July 2nd, 2012 by Chris Sweeney
The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Hashiguchi Goyo was a Japanese ukiyo-e printmaker who met an untimely death in 1921. During the last two years of his life, he carefully monitored the production of his final prints, eight of which would become some of his most important works. These images of Japanese women, along with a few posthumous prints completed by Goyo’s brother, are on display in the Walters Art Museum every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am-5pm until August 12.
For more information, visit thewalters.org
July 1st, 2012 by The Professor
Join Nick Centanni on WLOY 10-12PM and 6-8PM for 2 separate beachfront broadcasts of the Moldy Oldie Show this July 4!
Nick will have a mix of upbeat summer songs, Independence Day facts, jokes, and of course periodic visits from campus royalty via the ‘gold campus royalty phone.’
He will be up to his usual tricks so you won’t know what to expect next. There will also be a special Independence Day wishes from some familiar voices in the 6-8PM hours.
This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at 10AM all right here on WLOY 1620!
WARNING: This show should only be used under adult supervision. Keep out of reach of children. For outdoor use only. Do not hold in hand. Remember to place this show on the ground, light fuse and get away. Never attempt to relight this show should it malfunction or misfire. Keep others at a safe distance. This show is flammable, misuse may result in injury or fire.
July 1st, 2012 by The Professor
Alex, Ben, Charlie & David move to the Boogie Woogie mood
– by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman
Boogie Woogie music is enjoying an overdue rebirth with the fabulous talents of Alex Zwingenberger and Ben Waters on piano, Charlie Watts on drums, and David Green on upright bass. Together, this quartet is touring as the A B C & D of Boogie Woogie entertaining audiences on both sides of the Atlantic pond in celebration of 85 years of this unique piano style.
The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie proudly premiered in New York City with a grand total of nine gigs delivering a most memorable evening of magical music on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Iridium Jazz Club made famous by the late guitarist Les Paul located in Times Square.
ABC&D welcomed the preeminent American Boogie Woogie pianist Bob Seely on stage to play dueling duets and Lila Ammons to sing vocals on several choice songs as the musicians on stage rotated in configuration on piano. The stylish Lila is the granddaughter of Albert Ammons and her singing added a feminine dimension to the engaging performance.
The infectious selections of diverse material covered a colorful pallet of genres from Boogie Woogie bounce to Blues influences as well as Jazz vibes to R&B grooves plus enjoyable piano instrumentals showcasing the differing styles of Seely, Waters and Zwingenberger. Experiencing six seasoned hands transitioning across 88 keys apiece was musical mastery.
Zwingenberger, Watts & Green as a trio previously released The Magic of Boogie Woogie in 2010. With the exciting addition of Ben Waters, they christened themselves the ABC&D of Boogie Woogie. Now the prominent quartet is on tour in the Big Apple promoting Live in Paris, a live album recorded originally in 2010.
Ben Waters is a proud protégé of the late Ian Stewart. Stu formed the nucleus of The Rollin’ Stones with Brian Jones in the Spring of 1962. The Glimmer Twins of Jagger & Richards would soon join their R&B combo and the Stones career would begin rolling becoming legendary. 2012 is the British institution’s 50th anniversary and speculation is rampant that the gents have several surprises in store to share with their global fanbase later this year.
The Iridium Jazz Club, New York, June 30, 2012 setlist: Low Down Dog Blues * Uncle In Harlem * What'd I Say * More Sympathy For The Drummer * Women Be Wise * Spinach * You Better Learn To Boogie Woogie * House Party Tonight * Saint Louis Blues * Let's Do The Boogie Woogie * Chicken Shack Boogie
July 1st, 2012 by The Professor
June 29th, 2012 by The Professor
Today’s show playlist is a bit shorter because we spent a lot of time with local musician Woody Lissauer in the studio. Part of the performance was on the air and the rest of it is linked below:
1. Doug Alan Wilcox – Long Day
2. Ken Gutberlet – Amsterdam – Status Quo
3. Easy Six – Happy Birthday – EZ6
4. Midway Fair – Tomorrow I’m Gone (500 Miles) – The Distance of the Moon at Daybreak
5. GoatFish – Be With – The Gift of the Nymph
6. Woody Lissauer Live Session
(the link will follow shortly)
June 29th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney
1431 John Street
Corner of John and Mosher St.
Located in historic Bolton Hill, On the Hill Cafe offers fresh sandwich shop-style selections like burgers and wraps, along with some unique, homemade recipes. Owners Jessica and George Dailey take their culinary inspiration from places like Spain, Venezuela, and England, creating unique sandwiches served on fresh baguette, ciabatta, and sourdough. The menu features a number of vegetarian selections as well, including black bean burritos and veggie sandwiches with goat cheese and avocado. They also serve coffee from the sustainable Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company. Try the coconut flan, a special desert created by George Dailey’s mother, Cuqui.
For more information, visit onthehillcafe.com or call 410.225.9667.
June 28th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney
Daily, until July 1
Toby’s Dinner Theatre
5625 O’Donnell Street , Baltimore , MD 21224
Toby’s Dinner Theatre is featuring a daily performance of Hairspray: The Broadway Musical. Enjoy a meal along with this musical interpretation of John Waters’ 1988 film. You can explore Baltimore not only literally, by visiting Toby’s Dinner Theatre, but also figuratively, by experiencing the musical, set in Baltimore in 1962 and based on a film by a local icon.
For more information, visit Toby’s on the web or call 410-649-1660
June 28th, 2012 by The Professor
Interviewed by Phil Leverrier ’07.
June 27th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney
July 27, 5pm-8pm
400-500 blocks of Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Come to Baltimore’s West Shore Park on Friday, July 27 for a family-friendly gathering full of music, food, drink, and more. Enjoy the summer weather with music from Beach Bumz Band. Fill up at the food trucks or visit the beer & wine garden. There’s a kid-friendly play area as well. The event is free to attend.
For more information, visit waterfrontpartnership.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
June 25th, 2012 by Christa Constantine
Want to go see Gigamesh at Baltimore Soundstage on July 11th? You’re in luck! WLOY is giving away two sets of tickets to go see the show, and all you have to do is listen to 1620AM on the radio, on wloy.org, on iTunes radio, or TuneIn Radio App to win! Doors open at 8pm, and the show starts at 9pm.
Stay tuned to WLOY all summer long for more ticket giveaways – don’t miss your chance to win!