Museum Mondays: Irish Railroad Workers

March 31st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

irish-shrine-and-railroad-workers-museumWhat: Irish Railroad Workers Museum 

Where: Pratt Street

The Great Famine cause a huge influx of Irish immigrants in the mid 1800’s. Many settled right here in Baltimore and went to work in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The Irish Railroad Workers Museum consists of two renovated alley houses in 900 block of Lemmon Street. The houses on Lemmon Street were built in 1848 to provide homes for the growing number of workers needed by America’s first railroad. One of the houses is furnished as a period-house museum, reflecting the lives of the Irish-immigrant family who lived there in the 1860s. The other house offers changing exhibits relating to Irish-American history and local neighborhood life.

For more information on the museum visit the website here!

 



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WLOY Coffee House Presents: Maria Dontas

March 28th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

a0441971405_2No earthly or supernatural force will keep us away from Maria Dontas–not an earthquake, not a martian invasion, and definitely not a Valentines Day snowmageddon. Although the mischievous ice gave a valiant attempt, it merely postponed this angel’s visitation. This Thursday, April 3rd singer-songwriter Maria Dontas will be assisting our transition into the soothing sounds of springtime. Never heard her? Follow this link to feast your ears. Until then, mark it on your calendar, April 3rd in the 3rd floor reading room, 9PM.



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Nalani & Sarina 3.27.14

March 28th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

Check out photos from last night’s performance by Nalani & Sarina! This sister duo sure brought some great energy and awesome tunes. If you didn’t make it to the show, keep your ears peeled for their music on WLOY 1620 AM Baltimore or streaming live @ WLOY.org. Find out more about them on their website here, or on iTunes!



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Food Fridays: A Full Plate

March 28th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

1959994_746624442474_1428760360_nWhat: A Full Plate

Where: UMBC’s Center for Art

When: April 8th, 2014

Over 300 people participated in workshops for A Full Plate. The project will be on view at UMBC’s Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture from April 3rd- April 25th, 2014.

Plate-painters, friends, food-justice allies, you are all invited to come to the gallery on April 8th to view the project and share a meal together.

You must RSVP on the Facebook page if you want to attend!



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Top 30 Albums of 3.23.14

March 27th, 2014 by Billy Dries

Pitchfork War on Drugs 7-1This weeks top 30 is as good as down home cooking, or something. It’s like really good is the what I’m trying to get across, so read it , then check back every week for an updated list of our favorite albums.
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Top 20 Tracks 3.27.14

March 27th, 2014 by Billy Dries

tuneyards_2014-500x813This week we have a new tUnE-yArDs single and a a new track by Frankie Rose‘s new band Beverly rushing up the chart and into the top 5. Also charting this week is Mac DeMarco‘s “Brother”, and White Lung‘s “Down With The Monster”. Check back every week for an updated list of our favorite tracks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Theater Thursdays: Grease

March 27th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

08851_show_portrait_largeWhat: Grease Sing Along

Where: Hippodrome

When: April 1st-26th, 2015

The day’s of having to hold in the urge to burst into song whilst at the movies are over… Sing-A-Long present unique movie screenings where you’re encouraged to do just that! And if exercising your vocal talents isn’t enough, you can dress-up and take part in a variety of group fun and games too!

So practice your doo wops and dust off your Pink Ladies jacket cause Sing-a-Long is back and this time, Grease is THE word! For More information visit the website here!



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Wacky Wednesdays: The Art of Baltimore

March 26th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Unknown-1What: Workin’ the Tease

Where: Lyric Opera House

Over the last century, Baltimore Burlesque has evolved in step with the city’s history. During the Golden Age of Burlesque in the first half of the 20th century, Baltimore culture was epitomized by The Block, an area in downtown that defined the city’s culture and nightlife. Currently, Baltimore Burlesque is indicative of the inclusive and accessible culture of the city through its multiple genres and diverse performers.

This fun and risqué showcase celebrates the rich local history behind burlesque——an art form that combines slapstick humor, dance, and striptease. Explore burlesque’s evolution——from the early 20th century to the present——through live performances and exhibits featuring historical as well as contemporary artifacts.

Visit the website for more information!



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Battle of the Bands ’14

March 25th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

Check out pictures from WLOY’s annual Battle of the Bands! Congrats to Cecilia Grace for bringing home the victory!

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WLOY Coffee House Presents: Nalani & Sarina

March 25th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

avatars-000048830366-w4bqd1-cropThis week at WLOY we’re bringing you a fresh new artist to feed your eye and ear holes. Or rather, I should say “artists” to more appropriately describe sister duo Nalani & Sarina. Heading straight down the Garden State Turnpike, Nalani & Sarina will be traveling here to our humble stage to grace us with some of their melodic creations. This past January Nalani & Sarina released their first full-length album “Lessons Learned,” which features fourteen original songs written and performed by these multi-intramentalist talents. Also, the group has quite the experience performing at a wide array of college campuses as well as notable music festivals around the northeast. Nalani & Sarina will be whipin’ out their sound cannons starting 9pm sharp, in the 3rd floor reading room! Meet them first on their Youtube page or website.



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