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Singer/Songwriter Workshop This Thursday 11/11

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan


This Thursday 11/11 (oooh – make a wish!) WLOY is hosting yet another Singer/Songwriter Workshop! This time we are co-sponsoring the event with Spectrum, Loyola’s Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender and Allied Awareness and Support group. There will be coffee, there will be cookies and there will be special performances. Don’t forget to bring your own instruments and signature writing with you to get some tips and tricks. This event will be in the Reading Room from 9 – 11 so make sure to stop by!



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Movie Night: Almost Famous

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

It’s time for your weekly escape from those dusty dorm rooms. This Thursday 11/04 WLOY is hosting another movie night in the Reading Room from 9 – 11! This week we’re showing Almost Famous, a 2000 film directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Patrick Fugit, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup and Kate Hudson. One of the most iconic films for our generation, Almost Famous follows the story of aspiring journalist William Miller (Fugit) who, at the young age of just 15, follows the up-and-coming band Stillwater on their tour.

A movie featuring rock-n-roll, love and drugs, it’s one that you will not want to miss. Come to the Reading Room on Thursday! Bring your friends, eat the popcorn (and other snacks) provided, sit back, relax and enjoy Almost Famous.



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Halloween Carnival 10/31

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Want to volunteer before heading off to a night of mayhem? This Sunday on Halloween WLOY will be at CCSJ’s Halloween Carnival in McGuire Hall from 1 – 4!

This event gives the residents of Gallagher Services, a center for developmentally disabled adults, an opportunity to celebrate Halloween, as well as to experience being on a college campus. Volunteers will be able to organize a variety of activities and pair up with our guests from Gallagher Services helping them participate in the crafts tables, face painting stations and other games!

Of course, WLOY will be doing what WLOY does best – playing great music. So grab your friends, don’t forget to dress up and head on over to McGuire Hall this Sunday from 1 – 4!



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Both Feet In: Back on My Feet

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by The Professor

LIVE SHOW! October 27, 2010 at noon

Guests Jackie Truncellito, the Director of the Back on My Feet Baltimore organization (and former women’s Track & Field coach at Loyola), and John, a participant in the program who is currently staying at the Helping Up Mission shelter. They talk about running and how it has impacted their lives.
Back on My Feet
is a nonprofit organization that “promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.” The 2nd Annual Back on My Feet Baltimore Bash is Nov. 18th!

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Coffeehouse 10/28 Co-Sponsored with ALAS

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Thursday 10/28 WLOY presents another Coffeehouse, though, this time, we’re changing things up. WLOY is co-sponsoring this event with ALAS, the Association of Latin American Students, as part of Latin Week. The emphasis this week is on the coffee – we’ll be getting coffee from Zeke’s with flavors from all different Latin American countries in order to have a coffee tasting. Once the caffeine settles into our bloodstream, we’ll be hearing from Gerson Martinez of SpokenWord. Also, open mic is encouraged from those talented people in the audience.

This event is shaping up to be an energetic one, so make sure to stop by the Reading Room 9 -11 on Thursday!



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Rock Show 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 by The Professor

Paul McCartney inaugurates the hall in Pittsburgh

by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

James Paul McCartney inaugurated the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh as its premiere concert act on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Scoring under face value tickets outside on the walk was nearly next to impossible but as luck would have it, Macca was running behind schedule and a $20 print-out ticket surfaced shortly before curtain call.

McCartney fans were queued up in long lines outside all of the entrances encircling the new venue that stretched onwards along the surrounding sidewalks in the unrelenting afternoon sun. Patron expectations were cresting high and fan anticipation was creating a decisive buzz of apprehension as spectators waited impatiently to enter the building.

Sir JPM enjoys an exceedingly rare position among popular live performers and his remaining career peers. Paul can safely bank on being a virtual sellout wherever he appears. His envious Beatles pedigree guarantees him an eager audience willing to hurl their expendable capital at buying pricey venue tickets whenever he heads out on tour.

The evening began with an exciting Wings medley comprising “Venus And Mars”, “Rock Show” and “Jet” that energized the audience with an unavoidable adrenaline rush. McCartney observed, “Good evening Pittsburgh. I’m getting a feeling we’re going to have a ball”. Then, Paul paused to soak in his view of the clamoring crowd before him from center stage. After five decades of appearing before live audiences, McCartney is the consummate performer.

“So, welcome to this new building here. We are the first people to play here before the first audience”, was McCartney’s christening comment on the hall’s opening night. Only two tracks from his highly acclaimed 2008 Fireman disk Electric Arguments made the setlist. The gyrating rhythm of “Highway” bounced along in concert and Paul’s soaring chorus on “Sing The Changes” transformed the uplifting gospel rocker.

Paul strapped on an electric guitar for “Let Me Roll It”, an intense 1973 Wings rocker from Band On The Run that was originally intended as a musical send-up of his estranged partner John Lennon. The ensuing climax transitioned into an instrumental jam of “Foxey Lady” with McCartney soloing fiercely.

