The events of the "Arab Spring" took the world by surprise. Yet, the roots of those rebellions run deep and nowhere more so than in Syria, where the fighting continues to be fierce and deadly. This month, Fred H. Lawson traces the history of one leading force in the ongoing Syrian uprising: the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. The Brothers led a violent campaign to overthrow the Syrian regime in the 1970s, but more recently have advanced a platform that calls for liberal reform and constitutional government.
Ashley Stacy, Josh Davis, QuiQue Bucio and John Mangold have been performing together as Gathering Mercury for nearly a year, and they have a lot to show for it. After participating in the Dayton Band Playoffs and the Dayton Does Dayton tribute show, both at Canal Street Tavern, the young group has been making a name for itself performing at numerous local venues. Now Gathering Mercury prepares to release their debut album, Where the Others Go.
Bill Veeck was one of the most fascinating figures in baseball history. Veeck owned a number of baseball teams over his long career. He was a shameless promoter who changed the way that our American pastime is presented.