Museum Monday: Beautiful Walls for Baltimore

January 25th, 2016 by Allison Langley

BeautifulWalls What: School 33 Art Center Beautiful Walls for Baltimore

Where: School 33 Art Center. 1427 Light Street, Baltimore

When: Now through January 30

Explore Baltimore is back and kicking off the New Year with focus on some very cool murals of Baltimore!

As many Baltimoreans know Charm City hosts some truly creative murals throughout the city. School 33 Art Center will be hosting the Beautiful Walls for Baltimore exhibit all throughout the month of January to highlight some of these amazing pieces of art. They are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Baltimore Mural Program. It will be featuring several kinds of works from famous re-created murals to written histories and photographs. This will be an eye-popping, colorful event that will be highlighting the great history of Baltimore and Baltimore’s people!
The gallery will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. You will have many an opportunity to visit!

Visit here for more information on the exhibit!



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Food Friday: Cafe Latte Da

January 22nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

FullSizeRender What: Cafe Latta Da

Where: 1704 Aliceanna Street, Fells Point

When: Sunday – Saturday 7am to 5pm

Well Baltimore, looks like we are about to get some serious weather. #snowmaggedon2016
In times of snowy situations don’t you like to snuggle up with an infinity scarf in a warm coffee shop drinking a toasty beverage out of crisp white mug? Yes, yes you do. So, head to Café Latte Da for some winter warmth. Located in Fells Point it holds all the charm and quirk you would expect.
They make a delicious iced coffee using coffee ice cubes… Um awesome… Never worry about a diluted drink again. For those craving a sandwich or pastry they have got you covered with a variety of appetizing options! Café Latte Da roasts their own coffee from flavors like Italian–the Cane Corso blend, to Moka Java–the English Bulldog. You may have noticed those are both dogs and that would be because this coffee shop really supports Baltimore locals like the Baltimore Humane Society. They also showcase a new local artist every month and sell their artwork, ensuring all profits go to them!
Come support a local coffee shop and warm up this winter! Click here to learn more!



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Theater Thursday: Phantom of the Opera

January 21st, 2016 by Allison Langley

PhantomOpera What: Phantom of the Opera

Where: Hippodrome Theatre

When: January 27 to February 7

(Queue dramatic music) “Theee Phantom of the Opera is thereee…” There, as in Baltimore…
Yes! The Phantom Of The Opera is coming to Baltimore this winter! It is the dramatic and romantic story of a damaged musician and his talented student Christine Daae. The romance that ensues leads to jealousy and destruction! This show has captured and retained many audiences attention since 1986, when Andrew Lloyd Webber created this powerful piece!
It will be playing in the Hippodrome Theatre from January 27th until February 7th. Do not miss out on this Tony Award winning performance! Music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, directed by Laurence Connor and Choreographed by Gillian Lynne it is guaranteed to be an excellent show.

Click here for more information and tickets.



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January Madness?

January 20th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

It’s not even March yet and we are already seeing our fair share of upsets in college basketball. In fact, this is the first time that five No. 1 teams have lost before February since 1949. The latest No. 1 team to go down was Oklahoma on Monday night as they fell to No. 19 Iowa State, 82-77, at the Hilton Coliseum. Maybe there is something going around in the water in Iowa because this is the third No. 1 team to lose in the state this season. Northern Iowa previously defeated North Carolina and Iowa got the best of Michigan State when these teams squared off earlier in the season.  Read the rest of this entry »



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January 9th, 2016 by The Professor

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Welcome Back Free Show with NEMES 1/21

January 7th, 2016 by The Professor

Nemes-Promo-Grid Welcome back to campus from WLOY and Late Night Loyola! Our first FREE CONCERT of the semester will be 8-10pm in McGuire Hall, Thursday January 21st featuring NEMES from Boston! How good are they? How about: “One of the top 5 unsigned bands in the country” -Alternative Press.

Nemes (pronounced knee•miss) has made their mark on the Boston and larger New England music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to highly-revered rock venues. Led by duel-frontmen Dave Anthony and Josh Knowles, the band showcases a true metamorphosis of sound, featuring warm, layered harmonies and one-of-a-kind violin shredding Vanyaland describes as “fiddle-action glory.” These components are delicately layered across captivating original songs to form what Under the Gun Review calls “some of the most engaging music we’ve heard,” garnering shout-outs from national and international acts such as Alt-J and Nirvana.

