Reminder!! Star Search this Thursday 4/24

April 22nd, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

KANYE_WEST_ANIMNow, WLOY usually isn’t in the business of beating dead horses (we consider ourselves humanitarians if anything). But we must again remind you that our last event of the year is coming up this Thursday and it’s gunna be HUGE. Like really big. Like the buzz is that Kanye is going to be there. He heard about the prizes, including the gift certificates to a plethora of awesome local dives and eateries, and he couldn’t resist. Apparently Kanye has a soft spot for pink flamingos and bread pudding. Now if celebrity proximity  and food doesn’t entice you, at least come and support your friends while they expose their most sacred vulnerabilities to the critical eye of the spectator. Join us in McGuire at 8:30.



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Honfest: Saleem and the Music Lovers

April 23rd, 2014 by Rachel

 

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Saleem and the Music Lovers are a hip hop group from right here in Baltimore. They have a similar sound to The Roots and Common. If you’re into the funky, hip hop style of these artists, then you’re sure to enjoy Saleem and the Music Lovers. They’ve been in formation since 2005 and have been combining jazz, funk and rhythm and blues. They’ll be performing at WLOY’s stage during Honfest this summer on June.14th. To learn more about them, check out there website: http://salimandthemusiclovers.com/



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Wacky Wednesday: Tattoo Convention

April 23rd, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Baltimore-Tattoo-Convention-2014What: 7th Annual Tattoo Convention

Where: Baltimore

When: April 25th-27th 2014

Thinking about getting a new tattoo? This 7th annual tattoo convention will be the best place to find an artist! With the same award winning tattoo artists, special appearances and amazing performances everyone has come to expect from a Villain Arts event, this year Baltimore will be a show not to be missed.  Awards for Best Back Piece, Most Original Tattoo and Tattoo of the Day are among those included in the daily tattoo contests.  Come see over 600 of the world’s best artists tattooing live all weekend long, from 400 different tattoo shops.

For ticketing information visit the website here!



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Honfest: Nalani and Sarina Spotlight

April 22nd, 2014 by Rachel

By: Kat O’Brien

Nalani and Sarina are a singer-songwriter duo from Delaware. They are immensely talented and combine fantastic vocals with thoughtful lyrics. Their guitar, piano and tambourine skills bring it home to create a truly harmonious tone. Loyola was lucky enough to be graced with their presence this year. Baltimore is going to be lucky enough to welcome Nalani and Sarina again this summer at Honfest. The two will be performing at WLOY’s stage on June 14th. Listen to their music on Spotify  and learn more about them on their website: http://www.nalanisarina.com/.Unknown-1

 



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Honfest: Maria Dontas Spotlight

April 22nd, 2014 by Rachel

By: Kat O’Brien

1372738148_whitehouse-uptown-22Loyola alum, Maria Dontas, is a singularly talented individual. She is a lovely, smart woman who has also been gifted with the voice of a Greek goddess. Maria Dontas is a singer-songwriter. She writes and performs her very own songs and has been kind enough to grace Loyola with her talents. She will be performing again for WLOY this summer on June. 14th. Visit her website at mariadontas.bandcamp.com. WLOY staff particularly love her songs “Answers” and “All the Good Lines”.  Listen to Maria Dontas and come to Honfest!

 



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Tourism Tuesdays: Monumental Helicopters

April 22nd, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

312400_445939885461165_384926239_nWhat: Helicopter Tours

Where: Baltimore, Washington DC, and Annapolis

What better way to sight see than from the sky? Monumental Helicopters allows you to take a tour or to learn how to fly! There are many different tours to choose from. You can view the best of Baltimore including all the neighborhoods or just the general attractions in Baltimore like the inner harbor and Camden Yards. They have specialty romance tours during sunset and city lights. There are also tours over annapolis!

Visit the website here!

 



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Food Fridays: 13th Floor

April 18th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

0063-272x172What: 13th Floor

Where: Belvedere

The 13th Floor is an elegant and unique setting for a night out on the town or a private catered event. The surroundings are a lavish and luxurious return to the sophistication of the The Belvedere’s early history, yet the feeling is contemporary and stylish. The extraordinary views overlooking the city create a feeling of bring above the day-to-day: a time to unwind, to talk, and to connect.

Visit their website here!



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Theater Thursdays: The Ten Tenors

April 17th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

00844_show_portrait_largeWhat: The Ten Tenors

Where: Lyric Opera House

When: April 26th, 2014

The Ten Tenors have captivated audiences around the world with the groups trademark, ‘Opera without the Boring Bits.’ They boast a massive fanbase, from Japan to South America. Formed nearly two decades ago, these former opera students have come the distance from their first full show in 1998. Not just releasing 5 DVDs and 10 Albums but collecting 2million views on YouTube for their rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. Come out and see these tenors!

For more information visit the website here.

 



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Honfest 2014: Mark Hopkins

April 16th, 2014 by Rachel

By: Kat O’Brien

Unknown Every year, Baltimoreans turn out to celebrate their “Baltimore-ness” in Hampden with food, toilet bowl races and, of course music. This year, WLOY has it’s own stage where local artists will be playing ALL day! It is sure to be a fantastic time. One such talented local artist is Mark Hopkins. A self described “small-town funky white kid”, Mark Hopkins plays soulfully and dulectly. He has released several albums in the past and has recently come out with a new single titled “Miss Coincidence”. If you know what’s good for you, check out his website! It’s sure to please! Be sure to come out June 14th. Check out the full lineup and schedule for the 2014 WLOY Stage at Honfest HERE.



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Wacky Wednesdays: Star Wars Toy Museum

April 16th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

returnofthejedi1 What: Star Wars Toy Museum
Where: Online (but, Maryland)

Contrary to the usual museum, the Star Wars Toy Museum is an online museum! The founder of this museum is located right here in Maryland but on the website you can view all the collectible Star Wars Toys and see them all set up different scenes. Its a great way to connect to other Star Wars lovers!

Visit the museum here.



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