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.
On one hand, a sigh of relief could be felt all the way from San Pedro to Santa Barbara, the Dodgers getting the sweep they desperately needed against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday to end their long road trip and give their anxious fans a chance to relax a bit.Considering the Dodgers’ uneven play over the last few months, the three-game lead they command over the San Francisco Giants looks downright gorgeous.If not excruciatingly tenuous. On the other hand, a new issue emerged to make us all reach for the Maalox again. Yasiel Puig came up gimpy legging out an infield hit in the top of the ninth inning Thursday, the result of a yet-to-be-determined injury to the same hamstring that’s given him problems all year. Puig was immediately yanked from the game, and the Dodgers provided no word on the extent of the injury after the game. Needless to say, any extended loss of the right fielder will be a devastating blow for a club trying to re-discover it’s mojo while holding off the Giants.On top of that, Adrian Gonzalez was pulled from the game with what manager Don Mattingly described as precautionary reasons after Gonzalez fouled a pitch off his right knee.Great, just what the Dodgers need right now.The dreaded injury bug rearing its ugly head. The satisfaction of a much-needed sweep against the Reds could barely be enjoyed before a whole other can of worry worms popped open. Not good.Not good at all.And As the Boys in Blue boarded their charter flight for the four-hour trip home, awaiting them in Los Angeles was a three-game weekend series against the surging Chicago Cubs, followed by a three-game set against the hated Giants beginning Monday.Who knows whether Puig or Gonzalez will be available — and even if so, how effective they’ll be.If it’s not one thing, it’s another.Looks like a payroll closing in on a whopping $300 million can buy you a whole lot of things. Unfortunately, a worry-free march to a division championship isn’t one of them.Looks like we’re all going to have to sweat this one out the next month or so.All of which makes the three-game knock-out punch they dropped on the Reds so important.The Dodgers came into the series on a five-game skid — and it wasn’t like they were rolling before that — and the only thing propping them up in the division was the utterly powerless punch being lobbed from their fellow West rivals.The Giants have been mediocre all year, the San Diego Padres have been an expensive disappointment and the Arizona Diamondbacks just average, and the Colorado Rockies one of the worst teams in the major leagues.In most any other division in the big leagues, the Dodgers’ sloppy play would have cost them first place.In the West, it’s just resulted in frustration and angst.But now comes a meaty part of their schedule.The Cubs present issues the Dodgers don’t normally deal with locally, bringing a powerful offense and formidable pitching led by the postseason-tested Jon Lester.Not to mention a franchise motivated by years and years of postseason starvation. The Giants, for all their problems, can easily land in L.A. and throw a devastating blow to turn this division race into an all-out fight in September.In other words, the Dodgers better be careful.They got the sweep they needed to end an ugly skid.But they leave Cincinnati with uncertain health.And when they arrive in Los Angeles, they’ll have an unquestioned fight on their hands in the form of the Cubs and Giants.Better load up on the Maalox. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
In advance of the game, broadcast on CBS, several star players from the NWSL participated in an essay to mark the return of American pro team sports and indicate they feel the absence of fans from this tournament, which will be played entirely inside a quarantine “bubble.”“Today is another step in our return,” said several players in unison, including U.S. women’s national team players Casey Short, Lindsey Horan and Abby Dahlkemper.“We are back.” The players from both teams wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts over their uniforms during warm-ups and as they lined up for the anthem in advance of the opening game of the NWSL Challenge Cup, a tournament that runs until the championship July 26 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.MORE: Will Roger Goodell kneel with NFL players in 2020? As Halliday was introduced over the loudspeaker, the 22 players assembled on the field each dropped to one knee. Nearly half the players held their right hands over their hearts and Halliday played. Reserve players on the sideline were kneeling, as well.US men’s national team forward Jozy Altidore tweeted the message: “Powerful.” The National Women’s Soccer League on Saturday in Utah became the first major U.S.-based team sports concern to return to active competition following the shutdown necessitated in March by the COVID-19 pandemic. And the members of the Portland Thorns and North Carolina Courage became the first to kneel, unanimously, as the Star-Spangled Banner was played in advance of the game by saxophonist David Halliday.”We took a knee today to protest racial injustice, police brutality, and systemic racism against Black people and people of color in America,” read a joint statement from the Thorns and Courage players issued just after the anthem concluded. “We love our country and we have taken this opportunity to hold it to a higher standard. It is our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms that this nation was founded upon are extended to everyone.”