October 22nd, 2012 by The Professor
Sheena Easton graces an intimate stage in Hanover
-by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman
`80’s singing sensation Sheena Easton came to Hanover, Maryland, on October 18, 2012. All dolled up in a tight black pantsuit, she no longer flaunts her sexy attributes, now projecting a subtle matronly image on stage these days. However, her accent is just as saucy and alluring still fueling Easton’s ageless feminine magnetism.
Not exactly a disco-pop-rocker these days, Easton has switched stage gears appearing as a casual cabaret act. Joe Sparker is the tour’s musical director handling keyboards and backing vocals. Her support musicians are Dave Hart on guitar, Eric Tewalt on Saxophone, flute and backing vocals, Phillip Ingram on vocals, and hometown champion Earl Campbell on drums.
Easton jovially interacted with the house crowd talking openly about herself, her popular singing career, and her displeasure about aging with her 54th birthday looming soon on the horizon. She eagerly thanked everyone for coming out on a school night to party with her in concert. After she paused in performance to sip her tea, she quipped it was from Long Island.
Easton’s repertoire contained several cover songs. She even commented herself confirming that it had been quite a while since she had a hit single cresting on the top of the charts. Both Easton and Phillip Ingram shared duet vocals on a couple of love ballads together. Her engaging personae was sprightly and sparked spontaneous laughter throughout the Thursday night with her loyal fans.
Easton polled the patrons on whether she should sing her slutty songs on stage. They roared in approval for her to do so. Unfortunately, her lackluster dance-beat medley of “U Got The Look”, “Sugar Walls” and “The Glamorous Life” was rather disappointing in delivery. It was her signature Top 40 hits that were the highlights of her appearance. The vivacious “Strut”, “Morning Train”, and 007 classic “For Your Eyes Only” were truly the tiptop tunes of the entire evening.
Rams Head Center Stage is essentially a brand new venue that opened recently in Anne Arundel County. However, there were some impaired visual blind spots depending on far from center view one was seated inside. The show went on too quickly really, but a splendid time was had by all, and her audience clearly enjoyed themselves seeing their beloved icon.
Sheena Easton, Rams Head Center Stage, Hanover, Maryland October 18, 2012 setlist: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher * Almost Over You * The Lover In Me * How Deep Is The Ocean * How Sweet It Is * U Got The Look > Sugar Walls > The Glamorous Life * We’ve Got Tonight * Strut * In The Winter * Say A Little Prayer > House Is Not A Home > One Less Bell To Answer * Telefone (Long Distance Affair) * 9 To 5 (Morning Train) * Anyway * For Your Eyes Only
October 20th, 2012 by Joelle Hernandez
Join Options as they find the Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary on October 27, 2012. The cost is $20.The mission of Options is to broaden the Loyola student experience through activities that allow students to meet new people, make lasting friendships, and build a meaningful community without drinking. All Options-sponsorsed events are open to every student of the Loyola community. To join Options and for more information visit their website.
October 20th, 2012 by Christa Constantine
Back in 2010, we posted a poll right here on WLOY.org about Loyola students’ favorite live artist. Well, let’s do it again! Who’s the best, and who’s the worst? Who would you take on an entire Spartan army to see? Let us know here, or post to our Facebook!
October 18th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez
Saturdays, October 20 at 2:30 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, Poe Room. 400 Cathedral Street
This event honors the winners of the 2012 Baltimore City Senior Citizens Poetry Contest. The winners of the Bcontest are Barbara Morrison, first place; Helen Szymkowiak, second place; Kate Richardson, third place; and Mary Dozier, honorable mention. They will read from their winning entries at this Free Fall Baltimore event. Carla Dupree, one of the contest judges, will present a special tribute to her friend Lucille Clifton, former Maryland poet laureate.
October 17th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney
3pm on Saturdays it’s Chris Sweeney and his Local Music Spotlight show.
This week’s playlist:
FrenemiesWaiting for the Ambulance
Fractal CatThe Calling
Sri AurobindoMy Luv is Stoned
Witch HatBlood People
Errant StrikeCaviar is Caviar, Helium is Not
Shark WeekIf You Want Me to Stay (For a While)
Zu ShapesSpeak in Sheets
Bill CallahanRococo Zephyr
October 17th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny
Sunday’s Week 7 matchup between the Ravens and Texans can make or break our beloved Ravens season. Though we are still in the first half of the regular season, the outcome of this game may foreshadow the future of our post season. Brandishing a just recently blemished record of 5-1, the Texans lead the AFC South, making them a clear obstacle for the Ravens in their quest for the AFC title.
Will Ray Rice and the Ravens muscle their way to the end zone in Houston? Only one way to find out. Tune into CBS at 1pm on October 21st to see the Ravens take on the Texans at Reliant Stadium!
October 16th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez
October 20, 2012 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
West Shore Park
300-400 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Join Waterfront Partnership for the 5th Annual Harbor Harvest on Saturday, October 20th from 10am to 2pm at West Shore Park. This free, family-friendly event will feature live music by Recess Monkey, an IKEA urban pumpkin patch, a hay maze, pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, face painting, games, arts and crafts, food trucks, drinks and more! RSVP for a free Harbor Harvest tote bag for kids (while supplies last). Harbor Harvest is sponsored by IKEA and Harborplace & The Gallery.
The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, October 21st.
October 15th, 2012 by Christa Constantine
Hey! Remember how we gave away tickets to Passion Pit the other night? Well, we’re feeling generous again, so we’re giving away tickets to see BEN KWELLER at the 9:30 Club THIS FRIDAY October 19th! Now, we know it’s fall break, but this is a FREE concert? Why would you want to pass it up?? Keep listening to WLOY, follow us on Twitter, and friend us on Facebook to find out how to win! If you don’t win, follow the link on the ticket giveaway list to purchase a pair or two!
October 14th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is working on a long-term plan for its pool system. YOU are a critical part of this process. Discuss current conditions of the pools and strategies for improvements. Join us for one of four public meetings.
For more information, visit diveinbaltimore.com.
October 13th, 2012 by Joelle Hernandez
Find out how food can affect your mood and ways to enhance mental clarity, improve energy, and overall sense of well being through your nutrition. This event will take place on October 17, 2012 at MAC Harbor East. The cost is $10. Go here for more information.