Sugar Free Allstars – Sugar Free Allstars

March 8th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Released:  April 2, 2016

Rate: 6/10

Sugar Free Allstars self-titled album comes out April 2nd. The children’s artist takes a more new wave approach to children’s music. While some children’s music can be acoustic and pretty low-key, Sugar Free Allstars has elements of disco, jazz, blues, and funk that collectively make up their songs. This makes them very upbeat, akin to the personality and activity of young children. Their music is also something that adults can get into to, so if you have you’re on a long car ride and pop this album in, you can groove along as well. Sugar Free Allstars, is definitely unique in the world of Children’s music in that again it does appeal to many different age groups, their sound is to get you up to move and groove. The production is very good on the album and lyrically, it is very children friendly and easy to understand. Looking for a break from traditional children’s music? I would definitely get this album!



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Frances England – Explorer of the world

March 8th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Release Date: April 1, 2016

Rate: 8/10

Frances England, a children’s artist releases her new album Explorer of the World is absolutely fun and whimsical. England’s voice is absolutely perfect for children’s music, the primarily acoustic album is not only good for children but is also something adults can get into as well. Her voice is light airy and absolutely infectious, her songs are simply cute and you can’t help but to smile. The production on the album is fairly good, but the songs and the vibe of the songs makes up tremendously for the decent production. If you have kids, or just want music to chill too, I would definitely check this album out!



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Museum Monday: Matisse Prints and Drawings

March 7th, 2016 by Allison Langley

matisse What: Matisse Prints and Drawings

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

When: Now through July 3 2016

Stop on by the Baltimore Museum of Art for an awesome cultural experience! Now through July 3 BMA will be hosting the Matisse Prints and Drawings! BMA was able to acquire a wonderful collection of Matisse prints through the Cone sisters. They have the famous The Yellow Dress in this collection, gifted from New York City. This is a collection you really do not want to miss out on!



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Late Night Coffee House with Ruut!

March 7th, 2016 by Allison Langley

ruut Ruut will be coming to play this Thursday at WLOY’s coffeehouse!
Come by to hear Ruut belt out some amazing melodies. Ruut is a talented pianist and artist from Finland, by age 7 she had already perfected the piano and writing songs. She just came out with a great new album, Untold Stories, her first original album!
Make sure to stop by our cozy coffee house located in the 3rd floor reading room, right above the book store, this Thursday at 8pm to hear some great tunes.
Check out her new album preview below!



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Ruut Gets Ready to Tell “UnTold Stories”

March 7th, 2016 by Kathryn O'Brien

Local Baltimore artist, Ruut, has awed the world with her raw storytelling through music. Ruut’s voice is baroque, rife with emotion and honesty. Her original work is deeply human combining transcendent vocals with truthful narratives. Her phenomenal style and emotional intelligence transforms well known songs. Ruut has covered many songs from across all genres, from Taylor Swift’s Style to Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun. Ruut’s cover of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” interprets this incredibly profound song and captures its devastating subject matter with poignancy and delicacy.

Her music has been influenced by her numerous travels from her native Finland, to Budapest, Nashville, NY, LA and now Baltimore, each new location informing her overall sound. Her cover of Sia’s Chandeliers pust her native tongue on display. Ruut translated Chandeliers into Finnish and performed her own arrangement of Sia’s iconic ballad.

Ruut will be performing here at Loyola on March. 10th. The following day, on March. 11th, Ruut will release her new album, Untold Stories. Untold Stories is currently available for pre-order on her website.

http://www.ruutmusic.com/untoldstories.html



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Mark Hopkins is Back with “Ball & Chain” and “The Man You Could’ve Loved”

March 2nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

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Mark Hopkins is Back with “Ball & Chain” and “The Man You Could’ve Loved”

Local singer songwriter, Mark Hopkins, has wowed us with previous albums like Room Service and Evidence. His unique style is old school fun and will always put you in a good mood, which is why the release of his two new singles, “Ball & Chain” and “The Man You Could’ve Loved” is such fantastic news!

“Ball & Chain” is classic Mark Hopkins. It’s old time blues feel combined with humorous lyrics about the pleasures of domesticity make this single a must listen. “The Man You Could’ve Loved” is a bit of a departure from Mark Hopkins’ signature style. This single is classic Americana with a tune perfect for lounging around a bonfire. The release of these two different singles demonstrates Mark Hopkins’ refreshing and startling ability to adapt to different music genres. He excels at blending various aspects of American culture into a sound that is uniquely Mark Hopkins.

Check out all his new singles here! 



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Museum Monday: Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society

February 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley

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What: Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society 2016 Concert Series: Antonia Sanchez and Migration

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

When: March 6th 5pm-7pm

After a long day of work come down to the Baltimore Museum of Art for some smooth and relaxing jazz music. Antonio Sanchez is a critically acclaimed musician who won many awards for his score for the film Birdman. The Mexican born musician, who has spent 15 years as the right hand man to famous guitarist Pat Metheny is coming to our city. Expect to hear Mexican inspired jazz with insane drumbeats and international flare. Get ready for a fun and family friendly event that will get the whole family swinging.

Check it out here for more info!



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Food Friday: Lost City Diner

February 26th, 2016 by Allison Langley

LostCityDiner What: Lost City Diner

Where: 1730 N Charles Street

When: Sunday- 11am to 12am / Monday to Wednesday-5pm to 11pm / Thursday- 5pm to 12am / Friday- 11am to 3am / Saturday- 11am to 3pm

Stroll on down North Charles for a late night bite at the Lost City Diner, currently serving all of your milk shakes and fries needs! Have you ever heard of a classic-old-school diner being vegan? Well Lost City Diner is, accommodating absolutely everyone! Sit down at 11pm and enjoy a The Comet, a full breakfast comprised of two eggs, fresh home fries, bacon or sausage and your choice of side. Or, how about a hardy hamburger with their classic root beer float? Yummay I’ll have 5 please. Thank You.

So stop on by The Lost City Diner and satisfy your late night craving or milk shake desires! Click here to check out all of what The Lost City Diner offers!



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Theater Thursday: Motown

February 25th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Motown What: Motown-The Musical

Where: The Hippodrome Theater

When: March 8 thru 13th

Take a step back into Motown and experience the sounds of some of the most formative music in America. Celebrate artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gay, and Berry Gordy as you indulge in their upbeat tunes! No promises you won’t want to get up and sway to the ” . You will see the story of how these artists got their claim to fame through amazing music. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, songs by your favorites its a guarantee you will fall in love with Motown-The musical!

So get your tickets to Motown-The Musical showing March 8th- March 13th at the Hippodrome Theater! Check it out here!



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Stereo Reform-The future started yesterday

February 25th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

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Released: May 13, 2013

Rate: 10/10

Stereo Reform is just bound to blow up. With its sound being similar to Capital Cities, Walk the Moon and Fickle Friends, and vocals that are strikingly similar to Nicholas Petricca of Walk the moon, Stereo Reform is the “Next Big Thing”. Read the rest of this entry »



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