Explore Baltimore: Baby’s on Fire

February 10th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Baby’s on Fire Cafe and Record Store

Where: 1010 Morton St

When: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Are you ready for the most hipster thing you can think of? Well, it’s Baby’s on Fire, a record shop and cafe all in one restored Mt. Vernon carriage house.  Started by the married musicians David Koslowski and Shirlé Hale-Koslowski, the goal of Baby’s on Fire is to offer up a fun, cozy space for any Baltimorean to hang out, enjoy some food and some music. Whenever you pop in, there will most likely be a record on that David picked out himself and tons of records for you to look through and buy for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »



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Album Review (New Release): John Mayer – The Search for Everything – Wave One

February 10th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: William O’Connor ’20

John Mayer – The Search for Everything – Wave One

Released: January 20th, 2017

Rate: 8.5/10

LIYL: Train, Ed Sheeran, and the John Mayer Trio

This first “wave” had a lot of hype leading up to its release and it’s finally here. This is his first release since Paradise Valley and Born and Raised,  those two albums being very different compared to what he has put out in the past. They were definitely not his best, and in anticipation of this new release we were all hoping for a huge improvement, something different from the singer-songwriter. For one thing, his trio band members who have made some of John Mayer’s best music with him, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino, are backing in the drums and bass. They played songs with him such as “Gravity”, “Who Did You Think I Was”, “Daughters”, and “Try”. Read the rest of this entry »



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Explore Baltimore: Frozen Harbor Music Fest

February 8th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Frozen Harbor Music Festival

Where: The Inner Harbor (34 Market Place)

When: February 17th and 18th

The annual Frozen Harbor Music Festival is back this year for 2 days and with 140 acts! Including 9 stages like Rams Head Live!, Baltimore Soundstage,  and Angel’s Rock Bar, this local music fest is worth the frostbite of February. Awesome local artists like Onyx and Pasadena will be performing, as well as WLOY favorites like Skribe and Breakforth. Friday and Saturday both have some amazing acts planned, so get your ticket to both days, or buy a ticket for the warmer day here. No matter what your music taste is, there will definitely some bands out of the 140 for you, so hurry up and get your tickets, and maybe a new scarf to keep you warm.



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Explore Baltimore: Brown Rice Korean Grill

February 7th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Brown Rice Korean Grill

Where: 2404 N Charles St

When: Monday-Saturday, 11am-9pm

What do fast food and fresh, healthy food have in common? Nothing, you think? That’s what I would think too if I didn’t know about Brown Rice Korean Grill. Focusing on fresh and tasty, Brown Rice serves several traditional Korean dishes like dumplings, Kimchi stew, and scallion pancakes.

Despite this already delicious menu, this restaurant’s most popular dish is Bibimap. Like a Chipotle for Korean food, Brown Rice has tons of fresh ingredients out for you to pick what you want in order to customize your Bibimap bowl. With meats from tofu to squid to pork, all the veggies you can dream of, and tons of classic sauces like mango sauce, soy sauce, and Deonjang that Bibimap bowl combos are endless!



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Coffeehouse 2/9/17: Son of Nun

February 3rd, 2017 by Cara Hullings

This Thursday from 8-10pm Son of Nun will be performing his powerful hip hop outside Starbucks. As a Baltimore citizen, Son of Nun uses his music as a voice to speak out against racism in around the U.S.. Son of Nun is not just an artist, but an activist, dedicating his time to working with various charities in Baltimore and to fight for what he believes, which is then reflected in his music. His two albums, Blood & Fire and The Art of Struggle, which you can find here, combine meaningful lyrics with strong hip hop beats and occasional some spoken word. With all this great energy and such a powerful message, you don’t want to miss this upcoming amazing show!



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Explore Baltimore: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

February 2nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Catherdral St

When: Thursday, February 16th, 8pm

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day a little late this year with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as they present Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. This romantic symphony has all the drama and score that a classical music lover could ask for on this romantic holiday. Marin Alsop pairs Samuel Barber’s Romantic First Symphony with Copland’s evocation of the 16th President to create a masterful concerto. But the drama and the romance doesn’t end there! This concerto will also include Czech composer, Antonin Dvořák’s, tribute to a dying love in his amazing cello concerto. All of this beautiful music comes together in a stunning conclusion that will move you and make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.



