WLOY is Making News!

September 26th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

We here at WLOY woke up to a pleasant surprise on the Loyola website in the form of an article about our music and our service — and it’s on the front page! As if we didn’t already know how absolutely fantastic and amazing we are, now we have written evidence from the school website itself! Not convinced? Click the links above and read with the adjacent photo of President Barack Obama applauding our achievement fresh in your mind.

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Latino Heritage Celebration at the National Aquarium

September 25th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Friday, October 5 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
National Aquarium, 
501 E. Pratt Street 

Visit the Aquarium to explore, experience, and enjoy Latino heritage and culture. Celebrate with music, dance, food, arts and crafts, community resource tables, and educational exhibits. Activities are included with aquarium admission. For more 
information, visit www.aqua.org.

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Narcissist R Moi: Madonna Live

September 25th, 2012 by The Professor

The Material Maven is fixated on a steroid-hyped episode

-by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

What’s gotten into the once virginal Material Girl? Madonna appears to have leapt totally over the top with the peculiar excesses on her 2012 MDNA Tour. Louise Ciccone has retooled her stage personae into that of an over-sexed gansta moll with a bustling ensemble cast in tow gleefully choreographing her rapid descent as a bargain-basement carbon copy of her former celebrity status. How quickly self-consumption can ruin a reputation.

Madonna gave the first of two capacity-crowd concerts Sunday night in Washington, D.C, on September 23, 2012. Tickets were not all that hard to come by out on the walk. Finding a below market-priced seat, however, was a tricky proposition. It seemed the younger you were, the more you were apt to enjoy the exaggerated stage production concocted by Lady Madonna. To beleaguer matters, the Voguestress did not open the show until 10:30 pm. The dreaded end did not occur until after midnight at 12:25 am!

One major disappointment with her 2012 tour is the fact that Madonna rearranged many of her songs altering the structure of her familiar hits. Loyal fans wanna hear what they remember as the song on the radio or on the record. Significantly reconstructing established material is rather a turnoff for seasoned fans. This fact can actually dissuade the overall mood of an audience expecting to be entertained.

Curiously, there were rather subtle similarities between Madge’s 2012 stage romp and Pink Floyd’s The Wall if you knew what to recognize among the changing staging. The engine roar of a helicopter in flight, an image of a large white-bricked Wall, and a small furnished bedroom in the Paradise Motel wherein Madonna is confronted a masked menace attempting to molest her during “Gang Bang”.

Our tramp-vamp found herself under assault in a dingy urban flat brandishing a silver pistol. The two commence in struggle, and Madonna capped the violent intruder complete with several blood splatterings that appeared on the jumbotron for maximum effect. Why all of this gratuitous violence? What purpose does fabricated turmoil serve to promote her stage act? Whatever Maddy was trying to convey visually made no connection whatsoever.

The Cougar may only be 54, but Madonna demonstrated she is ready for action. Flaunting her flourishing sexuality like an aging brothel Madam, her sexually aggressive antics were borderline comical when she revealed her round buttocks wearing a black G-string thong! In an interactive burlesque sequence, she knelt before a male audience member and asked him to write on her back what he thought about her. He scrawled the word SEXY on her bare back to the approval of the randy spectators.

Madonna is desperately seeking for a measure to remain relevant in today’s youth-driven music scene and with today’s fickle downloading public. Performing at the 2012 Super Bowl 46 Half-Time gig was an overdue career pinnacle. No popular female artist has held onto the fascination of Americans for as long as Madge has. Hopefully, Madonna will be able to continue creatively and record more commercially viable albums that score on the charts in the future.

Madonna, Verizon Center, Washington, DC, September 23, 2012 setlist: Transgression: Gregorian Chant Virgin Mary Intro (with Kalakan + with snippets of “Lekhah Dodi” and “Birjina Gaztetto Bat Zegoen”) * Girl Gone Wild (with samples from “Material Girl” and “Give It 2 Me”) * Revolver * Gang Bang * Papa Don’t Preach * Hung Up (with samples from “Girl Gone Wild”) * I Don’t Give A * Prophecy: Best Friend (video interlude; with samples from “Heartbeat”) * Express Yourself (with snippets of “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga and “She’s Not Me”) * Give Me All Your Luvin’ * Turning Up the Hits: (video interlude; with samples from several Madonna songs) * Turn Up The Radio * Open Your Heart (with Kalakan + with snippets from “Sagarra Jo!” by Kalakan) * Holiday * Masterpiece (with Kalakan) * Masculine/Feminine: Justify My Love (video interlude) * Vogue * Candy Shop (with samples from “Ashamed Of Myself” by Kelley Polar + snippets of “Erotica”) * Human Nature * Like A Virgin (with samples from “Evgeni’s Waltz” by Abel Korzeniowski) * Love Spent * Celebration: Nobody Knows Me (video interlude) * I’m Addicted * I’m A Sinner (with Kalakan + with snippets of “Cyber-Raga”) * Like A Prayer * Encore: Celebration (with samples from “Girl Gone Wild”)

