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:
Opening day of dove season is a little over two months away, so it’s time to start planning for and planting dove fields.A prudently planned dove field can provide family entertainment and economic benefits through most of the dove season, which starts Sept. 2. Field owners can often charge $25 to $75 per hunter each day for use of the field, depending on the field’s size and what is planted in it. On the other hand, hunters should be cautious of so-called “dove fields” that are filled with pigweed and sicklepod. Field owners can make additional income by harvesting the field after the hunt for silage or hay.Dove fields should be at least 5 acres in size. Unlike most other wildlife management practices, it is essential to minimize the edges within a dove field, so rectangular fields are better than irregularly shaped fields. Doves are visual creatures and require large, open areas to see oncoming predators. Rectangular fields offer the greatest amount of visibility.The field owner must also consider the field’s longevity, or the length of time it’s to be used during dove season. Crop variation, both in species planted and planting dates, provides the greatest opportunity to extend the use of a field over the full dove season. Larger fields afford greater opportunities for planting variation, but, with a little creativity and field manipulation, even the smallest fields can offer season-long dove hunting.Often plants like corn, sorghum, milo, millet, sunflowers and sesame are planted for dove fields. It is very important that the plant matures at the right time to maximize doves’ presence in the field. Therefore, it is essential to pay attention to the maturity date of the plant being cultivated. If the plant takes 60 days to mature, or produce a seed head, then it needs to be planted at least 70 days before it is to be used during the dove season. Planting a variety of plants, or the same plant at different times, extends the usefulness of a field and provides diversity for the doves’ diet. Planting a combination of different plants also provides some insurance against crop failure. After the crop has reached maturity, it is essential to get seeds on the ground. Doves require seed-to-soil contact in order to forage. The field owner should mow the field, with the mower set as close to the ground as possible, 10 to 14 days prior to hunting. This allows enough time for birds to find the seed and begin to use the field. Mowing in strips or a checkerboard pattern puts some seed on the ground and leaves the rest of the seed for a later date.Dove field management is perhaps one of the easiest wildlife management strategies that can be put in place with basic farm equipment. Doves are migratory birds, so it is not likely that a bevy of them will stay in one place very long. However, doves do tend to return to the same area each season, with larger concentrations inhabiting the most attractive places. Local attention to the basic needs of these migratory birds will greatly increase the chances of successful dove hunting opportunities and can potentially provide revenue for the owners of properly managed fields.In Georgia, the 2017-2018 mourning dove season runs from Sept. 2 to Sept. 17, 2017; Oct. 14 to Nov. 2, 2017; and Nov. 23, 2017, to Jan. 15, 2018.
\”Jump Around\” is one of the many reasons ESPN named Camp Randall the Big Ten\’s best stadium.[/media-credit]While academics may finish for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in mid-May, Badger athletics are a year-round adventure at UW.Here are some of the highlights you may have missed over the summer break:? Men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan led Team USA in the World University Games to a third-place finish over Israel. The U.S. lost in the semifinals to Russia 69-68. Although there was some questionable officiating, Ryan refused to blame the referees. “That game was hard-fought,” Ryan said. “Defensively, look at what we were making them shoot. Of course, they were playing hard too, and look what they did to us. Finding easy baskets in that game was very, very difficult. You have a bad shooting night one game, and then you are on the sideline for the championship game.”? ESPN’s Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg ranked Camp Randall as the No. 1 stadium at which to go to a Big Ten game. “I’ve always had a thing for Camp Randall, ever since I covered my first game there in 2000,” Rittenberg wrote. “I’m a sucker for stadiums that are nestled into metropolitan areas, with limited parking sprawl and a real scene around the perimeter. From the frat parties on Breese Terrace to Regent Street nearby, the atmosphere is truly unique. Things really get rocking inside the facility, which blends traditional touches with modern amenities.”? Women’s hockey players Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Brooke Ammerman were invited to tryout for 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National team, which is coached by current Badger head coach Mark Johnson. If selected, the three will be included on the roster for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Eight former Badgers including Angie Kesely, Erika Lawler and Jessie Vetter — members of last year’s national championship team — are also competing for a roster spot.? Fresh off a disappointing season in which they failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin’s volleyball team brought in a whopping nine new players to incorporate for next season. Highlighting the class is freshman middle blocker Mary Ording. A native of Carmel, Ind., Ording was listed in Volleyball magazine as one of the top 50 high school seniors and played for two different national title teams this summer.