Released in the fall of 2015, their debut studio full-length album, “I Carry Your Heart,” has lifted the band from the subway stations of Boston to larger stages around the region, performing as support for acts such as X Ambassadors and Guster. The album was co-produced and mixed by Rick Kwan (Jim James, My Morning Jacket) and funded by a combination of busking, gigging, and crowd-funding. The 11-track record is an exploration of four minds working to create a resonant, cathartic listening experience.

Check out “I Carry Your Heart” on Bandcamp



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Psycho Killers Interview

January 4th, 2016 by The Professor

Psycho Killers logo Ryan Porter, the bassist from Psycho Killers (a Baltimore Talking Heads cover band), took some time with Kat and Rae to talk about their founding, upcoming Black Friday show and just how exactly they ended up with Thomas Dolby (yes, the “She Blinded Me With Science” guy) asking to join them on stage for a show. The band performed it’s second annual fundraising event at Baltimore Soundstage to gather donations for Toys For Tots the day after Thanksgiving. This year there was the bonus of Thomas Dolby sitting in!

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Christmas Special Show Schedules

December 21st, 2015 by The Professor

Merry Christmas From WLOY!

Merry Christmas From WLOY!

It’s Christmas so you know it’s time for the annual Ultimate Christmas Shows on WLOY! Join Nick Centanni for 3 hours on Christmas Eve and another 3 hours on Christmas Day. This year Nick is joined by 10 (yes TEN) more special Christmas shows from WLOY DJs! We’re going wall-to-wall with Christmas for 2 full days. So while you decorate, wrap gifts, drink eggnog, or just hang out by the fire make it a date and don’t be late to tune in on Christmas Eve and for a second special on Christmas Day while shredding wrapping paper and admiring your new socks!

Christmas Eve
Kat and Rae’s Christmas Extravaganza – 10am-12pm
Crucial Cuts Christmas Special – 12-2pm
A PB and LT Christmas – 3-4pm
The Dot Christmas Spectacular – 5-6pm
Legends of Rock Christmas – 6-7pm
Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Eve Show – 7-10pm
Philtimore Christmas – 10-11pm
Diva’s Hour Christmas – 11pm-12am

Christmas Day
Moldie Oldies Ultimate Christmas Day Show – 9am-12pm
Kat and Rae’s Christmas Extravaganza – 12-2pm
Diva’s Hour Christmas – 2-3pm
The Real MCs’ Christmas – 3-4pm
After Sunrise Christmas – 6-7pm
Legends of Rock Christmas – 7-8pm
Philtimore Christmas – 8-9pm
Indie-Anna Jones and the Underground Temple Christmas – 9-10pm



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Wacky Wednesday: Amazing Spiral

December 15th, 2015 by Allison Langley

amazing spiral What: Amazing Spiral Comics

Where: 5851 York Rd

When: Click here for hours

For all of those comic book fans and all associated things I think it is only right if I should heavily suggest for you to take a trip to Amazing Spiral located on York Road. The best part about these guys is that they are on your coveted WLOY Loyola Listener Card! This mean discounts!

They started in 1991 by Jay Bull! Since then it has been taken over by Driana Pearlman and her husband! They have won several awards in Baltimore for Best Comic Book Shop!

Every week they have a new collection of comics for you to check out, just subscribe to a weekly email update! They also host plenty of workshops and classes on comic books, gaming, healing and creativity!

So stop by, pick up a book! Take a class! And, use your Loyal Listener Card!



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Holiday Shopping with the WLOY Card!

December 14th, 2015 by The Professor

Wondering just what to get folks? Don’t forget to use your WLOY Loyal Listener Card to get an additional savings on Food, Gifts, Services and more from our wonderful sponsors! The WLOY Loyal Listener Card is completely free. You can pick one up at the station (Bellarmine Hall on the Loyola campus), at the Loyola Student Activites office, or any WLOY event on campus or around town. Need one? Just ask! Have a wonderful holiday and save a few dollars thanks to WLOY and our great local shop owners! Forget the internet and shop LOCAL!

The Amazing Spiral (York Road by Belvedere Square)
Café Hon (36th St Hampden)
Charlotte Elliot (36th St Hampden)
Loyola University Bookstore (Loyola Student Center)
Ma Petite Shoe & Café (36th St Hampden)
Shananigans Toy Shop (Wyndhurst Shopping Center Roland Park)
Spa Central (5000 block York Road)
Stoneleigh Lanes (York Road in Stoneleigh)
Strawberry Fields (Roland just below 36th St Hampden)
The Bookstore Next Door (36th St Hampden)
Twenty20 Cycling (36th St Hampden)
Zeke’s Coffee (Harford Road below Cold Spring)



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