Baltimore Orioles Season Preview

April 8th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

The Baltimore Orioles are off to a terrific start to begin the 2016 season. They squared off against the Minnesota Twins in the first series of the year this week and they certainly took care of business. The O’s defeated them in all three games, holding them to two runs in each game. This was just the start that manager Buck Showalter wanted from his club as they look to get back on top as AL East champions.

The Baltimore Orioles had a relatively quiet offseason as they were unable to sign a big ace for their rotation. However, they did resign a bunch of their own guys who played pivotal roles for the team last season. Most notably, they resigned first basemen Chris Davis to a 7 year $161 million deal this offseason tying the slugger with Baltimore through the 2022 season. Another important bat making his return to Bird Land is catcher Matt Wieters, who accepted the 1 year $15.8 million qualifying offer. Wieters is a three time all-star, but he is coming off two injury riddled seasons. He is in a contract year so look for the former first round pick to bounce back in a big way this season. The last major contributor the O’s brought back was reliever Darren O’Day. O’Day was viewed as one of the top relievers in this years free agency class, but he opted to come back to Baltimore because he likes pitching under coach Buck Showalter and is familiar with the Orioles system.   Read the rest of this entry »



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Food Friday: Trifecta Food Truck Festival

April 8th, 2016 by Allison Langley

trifood What: Food Trucks!

Where: Timonium, MD (Maryland State Fair Grounds)

When: July 30th

Food Trucks and festivals, my two favorite things. These two will be coming together at the Maryland State Fair Grounds on July 30th for the Trifecta Food Truck Festival!There will be awesome food, awesome music and awesome drinks for everyone. Bands such as The Brothers Band, an Allman Brother’s cover band and Jah Works will be performing!
There is going to be some delicious food featured at this event, enjoy some hardy foods or, like me, head toward the sweeter things in life. The Smoking Swine food truck will be there! It was recently featured on the popular “Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives”!

Make sure that you add this to your summer do list in these upcoming months! Who doesn’t love great food and great music all in the same place?!

Click here for tickets and more info! Children under 12 have free admission!

 



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Theater Thursday: Something Rotten!

April 7th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Somethingrotten What: Something Rotten!

Where: Hippodrome Theater

When: April 18-23

Come on by to the Hippodrome Theater April 18 through the 23rd to see the excellent musical, Something Rotten! ! A 2015 Tony Award winner you will not be disappointed with.

It takes us back to the 16th Century as two playwrights try to take on the great Shakespeare! There of course some ups and downs along the way but thats what makes this musical all the better!

Music is by the very talented Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and choreography by Casey Nicolaw! Safe to say you are in store for an amazing performance and evening.

Check out tickets here and other information!



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Wacky Wednesday: Ghosts

April 6th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Bmoreghosts What: Baltimore Ghost Tours

Where: Fells Point

When: Tour Schedule

I was leaning towards something a little scarier this Wednesday and I figured since it is April scary is wacky… Therefore your Wacky Wednesday is Baltimore Ghost Tours hosted throughout historic Fells Point… If it is historic there must be ghosts.

Whether or not you believe in ghosts there is no way this tour will not spook you out–just thinking about it gives me a chill. Enjoy a Fells point historical pub ghost walk, or head over to Mount Washington neighborhood to check out all of the spirits that keep a residence there. Baltimore ghost tours has been around for 15 years so they are well versed in all of the spirits that loved Bmore too much to leave. Not freaked out yet? Then I suggest you go on a ghost tour!

Click here to see the full schedule and all of the ghosts… I mean stops… you will be seeing.



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Tourism Tuesday: Orioles!

April 5th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Os What: Oriole’s Game!

Where: Camden Yards

When: Game Schedule!

Baltimoreeeee the O’s are back and better than ever!
It is finally that time of year where we can head over to Camden Yards, get a hot dog and what a good old fashioned ball game. For Baltimore natives or tourists this is an excellent idea to hang out with friends and family as the weather begins to get nicer and nicer. Make sure to find your best orange or Oriole’s attire, a faded orange baseball cap is absolute must, do not speak to me if you are not wearing one.

