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The Global Loop Will Cover Reaction To Death Of bin Laden In New York City

Given that TGL is based in New York City at the moment and that the largest of the attacked attached to Osama Bin Laden and al Queda on September 11, 2011, we will be providing some objective reporting on what is going on around the city after the announcement by US President Barack Obama that OBL had been killed by the US military. No opinion commentary will be included.  Only reported facts on the ground.

Please stay tuned here, on Facebook ( ) on Twitter ( ).

Here are the first newspaper headlines released in the New York borough of Queens:

The New York Times (Monday, May 2, 2011)

The New York Post Front Page (Monday, May 2, 2011)

The Daily News of New York City (May 2, 2011)New York Newsday (Monday, May 2, 2011)


"I Have A Dream" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Jr. National Site Marker (Atlanta, Georgia)

The US serves as the base of The Global Loop right now.  That being the case, we feel it appropriate to bring you a bit of Americana.  The country celebrates the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior on the 3rd Monday of every January as a national holiday.  Federal offices, banks, and businesses take the day off and celebrations and event are often held around the country.

Since the main thrust of this entire site is to spread knowledge about lives and backgrounds of people and countries around the world, there is a direct line between the US Civil Rights movement and the existence of any of the electronic scribbles, doodles, and pictures that appear here.  With that in mind, we'd like to present, in its entirety, to you the most famous of Dr. King's speeches, dubbed the "I Have A Dream" speech that was delivered on August 28, 1963 at The National Mall in Washington, DC.:

If you have never heard this whole address before, we hope that you'll take the time to listen to the whole thing and then check out other speeches that you may find online.  Feel free to let us know about any other links you know about below AND spread this link around to all that you know.


Thirsty? Peter & Friends Offer Some Water To Drink

Once again, TGL was on the sceen for another in a series of shows for the Peter Martin Music: LIVE! concert series with a live webcast.  This show featured Peter Martin on piano, Romero Lubambo on guitar, Erin Bode with vocals, and Christopher Thomas on the bass.

For the second to last song of the night, the band performed the Antonio Carlos Jobim bossa nova classic "Agua De Beber" (in English - Water To Drink). 

We plan on posting more video from this concert from our main camera later.  But if you'd like to check out a full run through of the show as we broadcast it, just click here and you should be able to see the entire, uncut, wonderful 2 hour performance.  Enjoy!!


The Global Loop Gets a Different Look

The New Look & Feel For TGL

TGL fans will notice that we've gotten a facelift. We invite you to take a tour around and check out out new links and layout so that you can get the most out of your visit with us.

Live/Recorded Stream on the Home Page

If you look to the right of here, you'll see "The Global Loop Live Stream" player. This new feature will let you stay here on the home page and enjoy any live or recorded live events that we have been part of and have run via Ustream TV. Just click the "Play" icon and enjoy here as well as on The Global Loop Live page.

Recent Articles Always on the Home Page

Check out the most recent article posts on the left. The headlines and a few words from the beginning of the article will always show. When you click on the headlines, you'll be taken to the full article in "The Global Loop Blog" section where you can read, listen, and play the content and make your comments.

Social Media...Of Course!

We're on Facebook and Twitter (naturally) and we'd love to have you "Like" and "Follow" us so that you'll stay even more up to date with our goings on and so you can interact with other fans of TGL. Plus you can help us spread the word about us!

All of these changes are the first of many that we're working on in the next few weeks so that you can have more fun staying in The Global Loop.


Next Live Event Webcast: Peter Martin Music: LIVE! with Romero Lubambo (December 4, 2010)

TGL is very proud to provide another live webcast to the world of world class, Grammy winning, jazz piano musician Peter Martin as part of his Peter Martin Music: LIVE! series from St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

This will be the 2nd live streamed broadcast of the Peter Martin Music series from The Sheldon Concert Hall by The Global Loop, and we're excited about it.  This time, Peter's featured guest will be the Brazilian gituar master and Rio de Janiero native, Romero Lubambo.

Peter and Romero have played together for the past 10 years, touring the globe with Dianne Reeves (whom you have seen Peter perform with here on The Global Loop).  Romero is the foremost Brazilian jazz guitarist on the New York scene.

