NFL Invading Europe?

October 8th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

nfl_a_london1x_300x300It seems that the NFL is attempting to invade our brothers from across the pond. Since Roger Goodell became Commissioner of the NFL in 2006, he has pushed heavily to involve Europe in the NFL. Since 2007, there has been an annual game in London between two NFL teams in the regular season. This year it was bumped up to two games in London, and now the NFL has agreed to play three games at Wembley Stadium in London next season.

The three home teams have already been determined as the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, and Oakland Raiders for these three games next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tourism Tuesdays: Spirit of Baltimore

October 8th, 2013 by Rachel

spirit-cruiseWhat: Evening Cruise through the Inner Harbor with dinner and a show

Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor

This is a fun and relaxing way to see the harbor and city with a delicious meal and a great show. They are running specials for the evening cruises through October, with the promo code listed on their website. They offer two types of cruises with lots of open dates to choose from. Spirit also offer various themed trips through the harbor such as a full moon dinner and moonlight jazz cruise. So spend some time on the water, enjoy the changing of the seasons and find a new way to appreciate the beauty of our city through a different perspective on the Spirit cruise line.

View their website for ticketing prices, dates and times.


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Mobtown Moon Review & Interview

October 7th, 2013 by Rachel

ellen, Sandy, Kat & Rae good sizedThe lovely and ever talented Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry, producers of the Pink Floyd tribute album Mobtown Moon, were celebrated for their triumph on Saturday, September 28th. Mobtown Moon received a standing ovation in their premiere performance of the Pink Floyd tribute, and it was well deserved.  The night began with individual performances from artists who contributed to the album. We were graced with the musical interludes of June Star, The 5th L, and Naked Blue. In the second act, the musicians performed Dark Side of the Moon in it’s entirety. Featuring over 50 artists in the live show, including a full chorus, strings, brass, and spoken word artists, the live performance brought the house down at Goucher’s Kraushaar Auditorium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Museum Mondays: Cylburn Arboretum

October 7th, 2013 by Rachel

9b7767e37ad4f61b16deb981973d99abWhat: Gardens, Visitor Center, Mansion and Nature Museum

When: Tuesday – Sunday 8AM-8PM, 

Visitor Center, 10AM-4PM

Where: 4915 Greenspring Ave. Baltimore, MD

Free and open to the public year round and just around the corner from Loyola, Cylburn Arboretum is a place of peace and serenity. The beautiful gardens and historical grounds are a wonderful place to go explore or maybe on a picnic.  They have lots of events coming up this fall, including a Halloween event with a costume parade and a pumpkin carving contest!


Check out their website for fun events and happenings!

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Sports Saturdays: Hockey in the Nation’s Capital

October 5th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

imagesWhat: Colorado Avalanche @ Washington Capitals

When: Saturday October 12th, 7:00PM

It’s that time of year again!  Hockey returns as the 2013-2014 NHL season gets underway. If you’re looking to go see some great hockey, look no further than our nation’s capital.

The Washington Capitals will be in the midst of a 5-game home-stand next weekend that will include a game against the Colorado Avalanche. Any match-up between these two teams always promises to be a good one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sports Saturdays: Baltimore Running Festival

October 5th, 2013 by Rachel

What: 13th Annual Baltimore Running Festival

When: October 12th, 2013

Attention all runners! Here is your chance to run a full marathon, half marathon, 5K or relay race for a cause. The Baltimore Running Festival will be hosting these runs for their 13th consecutive year in hopes of bringing the community together. Many big name charities are offering training and opportunities to donate; a full list is available on their website. All of the races will finish at Camden Yards at M&T Bank Stadium. Runners are encouraged to register as soon as possible as slots are nearly full! Register today in order to secure your spot and run for something that matters.

For all the info you need, visit the Baltimore Running Festival’s website!

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Are Teams Expecting Too Much, Too Fast Now?

