Theater Thursdays: The Lyric

October 28th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Has the change to colder weather gotten you a little down lately? Need to bring some laughter into your life? Head on down to The Particia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric to see Comedy Central’s own Daniel Tosh! Host of Tosh 2.0, the popular comedian is embarking on a huge stand-up fall tour across the nation (aptly titled “Tosh-Tour-Twenty-Ten”), and he’s stopping right here in Baltimore.

Named one of the “10 Comics to Watch” in 2006, Tosh is a must-see act. He has performed at some of the biggest comedy festivals across the globe, always leaving the audience in tears from laughter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disco Biscuits Winners Chosen!

October 27th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

When WLOY announces that we’re giving away TONS of tickets, we’re not lying. We’ve got three happy winners to prove it. Last week, WLOY announced that we have a pair of tickets to EVERY show at Ramshead Live! until the end of the year. Congratulations to our first round of Disco Biscuits ticket winners – Sam, Erin and John!

You can check out what tickets we have here. Remember, WLOY makes YOU a very happy camper, so continue coming to events and being a loyal listener!

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Halloween Carnival 10/31

October 27th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Want to volunteer before heading off to a night of mayhem? This Sunday on Halloween WLOY will be at CCSJ’s Halloween Carnival in McGuire Hall from 1 – 4!

This event gives the residents of Gallagher Services, a center for developmentally disabled adults, an opportunity to celebrate Halloween, as well as to experience being on a college campus. Volunteers will be able to organize a variety of activities and pair up with our guests from Gallagher Services helping them participate in the crafts tables, face painting stations and other games!

Of course, WLOY will be doing what WLOY does best – playing great music. So grab your friends, don’t forget to dress up and head on over to McGuire Hall this Sunday from 1 – 4!

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Both Feet In: Back on My Feet

October 27th, 2010 by The Professor

LIVE SHOW! October 27, 2010 at noon

Guests Jackie Truncellito, the Director of the Back on My Feet Baltimore organization (and former women’s Track & Field coach at Loyola), and John, a participant in the program who is currently staying at the Helping Up Mission shelter. They talk about running and how it has impacted their lives.
Back on My Feet
is a nonprofit organization that “promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.” The 2nd Annual Back on My Feet Baltimore Bash is Nov. 18th!

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Coffeehouse 10/28 Co-Sponsored with ALAS

October 27th, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Thursday 10/28 WLOY presents another Coffeehouse, though, this time, we’re changing things up. WLOY is co-sponsoring this event with ALAS, the Association of Latin American Students, as part of Latin Week. The emphasis this week is on the coffee – we’ll be getting coffee from Zeke’s with flavors from all different Latin American countries in order to have a coffee tasting. Once the caffeine settles into our bloodstream, we’ll be hearing from Gerson Martinez of SpokenWord. Also, open mic is encouraged from those talented people in the audience.

This event is shaping up to be an energetic one, so make sure to stop by the Reading Room 9 -11 on Thursday!

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A New Season of Old Tyme Radio to Feature Radio Series “Box 13″

October 27th, 2010 by WLOY Staff

Box 13Old Tyme Radio returns once again with a new series that will keep you on the edge of your seat! WLOY presents… Box 13, a popular radio series in the late 1940s. The show followed the adventures of character Dan Holliday, played by megastar Alan Ladd. Mr. Holliday was a journalist who became a mystery novelist. Every week, America’s listeners tuned in to join Dan on his epic and thrilling adventures. What adventure awaits you in Box 13, you may ask?

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Both Feet In – Live Show!

October 27th, 2010 by The Professor

LIVE SHOW! October 27, 2010 12:00p-12:30p

Ever think you’d like to try running, but you don’t see yourself as a runner? Or, are you a runner and would like to run more, and help the community too? 
Listen to the Both Feet In show, live this Wed, Oct. 27th at noon, with guests Jackie Truncellito, the Director of the Back on My Feet Baltimore organization (and former women’s Track & Field coach at Loyola), and John, a participant in the program who is currently staying at the Helping Up Mission shelter. They talk about running and how it has impacted their lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wacky Wednesday: Night of 100 ELVISes

October 27th, 2010 by Alex Fili

How do you feel about The King? How do you feel about 100 of him? Whether you consider yourself a fan of The King or a good time, get your blue suede shoes ready for the 17th Annual Night of 100 ELVISes.

As a tribute to the one and only Elvis Presley, there will be at least a dozen bands and tribute artists playing your favorite Elvis tunes over the course of the weekend-spanning event. Other forms of entertainment, like the annual ice sculpture of Elvis with his guitar, will pay tribute to The King as well, not to mention the complimentary southern buffet filled with some of Elvis’ favorite dishes.

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Rock Show 2010

October 26th, 2010 by The Professor

Paul McCartney inaugurates the hall in Pittsburgh

by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

James Paul McCartney inaugurated the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh as its premiere concert act on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Scoring under face value tickets outside on the walk was nearly next to impossible but as luck would have it, Macca was running behind schedule and a $20 print-out ticket surfaced shortly before curtain call.

