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!
View Comments Good news, Broadway, Josh Groban is in it for the long haul! After receiving much acclaim for his Main Stem debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, the Grammy nominee has announced that he will remain with the production through July 2, 2017. Also starring Denée Benton, Dave Malloy’s Rachel Chavkin-helmed musical snapshot into Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace, officially opened on November 14 at the Imperial Theatre.In addition to Groban and Benton, the cast includes Brittain Ashford, Lucas Steele, Gelsey Bell, Nicholas Belton, Nick Choksi, Amber Gray, Grace McLean, Paul Pinto, Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez, Alex Gibson, Billy Joe Kiessling, Mary Spencer Knapp, Andrew Mayer, Ani Taj, Cathryn Wake, Scott Stangland, Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein, Heath Saunders, Katrina Yaukey and Lauren Zakrin.Great Comet follows follows Natasha (Benton), a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole (Steele) while her betrothed Andrey (Belton) is off fighting. Andrey’s best friend Pierre (Groban) remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 Related Shows Josh Groban in ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812′(Photo: Chad Batka) Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Canceled in 2017, the popular Jamaica Festival Song is to be held in 2018 following an official launch on November 30. Plans are under way for the 2018 staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, which is scheduled to be launched on November 30.Last week, commissioners and senior officers at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) met with songwriters and producers to discuss the plans.The talks focused on the vision for the competition, criteria for the selection of the winning song, incentives for winners, and increasing participation from the local music fraternity.Interim Executive Director of the JCDC, Orville Hill said that the meeting was important in order to hear the views of the producers.“The conversation was important so as to get some of the ideas from the producers, who are critical to the Festival Song and as part of the process for it to be more inclusive,” he said.He noted that the ideas that came out of the talks will be examined “to see to what extent we can incorporate them in the plans for the Festival Song 2018”.He said the decision to launch the competition in November is to mobilize singers, writers and producers, “to get them to start creating a product that will ultimately be satisfactory to the Jamaican people”.He said the early launch will also help to generate public interest in the contest before the submission of entries.Entry forms are available here.