February 17th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
I believe it is safe to say Wendel Patrick is a man of science. Now, this does not imply his musicianship is anything less than artful, or the music less soulful, or the sound at all mechanical. Rather, it is that Wendel’s moment of catharsis lives within an arrangement of mathematical precision. Like a mad-scientist in his laboratory, he is an alchemist of sound, meticulously blending consonance and dissonance as if they were volatile fluids finding solace in embrace. This Thursday night Wendel Patrick will be headlining WLOYs Late Night Concert Event, rockin’ the house with tracks from his recent four album release. If you hadn’t yet put the clues together, Wendel Patrick is Loyola own former professor of music, Kevin Gift! Haven’t heard any of his music? Well, get experienced. Show starts 9pm, be sure to bring your hazmat suit.
February 17th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali
Where: Inner Harbor
Love the Inner Harbor? See it like you have never seen it before from the view of these ships! These guided tours allow you to board historic ships such as the last surviving warship from pearl harbor and many others! With a total of four ships you get to pick which ones to board and meet with the sailors on board!
Visit the website here for ticketing information!
February 14th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali
The WLOY staff went out to brunch on Sunday, and if you ask anyone on staff I think we can all agree how great this meal was. Whether for brunch or for dinner, you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. From the atmosphere of the restaurant to the food, it is perfection. Some of our favorites were the French Toast Dippers, the Amish Pretzels and the Croque Madame. Brunch may just be the most important meal of the day!
February 13th, 2014 by Billy Dries
Released December 10, Donald Glover changed the whole entire game with his sophomore release. Shying away from the traditional sense of album development, he relied solely on the internet to create a buzz and the eventual explosion of excitement for his album. “Because The Internet” has aspects of traditional hip-hop, but he branches out by including his skills as a writer to give each song it’s own personality. So, as a fan of the arts in general, I feel that Glover changed the way albums should be created and everyone, I mean EVERYONE should go out and listen to this fine piece of aural cinema.
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February 13th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali
Where: The Hippodrome
When: February 25th to March 9th
Been dying to see the Book of Mormon? It’s now in Baltimore! This new musical from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q is called “The best musical of this Century” by the New York Times. A must see!
Buy your tickets now before they sell out! Visit the website here.
February 12th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali
Where: American Visionary Art Museum
When: Saturday May 3rd, 2014
Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art custom built for the race. Each May, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) hosts the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship on the shore of Baltimore’s Harbor in central Maryland. The eight-hour race covers 14 miles—mostly on pavement, but also including a trip into the Chesapeake Bay and through mud and sand.
You can go to a Kinetic Sculpture Race on the day(s) they run, or the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. AVAM displays Fifi and their other sculptures year round, plus the winner of the Art award.
For more information to enter the contest visit the website here!
February 11th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali
Where: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Welcome to America’s First Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to our rank as a Minor Basilica, the church is also a National Shrine, Marian Shrine, National Historic Landmark, and Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and we welcome all to visit and worship in what Pope John Paul II referred to as “the worldwide symbol of religious freedom.”
For more information visit their website here!
February 10th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali
Where: Reginald F. Lewis Museum
When: Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Save the date for this free open house in honor of Black History Month! Food, fun, and door prizes along with a special program at noon.
For more information visit their website here.
February 7th, 2014 by Joe Lomuti
THATS RIGHT! SHE’S BACK!! This coming Thursday, Feb. 13th, the lovely Maria Dontas will be enchanting the 3rd Floor Reading room for a special singer-songwriter event. Maria is a brilliant musician and lyricist, with a set of pipes that will could quite possibly blow your tympanic membranes, yes . . . both of them, at the same time. It is no coincidence that this heart-melter will be leading WLOY’s Valentines Day spectacular. On such an occasion, we will be going beyond our standard ticket raffle, rather hooking you up a lifetimes supply of sweet hearts!!!! Hooray!
But no, as much as you might crave sweetened chalk, WLOY will be raffling our Valentines Day bundle which includes $25 dinner coupon for Ryan’s Daughter at Belvedere Square, two free movie tickets at the Senator Theater, and free transportation by Uber taxi service. An amazing performance and potentially free dinner date for two? You would be a silly goose not to come. Show starts 9PM sharp!
Never had an angelic experience? Check Maria out here
February 7th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali
The Papermoon Diner offers an eccentric, eclectic, technicolor dining experience that might be best described as “comfort food meets Baltimore with a twist.” They’re vegetarian and raging-carnivore friendly, with a jam-packed menu featuring everything from meat loaf to crab quesadillas, from vegan nachos to peanut butter and jelly French toast, from homemade chili to shrimp and grits—and so much more.