Food Fridays: Ma Petite Shoe

March 21st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

about-us-800What: Shoes and Chocolate

Where: Hampden

A girls two favorite things: Shoes and Chocolate. Located in the heart of Hampden, Ma Petite Shoe is a one-of-a-kind boutique specializing in shoes by the newest designers and artisan chocolate from around the globe. Right next door, CHOUX café creates world-class bakery goods and fresh salads with a modern aesthetic.

Visit the website here!

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What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To?

March 20th, 2014 by Billy Dries

031414-fashion-beauty-pharrell-williams-fragranceKat O’Brien – Pharrell Williams – GIRL – 

This album is sure to make you “Happy” (apologies for the heinous pun). Pharrell impresses with his newest album. He collaborates with Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk and Miley Cyrus. It’s classic Pharrell with a new spin. 


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Top 20 Tracks 3.16.14

March 20th, 2014 by Billy Dries

349bccdcThe new War On Drugs album came out this week, and their single “Red Eyes” ran right up to the number two spot of our Top 20 Tracks this week. Still holding on in the top 5 this week are Real Estate, Youth Lagoon, Mac DeMarco, and St. Vincent. Check back every week for all of our favorite songs of the week.
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Theater Thursdays: Discovery World Tour

March 20th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

10583_show_portrait_largeWhat: Brit Floyd

Where: Lyric Opera House

When: March 26th 2014

The new tour is named after Pink Floyd’s recent box set of the same name, and features music from the Syd Barrett led ’60s psychedelic pop of “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, through to the nineties “The Division Bell”, and everything in between. The Discovery tour will capture in note-for-note detail, all your favourite moments (plus a few lesser known gems), from one of the most outstanding and enduring back catalogues in the history of rock music.

For more ticketing information visit the website here.

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Wacky Wednesdays: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

March 19th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

beer_bourbonWhat: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Where: Maryland Fairgrounds

When: MArch 21at-22nd, 2014

This year’s festival will be held indoors in the Cow Palace where fairgoers can find 60 kinds of beers, 40 bourbons and lots of BBQ. There will also be live music provided by Annapolis Blue Grass Coalition, Kelly Bell Band and the Amish Outlaws and seminars with master distillers, brewmasters and pit masters. Stop by on the 21st for a Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin’!

For only $25 you can take part of this festival! For more information visit the website here.

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Tourism Tuesdays: 200th anniversary of the War of 1812

March 18th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

baltimore-commemoratesWhat: 200th Anniversary

Where: Baltimore

As the United States commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the penning of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Baltimore takes center stage. There is no better time to explore the ramparts at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, see Key’s original draft at the Maryland Historical Society, discover the story of the battle’s flag at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House or experience the cobblestoned streets of Fell’s Point, home to many of the privateers who harassed British ships.

There’s no better time to visit than during the War of 1812 Bicentennial. Get these passes and tour all of baltimore at a great price! Click here for more information on other great tours, passes, tours and hotel packages.

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Museum Mondays: Baltimore Streetcar Museum

March 17th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

6a010535e0c68e970c0120a5997c21970c-500wiWhat: Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Where: Falls Road

When: March 30th, 2014

Love cars? Stop by at the end of this month for the Antique Car Show! For only 7 dollars you will be have access to all  the displays and unlimited rides on the original Baltimore streetcars. Cars begin to arrive at noon and depart by 4:00PM. Come for this great day of fun!


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RadioEdu Second Semester: Week 6

March 14th, 2014 by Jonathan Prozzi

Concepts: Introducing New Students

This week we were very excited to return from a brief break due to MSA testing and begin with the fourth graders who have been selected to participate in WLOY’s national award winning program What Happens Next. At the end of February I posted about the open house/demonstration meet and greet session for the parents and students who have been selected to receive the next round of RadioEdu scholarships, and this is the first step in their journey! Just as J and M begin with What Happens Next in the Fall, the fourth graders will be using that program as a medium to learn audio production and engineering! What I’m going to call the “RadioEdu twist” on this structure is that our current fifth graders, J and M, will apply their engineering knowledge that they have learned throughout their time with RadioEdu and will be engineering and producing the fourth graders’ content!

We started the session with a brief introduction by Principal Hewitt, and John and I also gave a brief overview of the program and setup. As we want to really promote autonomy of our youth, we had J take the lead on what he likes most about RadioEdu and any advice he had for the new crowd. After this, J took the new students into the studio and gave them a tour of the software and hardware. He explained, in detail, how the mics work, the importance of position, sitting still, and how to check levels. We then had J engineer a session where he would conduct brief interviews with each of the fourth graders! J had no prior knowledge of this, as it was an impromptu session. He handled it remarkably well and was able to professionally conduct the recording, ensuring that the new students moved along swiftly, as we only had about 30 minutes left to finish all the interviews!

John and I were both thrilled to see how well J handled the session. He needed very little guidance, and I only jumped in when some of the newer students were becoming a bit too excited. J checked their levels, armed the tracks for recording, and made sure that each new student was recorded at a solid volume. John and I are looking forward to implementing this model as the future of RadioEdu, as it strengthens the bonds between the students in the school and provides a practical application for the skills that they are learning!


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Food Fridays: Sofi’s Crepes

March 14th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

image001_340What: Sofi’s Crepes

Where: Belvedere Square (Across the street from the senator!)

With everything made fresh, natural, and mostly homemade, you can’t go wrong at Sofi’s Crepes! Their choices of sweet and savory crêpes are filled, folded, wrapped and handed to you in one neat package that you can eat on the go or sit down and enjoy. Sofi’s Crepes is a tremendous experience for the eyes, nose and especially the taste buds!

For more information visit the website here!

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Ghost: The Musical – Win Tickets!!

March 13th, 2014 by The Professor

Ghost-The-MusicalDirect from the West End, the smash-hit musical GHOST is coming to the Hippodrome April 8-13th! Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, GHOST is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. GHOST is a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy with dazzling state-of-the-art staging – it’s “JAW-DROPPINGLY AMAZING” Manchester Evening News.

WLOY has tickets for you to win, or you can just be safe and buy a few of your own here. Listen in, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out when the next pair could be YOURS!

Meanwhile, about that pot you promised to make me…

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