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April 25th, 2012 by The Professor

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Ronny Wood If You Let Him

April 24th, 2012 by The Professor

R&R Hall of Fame inductee Ronald David Wood fires up his axe

-by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman


Congratulations are in order for Ron Wood. Woody has turned the corner reinventing his soap-opera drama life of the last few years into that of a productive musician trouncing the stage at the top of his trade. After two long decades of absence from the American circuit as a solo artist, Woody accepted an invitation to appear in Atlantic City at The Grand ballroom on April 21, 2012.

Ronnie Wood and Friends comprised an extraordinary caliber of seasoned musicians who are all lifelong friends of the infamous Rolling Stones guitarist. Vocalist Bernard Fowler, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, drummer Steve Jordan, organist Andy Wallace, and bassist Willie Weeks collectively enhanced Woody’s performance delivering a singularly exciting one-off jam session that decisively rocked the intimate venue.

Woody’s Saturday night setlist showcased songs that had a foundation rooted in rhythm and blues grooves. The masterful band routinely shifted gears flawlessly from rock to blues to reggae to ballads to funk and climaxed with a popular Faces rocker belted by Fowler on vocals.

The incendiary setlist chosen by Wood was a interesting mix of diverse material blending his participatory past with The Faces and tenure as a Rolling Stone with a few selections from his own solo endeavors in a killer stage presentation. The powerful impact of the fine-tuned musicians delivered the perfect performance everyone had been hoping to enjoy.

Major league fans flew into Sin City of the Eastern seaboard from all over the country and many more from foreign destinations as well. Stoners have been jonesing for a stage fix since August 2007, and Ronnie provided the perfect live music prescription. Woody was fit, trim and looked the picture of health. Raising his fists in defiance before Father Time, Ronnie will reach his 65th birthday on June 1st ready to rock for as long as he chooses to do so.

Exactly one weekend beforehand in Cleveland, Ron Wood was inducted for the second time into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Faces along with bandmates drummer Kenny Jones, keyboardist Ian McLagan, and vocalist Rod Stewart. Faces fans had been looking forward to a long overdue Faces reunion performance but unfortunately, Stewart was stranded by doctor’s orders to remain grounded from flying on a bedrest regimen.

Recently, Ron Wood found himself in hotwater with chief Glimmer Twin Mick Jagger for being misquoted in the mischievous media regarding whether The Rolling Stones had plans on regrouping in the studio to commence recording a new album with the band’s 50th anniversary looming soon on July 12, 2012.

Speculation on a Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour is now forecast to be undertaken in 2013. It has been wildly rumored that retired bassist Bill Wyman will rejoin Jagger, Richards, Watts and Wood for a world tour that will feature multiple dates in selected global cities.

Ron Wood, The Grand Ballroom, Atlantic City, April 21, 2012 setlist: Am I Groovin’ You * Cindy Incidentally * Thing About You * Seven Days * Sweetness My Weakness * Black Limousine * I Gotta See * Losing You * Oh La La * Spoonful * Flying * Statesboro Blues (Chuck Leavell on vocals) * It’s Only Rock’n Roll (But I Like It) * Dance (Part 1) * Worried Life Blues * Stay With Me

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Museum Monday: Thomas the Tank Engine

April 23rd, 2012 by The Professor

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is chugging into the B&O Railroad Museum for Day Out With Thomas™: Mystery on the Rails Tour 2012. Thomas fans are invited to come spend the day with their favorite No. 1 engine. For over 66 years, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends. This year, Day Out With Thomas will visit more than 45 cities in the United States and Canada and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers in 2012.

Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled and exciting way for children and adults to enter the world of Thomas & Friends. Day Out With Thomas provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride on a 15-ton replica of Thomas & have their pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway. The tour provides a unique, interactive family experience at every station, offering a variety of entertaining activities that reflect the local flavor of each stop. Different forms of entertainment – from petting zoos, miniature golf, and bounce houses to face-painting and magic shows – make each Day Out With Thomas event special. In addition, every location has a Thomas & Friends Imagination Station with Thomas-themed activities including stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts, and a Thomas storytelling and video viewing area. Running from April 27 through May 6 from 9:00am-4:00pm at the B&O Railroad Museum.

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Pardon the Mess…

April 23rd, 2012 by The Professor

We had a bad web server failure, and we broke the first rule of websites:
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Tourism Tuesday: Decanter Wine Festival

April 17th, 2012 by The Professor

To celebrate Maryland wine and horse racing, attend the Decanter Wine Festival happening April 21 and 22, 2012 from 12PM-6PM at the Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes. This is an event you won’t want to miss, combining the traditions of Maryland wine and Maryland horse racing.

Enjoy a unique infield view of live horse races, samples of fine Maryland wine, great food, and wine & equine focused arts & crafts at Pimlico Race Course. Enjoy and bet on live turf and dirt racing throughout the day from the unique perspective of Pimlico’s infield.

Upgrade to a “Decanter Pass” and take home a beautiful full sized wine glass and try samples of premier wines from each winery.

Pimlico Race Course is 
located at 5201 Park Heights Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21215

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Third Eye Blind Interview

April 14th, 2012 by The Professor

Interviewed by campus media members after their campus show.

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Easy Star All Stars Interview

April 11th, 2012 by The Professor

Interviewed by Billy Dries ’14.

