Theater Thursday: The Everyman Theatre

October 21st, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Want to see a fine theatrical production but don’t want to travel very far? Look no further than the Everyman Theatre, located down the street from Baltimore’s Penn Station. Founded in 1990, the Everyman Theatre is proud of the intimate environment that is presented between the player and the audience.

The current production is Shipwrecked! by Donald Margulies. Entertainment at its best, Shipwrecked! is a tale of adventure on the high-seas featuring sea turtles, wombats, a man-eating octopus and even Queen Victoria! Read the rest of this entry »



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Top 40 10.20.10

October 21st, 2010 by Ryan Nisley

This week’s Top 40 is inspired by Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips! We all know that the Flaming Lips are a little “spaced out” and experimental, but Wayne has taken his experimental nature to a new level by printing band posters with his (Yes, his) blood! The design is a giant human skull with a psychedelic disco ball cranium. I’m sure thousands of fans are eager to acquire Wayne’s artwork, but this was only a one time deal. Kudos to Wayne for his artistic abilities and devotion to the Flaming Lips!

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Win Tickets to Disco Biscuits!

October 20th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Yes, you read correctly – WLOY is once again increasing your chances of becoming a WINNER! We have THREE pairs of tickets to the upcoming Disco Biscuits concert on October 27 at Ramshead Live! Hailing from Philadelphia, Disco Biscuits is known for incorporating different music stylings like electronic and rock and creating their own musical genre, “trance fusion.”

Want to win? You have three different opportunities: listen on air, head over to the Singer/Songwriters Workshop Thursday 10/21 and stop by the Top 20 Countdown broadcast live at Boulder Garden Cafe Friday 10/22.



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Singer Songwriter Workshop Thursday 10/21

October 20th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

This Thursday October 21, in the Reading Room, WLOY is hosting a Singer Songwriter Workshop featuring Mike McMonagle from 9 – 11. Getting his start in Lancaster, PA and right here at Loyola (yep – he’s a Greyhound!), Mike McMonagle is becoming an artist you should watch as he opens for different up-and-coming indie acts around the country!

This Coffeehouse is highlighting singer/songwriters, so if you play and write your own material, make sure you come to the Reading Room to show us what you got! Don’t play any instruments? Sit back, relax and enjoy the musical stylings of your classmates and indie act Mike McMonagle.



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Wacky Wednesday: The Baltimore Tattoo Museum

October 20th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

Art is known for its expansive array of subjects, materials, and mediums. One art form that pushes the limits of all those aspects is certainly tattoos. At the Baltimore Tattoo Museum, not only can you brush up on your history of electric tattooing but there’s a fully functioning tattoo studio as well.

Tattoos are gotten for all sorts of motives – aesthetic, spiritual, remembrance, etc – and it’s likely someone you know has at least one. Tattoos have been a large part of culture for a long time, but electric tattooing has sprung up just since the late 19th century. In the museum, you’ll get to explore the rapid history along with modern technology and masterpieces. From American to Japanese techniques, black and gray portraits, photo-realism and more, you’re sure to walk out knowing something you didn’t before.

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Tourism Tuesday: Lexington Market

October 19th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

Looking to get away from the touristy side of Baltimore and into the heart and soul of it? Then Lexington Market is the place to go. With over 140 merchant stands and small eateries, you’re sure to find a variety of food to satisfy any Baltimore appetite.

With the Market nearing its 225th anniversary, you can taste the tradition in the Market, as merchants have passed down their stalls from generation to generation. From meat to fruit, seafood to baked goods, and even candy, you can find many famed foods like crab cakes from Faidley’s Seafood, Polock Johnny’s Hot Dogs, and those shortbread cookies covered in fudge we’ve come to know as Berger Cookies.

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Museum Monday: The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

October 18th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

Ever wanted to stand toe to toe with some of the most inspirational figures in history? You’ll find your chance at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Not only will you be visiting the first ever wax museum in Baltimore, but the first wax museum of African American history in the nation.

Established in 1983, the museum focuses on the study and preservation of African American history through some of the most well-known role models, like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. You’ll also run into several lesser-known, but just as inspiring figures like the in the exhibit dedicated to the first three African American astronauts.

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Both Feet In: Brian

October 17th, 2010 by The Professor

Brian (Originally aired October 10, 2010 and October 17, 2010)

Originally from Pennsylvania, Brian completed a Masters program in Philosophy and taught Intro to Philosophy college classes. He shares his story of how he became homeless, moved to Baltimore, and has now nearly finished writing a book with a humorous take on his life, titled, “The World is My Home, Life as a Free-Range Human.” Download a sample chapter. Also, Sylvia, Charles (a homeless veteran) and Sharrion, share their thoughts on what HOME means to them.

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Sports Saturday: The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

October 16th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

While the playoffs are in full swing, take a breather and brush up on one of baseball’s greats: Babe Ruth. Here in Baltimore, we have the great honor of being home to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.

The site consists of the house (and the three houses next door) where he was born in 1895 to serve as a tribute to the great Bambino, filled with many Babe artifacts like his boyhood bat and the official score book from Babe’s first professional game with the 1914 Orioles. Read the rest of this entry »



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Food Friday: Pazo

October 15th, 2010 by Allison Ebner

Can’t make that weekend trip to Sicily work? Don’t be too dismayed. Pazo has all your Mediterranean needs covered. From the Spanish coast to the Italian isles, Pazo will provide you with delectable cuisine and the closest Mediterranean experience you can have without actually leaving the country – or Baltimore. Read the rest of this entry »



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