McCartney fans were queued up in long lines outside all of the entrances encircling the new venue that stretched onwards along the surrounding sidewalks in the unrelenting afternoon sun. Patron expectations were cresting high and fan anticipation was creating a decisive buzz of apprehension as spectators waited impatiently to enter the building.

Sir JPM enjoys an exceedingly rare position among popular live performers and his remaining career peers. Paul can safely bank on being a virtual sellout wherever he appears. His envious Beatles pedigree guarantees him an eager audience willing to hurl their expendable capital at buying pricey venue tickets whenever he heads out on tour.

The evening began with an exciting Wings medley comprising “Venus And Mars”, “Rock Show” and “Jet” that energized the audience with an unavoidable adrenaline rush. McCartney observed, “Good evening Pittsburgh. I’m getting a feeling we’re going to have a ball”. Then, Paul paused to soak in his view of the clamoring crowd before him from center stage. After five decades of appearing before live audiences, McCartney is the consummate performer.

“So, welcome to this new building here. We are the first people to play here before the first audience”, was McCartney’s christening comment on the hall’s opening night. Only two tracks from his highly acclaimed 2008 Fireman disk Electric Arguments made the setlist. The gyrating rhythm of “Highway” bounced along in concert and Paul’s soaring chorus on “Sing The Changes” transformed the uplifting gospel rocker.

Paul strapped on an electric guitar for “Let Me Roll It”, an intense 1973 Wings rocker from Band On The Run that was originally intended as a musical send-up of his estranged partner John Lennon. The ensuing climax transitioned into an instrumental jam of “Foxey Lady” with McCartney soloing fiercely.

Macca shared an incredible story from the first Sunday in June 1967, when the Jimi Hendrix Experience performed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety at an intimate London club the first weekend of its commercial release. Paul was in the audience totally blown away by the fact that Hendrix had learned the album note for note. Rumors implicate Eric Clapton may have tuned Jimi’s guitar on the sidelines during that debut London appearance.

Brandishing a ukulele, McCartney played his unique version of Harrison’s Abbey Road classic “Something” as a lovely tribute to George. “I’ve Got A Feeling”, “A Day In The Life” segueing into “Give Peace A Chance”, and “Day Tripper” were tunes that Paul sang in performance, which John Lennon either wrote or helped compose from the Beatles sensational songbook.

By the end of the concert, the performance pieces morphed into an avalanche of one monster hit after another heading into two rounds of encore appearances with a total of seven major Beatles favorites as Paul switched from piano to bass guitar to acoustic guitar and electric guitar.  Before exiting the stage, Paul took a moment to sign the shoulder of Ivela in the front row, which prompted a retort from Paul, “You are the end of the show”.

Several lost Wings classics were unearthed for the 2010 Up And Coming Tour that have not been featured live since the documented Wings Over America tour in 1976. “Letting Go” and “Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five” were exceedingly welcome additions to Macca’s hit-heavy setlist. Paul even dusted off a few choice Beatles gems for inclusion on this tour. “I’m Looking Through You”, “Two Of Us”, and “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” were each outstanding selections to perform live before an audience.

McCartney has been touring with his present entourage just shy of a decade now. Guitarist Rusty Anderson, drummer Abe Laboriel, guitarist Brian Ray, and keyboardist Wix Wickens have jammed as Paul’s trusted back-up band at dates scattered all over the globe. This current touring unit has released several live albums and live DVDs archiving ecstatic audience applause for a living legend.

Paul continues to record new material as the most prolific composer of his exceptionally talented generation. The Cute Beatle is advancing in age, but thankfully shows no outward signs of slowing down whatsoever. Certainly his loyal audience is thrilled to enjoy experiencing both his Beatles and Wings classics live along with his heartfelt musical tributes to his late wife Linda and fellow Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison.

Paul McCartney, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA, August 18, 2010 setlist: Venus And Mars > Rock Show > Jet * All My Loving * Letting Go * Got To Get You Into My Life * Highway * Let Me Roll It > Foxy Lady * The Long And Winding Road * Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five * Let ‘Em In * My Love * I’m Looking Through You * Two Of Us * Blackbird * Here Today * Dance Tonight * Mrs. Vandebilt * Eleanor Rigby * Something * Sing The Changes * Band On The Run * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Back In The USSR * I’ve Got A Feeling * Paperback Writer * A Day In The Life > Give Peace A Chance * Let It Be * Live And Let Die * Hey Jude * 1st Encore: Day Tripper * Lady Madonna * Get Back * 2nd Encore: Yesterday * Helter Skelter * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise > The End

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Tourism Tuesday: Charm City Food Tours

October 26th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Feeling hungry? Looking for the most delicious foods in Baltimore? On the Charm City Food Tours, you’ll take a group walk through some of the most historical areas stopping to dine in 3 to 4 restaurants of Baltimore’s best food along the way.

On the tours, you can visit a variety of the most renowned neighborhoods in Baltimore, including Fells Point, Federal Hill, Little Italy and Mt. Vernon, and some of the best public food markets, like Cross Street, Broadway, and Lexington Market. You’re bound to experience the best of both worlds: traditional favorites and the newest cuisine styles to hit the scene. From classic hometown meals to perfectly prepared ethnic foods, you’ll get a taste of Baltimore’s variety.

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