Tourism Tuesdays: View Baltimore!

March 25th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

UnknownWhat: Top of the World 

Where: Inner Harbor

Top of the World is the perfect starting point for any visit to the city and provides a breathtaking view of Baltimore’s skyline, harbor and beyond. This city attraction featuring a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of Baltimore has stationed binoculars and photo-map guides to help guests learn about local attractions, hotels, sites and neighborhoods. Located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, the world’s tallest pentagonal building is home to the only Baltimore attraction to offer an awe-inspiring view of Maryland’s urban center. Top of the World has expansive windows that frame the Inner Harbor, the surrounding city and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay. Discover Baltimore’s history as guides reveal fascinating facts and personal reminiscences that make Baltimore come alive!

For more information visit the website here!

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Sevyn Streeter Interview

March 24th, 2014 by The Professor

Jordan & Joelle Hernandez sat down with Sevyn Streeter after her performance at Baltimore Soundstage to talk about her life, touring, Beyonce (it is Jordan and Joelle after all) and more.

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Museum Mondays: Evergreen Museum & Library

March 24th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Evergreen_Museum__Library_BaltimoreWhat: Evergreen Museum

Where: N Charles St

Housed in a former Gilded Age mansion surrounded by Italian-style gardens, Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books and manuscripts assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary artists. Tour Evergreen’s 48 opulent rooms filled with over 50,000 of the Garretts’ extraordinary and eclectic belongings. Stroll the grounds, enjoy a concert in the famed Bakst Theatre, a film or lecture in the charming Carriage House, or a contemporary art exhibition in the gallery.

For more information vist the website here!

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Blind Man Leading, Coffee House 2/27/14

March 21st, 2014 by Joe Lomuti

Check out the photos of Blind Man Leading, a local Baltimore band who has recently joined WLOY at our coffee house event. And always be sure to keep on the look out for upcoming events!


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RadioEdu Second Semester: Week 7 Production Notes

March 21st, 2014 by Jonathan Prozzi

Hi everyone, I opted to not include this in Week 7’s longer blog post because I wanted that entry to focus on the integration of What Happens Next into the WEMR sessions. This week J and M were excited to refocus on creating some original music. We were able to devote all of Thursday’s session to this, and I was going to give them the requirement that they must utilize at least one effect on at least one track. I decided to casually mention this, but due to a late start I thought that I would allow them some ‘open creation’ without having a specific task. To my surprise they both naturally integrated effects into several of their tracks!

Throughout the course of this semester I’ve mentioned the importance of utilizing a logical structure to their compositions to help them focus their creative process. We’ve done lessons on the importance of following the grid so that their music loops more logically, and I emphasized the importance of this when creating soundbeds or introductions. Thus far the most accessible teaching method for this was the use of Audition’s viewable time-grid.

When we began working with audio loops in November, I emphasized individual creativity and encouraged J and M to practice advanced audio editing and manipulation, resulting in them becoming proficient at slicing and stretching audio among other concepts. Their compositions were less structured than they are now. This week in particular J and M have started to incorporate a more “standard” approach to composition: they are editing and arranging audio to act as a guideline and focusing on repeating and even introducing basic song structure.

I’ve decided to include some screen shots to demonstrate the difference in their approaches. The ones from this weeks session demonstrate an evolution in design-based thinking, and illustrate that RadioEdu’s curriculum strengthens and promotes meta-cognitive skills such as organization and structural thought.

[insert tracks from this week and screen shots of before/after]

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RadioEdu Second Semester: Week 7

March 21st, 2014 by Jonathan Prozzi

Concepts: What Happens Next Debut Session!

Hello everyone, I’m pleased to report another great week at RadioEdu! Last week we decided on the schedule that would allow for immediate integration of the fourth graders while providing engineering opportunities to fifth graders J and M. Today Kelly from WLOY came to WEMR and did a wonderful job running a segment of What Happens Next with the new group. The first part of today’s session involved J and M briefly mentioning that this is how they started in September, and that they used that initial experience to springboard forward in learning the equipment. Kelly chose a St. Patrick’s Day parade story, and after the students wrote their endings, J and M began a recording session from scratch and completely engineered recording everyone’s endings! They did an amazing job making sure the levels were balanced for each student and did their best to offer pointers. In the Fall, a theme in many of my posts was about how J and M were improving at the behind the scenes skills that are so crucial to recording. Included in this subtle art are things such as knowing how to position yourself in relation to the mics, making sure you don’t move while in a chair, and situational awareness regarding the mic cable. They internalized these tips so much during the last six months that they were providing the same feedback and information to the new students!

It was a great experience and we look forward to more of these combined sessions with our newly crowned fifth grade engineers!

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Food Fridays: Ma Petite Shoe

March 21st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

about-us-800What: Shoes and Chocolate

Where: Hampden

A girls two favorite things: Shoes and Chocolate. Located in the heart of Hampden, Ma Petite Shoe is a one-of-a-kind boutique specializing in shoes by the newest designers and artisan chocolate from around the globe. Right next door, CHOUX café creates world-class bakery goods and fresh salads with a modern aesthetic.

Visit the website here!

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What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To?

March 20th, 2014 by Billy Dries

031414-fashion-beauty-pharrell-williams-fragranceKat O’Brien – Pharrell Williams – GIRL – 

This album is sure to make you “Happy” (apologies for the heinous pun). Pharrell impresses with his newest album. He collaborates with Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk and Miley Cyrus. It’s classic Pharrell with a new spin. 


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Top 20 Tracks 3.16.14

March 20th, 2014 by Billy Dries

349bccdcThe new War On Drugs album came out this week, and their single “Red Eyes” ran right up to the number two spot of our Top 20 Tracks this week. Still holding on in the top 5 this week are Real Estate, Youth Lagoon, Mac DeMarco, and St. Vincent. Check back every week for all of our favorite songs of the week.
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Theater Thursdays: Discovery World Tour

March 20th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

10583_show_portrait_largeWhat: Brit Floyd

Where: Lyric Opera House

When: March 26th 2014

The new tour is named after Pink Floyd’s recent box set of the same name, and features music from the Syd Barrett led ’60s psychedelic pop of “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, through to the nineties “The Division Bell”, and everything in between. The Discovery tour will capture in note-for-note detail, all your favourite moments (plus a few lesser known gems), from one of the most outstanding and enduring back catalogues in the history of rock music.

For more ticketing information visit the website here.

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