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The Appalucians Live Wednesday, May 23rd at 3pm

Black Mountain musicians Jay Brown, Aditi Sethi, Angie Heimann, & Cas Sochacki are members of the Lazybirds, Shaantavani, and the Blushin' Roulettes, but together form the folk/Americana quartet The Appalucians . They have a new release called "Bright Hills", and in fact have a double CD release show at Isis in West Asheville with the Lazybirds on Saturday, June 9th.

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, May 21

Tish Hinojosa - West

Tuesday, May 22

Michael Rault – It’s a New Day Tonight

Wednesday, May 23

Jim Lauderdale – Jim Lauderdale & Roland White

Thursday, May 24

Del McCoury – Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, May 24: Willie Nelson

'Last Man Standing' - He just turned 85, and shows no sign of slowing down. We’ll feature it just in time for his big Outlaw Music Festival coming to Charlotte on Saturday!

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A report in Canada's National Post that former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's "playboy son Saadi made plans to flee to a Mexican beach resort whose celebrity visitors include Kim Kardashian, Charlie Sheen and Lady Gaga," has prompted Mexico's interior secretary to say today that his country's intelligence service has broken up the plot, The Associated Press says.

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Call Now To Get A Medicare Enrollment Extension

Dec 7, 2011

Federal officials are extending today's deadline some people picking a Medicare prescription drug or private health plan because of the crush of last-minute sign-ups.

There's a catch. The extension is available only to seniors who seek official help with their decision by the close of business today, said a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

And one other thing, the extension is only three days long.

On this 70th anniversary of the date "which will live in infamy," there will be a moment of silence in Hawaii at 7:55 a.m. (12:55 p.m. ET) to remember the 2,390 Americans who died when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

It was 7:55 a.m. local time when the attack began — a strike that would push America into World War II.

One of Italy's most-wanted mobsters was captured by Italian anti-mafia police units Wednesday after spending 16 years on the run.

Michele Zagaria ran one of bloodiest clans of the Naples mafia, which is known as the Camorra. He was found hiding under 15 feet of reinforced concrete in an underground bunker in his hometown of Casapesenna, north of Naples.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli said that Zagaria reportedly told police: "You have won. The state has won." He had been on the run since 1995.

One day after dozens of people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks aimed at Shiites, there's been another deadly explosion in Afghanistan:

With his government embroiled in controversy over a memo that many in Pakistan view as potentially treasonous, President Asif Ali Zardari's sudden departure for medical treatment in Dubai has "people [here] questioning the timing" and wondering if Zardari might be about to step down, NPR's Corey Flintoff reported this morning from Islamabad.

"We don't kill our people ... no government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person."

So says Syrian President Bashar Assad to ABC News Barbara Walters in an interview that's airing across several of the network's shows today.

Pushing back against reports from the United Nations and witnesses in several Syrian cities, Assad denied that his security forces have killed thousands of civilians.

Tony Bennett On World Cafe

Dec 6, 2011

With more than 70 albums and 15 Grammys to his name, Tony Bennett is not just a staple of contemporary jazz music — he's a legend. His signature sound has evolved into just the right mix of jazz and pop, influenced by greats such as Al Jolson and Louis Armstrong.

Today it is widely understood that slavery is a stain on American history — indelible and regrettable. But on the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, a new issue of The Atlantic magazine reaches back to a time when this matter wasn't yet settled, and monumental questions were still up in the air: Would slavery continue? Would America remain united?

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