Silopanna 2012 – A Review of Sorts

August 15th, 2012 by Christa Constantine


Silopanna Festival was this weekend, so two amazing WLOY volunteers – Tenley, our photographer, and Brennan, our field reporter – and I took the trip to Annapolis to check out the set. The festival had a sort of mature feel to it; most of the attendees were older, and many were hippies. As we walked around, we took note of the atmosphere, highlighted by a giant lumberjack statue at the front of the fairground, public cornhole games, and Bud Light Limes.

We all know the headliners – CAKE, Citizen Cope, G. Love & Special Sauce – but what we were really looking forward to was the local acts. However, being three different people, we fittingly formulated three different accounts of the day, translated below.


Most Anticipated: Sweet Leda.  They played at Loyola back in the spring as part of WLOY’s Thursday night concert series, and I was looking for something even fuller and more fun than what they had to offer last semester.  And, with easier access to booze, I anticipated some awkward onstage banter as well.

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Wacky Wednesday – Plants and People

August 15th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

Rawlings Conservatory
Sunday, August 19th

Every Sunday, Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens hosts ‘Plants and People,’ a family-friendly event that seeks to increase participants’ understanding of plants and their relationship with humans. This Sunday, August 19th, the theme is ‘Investigating Insects.’ Children can experience hands-on gardening projects while learning about proper care for plants. The session will cover the basics of plant care with regards to the interaction between plants and insects. Hands-on craft activity will be followed by story time.

For more information, visit

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Roomrunner Interview

August 14th, 2012 by The Professor

Chris Sweeney sat down with the guys in Baltimore’s Roomrunner band to talk about their EP and upcoming release Inner Cities and more.

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Local Music Spotlight Show #8

August 10th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

3pm every Friday it’s Chris Sweeney and his Local Music Spotlight show. This week’s playlist:

Artist Song iTunes Amazon
1 Lower Dens Brains
2 Beach House Apple Orchard
3 Errant Strike We Will Remain Raw
4 Madame Brown MICA
5 Private Eleanor Down Waterview
6 Midway Fair Don Quixote’s Deathbed Conversation With Sancho Panza
7 Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good The Runaround
8 Secret Mountains Make Love Stay
10 Chester Endersby Gwazda Globes
11 Weekends Raingirls

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Theater Thursday: Shakespeare in the Meadow

August 9th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

The Evergreen Museum and Library
4545 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory returns to the Evergreen Museum & Library this summer with a comedy: the Taming of the Shrew. Spend a summer night, enjoying a Shakespearean classic in the Meadow, surrounded by the museum’s breathtaking landscape. Tell your family, your friends, or your neighbors because this is a performance you don’t want to miss! Also, this event is BYOS (Bring your own seat) so don’t forget your favorite lawn chair or blanket.

For show dates and times, visit the company’s website and for discounted tickets, email your reservation to

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Wacky Wednesday: Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion

August 8th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

1st Mariner Arena
201 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Prepare to be wowed as Cirque du Soleil’s critically acclaimed show, Dralion, makes an appearance at Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena Aug. 22-26. Experience a blend of Eastern and Western culture as acrobats soar through the air on hoops or bounce to new heights on the trampoline.

This performance is sure to be a blast for the entire family, jam-packed with decorative costumes from Asia and Africa, spectacular acts, and a whole new cast of characters.

For tickets, visit the show’s website.

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AM and Shawn Lee in DC – Win Tickets from WLOY!

August 7th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

AM and Shawn Lee AM and Shawn Lee are coming to the Montserrat House in DC, and you could win tickets just by listening, following us on Twitter, or liking our Facebook page! The show is on August 30th. Keep checking back to find out how to win!

WLOY has tons of other opportunities to win! Be sure to stick with us in the fall!

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Tourism Tuesday: After Hours with the Animals

August 7th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217

Wish the zoo was open later? Well, you’re in luck! Thursdays in August, from 4-7pm, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will offer half price admission for visitors who wish to see the animals and exhibits after closing time. Enjoy a laid back zoo experience with family and friends as well as food and drink specials provided by the concession stands.

Support the zoo this Thursday by attending its After Hours with the Animals event. It’s sure to be a hoot!

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Museum Monday: AVAM’s Flicks from the Hill

August 6th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

Come picnic under the stars and catch a FREE film at AVAM‘s summer series, “Flicks from the Hill.” On Thursday nights, as the city lights begin illuminate the Baltimore skyline, you can watch a movie inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma. Also, unbeknownst to many, the museum offers free admission on movie nights from 5-9pm.

This week’s flick is none other than the animated comedy: The Triplets of Belleville. For more information or a complete listing of movies, visit the event’s page.

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Food Friday – Druid Hill Farmers Market

August 3rd, 2012 by Chris Sweeney









Wednesdays 3:30-7:30
Druid Hill Park

Every Wednesday through September 26, visit Druid Hill Park’s farmer’s market for local fruits and vegetables, free range meat and eggs, and fresh prepared foods. Aside from dozens of local vendors, you’ll find family-friendly activities like hay rides, arts and crafts, yoga, and live music. Come out and support local business while enjoying delicious food by the waterside.

For more information, call 443-469-8274 or visit

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