Sports Saturday: Orioles FanFest

February 1st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

600x400_BAL_fanfest_2014_v2_nasatt9v_vwrk3wcrWhat: Orioles FanFest

Where: Baltimore Convention Center

When: February 1st , 2014

Want to meet your favorite Orioles players? Come out to the Baltimore Convention Center today! This annual FanFest celebration will include appearances by current and former Orioles players, autograph sessions, Q&A forums with players, clinics for children and memorabilia dealers.

For ticketing information visit the website here!


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What Is The WLOY Staff Listening To?

January 31st, 2014 by Billy Dries

Lorde-Team-deidah-dereon1Kat O’Brien – Lorde – “Team” – Pure Heroine – 

The world’s new favorite New Zealander, Lorde, has been topping charts internationally with her first album, Pure Heroine. Although her first single, Royals, is arguably her most popular, I would say that her song “Team” deserves equal or more praise. Give it a listen and your ears are almost guaranteed to enjoy.


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RadioEdu Second Semester: Week 2

January 31st, 2014 by Jonathan Prozzi

This week’s sessions were canceled due to snow, so I’ve decided to include some pieces that the students have finished but hadn’t been posted!


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Food Fridays: Cake Workshop

January 31st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

valentine550What: Cake Workshop

Where: Charm City Cakes

When: February 1st, 15th, 22nd

Want to learn how to make gorgeous cakes? Come to one of these workshops and learn how the professionals bake! They are offering a Penguin Fun class, Valentine’s Class and a Peony Class. Take your pick and learn the art of fondanting, airbrushing and take your cake home!

For ticketing information check out their website here!

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The 56th Annual Grammy Awards and Performances on Review

January 30th, 2014 by Rachel

kclifestyle.com56grammyThis year’s Grammy Award Ceremony was pretty spectacular. Most would be surprised that it was even an award show. Over the course of nearly 4 hours, 82 winners took home awards, but the viewers at home were shown 10 of those 82. The rest of the evening’s broadcast was musical performances. But I really can’t complain. Here are some of the high light performances in my opinion, in no particular order. The performance rooster was stacked and action packed. The Grammys opened with Beyonce and Jay-Z performing a single of her recently dropped, self-titled album “Drunk in Love.” It was killer. Between her rotating stage and their flawless vocal performance, their understated performance allowed their talent to shine and it was a great way to start the show. The  next stand out performance was just as grand, but it a more spectacular way.

Katy Perry performed her hit “Dark Horse” from her 2013 album Prism with Juicy J. Her spooky set and amazing acrobatic choreography were incredible. Plus she sounded great and it was awesome to hear trap music being able to command the stage.  She was a real crowd pleaser, and when Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performing a mash-up of M.A.A.D City and Radioactive, in crisp white outfits and stellar drums, people swooned. They murdered their performance and it ended the way a typical Color Run does.

The mother of all mothers, the most amazing collaboration to grace the stage of the Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell, Niles Rodgers and Steve Wonder with their Get Lucky Medley. It was all sorts of amazing and perfection. Another awesome collaboration took us back to the roots of country as Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton took the stage. They all sounded great and the performance felt heart-felt. Plus it was awesome that they sang “Momma, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.”

P!NK (shout out to our shared home county, Bucks, PA) was simply wondrous. She shows up Cirque du Soleil with her aerial-acro! She went on to share the stage with Nate Ruess from FUN. and the duo performed their Grammy nominated song, ” Just Give Me a Reason.”  Where as Lorde delivered a very understated performance. Lorde performed her Grammy award winning “Royals” of her debut album, Pure Heroine. Her finger tips were dipped in black and she did her cool, weird dancing. I liked it. And when she won her surprise and appreciation was sweet and genuine. Her staccato performance was followed by a heart-warming performance by country newbie, Hunter Hayes.

John Legend was simple and beautiful. His performance of “All of Me” was elegant and his beautiful wife was in his line of vision the entire time, making everyone watching jealous of her. While when Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr took to the stage, we were given everything you can ask for from a Grammys performance. It was upbeat and fun, and Paul’s piano was awesome.

The last, but certainly not least, performance that was note-worthy, was that off Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert and Madonna. The performed “Same Love” while Queen Latifah officiated the marriages of 33 couples of all genders, races and sexual orientations. It was quite beautiful to watch and a pretty incredible feat. It was inspiring to watch 33 couple share their love with us. Mary Lambert was simple fantastic and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who took home four Grammys including best new artist, were awesome.


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Theater Thursdays: Chaplin’s Back!

January 30th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Screen shot 2014-01-28 at 12.15.56 PMWhat: Chaplin –  The Idle Class and The Kid 

Where: The Meyerhoff 

When: January 30th, 31st, and February 1st

2014 marks the centennial of the appearance of the Little Tramp on the silver screen. To celebrate, the BSO presents a pairing of classic 1920’s Charlie Chaplin films. One of his final short subjects, The Idle Class, features Chaplin in a dual role. And Charlie adopts the five-year-old Jackie Coogan in his first feature, The Kid. A film with a smile. And perhaps a tear. Jack Everly conducts the music from Chaplin’s films, written nearly 50 years after their release.

For pricing information visit the website here.


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Top 20 Tracks of 1.26.14

January 29th, 2014 by Billy Dries

51u2vUoG6CL._SL500_AA280_Check out this week’s Top 20 tracks. There are a bunch of familiar names, but if you look closely you’ll find new music from Dum Dum Girls, Broken Bells, and Thumpers. 

Check back every week for new releases, and a constantly updated list of current tracks that we love at WLOY.
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Wacky Wednesdays:4th Annual Chili Cook-Off

January 29th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

chili-22What: Chili Cook-Off

When: March 9th, 2014

Where: Church of the Resurrection 

Have a love for chili? Come to this annual Chili cook-off, eat good food and raise money! 15 local congregations will compete at the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City to see whose chili recipe can raise the most money for Bridges to Housing Stability, an organization that helps families on the verge of homelessness. Each congregation will provide samples of their unique recipe and guests will vote on their favorites by placing cash and checks in tip jars.

For more information check out this link here!

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Tourism Tuesday: Woman of Two Worlds

January 28th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

XX.5.78 Madame Jerome (Elizabeth Patterson) Bonaparte (1785-1879What: Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy

Where: The Maryland Historical Society

When: Now through June 9th, 2o14

The Maryland Historical Society presents “Woman of Two Worlds:” Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy, an exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. On view from June 9, 2013 – June 9, 2014, the “Woman of Two Worlds:” Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy exhibit marks the first time the Maryland Historical Society has featured a exhibition exclusively devoted to a historical female figure. The exhibition includes silver, porcelain, paintings, textiles, jewelry, manuscripts and furniture associated with Elizabeth and her descendants. Of particular note are a collection of extraordinary French porcelain purchased by Elizabeth in Paris around 1815, forty examples of silver used by Elizabeth and her descendents, Elizabeth’s pearl and garnet tiara and other jewelry, and one of her “scandalous” dresses in the French-style. In total, more than 100 objects will be on view in the exhibition. In addition, one of the jewels of the show is a portrait of Elizabeth by Gilbert Stuart that remains in private hands. The breathtaking painting will be on loan to the MdHS for the duration of the exhibition.

For more information visit the website here!

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WLOY Coffeehouse Presents: Eliza Doering and The Penny Black

January 27th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh

penny_black_1Come hangout and watch 4 piece Pop-Folk-Rock-Blues band, Eliza Doering and The Penny Black, from the Boston and Baltimore area. Come and enjoy good music and snacks this Thursday night! Check them out here.

When: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Where: Reading Room

Time:9-11 pm

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