Turkuaz is a complete force to be reckoned with. While the funk powerhouse stands strong on their own, they of course get stronger with numbers. Percussionist Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy will be joining the 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from now until December 4th. Currently on tour with The New Mastersounds, the nation sweeping tour will make stops at The Fillmore in San Francisco, Park West in Chicago, the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, Terminal 5 in New York City, and beyond.It’s safe to assume these shows will sell out quickly, so we recommend you get your tickets on the fly!
Dominica Independence – celebrating 39 yearsOn Friday, November 3, for it’s 39th year even as the country recovers from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, the celebration continues for Dominica independence.Addressing the nation, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urged citizens not to be daunted by the task of rebuilding the nation.Hurricane Maria hit Dominica on September 18 as a Category 5 storm, killing at least 28 people and leaving billions of dollars in damage.Unlike previous years when nationals were honored for their contribution to the socio-economic development of the island, this year’s national awards ceremony was postponed to next year.Still standingIn his address marking the Dominica independence anniversary, Skerrit said Dominica ‘is still standing” despite facing the “fiercest floods, the most ferocious winds. “We are sorrow-stricken; we swallow hard, but it still catches in our throat; but we are still standing! Difficulties envelope every aspect of life, uncertainties swirl; and we are still standing! The outside world wondered aloud whether this is the kind of devastation from which you don’t recover. We are still standing.Hope is infinite“We, the children of Dominica, have shown the world that disaster is finite; but, hope is infinite! Maria stole everything money can buy, everything you can put a price on; but left you with that which is priceless! We will determine the value of those things through our actions in coming days and weeks. A moment comes, but rarely in history, when a nation’s soul is revealed.”He told the Dominica Independence Day rally at the Windsor Park Stadium attended by thousands of people that how the island responds to the storm “will define us, will make us; will become us.”Skerrit said he’s confident that people who fled the island after the storm as they did in 1979 when Dominica was hit by Hurricane David, would soon return.“Sometimes it takes a crisis to remind everyone of the importance of our journey. Remember, you only see the stars clearly at the darkest hour. Ladies and Gentlemen, on this our Independence Day, Dominica stands forth on the edge of a great triumph to come, on the edge of a triumph not just for Dominica but for the world.”Outlines re-development plans The prime minister also outlined new plans for the re-development of the island saying there are moves to establish the Climate Resilient Economic Agency of Dominica, (CREAD) to support the rapid implementation of the plans once they are funded.He said following his visit to the United States, London and Brussels over the last few weeks over 50 per cent of the funding needed to rebuild the island had been forthcoming. “We will be presenting our plans to a partners conference in New York later in the month to help raise part of the balance needed. We will support the private sector as it rebuilds and restores.”For recent article on Dominica, click the link: FAO calls for immediate food production in Dominica
“[Minnesota Wild owner] Craig Leipold has been, to say persistent would be a gross understatement, over the last few years wanting to host a Winter Classic, and we’re excited to go,” Bettman said during the second intermission of Wednesday’s game via NHL.com. “My guess is the temperature there is about 30 degrees cooler than it is here right now (54.9 Fahrenheit), but it should make for a great experience in the State of Hockey.”MORE: Ben Bishop, Dallas Stars defeat Nashville Predators in 2020 NHL Winter ClassicThe @mnwild will host the 2021 #WinterClassic in Minneapolis at Target Field! pic.twitter.com/eU63erirwi— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 1, 2020The game will be Minnesota’s first appearance in the Winter Classic and and the second time the Wild will play in a regular season outdoor game; the Wild hosted the Chicago Blackhawks at TFC Bank Stadium on Feb. 21, 2016 as part of the league’s Stadium Series. “The Minnesota Wild is truly honored to be selected to host the 2021 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic,” Leipold said in a statement. “Target Field is a fantastic ballpark and there is no better place for the NHL’s marquee event than right here in the State of Hockey. We are grateful for the opportunity to treat our fans to an incredibly unique and exciting experience celebrating our favorite game and would like to thank NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman for his support and the Minnesota Twins organization for their help in securing this event.”While the host team for next year’s game has been selected, the league has not yet decided which team the Wild will play on New Year’s Day 2021. Bettman told reporters that Minnesota’s opponent will be announced in the next few months.”We are focused on a few teams, and we’re under no immediate pressure to make a decision,” he said. “We have plenty of really good candidates for this game. It’s not a one-shot decision based on one factor. We look at a whole host of things: rivalries, who’s playing well, geography, and that goes in the rivalry sense. What we think will make sense. Will some teams travel better than others to a particular market? That’s how we look at it.” Before the 2020 Winter Classic between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars finished up, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman revealed the location of next year’s marquee regular season event.The Minnesota Wild are set to host the 2021 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2021 at Target Field in Minneapolis — otherwise known as the home of MLB’s Minnesota Twins.