Turkuaz Announces Extensive Fall Tour With Con Brio, The Suffers, And More

first_imgFunk 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.last_img read more

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Can cooperatives revitalize our democracy?

first_imgAs I reflect back on a week that included Voter Registration Day and the passing of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, I find myself wondering about the role that cooperatives can play in helping democratic systems live up to their promise.After all, the foundation of our democracy is civic participation. I subscribe to the notion that democracy is a fragile institution—it only works when citizens understand how to meaningfully participate and engage in the democratic process on a local level. That engagement must happen continually and in a variety of contexts, not just every four years at the ballot box, where the media and two-party system encourage polarization, anger, and a lack of empathy for those with different views.Sadly, since the 1960s, civic engagement has been on the decline, as detailed in Robert Putnam’s seminal book, Bowling Alone. Americans have been retreating into their houses, jobs, families, and devices. The number of Americans practicing democracy—for example, on the board of their church, or in their local parent-teacher association—has plummeted dramatically, and even moreso since COVID-19. Cooperatives are one tool for teaching democracy through doing. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Ghana U23 star Simon Zibo joins Portuguese club Vitoria SC

first_img Source: footballmadeinghana.com Liberty Professionals captain Simon Zibo has completed a move to Portuguese top-flight side Vitória Guimarães SC.The midfielder signed a year loan deal with an option to buy after impressing during his trials at the club.The 21-year-old signed a two-year deal with an option of a year renewal with the Black and Whites after passing a mandatory medical test.Zibo is currently a member of the National Under 23 team but will miss the upcoming clash with Algeria due to Suspension.He scored three (3) goals in Thirteen (13) appearances for Liberty Professional in the 2018 Ghana Premier League season.The club’s official statement reads ”Vitória Sport Clube, Futebol SAD reports that it has reached an agreement with the athlete Simon Zibo. ““The 21-year-old Ghanaian defender has signed a contract valid until 2021, with another season of choice, and will be a reinforcement of the Victorian team B.”He was linked to several clubs in Ghana including Hearts of Oak, Aduana Stars, and Asante Kotoko.Zibo is also a member of the Black Stars ‘B’.last_img read more

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Los Angeles Clippers miss Darren Collison for his speed, versatility

first_imgAs Redick continued with reporters, he found his way to former Clippers guard Darren Collison. A reserve with the Clippers in 2013-14 save for the 35 games he started because others were injured, Redick intimated Collison was an important piece of the puzzle that saw the Clippers win a franchise-best 57 regular-season games.“It also goes to show how good Darren Collison was for us last year,” Redick said. “He kind of did whatever was asked of him at times. He played the 2, at times he went small. I can remember games down the stretch, he’s guarding 3s (small forwards) and battling in the post and getting steals. I mean, the guy was an absolute warrior for us last year and was a big reason we won 57 games given the injuries we had.”Rivers chimes in on D.C.Coach Doc Rivers, typically diplomatic, pulled no punches when assessing how much his team misses Collison, who is now starting for the Sacramento Kings and averaging career-highs in points (16.6) and assists (5.9).“We miss his versatility,” Rivers said. “The one thing I think we miss, his pace. I thought he set the pace for the second unit and we don’t have a great pace. You know, they’re (the reserves) playing better, but they still don’t have the pace like the first unit. Our second unit last year was faster sometimes than our first unit. “This year, we’re slower and I don’t like that. But the biggest thing D.C. did, to me, what people missed was he guarded the points a lot and allowed CP (Chris Paul) to guard 2s. And it would give CP rest. But CP, his weakside defense, with his hands and his ability to get steals, is off the charts. And so we like him off the ball. This year, we haven’t had that ability.”What about those Mavericks?Dallas (26-11) was good without Rajon Rondo. Now that it has acquired the point guard from the Boston Celtics, they figure to be even better.“They’ve been good,” Blake Griffin said of the Mavericks. “They were playing really well without him and it takes time, but it definitely does change the dynamic of their team and it’s a scary thought to add Rondo, one of the best passers, facilitators in the game, to a team with that many weapons.”Dallas has gone 7-3 with Rondo, who has averaged 12.0 points, 8.2 assists and 5.8 rebounds during that time.Rivers talks RondoRondo played for Rivers when Rivers coached the Boston Celtics to an NBA title in 2008. Rivers fondly recalled their time together.“Rondo and I had a hell of a relationship,” Rivers said. “It was up and down, but for the most part it was really good and we talk a lot. So whenever I see him, I don’t want him to do well because usually when I see him it means we’re playing against him. But I cheer for him a lot.” Clippers guard J.J. Redick was asked to talk about his team getting another chance to prove their worth against a winning team when the Clippers (24-12) play host to the Dallas Mavericks at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.Since the Clippers have lost four of their past five such games — beating Golden State but losing to San Antonio, Atlanta, Toronto and Atlanta again — it’s a legitimate concern.“It’s been talked about, we’ve discussed it as a group here and there, especially after some of our losses,” Redick said. “This is a good opportunity for us. You know, there are certain games that are measuring sticks, I guess. I don’t want to use that word because it will end up in a headline.“But there are certain games during the season where you kind of gauge where you’re at as a team. This is probably one of those games.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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