Joinging Peter & Romero will be a very special guest, vocalist Erin Bode. Erin is a St. Louis and national favorite, a singer who is comfortable mixing jazz standards with well-known pop tunes and classics from the Great American Songbook. She has released five recordings of her own, and was featured on Peter Martin’s 2005 MaxJazz release In The P.M.

The live broadcast of the concert is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm United States Central Standard Time (CST). The webcast of the show will be proceeded by 2 hours of additional new programming including a replay of many portions of the last Peter Martin Music: LIVE! webcast that featured Jeremy Davenport, Christopher Thomas, and Ulysses Owens, Jr at 6:00pm (CST).

Please invite all the people you know to watch this on their computers OR on their smartphones that have the Ustream Viewer App. For smartphones, you'll be able to watch by searching for "The Global Loop" and looking at the live stream.

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From The U. City Loop To The Global Loop

Today we have on our live stream some great HD video of sunrises and sets from locations around the world accompanied by great, world-class music made by people with a connection to University City, Missouri, USA.

The whole thing is on a 2 hour loop, so feel free to get the player started below, get the music and video running, and then let it go all day and listen in the background.  (And look at the pretty pictures when you need a break from your work...)

A list of the songs, U. City artists, and links to them are below the player. Take a look!

Let us know what you think about all of this music via Facebook and Twitter and "Like" and "follow" us there too....

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Song# -->     Song Title -->     Performers-->     Album/Performance Name

1    Sweet Georgia Brown    UCHS JB    On The Threshold
2    Little Willie Leaps    Jeremy Davenport (with Chris Thomas & Peter Martin)    Peter Martin Music “The Reunion”
3    Lora With An O    Jeremy Davenport (with Chris Thomas & Peter Martin - and Neal Caine on the album)    Jeremy Davenport
4    Spain    UCHS JB    On The Threshold
5    Spiritual & Blues - Blue    Wayne duMaine (with Manhattan Brass)    New York Now
6    Spirit Of St. Louis    Jeremy Davenport (and others)    Maybe In A Dream
7    All Of Me    Eve Seltzer (with Franglais)    Franglais
8    Tuesday and Thursday    Jeremy Schonfeld    Drift
9    New Orleans    Jeremy Davenport (with Chris Thomas & Peter Martin)    Peter Martin Music “The Reunion”
10    Mardi Gras In New Orleans    Jeremy Davenport (with David Berger)    Jeremy Davenport Live at Huckleberry Bar
11    Slice of Life    Marissa Wilner (and The Momentem)    The Momentem - EP
12    Nobody Knows Your Name    Larissa Rook (Doczy) & Wormwood Scrubs    Wormwood Scrubs
13    Waterfall    Harry Miller (Harry Miller Band)    Harry Miller Trio - Live at the Museum
14    A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing    Jeremy Davenport (with Chris Thomas & Peter Martin)    Peter Martin Music “The Reunion”
15    Threshold    UCHS JB    On The Threshold
16    Upon Arrival    Ronnie Burrage (drums) & Eric Delante (violin) with Bluenoise
17    How Am I To Know    Spike Wilner (and band)    3 To Go
18    Intimate Dance    Peter Martin (with Jeremy Davenport)    Peter Martin Music “The Reunion”
19    The Meaning of Stay    Larry Krone   
20    Fair Weather Friend    Marissa Wilner (and The Momentem)    The Momentem - EP
21    North Beach Breakdown    UCHS JB    On The Threshold


Putting Those Sunrises To Good Use

Here's another video of a sunrise sped up a bit. But this time it's only part of a whole video.  We'll be streaming the entire 2 hours of this compilation of music by people from University City, Missouri, USA paired with some sunrise and skyline videos from 3 countries and 5 cities.

So here's a taste for you early followers of The Global Loop.  2 songs here..The 1984 U. City High School Jazz Band with "Sweet Georgia Brown", and Peter Martin, Jeremy Davenport, and Christopher Thomas playing "Little Willie Leaps" live during our webcast of the Peter Martin Music concert "The Reunion" on April 2, 2010. More is coming soon and you might be able to get a copy for yourself as well).