Oriole Park opened on April 6 in 1992, this is a ball park that paved the way for many more across the country. So while in Baltimore this season why not catch a game and take a tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Go here for all the Oriole information you will ever need!



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Open Mic Night

April 5th, 2016 by Allison Langley

OpenMicNight OPEN MIC NIGHT THIS WEEK!

Everybody come by the 3rd Floor Reading room this Thursday to have snacks and coffee and to show off your talents! Because we all love Open Mic Night at Loyola!
This event is co-sponsored by Corridors Literary Magazine, putting an emphasis on the spoken word and poetry. This is going to be truly an excellent event to show off all of your talents and amazing abilities! Bring along your friends to cheer you on!
We can’t wait to see everyone there this Thursday (April 7) in the 3rd Floor reading room from 8-10pm!



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Lukas Graham-Blue

April 5th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh

cover170x170-6Luke Graham-Blue

Released: April 01, 2016

Rate: 4/10

Lukas Graham, originally from Christiania an artistic community in the middle of Copenhagen, released his second studio album, Blue  through Warner Bros. Records. Originally garnering American buzz and success from his song, “7 years”, the album is a kind of a disappointment. Blue, is pretty stagnant and does not drift far, melodically from 7 years. Graham however, does try to explore other genres of music: some R&B, some funk, etc. but it ends up making the album come off sloppy and disjointed. Read the rest of this entry »



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Food Friday: Canton Dockside

April 1st, 2016 by Allison Langley

CantonDockside What: Canton Dockside

Where: 3301 Boston St. BMORE

When: Hours

Yes Baltimore is known for crabs, we all know that.

We know that because they are so so so good… especially at Canton Dockside.

Stop by Boston St to devour some amazing crab the classic Bmore way; knife and chisel in hand. Canton Dockside has the freshest crabs out there as they deal directly with the fishermen. If you’re not into cracking some shells no worries, they have plenty of other options that are less work intensive. Start off with a Crab Pretzel; a homemade pretzel with their delicious crab dip on top. Then move to a crab bisque (my personal fave) and maybe scoop an oyster or two (I promise it’s easy). Next, lets bite into a Blue Crab burger, or an Oyster Sandwich.

As you can see Canton Dockside has a wealth of seafood options for you to munch on.

Click here for the full Canton Dockside menu.



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Theater Thursday: Dance Theatre of Harlem

March 31st, 2016 by Allison Langley

DanceTheatreofHarlem What: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Where: Murphy Fine Arts Center

When: April 2

I have always wanted to be a ballerina. But… sadly I am not. Luckily for me, I can admire the ballet by sitting observantly from the audience in the Murphy Fine Arts Cente on April 2!
The Dance Theatre of Harlem will be coming to Charm City to show off their amazing talents. Now, you’re probably expecting to sit through a classical ballet, but if you know anything about the Dance Theatre of Harlem they are anything but that. They are modern and innovative with their moves while being on pointe.

Check out the ballet in a whole new way on April 2 at 8pm! Click here for tickets and other information about the Dance Theatre of Harlem!



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Battle of the Bands at Relay for Life !

March 31st, 2016 by Allison Langley

BOB Battle of the Bands at Relay For Life!!!

Two of Loyola’s favorite events are happening this weekend on Saturday from 3pm to 3am; Relay for Life and Battle of Bands!
Battle of the Bands will be on from 9-11pm, and as tradition the winner will be opening at Loyolapalooza! Come over to McGuire and cast your votes to help raise money for Relay for Life! Vote for Blest Jones, Day-Drinking with Grandpa, Breakforth, and Paradise Creek. Some awesome Loyola talent!

WLOY will be accepting $1 donations for song requests! So request a lot of songs! See you guys there!!



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