In January of this year, Jam Cruise 16 set sail from Miami, beginning a five-day music excursion that detoured through Roatan, Honduras, and the Grand Cayman Islands before returning to port on January 22nd. Headlined by Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, this year’s edition of Jam Cruise also offered its characteristic mix of genres, with artists as disparate as Galactic to Antibalas to DJ Logic to Aqueous to Keller Williams all on board the ship.The jamtronica favorites, Lotus, were also high on the bill, with the band performing twice over the course of the weeklong music cruise. Lotus has a long-standing history with Jam Cruise, which harkens back to the earliest days of the event. As Director of Artist Programming Annabel Lukins explained before the group’s second performance on the boat this year, years ago, a fan-led movement dubbed GLOTS—an abbreviation for “Get Lotus On The Ship”—successfully earned Lotus a spot on the lineup. In the years since, the group has continued to rise on the bill, with 2018 finding Lotus comfortably returning to one of the top spots on the lineup.This year, after kicking off the first day of Jam Cruise 16 with a late-night set in the below-deck Stardust Theater, the group also headlined and closed out the pool deck’s main stage later in the week on Wednesday. Rising to the occasion after setting expectations high the first night, Lotus offered up a groove-oriented set that drew heavily on the band’s older catalog. A major highlight of the set came from an unfortunate technical issue, when the speakers cut out during the climax of “It’s All Clear To Me Now”; undeterred, the band seamlessly segued into an extended percussion jam as the issue was resolved, and the group quickly picked up where they had left off, dropping straight back into the song’s peak.Recently, Jam Cruise released another highlight from Lotus’ Wednesday set on the pool deck. You can take a listen to the band’s stellar rendition of “Gilded Age” below. Enjoy!Lotus – “Gilded Age” [Pro-Shot] [Video: Jam Cruise]At the fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive, Jam Cruise will bring its iconic Jam Room to land for the first time ever, with improvisational sessions hosted by George Porter Jr. as well as the duo of Craig Brodhead and Karina Rykman. Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.
Mr. John William Houze, age 91, of Aurora, Indiana, entered this life on January 11, 1929 in Moores Hill, Indiana. He was the son of the late Dilver C. and Emma F. (Ryle) Houze. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana where he attended school. John was inducted into the United States Army on December 21, 1948. John rose to rank of Private and completed the enlisted motor and track vehicle course from April 1, 1949 to July 29, 1949 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served in Germany and was transferred to the United States Army Reserves on March 14, 1950 and was honorably discharged with rank of Sergeant First Class on August 1, 1961. John was united in marriage on April 23, 1949 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to the late Ella Frances Curlin. This happy union was blessed with five children. John and Frances shared nearly 71 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 20, 2020. John was employed as a supervisor for Alton Box in Aurora, Indiana retiring after 38 years of service. He was a volunteer fireman and chief for Aurora Fire Department #1 and #2 for 14 years. John and Frances resided in the Aurora, Indiana community since 1949. John enjoyed driving around and traveling. John passed away at 5:55 p.m., Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.John will be missed by his daughters, Donna Romans and her husband, Doug of Dillsboro, IN and Jackie Votaw and her husband, Joe of Aurora, IN; his sons, Garry Houze and his wife, Gina of Knoxville, TN and John W. Houze, Jr. of Covington, KY; his grandchildren, Endea Smith, Sarah Bedel, Josh Banschbach, Johnny Houze, Allison Schwartz, Michael Cutter, Jackie Lansing, Hayes Banschbach, Nicholas Houze and Ashley Houze; his great-grandchildren, Olivia Sizemore, Parker Hahn, Brogan Schwartz, Lane Cutter, Ava Cutter, Taylor Bedel, Austin Bedel, Mallery Banschbach, Sutter Banschbach and Everett Houze; his great-great-grandchild on the way, Maddox Mann; his step-grandchildren; his step-great-grandchildren; his brother, Bobby Houze of Lawrenceburg, IN; his brother-in-law, Paul Vernon Curlin and his wife, Beverly of Vevay, IN; his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Curlin of Vevay, IN and his numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dilver C. and Emma F. (Ryle) Houze; his wife, Ella Frances (Curlin) Houze; his daughter, Linda Kay (Houze) Lansing; his grandson, Adam Banschbach; his daughter-in-law, Tammy Houze; his infant sister, Ionia Marie Houze and his brothers, Edward and Cecil Houze.Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Private Family Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Private Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, by Preacher Tommy Johnson, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
Surprise! Jupiter Island’s legendary golfer, Tiger Woods, has a son who is also a great player. Eleven-year-old Charlie won a nine-hole junior tournament in Florida over the weekend. Charlie Axel Woods was the only player under par and was five shots better than the second-place finisher. He had three birdies and no bogeys, as Tiger caddied.On Aug. 9, the same day Tiger Woods finished tied for 37th at the PGA Championship, Charlie was taking care of business. He shot a 3 under 33 on a nine-hole round with his dad on the bag.Charlie Woods mowed down some kids last weekend in a local US Kids Golf event in Florida. Shot 3-under 33 for 9 holes to win by 5! pic.twitter.com/d6hjL2aJWL— Ryan Ballengee (@RyanBallengee) August 16, 2020 Tiger named his son after the first African American golfer to play on the PGA Tour, Charlie Sifford.Last weekend, @TigerWoods was playing in the @PGAChampionship. This weekend, he caddied for son Charlie in a @uskidsgolf event. pic.twitter.com/nxhyttuXI2— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) August 17, 2020