Funk powerhouse Turkuaz will embark on a massive tour this coming fall, with nearly 50 stops spanning coast-to-coast beginning in mid-September. In addition to previously announced dates with Sinkane throughout the West Coast, the band will be joined by Con Brio and The Suffers on select stops across the country, with Pimps of Joytime joining later for a pre-New Year’s Eve run in Boston and New Haven. The band will make a noteworthy stop at the newly opened Brooklyn Steel for a hometown throwdown in November, while continuing to dominate the festival circuit at events like Whale Rock Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, LEAF Festival, and Hangtown Music Festival.With the band’s recent nonstop trajectory, sitting in with Umphrey’s McGee and Mike Gordon this past weekend at Peach Festival and constantly ruling the national touring circuit, it would be a huge mistake to miss Turkuaz on tour. Visually, they’re a sight to behold, from synchronized dance moves down to a coordinated color scheme, but musically, they’re one of the tightest funk acts in the game right now.Live for Live Music is thrilled to be teaming up with the dynamic nine-piece to provide behind-the-scenes coverage, real-time recaps, and more updates from the road throughout the cross-country tour.Special, fan pre-sale tickets are available now at www.turkuazband.com ahead of general public on sale this Friday, Aug 18 @ 12pm local time.
Have you always wanted to market a family heirloom recipe or a new creation from your own kitchen? If so, a one-day workshop at the University of Georgia may teach you how to make your culinary dreams come true.Set for April 27 on the UGA campus in Athens, Ga., the Starting a New Food Business in Georgia workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The workshop will be led by experts from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, food industry representatives and food business entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to evaluate, start and run a business that produces and sells food products. The class will cover the feasibility of a new business, planning and funding, legal and regulatory issues, quality and food safety concerns, effective packaging, production strategies and marketing. The cost of the workshop is $100 which includes workshop materials and lunch. The workshop is co-sponsored by the UGA Food Science Extension Outreach Program and the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.Space is limited to the first 40 registrants and the deadline to register is April 9. To register online, go to www.EFSonline.uga.edu and look for the calendar link.
Tokyo, July 16: Spain’s former striker Fernando Torres was introduced as the new member of Japanese club Sagan Tosu on Monday, in an event witnessed by hundreds of people in front of the Best Amenity Stadium. Torres came out wearing the blue and pink uniform of the Japanese team, which will also bear his usual number “9”, in a ceremony held outside the stadium in the city of Tosu, in the north of Kyushu island, a day after being introduced as the new member of the team. Torres expressed his pleasure over being in Japan and being a part of Sagan Tosu and said he hoped to make his debut soon for the club and score many goals. IANS