October 4th, 2013 by Justin Thomas

imagesThe Cincinnati Reds have now made a playoff appearance in back-to-back seasons and have been consistently relevant in the world of baseball for the first time in almost twenty years. Dusty Baker joined the organization as the General Manager in 2007 and quickly turned the decimated Reds team around in order to make them a threat in the National League again. This past weekend, he brought the Reds to a single-elimination wild-card playoff game in which they had a chance to get to the NLDS.

The Reds unfortunately lost to the Pirates in the game, but this sounds like a promising scenario for the future, right? Well apparently the Reds organization didn’t seem to think so! Just 3 days after the playoff loss and multiple successful season, the Reds parted ways with Dusty Baker, dismissing him after three 90-win seasons, and two straight playoff appearances.

The Reds had a bad last week of the season, losing six straight, including the playoff loss to the Pirates, but is that all that is needed to fire a coach now? This seems to be a new trend happening in sports, which is leaving teams in flux due to a constant changing of the guard.

Former Auburn Tigers head coach, Gene Chizik, led the Tigers to a National Championship in 2011, but was then fired after the 2012 season where the Tigers went 3-9.

This emerging trend begs the question, are teams now expecting too much too fast from their head coaches? Improving and developing a team takes time; it doesn’t happen overnight. Do you think many of the coaches we consider to be the best of all time started out with immediate success? Of course not.

Legendary Dallas Cowboys coach, Tom Landry, led the Cowboys to a stellar 16-46-4 record in his first 5 seasons as head coach before winning 2 Super Bowls with the team. Former Yankees Manager, Joe Torre, began his career in New York with the nickname, “Clueless Joe.” After a couple of years with the team, he finally delivered some success, which quickly became 4 World Series titles.

This new trend of immediate gratification is a big departure from the traditional ways of sports, and seems to prevent any sort of connection or development. So is this new trend good for sports? You decide.

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Food Fridays: Dessert Fantasies

October 4th, 2013 by Rachel

cupcake dessert fanWhat: “The MOST DELICIOUS CUPCAKES EVER!” (so says Courtney) 

When: Monday- Saturday: 9AM-8PM, Sunday: 10AM-7PM

Where: 1433 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore, Maryland

Located in Federal Hill just outside the Inner Harbor, Dessert Fantasies offers an extensive and impressive list of cupcakes, specialty cakes, ice creams and lollies. Your sweet tooth won’t go unsatisfied here. They also bake seasonal flavors of cupcakes and their pricing is very reasonable. Stop in or order a cake to fulfill all your sugar needs. 

Hit up their website for a full list of flavors and products.

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Word on the Street Art Auction October 12

October 3rd, 2013 by The Professor

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Join the members and supporters of the Word on the Street newspaper at the annual Art Auction Fundraiser on Saturday October 12th in Baltimore. WLOY has been a proud co-founder and supporter of this great project (and won a few national awards for it too) and we want to spread the news. Artists from all over the country have donated their works to support the auction. Photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and much more will be lining the walls for your bidding. Attendance is FREE, and so are the drinks (Maryland Wineries Association & Brewers Art!) and snacks, and music provided by Claire Anthony, Caleb Stine and more. Bidding starts at $25.

There will be 10 limited edition prints of the color poster available for bidding. How about a custom stainless steel wave wine rack from White Rabbet Gallery in Havre de Grace, or an amazing handmade cigar box guitar donated by CrocBite Guitars in Frederick, MD? There is much more, some come down and enjoy!

Please attend, bid high and help Word on the Street continue it’s incredible work!

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Theatre Thursdays: SPANK!

October 3rd, 2013 by Rachel

Web-Image-Mills-Website-SPANK-copyWhat: A Fifty Shades of Grey parody

When: October 18th, 8pm

Where: Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric 

140 W. Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore MD 21201

Whether you read and liked, or completely avoided “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, you will love the musical parody that is SPANK! A Fifty Shades Parody. The inventive take on the “romance” novel written in response to the Twilight series will be sure to keep you laughing the whole way through. Don’t miss the one night only, comical hit!

Tickets are available through The Lyric’s website and can be purchased through Ticketmaster as well.

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