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MidWeek Updates: Calling All Writers!

5.22.19 Hello! For those who love to create and write, there are two contests to enter. Thanks to The Writer. The Writer Share Your Story Writing Contest Deadline Thursday, June 6, 2019 Categories Nonfiction Entry Fees $9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com Prizes $100 Cash Prize Description Share your story to enter this writing contest. Write about a moment in your life that stands out such as the birth of a child, wedding or a traumatic event. Write your story for a chance at the cash prize. Contact Information FanStory.com Website https://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=105548     Minute Poetry Contest Deadline Monday, June 3, 2019 Categories Fiction, Poetry Entry Fees $9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com Prizes $100 Cash Prize Description Share a Minute Poem to enter this poetry contest. A Minute is a three-stanza poem that has a specific syllable count. Each stanza follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count. So the first line has 8 syllables and every line that follows has 4 syllables. Cash prize to the winner. Contact Information FanStory.com Website …

Shadow Spotlight: 5Rhytms

5.20.19 Hello everyone! Hope everybody enjoyed their weekend, even though it was too fast! 5Rhytms is today’s Shad0w Spotlight. What is 5Rhytms? Read below to find out… Credit: 5Rhytms Wikipedia’s description of 5Rhytms:  5Rhytmsis a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s.[2] It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy, the human potential movement, and transpersonal psychology. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns, and rhythms. Roth was a dancer and a musician. In 1977, she founded the Moving Center. The center offers workshops, which according to the website offers to dive deep into the investigation of the 5Rhytms.  Rhythm Emotion Stage of life Way of perceiving Aspect of self Flowing Fear Birth Being Body Staccato Anger Childhood Loving Heart Chaos Sadness Puberty Knowing Mind Lyrical Joy Maturity Seeing Soul Stillness Compassion Death Healing Spirit To see more about 5Rhytms here are a few videos.  There are workshops and classes across the globe. Go to …

MidWeek Update: Cannes Film Festival 2019

5.15.19 Hello, dear creatives! How’s everyone’s week so far? Well, we are halfway through this week and what better way than to see what’s happening in Cannes, France, where the 72nd Cannes Film Festival is taking place. The annual event started yesterday, May 14 and will run until May 25. I went online to their official website and found the press kit available to download. Here is some info on the festival… THE COMPETITION JURY 2019Alejandro Gonzalez IÑÁRRITU – PresidentDirector, Producer, Screenwriter / MexicoElle FANNING Actress / United-StatesMaimouna N’DIAYE Director, Actress / Burkina FasoKelly REICHARDT Director, Screenwriter, Editor / United-StatesAlice ROHRWACHER Director, Screenwriter, Producer / ItalyEnki BILAL Comic Book Author, Director / FranceRobin CAMPILLO Director, Screenwriter, Editor / FranceYorgos LANTHIMOS Director, Screenwriter, Producer / GreecePawel PAWLIKOWSKI Director, Screenwriter / Poland 14 to 25 May 2019Opening Film :Jim JARMUSCH  / THE DEAD DON’T DIE  / Comp. 1h43***Pedro ALMODÓVAR  / DOLOR Y GLORIA (PAIN AND GLORY) / 1h52Marco BELLOCCHIO / IL TRADITORE (THE TRAITOR) / 2h25BONG Joon Ho / GISAENGCHUNG (PARASITE) / 2h12Jean-Pierre DARDENNE & Luc DARDENNE …

Music Festivals / May 2019

5.4.19 Music festivals for this month, courtesy of Music Festivals Wizard. Forty in all! Credit: Music Festivals Wizard SUNFEST 2019 WEST PALM BEACH, FLMAY 2-5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         WEST COAST WEEKENDER 2019 SAN DIEGO, CAMAY 2-6, 2019         M3 ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 COLUMBIA, MDMAY 3-5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2019 JACKSONVILLE, FLMAY 3-5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         BEALE STREET MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 MEMPHIS, TNMAY 3-5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         WAKING WINDOWS 2019 WINOOSKI, VTMAY 3-5, 2019         SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL 2019 ATLANTA, GAMAY 3–5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         JMBLYA 2019 TEXAS TOURMAY 3-4, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         BEACHLIFE FESTIVAL 2019 REDONDO BEACH, CAMAY 3-5 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         JUST LIKE HEAVEN FESTIVAL 2019 LONG BEACH, CAMAY 3-4, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         IHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL 2019 AUSTIN, TXMAY 4, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE 2019 BAKERSFIELD, CAMAY …

Alien 40th Anniversary Six Short Films

5.4.19 Hey there again…I promised to post all six of the short films for Alien 40th Anniversary. For those of you who haven’t seen these, take a look at them… From IGN: To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day which was held on April 26th. But the Alien fun isn’t over just yet! 20th Century Fox revealed that to mark the 40th anniversary of Alien, the movie will return to more than 600 theaters for three days only — October 13, 15 and 16 — as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ yearlong TCM Big Screen Classic Series. For more information, visit http://www.FathomEvents.com. Written and directed by Chris Reading, the synopsis for “Containment” reads: “Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might …

Editor’s Note / May 2019

5.1.19 Vol. 7 / #5 Good Morning! A new month, a beginning of sorts, right? This will be a short note here. Lots of activities to pass along to you. New music, films, and other good stuff. I’ve been on vacation back in April and decided not to do a Where To segment of Orlando, but this month I’m making up for it! Will there be film reviews? Yes, about a few.  As you can already see, there have been a slight few changes on the blog site and I’m working on quite a few…that word again…projects.  So let’s say goodbye to April and onward to May!           Featured image: Crosscards.com  

Creative Close-Up: For the Artists…

4.30.19 Hello everyone! I found an article from Art Business News that I wanted to share with you today. It’s by Katey Carey titled, How Artists Can Strong Impressions and Forge Relationships with Galleries. I hope you like and learn a few things from this article for those of you who are approaching and researching galleries to showcase your works. How Artists Can Make Strong Impressions and Forge Relationships with Galleries by KATIE CAREY You probably already know the basics of approaching a gallery. You have a solid portfolio of current work. You researched and targeted galleries that show relevant work. You polished your CV and artist statement. Everything has been prepared with care and you are ready to send it off and finally land representation from your target gallery. But, how can you ensure that you are making a strong impression? And what’s more, make sure you foster these important relationships? Here are just a few tips from gallerists, curators and artists on how to put your best foot forward and increase your opportunities in …

News: Out of the Office / Alien: Night Shift

4.17.19 Hello everybody! It’s Wednesday and I just wanted to let you guys know that I will be out of the office for the whole week.  Shadow Spotlight, Where To, MidWk and Weekend Updates will return next week. In the meantime, take a look at the third Alien short film Night Shift. Enjoy the rest of your week, be blessed! To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. Written and directed by Aidan Brezonick, the synopsis for Night Shift reads: “When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker’s condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands.”   Featured image: unknown