A clairvoyant camel from New Jersey is predicting that the Baltimore Ravens will win the Super Bowl. Princess, a 26-year-old Bactrian camel at the Popcorn Park Zoo, New Jersey, has a pretty good record of predicting Super Bowl winners.
Despite once being "an essential mid-20th century] stopover on the Southern tour circuit for legends like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole," Miami was never a straight-up jazz town.
Our city's always been more about the crooners, salsa, disco, booty bass, freestyle, street rap, and electronic dance music.
Want further proof? With just four days till showtime, the inaugural edition of the Miami Jazz Fest, starring Jamaican jazzman Monty Alexander, just got canceled.
In August, event founder and producer Carmen J. Cartiglia was hyping the Miami Jazz Fest as "the start of an annual jazz festival that will grow with each year and establish Miami as the home for 'True Jazz.'"
But today, organizers issued a brief statement, nixing the festival:
Due to poor ticket sales, the Miami Jazz Fest scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday Nov. 17th & 18th at the Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park has been cancelled. Refunds are available through point of purchase.
A black bear in Juneau, Alaska, didn't let a few floorboards keep him from getting at some honey. The male bear walked up the stairs of a porch at the home of Janet and Donald Kussart and tore through the floorboards and some insulation to get his treat, the Juneau Empire reported ( ...
The world's largest family-owned winery has eyes on China, Washington State and beyond. Continue reading →
Colleen F Dourney's insight:
The forecast for E. & J. Gallo is bubbly and bright as wine still proves to be one of the world’s most recession-proof businesses.
Gallo’s latest milestones include the sale of 1 million cases of red wine to China, top honors for CEO Joe Gallo in January and expansion into Washington state, California’s Central Coast and numerous world markets.
Gallo offers 60 brands of wine, spirits and beverage products, owns nine wineries on the West Coast and has distribution rights for a host of wineries around the world. Do you know that Alamos, Miguel Gascon, Las Rocas, La Marca, Louis M. Martini, William Hill and MacMurray Ranch are part of the Gallo portfolio? Even Barefoot and Apothic Red.
WASHINGTON -- David Petraeus never shied away from the public eye before in times of crises. Now, he might not have a choice.
As details emerged about his extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, including a second woman who allegedly received threatening emails from the author, members of Congress said Sunday they want to know exactly when the now ex-CIA director and retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner.
A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as the State Department's liaison to the military's Joint Special Operations Command, where among other duties, secret drone missions are worked on.
The military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus...
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