Syrian opposition groups gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, as the factions attempt to form a more unified front. This Sunday, the opposition factions, including the main Syrian National Council, will be joined by diplomats in a meeting of the "Friends of Syria."
U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan says the Syrian government should be the first to enact a cease-fire, but there was no sign of that on Friday. More violence erupted in several Syrian cities as diplomats prepared for Sunday's meeting of the "Friends of Syria" in Istanbul, Turkey.
The gathering comes at a time of growing disaffection with diplomatic efforts and an increase in attacks by Syrian opposition fighters.
Originally published on Sat March 31, 2012 3:04 pm
The critique of University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari is that he does what it takes to get his players, and they do what they want from there. Sure, this thinking goes, he's yelling at them from the sidelines whenever one — specifically Terrence Jones — puts up a 3-point shot from a step behind the arc. But he's not much of a coach.
Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 4:06 pm
Some Ivy League schools are posting some of the lowest admission rates on record, this year. Harvard for example only accepted 2,032 of the 34,302 students who applied. That's a 5.9 percent acceptance rate, which is a record low for the school.
Since leaving The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Justin Robinson has forged a new path with his new band of fellow North Carolinians, The Mary Annettes. If you've ever wondered how NC roots music sounds amongst the influences of J.S. Bach, Erykah Badu, & English nursery rhymes, now's your chance.
Asheville trio The Swayback Sisters return to Studio B. Laura Blackley, Cary Fridley, and Mary Ellen Bush blend their harmonies and original songwriting styles for some old-school country soul, Appalachian-style folk ballads, and dirty acoustic blues.
The 5-piece band Sanctum Sully from Asheville describes itself as a "traditionally untraditional" bluegrass band. Tune in for live takes of songs off their new release "Trade Winds" in Studio B. It's their officially unofficial release party before their real one in Asheville Saturday night (with Yarn!)