The Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO is in for a serious night of funk on Friday, October 7th. With nine-piece, Brooklyn-based funk powerhouse Turkuaz bringing their electric live performance, along with the old-school soul jazz, boogaloo stylings of The New Mastersounds under one roof, it’s going to be a straight Friday night getdown (get tickets here).In support of this tour, the two groups recently joined together to play each other’s music and record a massive collaboration for a two-track release. The Split 7″ EP features both bands performing a cover song from the other artist’s catalog, while also joining in on the collaboration. Today, the funk squads are pleased to debut their first track, along with a music video, which features Turkuaz covering The New Mastersounds’ song “On The Border”. More information here.Turkuaz’s Dave Brandwein and company deliver tightly arranged pieces, some serious vocal prowess, a dope horn section, and dance-driven uptempo funk with about as much energy as a nuclear reactor. There is a reason they are drawing the crowds across the nation. Their latest album, Digitonium, is a lesson in how to properly craft a song while bringing the groove.With 20+ years under their collective belts, The New Mastersounds are truly the masters of the soul jazz and boogaloo scenes. Between their 2015 studio album Made For Pleasure, and the recent release of their live recording The Nashville Sessions, Eddie Roberts, Pete Shand, Simon Allen, and Joe Tatton are bringing that old-school flavor with a touch of hot sauce to warm you up.This is going to be a funk throwdown that you will not want to miss! Get tickets and more info here.Enter To Win Tickets:
By Dialogo July 22, 2011 Uruguayan Navy Captain Hugo M. de Barros, who serves as a liaison officer in the U.S. Southern Command since July 2009, is crucial to strengthening military ties between the two countries. His eldest son, Lieutenant Hugo de Barros, intends to follow in his father’s footsteps, but with one difference. He plans to excel at the sport his father never did quite well in – sailing – an event for which he his competing in at the 5th Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro. “My father never pushed me into a military career, but just growing up as a son of a Naval officer, I learned from him and that became an incentive. He is a great man, an example to be followed. Now, with regard to sailing, I think there’s a lot I can teach him,” joked Lt. de Barros. The Uruguayan team only trained for three weeks before coming to Rio de Janeiro and all participants must compete in boats provided by the organization, which makes the trials more difficult. “For the amount of training time we had, I think we’ve done very well, winning two of the nine races in which we’re competing. We raced against countries with Olympic athletes who dedicate almost 100% to this sport,” said de Barros shortly after the end of a trial on Wednesday (July 20), held in the waters of Guanabara Bay, in front of the Naval Academy. For the younger Hugo, the words that define what he feels for his father are respect and admiration. “I also hope one day get to serve in the U.S. Southern Command as my father and, if possible, keep raising the name of the Uruguayan Navy internationally,” he said.
It still required Mexico’s agreement and in a compromise reached Sunday they agreed to a cut of 9.7 million barrels per day from May, according to its Energy Minister Rocio Nahle, down slightly from 10 million barrels per day envisioned earlier. OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo called the cuts “historic”. Oil markets have been in turmoil for weeks as lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed worldwide to combat the virus outbreak strangle demand, with a price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia compounding the crisis.While Monday’s price rises were healthy, they were not as strong as the double-digit jumps and falls of recent weeks in a highly volatile market, and analysts were sceptical the deal went far enough. Oil prices rallied Monday after top producers agreed to slash output and shore up coronavirus-ravaged energy markets, but some analysts were concerned the cuts did not go far enough.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate was up 7.7 percent at US$24.52 a barrel in Asian trade while Brent crude, the international benchmark, put on 5.0 percent to $33.08 a barrel. OPEC producers dominated by Saudi Arabia and allies led by Russia met via videoconference for an hour Sunday in a last effort to cement a deal struck early Friday. The amount being cut was slightly lower than had been expected, and observers said it would not make up for expected demand loss due to the virus outbreak. Some analysts are putting this at about 25 million barrels per day in April. In addition, storage tanks worldwide are rapidly filling up. “The deal is a little less than the market expected given that Mexico has gotten off easy,” Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates LLC in Houston, told Bloomberg News.”The hard work lies ahead given that the market is very sceptical that OPEC+ are actually going to be able to come up with their near 10 million barrels a day of production cuts.”AxiCorp’s Stephen Innes added that “there remain concerns the agreement could be a day late and a ‘barrel short’ to prevent a decline in prices in the coming weeks as storage capacity brims”. Topics :
Gary O’Donovan – who won silver with his brother Paul in the men’s lightweight double sculls – carried the flag for Ireland in the closing ceremony at the Maracana stadium last night.Before that, Paul Pollack finished 32nd in the men’s marathon.The Co Down man, who made up about 60 places over the last 15km, crossed the line in 2:16:24. Kevin Seaward was the next Irishman home in 64th position with a time of 2:20:06.Mick Clohisey finished 103rd in 2:26:34.