March Madness: WLOY Sports Talk Bracket

March 18th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

NCAA_March_Madness_logoIt’s arguably the most exciting month in college athletics. Finally, March Madness is here!

Every year people make their brackets, and every year people end up being shocked by results as they fail to remain sitting down amidst all the action.

Although the tournament is practically impossible to completely predict, we here at WLOY “Sports Talk” broke the bracket down game-by-game to create a bracket of our own.

To follow along with how well we’re doing, follow the link to check out our picks for our bracket!

Happy March Madness, everyone! Enjoy all the great games this tournament has to offer every year.



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WLOY Late Night Presents: Thrushes + Nalani & Sarina

March 17th, 2015 by Rachel

Nalani & Sarina with WLOYThrushes

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS THURSDAY, from 8-10PM in McGuire Hall, Thurshes and Nalani & Sarina will be joining us for another FREE concert in our Late Night Series! Nalani & Sarina are the most muscially talented twins this side of the Mississippi. The dynamic duo hails from the great state of New Jersey and Thurshes reigns in Baltimore and they’re BOTH coming to Loyola to share their music with us! This event is bound to be amazing, I mean, any group who flawlessly covers “I Wanna Be Sedated” has to be worth a listen… And who doesn’t love supporting Local Baltimore Music? Be sure to stop by, take a listen and enjoy your Thursday evening in the best way imaginable.



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Tourism Tuesdays: Baltimore Bike Party

March 17th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Baltimore Bike PartyWhat: Baltimore Bike Party

Where: St. Mary’s Park Baltimore, Maryland 21201

When: March 27th// 6:30 pm

Who doesn’t love a good bike ride? Whether your the next Lance Armstrong (circa 1993), an aspiring cyclist, or you would still prefer to use your training wheels, the Baltimore Bike Party is a great party! The only rule is that everyone rides together! There is a different-themed bike ride held on the last Friday of every month, making it new and exciting each and every time! This month, the theme is Lions, Tigers, and Bikes, Oh My! So gather all of your fur, scales, fangs, and tails, hop on your bike, and enjoy the ride! Find out more here!



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Museum Mondays: Chesapeake Region of the Antique Automobile of America

March 16th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Antique Automobiles of AmericaWhat: Chesapeake Region of the Antique Automobile of America

Where: Baltimore Streetcar Museum

When: March 29th// Noon- 4:00 pm

The Chesapeake Region of the Antique Automobile of America is making its annual visit to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum! View some of the Chesapeake Region’s oldest, most beautiful automobiles and streetcars! It isn’t often that you see cars like these driving down Charles St., so don’t miss your chance! Imagine yourself riding around in one of these beautiful cars, and enjoy live music by Jim Curd at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum on March 29th! Learn more here!



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Sports Saturdays: Patriot League Play Starts

March 14th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports SaturdayWHAT: Loyola Women’s Lacrosse vs. Lafayette

WHEN: Saturday, March 14th, 1pm

WHERE: Ridley Athletic Complex

The Loyola Women’s Lacrosse shocked the college lacrosse world by upsetting No. 8 UVA on their home turf. The Hounds pulled off the overtime upset thanks to a heroic effort from senior Hannah Schmitt, who scored 3 goals in OT, making Loyola Superfans go, “Holy Schmitt!”

Loyola looks to carry that strong momentum back home on Saturday as they host the Lafayette Leopards to kick off their conference schedule.

The Hounds come into the game with a 2-4 record, having played in very close games thus far this season. This will be the Greyhounds’ second season in the Patriot League.

In their first Patriot League season, they went 8-0 in conference play, and beat the Leopards 22-12.

Come on out to Ridley this Saturday to cheer on the Hounds as they begin league play!



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Food Fridays: Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant

March 13th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

SláinteWhat: Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant

Where: 1700 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231

When: March 17th// Opens at 6:00 am

What would St. Patrick’s Day be without some authentic Irish grub? If you don’t feel like cooking your own corn beef and hash, and Guiness from you fridge doesn’t seem to have that foamy-dark appeal, make your way down to Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant for some delicious and traditional food and drink specials! They will open at 6:00 in the morning for this special occasion, so you can start celebrating bright and early! Baltimore Sun deemed it the “Best Irish Pub of 2013”; why be in any old Irish Pub on St. Patrick’s Day when you can be at the best?  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Find out more about Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant here!



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Call for Bands – Enter the Battle of the Bands

March 12th, 2015 by The Professor

Battle of the Bands 2015 Does your band have what it takes to open for a national headliner? Do you perform original material? Sign up here for Battle of the Bands! The Battle takes place April 9 and the winner opens for Loyolapalooza! We are only taking 4 bands to the stage, so make sure you send us your best stuff for consideration. Bands must have at least one active member connected to Loyola University Maryland. They can be employees, current students or alumni. Please make sure you include links to your music and clearly indicate the connection to Loyola. Entries close Saturday 3/21 at midnight. Decisions will be announced Monday 3/23. Your band must be available to perform a 15-20 minute set of original songs at the battle on April 9 from 8-10pm. You must also be able to perform at Loyolapalooza on Sunday April 19th. The headlining act for Loyolapalooza will be announced at Relay for Life 3/28.

Sign up here



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Theatre Thursday: Illusions Bar and Theater

March 12th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

headerWhat: Illusions Bar and Theater

Where: 1025 S. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21230

When: Fridays and Saturdays

Come one, come all to Illusions Bar and Theater where illusionists, magicians, and other performers will amaze, shock, and perhaps even fool you! With a speakeasy style bar and a show to enjoy, Illusions Bar and Theater is perfect for a night of magic, laughter, and entertainment. Currently, Comedy Magician, Spencer Horsman will perform for those who visit the Illusion Bar and Theater. Horsman has performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, with the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, and many more! Needless to say, he’s got plenty of tricks up his sleeve that will make for a fantastic show! Get your tickets here!

 



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Wacky Wednesday: Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 11th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

St. Patrick's Day Parade What: Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Where: Washington Monument

When: Sunday, March 15th// 2:00 pm

Top o’ the morning to ya’! Believe it or not, there are only days left until the green beer is flowing, the corn beef and hash is every pub in Baltimore’s special, and we all, whether we’re Irish or not, dress from head to toe in emerald green. There are loads of festivities going on to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of them! Following the St. Patrick’s Day 5K, the parade is an exciting gathering for everyone to enjoy! Walk alongside the parade with your friends, enjoy the festive floats, and maybe you’ll find the pot of gold at the end of the rainb– I mean, parade. Find out more about St. Paddy’s Day fun here!



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Buckwheat Zydeco Interview

March 10th, 2015 by The Professor

Buckwheat Zydeco The great Buckwheat Zydeco chats with The Professor from the Morning Blues show. Buckwheat has had a long, great career as the reigning king of Zydeco and Cajun music, including winning the 2010 Grammy Award for his Lay Your Burden Down album. Constantly touring and bringing the party that is live Zydeco music wherever he goes, Buckwheat represents a tradition. From his early organ music to his more famous accordion playing, he’s worked with an amazing cast of musicians. Upcoming shows at Rams Head On Stage 3/12 and at The Creative Alliance 3/15 give you a chance to catch the party!

He recently unveiled a regular YouTube channel “Buckwheat’s World” as well. New videos post every Tuesday. Check it out here.

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