Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

UT ELECTROACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE: The description of the University of Tennessee Electroacoustic Ensemble is deceptively simple: The group "performs contemporary improvisational music that incorporates electronics alongside acoustic instruments," if you stop digging at the "About" section of the ensemble's Facebook page.

Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 4 from East Tennessee

President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug crimes, reflecting Obama's long-stated view that the U.S. needs to remedy the consequences of decades of sentencing requirements that put tens of thousands of Americans behind bars for far too long.