November 5th, 2010 by Kate Marshall
November 5th, 2010 by Tim Teeling
The Goo Goo Dolls rocked Loyola’s campus over Halloween weekend, 10.29.10 to be exact, and luckily I managed to grab a quick interview with the band before the show as they relaxed in McGuire Hall. Half of McGuire was converted into the band’s dressing room, complete with fifty-inch TVs, leather couches, and the overwhelming stench of crab cakes. After adapting to the smell, I sat down at a table with the trio and talked about the new album, the song writing process, and the story behind “Iris”. You can listen to the interview mp3 below!
November 5th, 2010 by Tim Teeling
Last month Ryan Nisley and Taylor DeBoer had the good fortune of talking with Keith Murray of the band We Are Scientists. The band played a show at the Metro Gallery downtown, so the three of us walked across the street and chatted inside the Charles Street theater. Our conversation took us from the release of the band’s most recent album to the concept of rock songs transformed into European soccer chants by football hooligans. You can listen to the interview in the mp3 below!
During the show the band let loose with an in-your-face Brit pop attitude that was all about having fun. Keith and Chris, the bassist, joked between songs and interacted with the crowd to create an intimate atmosphere. If you haven’t heard of We Are Scientists, check out their newest album, Barbara that was released over the summer.
November 5th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan
Do you have a craving for some breakfast at one in the morning? Hit up one of Baltimore’s staples: the Papermoon Diner, only a five minute drive from Loyola University. Eccentric in its style and varied in its menu, the Papermoon Diner will have you amazed at the decor literally hanging off the walls as well as tantalized at all of the savory food.
No matter what the time of day, the Papermoon has it all; however, their breakfast is clearly where they shine the most. Breakfast comes in the form of fluffy omelettes featuring a variety of ingredients like (but not limited to) avocado, tomato and bacon or their famous challah French toast. Whether you’re a vegan or a meat-loving fiend, the Papermoon Diner can cater to you!
November 4th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Looking for a true weekend experience? With rather talented and professional actors and a delicious buffet for either breakfast or dinner, depending on the show’s starting time, at Toby’s Dinner Theatre you are sure to get the best of both worlds.
This weekend you can catch the last few showings of the theatre’s production of Cats, which ends this Sunday. Featuring some of Toby’s regulars, Cats is sure to be even more momentous than usual with its closing weekend.
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.
November 3rd, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Ready to get glammed up? This weekend, Friday November 5th through Sunday November 7th, The Walters Art Museum Jewelry Fair returns for its seventh year. Ranging from modern to conventional, there’s bound to be something for everyone’s taste.
As one of The Walters’ most anticipated traditions, it will feature 20 of the finest jewelers in the country and bestow an award from the American Jewelry Design Council. There will also be a fashion show, an opening night party and a program called “Finders Keepers” where you can search for hidden jewelry and keep what you find!
November 2nd, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Looking for a bit of Baltimore, history and… song? There’s no place quite like Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” for the perfect mix of these.
Built to defend the Port of Baltimore from enemy attacks after American won its independence, Fort McHenry played a crucial role during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814. When visiting the fort, you’ll get to view the film “The Defense of Fort McHenry” and see the barracks, the uniforms and even partake in the daily flag change. You’ll also get to tour the fort on your own.
November 1st, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Want to spend the day with the kids? Or unleash that inner kid of your own? Port Discovery Children’s Museum, ranked 4 on the top children’s museums in the United States, is definitely the place to go.
With three floors filled with interactive exhibits, the museum is sure to open up your imagination and inspiration through hands-on activities. From now through the end of the year, you can find a special Bob the Builder – Project Build It event, fun for kids and families. But there are plenty of permanent exhibits as well, like the adventure expedition that takes you back to Egypt in the 1920s and the life-on-a-farm experience with the Exploramora Exhibit.
October 30th, 2010 by Anthony Santiago
In the third day of the very long and very informative business trip, it can be said that WLOY has really learned so much. Beginning with a 9:00 AM session, the whole crew: Tim, Billy, Christa, and Amanda (excluding Anthony who had a very long and strenuous night dealing with multiple “Business Clients”) went throughout the various conference rooms of the humongous Galt Hotel (which has its fair share of interesting room names such as Spiegel, Sampson, Coe and the like as if we were transferred into the mystical land of Narnia), learning different aspects of the radio world. Read the rest of this entry »