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Event Playlist: Pressing Strings (2/2/2017)

February 2nd, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Annapolis/Baltimore natives, Pressing Strings  will be playing today at 8pm right in front of Starbucks (find out more about the event here). Pressing strings is a folky rock/ roots rock type of band. Consisting of friends, Jordan Sokel (guitar/vocals), Nick Welker (bass) and Brandon Barlett (drums) have preformed all over Baltimore, the East Coast and has even played our stage at Honfest! In light of getting through hump day and pump you up for the event tonight, we at the music staff made a playlist to get you into Pressing Strings, full of folky rock and acoustic tunes that will make you love Pressing Strings as much as we do!

  1. Pressing StringsWake up song
  2. Gary Clark Jr.Church
  3. Chet FakerNo Diggity
  4.  Pressing StringsFold
  5. HozierBetter Love
  6. James BayHold back the river
  7. Pressing StringsOwe the source
  8. Vance JoyMess is mine
  9. Paolo NutiniBetter Man (I prefer the acoustic!)
  10. Pressing StringsAnswer for me

 



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Explore Baltimore: Ain’t I A Woman Exhibit

February 1st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Ain’t I A Woman Exhibit

Where: Platform Gallery, 116 W Mulberry

When: February 4th-25th, 11-5pm on Saturday & Sunday

The Platform Gallery is proud to present AIN’T I A WOMAN, a multi-disciplinary exhibit by SHAN, a talented Baltimore artist and activist. SHAN is an award-winning photographer and journalist, as well as a freedom fighter in Baltimore whose work focuses on the experience of black life. This exhibition focuses on black women and getting rid of the stereotypes in our culture that surround black women. Through her photography, installations, and open discussion, SHAN ‘s art praises all black women by showcasing their everyday life and the beauty in a woman loving her family, working, and expressing her individuality. On February 4th there will be an opening reception for the exhibition from 7-10pm, so that you can get a first look at this moving and relevant work of art.



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Teju Cole Interview

February 1st, 2017 by The Professor

photo credit: Teju Cole/Tim Knox

© Tim Knox / eyevine

Our beloved Queen Marge got a few minutes with Teju Cole when he was on campus to deliver the 2017 Martin Luther King Convocation. Teju Cole, an award-winning writer, art historian, and photographer who is currently the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. As a public intellectual, Cole is well positioned to bring together campus conversations about urban engagement, civic engagement, global engagement, and racial justice.

Cole was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, raised in Nigeria, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, named a book of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, NPR, and the Telegraph, and shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award, and a novel, Open City, which also featured on numerous book of the year lists, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature. His first book of essays, Known and Strange Things, came out in August and features his influential essay, “The White Savior Industrial Complex” among a wide variety of other essays on politics, arts, culture, history, and contemporary global experience.

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Explore Baltimore: Diablo Doughnuts

January 31st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Diablo Doughnuts

Where: 717 S. Broadway

When: Wednesday-Friday 7am-1pm, Saturday-Sunday 7am-3pm

Michael Roslan, a born and raised Baltimorean started making doughnuts as a pass-time, but then realized his talent and created Diablo Doughnuts, the best doughnut shop in Baltimore. Roslan’s freshly baked doughnuts made with local ingredients will tempt you into buying a dozen the second you lay eyes on them. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw the picture in this article and ran over to 717 S. Broadway right now!

Diablo Doughnuts offers some amazing traditional doughnuts with Roslan’s own twist and original flavors. Want something sugary? Try the Unicorn Farts doughnut. Something savory? Try the Maple Bacon doughnut. Something sweet? Try the Cherry Cheesecake. Feeling adventurous? How about Sin Crunch then. With all these great options, I am getting hungry just writing about Diablo Doughnuts!



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