.

Marc Abraham, who not only directed, but also written and produced the film failed to bring what the film really needed and that is the heart. When you do a biopic, aren’t you supposed to let audiences know how the person become who he or she was? What truly made Hank the way he was? That’s not the case here. Abraham though that Hank’s humble beginnings didn’t really matter. To be honest, Abraham just cheated not only the audience, but the actors. Hiddleston’s and Olsen’s performances we’re spot on, it just wasn’t enough to save this film.

While I do feel that the film was great, it could’ve been a whole lot better.

I Saw the Light: C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: the independent, moviefone, & hypable

 

@ The Event: Montreal, Canada

@ The Event: Montreal, Canada

November 18 / 16

Hello and Good Morning! The week is coming to a close and today’s @ The Event, we’re heading over to Montreal. Lots of great things to do up there. Wanna see? Ok, let’s see what they have to offer……


cred: eventful.com

Concerts

Niykee Heaton

Nov 19 – 9:00 PM / L’Astral

FIND TICKETS

*In Flames, Hellyeah & From Ashes To New

Nov 22 – 7:00 PM / Metropolis

FIND TICKETS

Straight No Chaser

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Theatre Maisonneuve – PdA

FIND TICKETS

Festivals

*Festival Les Coups de Théâtre

Nov 1 – Nov 30 / Montreal, Quebec, Canada

VIEW DETAILS

29th ANNUAL TIBETAN CULTURAL FAIR & B…

Nov 26 – 10:00 AM / Santa Cruz Church Hall

Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Bell Centre

FIND TICKETS

Film

Animated Movie: La guerre des tuques …

Nov 20 – 2:00 PM / La Maison Culturelle de Montréal-Nord

Movie: Histoires À Faire Rêver, Histo…

Nov 27 – 3:00 PM / Maison De La Culture Notre Dame De Grace

Le laboratoire de l’humour

Dec 1 – 8:30 PM / Hôtel Les Trois Tilleuls

FIND TICKETS

Literary

Yoga & Books (Mile End)

Nov 24 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

*Fun with Books (Mile End)

Dec 1 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

VIEW DETAILS

The Magic of Books (Maisonneuve)

Dec 3 – 11:00 AM / Maisonneuve Library

Museums

Visites guidées express « spécial 5 a…

Nov 29 – 12:15 PM / Maison du développement durable

Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Oct 2 – Nov 27 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

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Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Dec 4 – Mar 12 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

* Featured Events

This is what’s going on in Montreal. For more information, please go to montreal.eventful.com/events. Go to eventful.com to see what other events are going on across the globe. Read through the site to see what you’re looking for and you’ll be on your way. Come back Sunday for two more posts.

featured image: full hd pictures

Shadow Spotlight: Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen

Shadow Spotlight: Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen

November 14 / 16

Hello. Lots of things to cover for this week, so let’s begin with today’s Shadow Spotlight on Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.

From the time they were babies, the lives of Mary Kate and Ashley were always in the public eye. They grew up before our eyes as Michelle Tanner in the adorable sitcom Full House. Then came Dualstar, their limited liability company, which produced films, tv shows, and other products.

 

 

These days the ladies are now known as fashion businesswomen and icons. With their fashion lines Elizabeth & James and The Row, Mary Kate and Ashley have paved their own path away from the acting world and into the world of fashion. Recently they just opened their first boutique at The Grove in their native Los Angeles. Not only that, but the twins celebrated another milestone, turning 30. Yep, it’s hard to believe, but Mary Kate and Ashley are now 30 and their successful career in fashion is just another turning point.

How would you describe their line? Well, I would like to say low-key luxury, with clean lines. That’s what you see with either The Row or Elizabeth & James. There is nothing too busy or fussy about it. To the hemlines, the colors, it all blends together.

 

 

MK and Ashley have a style all their own. That low-brow, uniform, almost boho chic look. Some people may not understand it, but that’s their style. The twins and I do have one thing in common though, how we layer our clothes.

According to a recent article, the ladies have started seven trends, which include Birkenstocks, oversized outerwear, and boho-inspired dresses just to name a few.