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Late Night Coffeehouse with Maria Dontas

September 25th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Maria Dontas

Come join WLOY this Thursday, September 27 from 9-11 in the Reading Room for our first Coffeehouse of the semester! Free coffee, free snacks, and free entertainment. It doesn’t get better than that! That is until you hear who is performing…Maria Dontas! Name sound familiar? Maria is one of Loyola’s very own. A recent 2012 graduate who has joined us a number of times at Late Night events, opened for Jack’s Mannequin at Loyolapalooza with her duo group Beauty and the Greek, and holds the current title for Loyola’s Battle of the Bands. She is a talent you don’t want to miss! So come out on Thursday for a fun filled evening.

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How To Dress Well – Total Loss [2012, Acéphale]

September 24th, 2012 by Eric Loose

There’s a moment on the vigorous “& It Was You” when it all becomes inescapably clear: Krell has officially transcended all those pesky comparisons that have simultaneously crippled his How To Dress Well project as well as catapulted it into indie-fame. His peers like Justin Vernon (another beautiful falsetto voice shrouded amid a blanket of fog) and Abel Tesfaye (an Rn’B aficionado who isn’t afraid to use old-school hip-hop beats to give his choruses a little more punch) and even dubstep-hero Burial are all touchstones for breakthrough album Love Remains, and rightly so. That being said, it’s heartening that Total Loss is a more distinctive step past comparisons into territory all his own. Read the rest of this entry »

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Healthy City Days

September 22nd, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Monday, October 1 through Saturday, October 6 
rious Locations 

Healthy City Days returns to Baltimore, October 1-6! The Waterfront Partnership will host free morning and afternoon workouts, and the Department of Recreation and Parks will provide after-school programming geared toward helping youth and families lead healthier lifestyles. Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Baltimore City Health Department, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Waxter Senior Center, and more each day for fun and healthy activities across the city. 

For more information and a calendar of
 events, visit www.healthycitydays.com or call 410-616-8953.

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Sports Saturdays: Loyola Men’s Soccer takes on James Madison

September 22nd, 2012 by Anthony Santiago

It is Saturday night. The Laundry is done. You have saved the universe and taken back Earth with your Commander Shepard on your game console. What is there to do now?

Well, maybe watch James Madison and Loyola play soccer together?

It would be really weird if the Greyhounds were going after the fourth president of the United States, James Madison. However, the Men’s soccer team will be facing the James Madison Dukes this Saturday at 7pm. This match up that will take place at Ridley Athletic Complex will be one for the ages.

In their first away game, the Dukes will be coming into the match up with a 3-2-1 record. James Madison is hoping that record will mean something as Loyola currently holds the upper ground with a 6-1-1 overall records against the Dukes.
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Abell Community Street Fair

September 22nd, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Sunday, September 23, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

3000-3100 Blocks of Abell Avenue and the 300-400 blocks of 32nd Street

Enjoy the funkiest two-block long street fair in all of Eastern Charles Village. Featuring live music by The Organic Family Band, DJ Mills, Jon Birkholz Jazz and the Black Marks as well as the Third Annual Abell Children’s Parade with the theme 101 Dalamations to celebrate the 101st anniversary of Abell Avenue! All children and children at heart are welcome! Come for food, a bake sale, craft vendors, children’s activities, a crab feast and a silent auction.

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Baltimore City Fire Department CPR Training

September 21st, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez

Saturday, September 22, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Public Safety Training Facility, 3500 W. Northern Parkway

The goal of this training is to train as many citizens in hands-only CPR. This training is not certifiable but is designed to prepare individuals in the event that emergency CPR is needed. It will include participants as young as 8 years old.

Pre-register by calling 410-396-1005 or email learnCPR@baltimorecity.gov

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Art of Giving Fall Fashion Show

September 20th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez


Friday, September 21 from 11:30 AM to 1:30PM

Renaissance Fine Arts Gallery, 1848 Reisterstown Road

Ruth Shaw and Renaissance Fine Arts will be hosting a fashion show featuring the fall fashion line from Ruth Shaw, Inc. The show benefits Baltimore School for the Arts and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, two of Baltimore’s distinguished institutions for children. Join fellow fashionistas for lunch, a raffle, entertainment by BSA students, and fashion!

Tickets are $150 ($125 of which is tax deductible) and can be purchased at kennedykrieger.org/artofgiving

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