Theater Thursday: “West Side Story”

April 7th, 2011 by Alex Fili

So, are you a Jet or are you a Shark? The time to decide is now, as Broadway’s Grammy Award winning production of West Side Story will soon arrive in the Charm City. The ground-breaking musical debuted on Broadway in 1957 and has been running strong ever since, stopping at theaters all around the world. Providing a modern-day interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set in New York City in the summer heat of 1950s America. Rich with cultural commentary, as well as powerful music and lavish dancing, the play is a must-see for all theater lovers. However, this production is nothing like you’ve ever seen, with an elaborate new set design to build upon the raw passion and energy of the show. Read the rest of this entry »



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Battle Of The Bands ’11

April 6th, 2011 by Kate Marshall

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Relay For Life Fundraiser: Karaoke

April 6th, 2011 by Kate Marshall

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Wacky Wednesday: Baltimore Farmer’s Market and Bazaar

April 6th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

As we move into amazing April, all sorts of springtime events start popping up. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar is one of these exciting openings. Typically not around until May, the market pushed up its grand opening to April 3rd for the 2011 season.

Every Sunday from 7a.m–12 p.m the Farmer’s Market sells tasty treats and healthy staples. Shoppers can choose from an array of fresh fruit, veggies, baked goods, meats, cheeses and many more delectable foods. After your bag is full of edible goodies, check out stellar crafts and artwork also available at the market. Read the rest of this entry »



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WLOY Hosts President’s Cup Baseball Tournament

April 6th, 2011 by The Professor

WLOY is thrilled to announce our selection as the DJs and hosting station for the Inaugural President’s Cup Baltimore City High School Baseball Tournament. This fantastic new event, created by Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young, will pit public and private school teams against one another over 2 weekends in April. The final championship game will be played at the home of the Orioles – Camden Yards! WLOY will be carrying 4 of the games live on the radio on April 9 and 16, and posting download versions of all the games online shortly after they finish. Rain Delays have caused some schedule changes, but the last semi-final game will be Saturday April 30, 9am, at Gilman. The championship game will be Sunday May 1 at noon at Camden Yards. No worries if you miss a game but we’d love to see a big crowd at each location!

Check out more of our coverage of the Presidents Cup Baseball Tournament complete with schedules, game updates, and game audio! Photo galleries are up for the first round games. Semi-Final games are in rain delays – stay tuned for updates.



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WLOY Hosts Karyn Oliver

April 5th, 2011 by Isabella Varvaro

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BALTIMORE, MD (April 5, 2011)-

WLOY, the non-profit, student-run radio station at Loyola University Maryland, will feature a performance by Baltimore-based singer-songwriter Karyn Oliver on Thursday, April 7th. The event begins at 9 p.m. in the Reading Room in the Andrew White Student Center on the University’s North Charles Street campus.

Oliver’s appearance represents a unique opportunity for students, especially aspiring songwriters and musicians, to interact with a local performer who has toured the United States and Europe. Guests are welcome to bring their instruments and songs to perform and discuss the songwriting process.

Oliver’s lyrics are deeply personal, yet her music connects fans of folks, blues, rock, and even country. Oliver is part of the acoustic and Americana music scene in the Baltimore-DC area, has served as president as Baltimore’s Songwriters Association, and is now a member of the association’s board. Oliver has performed at a number of WLOY events.

WLOY is Loyola University Maryland’s campus radio station. The student-run radio station has been operating year-round since March 2003.  The station can be heard on 1620AM, and via the internet. WLOY offers a variety of live shows of different genres. Shows are hosted by students and community members, and include weekend programs such as What Happens Next?, a program designed for Baltimore City school children. WLOY has received local and national awards for its programming and community outreach, including selection to the 2011 Top 25 College Radio Stations in the mtvU Woodie Awards. For more information regarding WLOY’s shows or fundraising efforts, please email wloy@loyola.edu or call 410-617-5349.

 

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Tourism Tuesday: Maryland Science Center

April 5th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

When touring Baltimore, the top recommendation for a place to visit is the Inner Harbor, specifically the Aquarium. Although there are numerous other interesting parts of Baltimore, the Inner Harbor does boast a few gems.

The Maryland Science Center is one fantastic Harbor offering. Closer to the Fed Hill side of the Harbor, the museum is a staple of the Baltimore museum circuit. It boasts a planetarium, Imax theatre, live demos and a whole bunch of entertaining exhibits. In addition to gaining unique science knowledge from exhibits, museum visitors can try riding a Segway or learn about the stars to impress a hot date with constellation knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »



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Relay For Life ’11

April 4th, 2011 by Kate Marshall

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Museum Monday: “Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960″

April 4th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

Ever take pictures of your friends being silly and post them on ‘The Facebook?’ Well, that is not the kind of photography you would see upon visiting the Baltimore Museum of Art’s current exhibit entitled “Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960.” The instillations high-caliber, intriguing pictures take visitors through the past fifty years. It is a proactive look at history through artists’ eyes.

Captured topics include architecture, social change, politics, and family life. Over 60 photographers’ works are featured in the exhibit, which is comprised of over 200 photos. Additionally, film and video are displayed throughout the instillation. Read the rest of this entry »



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Sports Saturday: President’s Cup

April 2nd, 2011 by Alex Fili

City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young has teamed up with the Baltimore Orioles Director of Communications, the Baltimore City Schools CEO, and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Vice President to break ground on the new “President’s Cup” citywide baseball tournament.  The event has been developed to gather baseball stars from Baltimore’s public and private schools. But here’s the clincher, they get to play on some of the city’s finest baseball diamonds. Throughout history baseball has had the special power to crush both racial and socioeconomic boundaries, and that is exactly what the President’s Cup aims to do. Kids that usually would never cross paths will be competing against each other, brought together by their common love of the game. And wouldn’t you know? WLOY was invited to DJ the entire event AND carry the games LIVE! Read the rest of this entry »



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