The future is becoming a lot bright for these two, I mean, when you are CFDA Award-winning fashion designers, the sky’s the limit. Mary Kate and Ashley have already arrived.

 

 

Read the article 7 Trends the Olsen Twins Started by Michelle Scanga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: vogue, refinery29, 7 wallpapers.net, fabulousmuses.net, elle

 

 

More Wednesday Scene: Music Festival Weekend / Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

More Wednesday Scene: Music Festival Weekend / Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

November 9 / 16

Afternoon everyone! I hope the election hasn’t worn or stressed you out. You may not like the outcome, but I know who’s really in control and that’s God Himself. Now that I got that off my chest, let’s move on to what music festivals are happening this weekend, not a lot going on this month, but for those living around Los Angeles, check this out…..


cred: music wizard festival

 

LOS ANGELES, CA
NOVEMBER 12-NOVEMBER 13, 2016

TICKETS: $98-$175
CAMPING: NO
WEBSITE: OFFICIAL WEBSITE

THE 2016 LINEUP

  • ALINA BARAZ
  • ANDERSON.PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS
  • CHANCE THE RAPPER
  • DEATH GRIPS
  • DJ MUSTARD
  • DOMO GENESIS
  • ERYKAH BADU
  • FLATBUSH ZOMBIES
  • GALLANT
  • JOEY BADA$$
  • KALI UCHIS
  • KAMASI WASHINGTON
  • KAYTRANADA
  • KEHLANI
  • KEVIN ABSTRACT
  • KILO KISH
  • LEFT BRAIN
  • LIL UZI VERT
  • LIL WAYNE
  • MIKE G
  • MIXEDBYALI
  • PHONY PPL
  • PRETTY LIGHTS
  • ROCKETDAGOON
  • SCHOOLBOY Q
  • SLEIGH BELLS
  • SREMMLIFE CREW
  • SZA
  • TACO
  • THE GARDEN
  • THE INTERNET
  • TOKIMONSTA
  • TORO Y MOI
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR
  • YUNA
  • ZBY DAY

If this interests you, just click on the official site to get the info you need. There will be a Weekend Scene post this coming Saturday. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: wallpaper tunnels & music festival wizard

Wednesday Scene: New York Film Academy Open House

Wednesday Scene: New York Film Academy Open House

November 9 / 16

Good Morning! For those living in New York City  or any other locations and have thoughts about going into film, this maybe for you. The New York Film Academy is doing an open house this month, November 19, 2016.


cred: new york film academy

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

Battery Place Location: 17 Battery Place, 5th Floor, New York City, NY, 10004
Tel: 1-800-611-FILM, +1-212-674-4300  ♦   Email: openhouse@nyfa.edu
Saturday
Nov. 19th, 2016

  • Future Dates:
  • Dec. 10th, 2016
  • Jan. 21st, 2017
  • Feb. 18th, 2017
  • Mar. 18th, 2017
  • Apr. 22nd, 2017
  • May 20th, 2017
  • Jun. 17th, 2017
Open House
12:00pm
For Ages 18 & Up
Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre, Animation, Editing, Documentary Film, Cinematography, Journalism, Screenwriting, Photography, Producing, Game Design, Graphic Design
Camps Open House
2:30pm
For Teens(Ages 14-17) & Kids (Ages 10-13)
Hands-on Intensive Summer Camps in
Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre, Photography, Screenwriting, 3D Animation, Music Video
Auditions or Portfolio Review
This is an opportunity for any applicant that is ready to submit an application or has already applied to the New York Film Academy.
• 10:00am Acting Auditions Click here for Acting Audition Guidelines
• 10:30am Musical Auditions Click here for Musical Audition Guidelines
• 11:00am Portfolio Review Click here for Portfolio Guidelines
Please note: You do not need to Audition or Receive a Portfolio review to attend the open house!
*Portfolio Reviews are available only for Applicants applying for our Degree Campus in Los Angeles or South Beach.

The New York Film Academy has several other locations besides New York. Los Angeles, South Beach, and Australia. To see these locations click here.

More information from the Film Academy soon. Don’t forget that there are future dates available, if you’re not able to attend. Now let’s see what music festivals are coming this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: flickriver