Looking for a fun, active, sports-themed vacation? Then consider the new breed of active trips known as “sportcations.” How about a long weekend of soaking up California’s sun, sand, and beautiful views, paired with watching the best of professional beach volleyball? Or if watching isn’t close to being enough activity for you, what about taking a trip to paradise to get into the action yourself and take on the pros at their own games?
Never one to gussy up his music, James Luther Dickinson goes back to his roots with “Dinosaurs Run in Circles,” a bare-bones affair that pays tribute to the jump-blues and novelty songs he grew up loving in the rural South. Easy does it for Dickinson as he ambles his way through numbers made famous by the likes of Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, and Jimmy Dorsey.