Tourism Tuesday: Sherwood Gardens

November 16th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

Whether you’re a fan of autumn or just the all-around nice November weather we’ve been having, you’re sure to fall in love with Sherwood Gardens.

First created in the 1920s as a hobby for local conservationist John W. Sherwood, Sherwood Gardens has become known as the most famous tulip garden in North America. About 80,000 tulip bulbs are planted each year along with a wide variety of rare trees and spectacular sights.

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Museum Monday: “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade”

November 15th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

The Baltimore Museum of Art is featuring a special exhibit of famed American painter, filmmaker, commercial illustrator, author, and record producer Andy Warhol. It’s hard not to know some medium of his work.

From now through January 9th, you can explore Warhol’s artwork from the last decade of his life, including special collections like his psychologically revealing self-portraits, camouflage paintings and variations on da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”

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Sports Saturdays: Lingerie Football League

November 13th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Like watching football, but wish it was a sexier sport? Look no further than the Lingerie Football League (LFL), a women’s 7-on-7 tackle American football league created in 2009. The concept of this alternative football league started as entertainment in the halftime show of the Super Bowl in 2004. One of the highest viewed pay-per-view events, it was turned into a professional sporting event. Baltimore premiered its very own team this year – the Baltimore Charm.

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Food Fridays: Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

November 12th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Looking for some authentic Italian eats? Look no further than Baltimore’s own Little Italy, home to over thirty restaurants! After getting stuffed with multiple helpings of pasta at any neighboring restaurant, head over to Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop for some decadent Italian desserts. They’ve got cannoli, they’ve got tiramisu, they’ve got a variety of cakes and cookies. After visiting Vaccaro’s, there is nothing more you could possibly want.

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Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer

November 11th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Cee Lo Green, more famously known for his work as one half of Gnarls Barkley, is back with his third studio album, The Lady Killer, which dropped November 9. Ever since the first single from the album, “F*ck You” (or more appropriately titled “Forget You”), was dropped, the music industry was abuzz about Cee Lo, with good reason. The Lady Killer proves to be an album worth giving a listen. Cee Lo transcends the R&B label, with a sound that strikes as being more alternative. This isn’t Gnarls Barkley, and you won’t find anything similar to “Crazy” on the album’s fourteen tracks; however, that does not matter because The Lady Killer offers that great Cee Lo sound.

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Theater Thursdays: Centerstage

November 11th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Baltimore Centerstage, the head of Maryland Theater, is now showing ReEntry, a powerful and heartwarming play involving the return of a Marine soldier to a life he left behind. Directed by KJ Sanchez, this acclaimed new play seeks to get inside the mind of a man who is trying to adjust going from battlefields to backyard barbecues. Sanchez took special attention to stories from real soldiers, and she used the material she gathered as a basis for her play.

Baltimore’s Centerstage prides itself in offering intelligent, bold interpretations of modern and contemporary plays, so ReEntry will definitely have the audience enraptured from the very beginning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wacky Wednesday: Edgar Allan Poe Gravesite

November 10th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

Author Edgar Allan Poe is highly revered in literature, the nation, and particularly his hometown of Baltimore. In fact, so revered that his gravesite attracts many on a typical drive through the city.

Poe was originally buried in 1849 in an unmarked grave. Today, that is far from the case. The marble monument is both unmistakable and unavoidable. The granite base itself measures 6 feet on each side. A bust of Poe sits atop the base, inscribed with the dates 1809 and 1849 and Poe’s name along the bottom.

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Singer/Songwriter Workshop This Thursday 11/11

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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Tourism Tuesday: The Water Taxi

November 9th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

Ready to take to the opens seas? Well, in Baltimore, you can at least take the Harbor with the Water Taxi.  It’s the perfect mode of transportation for exploring and sightseeing in Baltimore.

For more than twenty-five years, the Water Taxi has been one of the best guides to Baltimore waterfront. Providing access to dozens of tourism attractions, restaurants, and boutiques, you can take the Taxi to the Aquarium, the Rusty Scupper, Harbor East, Maritime Park, Captain James Landing and more!

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Poll: Who do YOU want to see at Loyolapalooza?

November 8th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Every year SGA (the Student Government Association, don’tyaknow) hosts one of the biggest free events on campus – Loyolapalooza. Food is served, games are played, faces are painted and music is heard. This year, we want to hear YOUR input. That’s right – you can have a say in what act comes to Loyolapalooza in the spring of 2011. Comment here with your thoughts and ideas, and your favorite artist just might serenade you in the center of the quad!

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