November 28th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
Where: Lyric Opera House
When: December 20th,2013
It is a Christmas classic! Get in the holiday spirit and come see Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Watch the BSO and the Baltimore School for the Arts dancers come together for this unprecedented collaboration. Full of magic and wonder, The Nutcracker plot takes place in Germany on Christmas Eve. Two children named Clara and Fritz Stahlbaum are enjoying their family party. Their godfather, a toymaker named Herr Drosselmeyer, gives the children gifts, and Clara loves her life-sized nutcracker doll. That night, the girl falls asleep under the Christmas tree and dreams of The Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy. After he turns into a prince, her toy brings her to an enchanted forest and the Land of Sweets, and they meet fairies and dancing snowflakes.
Enjoy the magic with The Nutcracker, this incredible family favourite, that really does have something for everyone.
For ticket information visit their website here!
November 27th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: Friday the 13th, from 8pm-midnight
Where: Federal Hill
What better way to spend Friday the thirteenth than at night in Federal Hill? Roam the streets as all your favorite Federal Hill shops stay open late offering specials, discounts and refreshments. Carolers strolling the streets, free gift wrapping, a perfect time to get your holiday shopping done! Visit local business to enter the Moonlight Madness Raffle for a goody bag filled with Federal Hill items. Start off early at 7pm with the lighting of the Christmas tree! Bring out your inner child and wait for Santa’s visit with hot chocolate and cookies!
For more information on this fun filled night visit this link here!
November 26th, 2013 by Samantha ChemaliWhat: Miracle on 34th Street
When: November 30th, 2013 to January 1st 2014
Where: 700 block of 34th street
Where most people think of the Christmas movie, Baltimore thinks lights! One block in Hampden, ironically the 34th street, puts on a Christmas light display that can be seen from blocks away. Inflatable snow globes, musical trains and blinking angles adorn the homes. The blocks’ residents hang outside selling cookies and taking donations for various charities and the true meaning behind the season overcomes you. Your best bet is to park the car and take walk with all the traffic coming in!
Check out the website for more information on this magical experience!
November 25th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
What: Matisse’s Marguerite: Model Daughter
When: September 18, 2013 – January 19, 2014
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art presents a special exhibition of prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures that provide a fascinating glimpse of Henri Matisse’s relationship with his only daughter, Marguerite. On view September 18, 2013 – January 19, 2014, Matisse’s Marguerite: Model Daughter brings together more than 40 works from the BMA and other public and private collections to show Marguerite over the course of 45 years. Matisse made more portraits of his daughter than of all the other members of his family combined. He often shows a strong personal absorption with the character of his daughter—and reveals something about himself in the process of creating his art.
For more information visit the BMA website
November 23rd, 2013 by Justin Thomas
When: Thursday November 28th, 8:30PM
Whenever the Ravens and Steelers play, you’re always bound to see a hard-fought, competitive and violent football game. This year, though, this game has playoff implications. Read the rest of this entry »
November 22nd, 2013 by Justin Thomas
Ross graduated from Loyola in 1995 and played lacrosse as a defender for the Hounds for three years. Ross even started his coaching career in 1995 as an undergraduate assistant coach for the Greyhounds.
Ross has also coached at the University of Denver and Princeton University, but was most recently an assistant coach for the Denver Outlaws, an MLL team who went 14-0 last year with Ross on staff.
Ross has said, “It is an honor to be named the first head coach in Florida Launch history,” and we certainly wish him all the best. For more information on the MLL and the Florida Launch, visit the website here.
November 22nd, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi
Concepts: Advanced Audio Editing for Loops, Mic Awareness for Live Recording
This was an abbreviated week, so we focused mainly on reviewing concepts from previous weeks while also discussing some of the ‘unseen’ studio skills regarding awareness of one’s surroundings while working with live mics. Throughout the last several weeks I’ve been providing tips to the students while they are recording. These are usually centered around awareness while recording, such as making sure one is aware of touching the mic cables while they are recording as this causes a ‘spike’ in the recording. Some of the other concepts that we’ve been practicing include making sure that they are at an acceptable and consistent distance from the mics, and also making sure we practice talking in loud and confident voices so that there is less need to boost the gain after the recording. The students have been improving in these areas over the weeks, and this was a time to check in on their progress and review these ‘hidden’ skills that have been improving.
We also delved further into the realm of loop editing and the process of cutting sounds and segments from a larger audio file in order to create their own rhythms and grooves. The students ultimately will produce soundbeds for their own segments as well as an introduction for their own radio segment, and so this skill review was a great reminder of how far they’ve come and also helped clarify upcoming goals.
November 22nd, 2013 by Justin Thomas
In order to be honored as an NSCAA Academic Team, the cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The women had a team GPA of 3.42, and the men had a team GPA of 3.20
The Greyhounds were one of only 182 schools in the nation to have both their men’s and women’s programs officially recognized as NSCAA Academic teams.
Congrats to both the men’s and women’s soccer teams for their success both on the field and in the classroom. Way to represent Loyola well!
November 22nd, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: Thursdays-Saturdays between 3:00 and 6:30 pm. Check calendar for public tours, and call 202-683-8847 for private tours
Where: Meets near Jonestown (exact meeting location will be provided upon ticket purchase)
Take a walk with through Little Italy! An area rich with history and authentic Italian culture and cuisine. Meet the residents, shop owners and restaurateurs, and hear stories that make this neighborhood so culturally significant. You will enjoy different Italian specialties that have been passed down from generation to generation, and see important gathering spots as well as centers for sports and religion.
For $53 dollars you can be a part of this tour! Visit their website for more information.
November 21st, 2013 by Billy Dries
Kelly Burchard – The Neighbourhood – I Love You
While their album came out earlier this year, The Neighbourbood’s I Love You is just now making its way into my Top 25 Most Played iTunes playlist. Their motley crew of electric, hip-hop and indie rock sound is something that is hard not to like. All the tracks on I Love You flow into each other so smoothly, and while this isn’t necessarily the album that makes you want to get up and dance, it is definitely worth a listen to, if you haven’t already.