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.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Related Shows We’re wigging out! The Tony-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Taye Diggs as our favorite internationally ignored song stylist, will shutter at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre on September 13. At the time of closing, the musical revival will have played 22 previews and 506 regular performances.Written by 2015 Tony honoree John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Trask’s score features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love,” “Angry Inch” and more.Directed by Michael Mayer, the production also stars Rebecca Naomi Jones as Yitzhak. Neil Patrick Harris won a 2014 Tony for his performance in the titular role. Since then, Hedwig has also been headlined by Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, co-creator Mitchell and Darren Criss.A national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is scheduled to kick off in San Francisco on October 4, 2016, with productions also in the works for the West End and Australia.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015
Mike Mutebi (right) is not worried about the absence of key players ahead of the Esperance clash (photo by Shaban Lubega)NAMBOLE – Kampala Capital City Authority FC are without three key players for Saturday’s Caf Champions League clash with Tunisian powerhouses Esperance.Attacking midfielder Jackson Nunda, who starred for the Ugandan heavyweights by creating one and scoring another in Tunis a fortnight ago, has been ruled out injured of the match which kicks of at 4pm East African Time.Joining Nunda on the sidelines injured is newly recruited midfielder Gift Ali, another outstanding performer in the 2-3 reversal at the hands of the former African club champions.Meanwhile, Shaban Mohammed – scorer of the Kasasiros other goal at Rades Stadium is also unavailable because he has sought greener pastures in North Africa.KCCA FC head coach Mike Hillary Mutebi has played down the absence of his stars, insisting his team is built to take advantage of squad depth.“We are going to try to play offensive football, he three-time Uganda Premier League winner told a pre-match press conference Friday afternoon.“I don’t mind the game ending 5-3 as long as we are winning.Mutebi emphasised that the huge player turnover that has seen KCCA lose Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Joseph Ocaya, Derrick Nsibambi, Isaac Muleme and Shaban Mohammed in a space of a few months is by design.“The bottomline is we are not affected by player turnover, continued Mutebi.“It is designed and not by mistake.“We sell these players to make some money.The former Maroons and SC Villa tactician tipped Patrick Kaddu to fill the boots vacated by Nsibambi and Mohammed.“Patrick Kaddu has been promoted from third choice to first, and he’s going to deliver.The coach explained that his side failed to take advantage of a two goal lead because the players lacked confidence and felt sorry for themselves.KCCA’s team’s strategy as they try to better a strong home record that has seen them beat Africa’s club of the century Al Ahly, Nigeria’s Rivers United, Tunisia’s Club Africain and Morocco’s FUS Rabat on home turf, is to improve on their ball retention.“We are going to try to keep the ball and use it well, coach Mutebi said.“We need to be disciplined 25 yards in front of our goal, and effective 25 yards in front of the opponents’ goal.[Students with identification cards have been granted free access to the match at Mandela National Stadium.Entry charges for the rest of spectators range from Shs10,000 in ordinary seats to Shs20,000 and Shs50,000 in the VIP and VVIP sections.Comments Tags: CAF Champions LeagueEsperance de TunisKCCA FCNews top