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Tourism Tuesday: 1812 Bicentennial Events

April 10th, 2012 by The Professor

Fighting for Freedom! The Bicentennial is given a dramatic kickoff with a new play commemorating the start of the War of 1812

Kick off the War of 1812 Bicentennial at Fort McHenry in dramatic fashion with a performance of “Fighting for Freedom!” The first public performance will be held on April 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Additional performances will be held on April 23 and 24 at 10:00 a.m at Fort McHenry and April 27 at the Maryland Historical Society at 6:00 p.m. In a collaborative effort between the Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland Historical Society, and National Park Service, the production includes three scenes about the beginning of America’s Second War for Independence. This production is free of charge as part of National Parks Week and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

The production includes three original scenes that include the people history textbooks leave out:

“A Just War?” Experience the infamous Baltimore riots of 1812 in which thousands of angry citizens violently persecuted opponents of the war. Consider the attitudes of everyday citizens of Baltimore, black and white, free and enslaved, and discover why Americans were so bitterly divided over the conflict.

“Off to War!” The War of 1812 began with a series of invasions into Canada. Witness the romance and enthusiasm for a “quick war” gradually die as the conflict wears on. Learn the fate of “the Baltimore Boys” on the Niagara frontier and see how the war in Canada affected those back home.

“A Nest of Pirates” Listen in at a Fell’s Point Coffeehouse to hear the experiences of an African-American sailor, a privateering merchant, and a patient wife. Hear tales of swashbuckling sea captains who were the Pride of Baltimore and thumbed their noses at the world famous Royal Navy.

For Website: Fighting for Freedom! The Bicentennial is given a dramatic kickoff with a new play commemorating the start of the War of 1812.

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A Saint Patty’s Musical Wish: The Irish Rovers Live

April 6th, 2012 by The Professor

The Irish Rovers share their charm to entertain loyal fans

by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman

2012 is being touted as signifying the numeral 50. There’s quite a collection of musicians celebrating their Silver Anniversary as musicians on stage. The Beach Boys, The Moody Blues, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, The Quarrymen, Status Quo, Roger Daltrey, Bob Dylan, Eric Burdon, Van Morrison, and Phil Lesh are all ready to hit the road to entertain their individual fan constituencies.

Rumors are rife that The Who anticipate launching another tour performing their 1973 mod-rock opus Quadrophenia later in the year. Still British contemporaries like Ray Davies, Jack Bruce, and The Yardbirds are presently in between touring engagements. July 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of England’s enduring export: The Rolling Stones. The word is that the classic rock icons will tour anew in 2013 now.

The Irish Rovers formed initially in 1963, but 2012 is curiously identified as their 47th Anniversary year. Two original members remain, George Millar on acoustic guitar and Wilcil McDowell on accordion. Bassist Ian Millar is the son of retired founding member Joe Millar. Sean O’Driscoll plays banjo and mandolin, and Fred Graham plays bodhran and drums. John Reynolds was absent from the stage lineup at the Barns of Wolf Trap for this date.

Appearing in Vienna, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, The Irish Rovers performance perfectly prefaced the impending Saint Patrick’s Day holiday on the immediate weekend. The band was promoting their recently released album Drunken Sailor. They delivered a total of seven salty songs on stage from their new disc.

The in-between-song banter and spirited interaction among the musicians was highlighted by a series of amusing exchanges and shared roadweary tales from their global touring experiences. Although the group attracts an exceedingly elderly audience, the rousing ethnic instrumental reels of The Irish Rovers engage the energy of the spectators who clap in time to the jaunty jigs.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic which struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912, George Millar composed a moving memorial to the Irish shipbuilders in Belfast who constructed the pride of the White Star Line and the 1507 souls who lost their lives a century ago within the waves of the chilling Atlantic waters.

The Canadian gents dusted off three tunes from their 1967 record including the title track “The Unicorn”, which was an uncommon hit for a folk song all those years ago. The biggest surprise of the evening was a cover of “Lily The Pink” taken to Number One in England by The Scaffold with Mike McGear in 1968.

With the modern miracle of advances in medicine, people leading health conscious lives, and the physical stamina to perform live, it’s a true blessing that seasoned musicians who continue to age also continue to tour. Every band in this demography has either lost members to retirement or death sadly. You are as young as you feel and good vibrations will surely keep us all young for many years to come!

The Irish Rovers, Barns of Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA, March 14, 2012 setlist: Irish Rover * Boys Of Belfast * Ireland Boys Hurray * The Gracehill Fair * Dan The Cobbler > I Will If I Can * Brady Of Strabaney * Whistling Gypsy * Lewis Bridal Song * Sweet Anne * Willie Hunter > Dennis Murphy * The Titanic * Lily The Pink * intermission * The Orange And The Green * Dear Ould Ireland * When The Wife Is Mad * The Girls Of Derry * Black Velvet Band * Shamrock Shore * The Clare Hornpipe > Reconciliation * Whores And Hounds * The Unicorn * Dark Island > The Mason’s Apron * The Dublin Pub Crawl * Encore: The Drunken Sailor

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Tourism Tuesday: Privateer Day 2012

April 3rd, 2012 by The Professor

Famous Fell’s Point is holding its 8th annual privateer day on April 21, 2012. Walk the plank for Adventure at Fell’s Point 2012 Privateer Day with live entertainment and music, vendors, tall ships, a War of 1812 Pier, adult “grog garden,” special pirate appearances, children’s entertainment & activities pier, the Urban Pirates’ ship “Fearless” rides, night-time Pyrate Invasion Pub specials and much more!

Dive into the Thames Street Grog Garden in Thames Street Park serving your favorite ales and live music from 12-6 PM. Privateer Day is a festival that will be enjoyed by the young and old. So come on out and join the fun! Rain or shine.

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