Museum Monday: Maryland Historical Society

April 18th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

The Maryland Historical Society is full of antique American gems. Currently the museum is showing the exhibit: Maryland’s National Treasures, which was collaboration between the Maryland Historical Society and Maryland State Archives. It features swords, uniforms and life-size portraits of American Revolutionary heroes. The Historical Society is also currently showing With an Artistic Eye: Folk Art at the MHS, which displays history through painting, sculpture, jewelry and furniture.

The MHS is additionally hosting the most comprehensive Civil War exhibit in MD, which includes 3-D videos and personal stories. It’s their largest Civil War exhibit yet! Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 40 for 4.18.11

April 14th, 2011 by Eric Loose

School days are dwindling down, the temperature is steadily rising, and to reflect this, our list takes on a more summery approach! So, perhaps while you’re out tanning, put on The Strokes’ awesome new record or their single “Under Cover of Darkness.” Or, maybe while exercising out in the hot weather, listen to The Dodos’ No Color? And after that’s all done, relax in the air conditioning with Low’s (as seen up top) slow-paced slowcore album C’Mon. Read the rest of this entry »

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President’s Cup: First Round (JHU & Medfield)

April 13th, 2011 by Kate Marshall

On Saturday April 9, the Inaugural President’s Cup Baltimore City High School Baseball Tournament officially began! First at Medfield Park, Mount Saint Joseph High School faced off against  St. Frances, and Mt. St. Joe’s came out on top. The second game at Medfield featured Frederick Douglass High School and Gilman School, in which Gilman was named victorious. Over at John Hopkins University, Friends School of  Baltimore won their game against Paul Laurence Dunbar High and Boys’ Latin School of Maryland was able to overcome Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School.

First Round Games

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Movie Night: Pirate Radio

April 13th, 2011 by Amanda Nolan

This Thursday April 14 WLOY is hosting another Movie Night in the Reading Room. This time, we’ll be showing the 2009 comedy, Pirate Radio. Directed and written by Richard Curtis, the film’s ensemble cast features Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifan, Nick Frost, and Kenneth Branagh. Set in 1966, Pirate Radio follows the journey of one boat’s diverse crew that broadcasts rock and pop music to the United Kingdom under a pirate radio station called “Radio Rock.” British authorities will attempt to shut this illegal station down, but it takes a lot of effort to shut off the music for this rambunctious, seafaring company.

WLOY will also be giving away tickets to a series of upcoming shows at Ramshead Live, so make sure to stop by the Reading Room at 9PM!

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Wacky Wednesday: Privateer Day

April 13th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

Saturday, April 16th Fell’s Point revisits its roots. Fell’s may have a raging night life, but more importantly the area has an incredible historic lineage tracing to the 1700’s. Fell’s Point Privateer Day celebrates this heritage. The event goes from 11a.m to 6p.m and is chock full of Privateery fun!

If you’re wondering what a privateer is, so was I. It’s different than a pirate. Privateers are given orders from the government to attack ships, a license to rob type of set up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

April 12th, 2011 by Eric Loose

As difficult as it is to believe, there was a time in history when Explosions in the Sky’s brand of post-rock was novel, exciting. Then again, other fresh ideas at the time of The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place’s release included the launch of iTunes and the U.S. planning an invasion of Iraq… dating the post-rockers, but not as much as the troupe of copy-cats have dated them. Point is, it’s been a while since EITS were in the heyday of sprawling, simplistic, post-rock masterpieces. Oh, how far they’ve fallen. It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention— this makes sense in regards to Take Care, Take Care, Take Care because it’s an album devoid Read the rest of this entry »

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Tourism Tuesday: The Maryland Zoo

April 12th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

It’s sunny, warm and you’re looking for a way to spend the day. How about hanging out with some elephants? The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is a fantastic place for a spring trip.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is a terrific tourist destination. Grab some ice cream and saunter around looking at lions, penguins, reptiles and more. After having the joyous experience of viewing and adoring animals, hop over to the giraffe feeding station to make a new lanky yellow friend. Read the rest of this entry »

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NBA Playoffs 2011

April 11th, 2011 by Jake Hagelin

As the NBA Playoffs are approaching in the next couple of weeks, some teams in both conferences are getting prepared to take on the defending champions: the Los Angeles Lakers.  The Los Angeles Lakers have won the past two title in the 2009 and the 2010 seasons.  Which team will attempt to make a push in the 2011 playoffs to knock off the defending champs?  There are many teams that are capable of beating the Lakers, but come playoff time the Lakers have shown to excel against competition.  Stopping a two time defending champion during the playoffs is not an easy task, but some teams will look to make a stand come the post season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Museum Monday: American Visionary Art Museum

April 11th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

The American Visionary Art Museum is always a quality museum outing. Full of quirky art and crazy shenanigans the museum provides visitors a chance to view something interesting and abnormal. Currently the museum is featuring the exhibit, “What Makes Us Smile?” which takes an interesting look at happy human emotion.

‘Smile’ was created by an all-star line up. The instillation is a brainchild of Matt Groening, creator of the Simpson’s, artist Gary Panter, a set designer for Pee Wee’s Playhouse and the museum’s founder, Rebecca Hoffberger. The exhibit features works by 90 artists. They’ve got cartoons, 3-D fun, scientific surprises and spunky art. The Visionary Art Museum is full of spanking cool art, and ‘What Makes Us Smile’ is a rad exhibit to check out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sports Saturday: Baltimore Orioles

April 9th, 2011 by mjwilliams2

The baseball gods must have been looking out for Marylanders on opening day at Camden Yards, as gorgeous weather graced Birdland, allowing the Orioles to defeat the Tigers 5-1. With a current record of 4-0, things seem to be looking up for the Birds, however; it is way too early in the season to get a little cocky. That’s why the Orioles need all the support they can get, as devoted fans are the ones that carry them on towards even more victories. Come down on April 18th to cheer on the Orioles as they return home to take on Minnesota. The game starts at 7:05pm, but we all know the crowd will gather at Pickles way earlier than that. Get your ticket, throw on some orange, and start screaming at the top of your lungs. Let’s keep this going Orioles! Read the rest of this entry »

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