Macca shared an incredible story from the first Sunday in June 1967, when the Jimi Hendrix Experience performed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety at an intimate London club the first weekend of its commercial release. Paul was in the audience totally blown away by the fact that Hendrix had learned the album note for note. Rumors implicate Eric Clapton may have tuned Jimi’s guitar on the sidelines during that debut London appearance.

Brandishing a ukulele, McCartney played his unique version of Harrison’s Abbey Road classic “Something” as a lovely tribute to George. “I’ve Got A Feeling”, “A Day In The Life” segueing into “Give Peace A Chance”, and “Day Tripper” were tunes that Paul sang in performance, which John Lennon either wrote or helped compose from the Beatles sensational songbook.

By the end of the concert, the performance pieces morphed into an avalanche of one monster hit after another heading into two rounds of encore appearances with a total of seven major Beatles favorites as Paul switched from piano to bass guitar to acoustic guitar and electric guitar.  Before exiting the stage, Paul took a moment to sign the shoulder of Ivela in the front row, which prompted a retort from Paul, “You are the end of the show”.

Several lost Wings classics were unearthed for the 2010 Up And Coming Tour that have not been featured live since the documented Wings Over America tour in 1976. “Letting Go” and “Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five” were exceedingly welcome additions to Macca’s hit-heavy setlist. Paul even dusted off a few choice Beatles gems for inclusion on this tour. “I’m Looking Through You”, “Two Of Us”, and “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” were each outstanding selections to perform live before an audience.

McCartney has been touring with his present entourage just shy of a decade now. Guitarist Rusty Anderson, drummer Abe Laboriel, guitarist Brian Ray, and keyboardist Wix Wickens have jammed as Paul’s trusted back-up band at dates scattered all over the globe. This current touring unit has released several live albums and live DVDs archiving ecstatic audience applause for a living legend.

Paul continues to record new material as the most prolific composer of his exceptionally talented generation. The Cute Beatle is advancing in age, but thankfully shows no outward signs of slowing down whatsoever. Certainly his loyal audience is thrilled to enjoy experiencing both his Beatles and Wings classics live along with his heartfelt musical tributes to his late wife Linda and fellow Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison.

Paul McCartney, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA, August 18, 2010 setlist: Venus And Mars > Rock Show > Jet * All My Loving * Letting Go * Got To Get You Into My Life * Highway * Let Me Roll It > Foxy Lady * The Long And Winding Road * Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five * Let ‘Em In * My Love * I’m Looking Through You * Two Of Us * Blackbird * Here Today * Dance Tonight * Mrs. Vandebilt * Eleanor Rigby * Something * Sing The Changes * Band On The Run * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Back In The USSR * I’ve Got A Feeling * Paperback Writer * A Day In The Life > Give Peace A Chance * Let It Be * Live And Let Die * Hey Jude * 1st Encore: Day Tripper * Lady Madonna * Get Back * 2nd Encore: Yesterday * Helter Skelter * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise > The End



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Singer Songwriter Workshop Thursday 10/21

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

This Thursday October 21, in the Reading Room, WLOY is hosting a Singer Songwriter Workshop featuring Mike McMonagle from 9 – 11. Getting his start in Lancaster, PA and right here at Loyola (yep – he’s a Greyhound!), Mike McMonagle is becoming an artist you should watch as he opens for different up-and-coming indie acts around the country!

This Coffeehouse is highlighting singer/songwriters, so if you play and write your own material, make sure you come to the Reading Room to show us what you got! Don’t play any instruments? Sit back, relax and enjoy the musical stylings of your classmates and indie act Mike McMonagle.



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Both Feet In: Brian

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 by The Professor

Brian (Originally aired October 10, 2010 and October 17, 2010)

Originally from Pennsylvania, Brian completed a Masters program in Philosophy and taught Intro to Philosophy college classes. He shares his story of how he became homeless, moved to Baltimore, and has now nearly finished writing a book with a humorous take on his life, titled, “The World is My Home, Life as a Free-Range Human.” Download a sample chapter. Also, Sylvia, Charles (a homeless veteran) and Sharrion, share their thoughts on what HOME means to them.

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It’s Halloween Time!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 by The Professor

Yes, the classic WLOY Zombie GLOW-IN-THE-DARK shirts are coming back for Halloween 2010! They sold out fast last year and we sold 1/3 of them in the first day this year!  Can’t make it to our Friday table to buy one?  No problem!  Order your shirt via Paypal and get it for only $10.00! Don’t miss out on the hottest Halloween T-shirts! Why settle for a normal tshirt when you can wear the best!

Hey Alumni & Parents! If you’re off campus and want a shirt, please use the second button which includes $5 for shipping.


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WLOY Coffeehouse Presents Across the Universe

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Across the Universe

Have you been stuck in your dorm room studying this entire week? Did you forget what the outside world looked like? It’s time to get out of your musty room and join WLOY this Thursday October 7th for another Late Night Coffeehouse from 9-11! We will be showing Julie Taymor’s musical romantic drama Across the Universe starring Thirteen‘s Evan Rachel Wood, British hottie Jim Sturgess, (more…)



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