Allen Stone and Bernhoft

November 17th, 2015 by Rachel

bandKat and I had the absolute pleasure of seeing not only Allen Stone, but also the very talented Bernhoft on November 11th at the Baltimore Soundstage. It is definitely in my Top 3 concerts of all time. Their energy filled the entire room from top to bottom, no corner was left untouched by Allen’s good vibes. The two were a perfect pairing and complimented each other so well.

In addition to getting to see these two, we were also graced with the presence of Allen’s amazing band! They brought the party with them, and spread it out to the crowd! The extremely packed Soundstage was vibin’ and groovin’ in harmony to both Bernhoft and Allen Stone. It was one of those rare, magical concert experiences where everything is just as it should be. I will never forget the way this concert made me feel. There is nothing better than feeling the bass in your chest, standing in the middle of a crowd of fellow fans, all singing along together. It reminds you you are alive and that it’s amazing to be alive.
Alphonso If you haven’t seen Allen Stone and/or Bernhoft perform, they both deserve to be on your “Must-See” list. If you can catch them together on this tour, or the next one (because insider’s note: they’re best friends now), definitely do it! If only to see Bernhoft come out during Allen’s song “Million” and steal the mic and join in with the band! Actually, scratch that, if only to see Allen’s horns players shaking their hips like they’ve never lied a day in their life, in perfect synchronization. It’s truly a sight to behold.

Anyway you slice it, this concert was a religious experience that took me to a place of peace and happiness I haven’t been to in a while.

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Tourism Tuesday: The George Peabody Library

November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GPL2What: The George Peabody Library

Where: 17 East Mount Vernon Place

When: Tues. – Thurs. 9am-5pm , Friday 9am-3pm

One of the most beautiful spots in Baltimore is The George Peabody Library. Done perfectly with black and white tile it looks like everything you would imagine a library to be. It boasts of much grandeur and many, many books. There are five extraordinary tiers! Opened in 1878 the library now contains over 300,000 volumes, mostly pre-war. Their books are centered on British art and architecture, British and American literature, Greek and Latin classics, history of science, geography and exploration, including maps. It is also famous for hosting beautiful weddings!

Next time you are in Baltimore catch up on your reading at The George Peabody Library!

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Museum Monday: National Museum of Dentistry

November 16th, 2015 by Allison Langley

NationalDentistryMuseum2What: National Museum of Dentistry

Where: 31 S. Greene St, Baltimore

When: Open by appointment only

There really is a museum for everything, and luckily for Baltimore there is the National Museum of Dentistry! It is located near the Inner Harbor on the campus of the University of Maryland. There is a deep history in dentistry and this is the place to learn about it! It opened in 1996 and now hosts 40,000 objects including dental instruments, furniture and artwork. One of the coolest bits and pieces the museum has on display is George Washington’s ivory denture! Neat, right? Also check out Queens Victoria’s personal dental tools, and a very cool collection showing the progression of toothbrushes from the 1800’s to 2015.
Admission cost $7 for Adults, $6 for seniors and students with ids. They also host school groups! Call 410-706-0600 to book an appointment/click here to see this very educational and interesting museum!

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The Debate of the Decade

November 14th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports SaturdayShould college athletes get paid?

It is such a simple question, but the answer is a lot more complex then yes or no.

Paying college athletes is an extremely complicated scenario because there are so many sports, schools, and conferences that distributing the money equally would be a nightmare.

However, I think that the resolution to this matter is fairly simple.

College athletics is a business and it comes down to which sports make the most amount of money for the NCAA.

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Food Friday: Dooby’s Cafe

November 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Doobys What:Dooby’s Cafe

Where: 802 N. Charles Street

When:Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-5pm

While out and about in Mt. Vernon one must visit Dooby’s Café. I would be confident in describing it as a hipster-modern destination with great food and drinks. The inside is inviting with a modern design and rustic tables. Dooby’s Café serves absolutely delicious food! Get a filling Steak & Egg Sandwich, made with cheddar, gochujang aioli, and caramelized onions. Or, go big with the Homestyle Breakfast, featuring two over-easy eggs, chicken sausage, bacon, hash and toast. They also serve sandwiches like the Korean BBQ Cheesesteak, and yummy noodles. After stuffing your face with Dooby’s delicious entrees, dive into their Damn Good Pie, consisting of Brûléed buttermilk tart with a chocolate cookie crumble crust! Two please! They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options!

