The magical musical experience that is Jam Cruise will be setting sails next January, when Jam Cruise 16 takes over the Norwegian Jade from January 17th through 22nd. After it embarks from Miami, Florida, the cruise will round through Roatan, Honduras, and Grand Cayman during its weeklong circuit. One of the benefits of Jam Cruise and what makes it such a highly anticipated event each year is the intimacy provided by being trapped on a boat in the middle of the ocean with your favorite musicians—the event is chockful of awesome collaborations that are unlikely to go down elsewhere due to the fact that such huge name musicians rarely gather together will open schedules specifically for hanging out and making music.Watch Nikki Glaspie Crush Vocals On “Killing In The Name” With Galactic On Jam Cruise [Pro-Shot]One huge moment from this year’s Jam Cruise was The Nth Power’s Nikki Glaspie’s supergroup dubbed the Nikki Glaspie Super Jam. Today, Jam Cruise released new footage of the super jam getting down on The Gap Band’s “Humpin’.” This sweet collaboration went down on the last day of Jam Cruise on January 24th of this year on the Pool Deck. In the pro-shot video, you can see DJ Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff of Lettuce holding down guitar duties with Tony Hall on bass. Ivan Neville takes on the vocal duties for the number, with Joey Porter taking over toward the end of the video on talkbox. In addition to Neville and Porter, Nigel Hall also accompanies the duo on keys. You can check out the video for yourself below to get stoked for next year’s Jam Cruise, which is bound to have similarly all-star collaborations across its trip. You can check out this year’s massive Jam Cruise lineup here, and get more information about the event on its website here.
While volumes of poetry, sadly, may not sell the way, say, a Stephen King novel does, Ifeanyi Menkiti knows firsthand that poetry’s gifts are priceless. That’s why, in 2006, he purchased the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, a historic literary enclave down an unassuming Harvard Square side street.Menkiti was a young Harvard Ph.D. candidate studying under John Rawls when he first encountered the Grolier in 1969; he was also a burgeoning poet who’d go on to publish several collections, all the while unaware that he’d someday become the shop’s third owner and poetic steward. In its 88-year lifespan, the Grolier has struggled to stay afloat, with the rise of online retailers and frequent lulls in sales. “The poetry business isn’t what it used to be,” lamented Menkiti, who is originally from Nigeria.Founded in 1927 by Adrian Gambet and Gordon Cairnie, the Grolier is touted as the oldest continually run bookshop solely dedicated to poetry. In its heyday, the shop was a common stop for the “Who’s Who” of the poetry world, including Robert Lowell, Robert Creeley, Elizabeth Bishop, and others. In 2004, the Academy of American Poets designated the store a national poetry landmark.More than that, said Menkiti, the store is a cultural institution. And when the shop went up for sale in 2006, the retired Wellesley College moral philosophy professor didn’t hesitate. “I wanted to see a powerful institution continue,” he said. So he phoned in with an offer. It was the right thing to do.— Sarah Sweeney
By Dialogo December 19, 2012 During the operations conducted by Army soldiers against illegal mining organizations, a clandestine refinery was neutralized in Nariño department on December 15. The military action was developed by members of the Army’s Pegaso Task Force, who managed to locate and destroy an illegal refinery used by terrorists from the FARC’s “Daniel Aldana” front for processing stolen regional oil. The events took place in the municipality of Tumaco, where the military found the improvised refinery, 4,252 liters of oil, 189 liters of gasoline, a pool, 50 meters of metal piping, and 120 meters of plastic hose. The materials were seized and brought before the authorities in charge.
USWNT’s Alex Morgan planning to launch own media company Megan Rapinoe will be adding author to her resume.The USWNT co-captain is writing a book, which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020, The New York Times reported Thursday. Secret deodorant gifts USWNT $529K after World Cup win Rapinoe, who helped the USWNT secure their second World Cup victory in a row and fourth overall title, has been largely outspoken about social injustices, especially within the LGBTQ community.She famously said before the U.S. won the World Cup that if the team did, they would not go to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump due to his policies. USWNT’s Allie Long gets her replacement key to New York City “I hope this book will inspire people to find what they can do, and in turn inspire other people around them to do the same,” Rapinoe said.The book, which has yet to receive a title, will be published by Penguin Press and will be about more than sports. Related News It will include aspects and personal lessons Rapinoe learned throughout her life, according to Penguin Press president and editor in chief Ann Godoff.“A lot of women, great women soccer players, have written memoirs,” Godoff said. “Megan has a different platform.”While watching the World Cup, she said, “I thought, ‘Here’s a woman who is comfortable in her own skin,’” and noted her own children’s excitement about Rapinoe’s authenticity.“She’s just operating from this very honest and straightforward and ‘This is who I am’ place,” Godoff added. “I think that’s what many people aspire to.”