Stop by Dooby’s for a filling café experience and more! Click here to read the full menu!

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WLOY Coffee House: Mark Hopkins 11/19

November 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Mark Hopkins Stop by the 3rd floor reading room Thursday, November 19 for WLOY’s FREE coffee house to see Mark Hopkins give a great performance! Mark Hopkins, a Baltimore native (woot woot), is a rockin’, rock n’ roll artist. He is a veteran performer, out on the road since 1997 performing his original songs in various venues. Hopkins is guaranteed to get you moving along to his sweet tunes and killer guitar! He exudes a “soulful, bluesy, funky” sound. Mark Hopkins and his band the Hotel have released two albums, Evidence and Room Service. Before heading to the show make sure to check out a song or two in case you don’t already know him!

This month and December he will be playing all over Baltimore, but you should probably (definitely) catch him in the 3RD FLOOR READING ROOM with FREE coffee and snacks!

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Theater Thursday: The Secret Garden

November 12th, 2015 by Allison Langley

TheSecretGarden What:  The Secret Garden

Where: Center Stage

When: Now through Nov 29

Now through November 29 you can come by Center Stage to see the musical, The Secret Garden. It is a story of a young girl who takes a long voyage from India to England, her new home. The young girl, Mary, finds comfort and solace in her special garden. Based upon the novel The Secret Garden, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it shows a young girl’s experience through growing up. It has excellent music written by Lucy Simon, and lyrics to accompany it by Marsha Norman.
There are both matinees and evening shows so you cannot miss it! Click here to check out the schedule and other info!

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Wacky Wednesday: American Visionary Art Museum

November 11th, 2015 by Allison Langley

americanvisionaryartmsueWhat:  American Visionary Art Museum

Where: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD

When: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm * closed Mondays

If you want to see some pretty wacky and cool art then you should stop by the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)! Starting with the outside of the building you can see why it was chosen for Wacky Wednesday! The visionary art that this gallery focuses on is completely eclectic and out-there, as they focus on the artists that look at art as a science but rather as a feeling. AVAM currently is hosting exhibits such as, “Mr. Eddy Lives!”, “The Big Hope Show”, along with their updated, permanent collection. All shows boast a colorful experience you wont forget!
Tickets are $15.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, $9.95 for student/child, and Children under 6 have FREE entry! Add this to your list of places of wacky things to do in Baltimore!

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Tourism Tuesday: Mount Vernon

November 10th, 2015 by Allison Langley

mt vernonWhat: Mount Vernon (Neighborhood)

Where: Between N Calvert and Franklin

When: Anytime!

When I am “touristing” I think one of my favorite things to do is to visit new neighborhoods. Luckily, in Baltimore there is a wealth of neighborhoods to visit, one them being Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is located just north of downtown Baltimore. It is a beautiful and historical neighborhood, it is known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore. It houses the first Washington Monument; it’s hard to miss! Along with its history there are great restaurants and other cool spots to see.
Check out Dooby’s while you’re in the neighborhood or maybe have a nice read at the beautiful George Peabody Library, or marvel at the grandeur of Mt. Vernon place United Methodist Church. I would recommend to simply sit down on a park bench, while it is still fall, and enjoy the scenery!

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Museum Monday: Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

November 9th, 2015 by Allison Langley

What: Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

Where: 216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD

When: Tues – Sun 10am- 5pm

Take a little walk through history and visit Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museums! It is located right near Oriole Park! Babe Ruth was born in the classic Baltimore row house on February 6, 1895, his grandfather rented it. Originally the city was going to tear it down until it was saved by the mayor’s office and began the development of what it is today. Babe’s family helped to make the exhibits possible. It later became the official museum for the Orioles. It is lovely home that has undergone several restorations, ensuring that it does justice to Babe’s legacy.
The exhibits range from The Ruthian Record, highlighting his records, to Playing The Babe, highlighting his personality and lifestyle.
Admission is $7 for Adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for Children. Stop by and check out a really cool part of history in sports!

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